Jennifer Tilly is an American actress who has appeared in a wide variety of movies and television shows over the years. She is best known for her role as Holly Golightly in the television show “Happy Days” as well as her co-starring role in the film “A Christmas Carol”. Jennifer Tilly was born in segregated housing in Mississippi and as a child was exposed to both racism and sexism on a daily basis.
Jennifer Tilly was named after the legendary nursemaid and friend of Marilyn Monroe. Tilly has always remained open about sharing her views on race and racism. She has said that she considers herself a black American woman since she was three years old and that she always felt like a girl. She was a world-class athlete at the College of Southern Georgia before moving to Hollywood where she became known for her starring role as a young Mary Jane Watson in the movie “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”. Since that time she has also gone on to play the title role in the hit television show “The Perfect Score” and the lead role in the award-winning film “Me, Myself, and I”.
Jennifer Tilly’s other popular and noteworthy film roles include the title’s “A Christmas Carol”, “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind”, “The Perfect Score”, and “A Raisin in the Sun”. Jennifer Tilly’s net worth is primarily derived from her role as Holly Golightly in the “Happy Days” series and as Mary Jane in the film “A Christmas Carol”. Jennifer Tilly is presently married to a musician and actor, Richard Dreyfuss and the couple have one daughter, Alexandria.
|Real Name||Jennifer Ellen Chan|
|Profession||The Unabombshell, Jenny|
|Net Worth||$30 million|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters- 170 cm|
in meters- 1.70 m
in Feet Inches- 5′ 7″
|Weight (approx.)||in Kilograms- 68 kg|
in Pounds- 150 lbs
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
|Body Measurements||40-28-38 in (102-71-97 cm)|
|Waist Size||28 inch|
|Hip Size||38 inch|
|Shoe Size||7.5 (US)|
|Dress Size||8 (US)|
|Date of Birth||September 16, 1958|
|Birth Place||Harbor City, California, USA|
|Ethnicity||Chinese (father), Finnish, Irish, First Nations (mother)|
|Father Name||Harry Chan|
|Mother Name||Patricia Tilly|
|Siblings Name||Meg Tilly (Younger Sister)|
Steve Tilly (Older Brother)
Rebecca Tilly (Younger Sister)
|Boys, Affairs and More|
|Married & Children|
|Ex-Husband||Sam Simon (m. 1984–1991)|
Jennifer Tilly Interesting Facts
- Her parents divorced when she was four years old.
- She is the older sister of Meg Tilly.
- One of Celebrity Sleuth magazine’s 25 Sexiest Women of 1995.
- Her younger sister, Rebecca Tilly, is a post-impressionist painter.
Jennifer Tilly’s other credits include the television sitcom “Happy Days” and the movie “When Harry Met Sally”. Jennifer Tilly is currently not married and does have two children with her former husband, Richard Dreyfuss. She has stated in the past that, “When Harry Met Sally”, her role as a car salesman made up a large part of her salary while “A Christmas Carol” was what primarily paid her bills. Jennifer Tilly is currently not married and has two stepchildren.
Jennifer Tilly was born in Los Angeles, California and grew up in a household that included her mother, a cook, a bookkeeper, a swimmer, and a tennis player. Jennifer Tilly was a very good tennis player, as she grew up, winning the state championship at the age of fifteen. Her other notable sports include ice dancing and playing pool. Jennifer Tilly was also a successful singer in her youth, releasing a song called “Paparazzi” as well as performing with the Highwaymen.
Jennifer Tilly’s professional career began on the television show “The Stepford Wives” as a cast member, later going to work for Rod Serling on his famous series “The attorney”. From there Jennifer Tilly went to work for Richard Dreyfuss on his famed comedy series “The Good Place”. Finally Jennifer Tilly went on to star in her own series of novels, which were not successful. Jennifer Tilly was nominated for an Academy Award for her performance in the film “Lucky Number Slevin” and did feature films in both “My Fair Lady” and “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind”.