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Jamie Lee Curtis

1958-11-22 Los Angeles, California, USA

Image of Jamie Lee Curtis


Jamie Lee Curtis (born November 22, 1958) is an American actress, producer, and children's author. Known for her performances in the horror and slasher genres, she is regarded as a scream queen, in addition to roles in comedies. Curtis has received multiple accolades, including an Academy Award, a BAFTA, two Golden Globes, and two Screen Actors Guild Awards, as well as nominations for an Emmy and a Grammy. Curtis came to prominence with the ABC sitcom Operation Petticoat (1977–1978). She made her feature film debut playing Laurie Strode in John Carpenter's slasher film Halloween (1978), which established her as a scream queen and led to a string of parts in horror films such as The Fog, Prom Night, Terror Train (all 1980), and Roadgames (1981). She reprised the role of Laurie in the Halloween franchise, until 2022. Curtis's film work spans many genres outside of horror, including the comedies Trading Places (1983), for which she won a BAFTA for Best Supporting Actress, and A Fish Called Wanda (1988), for which she received a nomination for the BAFTA for Best Actress. Her role as a workout instructor in the film Perfect (1985) earned her a reputation as a sex symbol. She won a Golden Globe Award for her portrayal of Helen Tasker in James Cameron's True Lies (1994). Her other notable film credits include Freaky Friday (2003) and Knives Out (2019). Her performance in Everything Everywhere All at Once (2022) won her the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. She received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1998. As of 2021, her films have grossed over $2.3 billion at the box office. Curtis received a Golden Globe and a People's Choice Award for her portrayal of Hannah Miller on ABC's Anything But Love (1989–1992), and earned a Primetime Emmy nomination for the television film Nicholas' Gift (1998). She also starred as Cathy Munsch on the Fox series Scream Queens (2015–16), for which she received her seventh Golden Globe nomination. Curtis has written numerous children's books, including Today I Feel Silly, and Other Moods That Make My Day (1998), which made The New York Times's best-seller list. Curtis is a daughter of actors Janet Leigh and Tony Curtis. She is married to British-American filmmaker Christopher Guest, with whom she has two adopted children. Her marriage to Guest, who holds the British title of 5th Baron Haden-Guest, makes her a baroness who is entitled to use the name "The Right Honourable The Lady Haden-Guest", though she opts not to use it.


Borderlands Dr. Patricia Tannis 2024-08-07
Final Girl Herself 2023-01-16
Ending Halloween Herself 2023-01-16
A different threat Herself 2023-01-16
No place like Haddonfield Herself 2023-01-16
Haunted Mansion Madame Leota 2023-07-26
The Visions of Terror Herself 2023-01-16
Halloween Ends Laurie Strode 2022-10-12
Jamie Lee Curtis, un cri de liberté à Hollywood Herself (archive) 2022-10-28
Halloween in Hollywood Self 2022-10-01
The Power of FEAR Self 2022-01-11
Strode Family Values Self 2022-01-11
1978 Transformations Herself 2022-01-11
The Kill Team Herself 2022-01-11
Haddonfield's Open Wounds Herself 2022-01-12
Everything Everywhere All at Once Deirdre Beaubeirdre 2022-03-24
Senior Entourage Jamie 2021-05-03
Halloween Kills Laurie Strode 2021-10-14
In Search of the Sanderson Sisters: A Hocus Pocus Hulaween Takeover Self 2020-10-30
Journey of the Mask Self 2019-01-15
The Original Scream Queen Self 2019-01-15
An Acceptable Loss Rachel Burke 2019-01-18
Back in Haddonfield: Making Halloween Self 2019-01-15
Knives Out Linda Drysdale 2019-11-27
The Legacy of Halloween Self 2019-01-15
Halloween Laurie Strode 2018-10-18
78/52 Self 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
The Night She Came Home!! Self 2013-09-24
8 Sandy Stier 2012-03-03
Tony Curtis - le gamin de Bronx Self 2012-03-20
Celebrity Nude Revue: Easy 80's Volume 1 Self (archive footage) 2011-10-26
The Little Engine That Could Beverly (voice) 2011-03-22
You Again Gail 2010-09-23
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 Self 2008-08-28
Halloween: 25 Years of Terror Self 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 Self 2004-03-23
Halloween: A Cut Above the Rest Self / Laurie Strode 2003-08-05
Freaky Friday Tess Coleman 2003-08-05
Marlene Dietrich: Her Own Song Narrator (voice) 2002-03-21
Halloween: Resurrection Laurie Strode 2002-07-01
Daddy and Them Elaine Bowen 2001-10-26
The Tailor of Panama Louisa Pendel 2001-03-30
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer & the Island of Misfit Toys Queen Camilla (voice) 2001-10-14
Drowning Mona Rona Mace 2000-03-03
The American Nightmare Self 2000-09-11
Halloween: Unmasked Self 1999-09-13
Saturday Night Live: 25th Anniversary Special Self (uncredited) 1999-09-25
Virus Kelly Foster 1999-01-14
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
The Haunted History of Halloween Herself 1997-10-26
Fierce Creatures Willa Weston 1997-01-23
Escape from L.A. Female Narrator (uncredited) 1996-08-09
House Arrest Janet Beindorf 1996-08-14
The Good, The Bad, and the Beautiful Self 1996-03-17
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
Cindy Sherman: Nobody's Here But Me Herself 1994-01-01
My Girl 2 Shelly Sultenfuss 1994-02-11
Mother's Boys Judith 'Jude' Madigan 1993-10-01
Forever Young Claire Cooper 1992-12-16
The Return of Spinal Tap Self (TV version) 1992-12-31
My Girl Shelly DeVoto 1991-11-27
Queens Logic Grace 1991-02-01
Blue Steel Megan Turner 1990-03-16
John Cleese's First Farewell Performance Self 1988-07-13
Dominick and Eugene Jennifer Reston 1988-03-18
A Fish Called Wanda Wanda Gershwitz 1988-07-15
Amazing Grace and Chuck Lynn Taylor 1987-05-22
Un homme amoureux Susan Elliott 1987-05-07
As Summers Die Whitsey Loftin 1986-05-18
Perfect Jessie Wilson 1985-05-15
Annie Oakley Annie Oakley 1985-12-24
Terror in the Aisles Laurie Strode (archive footage) 1984-10-26
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
Coming Soon Herself 1982-01-01
Money on the Side Michelle Jamison 1982-09-29
Escape from New York Narrator / Prison Recording Voice (uncredited) 1981-05-23
She's in the Army Now Pvt. Rita Jennings 1981-05-20
Halloween II Laurie Strode 1981-10-30
Roadgames Pamela 'Hitch' Rushworth 1981-02-27
Death of a Centerfold: The Dorothy Stratten Story Dorothy Stratten 1981-11-01
Terror Train Alana Maxwell 1980-10-03
Prom Night Kimberly Hammond 1980-07-18
Fear on Film: Inside 'The Fog' Self 1980-01-01
The Fog Elizabeth Solley 1980-02-08
Halloween Laurie Strode 1978-10-24
Freaky Friday 2 Tess Coleman
The Last Showgirl
Ella McCay
Hollywood Trailblazer: The Debra Hill Story
Spychosis Jamie
Activia Kiss It Better Edit