Date of Birth : Feb 14th 1960
Academy Award-nominated Canadian actress, Broadway stage dancer and ballerina. As a teen, she was involved with the Connecticut Ballet Company, as well as the Throne Dance Theatre, and made her screen debut with Alan Parker’s Fame in 1980.
After a serious back injury forced her to give up dance she became an actress. She appeared in films such as The Big Chill and Psycho II before her acclaimed title role in Agnes of God, for which she was nominated for an Oscar and won a Golden Globe. Tilly later appeared in Valmont, The Two Jakes with Jack Nicholson and Leaving Normal, as well as Body Snatchers.
Tilly was the first choice for the role of Constanze Mozart in Milos Forman’s film Amadeus, having received glowing appraisals of her rehearsal work by both her would-be costar Tom Hulce and director Forman. However, she sustained a serious leg injury playing soccer with some local children and was forced to drop out. The role later went to Elizabeth Berridge.