Jessica Lange Biography (1949-)

Full name, Jessica Phyllis Lange; born April 20, 1949, in Colquet, MN; daughter of Albert (a teacher and salesman) and Dorothy Lange; married Paco Grande(a photographer), 1970 (divorced, 1982); partner of Sam Shepard (a playwrightand actor), beginning 1982; children: (with ballet dancer and actor MikhailBaryshnikov) Alexandra; (with Shepard) Hannah Jane, Samuel Walker. Addresses: Agent: Creative Artists Agency, 9830 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90212-1804.; Manager: The Firm/AMG, 9465 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA90212.; Publicist: PMK/HBH, 8500 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 700, Beverly Hills, CA90211.

Nationality
American
Gender
Female
Occupation
Actress, producer
Birth Details
April 20, 1949
Colquet, Minnesota, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Appearances
  • (Film debut) Dwan, King Kong (also known as King Kong: The Legend Reborn), Paramount, 1976
  • Angelique, All That Jazz, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1979
  • Louise Travis, How to Beat the High Cost of Living, American International Pictures, 1980
  • Cora Papadakis, The Postman Always Rings Twice (also known as Wenn der Postmann zweimal klingelt), Paramount, 1981
  • Frances Farmer (title role), Frances, Universal, 1982
  • Julie Nichols, Tootsie (also known as Would I Lie to You?),Columbia, 1982
  • Jewell Ivy, Country, Buena Vista, 1984
  • Patsy Cline, Sweet Dreams, TriStar, 1985
  • Meg Magrath, Crimes of the Heart, De Laurentiis Entertainment Group, 1986
  • Kate, Far North, Alive, 1988
  • Babs Rogers Grey, Everybody's All-American (also known as WhenI Fall in Love), Warner Bros., 1988
  • Ann Talbot, Music Box, TriStar, 1989
  • Beth Macauley, Men Don't Leave, Warner Bros., 1990
  • Leigh Bowden, Cape Fear, Universal, 1991
  • Helen Nasseros, Night and the City, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1992
  • Carly Marshall, Blue Sky, Orion, 1994
  • Herself, A Century of Cinema, 1994
  • Margaret Lewin, Losing Isaiah, Paramount, 1995
  • Mary MacGregor, Rob Roy, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1995
  • Ginny Cook Smith, A Thousand Acres, Buena Vista, 1997
  • Martha Baring, Hush (also known as Bloodline and Kilronan), TriStar, 1998
  • Mademoiselle Elisabeth "Bette" Fisher, Cousin Bette, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1998
  • (Uncredited) Herself, Off the Menu: The Last Days of Chasen's (documentary), Northern Arts Entertainment, 1998
  • Tamora, Titus, Fox Searchlight Pictures, 1999
  • (Uncredited) Herself, The Making of "Titus," 2000
  • Mrs. Sarah Wurtzel, Prozac Nation, Miramax, 2001
  • Film Work
  • (With William D. Wittliff and William Beaudine, Jr.) Producer, Country, Buena Vista, 1984
  • Television Appearances
  • Movies
  • The Best Little Girl in the World, 1981
  • Alexandra Bergson, "O Pioneers!," Hallmark Hall of Fame, CBS, 1992
  • Stick Wife, ABC, 1994
  • Blanche DuBois, "A Streetcar Named Desire" (also known as "Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire"), CBS Playhouse 90s, CBS, 1995
  • Normal, 2002
  • Specials
  • Maggie Pollitt, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Showtime, 1984, rebroadcaston American Playhouse, PBS, 1985
  • The 19th Annual Country Music Association Awards, CBS, 1985
  • American Film Institute Salute to Billy Wilder, NBC, 1986
  • Vivien Leigh: Scarlett and Beyond, TNT, 1990
  • The 62nd Annual Academy Awards Presentation, ABC, 1990
  • (In archive footage) Herself, Jessica Lange: It's Only Make Believe, Cinemax, 1991
  • Voice of Willa Cather and herself, A Century of Women, TBS, 1994
  • Inside the Academy Awards, TNT, 1995
  • Presenter, The 68th Annual Academy Awards, 1996
  • Presenter, The 53rd Annual Golden Globe Awards, 1996
  • "A Century of Women," CNN Perspectives, Cable News Network, 1998
  • Intimate Portrait: Jessica Lange, Lifetime, 1998
  • Herself, The American Film Institute Salute to Dustin Hoffman, ABC, 1999
  • Herself, AFI's 100 Years ... 100 Stars, CBS, 1999
  • Frances Farmer: Paradise Lost, Arts and Entertainment, 2000
  • Episodic
  • Voice, "The Prince, the Swan, and the Czar Saltan," Stories from My Childhood (also known as Mikhail Baryshnikov's Stories from My Childhood; animated), PBS, 1997
  • Also appeared in an episode of Inside the Actors Studio, Bravo.
  • Stage Appearances
  • Angel on My Shoulder, summer theatre production, North Carolina, 1980
  • Blanche Dubois, A Streetcar Named Desire, Ethel Barrymore Theatre,New York City, 1992
  • Blanche Dubois, A Streetcar Named Desire, London, 1996-1997
  • Mary Tyrone, Long Day's Journey into Night, Lyric Theater, London,2000

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Books
    • International Dictionary of Films and Filmmakers, Volume 3: Actors and Actresses, St. James Press, 199
    • Jeffries, J. T., Jessica Lange: A Biography, St. Martin's (New York), 1986
    Periodicals
    • American Film, January/February, 1987, p. 36; June, 1987, pp. 7-9;August, 1990, pp. 14-19
    • Cosmopolitan, February, 1990, p. 184
    • Entertainment Weekly, April 14, 1995, p. 22; October 27, 1995, p.78; fall, 1996, p. 92; March 20, 1998, p. 56
    • Esquire, December, 1985, pp. 330-333
    • Harper's Bazaar, January, 1991, pp. 100-113
    • Interview, December, 1989, p. 56
    • McCall's, June, 1983, pp. 38-39
    • Newsweek, January 31, 1983, pp. 46-48; September 22, 1997, p. 82
    • People Weekly, April 17, 1995, p. 136
    • Premiere, January, 1990, p. 52
    • Rolling Stone, March 17, 1983, pp. 12-14
    • Time, November 7, 1988, pp. 108-109; April 10, 1995, p. 77
    • TV Guide, February 1, 1992, pp. 4-9
    • Vanity Fair, October, 1991, p. 182
    • Variety, March 19, 2001, p. 42; June 25, 2001, p. 60; September 3,2001, p. 53
    • Vogue, April, 1983, pp. 268-279; October, 1984, pp. 606-607; February, 1990, pp. 192-193

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