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Jessica Phyllis Lange was born 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 New York ... See full bio »

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Won 2 Oscars. Another 39 wins & 65 nominations. See more awards »

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Big Fish
Big Fish Sandra Bloom - Senior
(2003)
Tootsie
Tootsie Julie
(1982)
Cape Fear
Cape Fear Leigh Bowden
(1991)
The Vow
The Vow Rita Thornton
(2012)

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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 »

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5' 8" (1.73 m)
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For me, acting was always a way to explore emotions - to dip into the well and really try to reach rock bottom down there. See more »

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Has appeared in two films nominated for Best Picture at the Academy Awards: All That Jazz (1979) and Tootsie (1982). See more »

Trademark:

Platinum blonde hair See more »

Nickname:

Jessie

Star Sign:

Taurus

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