Jennifer Tilly
Actress
Jennifer Tilly
Jennifer Tilly is an American 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.
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Eric Bogosian's 100 Monologues
Huffington Post - about 1 year
monologue: from the Greek μονόλογος; μόνος mónos or "alone, solitary" and λόγος lógos, "speech." The first recorded monologues and soliloquys go back at least as far as ancient Roman and Greek times. But unless you are someone with huge amounts of time on your hands and you love to surf the internet to discover acting gems that don't get theatrical releases-or you happen to live in New York and frequent the theater on a regular basis--It's often hard to see some of our most talented actors in this isolated, most intense form. Eric Bogosian's latest labor of love, which goes by the self-explanatory name of 100Monologues.com is here to remedy that, at least partly. In these one hundred sometimes hilarious, sometimes tragic but always revealing monologues written by the three-time Obie award winner and performed by his posse of A-List actors, you get glimpses into his psyche and that of performers that you may never get elsewhere. The themes presented will be familiar to Bogosi ...
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The Power of the Headset -- Inside the WGA Awards
Huffington Post - about 3 years
Award Season is in full swing leading up to the 86th annual Academy Awards on March 2nd. Recently, the Writers Guild of America held its own award show honoring outstanding achievement in writing for screen, television and a slew of other media. Bestowed with an All Access badge and a headset, I was able to roam through every nook and cranny of the JW Marriott at L.A. LIVE in downtown Los Angeles at the show. Truth be told, this wasn't part of any scam, nor did I win some contest; and I'm certainly not any sort of VIP that is entitled to such privilege. I'm a journalist who happened to be working the award show -- escorting talent along the red carpet before the show and walking winners to the press room during the program. Assigned to escort presenters, including the always affable Walton Goggins of Justified and TV icon Henry Winkler, known as the nicest man in show business (depending whom you talk to -- some say the same about Tom Hanks), it was fascinating to get such an insi ...
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The Embarrassment of Riches: Bulgari at the De Young
Huffington Post - about 3 years
Liz Taylor wearing the Bulgari "green set" In case you were wondering, the technological highlight of the De Young Museum's "Bulgari: La Dolce Vita and Beyond," is a clever interactive portfolio devoted to the Italian house's queen collector, Liz Taylor. Upon turning each page, a digital image of the icon wearing her baubles rises out of the book and floats up the wall before vanishing in a silent poof. The gimmick is an apt expression of the level of gravitas the subject of the exhibit is treated with, and possibly, warrants. Also projected onto the walls on continuous loop are dozens of editorial, advertizing, and paparazzi shots of other bedecked celebrities throughout the decades. Even the first several pages of the show's catalogue read like a laundry list of starlets and socialites who bought and wore Bulgari's designs in its heyday of 1956-1990. The emphasis on starry clientele is indeed distracting -- what should be a part of the Bulgari story, secondary to aspects of th ...
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First Nighter: Bruce Norris's <i>Domesticated</i> Yay, Wallace Shawn's <i>Grasses of a Thousand Colors</i> Nay
Huffington Post - over 3 years
We may never know what Hilary Rodham Clinton was thinking during the 1998 Monica Lewinsky episode or how Silda Wall Spitzer was reacting five years ago when Eliot Spitzer strayed or whether Huma Abedin was severely stand-by-your-man-tested a year or so ago over Anthony Weiner's vigorous sexting. We might never know any of this, but Bruce Clybourne Park Norris has some ideas. He couches them in the wily and often funny Domesticated, at Lincoln Center's Mitzi E. Newhouse, where Judy Pulver (Laurie Metcalf) doesn't fight especially hard to contain her anger when it's revealed that high-ranking public office holder Bill Pulver (Jeff Goldblum) has not only visited a young hooker but that in a tussle he'd caused an accident that has the young woman hospitalized and in a coma. Appealing to the inquiring-minds-want-to-know longings of the public, Norris follows the increasingly estranged Pulvers and their daughters, outspoken Casey (Emily Meade) and asthmatic adopted-from-Cambodia Ca ...
