Jill Latiano Wiki Bio
Jill Latiano was born in Manhattan, New York City USA, on 17 September 1981 – her zodiac sign is Virgo and she holds American nationality. She is an actress who might still be known best for having guest starred as Caylee in the 2009 episode “The D.E.N.N.I.S. System” of the comedy series “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”, created by Glenn Howerton and Rob McElhenney, who also star in it alongside Charlie Day. The series follows five friends running an Irish pub in Philadelphia, and has won four awards while it’s been nominated for 15 others, including three Primetime Emmys. It’s been airing since 2005, and ranks #65 on the list of the top rated TV series compiled by the website IMDb.
Childhood and education
Jill was raised in Manhattan by her parents, and as she hasn’t talked about having any siblings, she is believed to be an only child. Jill’s father is a businessman, and her mother a housewife.
She became interested in dancing at an early age, and began taking lessons after turning five. She attended a local elementary school at which she was a member of the drama club, acting and dancing in nearly all the plays performed at the school. Jill matriculated in 1999 and although she hasn’t talked about her further education, it’s believed that she obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in 2002.
Roles in TV series
Jill launched her dancing career in 1999, a couple of years before venturing into the film industry, when she was invited to become a dancer for the American basketball team the New York Knicks, competing in the National Basketball Association (NBA).
She made her debut TV series appearance in the 2004 episode “Let There Be Light” of the romantic comedy “Sex and the City”, and went on to appear in an episode or two of various series, such as the comedy drama “Rescue Me”, the comedy “Out of Practice”, and the action crime drama “Heist”.
Jill gained recognition in 2006 after being cast to portray three characters in three episodes of the romantic comedy “Ugly Betty” created by Silvio Horta and Fernando Gaitan, and which starred America Ferrera, Eric Mabius and Tony Plana.
It follows the life of the smart but ugly Betty who one day all of a sudden becomes attractive. The series was a hit winning 51 awards including two Golden Globes while it was nominated for 122 other awards.
Jill was then cast single episodes of four series, before being invited to play the supporting character Jackie in the comedy “Roommates”, but which was cancelled after airing 13 episodes due to low ratings.
The year 2010 saw Jill guest star in the episode “Physical Education” of the critically acclaimed comedy “Community”, which won 19 awards including one Primetime Emmy, and was nominated for 71 other awards. The following years saw her guest star in many other series, including the action crime drama “The Chicago Code” and the action drama “The Glades”. She also made her debut voicing performance in the animated adventure comedy “The Cleveland Show”.
One of Jill’s most recent roles in TV series has been in four 2014 episodes of the comedy “Legit”, created by Jim Jefferies, who also starred in it alongside Dan Bakkedahl and DJ Qualls. It follows Jim and his friends as they learn how to be good people. The series won one award and was nominated for one other.
While she hasn’t appeared in any movies or TV series since 2015, Jill hasn’t officially retired from acting.
Roles in movies
Jill has been credited with appearing in only four movies. She made her debut film appearance in the 2007 adventure comedy “Epic Movie”, which starred Kal Penn and Jennifer Coolidge, but received poor reviews with the website IMDb ranking it #12 on their list of bottom rated movies.
In 2008, Jill portrayed Nurse Gretchen in the comedy “Lower Learning”, which received mixed reviews, and the following year saw her portray Haley in the sports comedy “Fired Up!” The film was written and directed by Will Gluck, starred Eric Christian Olsen and Nicholas D’Agosto, and follows two very popular teenage boys who decide to go to a cheerleader camp instead of a football camp. The movie won Douglas Dresser a California on Location Award for Location Professional of the Year – Features.
Jill’s only other role in a movie was in the 2010 thriller drama “Kalamity”, written and directed by James M. Hausler, and in which she portrayed the supporting character Simge.
Love life and relationships
Jill prefers to keep her personal matters to herself, but it’s known that she’s been married to Glenn Howerton since 8 September 2009.
Glenn Franklin Howerton III was born in Japan to American parents on 13 April 1976 – his zodiac sign is Aries and he holds American nationality. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the prestigious Juilliard School in New York, and is an actor, film producer and director, who might be known best for his portrayal of Dennis Reynolds in the series “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” – he and Jill had known each other for years prior to shooting together for the series. A couple of his other notable performance have been in the sitcom “That ‘80s Show”, the medical drama “ER”, and the romantic comedy movie “Must Love Dogs”.
On 12 September 2011, Jill gave birth to their first son they named Miles Robert, while their second son Isley Ray followed in August 2014.
Jill hasn’t talked about any other men she might had dated before meeting Glenn, and as of January 2021, she is married and has two sons.
Hobbies and other interests
Jill is a philanthropist who has worked with various charity organizations which aim to help underprivileged children, as well as those with special needs. She is also an animal-lover, and supports the organization People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), and has her own pet cat called Bean. Jill also supports the LGBT community, descriing it as ‘we are all humans’.
She likes to attend red carpet events, go to expensive restaurants with her husband, and be seen, but is also keen on spending her spare time in nature, alone with Glenn.
Jill has her own favorite actors and actresses, some of whom are Paul Walker, Robin Williams and Julia Roberts, while a couple of the movies she enjoys watching the most are “Hours”, “Patch Adams” and “Notting Hill”.
Age, height and net worth
Jill’s age is 39. She has long brown hair and brown eyes, her height is 5ft 9ins (1.75m) and she weighs around 140lbs (64kgs).
As of January 2021, her net worth has been estimated at over $200,000.