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Creator / Jennifer Tilly

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Tilly: Start with your Simpsons money, use a little girl voice, and take them for everything they've got! Now, I'm needed on the set of Bride of Chucky 5.
Chucky: Time is money!
Tilly: Money is money!
The Simpsons ("Gone Abie Gone")

Jennifer Tilly (born Jennifer Ellen Chan on September 16, 1958 in Harbor City, California) is a Canadian-American actress best known for such movies as Bound (1996), Bride of Chucky, and Liar Liar, as well as being the voice of Bonnie (Joe Swanson's wife who was pregnant until season seven — and yes, that includes the years that the show was canceled) on Family Guy, and being really good at poker.

Earned her sole Academy Award nomination for Bullets over Broadway.

Her sister Meg Tilly is also an actress. They are of Chinese descent on their father's side.



This actress contains examples of:

  • Guttural Growler: That gravelly/ditzy combo is cinematic gold. Similar to Cathy Moriarty (from another generation), she's another fine example of Vocal Dissonance.
  • I Have Boobs, You Must Obey!!: She’s one of the masters of using this to her advantage in both her movies and when she plays poker.
  • Mistaken for Gay: Because of the fact that she has played lesbian or bisexual characters (Violet, Bonnie who enjoyed kissing Lois at one point, and Tiffany who had no problem kissing Chucky even when he was possessing a female body in Cult, and a scene in Seed where she hints that she has had relations with women), some people think she herself is bisexual in real life. However, she is in fact straight.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Most, if not all, of her roles are this. The best known are the lesbian Femme Fatale Violet in Bound (1996) and Tiffany, the lover of the killer doll Chucky in Bride of Chucky (when she's human anyway). Her deep raspy voice probably helps too. Even when she briefly gained weight, people still found her attractive.
  • Motor Mouth: She says on the Bride of Chucky DVD Commentary that she's very talkative, causing Don Mancini and Brad Dourif to laugh.
  • Nom de Mom: Although she was born Jennifer Chan, she professionally uses her mother's maiden name, Tilly.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: Her reputation does her more favors than her cleavage ever could. There were a couple of videos that were fairly popular in the Poker community where she's playing incredibly foolishly, but then she got better and was able to take advantage of people misjudging her.
  • Older Than They Look: She looks pretty incredible for a 60 year old.
  • You Look Familiar: invoked She played the same character type — The Ditz with a heart of gold who briefly dates Frasier — twice, in Cheers and Frasier.