Meg Tilly

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Biography

  • Birth Name: Margaret Elizabeth Chan
  • Birth Place: Long Beach, CA
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 02/14/1960, Aquarius
  • Profession: Actor; writer
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Meg Tilly Fast Facts:
  • Took up ballet during her teens.
  • Moved to New York City after high school to pursue a career in dance, eventually joining the Connecticut Ballet Company. She also danced with the Throne Dance Theatre. 
  • Fractured her back when her partner in a dance class dropped her. The injury ended her ballet dreams.
  • Convinced by her sister Jennifer to pursue an acting career.
  • Her first play in L.A. (The Girl on the Via Flamina) turned out to be costar Sean Penn's first, as well.
  • Left acting during her 30s to raise her three children.
  • Writes novels for adults and young adults.
  • Met her husband, fellow writer Don Calame, in a writing workshop.
  • Meg Tilly Relationships:
  • Patricia Ann Tilly - Mother
  • Jennifer Tilly - Sister
  • John Ward - Stepfather
  • Rebecca - Sister
  • Don Calame - Husband
  • William Firth - Son
  • David - Son
  • John Calley - Ex-husband
  • Steve Chan - Brother
  • Harry Chan - Father
  • Colin Firth - Ex-significant Other
  • Tim Zinnemann - Ex-husband
  • Emily - Daughter
  • Meg Tilly Awards:
  • 1985 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role - Nominee
  • 1986 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture - Winner

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