Exclusive: Modern Family Grabs Jennifer Tilly

One of the big screen’s go-to femme fatales, Jennifer Tilly, has scored a hot date with ABC’s Modern Family, TVLine has learned.

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In an upcoming Season 3 episode, Chazz Palminteri (The Usual Suspects) will reprise his role of Shorty, the longtime pal of Jay’s who during Season 1 Mitchell incorrectly pegged as gay. Well, not only is Shorty straight, but he’s dating a vivacious brunette vixen, to be played by Tilly.

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Famous (and infamous) for her roles in such film fare as Bound and Bride of Chucky, Tilly’s TV credits include the voice of Family Guy‘s Bonnie, plus on-camera appearances in a July episode of Drop Dead Diva and a 2010 CSI.

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  1. Rachel says:

    They were costars in Bullets Over Broadway.

  2. Jesse says:

    Bullets Over Broadway reunion! Awesome!

    (Plus, who doesn’t love Jennifer Tilly?!)

  3. Hillz says:

    Haha! His character killed her character in Bullets over Broadway! I love Jennifer Tilly!

  4. Steve says:

    Jennifer Tilly is one of the big screens go-to femme fatales? Yikes. There are some bad movies out there these days, but not that bad. I love how all the writers on here suck up to everyone that might be remotely famous as being amazing. Just give us spoilers.

  5. Bud says:

    Ty Burrell and Jennifer Tilly co-starred together in CBS’ one-season sitcom, “Out of Practice.” In 2005-06, Tilly played the girlfriend of Burrell’s father (Henry Winkler) on the show. The comedy series was getting better and funnier when CBS pulled the plug. I liked that show.

  6. Liz says:

    I think she played in Valmont, with Colin Firth, and they have a son together.