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 26)
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]


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]



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


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
2017 Daytime Divas Kali Z Episode: "And the Loser Is..."

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


  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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