April 20, 1949
71 years old
5 ft 7 in | 171 cm
36-24-36 in | 91-61-91 cm
61 kg | 134 pounds
8.5 US | 39 EU
Jessica Phyllis Lange was born in Cloquet, Minnesota, United States, on April 20, 1949, is an American actress.
Young Jessica Lange first started her career as a model with Wilhelmina modelling agency.
She was discovered by fashion illustrator Antonio Lopez.
She made her big screen debut in action adventure movie King Kong (1976) in role as Dwan, for which she won the Golden Globe Award for New Star of the Year.
She got her television debut in Showtime drama film Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1984) in role as Maggie.
Her breakthrough performance came as Cora Smith / Papadakis in drama film The Postman Always Rings Twice (1981) opposite Jack Nicholson.
She landed her Broadway debut in a play "A Streetcar Named Desire" (1992) in role as Blanche.
She won a Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play for her performance as Mary Cavan Tyrone in a play "Long Day's Journey into Night" (2016), at the American Airlines Theatre, Broadway.
Wild Oats (2016) drama action in role as Maddie, opposite Shirley MacLaine and Demi Moore
She won the Academy Award and the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance as Julie Nichols in drama comedy film Tootsie (1982) opposite Dustin Hoffman.
She was nominated for the Academy Awards for Best Actress for her roles in films:
Frances (1982) biographical drama in role as Frances Farmer
Country (1984) drama in role as Jewell Ivy
Sweet Dreams (1985) drama romance in role as Patsy Cline
Music Box (1989) crime drama in role as Ann Talbot
She won the Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress for her performance as Carly Marshall in drama film Blue Sky (1994).
All That Jazz (1979) musical drama opposite Roy Scheider
Crimes of the Heart (1986) drama with Diane Keaton and Sissy Spacek
Titus (1999) drama thriller with Anthony Hopkins
Big Fish (2003) fantasy comedy drama opposite Ewan McGregor
Cape Fear (1991) psychological thriller with Robert De Niro
Rob Roy (1995) biographical historical drama with Liam Neeson
The Vow (2012) romantic drama opposite Rachel McAdams and Channing Tatum
Everybody's All-American (1988) sports drama opposite Dennis Quaid and John Goodman
A Thousand Acres (1997) drama opposite Michelle Pfeiffer and Colin Firth
The Gambler (2014) crime drama with Mark Wahlberg and Brie Larson
She won the Primetime Emmy Award and a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Constance Langdon in American Horror Story: Murder House (2011).
She also starred in American Horror Story:
American Horror Story: Asylum (2012–2013) in role as Sister Jude Martin
American Horror Story: Coven (2013–2014) in role as Fiona Goode
American Horror Story: Freak Show (2014–2015) in role as Elsa Mars
American Horror Story: Apocalypse (2018) in role as Constance Langdon
She won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture – Television for her role as Blanche DuBois in television drama movie A Streetcar Named Desire (1995).
She won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie for her role as 'Big' Edith Bouvier Beale in television biographical drama film Grey Gardens (2009).
She played Joan Crawford in FX anthology television series Feud: Bette and Joan (2017).
The Politician (2019) Netflix comedy web television series in role as Dusty Jackson
Graduated from Cloquet High School in Minnesota.
Studied mime theatre in Paris.
Studied acting at HB Studio in New York City.
She is of Polish and Finnish descent.
Has two sisters, Jane and Ann and a brother George.
She was nominated for the Olivier Award for her role as Mary Cavan Tyrone in a play "Long Day's Journey into Night" (2000), at Lyric Theatre, London.
Big supporter for rights of the Monks of Nepal.
Lange is avid photographer, studied Art and Photography at University of Minnesota.
Published her own collection of black-and-white pictures, 50 Photographs (powerHouse Books) in 2008.
Published a second collection of photographs, In Mexico in 2010.
She was scheduled to receive her Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2014.
She is a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Children's Fund.
Lives in New York.
She was married to Paco Grande (1970-1981).
She was in relationship with playwright Sam Shepard (1982-2009), they have a daughter and a son.
She was in relationship with Russian ballet dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov (1976-1982), they have one daughter.
She dated Bob Fosse (1977-1982).