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Jessica Vilchis is an American actress who portrays the role of Jill in Desperate Housewives.


" I began modeling at the age of 9 in my hometown of Chicago and soon after started acting. I landed my first national commercial at the age of 11 for Betty Crocker which ultimately gave me the ‘camera bug’ from then on. I continued acting/modeling throughout elementary school and part of high school, when I wasn’t competing in Gymnastics, Ice-skating or Diving. To keep my cravings of working in front of the camera alive, I began anchoring for my high school’s News Station during the school year, thus beginning my hosting career.

After putting my camera fix on hold for a few years, I attended Miami University in Oxford, OH to focus on academics. Still not able to put my arts aside (and attending dance lessons since the age of 7), I decided to join the Dance Theatre Company as a way to fulfill my ‘performance’ thirst. My freshman year at MU I was on the swimming and diving team as a springboard diver before I had to retire due to a neck injury. After my 6 month recovery, I continued my love for dance with the Dance Theatre Company and DT Repertory Group.

Once receiving my degree in Psychology I moved back to Chicago to pursue acting full-time. After booking commercials and a small role in the The Break Up starring Vince Vaughn and Jennifer Aniston, I decided it was time to give Los Angeles a run for its money. Within the first year of moving to LA, I auditioned for a new project called ‘Style Scene’ for the Style Network (a branch of NBC Universal) and soon after became their host. Since then, I have co-starred in CBS’s The Unit and How I Met Your Mother, CW’s The Game, ABC’s Desperate Housewives and Revenge, hosted for numerous companies such as Break Media, Vlaze.com, GoTV (now known as Phunware), and am currently hosting for Team USA in conjunction with NBC Universal Sports, the NBC 4 (Los Angeles) Station Host, and a correspondent for E! News Now (E! Entertainment) to name a few.

In addition, I have booked supporting roles in feature films. In regards to deals, I was the 2008-2009 Bally Total Fitness Spanish Spokesperson, the 2010-2011 spokesperson for Cricket Wireless (English and Spanish), the 2011-2012 MGD 64caster for Miller Genuine Draft and I just finished my first nationwide (English and Spanish) infomercial for the fabulous rotating InStyler!! "