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Jamie Lee Curtis

1958-11-22 Los Angeles, California, USA

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Jamie Lee Curtis (born November 22, 1958) is an American actress and writer. She is the recipient of several accolades, including a British Academy Film Award, two Golden Globe Awards and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1998. Curtis made her film acting debut as Laurie Strode in John Carpenter's horror film Halloween (1978), which established her as a scream queen, and she thereafter appeared in a string of horror films, including The Fog, Prom Night, Terror Train (all 1980) and Roadgames (1981). She reprised the role of Laurie in the sequels Halloween II (1981), Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998), Halloween: Resurrection (2002), Halloween (2018), Halloween Kills (2021), and the upcoming Halloween Ends (2022). Her filmography is largely characterized by independent films that have been box-office successes, with eight of her lead-actress credits grossing over $100 million. Curtis's film work spans many genres, including the cult comedies Trading Places (1983), for which she received a BAFTA for Best Supporting Actress, and A Fish Called Wanda (1988), for which she earned a BAFTA nomination for Best Actress. She won a Golden Globe, an American Comedy Award, and a Saturn Award for playing the starring role of Helen Tasker in James Cameron's action comedy film True Lies (1994). Curtis's other major films include Blue Steel (1990), My Girl (1991), Forever Young (1992), The Tailor of Panama (2001), Freaky Friday (2003), Beverly Hills Chihuahua (2008), You Again (2010), Veronica Mars (2014), and Knives Out (2019). Curtis received a Golden Globe and a People's Choice Award for her portrayal of Hannah Miller on the ABC sitcom Anything But Love (1989–1992). She earned a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for her work in the television film Nicholas' Gift (1998). She also starred as Cathy Munsch on the Fox horror comedy series Scream Queens (2015–2016), for which she earned her seventh Golden Globe Award nomination. Curtis is a daughter of Janet Leigh and Tony Curtis. She is married to Christopher Guest, with whom she has two adopted children, Annie and Ruby. Due to her marriage with Guest, who is the 5th Baron Haden-Guest in the United Kingdom, Curtis is a baroness formally entitled to the title Lady Haden-Guest, which she does not use. She has written numerous children's books, with her 1998 release Today I Feel Silly, and Other Moods That Make My Day making The New York Times's best-seller list. She is also a frequent blogger for The Huffington Post.


Haunted Mansion Madame Leota 2023-03-08
Halloween Ends Laurie Strode 2022-10-13
Almost Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Everything Everywhere All at Once Self 2022-07-05
Everything Everywhere All at Once Deirdre Beaubeirdra 2022-03-24
Halloween Kills Laurie Strode 2021-10-14
Senior Entourage Jamie 2021-05-03
In Search of the Sanderson Sisters: A Hocus Pocus Hulaween Takeover Self 2020-10-30
Knives Out: Making a Murder Self 2020-02-07
An Acceptable Loss Rachel Burke 2019-01-18
Knives Out Linda Drysdale 2019-11-27
Halloween Laurie Strode 2018-10-18
78/52 Herself 2017-10-13
Spare Parts Principal 2015-01-16
Veronica Mars Gayle Buckley 2014-03-13
Blood Is Thicker Than Water: The Making of Halloween H20 2013-09-23
Tony Curtis - le gamin de Bronx 2012-03-20
8 Sandy Stier 2012-03-03
The Little Engine That Could Beverly (voice) 2011-03-22
Celebrity Nude Revue: Easy 80's Volume 1 Self (archive footage) 2011-10-26
You Again Gail 2010-09-24
Halloween: The Inside Story Self 2010-10-25
Video Games Live: Level 2 Herself 2010-06-07
Dirt! The Movie Herself 2009-08-07
Beverly Hills Chihuahua Aunt Viv 2008-10-03
Not Quite Hollywood Herself 2008-08-28
Halloween: 25 Years of Terror Herself 2006-07-26
The Kid & I Herself 2005-12-02
Christmas with the Kranks Nora Krank 2004-11-24
John Carpenter: The Man and His Movies Herself 2004-03-23
Freaky Friday Tess Coleman 2003-08-05
Halloween: Resurrection Laurie Strode 2002-07-01
Marlene Dietrich: Her Own Song Narrator (voice) 2002-03-21
Daddy and Them Elaine Bowen 2001-10-26
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer & the Island of Misfit Toys Queen Camilla (voice) 2001-10-14
The Tailor of Panama Louisa Pendel 2001-03-30
Drowning Mona Rona Mace 2000-03-03
Virus Kelly Foster 1999-01-14
Saturday Night Live: 25th Anniversary Special Self (uncredited) 1999-09-25
Halloween: Unmasked Herself 1999-09-13
Halloween H20: 20 Years Later Laurie Strode / Keri Tate 1998-08-05
Nicholas' Gift Maggie Green 1998-04-21
Homegrown Sierra Kahan 1998-04-17
Fierce Creatures Willa Weston 1997-01-23
The Haunted History of Halloween Herself 1997-10-26
Ellen's Energy Adventure Judy Peterson 1996-09-15
Escape from L.A. Female Narrator (uncredited) 1996-08-09
The Good, The Bad, and the Beautiful Self 1996-03-17
House Arrest Janet Beindorf 1996-08-14
The Heidi Chronicles Heidi Holland 1995-10-15
True Lies Helen Tasker 1994-07-15
Sesame Street All-Star 25th Birthday: Stars and Street Forever! Self (archive footage) 1994-05-18
Mother's Boys Judith 'Jude' Madigan 1994-03-17
Cindy Sherman: Nobody's Here But Me Herself 1994-01-01
My Girl 2 Shelly Sultenfuss 1994-02-11
Forever Young Claire Cooper 1992-12-16
The Return of Spinal Tap Herself 1992-12-31
Queens Logic Grace 1991-02-01
My Girl Shelly DeVoto 1991-11-27
Blue Steel Megan Turner 1990-03-16
Dominick and Eugene Jennifer Reston 1988-03-18
John Cleese's Final Farewell Performance Herself 1988-07-13
A Fish Called Wanda Wanda Gershwitz 1988-07-15
Un homme amoureux Susan Elliott 1987-05-07
Amazing Grace and Chuck Lynn Taylor 1987-05-22
As Summers Die Whitsey Loftin 1986-05-18
Perfect Jessie Wilson 1985-06-07
Grandview, U.S.A. Michelle 'Mike' Cody 1984-08-03
Love Letters Anna Winter 1983-04-01
Trading Places Ophelia 1983-06-07
Halloween III: Season of the Witch Curfew Announcer / Telephone Operator (voice) (uncredited) 1982-10-22
Money on the Side Michelle Jamison 1982-09-29
Coming Soon Herself 1982-01-01
Halloween II Laurie Strode 1981-10-30
Escape from New York Narrator / Prison Recording Voice (voice) (uncredited) 1981-05-23
Death of a Centerfold: The Dorothy Stratten Story Dorothy Stratten 1981-11-01
She's in the Army Now Pvt. Rita Jennings 1981-05-15
Roadgames Pamela 'Hitch' Rushworth 1981-02-27
Prom Night Kim 1980-07-18
Terror Train Alana Maxwell 1980-10-03
Fear on Film: Inside 'The Fog' Self 1980-01-01
The Fog Elizabeth Solley 1980-02-08
Halloween Laurie Strode 1978-10-24
Annie Oakley Annie Oakley
Borderlands Dr. Patricia Tannis
Jamie Lee Curtis : un cri de liberté à Hollywood Herself (archive)
Spychosis Jamie