Jamie Lee Curtis

Jamie Lee Curtis

Nov. 22nd, 1958
Born in
Los Angeles, California, USA
5' 9"

Jamie Lee Curtis' Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Scream Queens (2015) TV Show
Scream Queens (2015)
A History Of Horror With Mark Gatiss (UK) TV Show
A History Of Horror With Mark Gatiss (UK)
Anything but Love TV Show
Anything but Love

Main Movie Roles

2014 - Veronica Mars
2010 - You Again
2009 - Dirt! The Movie
2008 - Beverly Hills Chihuahua
2006 - Going to Pieces - The Rise and Fall of the Slasher Film
2005 - The Kid & I
2004 - Christmas with the Kranks
2003 - Freaky Friday
2002 - Halloween: Resurrection
2001 - The American Nightmare
2001 - The Tailor of Panama
2001 - Daddy and Them
2000 - Drowning Mona
1999 - Virus
1998 - Halloween H20: 20 Years Later
1998 - Halloween H20: 20 Years Later
1998 - Homegrown
1997 - Fierce Creatures
1994 - My Girl 2
1994 - True Lies
1992 - Forever Young
1991 - Queens Logic
1991 - My Girl
1988 - A Fish Called Wanda
1988 - Dominick and Eugene
1984 - The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension
1983 - Trading Places
1982 - Halloween III: Season of the Witch
1982 - Halloween III: Season of the Witch
1981 - Escape from New York
1981 - Escape from New York
1981 - Halloween II
1980 - Terror Train
1980 - Prom Night
1980 - The Fog
1978 - Halloween

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Lt. Barbara Duran
Joan Day
Herself - Host
Linda Frye
[Complete List]


Jamie Lee Curtis is the daughter of legendary actors Janet Leigh and Tony Curtis (I). She got her big break at acting in 1978 when she won the role of Laurie Strode in Halloween (1978). After that she became famous for roles in movies like Trading Places (1983), Perfect (1985) and A Fish Called Wanda (1988). She starred in one of the biggest action films ever, True Lies (1994), for which she won a Golden Globe for her performance. In 1998 she starred in Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998) in which she reprised her role that made her famous back in 1978.

  • Saw her future husband 'Christopher Guest (I)' (qv) in the issue of Rolling Stone magazine with 'Cyndi Lauper' (qv) on the cover. Guest appeared in a promotional photo for the film _This Is Spinal Tap (1984)_ (qv) in full costume and makeup as a rock star. She fell in love at first sight of the photo and gave her telephone number to his agent.
  • Younger sister of actress 'Kelly Curtis (I)' (qv).
  • Godmother of 'Jake Gyllenhaal' (qv).
  • Member of jury at the Cannes Film Festival in 1992
  • Around the time _True Lies (1994)_ (qv) was released, Jamie appeared in a series of commercials for L'Eggs Pantyhose. The company also took out an insurance policy for her legs.
  • Two of her earliest roles make reference to roles played by her father. She appeared in the television series _"Operation Petticoat" (1977)_ (qv), based on the movie that had starred her father, 'Tony Curtis (I)' (qv). While on hiatus from that show, she was cast in _Halloween (1978)_ (qv), in which the detective "Sam Loomis" was named after a character from _Psycho (1960)_ (qv), which had starred her mother, 'Janet Leigh' (qv). Also, her father imitated 'Cary Grant' (qv)'s voice for his role in _Some Like It Hot (1959)_ (qv), and worked with Grant himself in _Operation Petticoat (1959)_ (qv). Grant's birth name, Archie Leach, was used as the name for 'John Cleese' (qv)'s character in _A Fish Called Wanda (1988)_ (qv).
  • During the 1980s she was engaged to Hollywood production designer 'J. Michael Riva' (qv), the grandson of screen legend 'Marlene Dietrich' (qv). Her godfather was MCA-Universal CEO 'Lew Wasserman' (qv).
  • It was on her suggestion that _Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998)_ (qv) was made.

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