Meg Tilly (born February 14, 1960) is a Canadian–American actress and novelist. For her role in the 1985 film Agnes of God, she won a Golden Globe Award and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Her other film roles include Psycho II (1983), The Big Chill (1983), Masquerade (1988), and Valmont (1989). For her lead role in the television series Bomb Girls (2012–13), she won a 2013 Leo Award. Tilly has written five novels, including Porcupine, which was a finalist for the Sheila A. Egoff Children's Literature Prize. She is the sister of actress Jennifer Tilly.
Tilly was born in Long Beach, California, the daughter of Patricia Ann (née Tilly), a Canadian schoolteacher, and businessman Harry Chan. Her father was Chinese American, and her mother was of Irish, Finnish and First Nations descent. She was the third of four children. She has a brother, Steve, and two sisters, Rebecca and actress Jennifer.
Following her parents' divorce when she was three, she was raised by her mother and stepfather, John Ward, on rural Texada Island in British Columbia. She later claimed that Ward was a violent pedophile, At the age of 12, Tilly started taking dance lessons, in part to avoid her stepfather, and in a few years had developed into a gifted ballerina...
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