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Jillian Shea Spaeder is a singer, songwriter, musician and actor. Primarily known for her series regular role as "Bailey" on the Disney XD series Walk the Prank, she will be starring with Isla Fisher, Jillian Bell, and Jane Curtin in the upcoming Disney + film Godmothered. Jillian also recently appeared as a guest star on the Netflix series No Good Nick alongside Sean Astin and Melissa Joan Hart and on Disney’s Just Roll with It.
In addition to her acting career, the 18-year-old is also a talented singer-songwriter. Jillian got her start singing and playing the piano when she was five years old, discovered her love of guitar at 12, and now is passionate about writing and recording her original music. In July 2018 she released her first single and music video Story . 2019 was a big year for her musically, starting with the release of Barely Changed , produced by music director and producer Mike Avenaim, in January. Working with acclaimed producer Mikal Blue (Colbie Caillat, Jason Mraz, Five for Fighting, One Republic), Jillian released Talk Too Loud in June and Something Better in September. She also co-wrote, directed, and produced the video for Something Better. In November, Jillian released Runaway, which she co-composed as the theme song for the Brat TV show Crazy Fast.
This year, Jillian released i don't know, a song she wrote and recorded at home during the quarantine, with her dad Bill producing. She also filmed and released a video for this track. Jillian followed that up in May with a beautiful ballad, 3:43 a.m., produced by David Kidd. In July, she released the rocking Worth My Time, produced by Avenaim and Kidd. She has several more songs set lined up and may possibly release them as an EP in the fall.
A Philadelphia-area native who primarily resides in Los Angeles, Jillian started her acting career with several roles in regional musical theater. It was a trip to Hollywood that changed Jillian’s life through a chance encounter with her manager, who encouraged her to consider moving to California to enter the film and television industry. In her first three months in Hollywood, she appeared in the digital DreamWorksTV series OMG!, had a guest starring role on Nickelodeon’s Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn, and booked the series regular role on Walk the Prank.
The youngest of three siblings, Jillian is an advocate for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society in support of a close aunt with the condition. She is also passionate about race and gender equality. and strives to promote awareness. Her popularity continues to grow, and she has amassed more than 1.5 million followers on social media. She is repped by AEFH and Trilogy Talent.