Gillian was cast in her first professional role at the age of 10 and has since had a career that spans stage, film and all television roles from day player to series lead.

Most recent credits include DIRTY JOHN, THE BLACKLIST and as a series lead in WGN America’s OUTSIDERS. Notable recurring roles are DAMAGES, ROYAL PAINS, and FX’s acclaimed series THE AMERICANS, as well as appearances on NURSE JACKIE, THE CRAZY ONES and AQUARIUS to name a few.

Prior to heading to the US Gillian began her career in Australia with a string of roles including a lead on the beloved series MCLEOD’S DAUGHTERS. She has studied at The Actors Centre in London; Le Centre de les Arts Vivants in Paris, The William Esper Studio in New York and has been a member of her beloved BGB community for over 6 years.

Gillian comes to teaching with so much compassion and respect for what the actor does. Her goal is to facilitate a space in which the artist can choose curiosity instead of judgement, presence ahead of ‘getting it right’ and generosity over fear.

Her most rewarding role to date is as mother to two fierce and beautifully sensitive daughters.

Explore Gillian’s classes: The Audition Self-Tape Prep & Practice 2 + Core Wednesday.

Taking a class with Gillian is not an audition or employment opportunity and there is no suggestion or guarantee of an audition or employment as a result of taking her classes.

The BGB Actors Summit


Once a month, Risa and Steve offer an opportunity for you to meet Risa, Steve, and a few of our BGB Master Teachers in our Online Studio for a FREE 75-minute LIVE virtual talk, where we’ll dive deep- in an online class setting- into how you can take your career to the next level, how we approach career and craft at BGB, and why your vulnerability and bravery are so vital, now more than ever.

And we’ll be here to answer your questions about anything- including the Industry, auditioning, career building, craft, collaboration, and artistic leadership in these unprecedented, uncertain times.