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From Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader to Hollywood: Jill Marie Jones

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Who is Jill Marie Jones?

A former dancer and cheerleader, Jill Marie Jones is today a renowned actress with 25 acting credits to her name, perhaps known best for her role as Antoinette ‘Toni’ Childress Garrett in the series “Girlfriends”, which earned her nominations for Image Award and BET Comedy Award for Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series. Jill’s appeared in a number of popular television shows and films, and attracted attention not only for her acting talent but also for her breathtaking appearance, of which an army of her fans is particularly fond. Jill was on the cover of King Magazine in 2002.

Let us tell you more about her profession and her path from Dallas Cowboys cheerleader to Hollywood.

Early life, family, and education

Born on 4 January 1975, Jill’s zodiac sign is Capricorn. She hails from Dallas, Texas USA, holds American nationality, and comes from a family of Italian and African-American descent. Jill was raised in her hometown by her parents, about whom nothing is known., nor has she spoken about siblings, thus many believe that she’s an only child.

Jill loved dancing from an early age, and  began cheerleading while in a local high school. Upon matriculating in 1993, she enrolled at Texas Woman’s University, from which she graduated with a BA degree in 1997. While at college, she was a part of the university’s cheerleader team.

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After graduation, for two years Jill was a Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader (football), then a Dallas Mavericks Dancer (basketball). She was on a tour with the US Department of Defense and United Services Organization to Japan, Korea, Egypt, and Israel. Jill also performed on The Miss Texas Pageant and “Monday Night Football”, an American live television broadcast of weekly National Football League (NFL) games.

Subsequently, she launched her modeling career, before moving to Los Angeles, California where she pursued her career as an actress.

Roles in series

Jill made her acting debut as a Cheerleader Captain in an episode of the series “City Guys” in 2000. Later that year, she was cast to play her most significant role to date, as Toni Garrett in “Girlfriends”; between 2000 and 2006, Jill was seen in 137 episodes of this comedy-drama centered on four women, and follows the story of their lives, loves, and losses. Jill’s character was considered selfish and materialistic, but also smart and gorgeous.

When she left the show, many asked what happened, and Jill confirmed her departure saying that her contract ended, thus she decided to try her luck on other projects.

Her next TV series role came in 2010 when she landed the lead role as Gillian in the comedy “Gillian in Georgia”, which although having no nominations was well-rated by the audience (8.1/10).

In the following years, Jill guest starred as Pandora in an episode of the series “American Horror Story” in 2013, followed by her role as Cynthia Irving in “Sleepy Hollow” (2013-2015).

During 2015 and 2016, Jill played Amanda Fisher in the action comedy horror “Ash vs Evil Dead”, also starring Bruce Campbell, Dana DeLorenzo, and Ray Santiago, which had 18 award nominations and 12 wins, including Chainsaw Award for Best TV Series.

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Between 2018 and 2021, Jill was seen as Maggie in all 18 episodes of the series “Monogamy”, in which she played one of the main roles opposite Vanessa Simmons and Darius McCrary. The show followed the story of four couples who travel to Los Angeles to repair their broken marriages through a so-called treatment called ‘Swap Therapy’.

Concurrently, Jill was seen in her guest role as Tina in an episode of the series “Black-ish” in 2019, before she landed the role of Tamara Roberts in the 2021 drama “Delilah”, in which she starred opposite Maahra Hill and Susan Heyward. The show had no nominations, and was poorly rated by the critics and the audience.

Most recently, Jill made an appearance in an episode of the popular comedy series “The Neighborhood” in 2023.

Roles in movies

Jill made her big screen debut as a Court Reporter in the 2007 movie “Universal Remote”. Later that year, she followed with her role as Tonya in “Redrum”, and as Robin in “The Perfect Holiday”.

She was next cast to play Ronnie in the 2008 biographic drama “The Longshots”, based on the true life story of Jasmine Plummer, who was the first female to play in the Pop Warner Football tournament in its over 50-years-long history.

