A raven-haired actress with an unmistakable voice, Jennifer Tilly was born in Los Angeles, CA, in 1958. Following her parents’ divorce when she was five, Tilly relocated with her mother and siblings to the rural setting of Texada Island, British Columbia, where she’d spend most of her childhood. Tilly’s acting career began in the early ‘80s with small roles on shows like Hill Street Blues and Cheers. Her big break came with the part of Monica the singing waitress in 1989’s The Fabulous Baker Boys — a part that was written for her specifically. Though she divorced Simpsons producer Sam Simon in 1984, she continued to show up in films like The Doors and Body Snatchers throughout the ‘90s, and in 1994 she was nominated for an Oscar for her role in Woody Allen’s Bullets Over Broadway. Another memorable role came in 1996, when she acted opposite Gina Gershon in the erotically charged Bound.
In 1998, Tilly delighted horror fans with a tongue-in-cheek turn in Bride of Chucky, voicing… read more