A tough-as-nails fitness trainer whose mission it was to make everyone in America healthy one couch potato at a time, Jillian Michaels burst onto the scene as the spitfire trainer on the reality compe...
Los Angeles, California, USA
|The Biggest Loser||2013 2003 - 2013||Actor||Trainer||20137|
|Dog Whisperer||2012 2003 - 2012||Actor||Herself||20127|
|The Biggest Loser: Special Edition||2005 2004 - 2005||Actor||Trainer||20057|
|Losing It with Jillian||2009 2008 - 2009||Host||Host/Trainer||20095|
|The Biggest Loser: A Look Back Special||2004 2003 - 2004||Actor||Trainer||20047|
|The Tonight Show With Jay Leno||2013 1990 - 2013||Actor||Guest||20137|
|The Biggest Loser: Where Are They Now?||2009 2008 - 2009||Actor||Trainer||20097|
|Super Bowl's Greatest Commercials 2012||2011 2010 - 2011||Host||n/a||20115|
|The Jay Leno Show||2009 2008 - 2009||Actor||n/a||20097|
|The Biggest Loser: Did They Keep the Weight Off?||2007 2006 - 2007||Actor||Trainer||20077|
|Kickin' It||2013 2009 - 2013||Actor||Jillian||20137|
|Hero Dog Awards||2011 2010 - 2011||Actor||Judge||20117|
|2009 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade||2009 2008 - 2009||Actor||n/a||20097|
|Stand Up to Cancer||2012 2011 - 2012||Actor||n/a||20127|
|The 38th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards||2010 2009 - 2010||Presenter||n/a||1|
|Deal or No Deal||2008 2004 - 2008||Actor||n/a||20087|
|Losing It with Jillian||2009 2008 - 2009||Executive Producer||n/a||1|
|Losing It with Jillian||2009 2008 - 2009||Creator||Developed By||2|
|Became a special correspondent on "Dr. Phil" (syndicated)|
|Appeared on the NBC reality competition series "The Biggest Loser," where she helped overweight contestants shed pounds through a strict diet and exercise regime|
|Joined the syndicated talk show "The Doctors" as a co-host|
|Appeared on an episode of Bravo's "Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List"|
|Opened the Beverly Hills, CA-based gym Sky Sport & Spa along with fellow trainer Jackie Warner (who starred on her own Bravo reality show "Work Out")|
|Starred on her own reality series "Losing It with Jillian" (NBC)|
Jillian Michaels was born on Feb. 18, 1974 in Los Angeles. The future fitness guru endured a painful childhood; her parents divorced when she was 12 and she turned to food for comfort. At 13, she tipped the scales at 175 pounds. To help Michaels deal with her emotional issues, her mother signed her up for martial arts classes, which helped her shed the pounds and put her on track to a lifelong commitment to health and fitness. She attended California State University, Northridge and after graduation, worked briefly as a motion picture agent - a job that she despised - before she became a fitness trainer. In 2002, Michaels opened the Beverly Hills-based gym, Sky Sport & Spa, with Jackie Warner, who would later have her own reality TV show called "Work Out" (Bravo, 2006-08). The high-end gym catered to Los Angeles' elite and celebrities, and it was not long before Michaels would step into the limelight herself.In 2004, Michaels became one of the trainers on NBC's hit series "The Biggest Loser," on which overweight contestants vied for a hefty cash prize by losing the most weight over the course of a season. Along with celebrity fitness trainer Bob Harper, Michaels helped contestants lose weight with intense workouts and strict diets, coupled with a healthy dose of fear and intimidation. Unlike the more soft-spoken Harper, Williams yelled, cursed, and snarled at contestants who gave up on exercise or gave in to food temptations. But it was exactly her tough-love approach that helped hundreds of obese contestants - including a majority of the show's winners - shed the pounds.
The success of "The Biggest Loser" made Michaels one of America's most popular trainers and life coaches. She parlayed her success into a fitness empire that included bestsellers like Master Your Metabolism (2009) and Making the Cut (2008); top-selling DVDs such as "30-Day Shred" (2008) and "Banish Fat, Boost Metabolism" (2008); video games, and fitness cruises. Besides motivating millions of "The Biggest Loser" viewers, Michaels' website inspired a huge fan following with nearly 4 million subscribers. She was also a spokesperson for the footwear/sportswear brand, K-Swiss. In 2010, Michaels was sued by a woman who claimed that one of the trainer's diet products failed to help her lose weight or lessen her appetite as advertised. Michaels fired back, telling the Associated Press that the lawsuit was baseless and that she stood behind all her products. That same year, Michaels proved that she could carry her own show by starring in the network reality series, "Losing It with Jillian," where she played part trainer/part therapist to a different family every week and helping them deal with issues holding them back from committing to a healthy lifestyle.
|Lukensia||Daughter||Adopted the Haitian child in 2012|
|Phoenix||Son||Born May 3, 2012; delivered by Michael's partner Heidi Rhoades|
|California State University, Northridge|
|On Oct. 21, 2008, she launched a new video game called "Jillian Michaels' Fitness Ultimatum 2009" for the Nintendo Wii console.|
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