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Jennifer Jason Leigh


Jennifer Jason Leigh was born Jennifer Lee Morrow in Los Angeles, California, the daughter of writer Barbara Turner and actor Vic Morrow. Her father was of Russian Jewish descent and her mother was of Austrian Jewish ancestry. She is the sister of Carrie Ann Morrow and half-sister of actress Mina Badie. Jennifer's parents divorced when she was two.... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 26 wins & 61 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Hateful Eight
The Hateful Eight Daisy Domergue
(2015)
Dolores Claiborne
Dolores Claiborne Selena St. George
(1995)
Anomalisa
Anomalisa Lisa Hesselman
(2015)
Single White Female
Single White Female Hedra Carlson
(1992)

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 2017-2018 Atypical (TV Series)
Elsa Gardner
- Episode #2.6 (2018) ... Elsa Gardner
- Episode #2.3 (2018) ... Elsa Gardner
- A Human Female (2017) ... Elsa Gardner
- That's My Sweatshirt (2017) ... Elsa Gardner
- Julia Says (2017) ... Elsa Gardner
 2018 Patrick Melrose (TV Mini-Series)
Eleanor Melrose
- At Last (2018) ... Eleanor Melrose
- Mother's Milk (2018) ... Eleanor Melrose
- Some Hope (2018) ... Eleanor Melrose
- Never Mind (2018) ... Eleanor Melrose
- Bad News (2018) ... Eleanor Melrose
 2018 Annihilation
Dr Ventress
 2017 Twin Peaks (TV Series)
Chantal Hutchens
- Part 16 (2017) ... Chantal Hutchens
- Part 15 (2017) ... Chantal Hutchens
- Part 13 (2017) ... Chantal Hutchens
- Part 12 (2017) ... Chantal Hutchens
- Part 9 (2017) ... Chantal Hutchens
 2017 Good Time
Corey Ellman
 2016 LBJ
Lady Bird Johnson
 2016 Morgan
Dr. Kathy Grieff
 2015 The Hateful Eight
Daisy Domergue
 2015 Anomalisa
Lisa Hesselman (voice)
 2014 Open (TV Movie)
Holly
 2014/I Me
Kelly
 2014 Welcome to Me
Deb Moseley
 2014 Alex of Venice
Maureen
 2013 Jake Squared
Sheryl
 2013 Hateship Loveship
Chloe
 2013/I The Moment
Lee
 2013 Kill Your Darlings
Naomi Ginsberg
 2013 The Spectacular Now
Sara
 2012 Revenge (TV Series)
Kara Wallace Clarke
- Penance (2012) ... Kara Wallace Clarke
- Illusion (2012) ... Kara Wallace Clarke
- Forgiveness (2012) ... Kara Wallace Clarke
- Intuition (2012) ... Kara Wallace Clarke
- Confidence (2012) ... Kara Wallace Clarke
 2009-2012 Weeds (TV Series)
Jill Price-Gray
- Five Miles From Yetzer Hara (2012) ... Jill Price-Gray
- Unfreeze (2012) ... Jill Price-Gray
- Allosaurus Crush Castle (2012) ... Jill Price-Gray
- Red in Tooth and Claw (2012) ... Jill Price-Gray
- Only Judy Can Judge (2012) ... Jill Price-Gray
 2010 Greenberg
Beth - Beller's Party
 2008 Synecdoche, New York
Maria
 2007 Margot at the Wedding
Pauline
 2005 Rag Tale
Deputy Editor - The Rag, Mary Josephine (MJ) Morton
 2005 Easter Sunday (Short)
Mother
 2005 The Jacket
Dr. Beth Lorenson
 2004 Childstar
Suzanne
 2004 Palindromes
'Mark' Aviva
 2004 The Machinist
Stevie
 2003 In the Cut
Pauline
 2002 Mission Hill (TV Series)
Eunice 'Weirdie' Eulmeyer
- Kevin Loves Weirdie (2002) ... Eunice 'Weirdie' Eulmeyer (voice)
 2002 Road to Perdition
Annie Sullivan
 2002 Hey Arnold! The Movie
Bridget (voice)
 2002 Crossed Over (TV Movie)
Karla Faye Tucker
 2001 Frasier (TV Series)
Estelle
- The Two Hundredth (2001) ... Estelle (voice)
 2001 The Quickie
Lisa
 2001 The Anniversary Party
Sally Therrian
 2001 The Man Who Wasn't There
Female inmate (uncredited)
 2000 Skipped Parts
Lydia Callahan
 2000 The King Is Alive
Gina
 2000 Twitch City (TV Series)
Faith
- The Life of Reilly (2000) ... Faith
 1999 Spawn (TV Series)
Lilly
- Hunter's Moon (1999) ... Lilly (voice)
- Seed of the Hellspawn (1999) ... Lilly (voice)
 1999 eXistenZ
Allegra Geller
 1999 Superman (TV Series)
Cetea
- Absolute Power (1999) ... Cetea (voice)
 1998 Hercules (TV Series)
Tempest
- Hercules and the Prom (1998) ... Tempest (voice)
