Nov. 22nd, 1958
Los Angeles, California, USA
Guest TV Roles
Lt. Barbara Duran
Herself - Host
Herself - Guest
Herself - Guest
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.
- Won a 2003 Grammy nomination in the Best Spoken Album for Children category for her recording of the children's books she has written.
- Adopted two children with 'Christopher Guest (I)' (qv): 'Annie Guest' (qv) (b. December 1986) and Thomas (b. March 1996).
- Half-sister of 'Allegra Curtis' (qv).
- Ex-stepdaughter of 'Christine Kaufmann' (qv), 'Andrea Savio (I)' (qv) and 'Leslie Curtis (II)' (qv).
- Once said that 'Dan Aykroyd' (qv) was the best on-screen kisser she ever worked with.
- Said in an interview on _Good Entertainment, with Michael Medved (2001) (TV)_ (qv) that, ironically, horror films terrify her and she prefers not to watch them.
- 'John Cleese' (qv) found it amusing that her father, 'Tony Curtis (I)' (qv)'s real name was Bernard Schwartz. To tease her about this, during the production of _A Fish Called Wanda (1988)_ (qv), he had the call sheets refer to her as "Jamie Lee Schwartz.".
- 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).