Jennifer Tilly

Jennifer Tilly

Highest Rated: 97% Bullets Over Broadway (1994)

Lowest Rated: 3% Deal (2008)

Birthday: Sep 16, 1958

Birthplace: Harbor City, California, USA

Jennifer Tilly's statuesque figure and breathless falsetto often obscured the fact that she was a gifted talent in both comedic and dramatic fare, as evidenced by her Oscar-nominated turn in "Bullets Over Broadway" (1994) and memorable appearances in films like "Bound" (1996) and "Bride of Chucky" (1998). Born Jennifer Ellen Chan on September 16, 1958 in Harbor City, Los Angeles, she and her siblings - which included sister and fellow actress Meg Tilly - hailed from an ethnically diverse background, with a Chinese father and a mother with Irish, Finnish and First Nations heritage. Tilly's parents split when she was five years of age, and her mother relocated the children to Texada Island, the largest of the Northern Gulf Islands off the coast of British Columbia, Canada. Tilly later attended Belmont High School in Victoria, BC, before heading to Missouri to earn a theater degree from Stephens College. Her screen-acting career began on television, where she established her talent for both comedies and dramatic fare like "Hill Street Blues" (NBC, 1981-1987), where she won notices as a mobster's widow who became romantically involved with Joe Spano's detective. Tilly soon settled into steady work as a character actress, playing an array of ditzy bombshells on series like "It's Garry Shandling's Show" (Showtime, 1986-1990) and features like "Johnny Be Good" (1988) and "Let It Ride" (1989). But a turn as a hopelessly tone-deaf singer in "The Fabulous Baker Boys" (1989) alerted critics and viewers to her comic gifts, which she followed with an Oscar-nominated turn as a gangster's moll with acting aspirations in Woody Allen's "Bullets Over Broadway." Two years later, Tilly found a solid showcase for her dramatic talents in the Wachowskis' neo-noir "Bound," for which she again played a gangster's paramour, albeit one with plans to steal her boyfriend's fortune with the help of an ex-con (Gina Gershon) with whom she has become romantically involved. By the mid-1990s, Tilly was working steadily across a wide variety of projects, from mainstream comedies like "Liar Liar" (1997) and indie fare like Albert Brooks' "The Muse" (1999) and Peter Bogdanovich's "The Cat's Meow" (2001). Her unique voice also helped her move successfully into animation projects like "Family Guy" (Fox, 1999- ) and "Monsters, Inc." (2001), though her most memorable turn in this capacity was as Tiffany Valentine who, like her boyfriend, serial killer Charles Lee Ray (Brad Dourif), has her soul transferred to a malevolent doll in Ronny Yu's "Bride of Chucky." Tilly would reprise the role in three sequels, including 2017's "Cult of Chucky," and would maintain a steady presence in features and on television into the new millennium while also honing a new and wildly successful second career on the professional poker circuit, where she captured sizable windfalls on the World Poker Tour and other professional competitions. She would briefly retire from poker in the mid-2000s to refocus on acting, which included a starring role in the 2001 Broadway revival of "The Women."