In the following year, Jill portrayed Imogene Cochran in the comedy “Drool”. Her performance in the movie earned her the FilmOut San Diego, US Award for Best Supporting Actress. Speaking of awards, “Drool” won the Miami Gay and Lesbian Film Festival Jury Award for Best Fiction Feature.

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Jill was seen as Nikki in the 2011 movie “Meeting Spencer”, followed by her roles in “Men, Money & Gold Diggers” and  “Hear No Evil” in 2014. Her next movie role came in the 2018 horror “Boo!”, which won the Brooklyn Horror Film Festival Prize.

Most recently, Jill was seen as Viola in the historic romantic drama “Charming the Hearts of Men”, set in the politically charged early ‘60s in which a sophisticated woman returns to her hometown in the South to find that her options are limited and discrimination abounds. She inspires historic legislation to allow women opportunities that they’ve never had before. The stars of the movie were Anna Friel, Starletta DuPois and Kelsey Grammer.

Love life and relationships

Jill has been the subject of various rumors about her love life, many of them saying that she might be lesbian or bisexual. She hasn’t commented on these speculations, however, it’s known that she dated some of the big names from the entertainment industry. One of them is the famous actor, Idris Elba, back in the early 2000s.

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Jill was in a relationship with Travis Fimmel, an Australian actor and model, perhaps known best for his role as Ragnar Lothbrok in “Vikings”. The two dated during 2004 and 2005.

When the two broke up, Jill began dating Bryce Wilson, a music producer and actor. Their love story ended in 2006. Jill then found new love with the famous “Goodfellas” actor, Ray Liotta, however, this romance was short-lived, ending after a few months.

During 2013 and 2014, Jill was in a relationship with Pyotr Dranga, a Russian accordionist who lives in Los Angeles.

As of May 2023, it seems that Jill is single; she hasn’t been married or engaged, and doesn’t have children.

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Age, height, and net worth

According to her fans, this 48-year-old actress is one of the most beautiful African-American celebrity ladies, and her trademark is her long, dark brown hair; the color of her eyes is also dark brown. She’s 5ft 6ins (1.67m) tall, weighs around 130lbs (60kgs), with vital statistics of 35-25-35.

Jill has earned a decent amount of money through her acting career. According to sources, as of May 2023, her net worth has been estimated at over $1 million.

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PrettyMuch Member – Nick Mara’s Wiki Age, Girlfriend, Height

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Who is Nick Mara, PrettyMuch member? Wiki Bio

Nick Mara was born in Englishtown, New Jersey USA, on 8 November 1997, so his zodiac sign is Scorpio and he holds American nationality. He is a singer and a dancer, best known for being a member of the music band PrettyMuch.

Early life and education

Nick is of Irish and Italian descent, and was raised in Englishtown alongside his two older brothers Rob and Chris, and his sister Mia, who is currently working as his manager. His father owns a small shop, while his mother is a psychologist currently working at a local high school in Englishtown.

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Nick became interested in dancing at the age of six, and after his parents noticed his passion, they paid for his dancing lessons, while soon noticing that Nick was also a talented singer. He began singing while at high school, where he was also physically active playing soccer and football, mostly because these interests helped him to matriculate. Upon finishing high school, he focused on his singing and dancing career, and didn’t enroll at college.

Career as a singer and a dancer

Nick launched his dancing career in 2011 when he competed in MTV’s competition show called “America’s Best Dance Drew”, performing with the ICONic Boyz hip-hop dance group.

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He was praised for his skills, and was then invited to appear in the shows entitled “Made” and “Saturday Night Live”, also  airing on the MTV channel, however, most of his popularity came after his appearance in the Disney show called “Shake It Up”.

He started uploading videos of himself dancing and singing onto his Instagram account, which today counts over 555,000 followers, and in 2016 Nick was noticed by Simon Cowell, one of the creators and judges in the competition show “Britain’s Got Talent”. Nick competed against other singers, and was eventually chosen to join the PrettyMuch band, and moved to Los Angeles, California where they are currently working together.

