Jillian K. Waters
Jillian K. Waters is a Colombian born performer, who spent her childhood in Japan, England and the US. She graduated with a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Acting from Emerson College, Boston, MA. While at Emerson some of her favorite lead credits include: The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, Much Ado About Nothing and The Bluest Eye. After Emerson, she received her Masters of Fine Arts in Acting from The Actors Studio Drama School at Pace University New York, NY. Her favorite lead credits include: February 14th, Affections of an Alley Cat, Broken Bones and Marisol in Marisol. Off Broadway credit includes, Two Days Till Dawn at the Gene Frankel Theatre, Emily Dickinson OUTERSPACE! at the Bushwick Starr Theatre, The Answer Killing Question: Buys A Crisis at the Crown Theatre and Sweet Nothing in my Ear at The Actors Studio. Her Los Angeles credits include Sex, Relationships and Sometimes Love at The Complex Theatre. She received her Shakespearean training at Oxford University, Oxford, UK at the RSC Midsummer Conservatory Program with The British American Drama Academy. Jillian has been awarded Life Time Membership at The Actors Studio in Manhattan, NY, and is currently a working member at the Studio, founded by the Group Theatre.

Personal Life
Jillian was adopted from Bogota, Colombia as a baby and spent her childhood summers on her family’s farms in the countryside of Iowa. Growing up in Japan and England cultivated her with a passion for exploration and still to this day she is an avid traveler. She was accepted into the Intensa Language Institute in Costa Rica where she studied Spanish and continues to study French, Spanish and American Sign Language in NYC. In her spare time she is an active member of The Actors Studio and busy enjoying life in New York City. She dedicates every performance to her family and friends, especially her late uncle Bob Waters who passed away from brain cancer in 2010 and her cousin and God daughter Abbie Waters who battled two bouts of an aggressive form of childhood cancer, Rhabdomyosarcoma, and passed on in 2011. Bob and Abbie lived life vibrantly and their tenacity and kind nature will never be forgotten.

Upcoming Works
Current projects include her revival of her solo show based on her adoption and life story, which debuted in Boston at the Cabaret Theatre at Emerson College and will have it's NYC Premier at The Actors Studio in 2017. She is currently filming a web series due to premier soon and her short film "620 ISHAM" has been officially selected for the 2016 Inwood Film Festival.

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