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Jennie Lee (I) (1848–1925)

Jennie Lee was born on September 4, 1848 in Sacramento, California, USA as Mary Jane Lee. She was an actress, known for The Birth of a Nation (1915), Her Mother's Oath (1913) and The Mothering Heart (1913). She was married to William Courtright. She died on August 5, 1925 in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California. See full bio »

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Known For

The Birth of a Nation
The Birth of a Nation Mammy - The Faithful Servant
Her Mother's Oath
Her Mother's Oath The Mother
The Mothering Heart
The Mothering Heart The Wash Customer


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 1924 Young Ideas
 1923 North of Hudson Bay
Dane's mother
 1921 One Man in a Million
Mrs. Koppel
 1921 The Big Punch
Buck's Mother
 1920 The Secret Gift
Aunt Soiphie
 1920 Under Sentence (Short)
 1920 Two from Texas (Short)
 1919 Rider of the Law
Jim's Mother
 1919 Bill Henry
Aunt Martha Jenkins (as Jennie Lee Courtright)
 1919 Riders of Vengeance
Harry's Mother
 1918 Sandy
Aunt Melvy
 1917 The Clever Mrs. Carfax
Mrs. Mary Keyes
 1917 The Innocent Sinner
Mother Ellis
 1917 Madame Bo-Peep
 1917 Her Official Fathers
Aunt Lydia
 1917 A Woman's Awakening
 1917 Stage Struck
Mrs. Teedles
 1917 Nina, the Flower Girl
Nina's grandmother
 1916 The Little Liar
Boardinghouse Keeper (as Jenny Lee)
 1916 Pillars of Society
Nurse (uncredited)
 1916 Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages
Woman at Jenkins Employees Dance (uncredited)
 1916 An Innocent Magdalene
 1916 A Child of the Paris Streets
Madame Dufrane
 1915 Her Mother's Daughter (Short)
The Mother Superior
 1915 The Root of All Evil (Short)
Nancy Billings - the Farmer's Wife
 1915 Providence and the Twins (Short)
 1915 The Fatal Finger Prints (Short)
Mrs. Spear
 1915 Victorine (Short)
 1915 Her Fairy Prince (Short)
 1915 The Kid Magicians (Short)
The Cook
 1915 Her Shattered Idol
Ben's Mother
 1915 A Man for All That (Short)
The Young Boy's Mother
 1915 The Artist's Wife (Short)
 1915 The Old Chemist (Short)
Mandy Lee
 1915 The Slave Girl (Short)
 1915 Her Buried Past (Short)
Mrs. Manning - Muriel's Mother
 1915 The Fatal Black Bean (Short)
 1915 The Double Deception (Short)
 1915 The Cause of It All (Short)
Jennie - Spencer's Cook
 1915 Cooky's Adventure (Short)
Kate - the New Cook
 1914 A Question of Courage (Short)
 1914 The Saving Grace (Short)
 1914 The Odalisque (Short)
 1914 False Pride (Short)
Mrs. Casey
 1914 The Primitive Man (Short)
 1914 Judith of Bethulia
 1913 The Battle of Elderbush Gulch (Short)
The Waifs' Guardian
 1913 Two Men of the Desert (Short)
Old Indian Woman
 1913 The Coming of Angelo (Short)
Teresa's Mother
 1913 The Sorrowful Shore (Short)
On Shore (uncredited)
 1913 Her Mother's Oath (Short)
The Mother
 1913 The Mothering Heart (Short)
The Wash Customer
 1913 Almost a Wild Man (Short)
In Audience (uncredited)
 1913 His Mother's Son (Short)
The Mother
 1913 The Yaqui Cur (Short)
Yaqui Woman
 1912 Taming Their Parents (Short)
Mrs. Pierce - the Widow

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Alternate Names:

Jennie Lee Courtright | Jenny Lee


5' 2" (1.57 m)

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Best remembered for her portrayal of Jo, the crossing sweeper in Dickens' Bleak House. See more »


Sports proficiencies Basketball, baseball, bowling, tennis, soccer


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