Jeanne Tripplehorn

Born Jun 10, 1963

Jeanne Marie Tripplehorn is an American film and television actress. She was brought to the public's attention through her supporting role in the 1992 film Basic Instinct, and since 2006 has starred opposite Bill Paxton in the HBO drama Big Love.

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1963 Birth Born on June 10, 1963.


1981 18 Years Old She graduated from Edison High School in 1981 and spent one semester studying at the University of Tulsa. … Read More


1990 27 Years Old Tripplehorn began her career on stage. She appeared Off-Broadway in John Patrick Shanley's The Big Funk in 1990, then co-starred with Val Kilmer in a 1993 production of John Ford's 1630s play 'Tis Pity She's a Whore. … Read More
1992 29 Years Old In 1992, Tripplehorn made her film debut, in a supporting role in the erotic thriller Basic Instinct. opposite Michael Douglas.


1995 32 Years Old The following year, she starred as Abby McDeere opposite Tom Cruise in The Firm and in 1995 had another female lead role alongside Kevin Costner in Waterworld.
1997 34 Years Old As lead actress, Tripplehorn starred in the 1997 box-office bomb romantic drama, 'Til There Was You.
1999 36 Years Old The next few years she had supporting roles in small films, including Office Killer, Monument Ave., and Sliding Doors; and in 1999 starred opposite Hugh Grant in the British romantic comedy Mickey Blue Eyes.
2000 37 Years Old …  She married actor Leland Orser in 2000. … Read More
2002 39 Years Old She also starred opposite Madonna in the 2002 flop film Swept Away.


2006 43 Years Old In 2006, Tripplehorn was cast in a leading role as Barbara Henrickson in the HBO drama series Big Love, opposite Bill Paxton. … Read More
2009 46 Years Old In 2009, she played the role of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis in the HBO movie Grey Gardens. … Read More
2011 48 Years Old In 2011, she appeared in Five, a movie on the Lifetime television network.
2012 49 Years Old In July 2012, Tripplehorn joined the cast of CBS procedural Criminal Minds in season eight, replacing Paget Brewster's character Emily Prentiss.
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