Jennifer Tilly

Birthdate: September 16, 1958 Birthplace: Harbor City, California, USA Resides: Los Angeles, California, USA

Jennifer Tilly is a Canadian-American actress nominated for an Academy Award for her role in Woody Allen’s 1994 film, Bullets Over Broadway.

Tilly was raised in Canada following her parents’ divorce, first on the rural Texada Island in British Columbia and then in Vancouver.

World Series of Poker

Jennifer Tilly won a World Series of Poker bracelet in the 2005 WSOP Ladies’ No-Limit Texas Hold’em event, earning $158 625 by beating 600 other players.

This bracelet is one of 4 money finishes Tilly has claimed at the WSOP, but she is yet to cash at the Main Event. She will be looking to climb up the ladder of women in poker with a successful run at the 2008 WSOP.

Other Poker Tournaments

In 2005, Tilly won the third World Poker Tour (WPT) Ladies Invitational Tournament at the Bicycle Casino in LA.

In 2006, Tilly finished 3rd in the Celebrity Poker Showdown. She has also appeared in the GSN Poker Royale series and the third season of Poker Superstars, while she appears as a celebrity (rather than a poker pro) in ESPN’s Pro-Am Poker Equalizer.

She has finished in the money on 3 occasions in the WPT.

Acting

Apart from her performance in Bullets Over Broadway, Tilly is also well known for her voice-over work, with her major voice roles including killer doll Tiffany in the Child’s Play movies and as the Griffin’s neighbour Bonnie Swanson in the hit TV show, Family Guy.

She has also done voice work for the following films: Monsters Inc., Stuart Little, Home on the Range and The Haunted Mansion.

Tilly featured in Jim Carrey’s 1997 hit film, Liar Liar, and in 2000 appeared as a stripper and dominatrix in Dancing at the Blue Iguana. She has also done a lot of theatre work, winning a Theater World Award for her performance in the play One Shoe Off.

Tilly has stated that for the moment, she is more interested in pursuing poker than acting. She is currently dating fellow poker professional Phil "Unabomber" Laak. Her nickname on the circuit is "The Unabombshell".

As of 2008, Jennifer Tilly has live tournament winnings of over $450 000.