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Jennifer Jason Leigh


Jennifer Jason Leigh was born Jennifer Lee Morrow in Los Angeles, California, the daughter of writer Barbara Turner and actor Vic Morrow. Her father was of Russian Jewish descent and her mother was of Austrian Jewish ancestry. She is the sister of Carrie Ann Morrow and half-sister of actress Mina Badie. Jennifer's parents divorced when she was two.... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 24 wins & 57 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Hateful Eight
The Hateful Eight Daisy Domergue
(2015)
The Machinist
The Machinist Stevie
(2004)
Road to Perdition
Road to Perdition Annie Sullivan
(2002)
eXistenZ
eXistenZ Allegra Geller
(1999)

Filmography

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 2017 Twin Peaks (TV Series) (post-production)
- Episode #1.1 (2017)
 2017 Annihilation (filming)
The Psychologist
 2016 Morgan (completed)
 2015 Anomalisa
Lisa Hesselman (voice)
 2014 Open (TV Movie)
Holly
 2014/I Me
Kelly
 2014 Welcome to Me
Deb Moseley
 2014 Alex of Venice
Maureen
 2013 Hateship Loveship
Chloe
 2013/I The Moment
Lee
 2010 Greenberg
Beth - Beller's Party
 2005 Easter Sunday (Short)
Mother
 2004 Childstar
Suzanne
 2002 Mission Hill (TV Series)
Eunice 'Weirdie' Eulmeyer
- Kevin Loves Weirdie (2002) ... Eunice 'Weirdie' Eulmeyer (voice)
 2002 Hey Arnold! The Movie
Bridget (voice)
 2002 Crossed Over (TV Movie)
Karla Faye Tucker
 2001 Frasier (TV Series)
Estelle
- The Two Hundredth (2001) ... Estelle (voice)
 2001 The Quickie
Lisa
 2001 The Anniversary Party
Sally Therrian
 2001 The Man Who Wasn't There
Female inmate (uncredited)
 2000 Skipped Parts
Lydia Callahan
 2000 The King Is Alive
Gina
 2000 Twitch City (TV Series)
Faith
- The Life of Reilly (2000) ... Faith
 1999 Spawn (TV Series)
Lilly
- Hunter's Moon (1999) ... Lilly (voice)
- Seed of the Hellspawn (1999) ... Lilly (voice)
 1999 Superman (TV Series)
Cetea
- Absolute Power (1999) ... Cetea (voice)
 1998 Hercules (TV Series)
Tempest
- Hercules and the Prom (1998) ... Tempest (voice)
- Hercules and the Trojan War (1998) ... Tempest (voice)
- Hercules and the Assassin (1998) ... Tempest (voice)
 1998 Thanks of a Grateful Nation (TV Movie)
Teri Small
 1998 Adventures from the Book of Virtues (TV Series)
Alexandra
- Gratitude (1998) ... Alexandra (voice)
 1998 Tracey Takes On... (TV Series)
Paige Garland
- Sports (1998) ... Paige Garland
 1998 King of the Hill (TV Series)
Amy
- I Remember Mono (1998) ... Amy (voice)
 1998 The Love Letter (TV Movie)
Elizabeth Whitcomb
 1997 A Thousand Acres
Caroline Cook
 1993 Short Cuts
Lois Kaiser
 1992 The Prom
Lana
 1991 Crooked Hearts
Marriet Hoffman
 1990 Partners in Life (TV Movie)
Blossom
 1990 Buried Alive (TV Movie)
Joanna Goodman
 1990 Miami Blues
Susie Waggoner
 1989 The Big Picture
Lydia Johnson
 1988 Heart of Midnight
Carol
 1987 Under Cover
Tanille Laroux
 1987 Sister, Sister
Lucy Bonnard
 1986 Picnic (TV Movie)
Madge Owens
 1986 The Men's Club
Teensy
 1986 The Hitcher
Nash
 1984 Grandview, U.S.A.
Candy Webster
 1983 Girls of the White Orchid (TV Movie)
Carol Heath
 1983 ABC Afterschool Specials (TV Series)
Andrea Fairchild
- Have You Ever Been Ashamed of Your Parents? (1983) ... Andrea Fairchild
 1982 The First Time (TV Movie)
Bonnie Dillon
 1982 Trapper John, M.D. (TV Series)
Karen McCall
- The One and Only (1982) ... Karen McCall
 1982 Wrong Is Right
Young Girl
 1981 The Best Little Girl in the World (TV Movie)
Casey Powell
 1981 The Killing of Randy Webster (TV Movie)
Amy Wheeler
 1981 CBS Afternoon Playhouse (TV Series)
Laurie Mcintyre
- I Think I'm Having a Baby (1981) ... Laurie Mcintyre
 1981 The Waltons (TV Series)
Kathy Seals
- The Pursuit (1981) ... Kathy Seals
 1980 Angel City (TV Movie)
Kristy Teeter
 1978 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series)
Heather
- The Young Runaways (1978) ... Heather
 1978 Family (TV Series)
Jenny Blair
- And Baby Makes Three (1978) ... Jenny Blair
 1977 Baretta (TV Series)
Marcie
- Open Season (1977) ... Marcie (as Jennifer Leigh)
 1976 The Spy Who Never Was
Girl playing with a rubber ball (uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Reads for the audio-book version of "Paint It Black" by Janet Fitch, published in September 2006. See more »

Publicity Listings:

28 Interviews | 39 Articles | 16 Pictorials | 29 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Jennifer Leigh

Height:

5' 3" (1.6 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

When my first movie, Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982), turned out to be this big hit, I was so innocent, I thought: all movies are hits. It took a couple of years to figure out that almost every movie I made after that didn't make money. Some of them haven't made money because they're not very good movies. It's not like I look at a project and go, 'Oh, this is going to be a box-office bomb. I ... See more »

Trivia:

Jennifer attended the strict Stagedoor Manor summer camp in upstate New York which trains teenagers in acting, singing, and dancing. Jennifer's classmates include actor Zach Braff from NBC's Scrubs (2001), writer-director Todd Graff, and actress-singer Mandy Moore. See more »

Nickname:

JJL

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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