Jennifer Tilly Is Poker Star

October 29, 2008

Meet Jennifer Tilly, a Canadian-American actress and a professional poker player who has a World Series of Poker bracelet to her name. She is said to one of the sexiest poker players in the world. See photos, video and a biography of Jennifer here.

Jennifer finished 50th in a three-way tie with Daniel Negreanu and Ted Lawson during the World Poker Tour 2008 Festa al Lago main event at the Bellagio in Las Vegas. They will share total winnings of $21000.

Besides the playing part, Tilly made regular headlines during the five days of the tournament because of her star status and the fact that she was one of the best female players in the arena.

Jennifer Tilly Biography

As a biography, Jennifer Tilly was born on September 16, 1958 in Harbor City, Los Angeles, California so her age is 50. She is of Chinese descent and began learning acting from a early age at Stephens College, Missouri.

Tilly started her acting career in 1983 with numerous TV shows and movies. She acted in Hill Street Blues and It’s Garry Shandling’s Show in her initial phase and then got her big break in a 1989 movie called The Fabulous Baker Boys where she played an important role of a waitress. Her filmography now includes over 50 movies, spanning three decades. Some of the famous ones are Bride of Chucky, The Getaway, The Haunted Mansion, Deal, The Crew and Music From Another Room. She also had a large number of TV show appearances including Family Guy, Out of Practice and The Initiation of Sarah.

Jennifer has been awarded the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in the movie Bullets Over Broadway in 1994. She was voted 23rd in Celebrity Sleuth ’25 Sexiest Women of 1995.’ She also got the Gemini Award For Best Actress for movie Heads.

She has been an exceptional poker player and shot to limelight after winning a World Series of Poker bracelet in the Ladies’ No-Limit Texas Hold ‘Em event in 2005. In the same year, she won the World Poker Tour Ladies Invitational Tournament. Tilly ended third in the 2006 Celebrity Poker Showdown. She also appears in World Series of Poker Tournament of Champions 2007 Edition video game and her total winnings exceed $450,000.

In her personal life, Jennifer is dating poker professional Phil “Unabomber” Laak. She was previously married to The Simpsons producer Sam Simon.

More photos and a video of Jennifer Tilly are below.

Jennifer Tilly Video
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