Actress Jillian Rose Reed stars on the #1 scripted and critically-acclaimed series Awkward. Reed plays the hilarious, sassy best friend Tamara and often stands out with the delivery her witty “Tamara-ism’s.”

The second half of season 5 premieres March 15th, 2016 and will air into Summer. See the exciting sneak peek here.

The series is currently generating a lot of buzz as fans and critics alike wait to see what is to come for the Palos Hills gang. The show received its first Teen Choice Awards nomination for Choice TV Show: Comedy. Reed also recently presented at this year’s Streamy Awards which aired on VH1, as well as co-hosted the MTV EMA Pre-Show in Milan.

Jillian Rose Reed, celebrity chillin' with interview

Photo Courtesy of Adam Hendershott – The Headshot Truck

With a growing fan base, Reed’s rise to the top continues. She is best known for her down to earth nature and hilarious sense of humor. Reed also loves interacting with her fans and has earned over 538,000 Instagram followers and 200,000 Twitter followers. Reed has been keeping busy outside of Awkward. as well. She recently presented at the Young Hollywood Awards as well as the Make-up Artists and Hairstylists Guild Awards, and has attended other A-list events including Women In Film and Variety’s Primetime Emmy’s Celebration, People Style Watch’s Annual Denim Party, The Entertainment Weekly Pre-Emmy & SAG Parties, Spike TV Guys’ Choice Awards, Elton John’s Oscar Party, QVC Oscar Party, The Audi Golden Globes Party, The People’s Choice Awards, Carousel of Hope, The Teen Vogue Young Hollywood Issue Party, Vanity Fair’s L’Oreal Paris DJ Night, and the People Magazine Ones to Watch Party.

Chilled got to chat with this funny, ambitious star about what’s next on her horizon.

CHILLED: Tell us a bit about the projects you are working on or have coming up.

Jillian Rose Reed: Right now, I’m anxiously waiting for Awkward to return this Spring!! I’ve also been working on a documentary web series, and writing my own projects as well.

CHILLED: Can you go into detail about your new docu-series?

JRR: Sure! Every episode deals with a different Millenial social issue. We talk about things like gender identity, global warming, and the effects of social media. It’s been really fun! I’m hosting the show, so I’ve gotten to speak to a lot of really fascinating people and do some fun things!

Jillian Rose Reed, celebrity chillin' with interview

Photo Courtesy of Adam Hendershott – The Headshot Truck

CHILLED: With your busy schedule, what do you like to do with your down time?

JRR: I hang out with my family a lot. I also spend time writing/producing sketches with my boyfriend. And napping, I love a good nap.

CHILLED: When you go out to eat, where do you like to dine?

JRR: Honestly? I’m a sucker for chain restaurants. If you want to take me to an Outback or a PF Changs, I’ll be your friend forever.

CHILLED: What types of dishes do you usually order?

JRR: I’m addicted to buffalo wings, so usually that. Or mac and cheese. I have the appetite of a teenage boy.

CHILLED: Do you cook?

JRR: Sometimes! I’m not the best… But I can make simple dishes. I love my slow cooker.

Jillian Rose Reed, celebrity chillin' with interview

Photo Courtesy of Adam Hendershott – The Headshot Truck

CHILLED: What types of drinks do you order when out?

JRR: I like specialty cocktails. I’m not a huge drinker, so I like things that taste fruity. I like white wine. Oh, and Margaritas. But who doesn’t love those?

CHILLED: Do you prepare drinks at home?

JRR: I’ve been known to make some crazy themed drinks for parties!

CHILLED: Do you own a home bar?

JRR: I don’t have a bar, but I do have some wine I picked up when I went to Europe (that’s the coolest thing I own, by the way)!

Jillian Rose Reed, celebrity chillin' with interview

Photo Courtesy of Adam Hendershott – The Headshot Truck

CHILLED: What is your favorite drink/cocktail?

JRR: Definitely a Margarita.

CHILLED: Have you ever been a bartender?

JRR: I haven’t but I’m always really impressed by how fast they work!!


Additional Credits
Stylist: Ali Levine Design
Make Up Stylist: Allison Noelle
Hair Stylist: Matilde Campos