Jennifer Jason Leigh Biography (1962-)

Original name, Jennifer Leigh Morrow; born February 5, 1962, in Los Angeles,CA; daughter of Vic Morrow (an actor) and Barbara Turner (a screenwriter). Addresses: Agent: International Creative Management, 8942 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211; Endeavor, 9701 Wilshire Blvd., 10th Floor, BeverlyHills, CA 90212.; Manager: Elaine Rich Management, 2400 Whitman Place, Los Angeles, CA 90068.

Nationality
American
Gender
Female
Occupation
Actress, director, producer, writer
Birth Details
February 5, 1962
Los Angeles, California, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Appearances
  • (Uncredited) A girl playing with a rubber ball, Tod eines Fremden(also known as The Death Merchants, Death of a Stranger, TheExecution, Die Hinrichtung, and The Spy Who Never Was), 1973
  • Tracy Harris, Eyes of a Stranger, Warner Bros., 1980
  • Young girl, Wrong Is Right (also known as The Man with the Deadly Lens), Columbia, 1982
  • Stacy Hamilton, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Universal, 1982
  • Allison, Easy Money, Orion, 1983
  • Candy Webster, Grandview, U.S.A., Warner Bros., 1984
  • Agnes, Flesh and Blood (also known as The Rose and the Sword and Los senores del acero), Orion, 1985
  • Nash, The Hitcher, TriStar, 1986
  • Teensy, The Men's Club, Atlantic, 1986
  • Tanille LaRoux, Under Cover, Cannon, 1987
  • Lucy Bonnard, Sister, Sister, New World, 1987
  • Carol Rivers, Heart of Midnight, Samuel Goldwyn, 1988
  • Lydia Johnson, The Big Picture, Columbia, 1989
  • Tralala, Last Exit to Brooklyn (also known as Letzte Ausfahrt Brooklyn), AMLF/Cinecom, 1989
  • Susie "Pepper" Waggoner, Miami Blues, Orion, 1990
  • Fire Princess, 1990
  • Jennifer Vaitkus, Backdraft, Universal, 1991
  • Marriet, Crooked Hearts, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/Pathe, 1991
  • Kristen Cates, Rush, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/Pathe, 1991
  • Hedra Carlson, Single White Female, Columbia, 1992
  • Lana, The Prom, 1992
  • Lois Kaiser, Short Cuts, Fine Line, 1993
  • Amy Archer, The Hudsucker Proxy (also known as Hudsucker--Der grosse Sprung), Warner Bros., 1994
  • Dorothy Parker, Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle (also known asMrs. Parker and the Round Table), Fine Line, 1994
  • Sadi Flood, Georgia, Miramax, 1995
  • Selena St. George, Dolores Claiborne, Columbia, 1995
  • Blondie O'Hara, Kansas City, Miramax, 1996
  • Catherine Sloper, Washington Square, Buena Vista, 1997
  • Caroline Cook, A Thousand Acres, Buena Vista, 1997
  • Allegra Geller, eXistenZ, Miramax, 1999
  • Voice, Spawn 3: Ultimate Battle, Todd McFarlane Entertainment, 1999
  • Gina, The King Is Alive (also known as Dogme #4 and Dogme 4), Newmarket, 2000
  • Lydia Callahan, Skipped Parts (also known as The Wonder of Sex), Trimark Pictures, 2000
  • Beautiful View, 2000
  • Sally Nash, The Anniversary Party, Fine Line, 2001
  • Lisa, The Quickie, Monarch Home Video, 2001
  • Voice of Bridget, Hey Arnold! The Movie (animated), Paramount, 2002
  • Annie Sullivan, Road to Perdition, Twentieth Century-Fox, 2002
  • Pauline, In the Cut, Screen Gems, 2003
  • Film Work
  • Coproducer, Georgia, Miramax, 1995
  • Coproducer, Skipped Parts (also known as The Wonder of Sex), Trimark Pictures, 2000
  • Director and producer, The Anniversary Party, 2001
  • Television Appearances
  • Movies
  • Heather, The Young Runaways, 1978
  • Kristy Teeter, Angel City (also known as Field of Tears), CBS, 1980
  • Amy Wheeler, The Killing of Randy Webster, CBS, 1981
  • Casey Powell, The Best Little Girl in the World, ABC, 1981
