Meg Tilly Net Worth

Meg Tilly Net Worth is
$3 Million

Meg Tilly Biography

$3 Million: Meg Tilly (born Margaret Elizabeth Chan; February 14, 1960) is definitely a Canadian–American celebrity and novelist. On her behalf role in the 1985 film Agnes of God, she won a Golden World Award and was nominated for the Academy Award for Greatest Supporting Actress. The relationship produced two kids, Emily and David, and finished in divorce in 1989. On her behalf lead function in the tv screen series Bomb Young ladies (2012–13), she won a 2013 Leo Award. Tilly has created five novels, including Porcupine, that was a finalist for the Sheila A. Egoff Children’s Literature Prize. She actually is the sister of celebrity Jennifer Tilly. Tilly was created in Long Seaside, California, the girl of Patricia Ann (née Tilly), a Canadian schoolteacher, and businessman Harry Chan. Her dad was Chinese American, and her mom was of Finnish, Irish and First Countries descent. She was the 3rd of four kids. Her mother was wedded there to John Ward, who, relating to Meg Tilly, was a violent pedophile. Pursuing her parents’ divorce when she was three, she grew up by her mom and stepfather, John Ward, on rural Texada Island in British Columbia. Personal Existence: Tilly wedded her first spouse, Tim Zinnemann in 1983. After graduating from Esquimalt SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL in Victoria, British Columbia, Tilly left house and moved to america to pursue a profession as a specialist dancer. Her second relationship with John Calley also didn’t last long. She became a member of the Connecticut Ballet Business and later on toured with the worldwide Throne Dance Theatre in the past due 1970s. She landed a name part in Agnes of God. Tilly’s dance profession ended in 1979 whenever a dance partner dropped her in Pas de deux course, causing a significant back damage Meg Tilly net well worth: Meg Tilly is definitely a Canadian-American actress who includes a net well worth of $3 million dollars. Meg Tilly, also called Margaret Elizabeth Chan, was created in Long Seaside, California, and was raised in British Columbia. Tilly made an appearance in

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Quick Facts

Net Worth$3 Million
Date Of BirthFebruary 14, 1960
Height1.68 m
ProfessionNovelist, Actor
EducationEsquimalt High School
SpouseDon Calame (m. 2002), John Calley (m. 1995–2002), Tim Zinnemann (m. 1983–1989)
ChildrenWill Firth, David Zinnemann, Emily Zinnemann
ParentsHarry Chan, Patricia Tilly
SiblingsJennifer Tilly, Steve Tilly, Rebecca Tilly
PartnerColin Firth
AwardsGolden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture, Canadian Screen Awards - Shaw Media Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role
NominationsAcademy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role
MoviesValmont, The Big Chill, Psycho II, Agnes of God, Body Snatchers, The Two Jakes, Sleep with Me, One Dark Night, Masquerade, Leaving Normal, Antibirth, The Girl in a Swing, Fame, Off Beat, Primal Secrets, Tex, Impulse, War Machine, In The Best Interest Of The Child, The Trouble with Grandpa, Journey
TV ShowsBomb Girls, Road to Avonlea, Winnetka Road

Interesting Facts

1 Abandoned acting after Journey (1995) in order to focus on her family and her writings. She didn't act again until Caprica: Unvanquished (2010).
2 Younger sister, Becky, is a post-impressionist painter.
3 Ex-sister-in-law of Sam Simon.
4 Former daughter-in-law of Fred Zinnemann.
5 Was in consideration for the part of Mia Wallace in Pulp Fiction (1994) but Uma Thurman, who went on to receive a Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination for her performance, was cast instead.
6 Children from her marriage to Tim Zinnemann: Emily (b. 1984) and David (b. 1986).
7 Said that her worst film experience was working with Anthony Perkins in Psycho II (1983). Her best film experience was working with Norman Jewison, Jane Fonda and Anne Bancroft in Agnes of God (1985). Interestingly, both films resulted in Tilly being nominated for several awards, including a Golden Globe and an Oscar.
8 While filming One Dark Night (1982), she was incredibly uncomfortable in the actual mausoleum. Her reactions to her surroundings were often genuine. During the scenes where she was hysterical, she actually did throw herself into hysterics and it took her awhile after each take to calm herself down.
9 While older sister Jennifer Tilly has remained mum about the history of childhood sexual abuse in the family recently revealed by Meg (which included her stepfather and one of her mother's boyfriends), youngest sister Becky has corroborated her sister's revelations.
10 Her first fiction novel was "Singing Songs" (1994; Dutton Books) based on memories of her own childhood. Her second novel "Gemma" (2006; Syren Book Company), is a graphic, disturbing tale about child sexual abuse, which has prompted her to recently reveal her own true-life sexual abuse as a youngster growing up.
11 1995: Retired from acting and moved to British Columbia, Canada, to devote herself to writing and raising a family.
12 Her father was of Chinese descent and her mother had Irish and Finnish ancestry.
13 In high school, everyone called Jennifer, Meg, and their younger sister Becky the Three Musketeers.
14 Relationship with Colin Firth began while filming Milos Forman's Valmont (1989).
15 Was originally cast as Mozart's wife in Amadeus (1984), but had to leave after tearing a ligament in her leg during a soccer game with her children one day before her shooting started.
16 Younger sister of actress Jennifer Tilly and Steve Tilly.
17 Son, with Colin Firth, William Joseph Firth (b. 1990).


