More Jamie Lee Curtis Bios & Profiles
Biography #2 (for Halloween: Resurrection)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, as well as an American comedy Award, and Trading Places, with Eddie Murphy and Dan Aykroyd for which she earned a BAFTA (a British Film Academy Award) for Best Supporting Actress. Most recently Jamie starred in the The Tailor of Panama, along with Pierce Brosnan and Geoffrey Rush. Prior to that Jamie starred in Halloween: H20, which was the 20 year sequel to Halloween,-- the now classic film which first brought her to the attention of audiences worldwide. Other memorable leading film role performances include A Fish Called Wanda (for which she received duel nominations with BAFTA and the Golden Globes), Fierce Creatures, Virus, Dominick and Eugene, Blue Steel, My Girl, My Girl II, Forever Young, Mother's Boys, House Arrest and Love Letters.
In television, Ms. Curtis co-starred opposite Richard Lewis in the acclaimed sitcom, Anything but Love, which earned her both a Golden Globe and People's Choice Award, as well as TNT's adaptation of the Wendy Wasserstein play, The Heidi Chronicles, which also earned her a Golden Globe nomination. In 1998, Jamie starred in the CBS telefilm, Nicholas' Gift, for which she received an Emmy nomination.
Ms. Curtis is also a best-selling author of children's books. Where Do Balloons Go? an uplifting mystery, was released in September 2000 and spent 18 weeks on the New York Times Best Sellers List. She is also the author of Today I Feel Silly and Other Moods That Make My Day, When I Was Little: A Four-Year Old's Memoir of Her Youth and Tell Me Again About the Night I Was Born all of which were best sellers. Her most recent book, I'm Gonna Like Me, Letting off a Little Self Esteem, will be published in September.
Ms. Curtis is also an AIDS activist, an animal-rights activist and has a deep and active connection to many children's charities including, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh and Children's Hospital of Los Angeles as well as being the official spokesperson for CAAF (The Children's Affected by AIDS Foundation) and on whose executive Advisory Board she is a serving member. She is also currently serving as Vice President on the Board of Directors of her son's school in Los Angeles, California.
Curtis is the mother of Annie, age 14, and Thomas, age 5. She has been married for 14 years to actor/director Christopher Guest.
Bio courtesy Dimension Films for "Halloween: Resurrection" (04-Jan-2003)