Jennifer Tilly: Net Worth, Career, Awards, Personal Life and Other Details

Jennifer Tilly is a popular American actress and poker player. She got famous because of her role as Tiffany Valentine in the horror franchise. Jennifer is the winner of the World Series of Poker Ladies Event bracelet.

Jennifer is popular in the industry because of her multiple roles in films and television shows. In the beginning, she played the role of Mona in 1984 and received a good response from the audience. Later, Jennifer worked in the movie moving violations in the starting career.

The last film in which she played the role came in 2021, named High Holiday, and then appeared in many tv series, debuting in the show ‘ Oh Madeline,’ released in 1983.

The most popular shows include Garry Shandling, Remington Steele, and At Home With the Webbers. Before going into details, let’s look at some quick information.

Real Name Jennifer Ellen Chan
Stage Name Jennifer Tilly
Date of Birth 16th September 1958
Birthplace Harbor City, Los Angeles, United States
Nationality American
Height 5’7”
Weight 64 kg
Jennifer Tilly Body Measurements 35-27-35 inches
Spouse Sam Simon
Jennifer Tilly’s Net Worth $30 million

Early Life

Jennifer Tilly’s full name is Jennifer Ellen Chan. She was born on 16the September 1958 in Harbor City, Los Angeles, California. Jennifer’s father was a car salesman, and her mother was a stage actor, and she became a teacher after that.

Her parents separated at five, and her mother remarried John Ward. They shifted to Texada Island in British Columbia. Jennifer went to Belmont High School, enrolled at Stephens College in Missouri, and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theater.

Jennifer has three siblings named Steve, Rebecca, and Meg. Among these three siblings, Meg also went into acting and won a Golden Globe for the movie Agnes of God in 1985.

When her mother married John Ward, Meg described her as a sadistic pedophile, and Rebecca corroborated this claim. However, when she reached 16, her mother divorced John Ward and shifted to Victoria along family.


Jennifer began her career with two smaller roles in Oh Madelina and Boone TV shows and a film named No Small Affair. One of her professional roles was noted in the tv show Hill Street Blues in 1983. She played Gina Srignoli, who falls in love with police detective Henry Goldblum.

Moreover, she appeared in five episodes and played Candi Pearson as Frasier Crane’s girlfriend. Besides, she played a role in Let It Ride in 1989. Other popular movies include The Fabulous Baker Boys, Monica, Bullets over Broadway, and many more.

After that, she appeared in ‘The Gateway’ and ‘Made in America’ and was nominated for an Oscar. Jennifer also performed as a guest star on ‘Dream On’ and then in the Fox series “Key West” in the tv movie ‘At Home with the Webbers,’ Heads.

On behalf of her role in Bound, she won a GLAND Media Award for Outstanding Movie; this one grossed $302.7 million at the box office.

Moreover, Jennifer started playing in the Child’s Play franchise in 1998 and then appeared in Seed of Chucky and Cult of Chucky. Another popular role was played in the CBS Sitcom named Out of Practice. Besides, other notable performances were noticed in Modern Family, Inconceivable. Empire of Silver, and many more.

Jennifer was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Jennifer appeared in the Gateway with Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger in 1994.

Besides, she also did voice acting and was regular on Family Guy voicing Bonnie Swanson, the Griddins neighbor. She won many awards on behalf of her acting career.Jennifer Tilly

Poker Career

Jennifer was also a gambler and the best poker player. She learned from her father and got her World Series of Poker video game. She entered the World Series of Poker in 2015, won the bracelet against 600 players, and played in Ladies No Limit Texas.

She won the World Poker Tour Ladies Invitational Tournament at the Bicycle Casino in Bell Gardens. After that, she played in the GSN Poker Royale Showdown. She made part of the World Poker Tournament of Champions Edition video game, released in 2007.

She got criticism because of her dressing style and low-cut tops and push-ups that exposed her cleavage. But she defended herself by saying that people are really playing poker, they don’t care, and nothing is better than a pair of aces.

However, her poker interest was diminished, and she announced her retirement from professional poker in a magazine. However, her retirement did not remain last long, and after two years, she began appearing in tournaments again.

She was nominated for Poker Listing’s Spirit of Poker Living Legend Award. Her total tournament winnings are $992,000.

Awards and Nominations

Jennifer won a Theatre World Award on behalf of her performance in One Shoe Off in 1993 and also a Dramalogue Award for Vanities. She was also nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress for her supporting role in Bullets Over Broadway.

Moreover, she earned the American Comedy Award, GLAAD Media Award, the Achievement in Acting Award, The WIFTS Foundation International Visionary Award, The Barbara Tipple Award, and many more.

Relationship Status

Jennifer was in a relationship with Gina Gershon. Jennifer married Sam Simon, who was the co-creator of the Simpsons, in 1984, but the couple divorced in 1991. She lived with her partner Phil Laak who is a professional poker player.

However, she does not have any children. Jennifer has been dating Phil Laak since 2005 and has re mained together for around 18 years,

six months, and two days. She always tried to keep her love life private, but there were many rumors about her dating. Before that, she married director Sam Simon from 1984 to 1991.

After that, Tilly was in a relationship with Lou Diamond Phillips from 1990 to 1994. Sam Simon is her spouse, but she is also with Phil, her poker player.

Jennifer Tilly Net Worth 2022

The popular American Canadian Actress Jennifer Tilly charges high fees for her excellent acting performance. She gained fame in the industry for working in the Bullets Over Broadway and was nominated for Best Supporting Actress Academy Award.

Jennifer created an excellent source of income from her professional career that contributed to her net worth. Most of her income came from tv shows and movies; she made millions of dollars annually. According to the source, the popular Canadian actress’s estimated Jennifer Tilly net worth is $30 million.

Social Media Appearance

Jennifer Tillu is active on social media platforms where she shares her photos and videos, such as Twitter and  Instagram, where she has a massive fan following.

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