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Jill Clayburgh

Jill Clayburgh has starred in over 25 feature films, including Running with Scissors, I'm Dancing As Fast As I Can, Silver Streak, Semi Tough and Never Again.

In 1978 she rose to screen prominence with her performance in An Unmarried Woman. Her portrayal of a newly divorced woman coping with life earned her nominations for an Academy Award and a Golden Globe, and she won the Best Actress Award at the Cannes Film Festival.

Clayburgh also received an Academy Award and a Golden Globe nomination for her role in Starting Over. Additional Golden Globe nominations were garnered for her work in First Monday in October and Bernardo Bertolucci's Luna.

Television audiences know her from numerous series and movies, including The Practice, Ally McBeal, Trinity, Everything's Relative and her Emmy nominated roles in Hustling and Nip/Tuck.

On Broadway Clayburgh appeared in the recent revival of Neil Simon's Barefoot in the Park, Richard Greenberg's A Naked Girl on the Appian Way, a revival of Noel Coward's Design for Living, the original production of Tom Stoppard's Jumpers and the Tony Award winning musicals Pippin and The Rothschilds.

Off Broadway she originated the role of Sunny in The Exonerated. She also appeared in The Busy World is Hushed, and was nominated for the Lucille Lortel Award as well as a Drama League Award. At Lincoln Center Clayburgh was recently seen as Virginia in The Clean House, for which she received nominations for both an Outer Critics Circle Award and a Drama League Award.

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Jill Clayburgh Facts

BirthdayApril 30, 1944 (79)
BirthplaceNew York, New York, USA
Height5' 8" (1m73)  How tall is Jill Clayburgh compared to you?

Selected Filmography

Bridesmaids Unrated
Fools Rush In
When Innocence is Lost
Silver Streak
Love and Other Drugs
Unspeakable Acts
Running With Scissors
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