A star on both the silver and small screens, including the Academy Award-winning film THE ARTIST, NBC’s iconic daytime series “Days of Our Lives,” ABC’s “General Hospital,” and a regular leading lady on the Hallmark Channel, actress/singer/philanthropist Jen Lilley has tackled countless roles throughout her illustrious career.
Jen Lilley’s creative prowess does not end when the director yells cut, she is also a singer and songwriter. Lilley balances her day job with her lifelong passion of 1960’s girl groups to create a collection of timeless songs that is set to have a whole new generation singing along. Her music exudes the same sultry ferocity of Twiggy and Jean Shrimpton, with Phil Spector’s wall of sound treatment via Rosie Danvers and her 50-piece orchestra.
AXS.com said, “In her debut single, “King of Hearts,” Lilley conjures up the sound of a 1960s girl group and embodies the same essence of Amy Winehouse. She takes a nostalgic twist on a modern song that will remind you of what classic music sounds like and have you longing for the days of Motown. For her upcoming album (due out February 2019), the singer-songwriter teamed up with famed producer Adrian Gurvitz, Rosie Danvers and her 50 piece orchestra, Eric Wortham (keys), Peter Randall (bass), Dean Parker (guitar), Greg Bissonette (drums), and M.B. Gordy (percussion). The all-stars she has lined up behind her have collaborated with everyone from Whitney Houston and Michael Jackson, to Ringo Starr and Adele.”
When Jen Lilley is not busy in front of a camera, or perfecting her vocals in a studio, she can be found working with various charities and spending time with her foster and adopted children and husband. Jen has even garnered the National Educators Award for her work in Guatemala. She is known for advocating children’s rights and supports charities that focus on protecting children against physical and sexual abuse, human trafficking, and the world water crisis. Truly selfless, she is a foster and adoptive parent and is a celebrity ambassador for the child abuse and treatment organization Childhelp, Project Orphans, ECPAT, Olive Crest, The Dave Thomas Foundation, The Thirst Project, The Los Angeles Mission, Oneless, A21, Children of the Night, and the Innocent Justice Foundation.
For her debut album, Lilley has partnered with Project Orphans, a charity that provides care to orphans, vulnerable children, powerless young-women, and broken families located in Uganda, Africa. 100% of Lilley’s initial net proceeds for her debut single, “King of Hearts” as well as album pre-sales and her website merchandise will go to providing life-saving heart surgery for a Project Orphans child named John. John is, as Lilley says, her “King of Hearts”. After funds are raised for John’s heart surgery, Lilley will donate to Project Orphans to help support their monthly operating costs through March. Lilley is working on founding her own non-profit with hopes of building a children’s village in California for orphans and kids in the foster care system through her music.