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Jamie Lee Curtis

Jamie Lee Curtis has demonstrated her versatility as a film actress with starring roles in such acclaimed films as the blockbuster True Lies opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger, for which she won a Golden Globe Award and an American Comedy Award, and Trading Places with Eddie Murphy and Dan Aykroyd, for which she earned a BAFTA for Best Supporting Actress.

Curtis starred in the family comedy Christmas with the Kranks with Tim Allen. She captivated audiences with her Golden Globe- nominated performance in the Disney feature film Freaky Friday, co-starring Mark Harmon and Lindsay Lohan. She also appeared in the drama The Tailor of Panama along with Pierce Brosnan and Geoffrey Rush, as well as Halloween: H20, which was the 20-year sequel to Halloween, the now-classic film which brought her to the attention of audiences worldwide. Other memorable film roles include A Fish Called Wanda, for which she received both BAFTA and Golden Globe nominations, Fierce Creatures, Virus, Dominick and Eugene, Blue Steel, My Girl, My Girl II, Forever Young, Mother's Boys, House Arrest and Love Letters.

On television, Curtis co-starred opposite Richard Lewis in the acclaimed sitcom Anything But Love, which earned her both Golden Globe and People's Choice Awards, as well as TNT's adaptation of the Wendy Wasserstein play The Heidi Chronicles, which earned her a Golden Globe nomination. In 1998, Curtis starred in the CBS telefilm Nicholas' Gift for which she received an Emmy Award nomination.

Curtis is a #1 New York Times best-selling author of children's books and has sold more than five million copies over the last 15 years. Her titles include Is There Really a Human Race?, It's Hard to Be Five, I'm Gonna Like Me, Where Do Balloons Go?, "Today I Feel Silly and Other Moods That Make My Day, Tell Me Again About the Night I was Born and When I Was Little: A Four-Year-Old's Memoir of Her Youth. Her newest book, available September 2008, is Big Words for Little People."

Curtis also has a deep and active connection to many children's charities including Children's Hospital of Los Angeles and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. She is the official spokesperson and advisory board member of the Children's Affected by AIDS Foundation and also works with Starlight/Starbright.


Note: This profile was written in or before 2008.
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Jamie Lee Curtis Facts

OccupationActress
BirthdayNovember 22, 1958 (58)
SignSagittarius
BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, USA
Height5' 9" (1m75)  How tall is Jamie Lee Curtis compared to you?
Awards1995 Golden Globe Awards: Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical (for True Lies)
1990 Golden Globe Awards: Best Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy (for Anything but Love)

Selected Filmography

Freaky Friday (2003)
Daddy & Them (1999)
Halloween H20 (1998) user recommendation as Keri Tate / Laurie Strode
Homegrown (1998)
True Lies (1994)
Forever Young (1992)
The Return of Spinal Tap (1992)
A Fish Called Wanda (1988) as Wanda
Trading Places (1983)
The Fog (1980)
Halloween (1978) as Laurie Strode
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