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Jennifer Tilly

Jennifer TillyAKA Jennifer E. Chan

Born: 16-Sep-1958
Birthplace: Harbor City, CA

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: Multiracial
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Actor

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Bound, Monsters, Inc.

Born Jennifer Chan, her father was Chinese-American, but considered himself just another American. She was raised in western Canada after the age of 5, when her parents divorced and her mother re-married a hippie. She studied drama at a tiny college in Missouri, then sold sandwiches in Los Angeles area office buildings while waiting to break into acting. Tilly was Oscar-nominated for playing a ditzy moll in Woody Allen's Bullets Over Broadway. She has said Allen's only direction was that her character was never supposed to stop talking, even when she was in the background. Her incessant chatter wasn't scripted, so Tilly was supposed to improvise, and when her improvising ran dry she was scolded by Allen: "Don't let that happen again."

Father: Harry Chan (used car salesman)
Mother: Patrica Tilly (school teacher)
Father: John Ward (stepfather, hippie)
Sister: Meg Tilly (actress, b. 14-Feb-1960)
Boyfriend: Lou Diamond Phillips (actor, dated 1992)
Husband: Sam Simon (producer, m. 1984, div. 1991)

    High School: Belmont High School, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada (1976)
    University: Stephens College, Columbia, MO

    Friends of Hillary
    Chinese Ancestry
    Risk Factors: Smoking

    TELEVISION
    Out of Practice Crystal (2005-06)
    Family Guy Bonnie Swanson (1999-)
    Key West Savannah Sumner (1993)
    Hill Street Blues Gina Srignoli (1984-85)

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    Curse of Chucky (2-Aug-2013)
    Empire of Silver (12-Feb-2009)
    Return to Babylon (31-Oct-2008)
    Bart Got a Room (25-Apr-2008) · Melinda
    The Caretaker (14-Feb-2008)
    Deal (29-Jan-2008)
    The Initiation of Sarah (22-Oct-2006)
    Tideland (9-Sep-2005)
    The Civilization of Maxwell Bright (6-Jun-2005) · Dr. O'Shannon
    Lil' Pimp (11-Jan-2005) [VOICE]
    Bailey's Billion$ (2005)
    Seed of Chucky (12-Nov-2004) · Tiffany
    Love on the Side (30-Sep-2004) · Alma
    Saint Ralph (11-Sep-2004) · Nurse Alice
    Home on the Range (21-Mar-2004) [VOICE]
    Second Best (16-Jan-2004)
    Nowhere to Go But Up (24-Dec-2003)
    The Haunted Mansion (26-Nov-2003) · Mme. Leota
    Hollywood North (18-May-2003)
    Jericho Mansions (17-May-2003)
    The Magnificent Ambersons (13-Jan-2002)
    Monsters, Inc. (28-Oct-2001) [VOICE]
    The Cat's Meow (3-Aug-2001) · Louella Parsons
    Fast Sofa (15-Jun-2001) · Ginger Quail
    Sister Mary Explains It All (27-May-2001) · Philomena Rostovich
    Dumber than Dirt (22-Apr-2001)
    Relative Evil (2001)
    Dancing at the Blue Iguana (14-Sep-2000) · Jo
    The Crew (21-Aug-2000) · Ferris "aka Maureen" Lowenstein
    Cord (23-May-2000) · Helen
    The Dress Code (16-Apr-2000) · Delores Tucci
    Play It to the Bone (25-Dec-1999)
    Stuart Little (5-Dec-1999) · Voice of Mrs. Stout [VOICE]
    Bartok the Magnificent (16-Nov-1999) [VOICE]
    Do Not Disturb (4-Nov-1999) · Cathryn
    Goosed (28-Sep-1999)
    The Muse (27-Aug-1999) · Herself
    Music From Another Room (12-Nov-1998)
    Bride of Chucky (15-Oct-1998) · Tiffany
    Hoods (5-Aug-1998) · Mary
    Relax... It's Just Sex (10-Jun-1998)
    Bella Mafia (16-Nov-1997)
    The Wrong Guy (1-Aug-1997)
    Edie & Pen (6-Apr-1997)
    Liar Liar (21-Mar-1997) · Samantha Cole
    American Strays (13-Sep-1996)
    Bound (7-Sep-1996)
    House Arrest (14-Aug-1996)
    The Pompatus of Love (26-Jul-1996)
    Man with a Gun (9-Oct-1995)
    Bird of Prey (14-Sep-1995)
    Embrace of the Vampire (30-May-1995)
    Bullets Over Broadway (16-Sep-1994)
    The Getaway (11-Feb-1994) · Fran Carvey
    Double Cross (1994)
    Made in America (28-May-1993) · Stacy
    At Home with the Webbers (1993) · Miranda Webber
    Shadow of the Wolf (12-Nov-1992)
    Scorchers (6-Sep-1991)
    The Fabulous Baker Boys (13-Oct-1989) · Monica Moran
    Let It Ride (18-Aug-1989) · Vicki
    Far from Home (30-Jun-1989) · Amy
    High Spirits (18-Nov-1988)
    Rented Lips (1-Jul-1988)
    Johnny Be Good (25-Mar-1988) · Connie Hisler
    He's My Girl (11-Sep-1987)
    Remote Control (1987)
    Inside Out (1-Nov-1986) · Amy
    Moving Violations (19-Apr-1985) · Amy Hopkins
    No Small Affair (9-Nov-1984) · Mona


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