Theresa Tilly


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Theresa Tilly made a monstrous feature film debut as Shelly in Sam Raimi's influential classic, The Evil Dead (1981). After working as a stand-up comedian in her hometown of Detroit, she set her sights on acclaimed improv comedy troupe The Second City Chicago. Her work there earned her a role on a sketch comedy pilot called YouTV, co-starring ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Evil Dead Shelly
(1981)
Oz the Great and Powerful Quadling Seamstress
(2013)
Back in the Day Mrs. Miller
(2014)
(2022)

Filmography

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  Abigail (completed)
Abigail
  In Her Wake (Short) (completed)
Barbara
 2022 Evil Dead: The Game (Video Game)
Shelly / Tanya (voice)
 2022 The Prototype
Jenna
 2017 Conversations in L.A. (TV Series)
Marion
- Therapy (2017) ... Marion
 2016 American Fable
Anna Winters
 2015 My Error (Short)
The Mother (voice)
 2014/II Stomping Ground
Susan
 2014 Back in the Day
Mrs. Miller
 2013 Oz the Great and Powerful
Quadling Seamstress
 2011 Generation U (TV Movie)
Helen
 2011 Workshop (TV Series)
Sylvia
- Sparkle White Gum (2011) ... Sylvia
 2011/I Launch (Short)
Hal's Mom
 2009 Dangerous Women (TV Series)
Shelly
- That's Not Me (2009) ... Shelly
- No Refunds, No Autographs (2009) ... Shelly
- Slut (2009) ... Shelly
- Come with Us (2009) ... Shelly
- Take Your Book (2009) ... Shelly
 2007 Brutal Massacre: A Comedy
Waitress
 2006 Projectorhead (Short)
 2001 Six Feet Under (TV Series)
Mortuary Commerical Spokesperson
- Pilot (2001) ... Mortuary Commerical Spokesperson (voice, uncredited)
 1999 Family Law (TV Series)
Witness
- Decisions (1999) ... Witness
 1999 Ryan Caulfield: Year One (TV Series)
Real estate agent
- Pilot (1999) ... Real estate agent
 1998 Debutante (Short)
Nan's mother
 1990 Appearances (TV Movie)
 1981 Torro. Torro. Torro! (Short) (as T. Tilly)
 1981 The Evil Dead
Shelly (as Sarah York)
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T. Tilly | Sarah York
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Once performed as a back-up dancer for the Vegas singer Paul Lichricio and His Many Moods.

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