Birth Date: September 16, 1958
Birth Place: Harbor City, California, USA
Claim to Fame: Bullets Over Broadway, 1994
"Everyone said that if you want to be a real actor, go to New York. If you want to sell out, go to LA. And I thought -- I want to sell out!"
-Jennifer Tilly, on her pursuit of becoming an actress
Jennifer Tilly News:
Biscuits for boobies
"When I go to Popeye's Fried Chicken in L.A., they give me free biscuits because
they love Bride of Chucky. When I had to go to the courthouse and was going
through the X-ray machine, the guys are like Bride of Chucky, Bride of Chucky! . .
. Before that my fans were more intellectual."
- Jennifer Tilly tells the debut issue of Dune magazine.
For years, Jennifer Tilly was known as "that girl with the tiny (yet high-pitched) voice that plays all those bimbos". It was an accurate description of the voluptuous actresses, since she did little work outside of her typecast token girlfriend roles.
Having to relocate constantly with her family, Jennifer had to adjust to each new school, and was a pretty quiet student. At 17, she started out yet again at a new school, this time at St. Stephen's College in Missouri, to study theater. In order to help pay for her tuition, she contributed articles to magazines and earned money by winning Honorable Mentions in writing competitions.