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Jennifer Jason Leigh

Born: 1962

Biography

Jennifer Jason Leigh (born Jennifer Leigh Morrow; February 5, 1962) is an American actress and producer. She began her career on television during the 1970s before making her film breakthrough as Stacy Hamilton in Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982). She later received critical praise for her performances in Last Exit to Brooklyn (1989), Miami Blues (1990), Backdraft (1991), Single White Female (1992), and Short Cuts (1993). Leigh was nominated for a Golden Globe for her portrayal of Dorothy Parker in Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle (1994). She starred in a 1995 film written by her mother, screenwriter Barbara Turner, titled Georgia. In 2001, she co-wrote and co-directed a film with Alan Cumming titled The Anniversary Party. In 2002, Leigh appeared in the neo-noir crime drama film Road to Perdition. In 2007, she starred in the family drama film Margot at the Wedding. She had a recurring role on the Showtime comedy-drama series Weeds as Jill Price-Gray. In 2015, she received critical acclaim for her voice work as Lisa in Charlie Kaufman's Anomalisa, and for her role as Daisy Domergue in Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight, for which she was nominated for the Golden Globe and Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. From 2017 to 2021, she starred in the Netflix comedy-drama series Atypical. Leigh starred in the science-fiction horror films, Annihilation (2018) and Possessor (2020). For her stage work, Leigh was nominated for a Drama Desk award for her off-Broadway performance as Beverly Moss in Mike Leigh's Abigail's Party. Her Broadway debut occurred in 1998, when she became the replacement for the role of Sally Bowles in the musical Cabaret. Description above from the Wikipedia article Jennifer Jason Leigh, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.
Known For Acting
Gender Female
Place of Birth Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA

Resources

Movies

Short Cuts

Lois Kaiser in Short Cuts

eXistenZ

Allegra Geller in eXistenZ

Backdraft

Jennifer Vaitkus in Backdraft

The King Is Alive

Gina in The King Is Alive

Road to Perdition

Annie Sullivan in Road to Perdition

The Machinist

Stevie in The Machinist

In the Cut

Pauline in In the Cut

Synecdoche, New York

Maria in Synecdoche, New York

Rush

Kristen Cates in Rush

Kansas City

Blondie O'Hara in Kansas City

Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle

Dorothy Parker in Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle

Wrong Is Right

Young Girl in Wrong Is Right

The Hudsucker Proxy

Amy Archer in The Hudsucker Proxy

Dolores Claiborne

Selena St. George in Dolores Claiborne

The Anniversary Party

Sally Nash Therrian in The Anniversary Party

The Hitcher

Nash in The Hitcher

Single White Female

Hedra 'Hedy' Carlson in Single White Female

The Jacket

Dr. Beth Lorenson in The Jacket

Last Exit to Brooklyn

Tralala in Last Exit to Brooklyn

Flesh + Blood

Agnes in Flesh + Blood

Greenberg

Beth (Beller's Party) in Greenberg

Fast Times at Ridgemont High

Stacy Hamilton in Fast Times at Ridgemont High

Skipped Parts

Lydia Callahan in Skipped Parts

Margot at the Wedding

Pauline in Margot at the Wedding

Childstar

Suzanne in Childstar

Miami Blues

Susie Waggoner in Miami Blues

Buried Alive

Joanna Goodman in Buried Alive

Washington Square

Catherine Sloper in Washington Square

The Big Picture

Lydia Johnson in The Big Picture

A Thousand Acres

Caroline Cook in A Thousand Acres

Easy Money

Allison Capuletti in Easy Money

The Quickie

Lisa in The Quickie

Thanks of a Grateful Nation

Teri Small in Thanks of a Grateful Nation

Grandview, U.S.A.

Candy Webster in Grandview, U.S.A.

