Jen is the celebrity host for Childhelp San Diego Chapter’s 29th Annual Holiday Fantasia on November 21! For information on joining her, see their site here.
|News||November 17th,2015||Comments Off on Jen’s Hosting Holiday Fantasia in San Diego|
DAYS’s Eric Martsolf (Brady) and Jen Lilley (Theresa) have been tapped to host the 7th Annual Indie Series Awards, which will be held on Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at the historic El Portal Theater in North Hollywood, CA. Nominees will be announced on February 3, 2016. The ISAs celebrate the best in independently produced scripted entertainment created for the Web. (Source)
|News||November 15th,2015||Comments Off on Jen & Eric Hosting the Indie Series Awards|
To commemorate its 50th anniversary, DAYS is releasing a photo book and launching a book tour in support of the release. Days of our Lives: 50 Years, by Co-Executive Producer Greg Meng, will be released on October 27, and the cast will visit New York, Phoenix, Los Angeles, Denver, Kansas City and Atlanta, among others. A slew of stars will be participating in the cross-country book tour, including Kristian Alfonso (Hope), Camila Banus (Gabi), Bryan R. Dattilo (Lucas), Judi Evans (Adrienne), Billy Flynn (Chad), Galen Gering (Rafe), Deidre Hall (Marlena), Bill Hayes (Doug), Susan Seaforth-Hayes (Julie), Drake Hogestyn (John), Lauren Koslow (Kate), Wally Kurth (Justin), James Lastovic (Joey), Jen Lilley (Theresa), Martha Madison (Belle), Kate Mansi (Abigail), Eric Martsolf (Brady), Peggy McCay (Caroline), Stephen Nichols (Steve), Thaao Penghlis (Andre), Melissa Reeves (Jennifer), James Reynolds (Abe), Suzanne Rogers (Maggie), Christopher Sean (Paul), Sal Stowers (Lani), Greg Vaughan (Eric) and Arianne Zucker (Nicole), as well as Meng. In a press release touting the book tour, Meng states, “As a longtime member of the Corday Productions family, it is a privilege to present this memory book. Days of our Lives: 50 Years is a collection of rare photos providing a big picture view of the show’s history while reflecting the heart and soul of the show through some of the beloved and iconic stories during the first 50 years. This is a tribute to our family of fans around the world.” (Source)
- Los Angeles-10/25/2015 Book signing at Barnes & Noble The Grove at 2:00pm
- Phoenix-10/26/2015 Book signing at Changing Hands at 6:30pm
- New York-10/27/2015 Book signing at Barnes & Noble on 5th Avenue at 12:00pm
- Northvale, NJ-10/27/2015 Book signing at Books & Greetings at 6:30pm
- Denver-10/28/2015 Book signing at Tattered Cover, Aspen Grove at 6:30pm
- Dallas-10/29/2015 Book signing at Barnes & Noble at 6:30pm
- Kansas City-10/30/2015 Book signing at Oak Park Mall (B&N) at 6:30pm
- Atlanta-10/30/2015- FoxTale Book Shoppe – Location TBD at 6:30pm
- Pigeon Forge-10/31/2015 Book signing at the Titanic Museum from 11:00am to 3:00pm
No word on which cast members will be at which signings.
|Days of Our Lives,News||September 17th,2015||Comments Off on DOOL: 50th Anniversary Photo Book|
|Interviews,Media||August 23rd,2015||Comments Off on Video Interview: Pure Flix Q&A|
Jen Lilley is one of the kindest human beings around. Her glass is always full, her joyful light shines bright, and she’s just one of those people who makes you happier when you’re around them.
From Hannah Montana to Queen Esther to modern day soap operas, Jen stays busy! Plus…there’s always philanthropy, table saws, recording music, and her love of Dean Martin to keep her occupied, just in case learning 30 pages of dialogue a day isn’t enough for her.
When did you decide to become an actor?
“During the spring semester of my second year in college. I auditioned for an independent film on a whim and booked the lead female role. When I got on set, I fell in love with the crew and the movie making process from start to finish. So, naturally, I decided to learn as much as I could about acting as a career.
