Jeremy Gillett was born in Cedar Falls, IA and raised in Chicago, IL and Lexington, KY. He moved to Lexington when his father was called to pastor a Disciples of Christ church.
Jeremy earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Kentucky and a Master’s of Fine Arts degree in performance from Arizona State University. He received a teaching fellowship at ASU and taught introductory acting classes for three years. He was named the first National Diversity intern for The Broadway League and ATPAM (Association of Theatrical Press Agents and Managers) while attending ASU. His stage credits include an ensemble role in The Arizona Theatre Company’s production of Emma, Casey in the UK Main Stage production of The Grapes of Wrath and Boesman in Black Theatre Troupe’s production of Boesman and Lena. He is the author of the one-man show Black and 25 in America.
As an active member of the youth group in his home church he traveled to Puerto Rico as part of a youth program with the Christian Church in Kentucky, participated in youth camping programs in IL and KY and traveled to Haiti as part of a volunteer delegation with Global Ministries. Jeremy has attended several General Assemblies of the Christian Church and several gatherings of the National Convocation of the Christian Church. Jeremy was honored to preach for the 2011 class of the Academy of Preachers at the National Festival of Preachers in Louisville, KY.