  • Bonny Dillon, The First Time, ABC, 1982
  • Carol Heath, Girls of the White Orchid (also known as Death Ride to Osaka), NBC, 1983
  • Joanna Goodman, Buried Alive (also known as Till Death Do Us Part), USA Network, 1990
  • Anney Boatwright, Bastard Out of Carolina, Showtime, 1996
  • Elizabeth Whitcomb, "The Love Letter," Hallmark Hall of Fame, CBS,1998
  • Karla Faye Tucker, Crossed Over (also known as Destins croises), CBS, 2002
  • Miniseries
  • Teri Small, Thanks of a Grateful Nation (also known as Dying for Our Country), Showtime, 1998
  • Episodic
  • Marcie, "Open Season," Baretta, 1977
  • Kathy, "The Pursuit," The Waltons, CBS, 1980
  • Late Show with David Letterman, 1995 and 1999
  • Paige, "Sports," Tracey Takes On ... , HBO, 1996
  • Voice of Amy, "I Remember Mono," King of the Hill (animated), Fox,1998
  • Voice of Tempest, "Hercules and the Assassin," Hercules (animated;also known as Disney's Hercules), syndicated, 1998
  • Voice of Tempest, "Hercules and the Techno Greeks," Hercules (animated; also known as Disney's Hercules), syndicated, 1998
  • Voice of Cetea, "Absolute Power," Superman (animated), The WB, 1999
  • Inside the Actors Studio, Bravo, 1999
  • Faith, "The Life of Reilly," Twitch City, CBC and Bravo, 2000
  • + de cinema, 2001
  • Estelle, "The Two Hundredth," Frasier, NBC, 2001
  • Also appeared as voice, Adventures from the Book of Virtues (animated), PBS; voice of Weirdie, "Kevin Loves Weirdie" (also known as "Kevin Finds Love (or Hot for Weirdie),") Mission Hill (animated), The WB; Anorexic, "The Best Little Girl in the World," Fast Food Films, F/X; interviewee, The Directors, Encore; in episodes of Trapper John, M.D.
  • Series
  • Voice of Lilly, Spawn (animated; also known as Todd McFarlane'sSpawn), 1997
  • Pilots
  • Blossom, Partners in Life, CBS, 1990
  • Specials
  • Laurie, "I Think I'm Having a Baby," CBS Afternoon Playhouse, CBS,1981
  • Andrea Fairchild, "Have You Ever Been Ashamed of Your Parents?" (also known as "Just Like Us"), ABC Afterschool Specials, ABC, 1983
  • The Making of "Easy Money," 1983
  • Madge Owens, "Picnic," Broadway on Showtime, Showtime, 1986
  • The 49th Annual Golden Globe Awards, TBS, 1992
  • Luck, Trust, and Ketchup: Robert Altman in Carver Country, Bravo,1994
  • "The Infamous Dorothy Parker: Would You Kindly Direct Me to Hell?," A&E Stage, Arts and Entertainment, 1994
  • The First 100 Years: A Celebration of American Movies, HBO, 1995
  • On the Set of "Washington Square," 1997
  • Agnieszka Holland on the Set, 1997
  • Tracey Takes On ... The Best of III, HBO, 1998
  • The Making of "Road to Perdition," 2002
  • Stage Appearances
  • (Stage debut) Man of Destiny, 1972
  • The Shadow Box, Los Angeles, 1979
  • Madge Owens, Picnic, Center Theatre Group, Ahmanson Theatre, Los Angeles, 1986
  • Title role, Sunshine, Circle Repertory Theatre, New York City, 1989
  • Sally Bowles, Cabaret, Kit Kat Club, New York City, 1998
  • Catherine, Proof, Walter Kerr Theatre, New York City, 2001
  • RECORDINGS
  • Music Videos
  • Appeared in Faith No More's "Last Cup of Sorrow."
  • WRITINGS
  • Screenplays
  • The Anniversary Party, 2001

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Periodicals
    • Entertainment Weekly, June 26, 1992, p. 17
    • Esquire, December, 1994, pp. 114-120
    • Film Comment, March/April, 1990, p. 55
    • Interview, May, 1990, pp. 140; April, 1991, p. 96
    • Movieline, April, 1999, pp. 60-65, 88
    • People Weekly, October 13, 1997, p. 144
    • Premiere, February, 1996, pp. 52-57, 98-99
    • Time, September 29, 1997, p. 101
    • Vogue, February, 1994, pp. 240-244

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