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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 & 67 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

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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 2016 Wild Oats
Maddie
 2016 Horace and Pete (TV Series)
Marsha
- Episode #1.10 (2016) ... Marsha (credit only)
- Episode #1.9 (2016) ... Marsha (credit only)
- Episode #1.8 (2016) ... Marsha (credit only)
- Episode #1.7 (2016) ... Marsha (credit only)
- Episode #1.6 (2016) ... Marsha (credit only)
 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:

"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 »

Publicity Listings:

2 Biographical Movies | 1 Print Biography | 8 Interviews | 11 Articles | 12 Pictorials | 10 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Personal Quote:

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 »

Trivia:

In 2016 she became the 24th performer to have won the Triple Crown of Acting (an Oscar, Emmy and Tony); she won the 1983 Best Supporting Actress Oscar for Tootsie (1982) and the 1995 Best Actress Oscar for Blue Sky (1994), the 2009 Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie Emmy for Grey Gardens (2009), the 2012 Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie Emmy for American ... See more »

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Nickname:

Jessie

Star Sign:

Taurus

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