Thursday, October 30, 2008


If you read this blog regularly or know me personally you also know that I am a big Girlfriends fan. And any and every real Girlfriends fan has their favorite. Without an iota of a doubt, Toni Childs Garrett (played by actress Jill Marie Jones)character was my absolute favorite. Since her sudden exit as the most feisty, best-dressed, love-to-hate, tell-it-like-it-is Girlfriend on sitcom television, Jill Marie Jones has made a lukewarm leap into film. Last winter, she starred alongside Gabrielle Union, Morris Chestnut, Rachel True, Charlie Murphy and Katt Williams in the Christmas flop of the season, Perfect Holiday. In August of 2008, she played Ice Cube's love interest in the well received The Longshots which also starred Keke Palmer and Tasha Smith. Just recently, the actress was cast in Drool. The dark comedy revolves around an abused wife (played by Laura Harring) whose plan to escape with a friend, played by Jones, goes awry when she accidentally kills her husband (Oded Fehr), leading the pair to drive the body cross-country. The movie is slated for a 2009 release.

Even though Jill has yet to have her named pegged to a blockbuster movie, the actress takes her film work very seriously. She recently told Clutch magazine her dream role would be to play her former-Girlfriends' castmate's (Tracee Ellis Ross) mother, Diana Ross! Jill says, "She’s literally one of the reasons I’m an actress. She’s the first brown woman I saw as an actress. When I saw her I knew it was possible." Now ain't that something?!

Below are pictures of Jill with Deelishis and actors Hosea Chanchez and Kellita Smith at Baltimore Ravens' Terrell Suggs’ Team Sizzle Celebrity Weekend luncheon honoring Sickle Cell patients last weekend. Suggs' hosted the event in conjunction with his newly formed entertainment company, Team Sizzle Worldwide. Ticket sale proceeds will help all "Imagine a World Without Sickle Cell" by benefiting the William E. Proudford Sickle Cell Fund, Inc.

I also dug up a summer photoshoot Jill did with Rolling Out magazine. You can peep those below.



Tee aka The Diva's Thoughts said...

Oh I used to love me some Toni Childs!!!!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful pictures. LOL at her wanting to play Diana Ross in a movie. That's a bit far-fetched isn't it Jill?!!

KappaChino said...

With those DSL, soup coolers she possess there ain't no way she oculd get a role as Ms. Ross (Diana, not Tracee).


lilkunta said...

Finally Kellita Smith resurfaces. When Bernie Mac ended in 06 she disappeared. There were rumours that she was pregnant(so that is y they made Wanda pre on the show). Did she have the baby?

Some1 told me teh cas of BM all went on BM when he passed. I still gotta go watch it.

GFs dies after Toni Childs Garrett left.
Im still mad @ CW 4 not giving it a series finale.

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