Crooked Hearts

Marriet Hoffman in Crooked Hearts

The Men's Club

Teensy in The Men's Club

The Love Letter

Lizzie Whitcomb in The Love Letter

Eyes of a Stranger

Tracy Harris in Eyes of a Stranger

Georgia

Sadie Flood in Georgia

Rag Tale

Mary Josephine 'MJ' Morton in Rag Tale

Under Cover

Tanille Laroux in Under Cover

Sister, Sister

Lucy Bonnard in Sister, Sister

Would You Kindly Direct Me to Hell?: The Infamous Dorothy Parker

in Would You Kindly Direct Me to Hell?: The Infamous Dorothy Parker

Girls of the White Orchid

Carol Heath in Girls of the White Orchid

The Killing of Randy Webster

Amy Wheeler in The Killing of Randy Webster

The Best Little Girl in the World

Casey Powell in The Best Little Girl in the World

Kill Your Darlings

Naomi Ginsberg in Kill Your Darlings

The Spectacular Now

Sara Keely in The Spectacular Now

Crossed Over

Karla Faye Tucker in Crossed Over

The Prom

Lana in The Prom

The Moment

Lee in The Moment

The First 100 Years: A Celebration of American Movies

Self in The First 100 Years: A Celebration of American Movies

Hey Arnold! The Movie

Bridget (voice) in Hey Arnold! The Movie

The First Time

Bonnie Dillon in The First Time

Amityville: The Awakening

Joan Walker in Amityville: The Awakening

Me

Kelly in Me

Jake Squared

Sheryl in Jake Squared

Heart of Midnight

Carol in Heart of Midnight

Palindromes

'Mark' Aviva in Palindromes

Hateship Loveship

Chloe in Hateship Loveship

Welcome to Me

Deb Moseley in Welcome to Me

The Hateful Eight

Daisy Domergue in The Hateful Eight

Partners in Life

Blossom in Partners in Life

LBJ

Lady Bird Johnson in LBJ

Angel City

Kristy Teeter in Angel City

Annihilation

Dr. Ventress in Annihilation

Morgan

Dr. Kathy Grieff in Morgan

White Boy Rick

Alex Snyder in White Boy Rick

Good Time

Corey Ellman in Good Time

Open

Holly in Open

Luck, Trust & Ketchup: Robert Altman in Carver Country

Self in Luck, Trust & Ketchup: Robert Altman in Carver Country

I Think I'm Having A Baby

Laurie Mcintyre in I Think I'm Having A Baby

Possessor

Girder in Possessor

Frame by Frame: The Invisible Art of Production Designer Carol Spier

Self in Frame by Frame: The Invisible Art of Production Designer Carol Spier

The Making of 'Last Exit to Brooklyn'

in The Making of 'Last Exit to Brooklyn'

Easter Sunday

Mother in Easter Sunday

Sid & Judy

Judy Garland (voice) in Sid & Judy

The Woman in the Window

Jane Russell 2 in The Woman in the Window

Awake

Dr. Murphy in Awake

Alex of Venice

Maureen in Alex of Venice

The Young Runaways

Heather in The Young Runaways

Picnic

Madge Owens in Picnic

The Spy Who Never Was

Girl Playing with Ball (uncredited) in The Spy Who Never Was

Anomalisa

Lisa Hesselman (voice) in Anomalisa

None of Them Are You: Crafting Anomalisa

Self in None of Them Are You: Crafting Anomalisa

QT8: The First Eight

Self in QT8: The First Eight

Bastard Out of Carolina

Anney Boatwright in Bastard Out of Carolina

Cinema Cinema

Herself in Cinema Cinema

The Man Who Wasn't There

Female Inmate (voice) (uncredited) in The Man Who Wasn't There

Sharp Stick

Marilyn in Sharp Stick

Poolman

Susan Kerkovish in Poolman

Have You Ever Been Ashamed Of Your Parents?

Andrea Fairchild in Have You Ever Been Ashamed Of Your Parents?

Der Regisseur Uli Edel - Fakten und Fiktion

Self in Der Regisseur Uli Edel - Fakten und Fiktion

Searching for Debra Winger

Self (uncredited) in Searching for Debra Winger

Night Always Comes

in Night Always Comes

TV Shows