Billie Jean Young (born 1947) is an actor, activist, poet and educator.
She lives in Pennington, Alabama from which she travels the world to teach, work with young people. She graduated from Judson College, and Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law. She taught at Jackson State University. She teaches at Mississippi State University, Meridian campus. She was Artist-in-Residence, at Judson College.
Her papers are held at the University of Alabama Hoole Special Collections Library.
- 1984 MacArthur Fellows Program
- 1995 Mississippi Governor's Award for Artistic Achievement 
- 1995 Lucy Terry Prince Unsung Heroine Award
- "Fannie Lou Hamer: This Little Light", Mississippi Writers: Drama, Editor Dorothy Abbott, University Press of Mississippi, 1991, ISBN 978-0-87805-238-7
- Fear Not The Fall, NewSouth Books, 2004, ISBN 978-1-58838-161-3
- "Jet - Google Boeken". Books.google.com. 1984-11-12. Retrieved 2011-12-23.
- "Alabama Bound Author Billie Young". Alabamabound.org. 2005-02-11. Retrieved 2011-12-23.
- "Judson College - Intranet". Intranet.judson.edu. Retrieved 2011-12-23.
- "Billie Jean Young Artist-in-Residence, Judson College". Womenarts.org. 2008-12-10. Retrieved 2011-12-23.
- "Mississippi Actors, Actresses, Stars of Stage, Screen, and Television, Directors". Mswritersandmusicians.com. Retrieved 2011-12-23.
- Author's website
- Conversations - (#622) Sonny Brewer; Billie Jean Young, Mississippi Public Television