Jennifer Tilly Quick Facts

Jennifer Tilly is a professional American poker and actress. She first earned public attention from her role in the horror film, Tiffany Valentine. She also earned a name as a professional female poker player after winning the World Poker Tour tournament in 2005. Apart from that, she is still an amazing actress and we will be seeing more of her performances in the coming years.

Quick Infos
Full NameJennifer Ellen Chan
Date of birthSeptember 16, 1958
Birth PlaceHarbor City, Los Angeles, California, United States
Parent(s)Harry Chan
Patricia Tilly
OccupationActress, Poker Player
SpouseSam Simon (Divorced)
PartnerPhil Laak (Present)
Age62 years
Height5 ft 7 in
Net worthUS $30 million

Jennifer Tilly

Bio, Family, and Young

Jennifer Tilly was born on 16th September of 1958 in the largest city of California state called Los Angeles of United States. Her full name is Jennifer Ellen Chan and is the daughter of a car salesman, Harry Chan, and a Canadian stage actress and schoolteacher, Patricia Tilly. When she was 5 years old, her parents got divorced and she grew up with her 2 younger sisters and older brother with their stepfather and mother. After her mother’s second divorce, she attended Belmont High School in Victoria. She graduated from Stephens College with a Bachelor’s degree in Theatre.


Nationality, Age, Height, and Weight

Jennifer Tilly is 62 years old and she possesses a voluptuous body. She has a height of 5 feet and 7 inches with a bodyweight of about 64 kg. She doesn’t have any personal trainer of her own or diet routine but she believes in having a moderate diet. She has black hair but often dyes with ombre and brown colors. Her distinctive features include a curvaceous figure, bright white teeth, and prominent cheekbones as well as her distinctive little girl voice.

Tilly is multiracial with white and Asian ethnicity. She has Irish, Finnish, and Chinese ancestry. Jennifer Tilly’s sexual orientation is straight and her nationality is American. She has Virgo as her sun sign. She follows Christianity.


Personal life, Husband, and Partners

Tilly was first committed to an American director named Samuel Michael Simon who is known for producing and directing, The Simpsons. Their marriage lasted from 1983 till 1991 but even after their separation, she remained close with her ex-husband and stayed with him until the end of his death due to cancer. Jennifer Tilly then started dating actor Lou Diamond Phillips and broke up after 4 years in 1994. Starting in 2004, she started dating a professional poker player named Phil Laak and has been in a relationship till today.

Jennifer Tilly

Social: Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter

Jennifer Tilly is active on both Instagram and on Twitter. She has over 303 thousand followers on Instagram and over 119 thousand followers on Twitter. She can be connected with @jennifertilly.



Movies and TV Shows

Jennifer Tilly began her professional acting career in 1984 playing the small role in the American comedy-drama film, No Small Affair. She started making small appearances in the following years in numerous films and television series.

She landed a major role in the comedy film, Moving Violations as Amy Hopkins starring alongside John Murray, Brian Backer, and others. She also starred in the American drama film, Inside Out as Amy alongside Frank Oz and she went on to appear in a number of other films Remote Control, High Spirits, Far from Home, The Doors, Made in America, Scorchers, Shadow of the Wolf, The Getaway and so on.

Jennifer Tilly finally made her breakthrough in the American black comedy crime film, Bullets over Broadway where she portrayed the character of Olive Neal. Her performance earned her Academy Award nomination in 1994. She has also voiced in a number of films like Bartok the Magnificent, Stuart Little, Monsters, Inc, Home on the Range, and Lil’ Pimp. She also appeared in a number of documentaries like Unity and Rebel with a Cause, the Sam Simon Story where she appeared as herself.

Tilly made her television debut a year earlier than her film debut. She made small appearances in tv series like Oh Madeline, Boone, and Shaping Up in the following years. She landed her role in 6 episodes of the American police procedural tv series, Hill Street Blues as Gina Srignoli in 1984. In 1993, Jennifer Tilly landed the role of Savannah Summer in an American comedy-drama series, Key West. She landed her first main voice role in 2000, in the tv series called Scruff, and later on voiced on a number of episodes of tv series like The Cleveland Show, The Simpsons, SuperMansion, and so on.

She is currently preparing for the new film, Renaissance Girl where she will be portraying the character of Martha.

Jennifer Tilly


After making name for herself in Hollywood, she started gaining interest in Poker. Her father was a poker player and a gambler but it was her boyfriend that taught her the real game. With her boyfriend’s help and her interest in Poker, she won the World Series of Poker in 2005. She again won another tournament called World Poker Tour in 2005 and became one of the professional female poker players.

Since then, Jennifer Tilly has appeared in a number of poker games including GSN Poker Royale, Celebrity Poker Showdown, and Poker After Dark. At some point in her career, she started having more interest in poker than her acting career. As of now, she still plays poker and also working in her acting career. In 2014, she received the PokerListing’s Spirit of Poker Living Legend Award.


Net worth

Jennifer Tilly’s net worth as of 2021 is estimated to 30 million dollars. Initially, she may have started making millions from her acting career but after she started playing poker, she started earning her fortune. As a professional female poker player, she is aiming for more and only time will tell how much more fortune she will make in the future.