Perhaps best known for her six seasons on camera as tomboy “SAMANTHA” on NBC’s hit sit-com GIMME A BREAK, Lara Jill began her career on Broadway in THE MUSIC MAN with Dick Van Dyke.
She can currently be heard singing her way into your hearts as the cuddly “LAMBIE” on Disney’s Peabody Award-winning DOC MCSTUFFINS, as well as the ROARsome title role of “HENRY” in HENRY HUGGLEMONSTER. Additional title roles include “CLIFFORD THE PUPPY” in CLIFFORD’S PUPPY DAYS and “JUNIPER LEE” in THE LIFE AND TIMES OF JUNIPER LEE.
Lara Jill is excited to be playing prodigy “LISA LOUD” in Nickelodeon’s new series THE LOUD HOUSE. Other notable credits include “IZZIE” on PBS’ critically acclaimed, two-time Emmy-winning series SCIGIRLS, as well as George’s best friend “ALLIE” on the long-running CURIOUS GEORGE on that same network. And don’t forget old favorites like the tool-toting “WIDGET” on Nick’s WOW! WOW! WUBBZY! and the original “KARI” on DIGIMON.
But don’t let her youthful sound and infectious energy fool you. Lara Jill graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Magna Cum Laude from New York University and Fordham School of Law. She passed the Bar Exam in three states and was a practicing attorney in NYC. She returned to the biz with numerous recurring and guest roles in shows such as HI HI PUFFY AMI YUMI (as the dastardly evil friend “JULIE), ALL GROWN UP (as “OLIVIA,” Tommy Pickles’ first kiss), MY MOM MARRIED A YETI (opposite Jim Gaffigan), HIGGLYTOWN HEREOS, as well as on-camera on ALL THAT, THE AMANDA SHOW, iCARLY and GENERAL HOSPITAL.
Also an accomplished singer, you’ve heard her voice on recordings including Disney Jr’s Doc McStuffins and Henry Hugglemonster soundtracks, The Children’s Museum of Los Angeles’ Readers’ Theatre, Adiboo’s Discovery Series, and NPR’s acclaimed The Wizard of Oz, along with many popular toys and video games.