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Jessica Phyllis Lange was born April 20, 1949 in Cloquet, Minnesota, 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 34 wins & 61 nominations. See more awards »

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 2016 Wild Oats (completed)
 2014/III The Gambler
 2012 The Vow
Rita Thornton
 2009 Grey Gardens (TV Movie)
Big Edie
 2007 Sybil (TV Movie)
Dr. Cornelia Wilbur
 2003 Normal (TV Movie)
Irma Applewood
 1999 Titus
 1995 Rob Roy
 1992 O Pioneers! (TV Movie)
Alexandra Bergson
 1988 Far North
 1984 Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (TV Movie)
 1982 Tootsie
 1976 King Kong
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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 »


5' 8" (1.73 m)

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All through life, I've harbored anger rather than expressed it at the moment. Once I started on Frances (1982), I discovered it was literally a bottomless well. It devastated me to maintain that for eighteen weeks, to be immersed in this state of rage for twelve to eighteen hours a day. It spilled all over, into other areas of my life. I was really hell to be around. See more »


She is one of the elite ten thespians to have been nominated for both a Supporting and Lead Acting Academy Award in the same year for their achievements in two different movies. The other nine are Fay Bainter, Teresa Wright, Cate Blanchett, Barry Fitzgerald (he has been nominated in both categories for the same role in the same movie), Sigourney Weaver, Al Pacino, Emma Thompson, Holly Hunter, ... See more »


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