“I wondered why some actresses were successful when so many were not, and I deduced that the answer is most actors don’t treat acting as a business, but simply as a means to acquire fame and accolades. I’m more interested in the art of story-telling and how it affects an audience, and having a platform to talk about kindness and helping others. I set about learning as much as I could about the business of acting and approach acting as a business as much as an art form. Eight years later, I’m still loving every moment!”
|Crossing Streets,Days of Our Lives,General Hospital,Guest Appearances,Hollygrove,Interviews,Music,Revelation Road 2,The Book of Esther,Where Are You Bobby Browning?||August 23rd,2015||Comments Off on Interview: Talent Monthly|
There’s bad. There’s evil. There’s utterly contemptible. And then there’s Theresa Donovan. The hilarious, pint-size hellcat of NBC’s Days of Our Lives—played with loads of sex, sass and sarcasm by Jen Lilley—showed up in Salem two years ago with a rap sheet three blocks long. Theresa’s move to this sweet Middle America burg was part of her parole agreement, a last-ditch attempt to set the young conniver on the straight and narrow. And the poor townsfolk have been paying for it ever since.
“Theresa is an unapologetic mess,” Lilley says with a laugh. “I knew I was in for a wild ride when I heard the list of crimes she had committed even before she hit the screen, which included grand theft auto, cocaine possession and two cases of assault and battery. The latter is particularly amazing, seeing as I’m 5’2″ and 100 pounds wet.”
|Days of Our Lives,Interviews||August 23rd,2015||Comments Off on Interview: Salem Witch (TV Guide Magazine)|
Pop TV has added same day episode re-runs of Days of Our Lives to it’s line up. These episodes start Monday at 8 pm est following B&B and Y&R.
|Days of Our Lives,News||August 23rd,2015||Comments Off on DOOL: Same Day Re-Runs!|
Actress Jen Lilley has an ingénue quality, flawless skin, and green pools for eyes—you literally want to dive right into them. If you do choose to dive into the pool, you won’t be wading, as this Southern lady is a person of depth, both intellectually or spiritually. Her original career goal was law, and she is well-read and varied in her interests, including baking quality desserts and restoring furniture. But for Jen acting is the calling, and seven years in Hollywood has afforded her some remarkable opportunities. She earned a turn in the Academy Award-winning feature film THE ARTIST, where she was able to express her remarkable beauty and grace.
Jen is also a comedienne with innate comic timing. She has done improv with the Upright Citizens Brigade, and has garnered appearances on TWO AND A HALF MEN, and iCARLY. Despite all these inherent and hard-earned assets, she doesn’t take herself too seriously. She understands she is a marketable commodity on which the entertainment industry places high value.
“I always knew that whatever I did in life, whether it was to be a lawyer or whatever—I just knew I wanted to make money to give it away. And I wanted to have a platform to be able to speak to people. So acting is kind of a natural fit for that, right? Because you have this ridiculous platform where for whatever reason, I play dress up and people listen to me.”
At present, Jen gets dressed up to play Theresa Donovan, the devious drug and booze addicted vixen on NBC’s DAYS OF OUR LIVES. DAYS is one of the last surviving soap operas on daytime television, celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.
Jen has been a part of the cast since 2013, and has impacted critics, as well as her fans with her no-holds barred portrayal of the villainous Theresa. Because the character came off so diabolical, Jen originally had misgivings about taking on the role.
“I did the role of “Maxie Jones” on General Hospital for 11 months. Because of that I had DAYS attention. I auditioned for the role of “Jordan” and the role of “Theresa”, and they were like, which role do you like better. I thought I liked the role of Jordan better, because she’s a sweet girl. And they were like, ‘Well, we kind of wrote Theresa with you in mind.’ I said, ‘Can you spell “Theresa” for me?’ Maybe I’m reading the wrong character; this is so not my character.”
Jen has been a committed Christian since the age of 9, and is an admitted “goody two-shoes”, so taking on Theresa would definitely be a stretch.
“I just didn’t know if I wanted to play a character like that. She’s really evil; she’s slutty, and promiscuous. I just wasn’t seeing the appeal of it. So of course, I’m praying about it, and I really felt like God just kept saying, this is your role, this is your role.
|Days of Our Lives,General Hospital,Interviews,Turn Around Jake||May 7th,2015||Comments Off on Interview: Examiner.com (April 2015)|