Jamie Lee Curtis

Actress + Author
Born Nov 22, 1958

Jamie Lee Curtis, The Lady Haden-Guest is an American actress and author. Although she was initially known as a "scream queen" because of her starring roles in several horror films early in her career, such as Halloween, The Fog, Prom Night, and Terror Train, Curtis has since compiled a body of work that spans many genres, and has won BAFTA and Golden Globe awards.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Jamie Lee Curtis.


1958 Birth Born on November 22, 1958.
1962 3 Years Old Curtis was born in Santa Monica, California, to actor Tony Curtis and actress Janet Leigh. Her paternal grandparents were Hungarian Jewish immigrants and two of her maternal great-grandparents were Danish. Curtis's parents divorced in 1962, after which her mother married Robert Brandt. … Read More


1976 17 Years Old Returning to California in 1976, she attended the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California. … Read More
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…  She made her film debut in 1978 by starring as Laurie Strode in John Carpenter's Halloween (1978). … Read More


Her next film was the horror film The Fog, which was helmed by Halloween director John Carpenter. The film opened in February 1980 to mixed reviews but strong box office, starting Curtis as a horror film starlet.
1983 24 Years Old Her role in 1983's Trading Places helped Curtis shed her horror queen image, and garnered her a BAFTA award as best supporting actress. 1988's A Fish Called Wanda achieved near cult status – while showcasing her as a comedic actress; she was nominated for a BAFTA as best leading actress.
1984 25 Years Old Curtis married actor Christopher Guest on December 18, 1984, becoming the Lady Haden-Guest when her husband inherited the Barony of Haden-Guest in 1996, upon the death of his father. … Read More


1989 30 Years Old Curtis made her television debut in an episode of Columbo, but her first starring TV role was opposite Richard Lewis in the situation comedy Anything But Love, which ran for four seasons from 1989 through 1992. … Read More
1994 35 Years Old She won a Golden Globe for her work in 1994's True Lies. … Read More


2006 47 Years Old In October 2006, Curtis told Access Hollywood that she had closed the book on her acting career to focus on her family.
2007 48 Years Old She returned to acting after being cast in June 2007 in Disney's live-action-animated film, Beverly Hills Chihuahua, co-starring opposite Piper Perabo as one of three live-action characters in the film.


2010 51 Years Old She also starred in the 2010 comedy film You Again, opposite Kristen Bell and Sigourney Weaver.
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In 2012, she appeared in 5 episodes of the television series NCIS, playing the role of Dr. Samantha Ryan, a potential romantic interest of Special Agent Gibbs (Mark Harmon). … Read More
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In June 2016, the Human Rights Campaign released a video in tribute to the victims of the 2016 Orlando gay nightclub shooting; in the video, Curtis and others told the stories of the people killed there.
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