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Jessica Lange

Jessica Lange, a two-time Academy Award winner, made her film debut in King Kong, winning a Golden Globe for Best Acting Debut in a Motion Picture. She received dual Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations in the same year for Frances and Sydney Pollack's Tootsie, for which she took home the Oscar for Supporting Actress.

In 1994, Lange won her first Oscar for Best Actress in Blue Sky. Her other films include Country, for which she earned Oscar and Golden Globe nominations for Best Actress in a Leading Role, plus Sweet Dreams and Music Box, both of which garnered her Academy Award nominations, as well as a Golden Globe nomination for Music Box. Among Lange's other films are Cape Fear, Losing Isaiah, Rob Roy, Big Fish, Broken Flowers, Don't Come Knocking and, most recently, Bonneville. In 1996 she received her first Emmy nomination for the TV adaptation of A Streetcar Named Desire, playing Blanche DuBois.

Lange's other TV credits include HBO Films' Normal, for which she received Emmy and Golden Globe nominations, and a recent remake of Sybil.


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Jessica Lange Facts

Birth NameJesse Lange
OccupationActress
BirthdayApril 20, 1949 (67)
SignTaurus
BirthplaceCloquet, Minnesota, USA
Height5' 8½" (1m74)  How tall is Jessica Lange compared to you?
Awards2009 Emmy Awards: Outstanding Lead Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie (for Grey Gardens)
1996 Golden Globe Awards: Best Actress in a Mini-Series or a TV Film (for A Streetcar Named Desire)
1995 Academy Awards: Best Actress (for Blue Sky)
1995 Golden Globe Awards: Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama (for Blue Sky)
1983 Academy Awards: Best Supporting Actress (for Tootsie)
1983 Golden Globe Awards: Best Actress in a Supporting Role - Motion Picture (for Tootsie)

Selected Filmography

King Kong
Rob Roy
Legally Blonde
Wild Oats
The Vow
Big Fish
American Horror Story Sneak Peek
American Horror Story: Freak Show
Tootsie
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