Jennifer Jason Leigh
February 5, 1962
59 years old
5 ft 3 in | 160 cm
34-23-34 in | 86-58-86.5 cm
50 kg | 110 pounds
7 US | 37 EU
Jennifer Jason Leigh was born in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States, on February 5, 1962, is an American actress.
Young Jennifer Jason Leigh made her first screen appearance, at the age of nine, in drama film Death of a Stranger (Tod eines Fremden) (1973), in uncredited role as Girl playing with a rubber ball.
She landed her television debut in ABC detective series Baretta (1977) in episode "Open Season", in role as Marcie.
She got her professional big screen debut in slasher film Eyes of a Stranger (1981) in role as Tracy Harris.
Her breakthrough performance came as Stacy Hamilton in comedy film Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982) opposite Sean Penn.
She made her Broadway debut in musical "Cabaret" (1998) in role as Sally Bowles.
The Woman in the Window (2021) psychological thriller in role as Jane Russell, with Amy Adams and Gary Oldman
Awake (2020) drama, opposite Frances Fisher and Gina Rodriguez
Possessor (2020) sci-fi thriller in role as Girder, with Andrea Riseborough and Christopher Abbott
She was nominated for the Academy Award, a BAFTA Award and a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Daisy Domergue in Western film The Hateful Eight (2015) directed by Quentin Tarantino.
She was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress for her role as Dorothy Parker in biographical drama movie Mrs Parker and the Vicious Circle (1994).
Rush (1991) crime drama opposite Jason Patric
eXistenZ (1999) science fiction horror opposite Jude Law and Willem Dafoe
Last Exit To Brooklyn (1989) drama opposite Stephen Baldwin
Margot at the Wedding (2007) drama comedy opposite Nicole Kidman and Jack Black
Miami Blues (1990) neo-noir black comedy crime with Alec Baldwin
Single White Female (1992) psychological thriller with Bridget Fonda
Short Cuts (1993) comedy drama directed by Robert Altman
Dolores Claiborne (1995) psychological thriller drama opposite Kathy Bates
The Machinist (2004) psychological thriller opposite Christian Bale
The Hudsucker Proxy (1994) comedy drama with Tim Robbins and Paul Newman
Synecdoche New York (2008) postmodern drama with Philip Seymour Hoffman and Michelle Williams
Georgia (1995) drama music opposite John C. Reilly
Anomalisa (2015) stop-motion animated comedy drama in role as Lisa Hesselman
Good Time (2017) crime drama opposite Robert Pattinson
Amityville: The Awakening (2017) supernatural horror opposite Bella Thorne
Annihilation (2018) science fiction horror opposite Natalie Portman
White Boy Rick (2018) biographical crime drama with Matthew McConaughey
She was nominated for a Satellite Award for Best Actress – Miniseries or Television Film for her role as Teri Small in miniseries Thanks of a Grateful Nation (1998).
Weeds (2009–2012) Showtime dark comedy drama television series in role as Jill Price-Gray
Revenge (2012) ABC drama television series in role as Kara Clarke-Murphy
She played Chantal Hutchens in the third season of Twin Peaks (2017).
Atypical (2017- ) coming-of-age television series in role as Elsa Gardner
Patrick Melrose (2018) drama miniseries in role as Eleanor Melrose
The Affair (2019) Showtime drama series in role as Adeline Taylor
Had an older sister, Carrie Ann Morrow.
Studied acting at the Stagedoor Manor Performing Arts Training Center, with Lee Strasberg, at the age of 14.
She is known for intensive method inspired research into her roles.
Best friend with Phoebe Cates.
She co-wrote and co-directed comedy drama film The Anniversary Party (2001).
Featured in music video for Faith No More "Last Cup of Sorrow" (1997).
She dated Jason Patric (1992-1994), Eric Stoltz (1985-1987) and David Dukes (1982-1984).
She was married to director Noah Baumbach (2005-2010), they have one son.