September 16, 1958
63 years old
5 ft 7 in | 170 cm tall
40-28-38 in | 91.5-63.5-89 cm
64 kg | 141 lbs
8 US | 38.5 EU
Maura Jennifer Tilly was born in Harbor City, Los Angeles, California, United States, on September 16, 1958, is an American actress.
Young Jennifer Tilly first started performing during her years at the Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri.
She made her big screen debut in comedy drama movie No Small Affair (1984) in role as Cecelia.
She got her television debut in ABC sitcom Oh Madeline (1983) in episode "Madeline Acts Forward at the Retreat", in role as Laurie.
Her breakthrough performance came as Olive Neal in black comedy crime film Bullets over Broadway (1994).
She landed her Broadway debut in a play "The Women" (2001) in role as Crystal Allen.
She was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress and the American Comedy Award for Funniest Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture for her role as Olive Neal in black comedy crime film Bullets over Broadway (1994).
She won the Fantasporto Film Festival Award and was nominated for the Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Violet in neo-noir crime thriller film Bound (1996).
She played Tiffany Valentine in Child's Play film series:
Bride of Chucky (1998) for which she won the Fantafestival Award and was nominated for the Saturn Award for Best Actress
Seed of Chucky (2004) for which she won the Fangoria Chainsaw Award for Best Actress (3rd place)
Curse of Chucky (2013)
Cult of Chucky (2017)
She was nominated for a Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Supporting Actress - Comedy for her performance as Samantha Cole in fantasy comedy movie Liar Liar (1997).
She won the San Diego Film Festival Award for Best Actress for her performance as Jane in drama film Intervention (2007).
High Spirits (1988) fantasy comedy with Steve Guttenberg, Daryl Hannah and Beverly D'Angelo
The Fabulous Baker Boys (1989) romance musical opposite Jeff Bridges, Michelle Pfeiffer and Beau Bridges
The Wrong Guy (1997) comedy with David Higgins, Kevin McDonald and Joe Flaherty
The Cat's Meow (2001) historical drama opposite Kirsten Dunst, Eddie Izzard and Edward Herrmann
She voiced Celia Mae in animated comedy film Monsters, Inc. (2001).
Tideland (2005) neo-noir fantasy horror with Jodelle Ferland, Janet McTeer and Brendan Fletcher
7 Days to Vegas (2019) comedy opposite Vincent Van Patten, Ross McCall and Paul Walter
High Holiday (2021) comedy in role as Stephanie Corksey, opposite Tom Arnold and Cloris Leachman
She was nominated for the CableACE Award for Best Actress in a Comedy Series for her role as Angelica in Showtime sitcom It's Garry Shandling's Show (1989), in episodes "It's Garry and Angelica's Show: Part 1 & 2".
She won the Behind the Voice Actors Award for Best Female Vocal Performance in a Television Series in a Guest Role - Action / Drama for her role as Amanda Levay / The Sorcereress in Disney XD animated television series Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja (2013–2014).
Shaping Up (1984) ABC sitcom in role as Shannon Winters
Hill Street Blues (1984-1985) NBC police procedural series in role as Gina Srignoli
Key West (1993) Fox comedy drama series in role as Savannah Sumner
She voiced Tricks in Spanish animated television series Scruff (2000-2003).
Out of Practice (2005-2006) Paramount Television sitcom in role as Crystal
She played Darlene in ABC mockumentary family sitcom Modern Family (2011-2014) in 2 episodes.
She voiced Celia Mae in Disney+ animated streaming television series Monsters at Work (2021).
Chucky (2021) Syfy horror series in role as Tifanny Valentine
Graduated from Belmont High School in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.
Graduated from Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri, with a bachelor’s degree in performing arts.
Has two younger sisters: Meg, Rebecca and one older brother, Steve.
Has Chinese, Irish, Finish and First Nations ancestry.
She is also professional poker player.
She won a World Series of Poker bracelet in the Ladies' No-Limit Texas hold 'em event and World Poker Tour Ladies Invitational Tournament at the Bicycle Casino in Bell Gardens in 2005.
She was nominated for PokerListing's Spirit of Poker Living Legend Award (2014).
She won a Theater World Award for Most Promising Newcomer for her role in Off-Broadway play "One Shoe Off" (1993).
She dated actor Lou Diamond Phillips (1990-1994).
She was married to Sam Simon (1984-1991).
She started dating poker player Phil Laak in 2004.