About Lillee Jean
Lillee Jean Trueman (born April 18, 2001) is an American actress, filmmaker, and director. Lillee Jean is best known for her popular web series Lillee Jean TALKS! Live, featuring award-winning Hollywood entertainers, and her breakout lead role as Roxie Capri in the short film Miss Roxie. She recently produced, wrote, directed, and starred in two original short comedy films, highlighting her versatility and vibrancy as an actress in Peony & Violet and The Pauper of Shoes. Jean has trained at the renowned T. Schreiber Studio extensively studying Meisner Technique and various dialects. In her latest web series So Lillo Qui, Jean performs a wide variety of roles from famous plays, as well as monologues she has written. During 2022 and 2023, Lillee Jean appeared on the cover of ads for Israeli brand Adah Lazorgan for their American ads.
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, Laur Trueman, is her manager. Her 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.
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.
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 webseries called Lillee Jean TALKS! Live, where she interviewed award-winning directors, acclaimed actors, and famous singers.
As well as her newest production, So Lillo Qui, she has created several other webseries 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 and self-confidence, 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 film Project Bullyish.
Lillee Jean is a vibrant, bubbly, and charismatic young actress who is highly dedicated to her craft. Recently she has taken intensive drama classes focusing on Meisner Technique and Dialects from the renowned New York City T. Schreiber Studio. Jean is always working to improve her craft with vocal lessons, percussion lessons, dance, and combat training!
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.
Climate change is another passion of LJ's, as well as spreading awareness about the devastation we face as a planet if we don't change our ways. In 2018, Choose Today, a Norway company consisting of entrepreneurs, engineers, and climate change experts, reached out to her 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, Lillee 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.