Jennifer Jason Leigh
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Jennifer Jason Leigh

Actress
Female
Born Feb 5, 1962
Age 54
Hometown Hollywood
Height 5' 3" (160 cm)
Nationality American
High School Palisades High Sc...
Other Names Morrow, Jennifer ...
Eye Color Hazel

Jennifer Jason Leigh is an American film and stage actress, best known for her roles in Fast Times at Ridgemont High, The Hudsucker Proxy, Single White Female, Last Exit to Brooklyn, Georgia and Short Cuts. She is also the co-writer and co-director of the film The Anniversary Party, made with fellow actor Alan Cumming.… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

1962 Birth Born in 1962.

TEENAGE

1981 19 Years Old She made her big screen debut playing a blind, deaf, and mute rape victim in the 1981 slasher film Eyes of a Stranger, which she quit school to star in.

TWENTIES

1982 20 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1982, she played a teenager who gets pregnant in the Cameron Crowe-scripted high school comedy Fast Times at Ridgemont High, which served as a launching pad for several of its young stars. … Read More
1989 27 Years Old …  She was selected as one of "America's 10 Most Beautiful Women" by Harper's Bazaar magazine in 1989 and served as a jury member at the 57th Venice International Film Festival in 2000.
1990 28 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1990, Leigh made a significant career breakthrough when she was awarded New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actress and the Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actress for her portrayals of two very different prostitutes: the tough streetwalker Tralala who submits to a brutal gang rape in Last Exit to Brooklyn, and Susie, a teenage prostitute who falls in love with ex-con Alec Baldwin in Miami Blues.

THIRTIES

1993 31 Years Old Leigh has received three separate career tributes: at the Telluride Film Festival in 1993, a special award for her contribution to independent cinema from the Film Society of Lincoln Center in 2002, and a week-long retrospective of her film work held by the American Cinematheque at Los Angeles's Egyptian Theatre in 2001.
1998 36 Years Old In 1998, Leigh took on the lead role of Sally Bowles in Sam Mendes's Broadway revival of the musical Cabaret, succeeding Natasha Richardson who originated the role in Mendes's production.
She succeeded Mary-Louise Parker in the lead role in Proof on Broadway in 2001. … Read More

FORTIES

2010 48 Years Old Leigh filed for divorce on November 15, 2010, in Los Angeles, citing irreconcilable differences. She sought spousal support as well as primary custody of the couple's son, with visitation for Baumbach. The divorce was finalized in September 2013.
2011 49 Years Old In 2011, she played Bunny in the Broadway revival of House of Blue Leaves in New York City alongside Ben Stiller and Edie Falco.

FIFTIES

2012 50 Years Old …  She also joined Revenge on ABC, in 2012.
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