Jen Lilley is best known for her role as Theresa Donovan on NBC’s “Days of Our Lives” and her portrayal of Maxie Jones on ABC’s “General Hospital.” She also appeared in the Academy Award-winning film, The Artist.
She's been a series regular and guest-starred on several sitcoms, including MTV’s improvised comedy series, “Disaster Date.”
Her most recent projects in post-production include feature films Mommy I Didn't Do it, The Wedding Do Over, Galileo, Where Are You Bobby Browning and Crossing Streets, and television appearances on “Grey’s Anatomy” and new series, “The Encounter.”
Born in Roanoke, Virginia, Lilley didn't start acting until college at University of Virginia when she played the lead in an indie film called The Loss of Life. In addition to acting, she is also a talented singer, baker, children’s book author, and DIY enthusiast.
She is involved in various charities and garnered the National Educators Award for her work in Guatemala. She is a children’s rights advocate, and supports charities that focus on protecting children against physical and sexual abuse, human trafficking and the world water crisis. Lilley is currently a celebrity ambassador for the child abuse and treatment organization Childhelp, an advisory board member for the Innocent Justice Foundation, a school tour speaker for the Thirst Project and a foster parent.