Jamie Lee Curtis Biography (1958-)



Born November 22, 1958, in Los Angeles, CA; daughter of Tony Curtis (an actor; original name, Bernard Schwartz) and Janet Leigh (an actress; original name, Jeanette Helen Morrison); sister of Kelly Curtis (an actress and producer);married Christopher Guest (an actor, director, and writer), December 18, 1984; children: Annie, Tom. Education: Attended the University of the Pacific, 1977. Avocational interests: Photography. Addresses: Agent-- Creative Artists Agency, 9830 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90212. Career: Actress. Has appeared in television commercials, including advertisements for Airtouch Cellular, Equal, Hitachi, and Voice Stream Wireless; appeared in print advertisements for L'eggs hosiery and other products; also appeared in online advertisements. Awards, Honors: British Academy of Film and Television Arts Award, best supporting actress, 1984, forTrading Places; Golden Globe Award nomination, best performance by anactress in a motion picture--comedy/musical, and British Academy of Film andTelevision Arts Award nomination, best actress, both 1989, for A Fish Called Wanda; Special Mention for acting performance, Cognac Festival du FilmPolicier, 1990, for Blue Steel; Golden Globe Award, best performanceby an actress in a television series--comedy/musical, and People's ChoiceAward, best female performer in a new television program, both 1990, and Golden Globe Award nomination, best performance by an actress in a television series--comedy/musical, 1992, all for Anything but Love; Golden Globe Award, best actress in a musical or comedy film, American Comedy Award, funniest actress in a motion picture (leading role), Screen Actors Guild Award nomination, outstanding performance by a female actor in a supporting role, and MTV Movie Award nominations, best female performance and best kiss (with ArnoldSchwarzenegger), all 1995, for True Lies; Golden Globe Award nomination, best performance by an actress in a miniseries or motion picture made fortelevision, 1996, for The Heidi Chronicles; Emmy Award nomination, outstanding lead actress in a miniseries or movie, 1998, for Nicholas' Gift; received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, 1998; Saturn Award nomination, Academy of Science Fiction, Horror and Fantasy Films, best actress,and Blockbuster Entertainment Award nomination, favorite actress--horror, both 1999, for Halloween H2O: Twenty Years Later; Hasty Pudding Woman ofthe Year, Hasty Pudding Theatricals, Harvard University, 2000. Addresses: Agent: Creative Artists Agency, 9830 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90212.

Nationality
American
Gender
Female
Occupation
Actress
Birth Details
November 22, 1958
Los Angeles, California, United States

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