Jilian Elyse McLendon was born on March 30 1987 to Patricia and Donnie McLendon in Ocala, Florida. Her love of acting started at a young age. In high school, she was dedicated to the theater department and joined the Thespian Society in 2002.
In 2009, she started modeling professionally booking print work for a substantial amount of photographers in the Atlanta and Athens area. She has also worked with some of the most prestigious hair and make-up artists in the South East. Her recent modeling accomplishments include print for Pretty Posh Boutique, the cover of BINGE Fashion Magazine, a fashion spread in Heard Magazine, and print advertising in both Ebony and Essence Magazine. She is the spokes model and pose coach for fashion super collaboration Style Militia. Since her explosion into Film and TV, she has participated in multiple festival projects including "The First", 72 Hour Film Festival Project "The Tour", and SAG New Media project "Dear Marcus Luke" as well as several PSAs. Her TV and Commercial experience constitutes Coca Cola Freestyle, Bronner Brother's 4 Naturals Hair Product, and Expert Casting- to name a few.