Birthday: November 22, 1958
Famous: Quotes By Jamie Lee Curtis Jewish Actresses
Also Known As: Lady Haden-Guest
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Age: 59 Years, 59 Year Old Females
Born In: Santa Monica, California, U.S.
Famous As: Actress, Author
Height: 1.7 M
Spouse/Ex-: Christopher Guest
Father: Tony Curtis
Mother: Janet Leigh
Siblings: Alexandra Curtis, Allegra Curtis, Ben Curtis, Kelly Curtis, Nicholas Curtis
Children: Annie Guest, Thomas Guest
Net Worth: $35 Million As Of Jun 3, 2016
Jamie Lee Curtis is an American big screen and television actress and also a writer. She came to formally known as Baroness, ‘Lady Haden-Guest’ following her husband’s inheritance of the Barony. Her debut film ‘Halloween’ where she essayed the role of Laurie Strode was a hit and establishing her as a noted actress in the horror genre. Eventually, her remarkable performance in the film landed her other films in the genre including ‘Terror Train’, ‘The Fog’, ‘Roadgames’ and ‘Halloween II’. She earned the title of ‘scream queen’ for her characterisations in horror films. Later she excelled in the comedy genre with equal success and received favourable reviews which established her as a versatile actress. Some of her finest comedy films are ‘Trading Places’, “A Fish Called Wanda’ and ‘True Lies’. Her noted work on television includes series such as ‘Operation Petticoat’, ‘Anything But Love’, ‘NCIS’ and ‘New Girl’. She has done several television movies starting from ‘She's in the Army Now’ and moving on with ‘The Heidi Chronicles’, ‘Nicholas' Gift’ and ‘Only Human’. At present she plays Dean Cathy Munsch, the lead role in the series ‘Scream Queens’ that is aired on ‘FOX’. She has authored many children’s books including ‘When I Was Little: A Four-Year-Old's Memoir of Her Youth’ and ‘Today I Feel Silly and Other Moods That Make My Day’ that not only received critical acclaim but also won over the readers. Jamie Lee Curtis has bagged several awards including the ‘BAFTA Award’, ‘Golden Globe Award’, ‘Saturn Award’ and ‘American Comedy Award’.
Childhood & Early Life
Jamie Lee Curtis was born on On November 22, 1958, in Santa Monica, California, to Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh. Both her parents were screen legends who got divorced in 1962.
Actress Kelly Curtis is her older sister. Her other half-siblings were from her father’s side.
She studied at the all-girl’s ‘Westlake School’ (presently ‘Harvard-Westlake School’) in Los Angeles and remained a cheerleader in the school along with Gigi Garner who went on to become a film producer. Thereafter, Jamie Lee Curtis attended the ‘Beverly Hills High School’.
In 1976, she completed her graduation from ‘Choate Rosemary Hall’, Connecticut. Following her graduation she enrolled in the ‘University of the Pacific’ located at Stockton in California. She wanted to take social work as her major but after a semester she dropped out to pursue acting.
She started her acting career in television doing single episodes in series like ‘Columbo’ (1977), ‘The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries’ (1977) and ‘Charlie's Angels’ (1978).
In 1978, she essayed Lt. Barbara Duran, a nurse in a 23 episodes military comedy ‘Operation Petticoat’ based on a 1959 movie that featured his father Tony Curtis. The same year she made her debut with the classic horror film ‘Halloween’ which went on to become a major hit and deemed to have garnered maximum profit as an independent film during that period.
Her portrayal of Laurie Strode in ‘Halloween’ earned her accolades and fetched her several other horror films for the next couple of years. These films include ‘The Fog’, ‘Terror Train’ and ‘Prom Night’ in 1980 and ‘Roadgames’ and ‘Halloween II’ in 1981. Her popularity in the genre tagged her as the ‘scream queen’.
During the 1980s she made several television movies like ‘She's in the Army Now’ (1981), ‘Money on the Side’ (1982) and ‘As Summers Die’ (1986).
On a more versatile move, she switched from the horror genre and played Ophelia in the 1983 film ‘Trading Places’ that reflected her comic talents. The film won her ‘BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role’ and propelled her career ahead to the next level.
She was successful in shedding off her horror starlet image and embarked on different projects that got her mixed reviews. She starred in ‘Love Letters’, ‘The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension’ and ‘Grandview, U.S.A.’ in 1984. In 1985, she starred in ‘Perfect’ opposite John Travolta. Her movies ‘A Man in Love’, and ‘Amazing Grace and Chuck’ were released in 1987 and ‘Dominick and Eugene’ in 1988.
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