Meg Tilly
Canadian–American actress
Meg Tilly
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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Meg Tilly's personal information overview.
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2nd Story’s uproarious Sister act
The Phoenix - almost 5 years
Divine comedy Pity the poor nun. The hours are terrible, she's the butt of penguin jokes, and most people have gotten their impression of her from old movies. SHORTS OR SHROUD? Mancini, Kenner, and Wiseman. Pity the poor nun. The hours are terrible, she's the butt of penguin jokes, and most people have gotten their impression of her from old movies. Charles Busch's The Divine Sister is a side-splitting takeoff on the genre, as 2nd Story Theatre's staging demonstrates (through May 20). Audience members filing in get to hear The Sound of Music in the background as notable Hollywood nuns flicker on screen before them — Ingrid Bergman and her beauty in The Bells of St. Mary's, Meg Tilly and her stigmatas in Agnes of God, etc. Although Busch is a parodist as well as a drag queen, his take on the black and white life is as good-natured as all of the above. Under the snappy direction of Ed Shea, the cast delivers uproariously. We get a Mother Superior in drag and immediately hide o ...
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Meg Tilly: Almost Like Flying
Huffington Post - over 5 years
Why do we stop running, spinning, jumping, singing out loud just for the joy of it? Why do we care if no one else is? Why should we care if people think we are bonkers? Just because we are grownups we are supposed to stop throwing our bodies on the ground and smelling the earth?
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Meg Tilly: Warm Apple Pie and The Rosie Show
Huffington Post - over 5 years
Last night, at 6:50 p.m., I cut a couple of nice wedges of hot homemade apple pie for my husband and me. I had to...
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John Calley, Hollywood Chief, Dies at 81
NYTimes - over 5 years
LOS ANGELES -- John Calley, who was known for his unusually artistic approach in running three major Hollywood studios and overseeing some of the most successful movies of the last 50 years, died Tuesday at his home here. He was 81. His death was announced by Sony Pictures Entertainment, which did not give a cause. Mr. Calley -- three-time studio
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Nouvelle série canadienne: Meg Tilly en vedette dans Bomb Girls - TVQC
Google News - over 5 years
Global, un réseau de télévision canadien, a annoncé que l'actrice Meg Tilly (Agnes of God, The Big Chill) jouera le rôle pricipale de la nouvelle série canadienne Bomb Girls. Bomb Girls sera en production à Toronto du 12 Septembre au 16 novembre
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Meg Tilly rejoint les Bomb Girls - SeriesLive.com
Google News - over 5 years
L'actrice Meg Tilly rejoint en effet la mini-série dans le rôle principal ; nommée aux Oscars et détentrice d'un Golden Globe, elle sera probablement la figure la plus connue dans un casting essentiellement constitué d'acteurs jeunes et/ou méconnus
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Fay Vincent: What do 'Moby Dick' and 'The Big Chill' have in common? It's ... - TCPalm
Google News - over 5 years
From left, JoBeth Williams, Mary Kay Place, Meg Tilly, Glenn Close, Jeff Goldblum and Tom Berenger, cast members in the classic 1983 film, pose at a premiere to celebrate the 15th anniversary re-release of the film Nov. 2, 1998, in Hollywood
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Čtenářky OnaDnes.cz rozhodly: novým sex idolem je herec Colin Firth - iDNES.cz
Google News - over 5 years
Svou první ženu, herečku Meg Tilly, poznal při natáčení Valmonta a má s ní dvacetiletého syna Willa. Poté, co jejich vztah skončil, seznámil se při práci na televizním seriálu s italskou produkční Livií Giuggioliovou, která je jeho partnerkou už
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Film e programmi - Corriere della Sera
Google News - over 5 years
Fantozzi va in pensione Rete 4, ore 21.10 Il seduttore Firth spinge all' adulterio Parigi, 1870: il visconte di Valmont (Colin Firth) e la marchesa di Merteuil tramano per spingere all' adulterio Madame de Tourvel (Meg Tilly, nella foto con Firth)
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IL TELECOMANDO, LA GUIDA TV DI DM: 5 AGOSTO 2011 - DavideMaggio.it
Google News - over 5 years
Film del 1989 di Milos Forman, con Colin Firth, Annette Bening, Meg Tilly, Fairuza Balk. Prodotto in Francia e USA. Durata: 137 minuti. Trama: Nella Parigi del 1870 la marchesa di Merteuil e il visconte di Valmont congiurano per indurre all'adulterio
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¿Dónde está Dios? - Diario El Mundo de Córdoba
Google News - over 5 years
En 1985 el film de Norman Jewison airea el drama pero igual saca provecho de sus formidables actrices: Jane Fonda, Anne Bancroft y la joven Meg Tilly. Las dos últimas, como la superiora y la novicia, fueron nominadas al Óscar
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Meg Tilly's comeback lights up Victoria theatre - Toronto Star
Google News - over 5 years
Not Meg Tilly. And not the theatregoers of Victoria, either. The Oscar-nominated actress who dazzled audiences from 1980-1995 and then vanished from the public eye, is currently making a triumphant comeback as the foul-mouthed, gin-swilling,
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Lawyer shows actors how to fight - Victoria Times Colonist
Google News - over 5 years
When you want to ensure Meg Tilly is throttled correctly, who you gonna call? Christopher Mackie, of course. Those attending closing performances of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? this weekend at
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"Ausencia de Dios" llega a Mérida - El Diario de Yucatán
Google News - over 5 years
Fue protagonizada por Jane Fonda, Anne Bancroft y Meg Tilly. Hace 20 años se hizo lo propio en el teatro estadounidense con el mismo título de la película "Agnes de Dios". En México también se adaptó al teatro con el mismo título de la estadounidense
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TV Q&A with David Inman - Boston Herald
Google News - over 5 years
A. That sounds like the 1983 film “One Dark Night,” with Meg Tilly as a girl who has to spend the night in mausoleum for a club initiation. Only problem is the body in the crypt isn't dead — he's a psychic (played by Adam “Batman” West) who brings
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Tilly and company fashion a gem - Victoria Times Colonist
Google News - over 5 years
(out of five) The question on the minds of theatregoers was: "Can Meg Tilly pull it off?" Tilly is best known for her film roles: playing an ingenue in The Big Chill and the angelic-looking nun in Agnes of God, her Oscarnominated role
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Ask the Incredible Inman | Remembering a thriller - Louisville Courier-Journal
Google News - over 5 years
Teri S., Ashland, Ohio Dear Teri: Sounds like the 1983 film “One Dark Night,” with Meg Tilly as a girl who has to spend the night in a mausoleum for a club initiation. Only problem is the body in the crypt isn't dead — he's a psychic (played by Adam
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Meg Tilly
    FIFTIES
  • 2013
    Age 53
    Tilly's fifth and latest novel A Taste of Heaven was published in 2013 by Puffin Books.
