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Also Known As: Jennifer E Chan Died:
Born: September 16, 1958 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Harbor City, California, USA Profession: actor

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Known for her bubbly onscreen persona, distinctively breathless baby-ish voice and eye-popping curves, actress Jennifer Tilly has made a career playing airheads with high-pitched voices and hearts of gold. Though she has been accused of amplifying the ditziness supposedly inherent in her personality, Tilly began earning respect when she was nominated for an Academy Award for her comedic performance as a dumb and untalented actress in Woody Allen's "Bullets Over Broadway" (1994). A shining moment, indeed. But among the occasional bright spots, her career has been littered with B-movies and straight-to-video schlock (and no, she was never a body double for sister Meg in "Body Snatchers"). As she got older, however, the demand to play airheads and bimbos waned. Though life for an actress typically ends at 40, Tilly began landing more dramatic parts and plenty of voiceover work in animated features, giving her career much-needed new life.

Known for her bubbly onscreen persona, distinctively breathless baby-ish voice and eye-popping curves, actress Jennifer Tilly has made a career playing airheads with high-pitched voices and hearts of gold. Though she has been accused of amplifying the ditziness supposedly inherent in her personality, Tilly began earning respect when she was nominated for an Academy Award for her comedic performance as a dumb and untalented actress in Woody Allen's "Bullets Over Broadway" (1994). A shining moment, indeed. But among the occasional bright spots, her career has been littered with B-movies and straight-to-video schlock (and no, she was never a body double for sister Meg in "Body Snatchers"). As she got older, however, the demand to play airheads and bimbos waned. Though life for an actress typically ends at 40, Tilly began landing more dramatic parts and plenty of voiceover work in animated features, giving her career much-needed new life.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 30 Beats (2012)
2.
 Caretaker, The (2010)
3.
 Empire Of Silver (2009)
4.
 Pass the Sugar (2009)
7.
 Art in Las Vegas (2008)
8.
 Bart Got a Room (2008)
9.
 Deal (2008)
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Milestones close milestones

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Began acting career in Equity-waiver theater productions
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Appeared in otherwise all-black production of "Vanities" in Los Angeles
:
Joined the Group Repertory Theater; appeared in Sam Shepard's "Buried Child", "In the Summer House" and "The Bacchae"
1983:
TV debut, recurring role on "Boone"
1984:
Film debut, "No Small Affair"
1984:
Starred in the TV series, "Shaping Up"
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Performed in "Baby With the Bathwater" at the Los Angeles Public Theatre
1988:
Appeared in Los Angeles Actors Theatre production of Moliere's "Tartuffe" (date approximate)
1993:
Off-Broadway debut, "One Shoe Off", at the New York Public Theater
1994:
Earned Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination for portrayal of gangster's moll with acting aspirations in Woody Allen's "Bullets Over Broadway"
1996:
Starred opposite Gina Gershon in the cult hit "Bound"
1998:
Had title role in the horror film "Bride of Chucky"
1999:
Voiced Mrs. Stout in "Stuart Little"
2001:
Portrayed gossip columnist Louella Parsons in "The Cat's Meow"
2001:
Co-starred in the Broadway revival of "The Women"
2002:
Had featured role in the A&E miniseries version of "The Magnificent Ambersons"
2003:
Appeared as a ghost in "The Haunted Mansion"
2004:
Portrayed a hooker in the comedy "Dirt," written and directed by Michael Covert
2004:
Voice of Grace (The Optimist) in the animated feature "Home on the Range"
2004:
Again voiced Chucky's bride, Tiffany in the "Seed of Chucky"
2006:
Played Queen Gunhilda in Terry Gilliam's "Tideland"
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Education

Stephens College: Columbia , Missouri -

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husband:
Sam Simon. Producer. Divorced in 1991; met while starring in TV series, "Shaping Up" (1983); producer of "The Simpsons".

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mother:
Pat Tilly.
sister:
Meg Tilly. Actor. Born on February 14, 1960.
sister:
Rebecca Chan. Born on August 1, 1961.
step-brother:
Stuart Christensen. Photographer.
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