Jamie Lee Curtis

Actress, author Jamie Lee Curtis

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.
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James Cameron reacts to Eliza Dushku allegations she was molested by 'True Lies' stunt coordinator
LATimes - about 1 month
Eliza Dushku, star of TV’s “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “Angel” and “Tru Calling,” came forward on Saturday to recount incidents of sexual abuse that she alleged occurred while she was working on one of her earliest roles as the daughter of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jamie Lee Curtis in the 1994...
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James Cameron reacts to Eliza Dushku allegations she was molested by 'True Lies' stunt coordinator
LATimes - about 1 month
Eliza Dushku, star of TV’s “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “Angel” and “Tru Calling,” came forward on Saturday to recount incidents of sexual abuse that she alleged occurred while she was working on one of her earliest roles as the daughter of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jamie Lee Curtis in the 1994...
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Jamie Lee Curtis reprises famous horror role in 2018's 'Halloween'
Reuters.com - 5 months
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actress Jamie Lee Curtis will reprise her role as the resilient protagonist in 2018's "Halloween," Universal Pictures said on Friday, 40 years after she made her movie debut in the original horror movie of the same name and became Hollywood's "scream queen."
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Celebrities Honor Sir Roger Moore With Touching Tributes On Social Media
Huffington Post - 9 months
Sir Roger Moore, the longest-serving James Bond actor in the franchise, died on Tuesday after a battle with cancer. His family shared the sad news with a statement on Twitter, writing, “We know our own love and admiration will be magnified many times over, across the world, by people who knew him for his films, his television shows and his passionate work for UNICEF which he considered his greatest achievement.”  Upon hearing the news, touching notes from celebrities began pouring in on social media.  “RIP Sir Roger Moore. My first Bond and one of the first actors that I loved as a kid. And a lovely, funny, warm person to boot. Farewell,” wrote director Edgar Wright, while actor Jim Howick called Moore his “first hero.”  Read more of the touching tributes below: RIP Sir Roger Moore. My first Bond and one of the first actors that I loved as a kid. And a lovely, funny, warm person to boot. Farewell. — edgarwright (@edgarwright) May 23, 2017 Oh no...
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Carol Burnett, Jamie Lee Curtis, Malcolm McDowell and other stars share vivid memories of the Chinese Theatre
LATimes - 9 months
We asked several actors, writers, producers and directors for their special recollections of the famed movie palace celebrating its 90th birthday on May 18. Jamie Lee Curtis Actress I think the Chinese Theatre humanized, in the hand and footprints, the famous. It wasn’t a glossy picture that seemed...
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Celebrities Are Heartbroken Over Trump's Proposed Arts Funding Cuts
Huffington Post - 11 months
President Donald Trump is officially at war with the arts. Late Wednesday night, the president released his budget proposals for the federal government’s spending in 2018. Apart from directing more funds to military and defense programs, Trump proposed major cuts to departments across sectors like education, justice and agriculture.  In addition to these changes, Trump’s proposal is calling for the elimination of arts agencies across the country that support networks like PBS and NPR and other non-profit arts groups. Under Trump’s vision, the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, with their $971 million collective budgets, would no longer receive government funding.  To give you some perspective, Trump’s proposed spending for the Defense Department in 2018 rounds out to $639 billion.  Politically engaged celebrities like Jamie Lee Curtis, Mark R...
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A Fish Called Bannon
Huffington Post - 12 months
Whenever I read or hear something White House chief strategist Steve Bannon says or thinks, I’m reminded of Otto, the character Kevin Kline plays in A Fish Called Wanda. You know, the self-proclaimed ex-CIA hit man who believes he’s super-intelligent but really, really isn’t? It finally takes Jamie Lee Curtis’ character, Wanda, to put Otto in his place. “Let me correct you on a couple of things, okay?” she tells him. “Aristotle was not Belgian. The central message of Buddhism is not ‘Every man for himself.’ And the London Underground is not a political movement. Those are all mistakes, Otto. I looked them up.” Am I the only one who hears Otto when Steve Bannon speaks? Apparently not, because here’s the redoubtable editor and essayist Andrew Sullivan hitting said same nail on said same head. A couple of weeks ago, commenting in New York magazine on some of the mediocrities Trump has ushered into the White House, Sullivan wrote about Bannon’s now-infamous Skype address to a conf...
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Bill Paxton Had A Way Of Sneaking Up On You
Huffington Post - 12 months
You can walk down the street of almost any American town and see a thousand people who look like Bill Paxton. For someone aiming to be an actor, a field where a distinctive look matters, that may not sound promising. Paxton turned it into an asset, parlaying a familiar exterior into dozens of movie and television characters who ranged from the father of Texas to a calculating polygamist to a loud cynical cop. As far as the world knew, Paxton was still right in the middle of playing that cop – Frank Roarke on the new CBS series Training Day – when it was announced that he had died Saturday, age 61, after “complications from surgery.” His death stunned the movie and TV communities, where he had been a popular presence for more than 30 years. Colleagues from Tom Hanks, Rob Lowe, Jamie Lee Curtis and Elijah Wood to Aaron Paul and Charlize Theron tweeted reverent goodbyes while director James Cameron, who cast Paxton in films like Titanic, remembered their taking a submarine down to...
