Jillian Rose Reed

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Jillian Rose Reed
Jillian Rose Reed February 2015.jpg
Reed in February 2015
Born (1991-12-20) December 20, 1991 (age 25)
Hollywood, Florida, United States
Occupation Actress
Years active 2008–present
Relatives Robbie Tucker (brother)

Jillian Rose Reed (born December 20, 1991)[1][2] is an American actress. She is best known for playing the role of Tamara Kaplan in MTV's TV series Awkward.

Early life[edit]

Reed was born in Hollywood, Florida and raised in Coral Springs, Florida.[3][4] She has two brothers, an older brother Matt and her younger brother is fellow actor Robbie Tucker.[5][4][6] She performed competitive dance when she was about 4 as well as competitive jazz, tap and ballet in Michigan when she was twelve.[4]

Career[edit]

From 2008 to 2009, Reed played Simone on the dark comedy-drama series Weeds.[4]

In 2011, Reed was cast as Tamara Kaplan on the MTV original series Awkward.[7] The role earned her a Young Artist Award nominated for Best Performance in a TV Series - Leading Young Actress.[8] In 2012, she starred in the TV film My Super Psycho Sweet 16: Part 3 as Sienna.[4]

She played Megan in the 2014 film Confessions of a Womanizer with Andrew Lawrence and Gary Busey.[1]

Reed also appeared in a 2014 episode of Jessie titled "Acting with the Frenemy" where she played Abbey.[9] She also guest starred on two episodes of Jack Black's Yahoo series Ghost Ghirls.[9]

Personal life[edit]

Reed is involved with the American Diabetes Association due to her brother Matt having Type 1 Diabetes. Reed said in an interview with USA Today that "a lot of people think diabetes isn't one of those things that can happen to you. With the success of Awkward, I did have a voice. I can say something and people will listen, I can use social media and not just to tweet pictures of my cat."[5]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2010 L.A. Vampire Vampire Short film
2013 Age of Dinosaurs Jade Jacobs
2014 Confessions of a Womanizer Megan
2014 Finding Alice Alice (voice) Short film
2016 Elena and the Secret of Avalor Naomi Turner (voice) Television film
TBA Sharon 1.2.3. Linda

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2008 Zoey 101 Girl #3 Episode: "Rumor of Love"
2008–2009 Weeds Simone 7 episodes
2009 Hung Skinny Girl Tracie Episode: "The Pickle Jar"
2010 Community Kelly Cortlandt Episode: "The Art of Discourse"
2010 The Middle Shannon Episode: "Errand Boy"
2011–2016 Awkward Tamara Kaplan 69 episodes
2011 Pair of Kings Tessa Episode: "The One About Mikayla's Friends"
2012 My Super Psycho Sweet 16: Part 3 Sienna Television film
2013 Supah Ninjas Gina / Wallflower Episode: "Wallflower"
2013 Ghost Ghirls Lizzie 2 episodes
2014 Jessie Abbey Episode: "Acting with the Frenemy"
2016–present Elena of Avalor Naomi Turner (voice) Main cast

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Results
2012 Young Artist Award Best Performance in a TV Series - Leading Young Actress Awkward Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Casey Lewis (May 2013). "'Awkward' Star Jillian Rose Reed on Mean Girls, Ex-Boyfriends, and '90s Heartthrobs". Teen Vogue. Retrieved February 23, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Happy birthday to me... Got to see all my girls!!!!". Jillian Rose Reed verified Twitter. December 21, 2014. Retrieved February 23, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Jillian Rose Reed on Awkward.". MTV. Retrieved February 23, 2015. 
  4. ^ a b c d e David Raterman (March 7, 2012). "MTV's Jillian Rose Reed is all about dance workouts". Sun-Sentinel. Retrieved February 23, 2015. 
  5. ^ a b Gayle Jo Carter (September 19, 2014). "Cause Celeb: It's Jillian Rose Reed vs. diabetes". USA Today. Retrieved February 23, 2015. 
  6. ^ Kristine Hope Kowalski (November 23, 2014). "Jillian Rose Reed Shares Her Fave Diabetes-Friendly Sugar-Free Snack". Twist. Retrieved February 23, 2015. 
  7. ^ Kirsten Schofield (November 11, 2014). ""Awkward" Star Jillian Rose Reed Has Wise Advice for BFFs". Cosmopolitan. Retrieved February 23, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Actress Jillian Rose Reed Gets “Awkward”". The Queen Latifah Show. October 18, 2013. Archived from the original on February 23, 2015. Retrieved February 23, 2015. 
  9. ^ a b Jethro Nededog (November 4, 2013). "‘Awkward’s’ Jillian Rose Reed to Play New Frenemy on ‘Jessie’ (Exclusive)". TheWrap. Retrieved February 23, 2015. 

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