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'Grasses Of A Thousand Colors': Wallace Shawn's Shaggy Cat Story
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Wallace Shawn's play Grasses of a Thousand Colors, which opened last night at the Public Theater, is basically a very long shaggy cat story - absurdist, intriguing, and sometimes humorous - but if it has any point at all it would seem to be that scientists shouldn't muck about with the food chain. The conceit of Grasses is that the audience is attending a reading that a doctor named Ben is giving of his voluminous memoirs, and it is only after it gets under way that one gradually comes to the realization that despite his genial manner he's mad as a hatter and a sexaholic. The saga opens with Shawn strolling onstage wearing a black brocade dressing gown, black pajamas with a black polka dot ascot knotted at his neck, and black velvet slippers on his feet. He ambles over to a lectern upon which rests a glass of water and a small vial of some liquid - a drug of indefinite origin but given what follows could be LSD, which he imbibes - along with a huge book that would make the O.E.D. ...
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Jennifer Tilly's 'secret' to eternal youth: Camera+ app
USA Today - over 3 years
The secret to eternal youth? Jennifer Tilly believes it's the Camera Plus app.
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Jennifer Tilly has another date with 'Chucky'
LATimes - over 3 years
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Exclusive: Jennifer Tilly talks 'Curse of Chucky' return
USA Today - over 3 years
Exclusive interview and video: Jennifer Tilly talks Tiffany's return in "Curse of Chucky"
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Regina Weinreich: Hamptons Journal: Hall & Oates Rock Rydell High Evoking Nostalgia for the Mid-Century
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Among the many pleasures of the Grease-themed benefit for the Prostate Cancer Foundation this weekend in Wainscott, was seeing Michael Milken in a letter sweater like the reformed Danny Zuko at the end of that 1978 movie set in 1959. At East Hampton Studio, a vintage Chevy parked outside, women channeled either Sandy in bobby socks and saddle shoes or edgy Rizzo in tight black capris and off the shoulder tops with red neckerchiefs. Like many a felt flare skirt, Colin Cowie's table treatments featured cut out poodles. Formica and steel chairs and gym bleachers went far to keep the 'fifties fantasy going. Only the white bling of an Elvis impersonator seemed to come out of another era. Many talents went into the production of this special night including those of guest chef David Burke who created a cafeteria style buffet dinner for the occasion: chicken, mashed potatoes, coleslaw, onion rings, chocolate pudding--comfort food. But the entertainment, the band Hall &amp; Oates, per ...
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Stars Celebrate the Kentucky Derby!
PopSugar - almost 4 years
Despite the rain, the 139th Kentucky Derby rolled into Churchill Downs today, bringing with it all the hats, horses, and mint juleps that mark the annual event. Stars got a head start on celebrating last night at parties all over Louisville, and the fun continued today as famous faces and fans watched Orb win the Kentucky Derby in the stands. Lauren Conrad, who flew in on Thursday, brought a neutral look and lavish topper to bet on the horses, while Armie Hammer and his wife were dressed to the nines as well. Krysten Ritter and Jennifer Tilly chose over-the-top hats for their day at the races, and model Coco Rocha met up with Steffi Graf for a special event yesterday. There were plenty more stars to see, so click through now! View Slideshow ›
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Jennifer Tilly goes overboard with the cleavage as her bust spills out of low-cut dress at charity gala
Daily Mail (UK) - over 4 years
Upstaged Katy Perry
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Life is Too Short for Cloud Atlas’s Self-Indulgence
The New Republic - over 4 years
There will be times during the film of Cloud Atlas—somewhere in the dense second hour—when you will recall that the dog needs to be walked and that you may have left the coffee on, and, whatever your age, even if life is an ocean made up of many drops, you may resolve that life is too short for this errant nonsense. I stuck it out, TNR, only for you, and because I wanted to delay as long as possible the desperate plight of actually writing about the film. In the third hour, I have to admit, the disparate parts of this self-indulgent venture do make gestures of coming together. Still, I suspect many will agree that the only emotional payoff comes in the credits. That’s when you realize that a strange cast of players take six or seven roles each over the centuries (and this film stretches from the 1840s to the twenty-second century, unless I missed something). One pastime to take you through the ordeal is to count the appearances—all routine and sub-par—of such actors as Tom Hanks, Hal ...
