The world of cult classics has given us many memorable characters, and Janelle Brady from ‘Class Of Nuke ‘Em High’ is undoubtedly one of them.
With her iconic role in this 1986 American science fiction comedy horror film, she became a household name among B-movie aficionados. But where is she now?
Janelle Brady born Jill Darnell Entel, was born in Detroit, Michigan in 1973 where she began her modeling career in high school. She first gained national attention in an advertising campaign for a Detroit department store that featured her remarkable resemblance to Hollywood icon Marilyn Monroe.
Brady was later signed by the prestigious Elite Modeling Agency and enjoyed success as a model in television and print campaigns before beginning her acting career.
Her transition to acting was a natural progression of her career, allowing her to leverage her existing fame and poise in front of the camera.
Class Of Nuke ‘Em High
‘Class Of Nuke ‘Em High’, released in 1986, is a cult classic that has carved its niche in the realm of American science fiction comedy horror films. Produced by the iconic B-movie production group, Troma Entertainment, the film is a unique blend of dark humor, social commentary, and over-the-top horror elements that resonated with a specific audience.
Set in the fictional town of Tromaville, the story unfolds in a high school located adjacent to a nuclear power plant.
As the plot progresses, the audience witnesses the bizarre and horrifying consequences of a nuclear leak. Students of the high school start to exhibit strange and mutated behaviors after being exposed to contaminated drugs sold by a plant worker.
This leads to a series of chaotic events, from monstrous transformations to violent confrontations, all set against the backdrop of teenage angst and high school drama.
Janelle Brady played the role of Chrissy, one of the central characters in the film. As a typical high school student, Chrissy’s life takes a tumultuous turn after she consumes the contaminated drugs.
Her character undergoes a significant transformation, both physically and mentally, as she grapples with the horrifying effects of the nuclear contamination.
After her role in “Class of Nuke Em High,” Janelle Brady continued her acting career with appearances in two more films in 1987. She played the role of a “History Student” in “Teen Wolf Too,” and later that year, she portrayed “Mary Lou” in “The Allnighter.”
After that, Brady’s career went quiet.
Mental Health and Disappearance
In early 2013, Jill Darnell Entel, better known by her stage name Janelle Brady, was reported missing by her husband John M. Masters after disappearing from a Las Vegas hospital.
Brady had been hospitalized for delusional and paranoid episodes. After failing to meet Masters following her release, he contacted the Las Vegas Metro Police Department to report her missing.
Because of her history of mental health issues including seizures and lupus, Brady was considered an endangered missing person. However, without evidence of foul play, police closed the investigation in May 2012 after reported sightings of Brady in downtown Las Vegas. Masters was later appointed as her legal guardian, but attempts to locate and transport Brady for treatment were unsuccessful.
In September 2012, Masters was notified that Brady was staying at a motel in the Fremont District. He contacted police to assist in bringing her in, but they declined to enter the room citing police department policy in cases involving mental health issues because of several incidents that resulted in shootings. Brady disappeared from the motel the next day.
Now, over a year since she first went missing from the hospital, Brady’s family has offered a $10,000 reward for information leading to finding her. They urge the Las Vegas public to provide any details that could help locate Jill Darnell Entel, known to many as model and actress Janelle Brady, and get her the treatment she desperately needs.
Wishes for Janelle Brady
In the midst of the uncertainties surrounding Janelle Brady’s whereabouts, our heartfelt wishes go out to her. We sincerely hope that wherever she is, she is surrounded by the warmth, love, and support of her friends and family.
It’s our deepest desire that she is receiving the care and attention she needs, especially considering her medical conditions.
Every individual deserves peace, health, and happiness in their life, and Janelle is no exception. We join countless others in wishing her well-being, safety, and a life filled with joy and contentment.