One name that women don’t often associate with poker, but the men do is Jennifer Tilly. Now, she has quite the history that astounds too many people. One of the things that she is known for is being a professional actress. However, many also know her for the avid poker player that she is which makes her one of the best professional poker players of her day and age.
She was born on September 16, 1958 in Las Angeles, California. She is said to have brought Hollywood stardom into poker because of her job as an aspiring actress. She was a part of the Ladies No Limit Texas Hold’em World Series of Poker event that took place in 2005. There, she won the title as being the best in her league. She had to beat six hundred women in the league and that she did. This was one bracelet many never thought would adorn this knockout’s wrist, but don’t let that fool you.
Many thought she was going to be a one time fluke like many others. However, she was able to pull it off again. It was on September 1, 2005 that she won another AbsolutePoker.net tournament. This was the World Poker Tour Ladies Invitational Tournament which took place in the Bicycle Casino in Los Angeles. What really set her to be one of the best was that she was the first celebrity who wasn’t a non player to win a bracelet.
To keep things going strong, now, Tilly only dates her kind. She is dating the poker pro whose name at the table is no other than the Unabomber. That is why many call her the Unabombshell. The Unabomber is one lucky man to have this lady.
Even when she wasn’t playing poker, she was still remaining as number one in the acting industry. What do we mean by this? Well, Jennifer Tilly was on a Broadway production. She was also in a number of roles on some very well noted movies that many of you probably have seen. These include: The Bride of Chucky, Liar Liar, as well as many others. She has been nominated for a number of awards and has only won a few times, but that doesn’t keep this lady down. She has gone on to be one impressive women of her time and many can understand why. You would know her breakthrough movie of 1989 titled The Fabulous Baker Boys.
We all know that she has amazed many at the tables. Now she has come on many men’s’ minds as she was ranked as one of the twenty five sexiest women in the year 1995 in the Celebrity Sleuth. She has had so much luck that when asked what she would rather do more as she has done some great things in both acting and poker playing, she will flat out tell you that she would rather take up poker than acting. That’s the poker spirit to have and many could benefit from having this sort of spirit as well.