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Jill Marie Jones (born January 4, 1975) is an American actress and model. She is best known for her role as Toni Childs in the U.S. television series Girlfriends (2000–2008).

Early Life

Jones was born in Detroit, Michigan, and raised in the city’s East English Village neighborhood. Her mother, Joyce, was a homemaker, and her father, Marvin, was a factory worker. She has two older sisters, Karen and Kimberly. Jones attended Eastern Michigan University, where she studied communications.


Jones began her career as a model, appearing in print and television ads for companies such as JCPenney and Pepsi. In 2000, she made her acting debut in the U.S. television series Girlfriends, playing the role of Toni Childs. The series ran for eight seasons, and Jones appeared in all 172 episodes.

In 2008, Jones starred in the film Tyler Perry’s The List as Janice. The following year, she had a recurring role in the television series CSI: Miami as Natalia Boa Vista. From 2010 to 2011, she starred as Shaniece Rivers in the TBS comedy series Are We There Yet?.

In 2012, Jones had a recurring role in the FX drama series American Horror Story: Asylum. The following year, she starred in the Lifetime television movie A Day Late and a Dollar Short as Shante Smith. In 2014, she had a recurring role in the Fox musical drama series Empire as Candace Mason.

In 2016, Jones starred in the OWN drama series Greenleaf as Mavis McCready. The following year, she had a recurring role in the Netflix comedy series Santa Clarita Diet as Sheila Hammond.

In 2018, Jones starred in the film Tyler Perry’s Acrimony as Melinda Gayle. The following year, she had a recurring role in the Amazon Prime Video comedy series The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel as Regina Resnick.

Personal Life

Jones has been married twice. Her first marriage was to American football player Damon Jones from 2002 to 2005. Her second marriage is to actor Jonny Lee Miller, whom she married in 2008. The couple have two daughters: Sophia (born 2009) and Clover (born 2011).

Physical Characteristics

Jones is 5 feet 5 inches (1.65 m) tall and weighs 130 pounds (59 kg). She has black hair and brown eyes.

General Info

Full NameJill Marie Jones
Height1.72 m
ProfessionActor, Fashion Model
EducationDuncanville High School


NominationsNAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series
MoviesRedrum, The Perfect Holiday, Universal Remote, The Longshots, Private Valentine: Blonde & Dangerous, Drool, Meeting Spencer, 35 and Ticking, Hear No Evil
TV ShowsGirlfriends, Ash vs Evil Dead, Gillian in Georgia

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1I'm so outgoing and tangible, I'll talk to anybody.


1Featured "cover girl" for an issue of King magazine in 2002.
2Attended Texas Women's University
3Was a Dallas Cowboys cheerleader for two years and a Dallas Mavericks dancer for one year. Toured with the USO and DOD, traveling to Korea, Japan, Israel and Egypt.




Ash vs Evil Dead2015TV SeriesAmanda Fisher
Sleepy Hollow2013-2015TV SeriesCynthia Irving
Hear No Evil2014Kate
Men, Money & Gold Diggers2014Dedra
American Horror Story2013TV SeriesPandora
35 and Ticking2011Coco
Gillian in Georgia2010TV SeriesGillian
Meeting Spencer2010Nikki Ross
Drool2009Imogene Cochran
Private Valentine: Blonde & Dangerous2008Private Connie Johnson
The Longshots2008Ronnie
The Perfect Holiday2007Robin
Universal Remote2007/ICourt Reporter
City Guys2000TV SeriesCheerleader Captain


Black Girls Rock! 20132013TV MovieHerself
From the Mouths of Babes2012TV Series documentaryHerself (2016)
The Hot 102011TV SeriesHerself - Guest
37th NAACP Image Awards2006TV SpecialHerself
All Shades of Fine: 25 Hottest Women of the Past 25 Years2005TV MovieHerself
106 & Park Top 10 Live2005TV SeriesHerself
BET Comedy Awards2004TV SpecialHerself
The Sharon Osbourne Show2004TV SeriesHerself
35th NAACP Image Awards2004TV SpecialHerself - Co-Host
Vibe Awards2003TV SpecialHerself
34th NAACP Image Awards2003TV SpecialHerself
Source Awards 20012001TV SpecialHerself


Won Awards

2010FilmOut Audience AwardsFilmOut San Diego, USBest Supporting ActressDrool (2009)

Nominated Awards

2006Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actress in a Comedy SeriesGirlfriends (2000)
2004BET Comedy AwardBET Comedy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy SeriesGirlfriends (2000)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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