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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 & 55 nominations. See more awards »

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 2015 Wild Oats
 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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"The Glass Menagerie," dramatic revival, written by Tennessee Williams, directed by David Leveaux, with Jessica Lange (portraying The Mother, Amanda Wingfield); Josh Lucas (portraying The Gentleman Caller, Jim O'Connor); Sarah Paulson (portraying The Daughter, Laura Wingfield); and Christian Slater (portraying The Son, Tom ... 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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It took Sydney Pollack a long time to get me to do Tootsie (1982). I asked myself if I wanted to play some frothy, ditzy character after I had just done Frances (1982). Obviously, I'm thrilled that I did. See more »


Her performance as Frances Farmer in Frances (1982) is ranked #85 on Premiere Magazine's 100 Greatest Performances of All Time (2006). See more »


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