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Jamie Lee Curtis is an American actress, producer, and children’s author. Her impressive career spans over four decades and has earned her multiple accolades, including an Academy Award, a BAFTA, and two Golden Globes, among others. Curtis is the youngest daughter of actors Janet Leigh and Tony Curtis, and her parents’ influence in the film industry led her to follow in their footsteps.
Jamie Lee Curtis Age
Lee Curtis, an accomplished actress, author, and producer, was born on November 22, 1958, in Santa Monica, California. He is 64 years old.
Jamie Lee Curtis Parents | Janet Leigh | Tony Curtis
She is the daughter to two well-known actors, Janet Leigh and Tony Curtis. Her mother, Jeanette Helen Morrison, was of Danish, German, and Scotch-Irish descent, while her father, Bernard Schwartz, was Jewish, with roots in Mátészalka, Hungary.Sadly, Curtis’s parents divorced in 1962, and her father wasn’t around much after that, leaving her mother, who later married Robert Brandt, a stockbroker, to raise the family.
Jamie Lee Curtis Siblings | Sister | Brother
Curtis grew up with an older sister, Kelly Curtis, who also pursued acting, and four half-siblings from her father’s later marriages: Alexandra, actress Allegra Curtis, Benjamin, and Nicholas, who passed away from a drug overdose in 1994.
Jamie Lee Curtis Education
Despite her family’s Hollywood background, Curtis was determined to forge her own path. She attended the prestigious Harvard-Westlake School and Beverly Hills High School in Los Angeles before graduating from Choate Rosemary Hall, a boarding school in Wallingford, Connecticut, in 1976. It was here that Curtis was exposed to acting and began to develop her passion for the craft.
After graduation, Curtis enrolled in the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California, where her mother had also studied law. However, Curtis only stayed for one semester before dropping out to pursue an acting career. Her decision proved to be a wise one, as she soon landed her first television role in a 1977 episode of the NBC drama series, Quincy, M.E.
Jamie Lee Curtis Career
Jamie has had a long and successful career in Hollywood, spanning over four decades. Her talent and versatility have made her one of the most celebrated actresses in the entertainment industry, and her work has had a significant impact on both the film and television worlds
Jamie Lee Curtis Early Beginnings | Halloween
Curtis began her acting career in the late 1970s, with roles in horror movies such as “Halloween” and “The Fog.” These films established her as a “scream queen” and helped to launch her career as a leading lady in Hollywood. However, Curtis was not content to be typecast as a horror movie actress and soon began to take on more diverse roles. She showed her range as an actress with critically acclaimed performances in movies such as “Trading Places,” “A Fish Called Wanda,” and “True Lies.”
Evolution of Her Career
In the 1990s, Curtis shifted her focus towards comedic roles, showcasing her talent for physical comedy and sharp wit. She continued to work in both film and television, including a stint on the hit series “NCIS” and a lead role in the sitcom “Anything But Love.” Curtis’ ability to transition between genres and roles made her a sought-after actress in Hollywood.
Success in Comedy
In addition to her work in drama and horror films, Curtis has also proven to be a talented comedic actress. She earned critical acclaim for her performances in films like “Trading Places” and “A Fish Called Wanda,” and she won a BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actress for her work in the latter.
Jamie Lee Curtis Hollywood Hiatus | Return to Acting
In the late 1990s and early 2000s, Curtis took a hiatus from acting to focus on her family and personal life. However, she returned to the screen in the mid-2000s, and has since appeared in a number of films and television shows. She received critical acclaim for her work in films like “Freaky Friday” and “Knives Out.”
Jamie Lee Curtis Television Work
Curtis has also made a name for herself on the small screen. She received another Golden Globe for her portrayal of Hannah Miller on ABC’s sitcom Anything but Love.
Lee also earned a nomination for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress for the television film Nicholas’ Gift. She also starred in the Fox series Scream Queens, for which she received her seventh Golden Globe nomination.
Jamie Lee Curtis Children’s Author
In addition to her successful acting career, Curtis has written numerous children’s books. Today I Feel Silly, and Other Moods That Make My Day is one of her most popular books, and it made The New York Times’s best-seller list.
Jamie Lee Curtis Husband | Christopher Guest | Children
Curtis is married to British-American filmmaker Christopher Guest, and they have two adopted children.
Jamie Lee Curtis’ Net Worth
According to celebritynetworth.com, Jamie has a net worth of approximately $60 million.
Jamie Lee Curtis Height
Jamie Lee Curtis height is estimated at 5’7″ (or 170 cm)