    More Details Hide Details A departure from the darker themes of Tilly's previous work, the novel is about two young girls who become friends who experience the "comical, sometimes bittersweet and melodramatic trials and tribulations of tweenhood". One reviewer wrote, "Tilly paints an insightful, memorable portrait of the ups and downs of friendship and the unwavering bonds of family, delving into age-old issues of honesty, trust, and loyalty.
    She won the 2013 Lead Actress, Drama Canadian Screen Award for her work on the series.
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    For her lead role in the television series Bomb Girls (2012–13), she won a 2013 Leo Award.
    More Details Hide Details Tilly has also written five novels, including Porcupine, which was a finalist for the Sheila A. Egoff Children's Literature Prize. She is the younger sister of actress Jennifer Tilly.
  • FORTIES
  • 2008
    Age 48
    Her fourth novel First Time was published in 2008 by Orca Book Publishers.
    More Details Hide Details The novel is about a sixteen-year-old who is molested and physically abused by her mother's boyfriend, and must deal with the trauma alone without the help of her mother or best friend.
  • 2007
    Age 47
    Her third novel Porcupine was published in 2007 by Tundra Books.
    More Details Hide Details The book is about a twelve-year-old girl, Jacqueline "Jack" Cooper, whose life is shattered by the death of her father by friendly fire in the War in Afghanistan. Porcupine was a finalist for the Sheila A. Egoff Children's Literature Prize.
  • 2006
    Age 46
    Her second novel Gemma was published in 2006 by the Syren Book Company.
    More Details Hide Details The book is about a twelve-year-old girl who is kidnapped and taken on a cross-country journey in which she is physically and sexually abused by her captor.
  • 2002
    Age 42
    In 2002 Tilly married her third and current husband, author Don Calame, who writes fiction for adolescents.
    More Details Hide Details They met during a writing seminar in Big Sur, California. The couple lives in Toronto. Tilly has three children and one grandson, Ory.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1995
    Age 35
    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.
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  • 1994
    Age 34
    Tilly is the author of five published novels. In 1994, Tilly's first novel Singing Songs was published by Dutton to generally positive reviews.
    More Details Hide Details Donna Rifkind from Publishers Weekly called the book "an impressive first novel", and the New York Times Book Review praised Tilly for "the remarkable coherence and clarity" of Anna's narrative voice. The book is about a young girl and her sisters living in the Northwest who are molested by their stepfather.
  • 1993
    Age 33
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Tilly was the first choice for the role of Constanze Mozart in Miloš Forman's film Amadeus, having received glowing appraisals of her rehearsal work by both her would-be costar Tom Hulce and director Forman. However, she sustained a leg injury playing soccer and had to abandon the project. The role later went to Elizabeth Berridge. After this, she stopped acting for the next 15 years. Tilly returned to acting in 2010, portraying the Blessed Mother, a Pope-like figure in the Caprica episode "Unvanquished". In 2011 she played Martha in Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, presented by the Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre in Victoria, B.C. In January 2012 Global Television in Canada launched the six-part Bomb Girls about women who work in a munitions factory during World War II. Tilly stars as Lorna, the emotionally closed floor matron who blossoms as a leader and an appealing woman.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1989
    Age 29
    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.
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  • 1985
    Age 25
    In 1985, Tilly landed the acclaimed title role in Norman Jewison's Agnes of God, appearing with Jane Fonda and Anne Bancroft.
    More Details Hide Details Playing the role of a novitiate nun who confesses her involvement in a virgin conception, Tilly "delivered a magnificent portrayal of a tormented young woman experiencing the ultimate crisis of faith". Tilly's critically praised performance earned her an Academy Award nomination and a Golden Globe Award.
  • 1983
    Age 23
    In 1983, Tilly married her first husband, Tim Zinnemann, an American film producer and son of film director Fred Zinnemann. They met on the set of her first film, Tex. The marriage produced two children, Emily (born 1984) and David (born 1986), and ended in divorce in 1989.
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    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.
    More Details Hide Details Tilly's appearance in The Big Chill, which was nominated for three Academy Awards, including Best Picture, helped her career significantly.
  • 1982
    Age 22
    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.
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  • 1981
    Age 21
    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..
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1980
    Age 20
    She made her screen debut as a dancer in Alan Parker's 1980 musical drama Fame.
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  • 1979
    Age 19
    Tilly's dance career ended in 1979 when a dance partner dropped her in Pas de deux class, causing a serious back injury.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1960
    Age 0
    Born on February 14, 1960.
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