- Hercules and the Trojan War (1998) ... Tempest (voice)
- Hercules and the Girdle of Hippolyte (1998) ... Tempest (voice)
- Hercules and the Techno Greeks (1998) ... Tempest (voice)
- Hercules and the Assassin (1998) ... Tempest (voice)
 1998 Thanks of a Grateful Nation (TV Movie)
Teri Small
 1998 Adventures from the Book of Virtues (TV Series)
Alexandra
- Gratitude (1998) ... Alexandra (voice)
 1998 Tracey Takes On... (TV Series)
Paige Garland
- Sports (1998) ... Paige Garland
 1998 King of the Hill (TV Series)
Amy
- I Remember Mono (1998) ... Amy (voice)
 1998 The Love Letter (TV Movie)
Elizabeth Whitcomb
 1997 A Thousand Acres
Caroline Cook
 1997 Washington Square
Catherine Sloper
 1996 Bastard Out of Carolina
Anney Boatwright
 1996 Kansas City
Blondie O'Hara
 1995 Georgia
Sadie Flood
 1995 Dolores Claiborne
Selena St. George
 1994 Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle
Dorothy Parker
 1994 The Hudsucker Proxy
Amy Archer
 1993 Short Cuts
Lois Kaiser
 1992 The Prom
Lana
 1992 Single White Female
Hedra Carlson
 1991 Rush
Kristen Cates
 1991 Crooked Hearts
Marriet Hoffman
 1991 Backdraft
Jennifer Vaitkus
 1990 Partners in Life (TV Movie)
Blossom
 1990 Buried Alive (TV Movie)
Joanna Goodman
 1990 Miami Blues
Susie Waggoner
 1989 Last Exit to Brooklyn
Tralala
 1989 The Big Picture
Lydia Johnson
 1988 Heart of Midnight
Carol
 1987 Under Cover
Tanille Laroux
 1987 Sister, Sister
Lucy Bonnard
 1986 Picnic (TV Movie)
Madge Owens
 1986 The Men's Club
Teensy
 1986 The Hitcher
Nash
 1985 Flesh+Blood
Agnes
 1984 Grandview, U.S.A.
Candy Webster
 1983 Girls of the White Orchid (TV Movie)
Carol Heath
 1983 Easy Money
Allison Capuletti
 1983 ABC Afterschool Specials (TV Series)
Andrea Fairchild
- Have You Ever Been Ashamed of Your Parents? (1983) ... Andrea Fairchild
 1982 The First Time (TV Movie)
Bonnie Dillon
 1982 Fast Times at Ridgemont High
Stacy Hamilton
 1982 Trapper John, M.D. (TV Series)
Karen McCall
- The One and Only (1982) ... Karen McCall
 1982 Wrong Is Right
Young Girl
 1981 The Best Little Girl in the World (TV Movie)
Casey Powell
 1981 The Killing of Randy Webster (TV Movie)
Amy Wheeler
 1981 CBS Afternoon Playhouse (TV Series)
Laurie Mcintyre
- I Think I'm Having a Baby (1981) ... Laurie Mcintyre
 1981 Eyes of a Stranger
Tracy
 1981 The Waltons (TV Series)
Kathy Seals
- The Pursuit (1981) ... Kathy Seals
 1980 Angel City (TV Movie)
Kristy Teeter
 1978 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series)
Heather
- The Young Runaways (1978) ... Heather
 1978 Family (TV Series)
Jenny Blair
- And Baby Makes Three (1978) ... Jenny Blair
 1977 Baretta (TV Series)
Marcie
- Open Season (1977) ... Marcie (as Jennifer Leigh)
 1976 The Spy Who Never Was
Girl playing with a rubber ball (uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Played Sally Bowles in a the musical "Cabaret" - Kit Kut Club/ Studio 54, NYC (August 1998 to end of February 1999). See more »

Publicity Listings:

31 Interviews | 39 Articles | 16 Pictorials | 31 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Jennifer Leigh

Height:

5' 3" (1.6 m)
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Personal Quote:

I think I live in this mythical world where doing the parts I do is not going to hurt me, and telling people my age is not going to hurt me. And it actually does. It's a bit sick-making but, you know, I can't change who I am. See more »

Trivia:

She is of entirely Ashkenazi Jewish descent. Her paternal grandparents, Harry Morozoff and Jean Kress, were emigrants from Russia. Her maternal grandfather, Alexander Turner, was an emigrant from Austria, and her maternal grandmother, Pearl Pauline Zises, was born in New York, to Austrian-born parents. See more »

Nickname:

JJL

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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