Jennifer Tilly - an actress
Jennifer Tilly is a famous American actress & successful gambler that was born in LA, California in 1958. Since 1983 she has got small roles in different movies and TV shows. The one that really brought her up to stars was The Fabulous Baker Boys picture. She got the Academy Award nomination of Best Supporting Actress due to Bullets Over Broadway by Woody Allen. Then she appeared in Liar Liar with Jim Carrey and in Bound with G. Gershon. She also takes part in voicing Bonnie Swanson in Family Guy.
It could be quite interesting debates considering the issue in what field Jennifer Tilly is more successful: as actress or poker player. This young very good-looking woman has a special nickname in gambling world as well as every respected player and it is - Unabombshell. Her boyfriend, Phil Laak is a professional poker player and has a nick of Unabomber.
In June 2005 Jennifer has participated together with famous poker babe Erica Schoenberg in Ladies' No-Limit Texas Holdem and won a bracelet of World Series of Poker and approximately $160.000 over smarted 600 card players. In the same year she did her best at Bicycle Casino, LA, and won Ladies Tournament treated as the 3rd World Poker Tour.
Taking into consideration Game Show Network she appeared in series of Poker Royale as well as the Poker Superstars' 3rd season where dropped out in preliminary part. The actress also took part in Celebrity Poker Showdown in 2006. However, Ida Siconolfi, talented online poker player, knocked her out to the 3rd place.
Jennifer Tilly's activity is mostly in celebrity style than in poker pro's. Thus, in 2007 she has appeared with Phil Laak in the video game World Series of Poker, released by Activision. Earlier she confessed that poker in her life was more for pursuing than for acting. And in 2008 Tilly made an announcement about the retirement from gambling career. Bluff Magazine showed her column where the celebrity admitted that poker can become her hobby since that time instead of the career. However, no matter if it is an addiction or for some other reason she has recommenced her gambling activity since this year. Her winnings for 2010 are already over $600.000.