Jennifer Tilly

Jennifer Tilly

Sep. 16th, 1958
Born in
Harbor City, California, USA
5' 6 1/2"

Jennifer Tilly's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Family Guy TV Show
Family Guy
World Poker Tour TV Show
World Poker Tour
High Stakes Poker TV Show
High Stakes Poker
Out of Practice TV Show
Out of Practice
Key West TV Show
Key West
Boone TV Show
Shaping Up TV Show
Shaping Up

Main Movie Roles

2013 - The Secret Lives of Dorks
2013 - Curse of Chucky
2012 - 30 Beats
2009 - Official Rejection
2009 - Imps*
2008 - Inconceivable
2005 - Tideland
2004 - Home on the Range
2004 - Seed of Chucky
2004 - Perfect Opposites
2004 - Hollywood North
2004 - Seed of Chucky
2003 - The Haunted Mansion
2003 - Nowhere to Go But Up
2001 - Monsters, Inc.
2000 - The Crew
2000 - Dancing at the Blue Iguana
1999 - The Muse
1999 - Do Not Disturb
1999 - Stuart Little
1998 - Bride of Chucky
1997 - Liar Liar
1997 - The Wrong Guy
1996 - Bound
1995 - Embrace of the Vampire
1994 - The Getaway
1994 - Bullets Over Broadway
1993 - Made in America
1991 - Scorchers
1991 - The Doors
1989 - Let It Ride
1989 - The Fabulous Baker Boys
1988 - Remote Control
1988 - High Spirits
1988 - Johnny Be Good
1985 - Moving Violations

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Gina Srignoli
Herself - Guest Judge
Bonnie Swanson (Voiced)
Herself - Sam's Ex-Wife (segment "Dog Nut")
[Complete List]


An actress who always attracts audiences' attention, Jennifer Tilly is by turns funny, sexy, compassionate, 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 (1989) opposite brothers Jeff Bridges (I) and Beau Bridges (I). 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 (1994). She has become well-known to filmgoers for both major studio and independent films. In Tom Shadyac's blockbuster Liar Liar (1997) she kept pace with Jim Carrey. Her steamy performance opposite Gina Gershon helped make Larry Wachowski's and Andy Wachowski's Bound (1996) a breakout indie success at the Sundance Film Festival and then in theatrical release. It 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 (1998), 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 (2004), written and directed by series creator Don Mancini (I), Jennifer again takes the popular series to the next level; she stars as Tiffany and as herself, the deadly doll's favorite actress, 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 (2004) (in which Jennifer voiced a new-age bovine), directed by Will Finn (I) and John Sanford (I); The Haunted Mansion (2003) (in which Jennifer acted from the neck up only), directed by Rob Minkoff; and the Pixar blockbuster Monsters, Inc. (2001) (voicing Mike's love interest Celia), directed by Pete Docter, David Silverman (I) 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" (1981) (in a recurring dramatic role), "Cheers" (1982), "Moonlighting" (1985), "It's Garry Shandling's Show." (1986) and "Frasier" (1993). In addition, she has been a favored guest on a number of talk shows, from "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson" (1962) to "The Arsenio Hall Show" (1989) to (currently) "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" (1992). 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 (I)'s High Spirits (1988), Oliver Stone (I)'s The Doors (1991), Richard Benjamin (I)'s Made in America (1993), Roger Donaldson's The Getaway (1994), Joe Pytka's Let It Ride (1989), P.J. Castellaneta's Relax... It's Just Sex (1998), Michael Radford's Dancing at the Blue Iguana (2000), Peter Bogdanovich's The Cat's Meow (2001) (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).

  • Followed up her World Series of Poker win with a victory in the _"World Poker Tour" (2003)_ (qv) Ladies Night, to be broadcast during the fourth season of WPT.
  • Attended Stephens College, in Columbia, Missouri (majored in drama)
  • Has one cat, Corky.
  • Is 1/2 Caucasian and 1/2 Chinese
  • She has won a Theater World Award for Most Promising Newcomer for her work in 'Tina Howe (I)' (qv)'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 Showtime's made-for-TV film _Heads (1993) (TV)_ (qv) and a nomination for a Cable ACE Award for her work on _"It's Garry Shandling's Show." (1986)_ (qv).
  • In high school, everyone called Jennifer, Meg, and their younger sister Becky the Three Musketeers.
  • Formerly engaged to actor Lou Diamond Phillips.
  • Sister of actress 'Meg Tilly' (qv). She also has an older brother, Steve Tilly and a younger sister named Rebecca Tilly.

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