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On April 20, 1949, Jessica Lange was born in Cloquet, Minnesota, USA, where her father worked as a traveling salesman. She obtained a scholarship to study art at the University of Minnesota, but instead went to Paris to study drama. She moved to New York, working as a model for many years, until producer Dino De Laurentiis cast her as the female ... See full bio »

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Won 2 Oscars. Another 33 wins & 33 nominations. See more awards »

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 2009 Grey Gardens (TV Movie)
Big Edie
 2007 Sybil (TV Movie)
Dr. Cornelia Wilbur
 2003 Normal (TV Movie)
Irma Applewood
 1999 Titus
Tamora
 1995 Rob Roy
Mary
 1992 O Pioneers! (TV Movie)
Alexandra Bergson
 1988 Far North
Kate
 1984 Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (TV Movie)
Maggie
 1982 Tootsie
Julie
 1976 King Kong
Dwan
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Other Works:

Stage: Appeared as "Mary Tyrone" in Eugene O'Neill's "Long Days Journey Into Night" at the Lyric Theater, West End, London, with Paul Rudd, Charles Dance and Paul Nicholls in the cast; 11/00-3/01. Robin Phillips was the director. See more »

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2 Biographical Movies | 1 Print Biography | 7 Interviews | 11 Articles | 12 Pictorials | 10 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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[on what counts in her career] Box office success has never meant anything. I couldn't get a film made if I paid for it myself. So I'm not 'box office' and never have been, and that's never entered into my kind of mind set. It is the kind of acknowledgment by other actors, really. That's really what is most meaningful. See more »

Trivia:

Her interpretation of the pushed-to-the-limit Cora in the remake of The Postman Always Rings Twice (1981) was partially inspired by the downbeat life of B-movie actress Barbara Payton. In a Rolling Stone interview, Lange mentioned how she thought her character might have first drifted to Hollywood as an aspiring starlet, and co-star Jack Nicholson gave her Payton's lurid, tell-all autobiography "... See more »

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Voluptuous figure See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

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