Profile of Jennifer Tilly
Jennifer Tilly – talented and beautiful. Well known, not only for her acting abilities but as a worthy poker celebrity. From teenage theatre actress to Hollywood fame, her life has been nothing short of enthralling.
Jennifer Tilly: Outline of Her On-Screen CareerJennifer ‘The Unabombshell’ Tilly, as stated at imdb.com, was born Jennifer Chan, of Chinese American origin in Harbour City, California, 1958. She currently lives in LA.
Wikipedia.com states that Tilly’s life as an actress began in theatre at Stephen’s College, Missouri. According to netglimpse.com, Tilly first appeared on television screens as an extra in Days of Our Lives, in 1983. Then in 1984, she landed a frequent role in Hill Street Blues.
Notability, however, was not achieved until she delivered an outstanding performance in 1989, as Blanche ‘Monica’ Moran, in Steve Kloves’, The Fabulous Baker Boys.
Netglimpse.com specifies Tilly had significant roles in numerous movies such as The Getaway, and Liar Liar. In 1994 she portrayed Olive Neal in Woody Allen’s Bullets Over Broadway, a role for which she received an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress.
Tilly has also utilized her voice by representing cartoon animated characters such as Celia in Monsters Inc, and presently she is the voice of Bonnie Swanson in Family Guy.
Jennifer Tilly: Outline of Her Poker Career
Jennifer Tilly has become as recognizable in the poker world during recent years, as she is on screen. Here Tilly is known not only for her glamour and charisma but for her control, determination, and achievements in the game.
After winning the World Series of Poker Ladies No Limit Hold’em Tournament in 2005, and acquiring not only the well sought after gold bracelet, but also the grand prize of $158 335, which, as declared by pokerpages.com, is her highest tournament earnings to date, Jennifer Tilly was recognised as a true poker star.
Since then, she has become a regular face at professional tournament tables, reaching, according to pokerpages.com, final tables on six out of seventeen occasions between 2005 and 2010, succeeding in three title wins during that period.
Pokerpages.com also reports Tilly has obtained eleven tournament cash wins since 2005, earning in excess of $660 000, and is currently ranked at 206.
Tilly is not intimidated at the poker tables by her male opponents. She can be occasionally seen playing alongside her professional poker playing boyfriend Phil ‘The Unabomber’ Laak, as named in about.com, which also reports that Laak introduced Tilly to poker.
Wikipedia.com tells that Jennifer Tilly’s success is so apparent, she appeared in the 2007 edition of the video game World Series of Poker Tournament Champions.
Jennifer Tilly has proven herself worthy of being called a poker professional. She continues to go from strength to strength both on screen and on the poker circuit.