"I worked with Jillie in "You Have the Right to Remain Violent" and she was not only a wonderful actress but a real pleasure to work with. I'd love to work with her again." -Roberto Monticello, multi- award-winning director
"Jillie Simon is up there with the great comedic actresses...her timing is spot-on, she is adorable in a quirky way that makes you adore her the more you look at her, and she's incandescent on stage, lighting it up with her fire (and fiery hair!) She can play lead, love interest, sidekick, neurotic sidekick or just plain funny with equal flair" - Diana Amsterdam, multi award-winning playwright, director, producer
Humor, wit, depth, complexity, Jillie is one of the rare artists I've met over the years who has it all. Equally impressive is her dedication to her craft and the way she truly cares about the character she's been assigned. I look forward to working with her again as soon as I can muster a role worthy of her skill. - John McKinney, playwright and Casting Director, Pomann Sound
"Great (work)... you have a quality that reminds me of Lesley Ann Warren."
- Scott Wojcik, Casting Director, Wojcik-Seay Casting
"Jillie Simon is an outstanding actress, singer & performance artist. Her lead performance as Marilyn Monroe in Chris Savery's original play 'Marilyn' captivated the audience". - Jason Grant, director, producer of BritFest
"It was such a pleasure working with Jillie Simon, who played a key role in my recent film, "Prince Harming! She brought such talent to the part, had researched and worked on it thoroughly, was wonderfully prepared and asked great questions in regards to the character, which actually helped me improve some dialogue in the script The fact that she's a wonderful storyteller and filmmaker herself, was just dynamite. Besides that, Jillie has the nicest personality and is such a team player, I can't wait to work with her again! - Marianne Hettinger, writer/director, President at Nani Film.
"Jillie's passion and indomitable spirit infuse her work as an actor. She is fearless - this is the most important quality to me when casting. This ability to bravely take chances infuses her work with an organic and lively character." - Nate Taylor - Director/Producer, Founder: Full Stealth Films
"Jillie Simon is a precious rarity among actors with whom I have worked. She is a skilled chameleon, a theatrical alchemist who can not only turn on a dime when given any direction, but who also brings her honed instincts and an incredible sensitivity to her work. Jillie blew me away at auditions and continued to amaze me during development and rehearsals of a play which hinged completely on the audience being able to relate to her very challenging protagonist role. She brought a wonderful vulnerability, charm and adorability to a difficult character, along with wonderful timing, lovely layered nuances, undeniable physical beauty and presence and last but not least, that amazing mega-watt smile. Jillie is a treasure, and so easy to work with, I give her 5 stars out of 5." - E. K. Deutsch, multi-award-winning playwright/director and Artistic Director of PIM Repertory Group.
" Jillie Simon is an artist of exceptional emotional and artistic intelligence and spot-on comic timing. Throughout the rehearsal process of a new play, her insightful questions and observations elucidated not only facets of her character, but also of the play as a whole. She's exceptionally dedicated, exceedingly well-prepared, and her approach to developing her characters is innovative and exciting. Jillie is a high-octane performer who infuses both rehearsal and performance with an energy and originality that is both refreshing and dazzling to watch. " - William McCauley, playwright
"As a playwright, I found Jillie to be an amazingly gifted actress. She's performed in two of my plays, Blind Date, where she had the lead, and To Protect the Poets, where she had a supporting role. One role was dramatic and one was comedic. In both cases, she made my characters come alive beyond what I had imagined. She squeezed every drop of comedy out of one part and, in the dramatic role, Jillie's performance was gripping and compelling. In both cases, the choices she made were excellent. Equally important, she is a joy to work with, a true professional and a kind, humane person. I would happily cast her in my future work. I recommend her wholeheartedly and without reservation. - John Doble, award-winning playwright
“Jillie is a talented actor and a consummate professional. I first hired Jillie to perform as part of my Master Class Reading Series, performing completed screenplays from emerging writers in my Master Classes in 2011. She has since become a featured member of our acting troupe for the Cold Cuts Reading Series, performing cold readings of scenes from writers of all levels of experience, from beginners to professionals, often playing many characters that need to be differentiated for the audience in an instant. Regardless of the material she is working with, Jillie brings a tremendous amount of inventiveness, big choices, thought, care and talent to every role. She is also a pleasure to work with in every way, prompt, responsible, collaborative and insightful. I'm very grateful for everything Jillie has done for us, and would highly recommend her for any project.” - Jacob Krueger, screenwriter ("The Matthew Shepard Story")
"Working with Jillie Simon is the refreshing experience every producer and director is searching for in a seasoned actress. Jillie is the wonderfully rare find in today's actress - whose range of characters can move effortlessly from captivating, sensuous and innocent to devilishly sinful." - Randy Simon (no relation), producer, RFS Wolf Entertainment
"She walked through the door of the open audition. I handed her a sampling of the script. Fifteen minutes later she did a reading and I had my lead character. Jill Simon has worked with me on a number of productions including a promo for the film, "The Toussaint Project". - She is a very subtle and skilled actress who intuitively reaches for the deepest essence of her characters. You’ll be thankful for her native willingness to be considerate and her ability to cooperate with others. She works hard to refine her characters and is never afraid to surprise you. Jill is a hard worker and holds herself to the highest standard. Most important, she welcomes constructive critiques. Her technical skills and versatile ability should make her a welcome addition to any stage or film production. - I’m eagerly looking forward to my next project with Jillie. - Audley Haffenden, Director/Screenwriter
"Jillie Simon is an amazingly versatile actress. I've seen her play an Orthodox Jewish mother in a family drama one night and a sexy young woman in a comedy the next. And both audiences agreed her performances were stunning! " - Minette Greenberg, playwright ("Women of the World", "A House Divided)"
"Jillie is a pleasure to work with. She brings ideas to the table while being flexible and open to new choices. She is professional, takes direction well and has a great "can do" attitude." - Jeremy Wechter, screenwriter, director
(On Jillie's short film "Hungry")- "Hungry was great and Jillie Simon is wonderful to watch." - Ryan Powers, filmmaker/actor
on 'Hungry' (starring Jillie Simon and Eric Roberts)- "Hungry is such a little gem, and so important!" - Melanie Wise, Artemis Women In Action Film Festival Director
"Jill Simon has worked for Stageplays in new play workshops on a number of occasions over the past 10 years, most recently in Pete Lemay's "The First Born", where she created a character of great depth and subtlety. Jill is an actress of high energy, with a wonderful dramatic intensity and a theatrical intelligence that is rich with insightful nuance. She possesses an inner grace that is lyrical in presence and musical in expression. Always a delight to work with and be around, Jill is a super good, warm and kind person, and a supremely gifted and multi-talented actress, singer and performer." - Tom Ferriter, Artistic Director, Stageplays Theater Company
"Jill Simon is a pleasure to work with and has a fantastic voice." -Alexa Kelly, director, artistic director, Pulse Ensemble Theater
On Off-Off Bway play "Murder is OK As Long As... - "You didn't steal that show, you made it. ...performance was an absolute hoot! That play will only work with a charismatic, very sexy comedic performer in the lead role. And you are all of those. " - John Doble, playwright