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, producer, and children's author. Known for her performances in the horror and slasher genres, she is regarded as a scream queen, in addition to roles in comedies. She has received multiple accolades, including an Academy Award, a BAFTA, two Golden Globes, and two Screen Actors Guild Awards, as well as nominations for an Emmy and a Grammy. She came to prominence with the ABC sitcom Operation Petticoat (1977–1978). She made her feature film debut playing Laurie Strode in John Carpenter's slasher film Halloween (1978), which established her as a scream queen and led to a string of parts in horror films such as The Fog, Prom Night, Terror Train (all 1980), and Roadgames (1981). She reprised the role of Laurie in the Halloween franchise, until 2022. Her film work spans many genres outside of horror, including the comedies Trading Places (1983), for which she won a BAFTA for Best Supporting Actress, and A Fish Called Wanda (1988), for which she received a nomination for the BAFTA for Best Actress. Her role as a workout instructor in the film Perfect (1985) earned her a reputation as a sex symbol. She won a Golden Globe Award for her portrayal of Helen Tasker in James Cameron's True Lies (1994). Her other notable film credits include Freaky Friday (2003) and Knives Out (2019). Her performance in Everything Everywhere All at Once (2022) won her the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. She received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1998. As of 2021, her films have grossed over $2.3 billion at the box office. She received a Golden Globe and a People's Choice Award for her portrayal of Hannah Miller on ABC's Anything But Love (1989–1992), and earned a Primetime Emmy nomination for the television film Nicholas' Gift (1998). She also starred as Cathy Munsch on the Fox series Scream Queens (2015–16), for which she received her seventh Golden Globe nomination. She has written numerous children's books, including Today I Feel Silly, and Other Moods That Make My Day (1998), which made The New York Times's best-seller list. She is a daughter of actors Janet Leigh and Tony Curtis. She is married to British-American filmmaker Christopher Guest, with whom she has two adopted children. Her marriage to Guest, who holds the British title of 5th Baron Haden-Guest, makes her a baroness who is entitled to use the name "The Right Honourable The Lady Haden-Guest", though she opts not to use it.

Filmography

A Fish Called Wanda

1988

As Wanda Gershwitz

The Fog

1980

As Elizabeth Solley

Halloween

1978

As Laurie Strode

Trading Places

1983

As Ophelia

Forever Young

1992

As Claire Cooper

Freaky Friday

2003

As Tess Coleman

The Tailor of Panama

2001

As Louisa Pendel

My Girl

1991

As Shelly DeVoto

Halloween II

1981

As Laurie Strode

My Girl 2

1994

As Shelly Sultenfuss

Halloween: Resurrection

2002

As Laurie Strode

Drowning Mona

2000

As Rona Mace

Fierce Creatures

1997

As Willa Weston

Virus

1999

As Kelly Foster

Blue Steel

1990

As Megan Turner

Christmas with the Kranks

2004

As Nora Krank

Terror Train

1980

As Alana Maxwell

Mother's Boys

1993

As Judith 'Jude' Madigan

Beverly Hills Chihuahua

2008

As Aunt Viv

Prom Night

1980

As Kimberly Hammond

True Lies

1994

As Helen Tasker

Roadgames

1981

As Pamela 'Hitch' Rushworth

You Again

2010

As Gail

The Heidi Chronicles

1995

As Heidi Holland

Dominick and Eugene

1988

As Jennifer Reston

Perfect

1985

As Jessie Wilson

House Arrest

1996

As Janet Beindorf

Queens Logic

1991

As Grace

A Man in Love

1987

As Susan Elliott

The Little Engine That Could

2011

As Beverly (voice)

Amazing Grace and Chuck

1987

As Lynn Taylor

Grandview, U.S.A.

1984

As Michelle 'Mike' Cody

Love Letters

1983

As Anna Winter

Halloween: Unmasked

1999

As Self

Nicholas’ Gift

1998

As Maggie Green

Veronica Mars

2014

As Gayle Buckley

The Kid & I

2005

As Jamie Lee Curtis

As Summers Die

1986

As Whitsey Loftin

Spare Parts

2015

As Principal

Dirt! The Movie

2009

As Self

Coming Soon

1982

As Herself

Money on the Side

1982

As Michelle Jamison

Homegrown

1998

As Sierra Kahan

78/52

2017

As Self

Halloween H20: 20 Years Later

1998

As Laurie Strode / Keri Tate

Cindy Sherman: Nobody's Here But Me

1994

As Narrator (voice)

Halloween

2018

As Laurie Strode

She's in the Army Now

1981

As Pvt. Rita Jennings

Marlene Dietrich: Her Own Song

2002

As Narrator (voice)

An Acceptable Loss

2019

As Rachel Burke

Knives Out

2019

As Linda Drysdale

The Return of Spinal Tap

1992

As Self (TV version)

Halloween Kills

2021

As Laurie Strode

Halloween Ends

2022

As Laurie

Not Quite Hollywood

2008

As Self

Daddy and Them

2001

As Elaine Bowen

Everything Everywhere All at Once

2022

As Deirdre Beaubeirdre

Halloween III: Season of the Witch

1982

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

Celebrity Nude Revue: Easy 80's Volume 1

2011

As Self (archive footage)

Escape from New York

1981

As Narrator / Prison Recording Voice (uncredited)

Borderlands

2024

As Dr. Patricia Tannis

Senior Entourage

2021

As Jamie

Jamie Lee Curtis: Hollywood Call of Freedom

2022

As Self (archive footage)

Escape from L.A.

1996

As Female Narrator (uncredited)

Spychosis

0000

As Jamie

Annie Oakley

1985

As Annie Oakley

Haunted Mansion

2023

As Madame Leota

Terror in the Aisles

1984

As Laurie Strode (archive footage)

Freaky Friday 2

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As Tess Coleman

Halloween: A Cut Above the Rest

2003

As Self / Laurie Strode

Journey of the Mask

2019

As Self

The Kill Team

2022

As Self

The Power of FEAR

2022

As Self

Final Girl

2023

As Self

Ending Halloween

2023

As Self

A Different Threat

2023

As Self

Ella McCay

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As

Production

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

Mother Nature

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As Writer

Mother Nature

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As Director

Return to Sender

2022

As Producer

The Lost Bus

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As Producer

Burn Out

2024

As Executive Producer

Freaky Friday 2

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As Producer

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