Jill Marie Jones

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For the singer and songwriter, see Jill Jones.
Jill Marie Jones
Born (1975-01-04) January 4, 1975 (age 39)
Dallas, Texas, United States
Occupation Actress
Years active 2000–present

Jill Marie Jones (born January 4, 1975) is an American actress. She is best known for her role as Toni Childs on the UPN/CW sitcom Girlfriends.

Biography[edit]

After attending Duncanville High School, and Texas Woman's University, she started modeling, before moving to Los Angeles to pursue acting full-time.

Career[edit]

Jones was a Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader for two years, a Dallas Mavericks Dancer for one year, and toured with the United Service Organization (USO) and United States Department of Defense to Korea, Japan, Israel, and Egypt. She has also performed on "Monday Night Football" and "The Miss Texas Pageant."

Her first acting credits were the Saturday morning series City Guys as well as the made-for-television trilogy America's Dream, which starred Danny Glover and Wesley Snipes.

Jones' portrayal of the self-centered and materialistic Toni Childs for six seasons in Girlfriends marked her first regular role in a series. In May 2006 it was confirmed that Jones left Girlfriends because her contract ended.[1] Some viewers were upset about her departure and the ratings suffered a decline: from 3.5 million in season 6 to 2.5 million in season 7, and 2.1 million in season 8.

Jones appeared in the 2007 film The Perfect Holiday, which also stars Queen Latifah and Terrence Howard as well as Morris Chestnut, Rachel True, and Gabrielle Union.

In August 2007, Jones filmed Major Movie Star with Jessica Simpson.[2]

In September 2008 she appeared in the Ne-Yo video for "She Got Her Own" which is a remix to his hit single "Miss Independent". She next appeared in the 2010 music video "Got Your Back" starring T.I. ft. Keri Hilson.

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2000 City Guys Cheerleader Captain Episode: "Shock Treatment"
2000–2006 Girlfriends Antoinette Marie Childs 137 episodes
Nominated—BET Comedy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Nominated—Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
2007 Redrum Tonya
2007 Universal Remote Mary Sciary
2007 The Perfect Holiday Robin 2008 "Private Valentine"
2008 Major Movie Star Private Connie Johnson
2008 The Longshots Ronnie Macer
2009 Drool Imogene Cochran
2010 The Boy Who Cried Werewolf
2010 Gillian in Georgia Gillian 10 episodes
2011 35 and Ticking Coco
2013 American Horror Story: Asylum Pandora Episode: "Spilt Milk"
2013 Sleepy Hollow Cynthia Irving 3 episodes

Commercials[edit]

  • Baileys (various)

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