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Jennifer Tilly

Gina Srignoli in Hill Street Blues

Photos Jennifer Tilly Birth name: Jennifer E Chan
Birth date: 1958/09/16 (63 years old)
Birth place : Harbor City, Californie (USA)
Height: 1.66 m

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Biography for Jennifer Tilly

An actress who always attracts audiences' attention, Jennifer Tilly is by turns funny, sexy, compassionate, and compelling and often all at once.

Her breakthrough movie role tapped into all of those qualities failing singer Blanche "Monica" Moran in Steve Kloves' The Fabulous Baker Boys, opposite Jeff and Beau Bridges.

A few years later, Jennifer earned an Academy Award nomination for her portrayal of the aspiring, but hopelessly untalented, actress Olive Neal in Woody Allen's Bullets over Broadway.

She has become well-known to filmgoers for both major studio and independent films. In Tom Shadyac's blockbuster Liar Liar, she kept pace with star Jim Carrey. Her steamy performance opposite Gina Gershon helped make the Wachowski Brothers' Bound a breakout indie success at the Sundance Film Festival and then in theatrical release. The latter film also expanded Jennifer's already significant gay and lesbian following.

She successfully cultivated another fan base with the revitalization of the Child's Play horror comedy franchise. For Ronny Yu's Bride of Chucky, the filmmakers turned to Jennifer to create the character who would spark the series in a new direction. She met the challenge and established a new horror icon in Tiffany. This Halloween, in Rogue Pictures' all-new Seed of Chucky, written and directed by series creator Don Mancini, Jennifer again takes the popular series to the next level; she stars as Tiffany and the deadly doll's favorite actress Jennifer Tilly, who soon becomes an unwitting hostess in more ways than one.

Jennifer's pitch-perfect voiceover work as Tiffany is not the only instance of her being able to incarnate a character from the vocal chords out. Families know her distinctive cadences from the recent Disney hits Home on the Range (in which Jennifer voiced a new-age bovine), directed by Will Finn and John Sanford; The Haunted Mansion (in which Jennifer acted from the neck up only), directed by Rob Minkoff; and the Pixar blockbuster Monsters, Inc. (voicing Mike's love interest Celia), directed by Pete Docter, David Silverman, and Lee Unkrich.

She began her acting career as a teenager, putting herself through the theater program at Stephens College in Missouri by winning writing competitions. She then headed to Los Angeles. While she continued to act on the stage (earning a Dramalogue Award for her performance in Vanities), movies and television immediately came calling for the actress with the unique voice and visage.

Over the years, Jennifer has made memorable appearances on some of television's best series, including Hill Street Blues (in a recurring dramatic role), Cheers, Moonlighting, It's Garry Shandling's Show, and Frasier. In addition, she has been a favored guest on a number of talk shows, from Johnny Carson to The Arsenio Hall Show to (currently) The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Those interview segments have encouraged viewers to expect the unexpected from her interplay with the host and the studio audience.

Her many films over a two-decade span include Neil Jordan's High Spirits, Oliver Stone's The Doors, Richard Benjamin's Made in America, Roger Donaldson's The Getaway, Joe Pytka's Let It Ride, P.J. Castellaneta's Relax, It's Just Sex, Michael Radford's Dancing at the Blue Iguana, Peter Bogdanovich's The Cat's Meow (in which she played Louella Parsons).

Jennifer has also continued to act on the stage. She won a Theater World Award for her performance in off-Broadway's One Shoe Off, and starred on Broadway in the 2001 revival of The Women (which was later taped for, and broadcast on, PBS).


