Jillian Murray

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Jillian Murray
Jillian Murray 2008.jpg
Jillian Murray attending the Benchwarmer Valentines Party at Area, Hollywood, California, on December 12, 2008
Born Jillian Leigh Murray
Reading, Pennsylvania, USA[1]
Occupation Actress and model
Years active 2003–present

Jillian Leigh Murray is an American actress. She is perhaps best known for her roles as Portlyn on Sonny With a Chance, Olivia on MTV's Awkward, Gwen Adams in American High School, Lex Mitchell in Forget Me Not, Brandi Cox in Wild Things: Foursome, and as the body model for Dr. Liara T'Soni for the Mass Effect video game series.She currently plays Dr. Heather Pinkey on CBS' Code Black.

Life and career[edit]

Murray made her film debut in the independent film Deep Toad as Natashia. She was later cast in Fifty Pills as Jayne, followed by Legacy, also known as Pretty Little Devils. Her first leading role was in The Fun Park, an indie horror flick, playing a mentally unstable girl.

In 2009, Murray portrayed Gwen Adams in the romantic comedy American High School. She later played Heather in the spoof comedy An American Carol, Abby Graves in the cult horror The Graves, and Lex Mitchell in Forget Me Not.

Murray starred in a recurring role on the Disney Channel original series Sonny With a Chance, playing Portlyn. She was offered a series regular role after the 4th episode but declined due to many film offers on the table. She landed the lead female role in the comedy Cougar Hunting playing Penelope (Lara Flynn Boyle's daughter), as well as the female lead in her first studio film in Wild Things: Foursome playing Brandi Cox. After wrapping that film in 2010 she was offered the lead female in her second studio film "Never Back Down 2" playing Eve. This film is where she met her longtime boyfriend Dean Geyer.

Murray's face and body were used as the model for the character of Liara T'soni in the Mass Effect franchise of video games. She recently appeared in the premier episode of the 2011 revival of the reality series Fear Factor[2](where she came in second place and lost the first place title because her partner fell).

In 2012, Murray starred alongside Danny Trejo and Ron Perlman in the action film Bad Ass. She also produced her first film, Visible Scars, and starred in the film alongside Tom Sizemore. She landed a role on MTV's hit show Awkward playing Olivia. In 2013 she landed numerous indie flicks including Mantervention, Windsor Drive (film), and My Favorite Five. At the end of 2013, she played the female lead in a golf drama titled The Squeeze alongside Christopher McDonald and Michael Nouri.


Year Film Role Notes
2003 Deep Toad Natashia Uncredited Role
2005 Fifty Pills Jayne
2005 One Night With You Brianna
2006 Drake and Josh Drake's Girl 2 episodes
2006 The Fun Park Megan Davis
2007 Mass Effect Dr. Liara T'Soni Body model
2008 Pretty Little Devils Megan Woods Also known as Legacy
2008 Knuckle Draggers Amy
2008 American High School Gwen Adams
2008 An American Carol Heather
2009 Forget Me Not Lex Mitchell
2009 The Graves Abby Graves
2009 Cougar Hunting Penelope
2009 Sonny With a Chance Portlyn 4 episodes
2010 Wild Things: Foursome Brandi Cox
2010 Visible Scars Stacy
2010 The Jace Hall Show Herself
2010 Mass Effect 2 Dr. Liara T'Soni Body model
2010 Rules of Engagement Young Woman Episode: "Little Bummer Boy"
2011 Never Back Down 2: The Beatdown Eve
2011 Awkward. Jenna Plus / Olivia
2012 The Graves 2: Return to Skull City Abby Graves
2012 Mass Effect 3 Dr. Liara T'Soni Body model
2012 Bad Ass Lindsay
2014 Cabin Fever: Patient Zero Penny
2014 Mantervention Jessica
2015 Welcome to Purgatory Danni Post production
2015 The Squeeze Natalie
2015 Windsor Drive Jordana
2015-present Code Black Dr. Heather Pinkey Recurring Role


  1. ^ "Twitter / JillianMurray: Trying to make plans for the". Twitter. Retrieved 2012-12-15. 
  2. ^ "Fear Factor". Season 7. Episode 1. December 12, 2011. NBC.  Missing or empty |series= (help)

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