Jillian Clare

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Jillian Clare
Jillian Clare 2007.jpg
Jillian Clare attending the "Cuties for Canines" charity event, West Los Angeles, CA on November 16, 2007
Born (1992-07-25) July 25, 1992 (age 26)
OccupationActress, singer
Years active2002–present

Jillian Clare (born July 25, 1992[1][2][3]) 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 teen drama web series that she also produces.


Born in Portland, Oregon. Clare began a stage career on singing.[4] One year later, she starred in A Dream is a Wish, a one-person original stage musical. Afterwards, she starred in several TV commercials.[4]

In the summer of 2000, Clare moved to Los Angeles, and began appearing in film and television roles. 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.[5] In 2004, she received a position as a host on the children's news-magazine show All Access Pass.[6] She acted in, executive-produced, and co-wrote the theme song for the live action comedy pilot L.A.F.I.T., in 2005.[4]

Her singing has appeared on the Soap Sessions 8 Christmas CD, the Hollywood Hooligans Christmas CD, and a number of CDs for children.[6] Clare also has performed for many charitable causes, mostly for the protection of animals.[4]

Jillian Clare has appeared on both the big and small screen in numerous projects including her double award winning portrayal of pre-teen ‘Abby Deveraux’ on NBC’s Days Of Our Lives and guest appearances on ABC’s Castle and Suburgatory, etc. Her most well-known character on the silver screen was in the hit Nickelodeon Victorious film Freak the Freak Out as Tori's rival, Haley Ferguson.

Recent films include starring roles in The Kitchen, alongside Bryan Greenberg and Laura Prepon, plus the recently released faith-based holiday feature, By God’s Grace. Miss Clare also stars in Alien Abduction by famed producers Lawrence Bender and Mike Fleiss for IFC – their highest grossing film to date.

No stranger to the stage either, Clare’s background includes lead roles in musicals, original pieces, and iconic plays. Fall 2014 brought another dimension to Jillian's theater experience as she starred in Delusion: Lies Within – the pioneer production of horror theater produced by the Tony Award Winning team, Glendell Entertainment. Jillian also starred in the 2016 production of Delusion: His Crimson Queen.

In early 2010, Miss Clare joined the ranks of New Media and began producing and starring in the multi-award winning teen series Miss Behave, which also featured other Days of Our Lives performers Darin Brooks, Patrika Darbo and Eric Martsolf. She expanded her web experience to the north starring in the Season Two finale of the award winning Canadian female fatale series, Clutch, which earned her the title of Best Supporting Actress in a Drama at the 2014 Indie Series Awards. Jillian currently stars in Acting Dead, a dark comedy about Hollywood and Zombies. The show is the first independent series to win a Primetime Emmy. Jillian also made a special guest appearance on Fame Dogs – a new mini-digital series that has been winning several awards in the community.

Fall 2015 marked a new adventure as Miss Clare produced her first short film, Advent, which she is also starred in. Advent will be the first in a series of short and feature films that Jillian plans to produce under her production company, Whimsical Entertainment. The film was a Finalist at the 2016 USA Film Festival Short Film Competition and an Official Selection at the 2016 Great Lakes International Film Festival.

In April 2016, Jillian was cast in Ladies of The Lake which tells the story of four wealthy wives living in the exclusive gated community of Avalon. When their abusive husbands begin to turn up dead, Detective Shawn Daniels launches an investigation, only to discover the many secrets hidden beneath the glossy veneers of Avalon. Jillian plays Cassidy Montgomery, the Queen Bee of the Ladies of the Lake children. The four part mini- series is a live action version of the novel of the same name written by Ken Corday (Days of Our Lives, executive producer). The show was picked up for a second season and is expected to release on Amazon June 19, 2018.

Jillian stars in Pretty Broken (formerly Free For All), in which she also produced. The film was shot in Clare's hometown of Portland, OR and made its world premiere at The Newport Beach Film Festival!.

Most recently, Jillian stepped behind the camera for her directorial debut on the feature film To The Beat!. The film follows 14 year old twin sisters who enter a contest to be dancers in their favorite pop stars music video, which leads to a battle with their rival, across the street who wants to win the contest as well. The film was released on DVD and VOD March 13, 2018!

