Jessica Harper

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Movie Actress
Date of Birth October 10, 1949
Place of Birth United States
Age 71 years old
Horoscope Libra

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Jessica Harper is an American actress, producer, and singer. Harper began her feature film career with a starring role in Brian De Palma's Phantom of the Paradise as well as a role in Inserts. She is best known for her portrayal of Suzy Bannion, the protagonist of Dario Argento's giallo cult classic Suspiria, and appeared in a supporting role in Luca Guadagnino's 2018 remake. Her other films include Stardust Memories, Shock Treatment, The Blue Iguana, Safe, and Minority Report. In addition to acting, Harper is also an author of children's music and books.

Born: October 10, 1949, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Residence: Los Angeles, California
Alma mater: Sarah Lawrence College
Occupation: Actress, producer, singer, author
Years active: 1971–present
Relatives: John Rothman (brother-in-law)
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About Jessica Harper

American actress, producer, and singer who is known for her appearance in Brian De Palma's film Phantom of the Paradise.

Before Fame

She attended Sarah Lawrence College. She made her debut appearance as an actress in the 1974 film Inserts. After gaining recognition, she would become a prominent figure in acting when she starred as the lead role in the film Suspiria.


In addition to her roles in acting and singing, she is also a writer and has published several different children's books as well as a cookbook titled The Crabby Cook Cookbook: Recipe's and Rants.

Family Life

She has been married to film executive Tom Rothman.


As a star in the 2002 film Minority Report, she starred alongside Tom Cruise, Colin Farrell, and Samantha Morton.

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