Jillian Michaels

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 competition series, "The ... Read more »
Born: 02/18/1974 in Los Angeles, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (19)

Just Jillian 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Herself

Sweat, Inc. 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Host

The Biggest Loser 2004 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Stand Up to Cancer 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

The Tonight Show With Jay Leno 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Hero Dog Awards 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

Kickin' It 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Super Bowl's Greatest Commercials 2012 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Host

Conan 2011 (Tv Show)

Guest

The 38th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Presenter

2009 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Losing It with Jillian 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Host

The Biggest Loser: Where Are They Now? 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

The Jay Leno Show 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Dog Whisperer 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Deal or No Deal 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Biggest Loser: Special Edition 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

The Biggest Loser: A Look Back Special 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (1)

Just Jillian 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Biography

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 competition series, "The Biggest Loser" (NBC, 2004- ). On the popular show, she whipped obese contestants into shape with rigorous exercise and diet programs, displaying little sympathy and zero tolerance for excuses. But as loud and demanding as she was on the show, Michaels' tactic proved very effective as she routinely trained the season's winner. From that jumping off point, Michaels quickly carved out a successful one-woman empire that included best-selling cookbooks, fitness DVDs, and diet supplements. She branched out and starred in her own reality series "Losing it with Jillian" (NBC, 2010- ), where she helped families on the verge of collapse get their lives on track and back on the road to a healthy lifestyle. Throughout her long career, Michaels served as an inspiration to millions of people aspiring to win the fight against obesity, and proved without a doubt why she deserved the title, "America's Queen of Lean."

Relationships

Lukensia

Daughter
Adopted the Haitian child in 2012

Phoenix

Son
Born May 3, 2012; delivered by Michael's partner Heidi Rhoades

JoAnn McKarus

Mother

Lauren Michaels

Sister

Gregory Michaels

Brother

Heidi Rhoades

Companion

EDUCATION

California State University, Northridge

Northridge , California

Milestones

2011

Joined the syndicated talk show "The Doctors" as a co-host

2011

Became a special correspondent on "Dr. Phil" (syndicated)

2010

Starred on her own reality series "Losing It with Jillian" (NBC)

2005

Appeared on an episode of Bravo's "Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List"

2005

Appeared on the NBC reality competition series "The Biggest Loser," where she helped overweight contestants shed pounds through a strict diet and exercise regime

2002

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")

Bonus Trivia

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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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