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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 & 63 nominations. See more awards »

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The Hateful Eight Daisy Domergue
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Anomalisa Lisa Hesselman
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 2017-2018 Atypical (TV Series)
Elsa Gardner
- Ernest Shackleton's Rules for Survival (2018) ... Elsa Gardner
- Ritual-licious (2018) ... Elsa Gardner
- The Smudging (2018) ... Elsa Gardner
- Living at an Angle (2018) ... Elsa Gardner
- In the Dragon's Lair (2018) ... Elsa Gardner
 2018 White Boy Rick
FBI Agent Snyder
 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)
 2014/I Me
 2014 Welcome to Me
Deb Moseley
 2014 Alex of Venice
 2013 Jake Squared
 2013 Hateship Loveship
 2013/I The Moment
 2013 Kill Your Darlings
Naomi Ginsberg
 2013 The Spectacular Now
 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
 2007 Margot at the Wedding
 2005 Rag Tale
Deputy Editor - The Rag, Mary Josephine (MJ) Morton
 2005 Easter Sunday (Short)
 2005 The Jacket
Dr. Beth Lorenson
 2004 Childstar
 2004 Palindromes
'Mark' Aviva
 2004 The Machinist
 2003 In the Cut
 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)
- The Two Hundredth (2001) ... Estelle (voice)
 2001 The Quickie
 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
 2000 Twitch City (TV Series)
- The Life of Reilly (2000) ... Faith
 1999 Spawn (TV Series)
- Hunter's Moon (1999) ... Lilly (voice)
- Seed of the Hellspawn (1999) ... Lilly (voice)
 1999 eXistenZ
Allegra Geller
 1999 Superman (TV Series)
- Absolute Power (1999) ... Cetea (voice)
 1998 Hercules (TV Series)
- 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)
- Gratitude (1998) ... Alexandra (voice)
 1998 Tracey Takes On... (TV Series)
Paige Garland
- Sports (1998) ... Paige Garland
 1998 King of the Hill (TV Series)
- 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
 1997 Faith No More: Last Cup of Sorrow (Short)
Madeleine Elster / Judy Barton
 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
 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)
 1990 Buried Alive (TV Movie)
Joanna Goodman
 1990 Miami Blues
Susie Waggoner
 1989 Last Exit to Brooklyn
 1989 The Big Picture
Lydia Johnson
 1988 Heart of Midnight
 1987 Under Cover
Tanille Laroux
 1987 Sister, Sister
Lucy Bonnard
 1986 Picnic (TV Movie)
Madge Owens
 1986 The Men's Club
 1986 The Hitcher
 1985 Flesh+Blood
 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
 1981 The Waltons (TV Series)
Kathy Seals
- The Pursuit (1981) ... Kathy Seals
 1980 Angel City (TV Movie)
Kristy Teeter
 1978 The Magical World of Disney (TV Series)
- The Young Runaways (1978) ... Heather
 1978 Family (TV Series)
Jenny Blair
- And Baby Makes Three (1978) ... Jenny Blair
 1977 Baretta (TV Series)
- Open Season (1977) ... Marcie (as Jennifer Leigh)
 1976 The Spy Who Never Was
Girl playing with a rubber ball (uncredited)
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(April 3 to May 24, 1986) She acted in William Inge's play, "Picnic," at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, California with Gregory Harrison, Rue McClanahan, Dick Van Patten, Dana Hill, Timothy Shelton and Michael Learned in the cast. Marshall W. Mason was director. John Lee Beaty was scenic designer. See more »

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[1992, on Backdraft (1991)] Ron Howard was incredibly generous and patient with me. He pursued me with this role. And I failed him. Everybody had been telling me for so long that I should stop playing women who go through grueling experiences, but there was no place for me in that character. It taught me that I can't take a role I don't really connect with. See more »


The song "Jennifer Jason Leigh" by the punk band J Church has lyrics made up from interview quotes. See more »



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