Meg Tilly (born February 14, 1960) is an Oscar-nominated Canadian-American actress and published novelist. She is the younger sister of actress and poker player Jennifer Tilly. Tilly, the third of four children, was born Margaret Elizabeth Chan in Long Beach, California, the daughter of Patricia (nee Tilly), a Canadian schoolteacher, and businessman Harry Chan. Tilly's father was Chinese American, and her mother was of Irish, Finnish, and First Nations descent. 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 graduated from Esquimalt High School in Victoria, British Columbia. She has a brother, Steve, and two sisters, Rebecca and Jennifer.
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