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'30 Beats': No fire in this heat wave
San Francisco Chronicle - over 4 years
'30 Beats': No fire in this heat wave "30 Beats" is a carefully structured trot through the sex lives of varied New Yorkers in a blistering summer heat wave. The feature debut of writer-director Alexis Lloyd, "30 Beats" opens on Julie (Condola Rashad), a smirking young virgin determined to lose it with her experienced man-friend Adam (Justin Kirk). Somehow it makes him impotent, which requires a visit to a psychic (Jennifer Tilly), who then seduces him and moves on to a bike messenger (Jason Day), who moves on to a heart patient in a green dress (Paz de la Huerta), who then ... There's also banal and blathering conversations that noodle around kabbalah, systemic equations, Shakespeare, "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance," bisexuality and boundaries, limitations and scars.
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John Carroll: From 'Non-Speaking Townsperson Second From Left' To A Star Of Broadway Bares: It Does Get Better!
Huffington Post - over 4 years
Every year in June the Broadway community gets a little leaner, a little hungrier (and therefore a lot crabbier), and somewhere on the pigment scale between "sun-kissed" and "Oompa Loompa." No, they are not casting for the new musical, Charlie and the Vegan Carob Factory; it's simply time for Broadway Bares. Before I go any further and describe the artistic skin-fest that is the show, let me start off by telling you why the Broadway community feels so strongly about this event. Twenty-two years ago, choreographer Jerry Mitchell started doing this benefit in conjunction with Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS (BC/EFA) to help raise money and awareness to fight HIV/AIDS. When you look back at the early '90s, you can see literally a generation of artists in the Broadway community wiped out. Many performers, designers, directors, choreographers, dressers, producers, crewmembers, ushers, and agents -- the magic makers in my field -- were gone. In a time when so many in the co ...
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Secret Sex – A Book Alive Online: Chapter 34 – Vows
eNews Channels - over 4 years
eNewsChannels BOOK SERIAL: “Secret Sex, A Book Alive Online,” written and lived by John Scott G. Chapter 34 – “Vows.” Warning, severe plot twist coming. Here we go: I got married. “WTF?” I hear you saying. Yup, it was a shock to many people. This is probably where we should cue up some eerie and ominous sound effects. Asking my friends to suggest the most disturbing music they’ve ever heard resulted in a number of interesting replies, including “Psycho” by Bernard Herrmann. Also: “Macarena” by Los Del Rio. “The Isle of the Dead” by Sergei Rachmaninoff. “Yummy Yummy Yummy” by Ohio Express Overture to “The Flying Dutchman” by Richard Wagner. Anything by Raffi, Kenny G, or Mannheim Steamroller. “Toccata and Fugue in D minor” by J.S. Bach. Anything by Pat Boone, Michael Bolton, or the Black Eyed Peas. My personal pick might be Olivier Messiaen’s “Quartet for the End of Time,” not only because it was written while the composer was in a concentration camp but also beca ...
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JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE Wedding Update, New Gambling Movie Role, Love Astrology Predictions!
Astrochicks - over 4 years
When it comes to high stakes in movies, Justin Timberlake and Ben Affleck, like to take on challenging roles. In fact, they are set to star new movie about online gambling, called Runner Runner. The film is about a businessman who’s caught up in the world of offshore gaming. Sounds like a cross between Bourne Identity meets Ocean 11. Which celebrities are high rollers and like to get their gamble on? One of the more popular celebrities who play poker is Jennifer Tilly. In 2005, she won a World Series of Poker bracelet (and $158,625) in the Ladies’ No-Limit Texas Hold ‘Em event, outlasting 600 other players. You go girl! For Timberlake, who’s set to marry his sweetheart, Jessica Biel, he’s planning a wedding bash, fit for a King. Born under the sign of Aquarius, Astrochicks expects the nuptials to be in a unique and intimate setting. For Biel the bride to be, who held out for marriage,  says she’s ready to find “a balance between my private life, family and work.” For Timberlake ...
