Jennifer Tilly is a Canadian actress as well as a professional poker player. She was born in America and is the actress Meg Tilly’s elder sister. She was born in the Las Vegas’ community of Harbor city. Her birth name was Jennifer E. Chan. Tilly’s mother belong to a Finnish, Irish, indigenous American lineage, while her father was of Chinese American lineage. Tilly acted in tiny roles and later in major roles in movies like “No small affair”, “High Spirits”, “Made in America”, and “Return to Babylon”. Apart from her acting sills, Tilly honed her poker skills and made her entry into the Poker arena.
She clinched the World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet and the Ladies’ No-Limit Texas Holdem contest on Jun 27, 2005, outsmarting six hundred other participants. Tilly continued her accomplishment by succeeding at the 3rd WPT (World Poker Tour) conducted at Los Angeles’ Bicycle casino, on Sep 1, 2005. She also made her appearance in the GSN Poker Royale sequence. Tilly made her appearance in the Poker Superstars’ 3rd season; however in the first round, she was expelled. Tilly also participated in the Celebrity Poker Showdown that was broadcasted in the American cable channel, Bravo. Ida Siconolfi, the online poker champion of Bravo hammered her out in the 3rd place, whilst Tilly’s A♣ K♥ was unsuccessful to recover against the K♣ K♠ starting hands of Ida.
Tilly also made her appearance in the 2007 version video game of World Series of Poker Tournament of Champions together with Phil Lake, her boyfriend, which Activision made public in the 2007 year.
A look into the poker results of Jennifer Tilly
Tilly took part in the No limit Hold’em Event no:19 of the WPT Event Season 6 / LA Poker Classic held in February 12, 2008 and secured the 13th slot and earned a prize money of $2,990. Tilly was successful in clinching the first position in the No Limit Hold’em of WPT season 6 in the Bellagio cup VI conducted on July 9, 2010 and earned prize money of $124,455.
In the 2011 Venetian Deep Stack Extravaganza III, Tilly got the 34th position and earned prize money of $12,253. She secured the 2005th slot in the Event no: 56 in the WSOP No limit Hold’em of the 43rd WSOP (World Series of Poker) held in July2, 2012, and earned a prize money of $3,324.
In a 2005 TV interview, Tilly said rather than her acting she was very keen to concentrate on her poker career. However, in Dec 2008, she declared her retirement from poker. In her Bluff magazine’s monthly column, she said she adore poker, however the magnitude in Poker is an intangible vision. There are several modifications. She said she has not completely giving up poker. On Jan 2010, Tilly continued her poker career.
Tilly’s earnings as on 2012 July, surpassed $590,000.