In addition to her career, Jillian is an outspoken environmentalist and activist. She has been the Ambassador for several causes over the course of her career, including Ape Action, St. Baldrick's Foundation, Starlight Children's Foundation, and several other animal-centric charities.



Year Title Role Notes
2002 Spider-Man Crying Girl in Tram Feature Film
2002 Catch Me If You Can Little Girl Voice role
2002 While Supplies Last Cathy Morrison Feature Film
2002 Maggie and Annie Debbie Feature Film
2003 Quigley Megan Channing Feature Film
2003 Graduation Night Clio Feature Film
2003 Wishing Time Young Maggie Short Time
2004 Chasing Daylight Amber Short Film
2006 Against Type Megan Stack Television film
2012 The Kitchen Nikki Feature Film
2014 The Roommate Stephanie Short film
2014 Alien Abduction Jillian Morris Feature Film
2014 By God's Grace Samantha Tipton Feature Film
2016 Fame Dogs Jordan Johanssen Feature Film
2016 Advent Peach Short film
2018 Pretty Broken Lindsey Lou Feature Film
2018 To The Beat! Director Feature Film


Year Title Role Notes
2003–04 Days of Our Lives Abigail "Abby" Deveraux 33 episodes
2007 The Winner Young Alison 1 episode
2010–12 Miss Behave Victoria "Tori" Archer 25 episodes
2010 Victorious Hayley Ferguson 1 episode
2010 Castle Gracie 1 episode
2011 It's a Cardboard Life Mercedes 1 episode
2011 ACME Hollywood Dream Role Herself 1 episode
2011 Hero Treatment Cyberella 1 episode
2012 Suburgatory Waitress 1 episode
2013 Clutch Nicole 1 episode
2014 Acting Dead Alex Carbonneux 8 episodes
2016 Ladies of the Lake Cassidy Montgomery Mini-series

Awards and nominations[edit]

Clare has been nominated for five Young Artist Awards, in 2003, 2004, and 2005.[7][8][9][10] 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.[7][9][10] 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.[7][8][9][10]

For her singing, she has received several vocal talent awards.[11] In 2014, Clare took home the Jury Award at the Austin Indie Flix Showcase for Best Actress for her portrayal of Alex in Acting Dead. Clare has been nominated several times at the Indie Series Awards. She was nominated three times for Best Lead Actress in a Drama for her series, Miss Behave in 2011-2013. In 2014, she won Best Supporting Actress in A Drama for her role as Nicole in the Canadian drama Clutch. Clare has been nominated twice at the awards for her comedic performances; Best Lead Actress in A Comedy for Acting Dead in 2015, and Best Guest Actress in A Comedy in 2017 for her role in Fame Dogs.


  1. ^ "About DAYS: Birthdays | Days of our Lives @". Soapcentral. April 4, 2012. Retrieved December 8, 2013.
  2. ^ TV.com (July 8, 2005). "Jillian Clare". TV.com. Retrieved December 8, 2013.
  3. ^ "Twitter: Jillian Clare". July 25, 2011. I'm officially 19! Last year of being a teenager. Already off to a great start. I know this year will be amazing! :)
  4. ^ a b c d "Official website for Jillian Clare". Jillian Clare. 2004–2005. Archived from the original on January 11, 2005. Retrieved August 2, 2008.
  5. ^ "Internet Movie Database". Retrieved August 3, 2008.
  6. ^ a b "Internet Movie Database Jillian Clare Bio". Retrieved August 2, 2008.
  7. ^ a b c "Internet Movie Database Jillian Clare Awards". Retrieved August 3, 2008.
  8. ^ a b "2003 Young Artist Awards". Archived from the original on September 5, 2014. Retrieved August 9, 2008.
  9. ^ a b c "2004 Young Artist Awards". Archived from the original on August 8, 2011. Retrieved August 9, 2008.
  10. ^ a b c "2005 Young Artist Awards". Retrieved August 9, 2008.
  11. ^ "Biography of Jillian Clare at Children of Salem". children of salem.com. Archived from the original on September 15, 2008. Retrieved August 2, 2008.

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