Jillian Leigh Murray was born in Reading, Pennsylvania. She has one younger sister named Meghan. She left Reading at 15 and moved to Tucson, Arizona, where she began her professional career with independent films. She completed high school in Tucson and immediately headed to Los Angeles to pursue her acting career.
2012: Bad Ass- Lindsay
2012: Visible Scars- Stacey Walker
2011: Awkward (TV Series)- Olivia
2011: Cougar Hunting- Penelope
2011: Never Back Down 2- Eve
2010: Rules Of Engagement (TV Series)- young Women
2010:Wild Things: Foursome (Video)- Brandi Cox
2009:The Graves- Abby Graves
2009: Sonny With A Chance (TV Series)- Portlyn
- Jillian has a teacup Yorkshire terrier named Bijou
A character's image in the sci-fi universe of the Mass Effect (2007) (VG) video games trilogy, Liara T'soni, was created using Jillian's face and body.
- She is fluent in American Sign Language.
- Is a champion chess player.
- Automobile enthusiast and used to spend time racing at the drag strip. And also knows how to ride a motorcycle. Used to ride a Kawasaki ninja sport bike.
- Mother's family is Scottish and fathers family is Irish.
- Was a stunt person in a live western stunt show.
- On the set of The Graves (2009) her fist accidentally went through a glass door mid scene. She continued the scene drenched in blood. In the final cut of the film you can still see the glass wedged in her finger.
- Jillian went to the same high school in Wyomissing, PA, as Taylor Swift.