Jill Zarin was born on November 30, 1963 and raised in Woodmere, New York. After graduating from Lawrence High School, she attended Simmons College in Massachusettes. A couple of years later she moved to the Upper East Side with husband Bobby Zarin, owner of Zarin Fabric Warehouse and Home Furnishings in Manhattan. She does marketing for the store in addition to holding a real estate license. Zarin also has a daughter named Allyson Shapiro.

In 2009, she signed up to be on the second spinoff of Bravo's The Real Housewives' series, The Real Housewives of New York City. The first season's nine episodes chronicled the glamorous lives of Zarin and four other women (LuAnn de Lesseps, Alex McCord, Bethenny Frankel, and Ramona Singer) who lived New York. In addition to gaining insight into the everyday and familial life of the housewives, summer in the Hamptons, New York Fashion Week, dinners at the best restaurants and more were shown. Together, it proved to make a successful show and two additional seasons were created. An additional housewive, Kelly Bensimon, was introduced during the second season. The show continued to be praised and a third season resulted; the feud between Zarin and Frankel highlights this season. The fame Zarin has gained through the show has led to the 2010 publication of her book Secret of a Jewish Mother. The spotlight has not been all positive however, she has received hate mail and a reputation for being crazy. A fourth season is on it's way so be ready to hear more about Jill Zarin.

 

 

23rd Annual Simply Shakespeare Event | Wednesday September 25, 2013

jill zarin in 23rd Annual Simply Shakespeare Event
jill zarin in The Ovarian Cancer Research Fund’s 14th Annual Super Saturday
Jill Zarin
Jill Zarin, Aviva Drescher
jill zarin in Fun Friday At Wilson Tavern!

BFB Launch Party | Monday February 6, 2012

jill zarin in BFB Launch Party

Bridgehampton Polo, Week 2! | Wednesday August 3, 2011

Jill Zarin, Jonathan Cheban
Andrea Warshaw Wernick, Jill Zarin, Colleen Rein, Michelle Rosenthal
Jill Zarin, Zang Toi, Irina Dvorovenko
jill zarin in The Feast :Pop Art Pop Up Restaurant
jill zarin in The Feast :Pop Art Pop Up Restaurant
jill zarin in The Feast :Pop Art Pop Up Restaurant

The Signature Home Launch | Friday December 10, 2010

jill zarin in The Signature Home Launch

Fashion Forward hosted by GMHC | Monday November 8, 2010

jill zarin in Fashion Forward hosted by GMHC
jill zarin in Fashion Forward hosted by GMHC
jill zarin in Fashion Forward hosted by GMHC
jill zarin in Fashion Forward hosted by GMHC
jill zarin in Fashion Forward hosted by GMHC
jill zarin in Fashion Forward hosted by GMHC
jill zarin in Fashion Forward hosted by GMHC
jill zarin in Fashion Forward hosted by GMHC
jill zarin in Fashion Forward hosted by GMHC
jill zarin in Fashion Forward hosted by GMHC
jill zarin in Fashion Forward hosted by GMHC
jill zarin in Fashion Forward hosted by GMHC
jill zarin in Fashion Forward hosted by GMHC
jill zarin in Fashion Forward hosted by GMHC
jill zarin in Fashion Forward hosted by GMHC
jill zarin in The Social Network Panel Discussion

Nocturnal Fest 2010 | Saturday September 25, 2010

jill zarin in Nocturnal Fest 2010
jill zarin in Hip Hop Soul Jam - A Celebration of Emerging Artists Supporting Millennium Promise
Jill Zarin
Jill Zarin, Sonja Morgan
Luann DeLesseps, Jill Zarin, Kelly Bensimon
Jill Zarin
jill zarin in Opening Of Limelight Marketplace
jill zarin in Opening Of Limelight Marketplace
jill zarin in Opening Of Limelight Marketplace
jill zarin in Opening Of Limelight Marketplace
jill zarin in Opening Of Limelight Marketplace
jill zarin in Opening Of Limelight Marketplace
jill zarin in Harper's Bazaar and The ONE Group Host the Opening of The Collective
jill zarin in Harper's Bazaar and The ONE Group Host the Opening of The Collective
Lauren Goodman, Karen Duffy, Annie Churchill Albert
Nicola Vassel Todd Selby Harley Viera Newton Moses Berkson

Buon Giorno, Milan Fashion Week! | Tuesday January 19, 2010

Zegna
jill zarin in Jill Zarin and the Real Housewives of NYC launch the new Kodak Gallery
jill zarin in Jill Zarin and the Real Housewives of NYC launch the new Kodak Gallery
jill zarin in Fashion's Night Out 2009 - KLEW's Travels About the City
jill zarin in Fashion's Night Out 2009 - KLEW's Travels About the City
Designers
jill zarin in Lauren Rae Levy's Birthday Celebration
jill zarin in Lauren Rae Levy's Birthday Celebration
Ally Zarin, Bobby Zarin, Jill Zarin
Allyson Shapiro Zarin, Jill Zarin
Jill Zarin, Countess LuAnn de Lesseps
jill zarin in Bryant Park Southwest Porch Opening
jill zarin in Vanita Rosa Summer 2009 Trunk Show

National Arts Club | Monday May 18, 2009

jill zarin in National Arts Club

Project Green Prom | Tuesday April 7, 2009

jill zarin in Project Green Prom
jill zarin in Project Green Prom
jill zarin in Project Green Prom
Bethenny Frankel, Patrick McMullan, Jill Zarin

Friends Helping Friends Benefit | Tuesday October 21, 2008

jill zarin in Friends Helping Friends Benefit
jill zarin in Friends Helping Friends Benefit
jill zarin in Friends Helping Friends Benefit
jill zarin in Friends Helping Friends Benefit
jill zarin in Friends Helping Friends Benefit
jill zarin in Friends Helping Friends Benefit
jill zarin in Friends Helping Friends Benefit
jill zarin in Friends Helping Friends Benefit
jill zarin in Friends Helping Friends Benefit
jill zarin in Friends Helping Friends Benefit
jill zarin in Friends Helping Friends Benefit
jill zarin in Friends Helping Friends Benefit
jill zarin in Friends Helping Friends Benefit
jill zarin in Friends Helping Friends Benefit
jill zarin in Friends Helping Friends Benefit
jill zarin in Friends Helping Friends Benefit
jill zarin in Friends Helping Friends Benefit
jill zarin in Friends Helping Friends Benefit

SCOPE Hamptons | Thursday July 24, 2008

jill zarin in SCOPE Hamptons
Feedback