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Lillee Jean Bio

Lillee Jean Trueman (born April 18, 2001, in New York City) is an American actress, filmmaker, writer, and director. Lillee Jean is best known for her award-winning celebrity talk show Lillee Jean TALKS! Live, featuring award-winning Hollywood stars such as Don Most, and her breakout lead role as Roxie Capri in the Best Women’s Film award-winning short Miss Roxie.  Her latest sci-fi comedy film, 'The Trapper Trap - The Rise of Princess Glamourite', written by herself, and featuring Puerto Rican star Edgardo Rubio, marks her noteworthy debut in the film industry, wearing the hats of director, writer, and lead star. She has won 9 awards for her films and has screened in Paris! Best Trailer, Best Costume Design, and Best Comedy Short are some of the most notable achievements of her movies from FilmNest International Film Festival, Stingray International Film Festival, Script Symphony Awards, CinePlay International Film Festival, Gothamite Monthly Film Awards, and the Critics' Choice International Film Festival. 

 

Jean has written, directed, and starred in further original short comedy films, highlighting her versatility and devotion as an actress in Peony & Violet and The Pauper of Shoes.  In addition to her movies, Jean's most recent show, 'So Lillo Qui', accentuates her skills in monologues and dialogues, reflecting her continued growth as an actress.  During 2022 and 2023, Jean appeared on the cover of commercial ads for Israeli brand Adah Lazorgan for their American ads. In 2024, she joined the cast of the Taste Awards Festival finalist award-winning show 'The FNL Network Talkshow' as a co-host for March-May. She won a Special Achievement Honoree award in 2024 for the Entertainment and Lifestyle News category. 

 

Jean has trained at the renowned T. Schreiber Studio extensively studying the Meisner Technique with Nicolas Landry, various British dialects from Page Clements, and under Hollywood actors Michel Corbiere and Edgardo Rubio as comedic and voiceover coaches. She also trained at the Liz Caplan Vocal Studio, with Sheela, to hone her unique and light voice.  Raised in New York City, she is Ashkenazi Jewish and Lutheran, and her ethnicity spans Russia, Ukraine, France, England, and Germany. Her ancestors immigrated to the United States from Europe at the turn of the century. Her mother, Laura Rene Marks-Trueman, is her manager. Trueman's prior background includes supplying small props to studios such as Warner Bros. and Paramount Pictures. Her work includes Mad Men, the Men in Black trilogy, Public Enemies, Gotham, and The Alienist.

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Career

Jean's passion for acting and film began at an early age when she created stop-motion films of her American Girl dolls. Along with writing the intricate character sketches and storylines, she directed, voiced, and produced the films. In school, she performed in various performances, including memorable productions such as the Nutcracker and a Wizard of Oz-themed performance. During her training, she performed ballet, jazz, and modern dance.

While continuing to audition for roles when she was 16 years old, she took her talents in writing, acting, and directing to a new level. Among the first short films she produced include Women's Makeup Throughout History (2017), an exploration of women's makeup in history, and an educational short film on plastic straws called No to Plastic Straws (2018).

In 2020, Lillee Jean produced a popular celebrity talk show webseries called Lillee Jean TALKS! Live, where she interviewed award-winning directors, acclaimed actors, and famous singers. Don Most from Happy Days, Sony storyboard artist Neil D'Monte, Lady Clegg, and founder of Inspiring Girls Miriam González Durántez, were some of her most famous guests.

As well as her newest production, So Lillo Qui, she has created several other series that have become popular in their own right and demonstrate Jean's talent. Jean's previous work in 2022 includes Mind Over Beaute, a series that encourages female empowerment, Style Your Lillee, a series where fans could select what LJ wears, and Voyager with Lillee Jean,  an adventurous travel series. Additionally, Jean directed and produced the documentary film Project Bullyish. Lavender Fleur Productions, with a focus on micro short films, aims to bring diverse flavors to the world of indie filmmaking!

Lillee Jean Trueman Actress in blue jeans in Tribeca

Achievements

She has received numerous film accolades, including six awards for The Trapper Trap: The Rise of Princess Glamourite (2024), and one Best Women's Film Award for Miss Roxie (2023). She also received one Special Achievement Honoree award from The Taste Awards for co-starring on The FNL Network Talk Show.

  • Award Winner/Best Trailer - The Trapper Trap: The Rise of Princess Glamourite (2024) - Stingray International Film Festival (2024)

  • Award Winner/Best Trailer - The Trapper Trap: The Rise of Princess Glamourite (2024) - Critics' Choice International Film Festival (2024)

  • Finalist/Best Trailer - The Trapper Trap: The Rise of Princess Glamourite (2024) - FilmNest International Film Festival (2024)

  • Award Winner/Best Women's Film - Miss Roxie Film (2023)  - FilmNest International Film Festival (2024)

  • Special Achievement Honoree (Award Winner) - The FNL Network Talk Show - The Taste Awards (2024)

  • Award Winner/Best Trailer - The Trapper Trap: The Rise of Princess Glamourite (2024) - CinePlay International Film Festival (2024)

  • Award Winner/Best Comedy Short - The Trapper Trap: The Rise of Princess Glamourite (2024) - Gothamite Monthly Film Awards (2024)

  • Award Winner/Best Costume Design - The Trapper Trap: The Rise of Princess Glamourite (2024) - Gothamite Monthly Film Awards (2024)

  • Award Winner/Best Poster- The Trapper Trap: The Rise of Princess Glamourite (2024) - Gothamite Monthly Film Awards (2024)

  • Award Winner/Best Web Series - Lillee Jean TALKS! Live With Don Most (2022) - Gothamite Monthly Film Awards (2024)

  • Award Winner/Best Short Film - Macbeth Is The Language (2024) - Script Symphony Awards (2024)

Acting Style

Jean has striking blue and green eyes with central heterochromia, which spark off her naturally quirky and witty personality. Her acting style blends several techniques, such as the Meisner Technique and Method acting, to deliver captivating performances. With her trademark expressive eyes, her style is akin to Kate McKinnon for comedy, and her dramatic abilities are similar to Jennifer Lawrence's. Jean brings a unique and engaging presence to the screen, as she continues to hone her craft with acting coach Edgardo Rubio (Los Garcias) in Miami, Florida.

Lillee Jean is actively involved in multiple projects that she passionately supports. In 2021, she raised the topic of anti-Semitism, and online bullying by authoring an Op-Ed article,  based on the encounters she endured during her teenage years. In 2022, she introduced Bullyish as a dedicated platform to promote cyberbullying and cyberstalking awareness. Lillee Jean most recently has spearheaded Project Bullyish, the film, and assumed the roles of producer and writer for a film centered around the dangers of the internet.

 

In 2018, Choose Today, a Norway company consisting of entrepreneurs, engineers, and climate change experts, reached out to Jean to spread their message through a powerful video and photo campaign.  Additionally, she joined the UNFCCC in spreading awareness about climate change through an Instagram video. As a result of this experience, she created her own Instagram account called 1Change4Change to discuss plastic pollution in the world.

 

In 2021 Lillee Jean teamed up with Inspiring Girls, for their #Thislittlegirlisme campaign, to inspire the next generation of young entrepreneurs. Later, she had on Miriam González Durántez for Lillee Jean TALKS! Live, to discuss female empowerment.

 

In 2022, Jean met with Inspiring Girls Panama to discuss female empowerment, and, a girl's power to ability and succeed. The discussion was a part of Voyager, her webseries.

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