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A 'Venerable Human Being': Celebrities Pay Heartfelt Tribute To John Hurt
Huffington Post - about 1 year
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Betty White Won't Remarry, But She's Open To 'Fooling Around'
Huffington Post - about 1 year
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Looking For Anti-Trump Protests? Here Are Dozens To Choose From.
Huffington Post - about 1 year
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Billie Lourd's 'Scream Queens' Co-Stars Rally Around Her After Mom Carrie Fisher's Death
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Immediately after news of Carrie Fisher’s untimely death surfaced on Tuesday, tributes from family, fans and former co-stars poured in for the iconic actress.  Fisher’s only child, 24-year-old actress Billie Lourd, also received a flood of support from her “Scream Queens” co-stars. Jamie Lee Curtis, Ariana Grande, John Stamos, Lea Michele and more took to social media to remember Lourd’s mother and send well wishes to their friend. “My mother’s heart goes out to this exquisitely talented young woman,” Curtis wrote in an Instagram post. “Her mother’s spirit and talent lives on in her and I’m sure all of Carrie’s fans and friends will give her space and privacy.”  My mother's heart goes out to this exquisitely talented young woman. Her mother's spirit and talent lives on in her and I'm sure all of Carrie's fans and friends will give her space and privacy. A photo posted by Jamie Lee Curtis (@curtisleejamie) on Dec 27, 2016 at 10:18am PST Stamos ...
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Lady Gaga Tears Up While Talking About The Downsides Of Fame On 'Sunday Morning'
Huffington Post - about 1 year
In a revealing new interview with CBS’s “Sunday Morning,” Lady Gaga opened up about the downsides of fame.  The pop star, who made a name for herself by dressing up in outrageous outfits in public, got candid as she spoke about the lack of privacy she experiences as soon as she steps out her front door.  “I’m very acutely aware that once I cross that property line I’m not free anymore. As soon as I go out into the world, I belong, in a way, to everyone else,” she said to CBS’s Lee Cowan. “It’s legal to follow me. It’s legal to stalk me at the beach. And I can’t call the police or ask them to leave.” “I took a long hard look at that property line and I said, ‘Well, if I can’t be free out there, I can be free in here,’” Gaga explained, pointing to her chest.  The “Perfect Illusion” singer also spoke about how much she misses regular, everyday human interactions. “I miss people,” the artist said as she began to tear up. “I miss, you know, going anywhere a...
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How do screams scare us?
CNN - over 1 year
Whose screams raise the hairs on the back of your neck? Janet Leigh's famous shower screech in "Psycho"? One of the many shrieks her daughter, Jamie Lee Curtis, belted out in the "Halloween" films? Or maybe it's Danielle Harris' versions that send you over the edge.
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Jamie Lee Curtis
    FIFTIES
  • 2016
    Age 57
    Curtis is a self-described Democrat, and has spoken on behalf of the campaign of Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election.
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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.
  • 2012
    Age 53
    In March 2012, Curtis was featured with Martin Sheen and Brad Pitt in a performance of Dustin Lance Black's play '8' — a staged reenactment of the federal trial that overturned California's Prop 8 ban on same-sex marriage — as Sandy Stier.
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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).
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  • 2010
    Age 51
    She also starred in the 2010 comedy film You Again, opposite Kristen Bell and Sigourney Weaver.
  • FORTIES
  • 2007
    Age 48
    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.
  • 2006
    Age 47
    In October 2006, Curtis told Access Hollywood that she had closed the book on her acting career to focus on her family.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1994
    Age 35
    She won a Golden Globe for her work in 1994's True Lies.
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  • 1989
    Age 30
    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.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1984
    Age 25
    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.
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  • 1983
    Age 24
    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.
  • 1980
    Age 21
    Curtis had a similar function in both films - the main character whose friends are murdered, and is practically the only protagonist to survive. Film critic Roger Ebert, who had given negative reviews to all three of Curtis's 1980 films, said that Curtis "is to the current horror film glut what Christopher Lee was to the last one-or Boris Karloff was in the 1930s".
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    Her next film, Prom Night, was a low-budget Canadian slasher film released in July 1980.
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    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.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1978
    Age 19
    Curtis's film debut occurred in the 1978 horror film Halloween, in which she played the role of Laurie Strode.
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    She made her film debut in 1978 by starring as Laurie Strode in John Carpenter's Halloween (1978).
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  • 1976
    Age 17
    Returning to California in 1976, she attended the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1962
    Age 3
    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.
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  • 1958
    Born
    Born on November 22, 1958.
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