Jennifer Jason Leigh

Film Director / Film Producer / Screenwriter / Film Actress / Stage Actress / Television Actress | * 02/05/1962 (58) | Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA
Jennifer Jason Leigh (born Jennifer Leigh Morrow; February 5, 1962) is an American actress. 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 Miami Blues (1990), Last Exit to Brooklyn (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 ()
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Jennifer Jason Leigh began acting on television during the 1970s, guest-starring on several television shows, and her film breakthrough came in 1982 for her performance as Stacy Hamilton in Fast Times at Ridgemont High. In 2015, she received widespread critical acclaim for performance as Daisy Domergue in Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight, for which she was nominated for the Golden Globe, Critics' Choice, BAFTA and the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Leigh is known for her emotionally raw and often sexually explicit portrayals of vulnerable and damaged women, and for her intensive Method inspired research into her roles.

Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Comedies | Thriller

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Awards & Nominations for Jennifer Jason Leigh

Genie Awards MTV Movie Award for Best Villain Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress

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Movies with Jennifer Jason Leigh as Actress(84)

2020 Awake
as Girder2020 Possessor
as Jane Russell2020 The Woman in the Window
as Judy Garland (Voice)2019 Sid & Judy
as Herself - Actress2019 QT8: The First Eight
as Dr Ventress2018 Annihilation
as Alex Snyder2018 White Boy Rick
as Lady Bird Johnson2017 LBJ
as Corey Ellman2017 Good Time
as Joan Walker2017 Amityville: The Awakening
as Dr. Kathy Grieff2016 Morgan
as herself2016 Journey to the Oscars
as Maureen2015 Alex of Venice
as Lisa Hesselman (voice)2015 Anomalisa
as Daisy Domergue2015 The Hateful Eight
as Sheryl2014 Jake Squared
as Kelly2014 Me
as Holly2014 Open
as Deb Moseley2014 Welcome to Me
as Sara Keely2013 The Spectacular Now
as Naomi Ginsberg2013 Kill Your Darlings
as Chloe2013 Hateship Loveship
as Lee2013 The Moment
as Beth2010 Greenberg
as Pauline2007 Margot at the Wedding
as Mother2005 Easter Sunday
as Dr. Beth Lorenson2005 The Jacket
as Mary Josephine 'MJ' Morton2005 Rag Tale
as 'Mark' Aviva2004 Palindromes
as Suzanne2004 Childstar
as Stevie2004 The Machinist
as Pauline2003 In the Cut
as Karla Faye Tucker2002 Crossed Over
as Annie Sullivan2002 Road to Perdition
as Bridget2002 Hey Arnold! The Movie
as Lisa2001 The Quickie
as Sally Therrian2001 The Anniversary Party
as Gina2000 The King Is Alive
as Lydia Callahan2000 Skipped Parts
as Allegra Geller1999 eXistenZ
as Elizabeth Whitcomb1998 The Love Letter
as Teri Small1998 Thanks of a Grateful Nation
as Caroline Cook1997 A Thousand Acres
as Catherine Sloper1997 Washington Square
as Anney Boatwright1996 Bastard Out of Carolina
as Blondie O'Hara1996 Kansas City
as Sadie Flood1995 Georgia
as Selena St. George1995 Dolores Claiborne
as Amy Archer1994 The Hudsucker Proxy
as Lois Kaiser1993 Short Cuts
as Hedra 'Hedy' Carlson1992 Single White Female
as Lana1992 The Prom
as Kristen Cates1991 Rush
as Jennifer Vaitkus1991 Backdraft
as Marriet Hoffman1991 Crooked Hearts
as Susie Waggoner1990 Miami Blues
as Blossom1990 Partners in Life
as joanna goodman1990 Buried Alive
as Lydia Johnson1989 The Big Picture
as Tralala1989 Last Exit to Brooklyn
as Carol1988 Heart of Midnight
as Lucy Bonnard1987 Sister, Sister
as Tanille Laroux1987 Under Cover
as Nash1986 The Hitcher
as Teensy1986 The Men's Club
as Agnes1985 Flesh + Blood
as Candy Webster1984 Grandview, U.S.A.
as Allison Capuletti1983 Easy Money
as Carol Heath1983 Girls of the White Orchid
as Young Girl1982 Wrong Is Right
as Bonnie Dillon1982 The First Time
as Stacy Hamilton1982 Fast Times at Ridgemont High
as Laurie Mcintyre1981 I Think I'm Having A Baby
as Tracy Harris1981 Eyes of a Stranger
as Amy Wheeler1981 The Killing of Randy Webster
as Kristy Teeter1980 Angel City

TV Shows/Series with Jennifer Jason Leigh as Actress(21)

as Eleanor Melrose2018 Patrick Melrose
as Elsa Gardner2017 Atypical
as Kara Wallace Clarke2011 Revenge
as Jill Price-Grey2005 Weeds
as Faith1998 Twitch City
as Tempest1998 Hercules
as Amy (voice)1997 King of the Hill
1997 Spawn
as Paige Garland1996 Tracey Takes On...
as Guest Caller - Estelle1993 Frasier
as Chantal Hutchens1990 Twin Peaks
as Karen McCall1979 Trapper John, M.D.
as Jenny Blair1976 Family
as Marcie (as Jennifer Leigh)1975 Baretta
as Kathy Seals1972 The Waltons

Movies with Jennifer Jason Leigh as Crew(5)

Production/Producer2010 Greenberg
Writing/Story2010 Greenberg
Directing/Director2001 The Anniversary Party
Production/Producer2001 The Anniversary Party
Writing/Writer2001 The Anniversary Party

TV Shows/Series with Jennifer Jason Leigh as Crew(1)

Production/Producer2017 Atypical

Additional Information

Official websites:
Full Name: Jennifer Jason Leigh
Born: Monday, 02/05 1962 (February) in Hollywood (current age: 58 years + 17 days)
Zodiac sign: Aquarius (Chinese zodiac sign: Tiger)
Languages: English (EN, native language)
Educated at: Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute
Spouses (current/former): Noah Baumbach
Partner (current/former): Jason Patric
Father: Vic Morrow
Other names for Jennifer Jason Leigh (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Jennifer Leigh Morrow"
"Jennifer Leigh"
Jennifer Jason Leigh frequently works together with these people:
David Lynch (9x, Crew)
Piper Laurie (8x, Actress)
Robert Altman (7x, Crew)
Mark Frost (7x, Crew)
Brad Garrett (6x, Actor)
Peri Gilpin (6x, Actress)
Charlie Kaufman (6x, Crew)
Kelsey Grammer (5x, Actor)
Noah Baumbach (5x, Crew)
M. Emmet Walsh (5x, Actor)
Mike Judge (5x, Crew)
Sheryl Lee (5x, Actress)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:213, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 02/19/2020