Instructor - Coach
An acomplished Young Actor
Best known for her role of Tamara on MTV's Awkward which ran for 5 seasons!
Currently Reoccuring on Disney's Elena of Avalor
Guest starred on too many shows to count!
Has a keen talent on helping Young Actors deliver performances that win the room!
Raised in Northville, Michigan, Jillian Rose Reed was bitten by the acting bug at age seven. She began acting in children’s theater, first starring as Charlotte in Charlotte's Web. By the time she was twelve, she had performed in a total of 27 musicals and plays in her home state of Michigan. Reed later stepped outside of the theater to do commercial work. After shooting an ad for Ford Motor Company, she realized she wanted to pursue acting as a career and made the move to California where she studied in on-going classes with Cynthia Bain.
Jillian is best known for her memorable role as the sassy and fun-loving best friend, Tamara Kaplan, on the award winning MTV series Awkward (which Cynthia coached her for!) and her current role as the spunky Naomi on Disney's animated TV Series, Elena of Avalor. Jillian's unforgettable role as bad girl Simone on Showtime’s Weeds, put Reed on the map along with various guest star roles such as Community, Hung, Jesse, Lucifer, and more! Jillian has a passion for working with young actors and a keen talent in helping to create stand out performances that win the room! She’s thrilled to be joining Cynthia Bain’s Young Actor Studio!