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Title Role
Tideland (2005) (post-production) Queen Gunhilda
The Civilization of Maxwell Bright (2005) Dr. O'Shannon
Lil' Pimp (2005) (V) (voice) Miss De La Croix
Bailey's Billion$ (2005) Dolores Pennington
Deluxe Combo Platter (2004) Alma Kerns
Seed of Chucky (le fils de chucky) Tiffany
Saint Ralph (2004) Nurse Alice
Padrino, El (2004) Sebeva
Home on the Range (2004) (voice) Grace
A Piece of My Heart (2004) Elyse Steinberg
Second Best (2004) Carole
Return to Babylon (2004) Clara Bow
Nowhere to Go But Up (2003) Edna
The Haunted Mansion (2003) Madame Leota
Hollywood North (2003) Gillian Stevens
Jericho Mansions (2003) Donna Cherry
Monsters, Inc. (2002) (VG) (voice) Celia Mae
Stage On Screen: The Women (2002) (TV) Crystal Allen
The Magnificent Ambersons (2002) (TV) Fanny Minafer
The Kid (2001) (TV) (voice) Waitress
Monsters, Inc. (2001) (voice) Celia
Ball in the House (2001) Dot
The Cat's Meow (2001) Louella Parsons
Fast Sofa (2001) Ginger Quail
Sister Mary Explains It All (2001) (TV) Philomena Rostovich
Dirt (2001) Hooker
Pigs Next Door (2000) TV Series (voice)
Dancing at the Blue Iguana (2000) Jo
The Crew (2000) Ferris 'aka Maureen' Lowenstein
Bruno (2000) Dolores
Cord (2000) Helen
Stuart Little (1999) (voice) Mrs. Camille Stout
Bartok the Magnificent (1999) (V) (voice) Piloff
Do Not Disturb (1999) Cathryn Richmond
Goosed (1999/I) Charlene
Music From Another Room (1998) Nina Swan
Bride of Chucky (1998) Tiffany
Hoods (1998) Mary Crippa
Relax... It's Just Sex (1998) Tara Ricotto
Bella Mafia (1997) (TV) Moyra Luciano
The Wrong Guy (1997) Lynn Holden
Liar Liar (1997) Samantha Cole
Gun (1997/I)
American Strays (1996) Patty Mae
Bound (1996) Violet
House Arrest (1996/I) Cindy Figler
The Pompatus of Love (1996) Tarzaan
Edie & Pen (1996) Edie Piper
Man with a Gun (1995/I) Rena Rushton/Kathy Payne
Bird of Prey (1995) Kily Griffith
Bullets Over Broadway (1994) Olive Neal
The Getaway (1994) Fran Carvey
Double Cross (1994) Melissa
Embrace of the Vampire (1994) Marika
Made in America (1993) Stacy, Hal's Live-in Girlfriend
Key West (1993) TV Series Savannah Sumner
Heads (1993) (TV) Tina Abbot
The Webbers (1993) Miranda Webber
Shadow of the Wolf (1992) Igiyook
Scorchers (1991) Talbot
The Doors (1991) Okie girl
The Fabulous Baker Boys (1989) Blanche 'Monica' Moran
Let It Ride (1989) Vicki
Far from Home (1989) Amy
High Spirits (1988) Miranda
Rented Lips (1988) Mona Lisa
Johnny Be Good (1988) Connie Hisler
He's My Girl (1987) Lisa
Inside Out (1987) Amy
Remote Control (1987/I) Allegra James
Moving Violations (1985) Amy Hopkins
Hill Street Blues (1981) TV Series Gina Srignoli (1984-1985)
No Small Affair (1984) Mona
Shaping Up (1984) TV Series Shannon Winters
Boone (1983) TV Series


Went to high school at Belmont High School, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.

Attended Stephens College, in Columbia, Missouri (majored in drama)

Has one cat, Corky.

She has won a Theater World Award for Most Promising Newcomer for her work in Tina Howe's play One Shoe Off at The Joseph Papp Theater. She also received a Dramalogue Award for her work in the play Vanities. She won a Gemini Award for Best Actress for her role in the Showtime's Heads and a nomination for a Cable ACE Award for her work on _"It's Garry Shandling Show" (1986)_ .

Avid lover of fashion and has 400 pairs of shoes.

Lenny Von Dohlen who co-starred with Jennifer in Bird of Prey (1995) and her sister Meg in Leaving Normal (1992) said "They have a fountain of emotion that keeps coming, even after someone yells cut, but the fountain comes from different bodies of water," he adds. "Meg is an ocean, Jennifer is a rushing river."

In high school, everyone called Jennifer, Meg, and their younger sister Becky the Three Musketeers.

She ranked #23 in Celebrity Sleuth 25 Sexiest Women of 1995

Measurements: 36C-24-34 (Source: Celebrity Sleuth magazine)

She has played a hot, ditzy, sexy love interest for Kelsey Grammer's Frasier Crane character when he was trying to get over other women on "Cheers" and again on "Frasier." (though she was not playing the same character)

Is 1/2 Caucasian and 1/2 Chinese

In 2005, won the Ladies-Only No Limit Texas Hold 'Em event at the World Series of Poker, becoming the first celebrity to win an open (as opposed to celebrity-only) WSOP tournament and earn a World Series bracelet. She beat out exactly 600 other women to take the championship.


Spouse : Sam Simon (1984 - 1991) (divorced)

Sister of actress Meg Tilly. She also has an older brother and a younger sister named Rebecca Tilly.

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