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Jessica Lange was born in Cloquet, Minnesota, USA on April 20, 1949, to Dorothy Florence (Sahlman) and Albert John Lange, a traveling salesman and teacher. She is of Finnish (mother) and Dutch and German (father) descent. She obtained a scholarship to study art at the University of Minnesota, but instead went to Paris to study drama. She moved to ... See full bio »

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Won 2 Oscars. Another 40 wins & 46 nominations. See more awards »

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 2014/III The Gambler
Roberta
 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:

Jessica's grandparents were born in four different countries. Her paternal grandfather was German and her paternal grandmother was Dutch. Her maternal grandfather was Finnish and her maternal grandmother was born in Minnesota, to Finnish parents. See more »

Trademark:

Deep sultry voice See more »

Nickname:

Jessie

Star Sign:

Taurus

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