JILLIE SIMON IS AN ACTOR, SINGER-SONGWRITER, PRODUCER, WRITER AND DIRECTOR WHO PERFORMS IN FILM, THEATER, TELEVISION, CLUBS, CONCERT HALLS, FESTIVALS AND BENEFITS NATIONALLY AND INTERNATIONALLY.
Recent feature film credits include a principal role in rock-n-roll dramedy “The Incoherents”, with Annette O'Toole and Amy Carlson, (dir. Jared Barel), in which I play the bass player Keith's yogini girlfriend, in dramedy "Prince Harming", (writer-dir., Marianne Hettinger), playing the protagonists artsy, flirty neighbor, and indie drama "Beyond Adversity" (dir. Kaneesha Heath), in which I played the pregnant fiance of a war veteran with PTSD, all currently in post.
Other film and television credits include a lead role in indie feature "You Have the Right To Remain Violent (dir., multi-award-winning Roberto Monticello), roles in indie film "Confess", with Melissa Leo (writer-dir. Stefan Schaefer, Best Screenplay, Hampton Film Festival), Academy Award-winning film "A Beautiful Mind" (dir., Ron Howard), "Full Frontal with Samantha Bee", playing an anchorwoman (Trisha) on comedy web-series "Gail's New Boyfriend" (New Media Comedy) which will premiere on Amazon Prime (exact date TBA) and a 2 episode recurring role on "As The World Turns".
Improv includes shows at Upright Citizen's Brigade, UCBeast and at the NY Comedy Club (with Joy Newman's troupe The "Grown-Ups Playground")
I co-directed, co-produced and performed in two multi-award-winning music videos, "Legalize" and "So Many Ways (For Safe, Green, Sane Energy) prior to writing, co-directing, co-producing and playing the lead role in short film "Hungry", co-starring Oscar-nominee Eric Roberts. "Hungry" has won 8 awards (including three I've won for Best Actress and one for Best Performance in a Film), one Honorable Mention and 14 nominations in 23 festivals so far.
Off-Broadway, I performed at the NY Public Theater in "Blues", was in "Tony & Tina’s Wedding", and played Marilyn Monroe in Chris Savery’s "Marilyn”, with Jack Mulcahy as JFK, in Britfest 2005, directed by Jason Grant who said "outstanding... Her lead performance as Marilyn Monroe in Chris Savery's original play 'Marilyn' captivated the audience".
One of the highlights of my regional theater work was performing with Marlo Thomas at the Cleveland Playhouse. I also had the pleasure of performing with other luminaries such as Marion Seldes in a staged reading of a Pete Lemay play at the Players Club, Austin Pendleton at the Cornelia St. Cafe, Joyce Randolph at New Dramatists, and with Tom Wopat, playing his sixth wife, in a reading of a new Larry Beinhart (Wag The Dog") screenplay “Divorce” at the Directors Company, directed by Michael Parva. Some
Off-Off Broadway venues I've performed in include Theater For The New City, the Beckett Theater, Access Theater, and the Kraine Theater. I've performed improv shows at the Upright Citizen’s Brigade, UCBeast, and at the NY Comedy Club (with Joy Newman's troupe "Grownup's Playground").
-I've also been a Guest Performing Artist at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and Guest Acting teacher at John Pallotta's studio.
With current band, Musiciens Sans Frontieres and prior incarnation LOVE ALIEN (alternative rock), I've toured in Europe, the U.S. and the Middle East, played Yasgurs Farm in the Woodstock Delirium Concert (a Woodstock Reunion Concert, on the bill with Buzzy Linhart, Melanie and Country Joe), was on the bill with Deodato, Spacehog, Marky Ramone & the Intruders and opened for Dale Bozzio (of Missing Persons). Numerous benefits include the Salvation Army Benefit for Hurricane Katrina victims at Pier 66, NYC, a Benefit for IndyMedia (with Ricanstruction), and for the 9/11 Firefighters.
Music Video MSF's "Smells Like Teen Spirit", in which I was lead singer/performer, was the Official Selection of twelve film festivals worldwide (2009, 2010), and received three Best Music Video Awards. Music Video "Legalize" was the Official Selection at eleven film festivals, receiving four awards. And last music video "So Many Ways (for Safe, Green, Sane Energy)" (March 2012) was selected to six festivals, and won the Golden Reel Award at the Las Vegas Film Festival.
The song "Affection" off our previous album made it onto the Grammy 2008 Ballot.
--Songs I've co-written have been in indie film "Copy Shop", written and directed by seven time Emmy Award winning Director William Electric Black, (as-yet-unreleased black comedy in which I played a rock-n-roller who's killed her drummer), in web pilot "We Became The Enemy" (lead role of a performance-artist/bike messenger) and I was also commissioned to write the theme song for upcoming sci-fi thriller "Oscillator" by David Deak (still in development), in which I'm slated to play a principal role of a British radio astronomer.
to hear songs, go to HTTP://WWW.REVERBNATION.COM/TSMSF