Who is Ray Liotta’s ex-girlfriend, actress Jill Marie Jones?
Born on the 4th of January 1975, in Dallas, Texas USA, Jill Marie Jones is a 43-year-old African-American actress, dancer and former cheerleader, who is perhaps best known from her significant presence as Antoinette ‘Toni’ Childs-Garrett in the UPN- TV produced comedy series entitled “Girlfriends”. She has had a number of other roles in various films and TV shows throughout her career, having been active in the often lucrative acting business since 2000.
Early Life and Education
There is currently no information regarding her early youth, including the names and professions of her parents, and apparently Jill doesn’t have any siblings. However, it is known that she did grow up in her birthplace, as she attended the Duncanville High School, and upon matriculation, Texas Woman’s University, from where she graduate in 1996. It is unknown when exactly she took an interest in what she does today, although there is the fact that she had a knack for cheerleading during her education years, which she later turned into a profitable vocation.
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Immediately after graduation, Jill began pursuing a modeling career. First of all, for two years she was employed as a Cheerleader for the Dallas Cowboys American Football team, then she passed onto Dallas Mavericks basketball team for one year, before going on to tour Korea, Israel, Egypt and Japan with the United Service Organization and United States Department of Defense. She is also remembered for her performances in the Monday Night Football event, and The Miss Texas Pageant. Eventually, Jill moved to Los Angeles in order to pursue her acting career full-time, following the small role she had in “City Guys” in 2000, as the cheerleader captain. In the same year, she obtained the role that is probably her most significant contract until today, as Antoinette ‘Toni’ Marie Childress Garrett in 137 episodes “Girlfriends”, from 2000 to 2006. Over the course of the next three years, she had several minor roles, all of which were in films, before in 2010 came her next TV series role, as Gillian in “Gillian in Georgia”, which was this time the lead one, and thus a heavy contribution to her career. She has since appeared in a few more shows, including “Sleepy Hollow” and “Ash vs Evil Dead”, and she as of mid-2018 is involved in a post-production stage film.
As for the romantic life of the cheerleader and actress, Jill has had a fair share of public relationships. When asked about the virtues that a person requires in order for her to consider them ‘marriage material’, Jill said: ‘Honesty first and foremost. Not just honesty with the other person, but honesty with yourself, because sometimes we want certain things from a marriage, but what we want and what can actually make us happy are two different things.’ Her first public relationship was with the actor Bryce Wilson in 2005 through March 2006, then with Ray Liotta in 2006, which is said to have lasted for around five months. There is no information as to who she dated for the next seven years, but it is public knowledge that she was in a relationship with the Russian musician named Peter Dranga in 2013, which ended at some point in 2014 for unknown reasons. Additionally, there were rumors that Jill was at some point pregnant, but this was quickly dismissed.
What is Jill Marie Jones’ Net Worth?
Have you ever wondered how rich Jill Marie Jones is, as of mid-2018? According to various authoritative sources, it has been estimated that the current total of Jill’s accumulated wealth is close to $1 million, largely aided by her successes in the entertainment industry, with the greatest contribution from her long-term presence in “Girlfriends”. As her career continues to develop, the said amount can be expected to increase.
— Jill Marie Jones (@MsJillMJones) June 1, 2018
Concerning the physical attributes of the experienced actress, there is no information regarding her vital statistics, but her height is 5ft 8ins (1.73m). The actress’ body weight is unknown, but her body shape is generally described as hourglass, while her hair color is black and her eyes are dark brown. Her bra, shoe and dress sizes remain disclosed.
Social Media Presence
Due to the major influence of social networks, it is nowadays a regular thing for active actresses to nourish a close and active relationship with their fans, for the sake of increasing the popularity of the titles they’re working on, and thus their own net worth. Jill herself seems to be a regular subscriber, if not the leading example of this trend, as she is quite ubiquitous on most social media networks. Her Facebook account is currently followed by over 64,100 people, while her Twitter account boasts a significantly higher 131,000+ followers, and her Instagram account is actively followed by more than 80,000 fans.