With an illustrious 25-year career in the entertainment industry, Jennifer Lier is still a highly sought after vocalist, headline entertainer, model, emcee, on-camera host and is one of the most requested Marilyn Monroe Impersonators in the country. However, her young self never would have seen this coming…
When Jennifer’s parents moved from Los Angeles to Las Vegas at the age of 12, she instantly fell in love with Las Vegas and dreamt of performing on the world famous stages. At the young age of 19, her dream became a reality. However, this wasn’t a dream she’d ever thought would come to fruition.
Jennifer grew up an unmotivated, shy, quite, overweight teen that topped the scales at 235lbs. Never did she think she could live the dream she had envisioned over and over again in her head until a chance meeting with a female talent agent in 1989. The woman gave Jennifer a word of encouragement to lose weight and follow her dreams. In one year she shed 100 pounds, got in shape and began her long career in entertainment.
November of 1990 was Jennifer’s debut on the world famous stages of Las Vegas singing and performing with a popular band. Shortly thereafter, she went on to win the coveted title of Miss Nevada 1995, and received the talent award at the Miss America Pageant. Jennifer continued on to headline in over 20 shows around the world, including “Legends in Concert,” the world-famous “Follies Bergere,’” and the high energy “Show in the Sky,” at the Rio Hotel and Casino.
Jennifer’s diverse talents led her to incredible opportunities and memorable experiences. She received the rare standing ovation while performing on NBC’s “Showtime at the Apollo” in Harlem, New York. Jennifer developed and performed her self-titled One Woman Show in Las Vegas showrooms, toured with Wayne Newton and opened numerous times for the legendary Don Rickles around the country. She earned the principal role in several national and local commercials, emceed for major galas and corporate award ceremonies and has modeled for multiple Las Vegas Billboards and ad campaigns.
One of her most unique experiences was as a participant on Wayne Newton’s reality show “The Entertainer,” where she finished second in a internationally televised 13 week contest focused on entertainment talent, personal excellence and business savvy.
Jennifer has always believed in the importance of giving back. She volunteers countless hours to local non-profit organizations as a performer, emcee or event planner and is often asked by various women’s groups to share her personal story of perseverance and how she turned obstacles into opportunity.
All this being said, the most treasured and exciting moment for Jennifer had nothing to do with entertainment. It was the day Jennifer married the man of her dreams, Dan Lier in 2010. Dan is a world-renowned motivational speaker, human behavior expert and best selling author who shares with Jennifer his incredible life and two wonderful children.
Jennifer has recently taken on her current challenge - National Sales Manager at the highly acclaimed Las Vegas destination management company Baskow & Associates. With the skills she had acquired over the last 2 years as the Director of Corporate Sales and Business Development for Polaroid Fotobar at The LINQ, and her unique talent in sales and creative problem solving, Jennifer was recruited by the legendary Jaki Baskow to assist taking her company to new heights.
This whole life is more than she could have dreamed. Jennifer Lier loves the city of Las Vegas and has grown up with it side by side and is thrilled to see what the next chapter of her life will hold.