Who is Jillie Mack?
Jillie Mack was born on 25 December 1957, in Wiltshire, England, and is an actress, also the wife of actor Tom Selleck. She has appeared in television movies such as “Adventures of Nicholas at Roaring Camp” and “Silver Fox”. Prior to her foray into television, she danced in a stage production of “Cats”, which attracted a bit of attention.
The Net Worth of Jillie Mack
How rich is Jillie Mack? As of early-2019, sources estimate a net worth that is over $1 million, earned largely through a successful career in the entertainment industry. Her potential wealth has been significantly increased thanks to the success of her husband, who has an estimated net worth of over $45 million. As she continues her endeavors, it is expected that her wealth will also continue to increase.
Early Life and Career Beginnings
There is very limited information when it comes to Jillie’s early life, as details about her family, childhood, and her education have not been shared fully. It is known that she grew up in a middle class family in Wiltshire, and attended school at her hometown, developing a strong interest in dance which led her to take dancing classes early on.
Over the next few years, her desire to perform grew, and she wanted to pursue acting as well, so during high school, she became active in various school theatrical productions. After matriculating, she pursued a career as a performer, working in theaters across the UK, and her popularity increased during a production of “Cats”, as the musical became big hit in England, attracting the attention of a lot of American actors as well as entertainment executives.
Acting in Hollywood
During her time in England, Mack met Selleck who invited her to try her hand at acting in the US, so she moved to the US and was given a role in the series “Magnum, P.I.”, in which Selleck was starring as private investigator Thomas Magnum. The series ran from 1980 to 1988, and was consistently among the top television shows in terms of ranking. After a brief role with the show, Jillie had other guest roles in series such as “Tales from the Darkside” and “ER”.
Continuing to look for opportunities, she then had roles in television movies such as “Silver Fox” and “Adventures of Nicholas at Roaring Camp”. While the opportunities were still there for her, she eventually decided to slowly move away from the acting industry, so that she could raise a family. She also knew that she would never have a career that would be on par with Selleck. Despite that, she has always been credited by her husband as the reason for his success.
Husband – Tom Selleck
Aside from his role in Magnum, P.I., Tom also played the character Peter Mitchell in the comedy film “Three Men and a Baby”. Afterwards, he had the recurring role of Lnace White, the partner of James Garner’s character in “The Rockford Files”. With his popularity in police or investigator roles, he took on the television movies series “Jesse Stone” playing the titular character, and based on the series of novels written by Robert B. Parker. He also had a notable role in the sitcom entitled “Friends”, playing the character Dr. Richard Burke. The show revolved around six friends who live in Manhattan, New York City, and starred Matt LeBlanc, Jennifer Aniston, David Schwimmer, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow and Matthew Perry.
One of Selleck’s latest shows is the police procedural series entitled “Blue Bloods”, which airs on CBS, and follows a family of police officers associated with the New York City Police Department (NYPD) as they tackle various criminal cases. While working on “Blue Bloods”, he continues to reprise his role as Jesse Stone – some of his recent movies include “Jesse Stone: Benefit of the Doubt”, and “Jesse Stone: Lost in Paradise”. His last featured film project was aired in 2010, before he took a main role in “Blue Bloods”., and is entitled “Killers”, also starring Katherine Heigl and Ashton Kutcher.
By the time Jillie and Tom met, he was a divorcee, previously married to model Jacqueline Ray. The two went out for a romantic dinner which led to their relationship, after which the two were often seen at public events though they never confirmed that they were in a relationship. In 1986, the two were spotted together during Tom’s star ceremony at the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and the following year they married in a private ceremony, which wasn’t officially confirmed until Selleck’s brother informed the media about the event.
In 1988 they had a daughter, Jillie having already taken in Tom’s son from his first marriage. Over the next few years, she would start to take more of a behind the scenes role, plus caring for the family and supporting her husband. According to several sources, the family live on a 60 acre avocado ranch in Thousand Oaks-Westlake Village, California, a property previously owned by Dean Martin. Selleck mentioned that he enjoys working around the ranch, but dislikes avocados. He has been an avid sports fan and sports enthusiast for most of his life. He has also been praised by numerous people he has worked with, stating that he has one of the best, if not the best work ethic in the industry.