Jillian Clare attending the "Cuties for Canines" charity event, West Los Angeles, CA on November 16, 2007
July 25, 1992 |
Portland, Oregon, U.S.
Jillian Clare (born July 25, 1992) is an American actress and singer. She is best known for her role as pre-teen Abigail "Abby" Deveraux on Days of our Lives and for her lead role as Victoria "Tori" Archer on Miss Behave, a series that she also produces.
Born in Portland, Oregon, and named for a character in the Star Trek movie Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, Clare began a stage career, singing and dancing, at age five. One year later, she starred in A Dream is a Wish, a one-person original stage musical. Afterwards, she starred in several TV commercials.
In the summer of 2000, Clare moved to Los Angeles, and began appearing in film and television roles, including Abigail Deveraux on Days of our Lives. In 2002 she had two roles in major movies including Sam Raimi's Spider-Man and a role as the voice of a little girl in Steven Spielberg's Catch Me if You Can. In 2004, she received a position as a host on the children's news-magazine show All Access Pass. She acted in, executive-produced, and co-wrote the theme song for the live action comedy pilot L.A.F.I.T., in 2005.
Her singing has appeared on the Soap Sessions 8 Christmas CD, the Hollywood Hooligans Christmas CD, and a number of CDs for children.
Clare also has performed for many charitable causes, mostly for the protection of animals.
She currently serves as a StarPower Ambassador for Starlight Children’s Foundation, encouraging other young people to commit their time, energy and resources to help other kids and working with Starlight to brighten the lives of seriously ill children.
Since 2010, Clare has produced and starred as Victoria "Tori" Archer on Miss Behave, a web series which also stars other DOOL alumni, including Darin Brooks, who played Max Brady and Patrika Darbo, who star as Mr. Blake Owens and Dr. Freed respectively. Season Two of the popular teen series also stars current DOOL star Eric Martsolf as movie star Marcus Dunne.
- 2002: Catch Me If You Can as Little Girl (voice)
- 2002 While Supplies Last as Cathy Morrison
- 2002: Spider-Man as Crying Girl in Tram
- 2002: Maggie and Annie as Debbie
- 2003 Quigley as Megan Channing
- 2003: Graduation Night as Clio
- 2003: Wishing Time as Young Maggie
- 2003–04: Days of Our Lives as Abigail "Abby" Deveraux (Role: 2003–2004)
- 2004: Chasing Daylight as Amber
- 2006: Against Type as Megan Stack
- 2007: The Winner as Young Alison
- 2008: Mother Goose Parade
- 2010–present: Miss Behave as Victoria "Tori" Archer (Role: June 2010 – present; Webseries)
- 2010: Victorious: Freak the Freak Out as Hayley Ferguson
- 2010: Castle as Gracie the Goth
- 2012: The Kitchen as Nikki
Awards and nominations
Clare has been nominated for five Young Artist Awards, in 2003, 2004, and 2005. She won twice, for Best Performance in a TV Series - Recurring Young Actress for her role in Days of our Lives, in both 2004 and 2005. Her other nominations were for Best Performance in a Commercial, for Children's Tylenol, in 2003; Best Performance in a Feature Film - Young Actress Age Ten or Younger, for Quigley, in 2004; and Best Performance in a Short Film, for "Chasing Daylight", in 2005.
For her singing, she has received several vocal talent awards.
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