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Jennifer Tilly

Jennifer Tilly (born September 16, 1958) is an American-born Canadian actress and poker player. She is an Academy Award nominee, and a World Series of Poker Ladies' Event bracelet winner. She is the older sister of actress Meg Tilly. Tilly was born Jennifer E. Chan in Harbor City, Los Angeles. She is the first child of Harry Chan, a used car salesman, and Patricia (née Tilly), a Canadian schoolteacher and former stage actress. Her father was Chinese American and her mother was of Irish, Finnish, and Native-American ancestry. Following her parents' divorce when she was five, she was raised by her mother and stepfather, John Ward, on rural Texada Island, British Columbia. Her mother divorced again when Tilly was 16, and moved to Victoria, where Tilly attended Belmont High School. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theater from Stephens College in Missouri. Tilly had small roles in TV shows and movies beginning in 1983. She had a recurring guest role on Hill Street Blues as Gina Srignoli, a mobster's widow who becomes romantically involved with detective Henry Goldblume. She played Frasier Crane's seductive-but-ditzy date on an episode of the fourth season of Cheers and appeared

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Jennifer Tilly -- 76% Of My Celeb Friends Are Cheating Horndogs

Jennifer Tilly
76% Of My Celeb Friends Are Cheating Horndogs

Jennifer Tilly says most of her Hollywood friends are philanderers ... but adds the situation isn't as dire as Cameron Diaz thinks.We got Jennifer last night -- sans poker-playing long-time… READ MORE >

Apu from 'The Simpsons' -- RUMORED TO DIE ... Says Jennifer Tilly

Apu from 'The Simpsons'
RUMORED TO DIE ... Says Jennifer Tilly

We KNOW someone's gonna die on "The Simpsons" next season ... and we KNOW Jennifer Tilly is tight with co-creator Sam Simon ... so when we saw her in NY yesterday, it was the perfect opportunity… READ MORE >

- 315 days ago
Jennifer Tilly: Boutique Screwed Me Royally Over a Ring

Jennifer Tilly
Fancy Boutique Screwed Me Over a Ring

File under rich people's problems. Jennifer Tilly claims one of the most expensive stores in L.A. royally ripped her off, charging her more than $69,000 for what she thought was a $15,000… READ MORE >

- 1043 days ago
Tilly vs. Tilly: Who'd You Rather?

Tilly vs. Tilly
Who'd You Rather?

Biological sisters and actresses Jennifer Tilly, 51, and Meg Tilly, 49, showed off their stellar genes at the same event in L.A. the other day.Question is ... See Also Woody Boyd vs. Sam Malone:… READ MORE >

- 1738 days ago
Jennifer Tilly Turns 50 -- Child's Play

Jennifer Tilly Turns 50 -- Child's Play

Jennifer Tilly is Madonna-years-old today. A half-century never looked so good. See Also Happy Botoxday to You, Madge!  READ MORE >

- 2167 days ago
Jennifer Tilly: Kinda, Sorta, Maybe Hot

Jennifer Tilly: Kinda, Sorta, Maybe Hot

As defined by Seinfeld, a "two face" is a girl who looks good sometimes and terrible other times. To that end, we present Jennifer Tilly.Tilly took to the stripper at Jet nightclub at the Mirage… READ MORE >

- 2243 days ago
Bodog Celebrity Poker

Bodog Celebrity Poker

The celebrities are out and they have their poker faces on. 'EXTRA's' Jon Kelley was invited to Costa Rica for the Bodog.net reality show to face off against the stars. He caught up with a few of… READ MORE >

- 3053 days ago

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