Jill was born and raised in Astoria, Queens in New York City and still resides there. You can hear Jill’s pre-recorded voice between the songs on Sirius Satellite Radio station’s 26 Left of Center and 36 The Beat. She is currently in the works with Chef Armand and Frankie the Butcher for an upcoming radio talk show titled “Radio Gourmet” (www.radiogourmet.com). She started her voice over career doing Children’s Hospital Educational and Entertainment readings on the old Adelphi University's WBAU 90.3 FM station. Before voice over, Jill had a long career in Theatre and Film. She graduated with a BA in Drama and Theatre from the City University of New York’s Queens College, earning two scholarships for acting and theatrical spirit. Soon after, she continued her acting, voice and movement studies with Michael Howard and his faculty at his acclaimed studio in NYC. She followed her studies by starring as Miep Gies in the National Tour of The Diary of Anne Frank. This show was written and produced by the National Theatre of the Performing Arts and Dandelion Productions and was based on the book “Anne Frank Remembered” written by Miep Gies. Her character was an honorable, dignified Christian woman who hid the Franks in Mr. Frank’s Jam factory attic for years, bicycling for miles to find food to feed them and risking her life by saving Anna Frank’s diary which was later to be shared with the world. Jill’s love for children’s Theatre started with this show as an educational performance to inform high school students, in over 23 states, of the affects of WWII. Jill continues to assist in showing children about the benefits of performance and play-writing as a member of the Board of Directors of Astoria Performing Arts Center (www.apacny.org). APAC supports children in the arts by producing the Summer Stars Program in Astoria annually. This program provides  scholarships for young children in Queens to learn acting, dancing and singing in theatre. Jill has recently acted in two playmaking shows at a Public School in Queens where 7th graders were taught how to write plays and then had their 10 minute plays acted out by adult actors for them and their families.

Jill also loves acting in film. She was featured as a WWII widow in a film short for the School of Visual Arts, and co-starred as an engaged woman struggling to support her fiancee’s decision-making process of being a businessman or musician in a Brooklyn College’s production of “Set List”. “Set List” is a featured movie still appearing on Queens Cable and CUNY television stations in NYC. Her latest acting role was in the feature film written/directed by Lucas Stone titled “Miles Fuller”. She played a young girl who has brain cancer and meets another young isolated man with cancer, and together they battle for their lives, love, and laughter while the Iraq war is battling over the airwaves.

On her down time, Jill enjoys writing short stories, songs, and poetry. She loves to hike, and go camping and her favorite inspirational natural feat, was hiking a vortex in Sedona Arizona, followed by a hike in the depths of the Grand Canyon. She’s a free bird and frequently can be seen at local open-mics singing, playing guitar/bongos, or reciting her poetry. She hope’s you enjoy her website and is always willing to meet new faces. She wouldn’t mind you sending an e-mail her way at jillparshley@yahoo.com to tell her what you think of the site, make any suggestions, and of course, if you have any acting or voiceover roles for her!