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Margaret Elizabeth Chan was born on 14 February 1960, in Long Beach, California USA, of Finnish, Irish (mother) and Cantonese (father) decent. Meg is a novelist and actress, best known for being part of the film “Agnes of God” which got her an Academy Award nomination as well as a Golden Globe Award. All of her efforts have helped put her net worth to where it is today.
How rich is Meg Tilly? As of early-2017, sources inform us of a net worth that is at $3 million, mostly earned through success in both writing and acting. She’s written six novels including the Sheila A. Egoff Children’s Literature Prize finalist “Porcupine”. As she continues her career it is expected that her wealth will increase.
Meg Tilly Net Worth $3 million
Tilly attended Esquimalt High School in British Columbia, and after matriculating moved to the United States to pursue a career in dance. She studied on a scholarship in New York City, and then joined the Connecticut Ballet Company. She made her debut in the musical drama “Fame” which was released in 1980, however, a back injury stopped her career in dance.
She then moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in acting, making her debut a year later in the drama “The Trouble with Grandpa”. She then made an appearance in the second season of “Hill Street Blues” before getting her first starring role in “Tex” which stars Matt Dillon. In 1983, she continued her rise to prominence with the films “Psycho II” and “The Big Chill” which got several Academy Award nominations. Her net worth was starting to rise at this point.
In 1985, she was cast in the film “Agnes of God” which earned her a Golden Globe Award. In the late 1980s, she appeared in “Valmont” and “The Two Jakes”. In 1993, she starred in the horror film “Body Snatchers”, but would then stop acting for the next 15 years after sustaining an injury while playing soccer. She returned in 2010 in an episode of “Caprica”, and then became part of the six part “Bomb Girls” which won her several awards.
Aside from acting, Meg started publishing novels beginning with 1994’s “Singing Songs”; the book earned good reviews and was praised by numerous critics. Her second novel would come 12 years later in “Gemma” which is about a 12 year old girl who is kidnapped and abused. In 2007, she then published “Porcupine” which would earn numerous honors, about a girl who experiences a life shattering event when her father died through friendly fire in Afghanistan. It gained a lot of popularity and helped her net worth rise considerably. She followed this up with the novel “First Time” which would again earn several honors. In 2013, she released her fifth novel entitled “A Taste of Heaven” which had a very different theme compared to Tilly’s previous books, tackling friendship, family, and other issues. The book would win several awards including the 2014/2015 Chocolate Lilly Award. One of her latest writings is the novel, “Behind the Scenes” published in 2014.
For her personal life, it is known that Meg married Tim Zinnemann in 1983 and they had two children, but the marriage ended in 1989. She then had a relationship with actor Colin Firth which lasted for five years, and they had a son. In 1995, she married studio executive John Calley but their marriage also ended in divorce, in 2002. In the same year she married author Don Calame, and they currently reside in Toronto.