Jennifer Tilly Bio, Movies, Poker, Age, Family, Husband, Height, Net Worth

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Jennifer Tilly Biography

Jennifer Tilly is an American-Canadian actress and poker player who is best known for her distinctive voice and comedic timing. She has been nominated for an Academic Award and two Saturn Awards. Jennifer attended and graduated from Belmont High School. Later on, she graduated from Stephens College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theater.

In 1983, she has small roles and has a recurring role on Hill Street Blues as Gina Srignoli, a mobster’s widow who becomes involved with detective Henry Goldblume. In addition, she played Frasier Crane’s seductive-but-ditzy date, Candi Pearson, on an episode of the fourth season of Cheers.

She then went on to appear as Garry’s girlfriend on It’s Garry Shandling’s Show, which aired on Showtime. Her role in Bullets Over Broadway as Olive Neal earned her a nomination for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.

Flowing her career journey, Tilly starred in Bound (1996), directed by The Wachowskis. Bound chronicles a lesbian relationship her character has with Gina Gershon. The following year, she played Samantha Cole in the Jim Carry comedy Lari Lari.

She gained additional popularity around 2001 for her portrayal of serial killer Tiffany Valentine in several of the Child’s Play horror movie series. The character was first introduced in the fourth installment of the franchise, Bride of Chucky (1998). In addition, the character went on to appear in Seed of Chucky (2004), Curse of Chucky (2013), Cult of Chucky (2017), and the television series Chucky (2021).

In Seed of Chucky, Jennifer plays a dual role, providing the voice of Tiffany and also playing the exaggerated version of herself. The performance earned her nominations for the Fangoria Chainsaw Award for Best Actress. Jennifer reprises the role in every subsequent appearance.

She is also a semi-regular cast member on Family Guy, voicing the Griffin family’s neighbor Bonnie Swanson. Jennifer has done voice-over work for the films Monsters, Stuart Little, and Home of the Range. In 2009, she made her Chinese film debut in the Christian Yao film Empire of Silver playing Mrs. Landdeck.

Following her poker career, on June 27, 2005, she won a World Series of Poker bracelet in the Ladies’ No-Limit Texas hold ’em event beating 600 other players. She followed up this accomplishment on September 1, 2005, by winning the third World Poker Tour Ladies Invitational Tournament held at Bicycle Casino in Bell Gardens.

Jennifer Tilly Age

How old is Tilly? Tilly is 63 years old as of 2021. She was born Jennifer Ellen Chan on September 16, 1958, in Los Angeles, California, the United States. In addition, she celebrates her birthday on September 16 every year and her zodiac sign is Virgo.

Jennifer Tilly Height

Tilly stands at an average height of 5 feet 7 inches and weighs 64 kg equivalent to 141 lbs. Her other body measurements are 40-28-38 inches.

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Tilly is the first daughter of Harry Chan (father) and Patricia (mother). Her father is a car salesman and she is a Canadian schoolteacher and former stage actress. In addition, her father is of Chinese descent and her mother was of Irish and Finnish ancestry.

Tilly has an older brother, Steve, and two younger sisters, Meg and Rebecca. Following her parents’ divorce, Tilly was raised by her mother and stepfather, John Ward in Texada Island, British Columbia, Canada. According to Meg, John was a sadistic pedophile. Her sister Becky agreed but Telly did not comment on the issue. Later on, her mother divorced John when Tilly was 16 and moved to Victoria.

Jennifer Tilly Husband

Tilly was married to Sam Simon from 1984 to 1991. Sam is a developer and producer of The Simpsons. Currently, she is in a relationship with professional poker player Phil Laak since 2004.

Jennifer Tilly’s Net Worth

Tilly has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million-$5 Million. Her main source of income is her career as an actress and professional poker player.

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