Jamie Lee Curtis

Jamie Lee Curtis

Actress, author
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Jamie Lee Curtis

Jamie Lee Curtis (born November 22, 1958) is an American actress, author, producer, director, and activist. She made her film acting debut in 1978 as Laurie Strode in John Carpenter's horror film Halloween. The film established her as a scream queen, and she 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), and Halloween (2018). Her filmography is largely characterized by low-budget films that succeed at the box office, with 8 of her lead-actress credits grossing over $100 million.

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Full name at birth
Jamie Lee Curtis
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Claim to fame
Halloween, A Fish Called Wanda, True Lies
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Date of birth
22 November 1958
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Place of birth
Los Angeles, California, USA
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Age
63
Occupation
Actress, Author, Director, Voice Artist
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PERSONAL DETAILS

Height
5' 8" (173 cm)
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Weight
130 lbs (59.0 kg)
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2
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Shoe size
9.5
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Pets
Clark
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ADDITIONAL DETAILS

Net worth
$35,000,000 USD
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High school
  • Westlake School for Girls, Bel Air, California (1970)
  • Choate Rosemary Hall, Wallingford, Connecticut, USA (1976)
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University
University of the Pacific
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Talent agency
  • Creative Artists Agency
  • Pmk/bnc
  • Celebrity Talent International
  • Entertainment Booking Agency
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Partner: Christopher Guest (Married) 2 children
Dec 1983-
Christopher Guest and Jamie Lee Curtis
I work with The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University. I sit proudly as one of only two recovering addicts on their board.
  • Godmother of Jake Gyllenhaal.
  • Member of jury at the Cannes Film Festival in 1992
  • Two of her earliest roles make reference to roles played by her father. She appeared in the television series "Operation Petticoat" (1977), based on the movie that had starred her father, Tony Curtis. While on hiatus from that show, she was cast in Halloween (1978), in which the detective "Sam Loomis" was named after a character from Psycho (1960), which had starred her mother, Janet Leigh. Also, her father imitated Cary Grant's voice for his role in Some Like It Hot (1959), and worked with Grant himself in Operation Petticoat (1959). Grant's birth name, Archie Leach, was used as the name for John Cleese's character in A Fish Called Wanda (1988).
  • Adopted two children: Annie (b. December 1986) and Thomas (b. March 1996).
  • Ex-stepdaughter of Christine Kaufmann, Andrea Savio and Leslie Curtis.

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