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Jennifer Tilly: Biography, Wiki, Age, Family, And Education
Jennifer Tilly is a poker player and actress from the United States. Tiffany Valentine is well known for the Child’s Play series (1998-). Her first noteworthy acting role was in the sitcom Shaping Up (1984), followed by her feature debut in No Small Affair the following year.
Her unusual voice and hilarious timing have made her a household name. Tilly is the first celebrity to win a World Series of Poker tournament and a bracelet winner in the World Series of Poker Ladies’ game. Meg Tilly is the actress’s older sister. Tilly rose to prominence after being nominated for an Academy Award for her performance as Olive Neal in Woody Allen’s 1994 film Bullets Over Broadway.
She gained more plaudits, as well as nominations for the Saturn Award and the MTV Award, for her appearance in the Wachowskis’ 1996 neo-noir film Bound. Let It Ride; The Fabulous Baker Boys (1989); Made in America (1993); The Getaway (1994); Edie & Pen; House Arrest (1996); Liar Liar (1997); Music from Another Place (1998); Stuart Little (1999); Dance at the Blue Iguana (2000); The Cat’s Meow; Monsters, Inc. (2001); The Haunted Mansion (2003); Back on the Range (2004); and Terry Gilliam’s Tideland (2004) are among her notable film roles (2005). In the horror film community, her performance as Tiffany Valentine in the Child’s Play franchise (1998) is hailed as a “classic.”
She also provided Bonnie Swanson’s voice on the animated television series Family Guy (1999–present). Tilly received a Theater World Award in 1993 for her performance in One Shoe Off-Broadway. Her previous theatre credits include the Broadway revivals of The Women (2001) and Don’t Dress for Dinner (2012).
Jennifer Tilly Biography, Wiki, Age, Family, And Education
Jennifer Ellen Chan was born on September 16, 1958, in Harbor City, Los Angeles. She is the first child of Harry Chan, a used car dealer, and Patricia, a Canadian schoolteacher and former stage actress. She is 62 years old.
Her father was of Chinese origin, and her mother was of Irish and Finnish ancestry. She has an elder brother named Steve, as well as two younger sisters named Rebecca and Meg. Tilly was born on rural Texada Island, British Columbia, by her mother and stepfather, John Ward, after her parents divorced when she was five years old. Tilly’s mother divorced again when she was 16, and she moved to Victoria, where she attended Belmont High School.
Jennifer Tilly’s Career As An Actress
Tilly had minor roles in 1983 and a recurring guest appearance on Hill Street Blues as Gina Srignoli, a mobster’s widow who is romantically involved with investigator Henry Goldblume. On an episode of Cheers’ fourth season, she played Frasier Crane’s seductive-but-ditzy date, Candi Pearson, then starred in a similar role on Frasier’s eleventh season. She appears on Showtime’s It’s Garry Shandling’s Show as Garry’s girlfriend. She was also cast as a high-end prostitute alongside Fisher Stevens in the short-lived sitcom Key West.
In 1989, she played a supporting role in the comedy Let It Ride, starring Richard Dreyfuss. Tilly’s breakout role in the film was as a singing waitress in The Fabulous Baker Boys, a role designed just for her by Steve Kloves. She was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Olive Neal, a hopelessly awful actress in Woody Allen’s Bullets Over Broadway, but lost to her co-star Dianne Wiest. She also appeared in The Getaway in 1994, alongside Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger.
Jennifer Tilly’s Films
Tilly appeared in The Wachowskis’ 1996 film Bound, which depicted her character’s lesbian romance with Gina Gershon. She played Samantha Cole in Jim Carrey’s comedy Liar Liar (1997). In Dancing at the Blue Iguana, she played a stripper and part-time dominatrix (2000). She portrayed gossip journalist Louella Parsons in Peter Bogdanovich’s 2001 historical drama The Cat’s Meow.
She received more notoriety for her portrayal of serial murderer Tiffany Valentine in parts of the Child’s Play horror film series at the time. The character originally featured in the franchise’s fourth episode, Bride of Chucky (1998), and has since appeared in Seed of Chucky (2004), Curse of Chucky (2013), and the most recent film, Cult of Chucky (2017).
She has a dual role in Seed of Chucky, providing Tiffany’s voice as well as playing an exaggerated version of herself. Her performance earned her Fangoria Chainsaw Award nominations for Best Actress and MTV Movie Award nominations for Best Scared-As-Shit Performance. In 2001, she played Crystal Allen in the Broadway revival of The Women. In 2002, she played Fanny Minafer in Orson Welles’ adaptation of The Magnificent Ambersons for television. She appears as Bonnie Swanson of the Griffin household on Family Guy on a semi-regular basis.