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Celebrity High-Five: Jennifer Tilly's 5 Favorite TV Shows
The Guestlist - almost 5 years
The latest occupant of the Celebrity High-Five hot seat is known to many as the Bride of Chucky, but she's no stranger to TV, particularly in the voice-acting arena: Jennifer Tilly has long provided the pipes of Family Guy's Bonnie, the wife of paraplegic policeman Joe Swanson. She'll also be dropping by The Simpsons next season, making a...  More &gt;&gt;
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Don’t Dress for Dinner Review
The Faster Times - almost 5 years
Timing is everything in farce, but it isn’t the fault of the people behind “Don’t Dress For Dinner,” that it has the bad timing to be arriving at the very end of the Broadway season shortly after “One Man, Two Guvnors,” the far less elegant farce that is actually funny. Nor can they be blamed for being unable to cast Mark Rylance again in another farce by Marc Camoletti, the French playwright who also wrote “Boeing Boeing,” as well as some 40 other plays that one might hope the Roundabout Theater Company will not consider reviving. Bernard, a character from “Boeing Boeing,” has gotten married to Jacqueline, but he is no less a philanderer as he was, committing adultery on occasion with a sluttish model named Suzanne. On this particular weekend, Bernard has planned a tryst with Suzanne in his country home to celebrate her birthday, while his wife Jacqueline is off visiting her mother. But there is a complication. It turns out that Bernard’s friend Robert (another character from “ ...
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Anthrax Star Opens Up About Autistic Kids
Green Celebrity Network - almost 5 years
Written by Delinda Lombardo Former Anthrax star Dan Spitz has opened up about his struggles as a father of two autistic children in efforts to help raise awareness about the disorder. The rocker and his wife Candi are parents to two identical twins boys, both of whom have been diagnosed with autism. They decided to open up about the issues with child-rearing in a bid to promote early intervention and to mark America’s Autism Awareness Month. “Everything was normal until around 15 months (and) we started noticing a bit of a delay,” Candi said. “They had a reaction to shots at 12 months, which the vaccine subject is very controversial. At this point in time, we don’t believe it was the vaccines that caused it, but we noticed a reaction and a delay in development right afterwards…They were still walking, talking, playing until around 17-and-a-half to 18-months and (then) they lost everything. In a two-week window, they stopped eating… then they stopped playing. Then they stopped mak ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Jennifer Tilly
    FIFTIES
  • 2013
    Age 54
    In 2013, she starred in the Wallace Shawn/Andre Gregory collaboration Grasses of a Thousand Colors which premiered at the Royal Court theatre in London in 2009 and then moved to the Joseph Papp theatre in 2013.
    More Details Hide Details She regularly appears in the comedy revue Celebrity Autobiography
  • 2012
    Age 53
    In 2012, she returned to Broadway in Don't Dress for Dinner, garnering an Audience Choice Award nomination for her portrayal of mistress Suzanne.
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  • 2010
    Age 51
    In January 2010, she resumed her poker career, and as of May 2016, Tilly's live tournament winnings exceeded $916,000.
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  • 2009
    Age 50
    In 2009, Tilly made her Chinese film debut in the Christina Yao-directed Empire of Silver playing Mrs. Landdeck.
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  • FORTIES
  • 2008
    Age 49
    By December 2008, Tilly announced her retirement from poker as a career.
    More Details Hide Details In her monthly column in Bluff Magazine, she said: "I love poker but greatness in poker is an elusive dream. There are too many variants. Trying to find validation in poker is like trying to find a virgin in a whorehouse. I'm not giving up poker entirely – gambling is an addiction after all. I'm just going to treat it more like a hobby and less like a career."
  • 2007
    Age 48
    Tilly also appears in the World Series of Poker Tournament of Champions 2007 Edition video game (along with boyfriend, Phil Laak) that was released in 2007 by Activision.
