Meg Tilly

Canadian–american Actress
Born Feb 14, 1960

Meg Tilly is an Oscar-nominated Canadian-American actress and published novelist. She is the younger sister of actress and poker player Jennifer Tilly.

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  • 2nd Story’s Uproarious Sister Act
    The Phoenix - May 01, 2012
  • Meg Tilly: Almost Like Flying
    Huffington Post - Oct 19, 2011
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    Huffington Post - Oct 11, 2011
  • John Calley, Hollywood Chief, Dies At 81
    NYTimes - Sep 14, 2011


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Meg Tilly.


1960 Birth Born on February 14, 1960.


1979 19 Years Old Tilly's dance career ended in 1979 when a dance partner dropped her in Pas de deux class, causing a serious back injury.


1980 20 Years Old …  She made her screen debut as a dancer in Alan Parker's 1980 musical drama Fame.
1981 21 Years Old Forced to give up dancing because of a back injury, Tilly moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career as an actress and studied acting under Peggy Fuery. She made her television debut in the 1981 half-hour drama The Trouble with Grandpa, co-starring Elisha Cook, Jr..
1982 22 Years Old After playing a prostitute in a second season episode of Hill Street Blues, she appeared in her first starring role in the 1982 coming-of-age adventure film Tex with Matt Dillon.
1983 23 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1983, she appeared in two of the year's most successful films: Psycho II with Anthony Perkins, and Lawrence Kasdan's award-winning ensemble film The Big Chill, with Kevin Kline, Glenn Close, Tom Berenger, William Hurt, Jeff Goldblum, JoBeth Williams and Mary Kay Place. … Read More
1985 25 Years Old In 1985, Tilly landed the acclaimed title role in Norman Jewison's Agnes of God, appearing with Jane Fonda and Anne Bancroft. … Read More
1989 29 Years Old In 1989 Tilly began a 5-year relationship with British actor Colin Firth, whom she met during the filming of Valmont. They moved from Los Angeles to a log house on five acres of mountainside property about an hour outside Vancouver near the town of Maple Ridge, British Columbia. Their relationship produced a son, William "Will" (born 1990), and ended in 1994.


1993 33 Years Old Tilly later appeared in Valmont (1989), The Two Jakes (1990) with Jack Nicholson and Leaving Normal (1992) with Christine Lahti, as well as the 1993 horror film, Body Snatchers. … Read More
1994 34 Years Old Tilly is the author of five published novels. In 1994, Tilly's first novel Singing Songs was published by Dutton to generally positive reviews. … Read More
1995 35 Years Old In 1995 Tilly married her second husband, John Calley, an American film studio executive and producer 30 years her senior. They moved to Los Angeles where Calley worked as president and CEO of Sony Pictures Entertainment. The marriage ended in divorce in 2002.


2002 42 Years Old In 2002 Tilly married her third and current husband, author Don Calame, who writes fiction for adolescents. … Read More
2006 46 Years Old Her second novel Gemma was published in 2006 by the Syren Book Company. … Read More
2007 47 Years Old Her third novel Porcupine was published in 2007 by Tundra Books. … Read More
2008 48 Years Old Her fourth novel First Time was published in 2008 by Orca Book Publishers. … Read More


…  For her lead role in the television series Bomb Girls (2012–13), she won a 2013 Leo Award. … Read More
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