Jamie Lee Curtis

Jamie Lee Curtis

  • Birthday: 1958-11-22
  • Place of birth: Los Angeles, California, USA
  • Also know as: Scream Queen

Biography

Jamie Lee Curtis (born November 22, 1958) is an American actress and writer. She is the recipient of several accolades, including a British Academy Film Award, two Golden Globe Awards and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1998. Curtis made her film acting debut as Laurie Strode in John Carpenter's horror film Halloween (1978), which established her as a scream queen, and she thereafter 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), Halloween (2018), Halloween Kills (2021), and the upcoming Halloween Ends (2022). Her filmography is largely characterized by independent films that have been box-office successes, with eight of her lead-actress credits grossing over $100 million. Curtis's film work spans many genres, including the cult comedies Trading Places (1983), for which she received a BAFTA for Best Supporting Actress, and A Fish Called Wanda (1988), for which she earned a BAFTA nomination for Best Actress. She won a Golden Globe, an American Comedy Award, and a Saturn Award for playing the starring role of Helen Tasker in James Cameron's action comedy film True Lies (1994). Curtis's other major films include Blue Steel (1990), My Girl (1991), Forever Young (1992), The Tailor of Panama (2001), Freaky Friday (2003), Beverly Hills Chihuahua (2008), You Again (2010), Veronica Mars (2014), and Knives Out (2019). Curtis received a Golden Globe and a People's Choice Award for her portrayal of Hannah Miller on the ABC sitcom Anything But Love (1989–1992). She earned a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for her work in the television film Nicholas' Gift (1998). She also starred as Cathy Munsch on the Fox horror comedy series Scream Queens (2015–2016), for which she earned her seventh Golden Globe Award nomination. Curtis is a daughter of Janet Leigh and Tony Curtis. She is married to Christopher Guest, with whom she has two adopted children, Annie and Ruby. Due to her marriage with Guest, who is the 5th Baron Haden-Guest in the United Kingdom, Curtis is a baroness formally entitled to the title Lady Haden-Guest, which she does not use. She has written numerous children's books, with her 1998 release Today I Feel Silly, and Other Moods That Make My Day making The New York Times's best-seller list. She is also a frequent blogger for The Huffington Post.

Filmography

A Fish Called Wanda

1988

As Wanda Gershwitz

Halloween II

1981

As Laurie Strode

Halloween: Resurrection

2002

As Laurie Strode

Virus

1999

As Kelly Foster

Blue Steel

1990

As Megan Turner

Terror Train

1980

As Alana Maxwell

Mother's Boys

1994

As Judith 'Jude' Madigan

The Heidi Chronicles

1995

As Heidi Holland

House Arrest

1996

As Janet Beindorf

Grandview, U.S.A.

1984

As Michelle 'Mike' Cody

Love Letters

1983

As Anna Winter

Nicholas’ Gift

1998

As Maggie Green

Dirt! The Movie

2009

As Herself

Coming Soon

1982

As Herself

Halloween H20: 20 Years Later

1998

As Laurie Strode / Keri Tate

Halloween

2018

As Laurie Strode

Halloween Kills

2021

As Laurie Strode

Halloween Ends

2022

As Laurie Strode

Spychosis

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As Jamie

Annie Oakley

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As Annie Oakley

The Fog

1980

As Elizabeth Solley

Halloween

1978

As Laurie Strode

Forever Young

1992

As Claire Cooper

Freaky Friday

2003

As Tess Coleman

My Girl 2

1994

As Shelly Sultenfuss

Fierce Creatures

1997

As Willa Weston

Christmas with the Kranks

2004

As Nora Krank

Prom Night

1980

As Kim

True Lies

1994

As Helen Tasker

Roadgames

1981

As Pamela 'Hitch' Rushworth

You Again

2010

As Gail

Perfect

1985

As Jessie Wilson

Queens Logic

1991

As Grace

The Little Engine That Could

2011

As Beverly (voice)

As Summers Die

1986

As Whitsey Loftin

Money on the Side

1982

As Michelle Jamison

She's in the Army Now

1981

As Pvt. Rita Jennings

An Acceptable Loss

2019

As Rachel Burke

The Tailor of Panama

2001

As Louisa Pendel

Dominick and Eugene

1988

As Jennifer Reston

A Man in Love

1987

As Susan Elliott

Amazing Grace and Chuck

1987

As Lynn Taylor

Halloween: Unmasked

1999

As Herself

Ellen's Energy Adventure

1996

As Judy Peterson

Borderlands

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As Dr. Patricia Tannis

My Girl

1991

As Shelly DeVoto

Drowning Mona

2000

As Rona Mace

Spare Parts

2015

As Principal

Knives Out

2019

As Linda Drysdale

Everything Everywhere All at Once

2022

As Deirdre Beaubeirdra

8

2012

As Sandy Stier

78/52

2017

As Herself

Trading Places

1983

As Ophelia

Haunted Mansion

2023

As Madame Leota

Beverly Hills Chihuahua

2008

As Aunt Viv

Homegrown

1998

As Sierra Kahan

Celebrity Nude Revue: Easy 80's Volume 1

2011

As Self (archive footage)

Marlene Dietrich: Her Own Song

2002

As Narrator (voice)

The Kid & I

2005

As Herself

Daddy and Them

2001

As Elaine Bowen

The Return of Spinal Tap

1992

As Herself

Senior Entourage

2021

As Jamie

Not Quite Hollywood

2008

As Herself

Escape from New York

1981

As Narrator / Prison Recording Voice (voice) (uncredited)

Halloween III: Season of the Witch

1982

As Curfew Announcer / Telephone Operator (voice) (uncredited)

Escape from L.A.

1996

As Female Narrator (uncredited)

Veronica Mars

2014

As Gayle Buckley

Production

Mother Nature

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As Director

Halloween

2018

As Executive Producer

Halloween Kills

2021

As Executive Producer

Halloween Ends

2022

As Executive Producer

Best Summer Ever

2020

As Executive Producer

Hondros

2018

As Co-Executive Producer

Return to Sender

2022

As Producer

Mother Nature

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As Writer

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