    More Details Hide Details In a television interview in 2005, Tilly stated that at that point in her career she was more interested in pursuing poker than acting.
  • 2006
    Age 47
    Tilly played in the Celebrity Poker Showdown which aired June 14, 2006, on Bravo.
    More Details Hide Details She was knocked out in third place by Bravo's online poker champion Ida Siconolfi. When playing poker on television, Tilly often wears low-cut tops with push-up bras that expose lots of cleavage to "look cute", but is quick to add that "if people are really playing poker, they don't care. Nothing looks better to them than a pair of aces. They're not looking at your pair. They're looking at their pair."
  • 2005
    Age 46
    She followed up this accomplishment on September 1, 2005, by winning the third World Poker Tour Ladies Invitational Tournament held at the Bicycle Casino in Los Angeles.
    More Details Hide Details Tilly has appeared in the GSN Poker Royale series.
    On June 27, 2005, Tilly won a World Series of Poker bracelet (and $158,625) in the Ladies' No-Limit Texas Hold 'Em event, beating 600 other players.
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  • 2001
    Age 42
    In 2001, she starred as Crystal Allen in the Broadway revival of The Women.
    More Details Hide Details She is a semi-regular cast member on Family Guy, voicing the Griffin family's neighbor, Bonnie Swanson. She has also done voice-over work for the films Monsters, Inc. Stuart Little and Home on the Range, as well as the children's series Hey Arnold! In Disney's The Haunted Mansion, she portrays Madame Leota (a head in a crystal ball). She has been active in the theatre, winning a Theater World Award for her performance in the off-Broadway play One Shoe Off. She had a starring role on the sitcom Out of Practice, which starred Henry Winkler and Stockard Channing. The series was cancelled in May 2006. About this time, Tilly started dividing her time between her film career and professional poker. By the end of 2008, she returned to her film and television career.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1994
    Age 35
    In 1994, she also had a small role in The Getaway with Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger.
    More Details Hide Details Tilly starred in Bound (1996), directed by The Wachowskis, which portrays a lesbian relationship her character has with Gina Gershon. She played Samantha Cole in the Jim Carrey comedy Liar Liar (1997). In Dancing at the Blue Iguana (2000), she played a stripper and part-time dominatrix. She portrayed gossip columnist Louella Parsons in the Peter Bogdanovich film The Cat's Meow (2001). She gained some additional popularity in recent years for her portrayal of serial killer Tiffany Ray for three of the six Child's Play films. The character was first introduced in the fourth installment of the franchise, Bride of Chucky and subsequently appeared in Seed of Chucky and the most recent film, Curse of Chucky. In Seed of Chucky, however, she plays a dual role providing the voice for Tiffany and also playing an exaggerated version of herself.
  • 1989
    Age 30
    She appeared as Garry's girlfriend on It's Garry Shandling's Show, which aired on Showtime. She was also cast as a high-end prostitute on the short-lived comedy Key West, alongside Fisher Stevens. In 1989, she had a prominent role in the comedy Let It Ride, starring Richard Dreyfuss.
    More Details Hide Details Tilly's breakthrough film role was as a singing waitress in The Fabulous Baker Boys in a role that was written specially for her by Steve Kloves. She was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as a hopelessly bad actress in Woody Allen's Bullets over Broadway but she lost to her co-star Dianne Wiest.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1984
    Age 25
    Tilly was married to Sam Simon, developer and producer of The Simpsons, from 1984 until 1991.
    More Details Hide Details She has been in a relationship with poker player Phil Laak since 2004.
  • 1983
    Age 24
    In 1983, Tilly had small roles and had a recurring guest role on Hill Street Blues as Gina Srignoli, a mobster's widow who becomes romantically involved with detective Henry Goldblume.
    More Details Hide Details She played Frasier Crane's seductive-but-ditzy date Kandi Pearson on an episode of the fourth season of Cheers and appeared as a similar character on the eleventh season of Frasier.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1958
    Born
    Born on September 16, 1958.
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