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Biography

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Overview (4)

Born in Los Angeles, California, USA
Birth NameJillian Leigh McKarus
Nickname TV's Toughest Trainer
Height 5' 2" (1.57 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Jillian Michaels was born on February 18, 1974 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Jillian Leigh McKarus. She is an actress and producer, known for Jillian Michaels: No More Trouble Zones (2010), Wake Up Call (2014) and Kickin' It (2011).

Trade Mark (1)

Her aggressive approach to the training of her clients

Trivia (16)

She is a co-owner of Sky Sport and Spa in Beverly Hills, California
She worked as a motion picture literary agent at ICM before becoming a fitness trainer
Launched Empowered Media, LLC.
Lives in Los Angeles.
Ambassador for the American Cancer Society.
Health and wellness expert.
Older sister of Lauren Michaels.
Godmother of Brian Austin Green's and Vanessa Marcil's son, Kassius.
Best friend of Vanessa Marcil.
Was in a relationship with Heidi Rhoades from 2009 to 2018; they got engaged in 2016. They announced their break up in June 2018 and then Rhoades filed to end their domestic partnership on February 4, 2019. They have two children together, a daughter Lukensia (b. 2010, adopted in May 2012) and a son Phoenix (b. May 3, 2012 by Rhoades).
Has a fear of running in marathons.
Release of her book, "How to Get the Body You Want". [2009]
Release of her book, "Master Your Metabolism: The 3 Diet Secrets to Naturally Balance Your Hormones for a Hot and Healthy Body" by Jillian with Mariska Van Aalst. [2009]
Release of her book, "Making the Cut: The 30-Day Diet and Fitness Plan for the Strongest, Sexiest You". [2007]
Release of her book, "Winning by Losing: Drop the Weight, Change Your Life". [2005]
Her paternal grandparents were both of Syrian/Lebanese origin. Her maternal grandfather was the son of Italian immigrants, and her maternal grandmother was born in Salford, Greater Manchester, England, to a Russian Jewish father and an Austrian Jewish mother.

Personal Quotes (3)

We all have to work for happiness. And you cannot listen to other people. That is the worst mistake you can make. You've got to listen to the universe, to life, to God, whatever you want to call it. Because its going to speak to you.
People who become successful usually have a person who really loved and believed in them. For me, that was my mom.
Why choose failure when success is an option?

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