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Jamie Lee Curtis


Jamie Lee Curtis was born on November 22, 1958 in Los Angeles, California, the daughter of legendary actors Janet Leigh and Tony Curtis. She got her big break at acting in 1978 when she won the role of Laurie Strode in Halloween (1978). After that, she became famous for roles in movies like Trading Places (1983), Perfect (1985) and A Fish Called ... See full bio »

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Halloween II
Wed, Nov 21 10:30 AM EST on IFC (082)
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Thu, Nov 22 12:00 AM EST on VH1 (252)

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Known For

True Lies Helen Tasker
(1994)
A Fish Called Wanda Wanda Gershwitz
(1988)
Freaky Friday Tess Coleman
(2003)
Trading Places Ophelia
(1983)

Filmography

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  Spychosis (announced)
Jamie
 2019 Knives Out (filming)
 2018 An Acceptable Loss
Rachel
 2018/I Halloween
Laurie Strode
 2012-2018 New Girl (TV Series)
Joan Day
- The Curse of the Pirate Bride (2018) ... Joan Day
- Oregon (2015) ... Joan Day
- Big News (2014) ... Joan Day
- Sister (2014) ... Joan Day
- Birthday (2014) ... Joan Day
 2015-2016 Scream Queens (TV Series)
Dean Cathy Munsch
- Drain the Swamp (2016) ... Dean Cathy Munsch
- Lovin the D (2016) ... Dean Cathy Munsch
- Rapunzel, Rapunzel (2016) ... Dean Cathy Munsch
- The Hand (2016) ... Dean Cathy Munsch
- Blood Drive (2016) ... Dean Cathy Munsch
 2015/I Spare Parts
Ms. Karen Lowry
 2014 Only Human (TV Movie)
Evelyn Lang
 2014 Veronica Mars
Gayle Buckley
 2012 NCIS (TV Series)
Dr. Samantha Ryan
- Till Death Do Us Part (2012) ... Dr. Samantha Ryan
- Up in Smoke (2012) ... Dr. Samantha Ryan
- The Missionary Position (2012) ... Dr. Samantha Ryan
- The Tell (2012) ... Dr. Samantha Ryan
- Psych Out (2012) ... Dr. Samantha Ryan
 2012 8 (Video)
Sandy Stier
 2011 From Up on Poppy Hill
Ryoko Matsuzaki (English version, voice)
 2011 The Little Engine That Could
Bev (voice)
 2010 You Again
Gail
 2008 Beverly Hills Chihuahua
Aunt Viv
 2007 The Tuttles: Madcap Misadventures (Video Game)
Barbara Tuttle (voice)
 2005 Molly & Roni's Dance Party (Video)
Disc jockey
 2004 Christmas with the Kranks
Nora Krank
 2003 Freaky Friday
Tess Coleman
 2002 Halloween: Resurrection
Laurie Strode
 2001 Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer & the Island of Misfit Toys (Video)
Queen Camilla (voice)
 2001 Daddy and Them
Elaine Bowen
 2001 The Tailor of Panama
Louisa
 2000 Pigs Next Door (TV Series)
- Movin' On Up (2000) ... (voice)
 2000 Drowning Mona
Rona
 1999 Virus
Kit Foster
 1998 Halloween H20: 20 Years Later
Laurie Strode / Keri Tate
 1998 Nicholas' Gift (TV Movie)
Maggie Green
 1998 Homegrown
Sierra Kahan
 1997 Fierce Creatures
Willa Weston
 1996 Ellen's Energy Adventure (Video)
Dr. Judy Peterson (uncredited)
 1996 House Arrest
Janet Beindorf
 1996 The Drew Carey Show (TV Series)
Sioux
- Playing a Unified Field (1996) ... Sioux
 1995 The Heidi Chronicles (TV Movie)
Heidi Holland
 1994 True Lies
Helen Tasker
 1994 My Girl 2
Shelly Sultenfuss
 1993 Mother's Boys
Judith 'Jude' Madigan
 1992 Forever Young
Claire Cooper
 1989-1992 Anything But Love (TV Series)
Hannah Miller
- Marty Walks (1992) ... Hannah Miller
- The Waiting (1992) ... Hannah Miller
- Tryst and Shout (1992) ... Hannah Miller
- Angst for the Memories (1992) ... Hannah Miller
- Catherine Honey, I'm Home (1992) ... Hannah Miller
 1991 My Girl
Shelly DeVoto
 1991 Queens Logic
Grace
 1990 Blue Steel
Megan Turner
 1988 A Fish Called Wanda
Wanda Gershwitz
 1988 Dominick and Eugene
Jennifer Reston
 1987 Amazing Grace and Chuck
Lynn Taylor
 1987 A Man in Love
Susan Elliott
 1986 Welcome Home (Short)
 1986 As Summers Die (TV Movie)
Whitsey Loftin
 1985 Tall Tales & Legends (TV Series)
Annie Oakley
- Annie Oakley (1985) ... Annie Oakley
 1985 Perfect
Jessie
 1984 The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension
Sandra Banzai - Buckaroo's Mother (scenes deleted)
 1984 Grandview, U.S.A.
Michelle 'Mike' Cody
 1983 Trading Places
Ophelia
 1983/II Love Letters
Anna Winter
 1982 Callahan (TV Movie)
Rachel Bartlett
 1982 Halloween III: Season of the Witch
Curfew Announcer / Telephone Operator (voice, uncredited)
 1982 Money on the Side (TV Movie)
Michelle Jamison
 1981 Death of a Centerfold: The Dorothy Stratten Story (TV Movie)
Dorothy Stratten
 1981 Halloween II
Laurie Strode
 1981 Road Games
Hitch
 1981 Escape from New York
Narrator / Computer (voice, uncredited)
 1981 She's in the Army Now (TV Movie)
Pvt. Rita Jennings
 1980 Terror Train
Alana
 1980 Prom Night
Kim
 1980 The Fog
Elizabeth Solley
 1979 Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (TV Series)
Jen Burton
- Unchained Woman (1979) ... Jen Burton
 1978 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Linda
 1978 Halloween
Laurie
 1978 Charlie's Angels (TV Series)
Linda Frye
- Winning Is for Losers (1978) ... Linda Frye
 1977-1978 Operation Petticoat (TV Series)
Lt. Barbara Duran
- Claire Voyant (1978) ... Lt. Barbara Duran
- Matt on a Hot Pink Sub (1978) ... Lt. Barbara Duran
- In Gossett We Trust (1978) ... Lt. Barbara Duran
- Gallardo Joins Up (1978) ... Lt. Barbara Duran
- Tostin Times Two (1978) ... Lt. Barbara Duran
 1977 Columbo (TV Series)
Waitress
 1977 The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries (TV Series)
Mary
- Mystery of the Fallen Angels (1977) ... Mary
 1977 Quincy M.E. (TV Series)
Girl in Dressing Room
- Visitors in Paradise (1977) ... Girl in Dressing Room
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Other Works:

TV commercial for Equal brand sweetner (1996) See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 10 Interviews | 17 Articles | 25 Pictorials | 33 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


Alternate Names:

Lady Haden-Guest

Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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Personal Quote:

About Madonna: "Holiday" came on the radio the other day and I remember where I was the first time I heard it: in West L.A. on my way to aerobics class. (In Style magazine, September 2006). See more »

Trivia:

Travels under the nom-de-plume "Rhoda Penmark," named after Patty McCormack's character in The Bad Seed (1956). See more »

Trademark:

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Nickname:

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Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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