Jennifer Jason Leigh

Jennifer Jason Leigh

Born Feb 5, 1962

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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1962 Birth Born on February 5, 1962.


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. … Read More


1982 20 Years Old 1 More Event
…  Her film breakthrough came in 1982 for her performance as Stacy Hamilton in Fast Times at Ridgemont High.
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 Leigh continued performing past her teen years, receiving critical praise for her roles in the 1990 films Miami Blues and Last Exit to Brooklyn.
1991 29 Years Old In 1991, she appeared in Ron Howard's Backdraft, and in 1992 she acted in the drama-thriller Single White Female.


1993 31 Years Old In 1993, Leigh appeared in the ensemble film Short Cuts, directed by Robert Altman and, in 1994, she starred in the Coen brothers' The Hudsucker Proxy. … Read More
1995 33 Years Old 1 More Event
She starred in a 1995 film written by her mother, screenwriter Barbara Turner, titled Georgia. … Read More
1998 36 Years Old 1 More Event
For her stage work, Leigh was nominated for a Drama Desk award for her Off-Broadway performance as Beverly Moss in Mike Leigh's Abigail's Party. Leigh's Broadway debut occurred in 1998 when she became the replacement for the role of Sally Bowles in Cabaret. … Read More
2001 39 Years Old In 2001, Leigh co-wrote and co-directed The Anniversary Party, an independently produced feature film about a recently reconciled married couple who assemble their friends at their Hollywood Hills house, ostensibly to celebrate their sixth wedding anniversary. … Read More


2005 43 Years Old 1 More Event
Her performance as a manipulative stage mother in Don McKellar's film Childstar won her a Genie Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in 2005. … Read More
2007 45 Years Old In 2007, she starred in Margot at the Wedding, which was directed by her then-husband, Noah Baumbach. … Read More
2008 46 Years Old In recent years, Leigh appeared in the 2008 ensemble film Synecdoche, New York and has acted in two films written and directed by her then partner Noah Baumbach: Margot at the Wedding, costarring Nicole Kidman, and Greenberg. … Read More
2009 47 Years Old In 2009, Leigh was cast in the Showtime TV series Weeds, becoming a regular guest in the eighth season.
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.


2012 50 Years Old She also joined Revenge on ABC, in 2012. … Read More
In 2015, she received critical acclaim for her voice-work as Lisa in Charlie Kaufman's Anomalisa, and for her role as Daisy Domergue in Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight, for which she was nominated for the Golden Globe, Critic's Choice, BAFTA and the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.
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