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.

Comments (7)

  • They were costars in Bullets Over Broadway.

    Comment by Rachel – September 28, 2011 01:16 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Bullets Over Broadway reunion! Awesome!

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

    Comment by Jesse – September 28, 2011 02:27 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Haha! His character killed her character in Bullets over Broadway! I love Jennifer Tilly!

    Comment by Hillz – September 28, 2011 05:59 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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.

    Comment by Steve – September 28, 2011 10:00 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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.

    Comment by Bud – September 28, 2011 11:38 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I think she played in Valmont, with Colin Firth, and they have a son together.

    Comment by Liz – September 29, 2011 12:19 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • That’s Meg Tilly…

      Comment by orhan – September 29, 2011 05:15 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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