Jennifer Tilly Climbs On Board MODERN FAMILY

Feisty actress Jennifer Tilly of Monsters Inc. and more will be guest starring in this season of MODERN FAMILY. Tilly, according to reports from TV Line, will be appearing as the “vivacious brunette vixen” of Jay’s (Ed O’Neil) long time friend Shorty (Chazz Palminteri). Previously seen in season one, Shorty (as pointed out by TV Line) is the character “Mitchell incorrectly pegged as gay.” Tilly nabbing the role of his girlfriend should clear up matters even more for the Modern Family crew. Her appearance should also make for an interesting episode alongside Gloria (Sofia Vergara). Two divas sharing the spotlight should heat things up.

Jennifer Tilly, who should be guest starring in an unknown episode this year, has recently appeared in Drop Dead Diva in the role of Ginny, as well as CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, The Cleveland Show, Out of Practice and Frasier. Tilly has also been the voice of Bonnie Swanson for more than a decade on Family Guy. The actress’ other credits include a slew of movie roles, Bart Got a Room, Seed of Chucky, Love on the Side and more.

Modern Family airs Wednesdays at 9 pm est on the ABC Network. Are you excited to see the return of Shorty and his new girlfriend Jennifer Tilly?