Meg Tilly Biography, Age, Children, Net Worth, Movies, The Big Chill

Meg Tilly Biography

Meg Tilly, born  Margaret Elizabeth Chan, as her real name, is a Canadian-American actress and novelist. She is known for winning Golden Globe Award which made her be nominated for the Academy Award for the Best Supporting Actress. She has written six novels, including Porcupine (2007), a finalist for the Sheila A.

Meg Tilly Age

She was born on February 14, 1960, in Long Beach, California United States. she is 59 years old as of 2019.

Meg Tilly Family| Meg Tilly Sister

Tilly is the daughter of Patricia Ann (née Tilly), Canadian teacher descent from Irish and Finnish, and a businessman Harry Chan a Chinese American. She was later raised by a stepfather John Ward after her parent’s divorce. Tilly has an elder sister by the name Jennifer Tilly who is an actress.

Meg Tilly Marriage

She married her first husband Tim Zinnemann, an American film producer and son of film director Fred Zinnemann in 1983 whom they had two children Emily and David and later divorced in 1989. Tilly later got into a 5 years relationship with Colin Firth a British actor, to whom they had a son William. later in 1994, the relationship came to an end.

She married her second husband, John Calley, an American film studio executive and producer, where the marriage ended in divorce in 2002. Tilly is currently married to her third husband Don Calame an author whom they met during a writing seminar in Big Sur, California.

Meg Tilly And Colin Firth

She was in a five years relationship with the British actor Colin Firth whom she met during the filming of Valmont. The relationship ended in 1994 but produced fruits, a son by the name William.

Meg Tilly Children.

Tilly has three children one daughter Emily born in 1984 as the eldest. Followed by David born in 1986 and the younger one William “will” born in 1990.


Meg Tilly Career


She was doing dancing, after which she was forced to give up because of complications stemming from her back injury, She made her television appearance, in the 1981 half-hour drama The Trouble with Grandpa, co-starring Elisha Cook Jr. After playing a prostitute in a second-season episode of Hill Street Blues, she appeared in her first starring role in the 1982 coming-of-age adventure film Tex with Matt Dillon.

Tilly landed the acclaimed, title role in Norman Jewison’s Agnes of God, appearing with Jane Fonda and Anne Bancroft in 1985. Playing the role of a novitiate nun who confesses her involvement in a virgin conception, Tilly “portrayed a magnificent portrayal of a tormented young woman experiencing the ultimate crisis of faith”. she critically praised performance earned her an Academy Award nomination and a Golden Globe Award.

She was also the first choice for the role of Constanze Mozart in Miloš Forman’s film Amadeus, having received amazing appraisals of her rehearsal work by both her would-be costar Tom Hulce and director Forman.


The actor is the author of six published novels. In 1994, Tilly’s first novel Singing Songs was published by Dutton to generally positive reviews. Donna Rifkind from Publishers Weekly called the book “an impressive first novel”, and the New York Times Book Review praised her for “the remarkable coherence and clarity” of Anna’s narrative voice. The book is about a young girl and her sisters living in the Northwest who are molested by their stepfather.

She is the author of her second novel Gemma which was published in 2006 by the Syren Book Company. and picked up by St. Martin’s Press in 2010. The book is about a twelve-year-old girl who is kidnapped and taken on a cross-country journey in which she is physically and sexually abused by her captor.

She has her third novel Porcupine which was published in 2007 by Tundra Books. The book is about a twelve-year-old girl, Jacqueline “Jack” Cooper, whose life is shattered by the death of her father by friendly fire in the War in Afghanistan. where Porcupine was a finalist for the Sheila A. Egoff Children’s Literature Prize, shortlisted for The Canadian Libraries Association Best Children’s Book 2008, Foreword Magazine Book of the Year and was an Ontario Library Best Bets 2008.

Tilly’s, fourth novel which, for the First Time was published in 2008 by Orca Book Publishers. The novel is all about a sixteen-year-old who is molested and physically abused by her mother’s boyfriend and must deal with the trauma alone without the help of her mother or best friend. the novel was a 2009 Golden Eagle Award Nominee, a 2009 YALSA Quick Picks and 2010 CCBC Best Books.

Tilly’s second last novel, A Taste of Heaven published in 2013 by Puffin Books. its all about A departure from the darker themes of her previous work, the novel is about two young girls who become friends who experience the “comical, sometimes bittersweet and melodramatic trials and tribulations of tweenhood”. One reviewer wrote The writer paints an insightful, memorable portrait of the ups and downs of friendship and the unwavering bonds of family, delving into age-old issues of honesty, trust, and loyalty.
Her latest and final novel, Behind The Scenes, was published in 2014 by Puffin Book.

Meg Tilly Net Worth

She has an estimated net worth of $3 million dollars.

Meg Tilly Movies | Films

2017-1990 Movies

2017 War Machine
2016 Antibirth
2014 Bomb Girls: Facing the Enemy
2012–13 Bomb Girls
2010 Caprica
1995 Journey
1994 Winnetka Road
1994 Sleep with Me
1994 Primal Secrets
1993 Road to Avonlea
1993 Body Snatchers
1993 Fallen Angels
1992 Leaving Normal
1990 In the Best Interest of the Child
1990 The Two Jakes

1989-1980 Movies
1989 Nightmare Classics
1989 Valmont
1988 Masquerade
1988 The Girl in a Swing
1986 Off Beat
1985 Agnes of God
1984 Impulse
1983 One Dark Night
1983 Psycho II
1983 The Big Chill
1982 Hill Street Blues
1982 Tex
1981 The Trouble with Grandpa
1980 Fame

Meg Tilly The Big Chill

She stared in the film The Chill an American Comedy-drama film