Ann Jillian is a three time Emmy Nominee and Golden Globe award winning actress and singer. Her work as a motivational speaker has made her an accomplished entertainer in all areas of show business.
Ann Jillian has starred in motion pictures, television, nightclubs and the Broadway stage. Ann has been a part of show business for almost all her life.
Good Housekeeping Magazine named her one of the most admired women of the world. Her prowess extends from the worlds concert halls to feature film, and the Broadway stage; she has starred in over 25 TV movies, and hundreds of other TV appearances. Her TV movie, "The Ann Jillian Story" which recounted her victory over breast cancer was the #1 film of the TV season, but more importantly, it delivered Ann's message about the hopeful side of breast cancer to it's millions of viewers. Ann's latest television appearance came when she starred in an episode of the popular program, "Touched by an Angel". With the birth of her son after cancer, she now adds the title "Working Mom" to her impressive accomplishments. In addition, she is the president of her own production company, 9-J.
In 1988 Ann won the "Best Actress", Golden Globe Award for her starring in the poignant NBC television film "The Ann Jillian Story" which also received two EMMY nominations for her and the film. Award winning actor Tony Lo Bianco played Ann's husband, Andy. This autobiographical film received great critical acclaim as well as a tremendous viewing audience. Most importantly, "The Ann Jillian Story" brought Ann's positive message about the hopeful side of breast cancer to millions of viewers.
Ann was voted one of the most admired women of the world by Good Housekeeping Magazine's 1990 poll. She is a volunteer performer for St. Vincents Meals On Wheels (feed the elderly program), a life time board member of the American Cancer Society, and the St. Jude Children's Hospital. Ann also works for the USO, and the D.A.V. (Disabled American Veterans Hospital visiting program) and many other charities. Ann is very proud of her past association with the late Doctor Jonas Salk in San Diego who was seeking a cure for HIV/AIDS/CANCER at the time of his death.
She performs one of the most sought after motivational lecture series program on the circuit today. The titles are, "Never Had A Bad Day In My Life", "The Winner In You", "Surviving & Thriving" and "A Conversation With Ann Jillian". They are filled with humor, music, and information about life, health, and the joys of being a mom. When she brings her pianist her words are accentuated with song. Ann employs all of her talents to make sure all her lectures are entertaining as well as informative.
Throughout her career, the talented Ann Jillian has avoided being slotted into any one category. As an actress, singer, and a humanitarian, be it drama, comedy, or music, she can do it all while she continues to grow and make friends along the way.