PrettyMuch consists of Brandon Arreaga, Edwin Honoret, Austin Porter, Zion Kuwonu, and Nick. They were all solo performers before Simon Cowell decided to unite them, and they released their debut single entitled “Would You Mind” in July 2017 and their second single “Open Arms” followed on 27 October 2017, with their third single “No More” just a month later. Their debut extended play (EP) was released on 19 April 2018 entitled “PrettyMuch an EP”, and they then went to work on new singles such as “Real Friends”, “Jello”, and “BliND” which came out on 25 January 2019.

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Their second – “Phases – EP” – was available for download on 24 May 2019, and is made-up of six songs, four of which were new at the time.

Nick is also an actor having appeared in the short film entitled “Freeman Velocity” in 2014, which stars Jacob Berger and Carmen Cantore, and follows two boys as they chase after their stolen book to confront the thieves. Nick also appeared in the off-Broadway show called “Me and Casear Lee”.

Love life and girlfriend

Nick was in a relationship with his high school sweetheart for three years, but they split after matriculation as they wanted different things out of life.

In 2018 he began dating Alexys Cruz, who was born in the USA on 2 September 1999 – her zodiac sign is Virgo and she holds American nationality. She has an older sister named Isabella, and the two were raised in Los Angeles by their parents who are both into law businesses. Alexys became active on the internet in September 2015, when she uploaded her first picture onto her Instagram account. She attended Mount St. Mary Academy, and was then a cheerleader for the University of Miami in 2017 and 2018.

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Alexys and Nick met at a party for dancers, and begun dating, often uploading pictures of themselves together onto their social media accounts, however, it appears that the two split in mid-2019, as they stopped uploading pictures in July.

Nick is currently officially single, although a rumor has it that he is back together with Alexys.

Hobbies and other interests

Nick likes to listen to old school rock bands such as AC/DC and Guns ‘n’ Roses, while his favorite performer was Kurt Cobain – Nick was heartbroken when he heard about his suicide.

He enjoys watching movies in his spare time, with two of his favorite actors being Heath Ledger and Russell Crowe, and some of his favorite movies are “The Dark Knight”, “Gladiator”, and “Robin Hood”. He is also likes new Disney movies such as “Minions”, “How To Train Your Dragon”, and “Despicable Me”.

Nick is taking good care of his appearance, and has several training sessions at the gym each week, while also following a strict diet, which means zero intake of sugar and no fast food.

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He enjoys skateboarding and riding a bicycle, while his favorite hobby is travelling, and he has been all around the US with his band, while he’s also visited Spain and England. His dream travel destination is Miami in Florida, and his favorite cuisine is Mexican.

Appearance and net worth

Nick is 22 years old. He has short brown hair and brown eyes, is 5ft 8ins (1.73m) tall, and weighs around 150lbs (68kgs). As of early 2020, his net worth is estimated at over $1 million.

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16yo dancer Bailey Sok – What do we know about her? Wiki

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Who is Bailey Sok and what do we know about her? Wiki Bio

Bailey Sok was born in California USA, on 24 February 2004, so her zodiac sign is Pisces and she holds American nationality. Bailey is a dancer and dance teacher, actress and a choreographer, perhaps best known for appearing in the “Zoe Valentine” TV series and performing in the “America’s Got Talent” show.

Early life and education

Bailey was raised in California by her mother, while nothing is known about her father who doesn’t seem to be a part of the family; Bailey has two sisters named Kylie and Britney.

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When she was three years old, her mother wanted to enroll Kylie at a dancing school, and she received an offer to enroll Bailey as well for free, paying for just one child. Bailey first learned tap dancing, and made her debut stage performance at the age of five, and started competing in the following year. At the age of 10, she met her friend Kaycee Rice, and the video of the two dancing to the song “Anaconda” has been viewed over 40 million times on YouTube.

