Jill Schoelen

Jill Schoelen

actress, director, soundtrack

Jill Schoelen was born on Mar 21, 1963 in USA. Jill Schoelen's big-screen debut came with D.C. Cab directed by Joel Schumacher in 1983. Jill Schoelen is known for The Heights directed by Jefferson Kibbee, Ray Aranha stars as Mr. Mike and Alex Désert as Stan Lee. Jill Schoelen has got 1 awards and 2 nominations so far. The most recent award Jill Schoelen achieved is Sitges - Catalonian International Film Festival. The upcoming new movie Jill Schoelen plays is Blast which will be released on Apr 07, 2000.

A more unconventional husky-voiced "scream queen" heroine of the 1980s was Jill Schoelen, daughter of well-known fashion designer Dorothy Schoelen. Born and raised in Burbank, she studied at the Acting for Life Theatre in Burbank and started off on TV as a teen in the Fame-influenced TV pilot called The Best of Times (1981), starring the up-and-coming Nicolas Cage and Crispin Glover. She gained in experience with a number of innocuous films geared mostly toward the young, including S.O.S. taxi (1983), Rock Star (1985) and Hot Moves (1984). The dark-eyed, black-haired pretty girl, with the trademark bangs, wouldn't find her horror niche until starring in Wes Craven's TV movie, Terreur froide (1985). From there, she scored big with the cult shocker, Le beau-père (1987), wherein she played the resourceful stepdaughter terrorized by the lecherous, meek-appearing Terry O'Quinn as the title monster.The sleeper hit put Jill on the map with a seemingly solid future, continuing on with Le fantôme de l'opéra (1989), this time keeping company opposite "Freddy Krueger" inhabiter, Robert Englund, as her deranged pursuer. But a few bumps in the road, with such low-grade fodder as La morsure (1989), Cutting Class (1989) and Popcorn (1991), put a permanent damper on her career, despite coming back with a bit of grit in the thriller TV movie, When a Stranger Calls Back (1993). Her object-of-a-stalker days behind her, after filming Not Again! (1996), she settled comfortably back and raised two children with her husband, musician/composer Anthony Marinelli.

  • Birthday

    Mar 21, 1963
  • Place of Birth

    Burbank, California, USA
  • Also known

    Jill Marie Schoelen

Known For


1 wins & 2 nominations

Sitges - Catalonian International Film Festival
The Stepfather (1987)
Winner - Best Actress

Movies & TV Shows

TV Shows