Who is Jillie Mack?
British-American former actress Jillie Mack was born in Devizes, Wiltshire, England, on 25 December 1957, meaning that Capricorn is her zodiac sign. She has 12 acting credits and is perhaps known best for portraying English Girl at Party in three episodes (1984-1985) of the popular action crime adventure series “Magnum, P. I.”, which starred Tom Selleck and John Hillerman, and was created by Donald P. Bellisario. It follows the life of a private inspector from Hawaii, the series aired from 1980 through 1988 and won 10 of its 42 award nominations. This was also Jillie’s debut TV series role.
She’s also known for being the wife of famous American actor and movie producer Thomas William ‘Tom’ Selleck, who’s appeared in 87 movies and TV series, and has won 20 of his 43 award nominations.
Education and early life
Jillie was raised in Wiltshire by her parents, about whom she’s successfully avoided speaking in public, because she respects their privacy; Jillie hasn’t talked about whether or not she has siblings, and is thus believed to be an only child.
She was mostly into dancing while attending a local high school, and only fell in love with acting after having been cast to dance in a school play aged 16; Jillie enjoyed being physically active as a teenager and played several sports with her peers, excelling in tennis.
She matriculated in 1976 and then enrolled at college, from which she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in 1980.
Roles in TV series
Jillie portrayed You in the 1987 episode “The Heart of a Dancer” of the adventure “The Wizard”, which starred David Rappaport and Douglas Barr, and was created by Paul B. Radin and Michael Berk; it follows an eccentric inventor as he’s battling evil around the world.
Jillie could then have been seen appearing in the 1987 episode “My Ghostwriter – The Vampire” of the fantasy comedy “Tales from the Darkside”, the 1988 episode “Nick Derringer, P. I.” of the comedy “Hooperman” and the 1990 episode “The Case of the Missing U. F. O.” of the adventure family comedy “Encyclopedia Brown”.
In 1996, she portrayed Charlotte in the episode “Police Story” of the critically acclaimed comedy “Frasier”, which starred Jane Leeves and Kelsey Grammer, and was created by David Angell and Peter Casey. It follows the life of Dr. Frasier Crane who’s a radio psychiatrist, the series aired from 1992 through 2004 and won 130 of the 406 awards for which it was nominated.
In 1997, Jillie played Eleanor in the episode “Are We Not Friends?” of the comedy “Fired Up”, and the year 2000 saw her portray Freesia in an episode of the family comedy “The Queen’s Nose”.
Her only other TV series role was portraying a supporting character in the 2002 episode “Chaos Theory” of the popular romantic drama “ER”, which starred Anthony Edwards and George Clooney, and was created by Michael Crichton. It follows several nurses and doctors working at County General Hospital in Chicago, Illinois, the series aired from 1994 through 2009 and won 156 of its 526 award nominations.
For the past 20 years, Jillie’s been focused on working on her and her husband Tom’s ranch.
Roles in movies
Jillie appeared in three movies prior to retiring in 2002. Her debut was portraying Jayne in the 1985 horror “Stephen King’s Golden Tales”, which starred Bill Cain and Miranda Beeson, and was directed by Jodie Foster and Fran De Palma; it’s a compilation of five horror stories, with only the final actually written by Stephen King.
The year 1991 saw her play Joanie in the action crime adventure “Silverfox”, which starred M. Emmet Walsh and James Coburn, and was directed by Rod Holcomb; it follows the life of a former secret service agent who’s now become a government spy.
In 1996, Jillie voiced Brittany in the animated family drama “Adventures of Nicholas at Roaring Camp”, which failed to attract any attention.
She made a guest appearance in a 1982 episode of the talk-show “No 73”, and a 2007 episode of the talk-show “Biography”.
Jillie was featured in the 1987 TV special “The Annual Entertainment Industry Honors Presents a Salute to Bud Grant” and the 1998 TV special “Hey, Mr. Producer! The Musical World of Cameron Mackintosh”.
Love life and marriage
Both Jillie and Tom shy away from speaking about their marriage in public, but some details about it are still known.
The two married in a private ceremony on 7 August 1987, attended by only their closest friends and family members; Tom had been married once before, to American former model Jacqueline Ray from 1971 through 1982, and he adopted her son Kevin Shepard who was born in 1966.
Jillie gave birth to her and Tom’s daughter Hannah on 16 December 1988, and they kept her away from the media’s attention while she was growing up; Hannah hasn’t pursued a career in the entertainment industry.
Tom and Jillie are today living on their 60-acre ranch in Thousand Oaks, California.
There are no other men whom Jillie’s been with, that we know about; she’s married to Tom Selleck as of July 2023, and they have a daughter together.
Interesting facts and hobbies
Even though Jillie prefers to stay away from media and isn’t active on Instagram, she still often keeps Tom company during his red carpet events.
She’s a philanthropist and together with her husband has donated money to a number of charity organizations, mostly those into helping the elderly, and underprivileged children.
Jillie’s a huge lover of animals and she and Tom have various on their ranch.
She’s been into yoga since her teenage years, and has also been into meditation for the past 20 years.
Jennifer Aniston is one of Jillie’s favorite actresses, and some of her favorite movies include “Bruce Almighty”, “The Good Girl” and “Horrible Bosses”.
Height, eyes and wealth
Jillie’s age is 65. She has blue eyes and blonde hair, is 5ft 5ins (1.65m) tall and weighs around 115lbs (52kgs).
Jillie’s net worth’s been estimated at over $200,000 as of July 2023, and her husband Tom’s at over $45 million.