There's no doubt about it: Jennifer Jolliff is a rising star. This 18-year-old graduate of Hughson High School has been involved with theater for many years.
She began with YES Company, taking part in productions such as "Bye Bye Birdie" and "The Wizard of Oz," and was involved with YES Company's Ambassador program for four years. Jennifer has performed with many different companies and at myriad venues, including Modesto Junior College, Playhouse Merced Theater, Center Stage Kids, Denair Gaslight, Sierra Repertory Theater, and Turlock Youth Performing Arts.
As well as being a member of The Bee's Teens in the Newsroom program and maintaining a 3.8 GPA, Jennifer served as both junior and senior class representative at Hughson High School. She was a member of the Interact Club, the California Scholarship Federation, the varsity tennis team, and varsity cheerleading. Due to her role as president of the drama club, she was even able to give solo performances at Disneyland for the last three years.
Last year, Jennifer was a finalist in the "Valley's Got Talent" competition at the Gallo Center. In the Junior Miss scholarship competition, she was selected for the Talent, Spirit, and Fitness Awards, as well as second runner-up overall. In the summer of 2011, Jennifer was cast in five short films in Los Angeles. This fall, she plans to return to the Los Angeles area and attend Cal State Northridge.
PARENTS: Steve and Linda Jolliff
SIBLINGS: Only child
HOBBIES: Singing, acting, dancing and baking
BIGGEST INFLUENCE: My parents
LAST BOOK READ FOR PLEASURE: "The Hunger Games" by Suzanne Collins
FAVORITE TV SHOW: "The Lying Game"
FAVORITE MOVIE: "Tangled"
FAVORITE MUSIC: One Direction or Carly Rae Jepsen
BIGGEST FEAR: To lose a loved one.
ADVICE FOR CHILDREN: Never stop following your dreams. There will be people who will tell you it will never happen, but your job is to prove
they were wrong.
ADVICE FOR ADULTS: Never grow up. As we get older I find that we lose the magic and love for life we had when we were younger. "That's the really trouble with the world, too many people grow up." Walt Disney
WHAT I'D TELL THE PRESIDENT: Always remember to listen to both sides of the story and make decisions that make us stronger as a nation.
WHERE I'LL BE IN 10 YEARS: I will either be an actress in the LA area or a nutritionist. Whatever happens, I definitely see a family in the future.