Jill Brown was born in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. She began working as a stuntwoman in 1989 and began working as a stunt coordinator in 2007. She has worked in the stunt industry for some 30 years.
Jill worked a the stunt double for Jennifer Lopez for 9 years, and also doubled for Tina Fey in the television shows 30 Rock (2006). She was the stunt coordinated for 30 Rock (2006) and for Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (2015) for Tina Fey. She drown in Titanic (1997), dangled from helicopters, drove speeding cars was a human bridge between two cars.
Jill was an athlete with numerous sports injuries. She supported her sports habits by selling medical equipment. Her physical therapist, who treated her sports injuries, talked her into meeting with a stuntman George Aguilar, who was also his patient. After Jill stalked George, he finally met her and took her under his wing, letting her train with his stunt team on Rescue 911, a show he was stunt coordinating.
Jill’s first movie break came in Die Hard 3 where she did nondescript (ND) work. She did her first major stunt on Inspector Gadget (1999) for Disney where she did a helicopter stunt 250 feet in the air. She is also known for her work on Taxi (2004), The Adjustment Bureau (2011) and I Am Legend (2007).
Jill was the first female stunt coordinators to be nominated for a Primetime Emmy. In 2017 she was nominated for Outstanding Stunt Coordination for a Comedy Series or a Variety Program for Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (2015) and in 2015 for Outstanding Stunt Coordination for a Comedy Series or a Variety Program Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (2015). Jill shared a Taurus World Stunt Award for Best Specialty Stunt for Taxi (2004) and won a Taurus World Stunt Award for Best High Work for The Cell (2001).
Jill Brown had a Convexity Meningioma tumor discovered after an accident while stunt driving. She named the tumor Norman and tells her story in Convexity Meningioma – A Hollywood Stuntwoman’s Story below.