Jill Brennan-Lincoln, MA


Chair, Department of Theater Arts; Associate Professor, Theater Arts

Phone: (626) 815-6000, Ext. 5536

Fax: (626) 387-5747

Email: [email protected]

Jill Brennan-Lincoln, MA, teaches classes on acting and on-camera acting, and directs play productions as well as the Senior Hollywood Industry Showcase. During the last 20 years, Brennan-Lincoln has worked professionally in regional theater, Broadway, film, and television. Her theater productions include: Moon Over Buffalo (Arena Theatre and Cleveland Playhouse), The Taming of the Shrew (Alley Theatre), Breaking Legs (Jupiter Theatre), Slyfox (Bristol Riverside Theatre), A View from the Bridge (Alley Theatre), Steel Magnolias (Alley Theater), Psychopathia Sexualis (Manhattan Theatre Club), and Leaving Iowa (Laguna Playhouse). Her film and TV work includes: If These Walls Could Talk 2 (HBO), When Billy Beat Bobby (ABC), The Drew Carey Show (ABC), Judging Amy (ABC), and the recurring role of Crazy Carrie on Gilmore Girls (WB). Most recently Brennan-Lincoln played the recurring roles of Gracie Jane on Boston Legal (ABC) and Tish Atherton on Desperate Housewives (ABC). In addition, she co-founded and acted as artistic director of the Brennan/Gould Acting Studio in Los Angeles.


  • MA, California State University, Los Angeles
  • BFA, Southern Methodist University

Academic Area

  • School of Visual and Performing Arts (College of the Arts)


  • On-Camera Acting
  • Audition Techniques
  • Acting Techniques

Courses Taught

  • THTR 113 – Acting Fundamentals
  • THTR 171 - Acting Fundamentals for the Stage
  • THTR 216 – Performance and Production
  • THTR 471 – Advanced Acting for the Camera