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Bailey enrolled online into high school studies in 2019, as she is very busy; currently she isn’t planning on attending college after she matriculates.

Career as a dancer

At the age of 11, Bailey started dancing for Dance Precisions group before switching to Just Plain Dancin’. She went on her first tour called The Pulse on Tour at the age of 14, and after returning took up acting classes, and began vocal training. She has started learning how to dance contemporary and ballet, as she has so far mostly been focused on hip hop and jazz.

Bailey has stated how the person who she looks up to is Melvin Timtim, a member and the leader of the S-Rank dancing crew. She danced with the dancing instructor Matt Steffanina in February 2019, and the video of the two dancing together has been viewed over 20 million times on YouTube while two of their other videos have both been seen over 10 million times. Bailey has danced with numerous famous people, while she and Ellen Kim and Eileen Harman danced at the opening show of the 2018 World Finals of the video game “League of Legends”, with the video of their performance being viewed over 173 million times.

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Bailey has been nominated for several awards, such as an Industry Dance Award for favorite dancer in 2017, and won an Arena Award for rising star of the year in 2019. She has been guest teaching at colleges since 2019, such as those in South Korea, Japan, and Australia.

Bailey’s sisters have both become professional golfers, and are attending a golf school. They persuaded Bailey to test her own skills at golf, and although it turned out she is not that good at it, it has become her main hobby, and she is often exchanging dancing advice for golf advice.

Bailey is also an actress, having launched her acting career in 2017 by portraying Sara in the TV series “The Neighborhood Kiddos” in 2017, while she only gained recognition in 2019 when she played Viv Anderson in the second episode of the eighth season of the TV series “Zoe Valentine” – the series follows Zoe Valentine (Anna Cathcart) who, after her sister dies due to cancer, is now trying to stay positive, and fit in at school.

Bailey is also an Instagram star, as her account is followed by over 1.4 million people while she is also a YouTuber, having launched her channel on 17 March 2014 which is currently subscribed to by over 220,000 people.

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Love life and education

In 2017, rumors started circulating the internet that the famous dancer was dating fellow dancer Jason Hancock, after the two were noticed spending most of their free time together. Both Jason and Bailey addressed the public stating that they are only close friends; in 2019 Bailey started dating Kenneth Paul San Jose, a Filipino-American dancer best known for competing in the “World of Dance Philippines” competition show, finishing in 3rd place.

Ken was born in Los Angeles, California USA, on 9 April 2002 – his zodiac sign is Aries and he holds American nationality.

His father was a dancer as well, but died in 2018, a year after being diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer, and his mother is Claudine San Jose; Ken has a brother named Matthew. He began dancing in 2014, first taking classes in hip hop while he is currently learning at several studios such as Millennium Dance Complex and Movement Lifestyle. He is also a singer, as he has released his debut song entitled “Lose Control” in April 2019.

Hobbies and other interests

Bailey is a fan of the film industry with her favorite actors and actresses being Brandon Lee, Jet Li, and Devon Aoki while some of her favorite movies are “Battle Royal”, “In the Mood for Love”, and “Lady Vengeance”.

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She likes watching animated movies too, such as those made by Disney and Studio Ghibli – some of her favorites are “Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind”, “Porco Rosso”, and “My Neighbor Totoro”. Travelling is her passion and she has already been to many Asian countries such as Japan, India, and China, as well as to France and Italy in Europe. She likes tasting various cuisines with her favorite being Mexican food. Bailey is a huge lover of animals, and has a pet dog and a cat, while she has on several occasions volunteered with her friends at an animal shelter.

Appearance and net worth

Bailey is 16 years old. She has medium long brown hair and brown eyes, is 4ft 11ins (1.5m) tall, and weighs around 92lbs (42kgs). As of early 2020, her net worth is estimated at over $1 million.

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Naked Truth Of Melissa Soria – Lil Dicky’s ‘White Dude’ Dancer

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Who is Melisa Soria?