1 [on her Chinese heritage] Unfortunately, we were not raised to respect our Chinese history and tradition. My mother and father divorced in 1963, when I was three. My mother was quite bitter. She spoke very angrily about him and everything Chinese. If ever you did anything bad or selfish, it was "the Chinese coming out in you." We were told that we must never tell anyone that we were half Chinese, because if people knew they wouldn't let their children play with us... The difficult part was growing up, feeling like I had to reject and deny and turn my back on half of what I was. The wonderful part is, that is behind me now. Things are different... You didn't know I was Asian, because for many years, I had my mother's warnings echoing in my ears. I didn't tell anyone. I was grown, but still, I was scared. Thought it would limit me, the roles I would be offered. It wasn't until I was in my late twenties that I started to tell the people closest to me. When they didn't run in horror, I got braver and spoke of it more. What a relief it was to finally acknowledge all of me.
2 [re 30th anniversary reunion of The Big Chill (1983) cast in 2013] It's wonderful, I'm so happy they had the idea to bring us all together to do this. It's such a gift, I get to see everybody again and I haven't seen everybody in so long. To see their happy smiling faces, that was such a blessing, I'm really grateful.
3 [on her role in Bomb Girls (2012)] It wasn't just another job, stacking cans of tomatoes in a supermarket. I was building the bombs and the ammunition that my sons were using. If I built a faulty one, it might mean that they might die. There was a real sense that we needed to do the best job that we possibly can. At least for my character, it was vitally important. It was almost obsessive: that if she does her best she will keep her kids safe.
4 If you meet people who have been successful in Hollywood, or look at their photographs, you see a haunted look in their eyes. You sense a trapped feeling.
5 I'm not that fashion-conscious. A lot of time, when women are appearing to be so perfect, it's because they're a mess underneath.
6 I still have a problem with nuns. I follow them around like a kitten with a ball of yarn.
7 I really enjoy acting. At home I can't even finish a sentence, and here am I reading these wonderful lines. I think it must be every housewife's dream, to be an actress part-time.
8 [on her retirement from acting] Do I regret quitting? Absolutely not. It was one of the best decisions I ever made. I had the privilege of watching my children grow up. I was there for the joys and the sorrows, the challenging heartbreaking times as well as the giddy, exuberant triumphs. I would not have traded those years for anything in the world.


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Won Awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2013 Canadian Screen Award Canadian Screen Awards, CA Best Performance by an Actress in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role Bomb Girls (2012)
2012 Leo Leo Awards Best Lead Performance by a Female in a Dramatic Series Bomb Girls (2012)
1986 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture Agnes of God (1985)

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014 ACTRA Toronto Award ACTRA Awards Outstanding Performance - Female Bomb Girls (2012)
2014 Canadian Screen Award Canadian Screen Awards, CA Best Performance by an Actress in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role Bomb Girls (2012)
2013 Golden Nymph Monte-Carlo TV Festival Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series Bomb Girls (2012)
2012 Golden Nymph Monte-Carlo TV Festival Outstanding Actress in a Mini-Series Bomb Girls (2012)
1986 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Actress in a Supporting Role Agnes of God (1985)
1984 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Supporting Actress Psycho II (1983)



War Machine 2017 Jeannie McMahon
Antibirth 2016 Lorna
Bomb Girls: Facing the Enemy 2014 TV Movie Lorna Corbett
Bomb Girls 2012-2013 TV Series Lorna Corbett
Caprica 2010 TV Series Mother
Journey 1995 TV Movie Min
Trick of the Eye 1994 TV Movie Faith Crowell
Sleep with Me 1994 Sarah
Winnetka Road 1994 TV Series George Grace
Fallen Angels 1993 TV Series Lois Weldon
Body Snatchers 1993 Carol Malone
Avonlea 1993 TV Series Evelyn Grier
Leaving Normal 1992 Marianne
The Two Jakes 1990 Kitty Berman
In the Best Interest of the Child 1990 TV Movie Jennifer Colton
Valmont 1989 Madame de Tourvel
Nightmare Classics 1989 TV Series Carmilla
The Girl in a Swing 1988 Karin
Masquerade 1988 Olivia Lawrence
Off Beat 1986 Rachel Wareham
Agnes of God 1985 Sister Agnes
Impulse 1984 Jennifer
The Big Chill 1983 Chloe
Psycho II 1983 Mary Loomis
Tex 1982 Jamie Collins
Hill Street Blues 1982 TV Series Hooker
One Dark Night 1982 Julie Wells
Insight 1981 TV Series Dorie
Fame 1980 Principal Dancer


Winnetka Road 1994 TV Series 1 episode


Home & Family 2017 TV Series Herself
The Big Chill: Thirtieth Anniversary Q&A 2014 Video short Herself
The 38th Annual Gracie Awards 2013 TV Special Herself
The Hour 2011-2013 TV Series Herself
Revealed 2013 TV Series Herself
The View 2006 TV Series Herself
The Big Chill: A Reunion 1999 Video documentary Herself
The 55th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1998 TV Special Herself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 1994 TV Series Herself
Today 1994 TV Series Herself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1994 TV Series Herself
Hour Magazine 1988 TV Series Herself
The 58th Annual Academy Awards 1986 TV Special Herself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Supporting Role
The 43rd Annual Golden Globe Awards 1986 TV Special Herself - Winner: Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

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