Jen Lilley - Biography

Last Modified: Oct 22, 2022

Jen Lilley
Profession: Actress, Singer
Best Known For: Days of Our Lives (TV series)
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: $500K

Personal Details

Born on : August 4, 1984 (age 38)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Jennifer Elizabeth Lilley
Birth Place: Roanoke, Virginia, USA.
Horoscope: Leo
Father's Name: Vince Lilley
Mother's Name: Ellen Lilley
Siblings: 3

Michael Lilley (older brother)
Ryan Lilley (younger brother)
Katherine Lilley (younger sister)

High School: Cave Spring High School
University: University of Virginia
Ethnicity: Caucasian
Nationality: American


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Married Date: May 26, 2007
Husband's Name: Jason Wayne
Children: 2

Kayden (adopted son)
Julie Evangeline (daughter)

Body Measurements

Height: 1.60 meter (5 feet 3 inch)
Weight: 53 kg (116.84 lb)
Hair Color: Light Brown
Eye Color: Green
Shoe Size: 6.5 US
Dress Size: 6 US
Breast Size: 35 inch
Waist Size: 28 inch
Hip Size: 36 inch
Bra Size: 34
Cup Size: C

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Who is Jen Lilley?

Jen Lilley is an actress, singer by profession, and American by nationality. She is well known for starring in The Artist, as Theresa Donovan in Days of Our Lives, and in several television films from Hallmark Channel.

She is passionate about foster care, and adoption and has also been a foster parent. With her husband Jason Wayne, Jen Lilley actively works with Childhelp.

Jen Lilley – Bio, Age, Parents, Siblings

Jen Lilley’s birth took place on August 4, 1984, in Roanoke, Virginia, USA. She was born as Jennifer Elizabeth Lilley to mother Ellen Lilley, a Jill-of-all-trades, and father Vince Lilley., a Judge She is not the only child of her parents and has three siblings- older brother Michael Lilley, younger Ryan Lilley, and younger sister Katherine Lilley.

young Jen Lilley, Michael Lilley, Katherine Lilley (Instagram)

Education, Ethnicity

For education, she attended Cave Spring High School. After completing high school Jen Lilley enrolled at the University of Virginia and graduated early from the same with magna cum laude honors.

Her ethnicity is Caucasian.

Jen Lilley – Boyfriend, Husband, Children, Divorce

Jen Lilley met Jason Wayne in 2004 and soon started dating. She married her longtime boyfriend on May 26, 2007. In March 2019 she announced that she and her husband are pregnant with their first child, a girl. They welcomed daughter Julie Evangeline Wayne on July 30, 2020. She also has been open about her 2018 miscarriage.

The couple has been working with Childhelp, a foster care service for a long time. They adopted their oldest foster son Kayden (born in 2017) on June 20, 2019. There have also been talks of the couple’s process to adopt their second foster son named Jeffrey (born in 2018), who is also Kayden’s half-brotherThey welcomed their "miracle baby" Jacqueline “Jackie” Grace on May 12, 2022.

The couple is living happily without rumors of extra-marital affairs or divorce.

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Jen Lilley, Jason Wayne with their children - September 2022 (Instagram)

Jen Lilley – Career

Films, Series

Lilley began her career in 2007 and landed minor roles in the films Changeling (2008), and Suburban Skies (2007). Finally, in 2011 she landed a supporting role in Michel Hazanavicius's silent movie The Artist

This was followed by roles in films One Small Hitch (2012), Revelation Road (2013), The Book of Esther (2013), and Crossing Streets (2016).

Jen Lilley has also starred in TV series Hannah Montana (2007), Two and a Half Men (2008), Disaster Date (2011), General Hospital (2011-2012) as Maxie Jones, Days of Our Lives (2013-2016, 2018) as Theresa Donovan, Youthful Daze (2014-2015), Grey's Anatomy (2016), among others.

As of 2019, Jen Lilley has worked in over half a dozen Hallmark Television films including A Dash of Love (2017), Yes, I Do (2018), Winter Love Story (2019), and Love Unleashed (2019).

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Jen Lilley as Theresa Donovan in Days of Our Lives (TV Insider)

Albums, Singles

In addition to acting, Jen Lilley is also a talented singer. In 2014 she hosted as well as singing in a benefit concert with SOWEGA Art Performance. The event was organized to raise funds for ONEless Ministries.

She released her first Christmas album Tinsel Time on November 24, 2015, followed by the release of her studio single King of Hearts in October 2018. The single is from her second album Lilley.


Jen Lilley starred alongside Christopher Russell in 2019’s Love UnleashedOther Hallmark actors include Taylor ColeJack TurnerCarlos PenaVegaMerritt Patterson, and Morgan Kohan.

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Jen Lilley – Awards, Nominations

For her work in Youthful Daze, Jen Lilley was nominated for 2014’s Indie Series Awards - Best Lead Actress – Drama.

Jen Lilley, Christopher Russell in 2019’s Love Unleashed (Instagram)

Jen Lilley – Net Worth, Salary

Her net worth is estimated to be well over $500k while her annual salary is yet to be updated.

Jen Lilley – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On social media, Jen Lilley is active on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. She also has an official webpage

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