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 100% Walk to Vegas Jennifer (Character) - 2019
79% 46% Cult of Chucky Tiffany (Character) - 2017
43% 80% Ray Meets Helen Ginger (Character) - 2017
27% 36% Crazy About Tiffany's Unknown (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet 57% A Cinderella Story: If the Shoe Fits Divine (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet 59% Unity Narrator - 2015
11% 40% The Secret Lives of Dorks Ms. Stewart (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Amelia's 25th Miss Celie (Character) - 2012
5% 15% 30 Beats Erika (Character) $14.7K 2012
No Score Yet 27% Made in Romania Self - 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Making of Plus One Amber (Character) - 2010
59% 51% Empire of Silver Missionary (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 59% An American Girl: Chrissa Stands Strong Mrs. Rundell (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 33% Imps Joni (Character) - 2009
70% 56% Bart Got a Room Melinda (Character) $53.8K 2008
3% 38% Deal Karen `'Razor'` Jones (Character) $57.2K 2008
No Score Yet 22% Inconceivable Salome "Sally" Marsh (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet 11% The Caretaker Unknown (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Return to Babylon Clara Bow (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet 18% Intervention Jane (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet 50% The Initiation of Sarah Dr. Eugenia Hunter (Character) - 2006
20% 46% Bailey's Billions Dolores Pennington (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet 69% The Civilization of Maxwell Bright Dr. O'Shannon (Character) - 2005
30% 64% Tideland Queen Gunhilda (Character) $61.2K 2005
41% 33% Second Best Carole (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Deluxe Combo Platter Alma Kerns (Character) - 2004
34% 38% Seed of Chucky Herself, Voice of Tiffany (Character) $17M 2004
No Score Yet 29% A Piece of My Heart Elyse Steinberg (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet 76% El Padrino: The Latin Godfather Sebeva (Character) - 2004
53% 29% Home on the Range Grace (Voice) - 2004
64% 85% Saint Ralph Nurse Alice (Character) $795.1K 2004
No Score Yet 82% Lil' Pimp Miss De La Croix (Voice) - 2004
14% 30% The Haunted Mansion Madame Leota (Character) $75.8M 2003
No Score Yet 34% Nowhere to Go but Up Edna (Character) - 2003
44% 21% Hollywood North Gillian Stevens (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet 29% Jericho Mansions Donna Cherry (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet 32% The Magnificent Ambersons Fanny Minafer (Character) - 2002
75% 51% The Cat's Meow Louella Parsons (Character) $3.2M 2001
96% 90% Monsters, Inc. Celia (Voice) $494K 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dirt The Hooker (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 45% Sister Mary Explains It All Philomena Rostovich (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 37% Fast Sofa Ginger Quail (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 7% Ball in the House Aunt Dot (Character) - 2001
20% 34% The Crew Ferris 'aka Maureen' Lowenstein (Character) $13M 2000
23% 43% Dancing at the Blue Iguana Jo (Character) $61.1K 2000
No Score Yet 39% Hide and Seek Helen (Character) - 2000
20% 69% Bruno Dolores (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gahan Wilson's The Kid Waitress (Voice) - 2000
53% 34% The Muse Self $11.6M 1999
67% 41% Stuart Little Mr. Stout (Voice) $140M 1999
No Score Yet 46% Bartok the Magnificent Piloff (Voice) - 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Goosed Charlene (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 38% Do Not Disturb Cathryn Richmond (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 85% The Wrong Guy Lynn Holden (Character) - 1998
33% 67% Music From Another Room Nina Swan (Character) $63K 1998
No Score Yet 0% Hoods Mary Crippa (Character) - 1998
56% 68% Relax... It's Just Sex! Tara Ricotto (Character) $452.7K 1998
46% 46% Bride of Chucky Tiffany (Character) $32.4M 1998
82% 75% Liar Liar Samantha Cole (Character) $181.4M 1997
89% 82% Bound Violet (Character) $3.8M 1996
10% 45% House Arrest Cindy Figler (Character) $7M 1996
No Score Yet 65% American Strays Patty Mae (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet 12% Man With a Gun Rena Rushton/Kathy Payne (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet 33% Edie & Pen Edie Piper (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bird of Prey Kily Griffith (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet 25% Embrace of the Vampire Marika (Character) - 1995
17% 23% The Pompatus of Love Tarzaan (Character) $37.6K 1995
32% 28% The Getaway Fran Carvey (Character) $15.5M 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Double Cross Melissa (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Heads Tina Abbot (Character) - 1994
97% 83% Bullets Over Broadway Olive Neal (Character) $11.4M 1994
No Score Yet 0% At Home With the Webbers Miranda Webber (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet 47% Shadow of the Wolf Igiyook (Character) $1.2M 1993
31% 30% Made in America Stacy (Character) $41.8M 1993
No Score Yet 68% Scorchers Talbot (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet 40% Far From Home Amy (Character) - 1989
96% 70% The Fabulous Baker Boys Blanche 'Monica' Moran (Character) $18.1M 1989
27% 75% Let It Ride Vicki (Character) $5M 1989
27% 59% High Spirits Miranda (Character) $7.9M 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rented Lips Mona Lisa (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet 62% He's My Girl Lisa (Character) $284K 1987
No Score Yet 53% Remote Control Allegra James (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Inside Out Amy (Character) $5.4K 1986
No Score Yet 50% Moving Violations Amy Hopkins (Character) - 1985
57% 34% No Small Affair Mona (Character) - 1984

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Monsters at Work Celia Mae (Voice) 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Calls Unknown (Voice) 2021
No Score Yet 62% Family Guy Bonnie (Guest Voice) 2020 2005-2018 1999-2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Larry King Now Guest 2019
No Score Yet 86% SuperMansion Unknown (Guest Voice) 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen Guest 2017 2012
85% 87% Modern Family Darlene (Guest Star) 2014 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Talk Guest 2011-2012
85% 76% The Simpsons Herself (Guest Voice) 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today Guest 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wendy Williams Show Guest 2012
72% 56% Drop Dead Diva Ginny (Guest Star) 2011
No Score Yet 85% CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
No Score Yet 63% The Cleveland Show Bonnie Swanson (Guest Voice) 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Out of Practice Unknown (Guest Star) 2005-2006
93% 95% Frasier Kim (Guest Star) 2004
No Score Yet 100% Hey Arnold! Unknown (Guest Voice) 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bella Mafia Unknown (Character) 1997
57% No Score Yet Gun Unknown (Character) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Key West Savannah Sumner (Character) 1993
97% No Score Yet Moonlighting Unknown (Guest Star) 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mary Writer 1986
No Score Yet 92% Cheers Candi Pearson (Guest Star) 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hill Street Blues Gina Srignoli (Guest Star) 1984-1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet She Kills Unknown (Character)

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