• Jill Marie Jones is a 43 year old African American actress and former cheerleader
• She attended Duncanville High School and Texas Woman’s University
• After graduation she pursued a modeling career and became involved in the entertainment industry since 2000
• She had a public relationship with Ray Liotta in 2006
• Her current net worth is estimated to be around $1 million

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FactAttended Texas Women's University

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.


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.

Love Life

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.

Body Measurements

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.

General Info

Full NameJill Marie Jones
Height1.72 m
ProfessionActor, Fashion Model
EducationDuncanville High School


NominationsNAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series
MoviesRedrum, The Perfect Holiday, Universal Remote, The Longshots, Private Valentine: Blonde & Dangerous, Drool, Meeting Spencer, 35 and Ticking, Hear No Evil
TV ShowsGirlfriends, Ash vs Evil Dead, Gillian in Georgia

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1I'm so outgoing and tangible, I'll talk to anybody.


1Featured "cover girl" for an issue of King magazine in 2002.
2Attended Texas Women's University
3Was a Dallas Cowboys cheerleader for two years and a Dallas Mavericks dancer for one year. Toured with the USO and DOD, traveling to Korea, Japan, Israel and Egypt.




Ash vs Evil Dead2015TV SeriesAmanda Fisher
Sleepy Hollow2013-2015TV SeriesCynthia Irving
Hear No Evil2014Kate
Men, Money & Gold Diggers2014Dedra
American Horror Story2013TV SeriesPandora
35 and Ticking2011Coco
Gillian in Georgia2010TV SeriesGillian
Meeting Spencer2010Nikki Ross
Drool2009Imogene Cochran
Private Valentine: Blonde & Dangerous2008Private Connie Johnson
The Longshots2008Ronnie
The Perfect Holiday2007Robin
Universal Remote2007/ICourt Reporter
City Guys2000TV SeriesCheerleader Captain


Black Girls Rock! 20132013TV MovieHerself
From the Mouths of Babes2012TV Series documentaryHerself (2016)
The Hot 102011TV SeriesHerself - Guest
37th NAACP Image Awards2006TV SpecialHerself
All Shades of Fine: 25 Hottest Women of the Past 25 Years2005TV MovieHerself
106 & Park Top 10 Live2005TV SeriesHerself
BET Comedy Awards2004TV SpecialHerself
The Sharon Osbourne Show2004TV SeriesHerself
35th NAACP Image Awards2004TV SpecialHerself - Co-Host
Vibe Awards2003TV SpecialHerself
34th NAACP Image Awards2003TV SpecialHerself
Source Awards 20012001TV SpecialHerself


Won Awards

2010FilmOut Audience AwardsFilmOut San Diego, USBest Supporting ActressDrool (2009)

Nominated Awards

2006Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actress in a Comedy SeriesGirlfriends (2000)
2004BET Comedy AwardBET Comedy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy SeriesGirlfriends (2000)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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