Jennifer Tilly Biography
Jennifer Tilly received an Academy Award nomination for her role in Woody Allen’s Bullets Over Broadway for her memorable portrayal of the terribly untalented Olive, actress wannabe, and gangster’s moll. Her performance in Liar Liar as Jim Carrey’s gold digging client earned her an American Comedy Award nomination, as well as a Blockbuster award nomination as Favorite Supporting Actress. But she is perhaps best known from the indie noir film Bound, which has earned her a cult following. Bound, directed by the Wachowski’s follows two lesbian con artists trying to rip off the mob, and garnered many accolades including a GLAAD media award, and a Saturn award nomination (Best Actress) for Tilly. Other film credits include the Getaway, The Fabulous Baker Boys, Let It Ride, The Cat’s Meow, Intervention,(Winner-Best Actress-San Diego Film Festival) Dancing at the Blue Iguana, Made in America, Bride of Chucky, (Saturn Award nominee-Best Actress) The Crew, The Wrong Guy, Inconceivable, (Winner-Best Actress-WIFT) An American Girl, Edie and Penn, Hide and Seek, Saint Ralph, The Doors, Second Best, Tidelands, and many more. She recently guested on “Modern Family,” “Drop Dead Diva,” and “CSI.” She also has appeared on “Moonlighting,” “Cheers,” and “Frasier.” She had recurring roles on “Hill Street Blues,” “It’s Garry Shandling’s show (Ace award nomination-Best Actress) and “Out of Practice,” and was a series regular on “Key West” and “Shaping Up.” (NBC) She starred in the miniseries “Bella Mafia,” with Vanessa Redgrave, and “Sister Mary Explains It All,” with Diane Keaton, for Showtime. Also a remake of “The Magnificent Ambersons,” with Madeleine Stowe. (A&E) For her performance in the Showtime movie “Heads” she received a Gemini Award nomination. Tilly is also in great demand as a voice over actor. For the last eleven years she has delighted audiences as the perpetually pregnant Bonnie on “Family Guy.” She played the snaky haired Celia in Pixel’s classic movie Monster’s Inc., Grace, the new age cow in Disney’s “Home on the Range,” a con mouse in “Stuart Little,” and Madame Leota in “The Haunted Mansion.” Equally at home on stage as well as film, she has many theatre credits under her belt. She received a TheatreWorld Award (Best Newcomer) for her performance in Second Stage's One Shoe Off at the Joseph Papp Theatre. In 2001 she starred in the Roundabout’s revival of The Women with Cynthia Nixon, and Kristen Johnson on Broadway. Other plays include Tartuffe, (LA Public Theatre) Boy's Life (LAAT) and Baby With The Bathwater, (LAPT) Vanities, (Dramalogue Award-Best Actress) and others too numerous to mention. Most recently she appeared with Miranda Richardson in the critically acclaimed production of Wallace Shawn's new play Grasses of a Thousand Colors at the Royal Court Theatre in London. Currently she is a regular performer in the smash hit, Celebrity Autobiography. Upcoming films include Amelia’s 25th with Danny Trejo, 30 Beats with Justin Kirk and Paz de la Huerta, and The Secret Life of Nerds, with Jim Belushi.