Jennifer Jason Leigh

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Date of Birth February 5, 1962
Place of Birth Los Angeles, California
Age 58 years old
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Jennifer Jason Leigh

Jennifer Jason Leigh is an American actress. She began her career on television during the 1970s before making her film breakthrough as Stacy Hamilton in Fast Times at Ridgemont High. She later received critical praise for her performances in Miami Blues, Last Exit to Brooklyn, Backdraft, Single White Female, and Short Cuts. Leigh was nominated for a Golden Globe for her portrayal of Dorothy Parker in Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle. She starred in a 1995 film written by her mother, screenwriter Barbara Turner, titled Georgia. In 2001, she co-wrote and co-directed a film with Alan Cumming titled The Anniversary Party. In 2002, Leigh appeared in the neo-noir crime drama film Road to Perdition. In 2007, she starred in the family drama film Margot at the Wedding. She had a recurring role on the Showtime comedy-drama series Weeds as Jill Price-Gray.

Born: Jennifer Leigh Morrow, February 5, 1962, Hollywood, California, U.S.
Nationality: American
Occupation: Actress
Years active: 1976–present
Children: 1
Parent(s): Vic Morrow, Barbara Turner
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About Jennifer Jason Leigh

Actress who had her breakout role as high schooler Stacy Hamilton in the 1982 coming of age film Fast Times at Ridgemont High. Her other film credits include The Hudsucker Proxy, Short Cuts and The Hitcher.

Before Fame

She had her first movie role at the age of nine, appearing in a nonspeaking role in 1973's Death of a Stranger.

Achievement

Her role as Pauline in the 2007 film Margot at the Wedding earned her numerous award nominations for best supporting actress.

Family Life

She was married to Noah Baumbach from 2005-2013; they had a son in March of 2010.

Associations

She and Phoebe Cates played best friends Stacy and Linda in 1982's Fast Times at Ridgemont High.

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  • Best Supporting Actress Genie and Canadian Screen Award winners
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Latest information about Jennifer Jason Leigh updated on September 21, 2020.

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