Jillian plays the female lead in romantic U.S/Australian sci-fi feature Loveland, directed by Mystery Road’s Ivan Sen and co-starring Ryan Kwanten and Hugo Weaving. The film is due for release in 2021. She recently wrapped on Kiwi comedy feature film Millie Lies Low from director Michelle Savill and will appear in A Miracle Constantly Repeating for Patricia Piccinini as part of Melbourne’s Rising Festival.
Jillian played the role of Molly Kane in feature The True History of the Kelly Gang, directed by Justin Kurzel and starring Russell Crowe, based on the Booker Prize-winning novel by Peter Carey and had a key role in SBS original drama Hungry Ghosts. She will be seen in Netflix series Clickbait.
Jillian was part of the ensemble cast of King Cross Theatre’s The Serpent’s Teeth and has appeared in lead roles in several short films, including Tam from Nora Niasari. She is a graduate of the full-time acting course at 16th Street Actors Studio in Melbourne and holds a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Media Communication, from The University of Melbourne.
Born Huyen Dieu at Sungai Besi refugee camp in Malaysia, both Jillian’s parents are Vietnamese, with Chinese heritage on her mother’s side. She immigrated to Australia when she was 14 months old.