Jennifer Tilly

Jennifer Tilly (born Jennifer Ellen Chan; September 16, 1958)[3][4] is an American-Canadian actress and poker player.[5][6][7] Known for her distinctive voice and comedic timing, she has been nominated for an Academy Award, two MTV Movie Awards and three Saturn Awards.

Jennifer Tilly
Tilly at the 2021 New York Comic Con
Born
Jennifer Ellen Chan

(1958-09-16) September 16, 1958 (age 64)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Alma materStephens College
Occupation
  • Actress
  • poker player
Years active1983–present
Spouse
(m. 1984; div. 1991)
Partner(s)Phil Laak
(2004–present)[1][2]
RelativesMeg Tilly (sister)

Tilly had her breakthrough playing Olive Neal in the black comedy film Bullets Over Broadway (1994), which earned her a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. She subsequently earned Saturn Award and MTV Award nominations for her performance in the neo-noir thriller Bound (1996). She rose to widespread recognition for playing Tiffany Valentine in the slasher film franchise Child's Play (1988–present), which established her as an icon in popular culture and a scream queen.[8][9][10] Since 1999, Tilly has voiced Bonnie Swanson on the animated comedy series Family Guy.

Tilly's other film appearances include Let It Ride (1989), The Fabulous Baker Boys (1989), Made in America (1993), The Getaway (1994), Edie & Pen (1996), House Arrest (1996), Liar Liar (1997), Music from Another Room (1998), Stuart Little (1999), Dancing at the Blue Iguana (2000), The Cat's Meow (2001), Monsters, Inc. (2001), The Haunted Mansion (2003), Home on the Range (2004), and Tideland (2005). Her stage credits include the Broadway revivals of The Women (2001) and Don't Dress for Dinner (2012). She was the recipient of a Theatre World Award in 1993 for her performance in the Off-Broadway play One Shoe Off.

Tilly is a World Series of Poker Ladies' Event bracelet winner, the first celebrity to win a World Series tournament. In 2005, she won the third World Poker Tour Ladies Invitational Tournament. She was nominated for PokerListing's Spirit of Poker Living Legend Award in 2014, and as of 2019, her live tournament winnings exceeded $1 million.


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