Jamie Lee Curtis
Birth Date: November 22, 1958
Birth Place: Los Angeles, California
Notable Films: Halloween, A Fish Called Wanda, The Fog, True Lies, Trading Places
Awards: BAFTA Award (Best Supporting Actress | Trading Places), Golden Globe Award (Best Performance by an Actress in A Motion Picture | True Lies)
Jamie Lee Curtis Biography:
Born in Los Angeles in 1958, Jamie Lee Curtis is the daughter of legendary Hollywood couple Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh. She attended Westlake School in LA, and, after graduating she returned to California in 1976, to attend the University of the Pacific. Curtis considered a career in social work, but she dropped out of college to pursue a career in acting full-time.
Success came much quicker than she could have anticipated when she landed her movie debut as the lead in slasher-horror Halloween (1978). The film became a major international success and launched Curtis’ career as an actress. Following the success of Halloween, Jamie Lee continued her tradition of successful movies, working with John Carpenter again on The Fog (1980), and Halloween II. She also had starring roles in Prom Night, and Trading Places (1983), which scooped her a BAFTA Award.
After taking award success, Curtis received a second BAFTA nomination for acclaimed comedy A Fish Called Wanda (1988).She appeared in Blue Steel (1990), My Girl (1991), and My Girl 2 (1994), before scooping a Golden Globe Award for her leading role in the Arnold Schwarzenegger action-comedy True Lies.
Additionally, she starred in Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998), and Halloween: Resurrection (2002), as well as enjoying more recent roles in Beverly Hills Chihuahua (2008), and Veronica Mars (2014). Most recently she was seen on the small screen with a supporting turn in Scream Queens.
Jamie Lee has been married to filmmaker Christopher Guest since 1984, and, through marriage, holds the title Lady Haden-Guest. They are one of the longest-running celebrity couples in Hollywood.