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  • Appeared in an episode of Cheers, where Frasier proposes to her character after one date.
  • In 1989, she got her first big role in The Fabulous Baker Boys, playing a singing waitress, performing a rendition of "The Candy Man."
  • Woody Allen directed her to continuously talk, even when in the background, for her Oscar-nominated role in 1994's Bullets Over Broadway. 
  • Has a recurring part in the Child's Play horror/comedy franchise, as Chucky's girlfriend Tiffany.
  • Won the ladies no-limit Texas Hold 'Em tournament at the World Series of Poker in 2005.
  • In December 2008, announced her retirement from the poker circuit as a career, but continued to play in numerous tournaments thereafter.


  • 1994, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role: Nominee


  • Patricia Tilly — Mother
  • Harry Chan — Father
  • Sam Simon — Ex-husband
  • Rebecca Tilly — Sister
  • Meg Tilly — Sister
  • Phil Laak — Significant Other


  • Stephens College, Columbia, MO

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  • Birth Name: Jennifer Elizabeth Chan
  • Birth Place: Harbor City, CA
  • Birthday: September 16, 1958, Virgo
  • Profession: Actor

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