From True Lies to Halloween, Jamie Lee Curtis has given audiences years of great entertainment. Learn more about her movies and net worth here.
Jamie Lee Curtis: The Original Scream Queen
Jamie Lee Curtis is an American actress, author and blogger who is probably best known for her work on the horror movie series, Halloween. She has graced the horror world with several other appearances and earned the status of “Scream Queen”, thanks to her excellent work in this genre. Jamie Lee Curtis was born on November 22, 1958 in Santa Monica, California. Her parents, Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh, were both actors. She is of Hungarian, German, Scottish and Danish descent. Jamie Lee Curtis’s parents divorced in 1962. Her mother later married Robert Brandt and her father remarried several times. Because of this, Jamie Lee Curtis has a number of half-siblings, named Alexandra, Allegra, Benjamin, and Nicholas Curtis as well as an older sister named Kelly from her parent’s marriage. Jamie’s brother, Nicholas, died tragically of an overdose in 1994. For her education, Jamie Lee Curtis attended Westlake School in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills High School. She ultimately graduated from Choate Rosemary Hall. She originally planned to attend the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California to major in social work, but quit after only one semester to pursue an acting career. Jamie Lee Curtis is married to English actor and director Christopher Guest. She became Lady Haden-Guest after her husband inherited the Barony of Haden-Guest after his father’s death in 1996. Together, they have adopted two children – a girl named Annie and a boy named Thomas.
A young Jamie Lee Curtis, sporting longer hair than her usual look, is shown here.
Jamie Lee Curtis: Movies & Television
Although Jamie Lee Curtis is famous for her work in horror with films like Halloween, The Fog, Prom Night, and Terror Train under her belt, she also has been featured in films spanning many other genres as well. Some of her most famous other work includes the cult comedy films Trading Places, True Lies and A Fish Called Wanda. For her role in Trading Places, Jamie won a BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role. She won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress for her work on True Lies. Her other films include Blue Steel and Freaky Friday, for which she received her third Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress. Some of the television series and films she has played a role in include Anything But Love, for which she received the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy, Nicholas’ Gift, for which she received her first Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress – Miniseries or a Movie, and most recently, she has starred in the comedy horror series Scream Queens. Outside of her career in television and film, Jamie Lee Curtis has also authored several children’s books and is a blogger for The Huffington Post. Her charitable work includes support and advocacy for children’s hospitals and same-sex marriage rights.
A shot of Jamie Lee Curtis in her role in True Lies. Jamie has also starred in films like A Fish Called Wanda, Freaky Friday and Nicholas’ Gift.
Jamie Lee Curtis: Net Worth, Facts To Know
Jamie Lee Curtis has an estimated a cozy net worth of $35 million thanks to her work in the entertainment industry and as a writer. Jamie Lee Curtis has faced rumors surrounding her sexuality for most of her career, with some people claiming that she was born as a hermaphrodite. These claims have never been substantiated or proven, however. Jamie Lee Curtis has supported fellow actress Eliza Dushku in her allegations of sexual assault against the stunt director of True Lies. Eliza Dushku recently came out with an account of sexual assault committed against her by him, stating that he lured her into a hotel room and rubbed himself on her until he orgasmed. Keep in mind, Eliza Dushku was only a teenager at the time. When approached to take on the starring role in the television series “Scream Queens”, Jamie Lee Curtis was not quick to sign on. In fact, she had doubts about it and wanted to make sure the writing was good before accepting the position. The show was actually conceived and built around her being the star in it and passing on the baton of being scream queen to the young actresses who co-starred with her in the show.
Jamie Lee Curtis is uniquely beautiful, exuding feminism even with short hair and rumors of being a hermaphrodite fired at her.
Jamie Lee Curtis: Final Thoughts
Jamie Lee Curtis is a very intelligent and talented actress, writer and community activist. She is also a role model for women everywhere. Her lifelong career in entertainment has allowed her to become a great influence for the causes she believes in and supports. She is a star inside and out and rest assured that you have not heard the last from her yet!
Halloween may have kick started her career, but Jamie Lee Curtis went on to make a name for herself in the entertainment industry above and beyond her first role.