Hottest Pictures Of Jennifer Tilly. Jennifer Tilly is not only an American-Canadian actress but also an award-winning professional poker player. She is best known for playing Olive Neal on Bullets over Broadway, for which she also got nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Tilly also won the World Series of Poker Ladies’ Event.
Jennifer Tilly was born under the name Jennifer Ellen Chan on September 16, 1958, in Los Angeles. She was the eldest of the four kids of Harry Chan and Patricia. Her siblings are Rebecca, Steve, and Meg.
Tilly’s mother was an actress before becoming a school teacher, and her father was a car salesman. They got divorced, and her mother remarried John Ward later. This did not last for long. After Patricia’s second divorce, Jennifer and her mother left for British Columbia, where they settled.
Tilly attended Belmont High School and then graduated from Stephen’s College in Missouri after earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre. Tilly started her career with minor roles and the guest-starred in Hill Street Blues. She also appeared as the same character in Cheers and Frasier.
Apart from that, Tilly appeared in It is Garry Shandling’s Show as his girlfriend as well as on Key West. Tilly’s breakthrough role occurred in The Fabulous Baker Boys and Let It Ride. She also went on to act alongside Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger in the 1994 movie called The Getaway. She played a gay character in the 1996 film called Bound, alongside Gina Hershon.
She also portrayed the role of Samatha Cole the very next year in Liar Liar. Her other appearances include The Cat’s Meow, Empire of Silver, Dancing at the Blue Iguana, and Out of Practice, among many others. Jennifer was also a professional pocket player and had won many accolades throughout her career.
She declared her momentary retirement as a poker player in December 2008. However, that only lasted a couple of years before, she went back to it around January 2010. Jennifer Tilly is not only a legendary actress and a talented poker player. She is a screenwriter as well. She was married to Sam Simon from 1984 to 1991.