About Jennifer Tilly
Jennifer Tilly is an American actress and Professional Poker player and the older sister of actress Meg Tilly. Tilly is a World Series of Poker Ladies Event bracelet winner, one of the first celebrities to win a World Series Tournament.
Tilly shot to fame when she received an Academy Award nomination for her role in Woody Allen’s 1994 film Bullet over Broadway. She received further accolades when nominated for a Saturn Award and MTV Award for her role in the Wachowskis Bound. Tilly also starred in Liar Liar, Stuart Little, Monsters Inc, The Haunted Mansion and many more films. She also has stage credits; all-round Jennifer Tilly is a success story.
Jennifer’s father was a gambler and poker player and gave her the World Series of Poker Video game. When she moved to Hollywood, she was taught the real game by her boyfriend. In 2005 she won he WOSP Bracelet and $158 625 in the Ladies No-Limit Texas Hold-em event beating 600 other players. In September 2005 she won the third World Poker Tour Ladies Invitational and appeared on GSN Poker Royale series and the Poker After Dark Show.
When playing poker on television, she wears low cut shirts with push up bras but admits nobody is looking at that air because all they care about is a pair of Aces. She also appears in the WOSP Tournament of Champions 2007 video game and her boyfriend, Phil Laak.
Tilly loves poker and knows greatness in poker is an elusive dream as there are too many variants and she believes treating poker as a hobby and less like a career has helped her find the right balance and not become addicted to the game. As of June 2017, her live tournament winnings exceeded $992 000.