Jessica Lange

Born Apr 20, 1949

Jessica Phyllis Lange is an American actress who has worked in film, theater, and television. The recipient of several awards including two Oscars, two Emmys, five Golden Globes, and one SAG Award, Lange is one of the most celebrated actors of the modern era. Lange was discovered by producer Dino De Laurentiis while modelling part-time for the Wilhelmina modelling agency.… Read More

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1949 Birth Born on April 20, 1949.


1967 18 Years Old In 1967, she received an art scholarship to study art and photography at the University of Minnesota where she met and began dating Spanish photographer, Paco Grande. After the two married in 1971, Lange left college to pursue a more bohemian lifestyle, opting to travel throughout the United States and Mexico in a pickup truck with Grande. … Read More


1970 21 Years Old Lange was married to photographer Francisco "Paco" Grande from 1970 to 1981. … Read More
1973 24 Years Old While sharing an apartment with Jerry Hall and Grace Jones, she was discovered by fashion illustrator Antonio Lopez and subsequently became a model for the Wilhelmina modelling agency. In 1973, she returned to the States and began work in New York City as a waitress at the Lion's Head Tavern in Greenwich Village. … Read More
Lange was discovered by producer Dino De Laurentiis while modeling part-time for the Wilhelmina modelling agency. She made her professional film debut in his 1976 remake of the 1933 action-adventure classic King Kong, for which she won her first Golden Globe Award.


In 1982, she became the first performer in forty years to receive two Oscar nominations within the same year; she won her second Golden Globe Award and the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as a soap opera star in Tootsie and was also nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress for her portrayal of the troubled actress Frances Farmer, in Frances. … Read More
1984 35 Years Old Lange next produced and starred, again opposite Shepard, in 1984's Country, a topical film depicting a family during the farm crisis. … Read More
1985 36 Years Old At the close of 1985, she would portray legendary country singer Patsy Cline in Karel Reisz's biopic, Sweet Dreams, opposite Ed Harris, Ann Wedgeworth and John Goodman. … Read More


1989 40 Years Old In 1989, she starred in Costa-Gavras' Music Box, written by Joe Eszterhas. … Read More
1992 43 Years Old 1 More Event
She made her Broadway debut playing Blanche DuBois in the 1992 revival of A Streetcar Named Desire, and made her West End debut when reprising the role in 1996. … Read More
1994 45 Years Old In 1994, Lange was lauded for her performance as a manic depressive army wife in the 1960s in Tony Richardson's final film, Blue Sky. … Read More
1995 46 Years Old In 1995, she would follow her victory with further critically lauded performances in Losing Isaiah, opposite Halle Berry, and Rob Roy, with Liam Neeson. … Read More
1996 47 Years Old In 1996, Lange made her London stage debut in another performance as Blanche DuBois, which received rave reviews. … Read More
1998 49 Years Old In 1998, she starred opposite Elisabeth Shue in a film adaptation of Balzac's Cousin Bette, for which she would receive strong reviews. … Read More


1999 50 Years Old Lange received strong reviews for her performance in Titus, Julie Taymor's 1999 adaptation of William Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus, co-starring Anthony Hopkins and Alan Cumming. … Read More
2001 52 Years Old She appeared mostly in supporting roles after, most notably opposite Christina Ricci in the 2001 adaptation of Elizabeth Wurtzel's best-selling memoir on depression, Prozac Nation. … Read More
2007 58 Years Old She later starred with Tammy Blanchard in a remake of Sybil in 2007. … Read More


2011 62 Years Old She was chosen by TV Guide, Entertainment Weekly, and MTV for giving one of the "best performances of 2011". … Read More
2012 63 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2012 only had a supporting role in her Grey Gardens director, Michael Suscy's film The Vow, opposite Channing Tatum and Rachel McAdams, but also returned to star as the lead in the second installment of American Horror Story, titled American Horror Story: Asylum in the role of Sister Jude Martin.
Lange began 2014 by being honored with a nomination for a star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame, though she has yet to claim it. … Read More
2015 66 Years Old 1 More Event
Lange announced at 2015 Paleyfest that she would not return for the series' fifth season.
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