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|Born||Jill Marie Schoelen
March 21, 1963
Burbank, California, U.S.
|Residence||Sherman Oaks, California|
|Spouse(s)||Anthony Marinelli (m. 1993–2002)|
Schoelen’s theatrical debut was in the 1981 TV pilot The Best of Times, which starred Crispin Glover and Nicolas Cage. Schoelen went on to star in such movies as D.C. Cab (1983), Chiller (1985), That Was Then... This Is Now (1985), Babes in Toyland (1986), The Stepfather (1987), Billionaire Boys Club (TV miniseries 1987), Cutting Class (1989), The Phantom of the Opera: The Motion Picture (1989), Popcorn (1991), When a Stranger Calls Back (1993), and There Goes My Baby (1994).
Schoelen starred in the musical Pepper Street (1984–1989), playing the lead role of Spirit. In 1988, Sean Penn cast her in a dramatic play he wrote and directed, The Kindness of Women. Schoelen and Penn worked together again on stage, starring opposite each other in David Rabe’s Hurlyburly (1988/1989), in a production that David Rabe also directed.
In 2009, Jill released her debut album, Kelly’s Smile, a jazz album that is composed of songs related to her childhood friend, Kelly Troup, who grew up across the street from Schoelen.
Schoelen dated Keanu Reeves during the time they starred in Babes in Toyland (1986). She was engaged to Brad Pitt for three months in 1989. In 1993, Schoelen married film composer Anthony Marinelli, and from 1994 until 2008, Jill took a long hiatus from her career to be a full-time mom. Schoelen and Marinelli have two sons. In 2002 they separated and then divorced. In 2003, Schoelen began a long-term relationship with jazz bassist Dave Carpenter, who died in 2008. In 2015, Schoelen was linked to conservative blogger Bill Whittle.
|1983||D.C. Cab||Claudette||Joel Schumacher|
|1984||Hot Moves||Julie Ann||Jim Sotos|
|1985||Thunder Alley||Beth||J. S. Cardone|
|That Was Then... This Is Now||Angela Shepard||Christopher Cain|
|1987||The Stepfather||Stephanie||Joseph Ruben|
|1989||Curse II: The Bite||Lisa Snipes||Fred Goodwin|
|Cutting Class||Paula Carson||Rospo Pallenberg|
|The Phantom of the Opera||Christine Day||Dwight H. Little|
|Rich Girl||Courtney||Joel Bender|
|1992||Adventures in Spying||Julie Converse||Hil Covington|
|State of Mind||Wishman||Reginald Adamson|
|1994||There Goes My Baby||Babette||Floyd Mutrux|
|1996||Not Again!||Jenny||Fred Kennamer|
|2004||She Kept Silent||Yalena||Svetlana Cvetko||Short film|
|1981||Best of Times||Jill||Television film|
|1982||Little House on the Prairie||Jane Canfield||9.10 "Love"|
|1983||Great Day||Carla Simpson||Television film|
|TJ Hooker||Kelly Hobbs||2.17 "Sweet Sixteen and Dead"|
|Happy Endings||Anne Marie Bartlett||Television film|
|1985||Sara||Emily||1.11 "Girls Just Want to Have Fun"|
|Hell Town||Shelley||1.2 "The People vs. Willy the Goat"|
|1986||Shattered Spirits||Allison||Television film|
|Babes in Toyland||Mary Piper / Mary Contrary||Television film|
|1987||Billionaire Boys Club||Amy Whitehall||Television film|
|1988||CBS Schoolbreak Special||Amy Fletcher||6.2. "Gambler"|
|1989||Murder, She Wrote||Flora Gerakaris||5.16 "Truck Stop"|
|1992||The Heights||Betty B||1.6 "Fear of Heights"|
|1993||When a Stranger Calls Back||Julia Jenz||Television film|
|Triumph Over Disaster: The Hurricane Andrew Story||Ruth Henderson||Television film|
|1994||Diagnosis: Murder||Becky Garfield||1.17 "Shaker"|
Radio and Podcast Appearances
- Schoelen appeared on Ken Reid's TV Guidance Counselor podcast on August 10, 2016.
- "Jill Schoelen". Hollywood.com. Retrieved May 22, 2016.
- Richard T. Kelly. "Sean Penn: His Life and Times". Faber and Faber Limited. Retrieved May 19, 2015.
- Dan Sullivan. "'HurlyBurly' Hits Home". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved May 19, 2015.
- Jerry Saravia. "Interview with Jill Schoelen: The Strength, Vitality and Allure of Jill Schoelen". Retrieved May 21, 2015.
- Brian J. Robb (2003). Keanu Reeves: An Excellent Adventure. Plexus Publishing. p. 30. ISBN 0859653137.
- "Brad Pitt recalls being dumped by ex-fiancee Jill Schoelen". CTV News. April 19, 2011. Retrieved 30 October 2015.
- Starzik.com, accessed May 20th, 2015.
- Spokesman.com, accessed May 20th, 2015.