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Jennifer Tilly

Jennifer Tilly received both an Academy Award Nomination, and an American Comedy award nomination for her role as Olive in Woody Allen's Bullets over Broadway.

Her performance as Jim Carrey's gold digging client in Liar, Liar earned her another American Comedy Award nomination, as well as a Blockbuster award nomination as Favorite Supporting Actress.

Tilly's other film credits include Bound (Saturn award nominee-Best Actress, GLAAD award recipient), The Muse, Relax, it's Just Sex, Stuart Little, The Getaway, Made in America, Bride of Chucky (Saturn award nominee-Best Actress), Shadow of the Wolf, Let it Ride, The Crew and The Fabulous Baker Boys.

On television, Tilly starred in the miniseries Bella Mafia with Vanessa Redgrave, and in the Fox series Key West. She also starred with Diane Keaton in director Marshall Brickman's Sister Mary Explains it All for Showtime, and in a remake of The Magnificent Ambersons directed by Alphonso Arau (Like Water For Chocolate) for A&E Networks. Tilly received a CableAce award nomination (Best Actress in a Comedy) for her recurring role as Garry's girlfriend, Angelica, on The Garry Shandling Show. For her role in the Showtime movie Heads, she received a Gemini award nomination for Best Actress.

Tilly's extensive stage credits include Tartuffe and Boy's Life at the LATC, as well as Baby with the Bathwater and The Woolgatherer at the LA Public Theatre. She received a Dramalogue Award for her work in Vanities, and a TheatreWorld award for Outstanding Newcomer for her performance in One Shoe Off at the Joseph Papp Theatre. Tille will soon appear on Broadway in a remake of The Women opposite Kirsten Johnson and Cynthia Nixon.

Tilly will appear next in Dancing at the Blue Iguana, an improvisational film about a strip club, directed by Michael Radford (IL Postino), and opposite Kirsten Dunst and Eddie Izzard in Peter Bogdonavich's The Cat's Meow. Tilly also recently completed Fast Sofa with Crispin Glover and Natasha Lyonne.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2004.
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Jennifer Tilly Facts

Birth NameJennifer Chan
BirthdaySeptember 16, 1958 (65)
BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, USA
Height5' 4" (1m63)  How tall is Jennifer Tilly compared to you?

Selected Filmography

Monsters, Inc.
Saint Ralph
An American Girl: Chrissa Stands Strong
Love on the Side
A Cinderella Story: If the Shoe Fits
Seed of Chucky
First Season Episode 6 Father John
Liar Liar
Dancing At The Blue Iguana
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