Melissa Soria is an American model, dancer and social media sensation, who came to prominence in 2010 after appearing in the Playboy Girls Next Door issue. Furthermore, she’s featured in other magazines, while her biggest achievement to date is possibly her appearance in the music video “White Dude” by Lil Dicky.

Melissa Soria Naked Truth: Age, Childhood, and Education

Melissa Soria was born on the 6th November 1987, in Stockton, California USA; she is of mixed ancestry as she is of Spanish, Irish, Persian, Indian and Native American descent.

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She spent her childhood in Stockton alongside her two siblings, but unfortunately, Melissa hasn’t shared their names and age, or any other details about her family. She matriculated from a local high school in 2005, after which she enrolled at the University of the Pacific in her hometown, where she studied nutrition. Her studies later helped in her career, as she has maintained great looks and figure thanks partly to a healthy diet.

Career Beginnings

During her college years, Melissa worked as a bartender and receptionist to support her studies, and in 2009 she took her first steps towards becoming a model, at the Hawaiian Tropic modeling contest, and won it.

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After this, she started getting offers from various brands and magazines, which only increased her popularity.

Rise to Stardom

Gradually, Melissa was becoming more popular, as she focused more on her work, and in 2010 this was crowned by an appearance in Playboy magazine, and its Playboy’s Sexy Girls Next Door. Two years later, Melissa biggest achievement so far in her career happened, as she was selected to feature in the music video “White Dude”, performed by Lil Dicky. The song and the whole video became an instant hit, and Melissa a star.

The same year, Melissa featured in another music video, this time in collaboration with the musician Wax on the song “Rosana”, which also became very popular, launching her higher into stardom. To speak further about her accomplishments, Melissa has worked for Bridal Couture Magazine, and Gear and Groove magazine, among others which have contributed to her wealth and popularity.

Melissa Soria Net Worth, Height, Weight, Body Measurements, and Appearance

Melissa’s career is still developing, and we are yet to hear about her accomplishments in the modeling world.

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She also has an Instagram page through which she has also been able to earn a decent amount of money.

According to sources, Melissa Soria’s net worth is estimated to be as high as $1 million, as of early 2020, which is a decent upgrade from $700,000 in 2019. Melissa has earned fame thanks to her great looks – she stands at 5ft 2ins (1.57m) tall, weighs approximately 98lbs ~ 45kgs, nad vital statistics are 32-23-33 ins. She has dark brown hair with dark brown eyes.

Melissa Soria Personal Life, Dating, Single, Boyfriend, Children

Melissa Soria hasn’t spoken much about her personal life and there isn’t much information about it. Nevertheless, we have found out that Melissa is a caring mother to her son Rayyan.

However, she hasn’t talked about him and who his father is, and as a result, his age and the name of his father remain hidden. Her dating life is held as a mystery too, as she hasn’t disclosed anything about it, though has said that she is currently single, and focused on her career and raising her son.

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Melissa Soria News, Facts, Influence

Melissa Soria has become a star in recent years and is building up her career on a daily basis. For now, she still remains best known as the girl in Lil Dicky’s music video but has done so much more since then. She has started her Instagram page, and with over 20,000 followers has contributed to modeling from her own perspective. Furthermore, she also has her own Twitter page, though posts are hidden for now.

Melissa enjoys a healthy lifestyle and can be often seen in the gym, working out on her body to maintain perfection.

However, she hasn’t shared anything about her nutrition and diet, but has said that it is absolutely impossible to stay on the top of the modeling world without being under a strict diet and exercise plan.

When she is not working, Melissa enjoys swimming and also likes spending time with her friends bar,becuing the entire day and having a great time.

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Melissa has a small heart tattoo on her right butt cheek, and has also pierced her naval.

She speaks with awe about her time spent with the Playboy magazine, during which time she traveled across the world, doing photo sessions at various locations, and visiting the Playboy Mansion during one of many parties held at the popular estate.

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