Her mother, who works as a psychotherapist, was blessed with being naturally thin and was always devoted to the well being of her daughter Jillian and her two siblings: George and Lauren.
Her father, who was a personal injury lawyer, struggled with weight issues his entire life.
After 17 years of martial arts training, she holds a black belt in both Muay Thai and Akarui-Do.
She is a true success story — transforming herself from the fat girl to the fit girl.
It seemed as though her once rocky childhood was over and things were looking bright for Jillian. Born: February 24, 1974 Childhood Home: Tarzana, California Mother: Jo Ann Mc Karus Father: Name Unknown — Jillian is currently estranged from him Siblings: George (younger) Lauren (younger half sister) Height: 5’2” Weight: 115 – 120 pounds Eye Color: Green Hair Color: Brown College Attended: California State University, Northridge Car Owned: Ferrari Pets: Chihuahua named Baxter 2 horses named Buzz and Mike Best Friend: Vanessa Marcil Favorite Place: Home Favorite Food: Chocolate and Peanut Butter Favorite Drink: Coke Zero Favorite Song: “Feeling Good” by Nina Simone Favorite Accesory: IPod Favorite Celebrity: Hilary Clinton Favorite TV Show: Six Feet Under Favorite Movie: Thelma and Louise Favorite Saying: Drink It!
In 2004, Jillian Michaels exploded into the lives of millions of people as the tough as nails fitness trainer for the black team on NBC’s hit reality show, The Biggest Loser.
Last night my family had a Passover Seder in LA and I of course could not be there because I was in NY.This unhealthy father – daughter bonding began to catch up with Jillian and at 14 years of age, she tipped the scales at an alarming 175 pounds!It was evident that she would follow in her father’s footsteps and struggle with obesity.My mom had a great idea that we could all video chat, so at the end of their dinnre they passed the computer around and I got to talk to everyone. Ashley showed me her new long nails (she has bitten them for years and has finally grown them out), Jadey was laying on the couch not feeling well, my mom was loving the camera, and my grandparents were the cutest ever!They took these pictures while we were video chatting and so I had to post them.