Jackson, MI, USA
Jilanne was born Jilanne Marie Klaus in Jackson, MI. Raised in Beaumont, TX until the age of 12 when her family moved to southern IL. She began dancing at the age of four and has been performing ever since. She has always attracted attention, as homecoming queen at Althoff Catholic High and as IL Jr. Miss she got used to being in the spot light. Although she studied Pre-Med at the University of Notre Dame, she opted to audition for the American Academy of Dramamtic Arts in NYC instead of taking the Medical College Admission Test. And, lucky for us she did. In addition to living in France and Japan of her own volition, she traveled nationally and internationally with theatre groups. She moved to LA in 1993 where she continues to work on stage, film and TV.