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April 13th, 2012 8:37am EDT

Jennifer Tilly

Jennifer Tilly supplements her income by playing high-stakes poker games, revealing she often walks away with massive earnings.
 
The star first began studying the cards in 2004 and she tried her hand at becoming a professional gambler for several years.
 
She tells the New York Post, "Eight years ago I grew obsessed and became one of the best ever. I didn't want to be a dilettante. I read the books. I went in full-steam."
 
But she gave up her hobby at the request of her boyfriend, professional poker player Phil Laak: "He tried to dissuade me because it's a seedy gritty world. Listen, I've played 'til four in the morning. I've played with a half million dollars on the table."
 
Tilly now only plays occasionally, but she can still make a killing if she sets her mind to it.
 
She adds, "I won $100,000 in Vegas, which buys furniture for my beach house. That takes nerves. You can't think if I'm wrong I'll blow $30,000. You must disassociate yourself. Can't look at it as money."

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