We had the good fortune of connecting with Jiliane Brown and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Jiliane, why did you pursue a creative career?
I am an artistic and creative person, and while there are many creative people in the world, not all of them are pursuing a career in that. That could be because of the risks involved, the uncertainty of where that would take them, or the instability of the type of artistic career they’d want to do. For me, I decided that if that is who I am and that is what I love to do, I don’t have another option but to pursue it. No matter what the obstacles are, the risks, or the uncertainty, I believe that I should continue ding what fuels me and brings me joy in my life.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I like to think of myself as a multi-hyphenate artist. I am an actor, writer, and director who also loves the musical side as well with training in singing and dance. Having a background in musical theatre I’ve decided to focus my art in TV and Film. Being an actor has not only been a fulfilling journey but one that requires consistent learning. I had to realize that I am not going to have all the answers in the beginning, there is something new to learn everyday. I started my professional training at AMDA and went on to continue my training at different studios with well known teachers in the industry. Although it’s not a smooth ride, I have and still love every bit of it.

There are times when I have felt super confident in my craft and ready to take on anything that comes my way, but then there are times where I’ve doubted myself and didn’t know what I was doing. I had to surround myself with people who are on the same journey as me, people who believe in me, and people who work so hard for their career. That gave me inspiration and continuous support to get up and keep moving even though it is hard at times. One of the people who have helped me tremendously throughout my journey is Wendy Alane Wright and the wonderful community she created of artists and go-getters in the Hollywood Winners Circle Academy. I have learned so much from her and it would be silly of me not to include her in how I got to be where I am today professionally.

I believe God gave me a gift and I think the only way to honor that gift is to express my talents to the world in a positive light. I am excited for what the future holds for me and I know I have a team of people who support me and believe in me that will only move me toward that direction.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
One of my favorite things to do is eat! I love trying out new restaurants and fun spots to eat and chill with my friends. A few restaurants I love in the Los Angeles area are Urth Caffe, Home Restaurant, Roscoes Chicken & Waffles, H Cafe – if you’re a steak person, definitely try out Matu in Beverly Hills. If you’re a music or movie person, Amoeba in Hollywood is a must. I also just love the views LA has to offer, and the only way to really take that in is to go on a hike. Being from Florida, I never got to experience climbing mountains and seeing a gorgeous skyline of my city from up high, so hiking is definitely one of my favorite things to do with friends in LA. And there are so many different hikes to choose from!

I also love a fun beach day. Santa Monica is great if you want a fun variety of things to do or just want to have a tourist-y moment. Zuma beach is probably my favorite so be sure to check that one out!

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Many people have played a part in my journey and success. My family is one. My mom and my siblings, Nicole, Steff, and Rod have always been supportive of my career since day one. My closest friends, some actors as well some not, have made a major impact by assuring me that I am not in this alone. I had a drama teacher in middle school who is one of the reasons why I continued to pursue acting. She allowed her students to be themselves and the passion she had for it definitely shined on all of us. David Kelso, a voice teacher of mine, helped me gain confidence in my voice when I was not confident at all. Kia Riddick-Taylor at StarCatcher Acting Studios was one of the first acting coaches who taught me to be myself and really challenged me as an actor. Lastly, Wendy Alane Wright, whom I consider my mentor, has given me and thousands of other actors the guidance they need to succeed in the acting business. All of these people are a part of my story and I will never forget the impact they made on my journey.

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Stephanie Girard

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