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Also Known As: Margaret E Chan Died:
Born: February 14, 1960 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Long Beach, California, USA Profession: actor, dancer, author

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One of the most promising actresses of the 1980s, Academy Award-nominated actress Meg Tilly won the hearts and minds of critics with her sensitive portrayals in such films as "The Big Chill" (1983) and "Agnes of God" (1985). The younger sister of flamboyant actress Jennifer Tilly, Meg Tilly semi-retired from acting in the mid 1990s to focus on other creative endeavors; most notably, her writing. Tilly's first novel, a well-received compilation of vignettes entitled Singing Songs, was published in 1994, followed by the tragically autobiographical, Gemma, in 2006.

One of the most promising actresses of the 1980s, Academy Award-nominated actress Meg Tilly won the hearts and minds of critics with her sensitive portrayals in such films as "The Big Chill" (1983) and "Agnes of God" (1985). The younger sister of flamboyant actress Jennifer Tilly, Meg Tilly semi-retired from acting in the mid 1990s to focus on other creative endeavors; most notably, her writing. Tilly's first novel, a well-received compilation of vignettes entitled Singing Songs, was published in 1994, followed by the tragically autobiographical, Gemma, in 2006.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Journey (1995) Min
2.
 Trick of the Eye (1994) Faith Crowell
3.
 Sleep With Me (1994) Sarah
4.
 Body Snatchers (1993) Carol Malone
5.
 Leaving Normal (1992) Marianne Johnson
6.
 Two Jakes, The (1990) Kitty Berman
7.
 In the Best Interest of the Child (1990) Jennifer Colton
8.
 Girl in a Swing, The (1989) Karin Foster
9.
 Valmont (1989) Madame Detourvel
10.
 Masquerade (1988) Olivia Lawrence
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Raised in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
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Acted and danced in community theatre productions in Canada at a young age
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Began professional stage career as a singer with the Royal Conservatory Choir in Victoria, British Columbia
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Danced as member of the Connecticut Ballet Company and the Throne Dance Company
1980:
Made film debut as a background dancer in "Fame"
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First speaking role and TV debut in an episode of "Hill Street Blues"
1982:
First film in a leading role, "Tex"
1983:
Breakthrough film, "The Big Chill"
1994:
Published first novel, "Singing Songs"
1994:
Sold the rights to her novel "Singing Songs" to United Artists
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husband:
Tim Zinnemann. Director. Married in 1983; divorced in 1989; father of Tilly's two older children.
companion:
Colin Firth. Actor. Met during filming of "Valmont"; together c. 1989-94; father of Tilly's youngest son.
husband:
John Calley. Executive; producer. Born c. 1930; married on October 14, 1995.

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mother:
Pat Tilly.
sister:
Jennifer Tilly. Actor. Born on September 16, 1958.
sister:
Rebecca Chan. Born on August 1, 1961.
step-brother:
Stuart Christensen. Photographer.
daughter:
Emily Zinnemann. Born on July 8, 1984; father, Tim Zinnemann.
son:
David Bartlett Zinnemann Jr. Born August 28, 1986; father, Tim Zinneman.
son:
Will Firth. Born c. 1990; father Colin Firth.
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Bibliography close complete biography

"Singing Songs" Dutton

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