Jennifer TillyActor / Poker Player
Born: 16 September 1958
Birthplace: Harbor City, California
Best known as:
The poker-playing, mousy-voiced actress who starred in Bound
Actress Jennifer Tilly is known for playing thin-voiced bimbos in the movies and for being one of the first Hollywood celebrities to be a winner in the world of competitive poker. She has been working in film and television since the early 1980s. Her first big splash in the movies came with a role in Woody Allen's Bullets Over Broadway (1994), for which she earned an Oscar nomination. Since then, Jennifer Tilly has worked steadily in the movies, frequently typecast as the sexy-but-dim girlfriend. She has also established herself as a talented voice actor whose credits include TV's The Family Guy (1999-2005) and the feature films Stuart Little (1999, starring Geena Davis) and Monsters, Inc. (2001, with Billy Crystal and John Goodman). In 2003 Tilly began participating in competitive poker tournaments, encouraged by her boyfriend, professional player Phil "Unabomber" Laak. In 2005 she won the World Series' Ladies World Poker Championship and the World Poker Ladies Night III. Her feature films include Bound (1996), Liar, Liar (1997, with Jim Carrey) and, from the horror franchise of Child's Play (1988), Bride of Chucky (1998, with Katherine Heigl) and Seed of Chucky (2004). In 2005 Tilly joined the cast of the TV series Out of Practice.
Jennifer Tilly is the older sister of actress Meg Tilly, who starred in The Big Chill (1983) and Agnes of God (1985).
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