Jennifer Jason Leigh has entertained us with some incredible movies. Find out about her net worth, movies and other important facts.
The Beautiful Jennifer Jason Leigh
Born as Jennifer Lee Morrow to writer Barbara Turner and actor Vic Morrow, Jennifer Jason Leigh is a famous American actress who has given us many super hit movies. She was born in Los Angeles, California. Her mother was of Austrian Jewish ancestry and her father was of Russian Jewish descent. Actress Mina Badie happens to be her half-sister and Carrie Ann Morrow is her real sister. Reza Badiyi is her ex-stepfather. Jennifer’s father, actor Vic Morrow, was killed in a helicopter crash while shooting for the film ‘Twilight Zone’. Sadly, her parents divorced when she was just 2 years old. She got her first break in the film industry at the age of 9 when she acted in a non-speaking role for the film ‘Death of a Stranger’. The summer workshops given by Lee Strasberg trained her acting skills and got her a role in the Disney TV movie Walt Disney’s Wonderful World of Color: The Young Runaways (1978). She got her Screen Actors Guild membership in an episode of the famous TV Show ‘Baretta’. ‘Baretta’ was an American detective TV show that ran from 1975 to 1978. She was just 16 at that time. After that, she performed in various TV movies and TV Shows. She dropped out of her school ‘Pacific Palisades High School’ just two months before she could graduate because she got a major role in the film, ‘Eyes of a Stranger’ in the year 1981. ‘Eyes of a Stranger’ was about a serial killer/rapist who was one of the neighbors of Jennifer Jason Leigh in the movie. The film, ‘Fast Times at Ridgemont High’ in the year 1982 gave her the first major break and success. Her role as the female lead in the film ‘Fast Times at Ridgemont High’ was much appreciated and critically acclaimed. The Hateful Eight actress, Jennifer Jason Leigh was in a live-in relationship with Eric Stoltz for 5 years in the 80s. She got married to writer/director Noah Baumbach in the year 2005 but divorced him in the year 2013. The couple has a son.
Jennifer Jason Leigh net worth
Jennifer Jason Leigh is a rich celebrity with a net worth of around $4 million.
Jennifer Jason Leigh movies
The actress par excellence could tackle challenging roles easily. Her urban drama, ‘Last Exit to Brooklyn’ in the year 1990 got her rave review. She also played diverse roles in famous dramas like ‘Backdraft’ and ‘Rush’ which were much appreciated. Apart from the above-mentioned dramas, her work in films ‘Single White Female’ got her much recognition and appreciation. She further appeared in movies like ‘Short Cuts’, ‘Mrs. Parker’ and ‘Vicious Circle’ which got her a lot of fame. People loved her work in the Stephen King mystery ‘Dolores Claiborne’ in the year 1995. In the same year, she got a role opposite Mare Winningham in the drama ‘Georgia’. Her Broadway debut came much later in the year 1998 with Alan Cummin in a revival of Cabaret. She later directed and co-wrote a drama-comedy in the year 2001 with Cumming called ‘The Anniversary Party’. She later replaced Mary-Louise Parker from the lead role in the film ‘Proof’. In 2005, she tied the knot with writer-director Noah Baumbach. In 2007, the couple worked together in the movie ‘Margot at the Wedding’. They later co-wrote ‘Greenberg’. But unfortunately, the same year, they filed in for a divorce. The news of their divorce came just a few months after the birth of their son, Rohmer. Jennifer Jason Leigh is a versatile actor and continues to work on diverse kind of roles. Her film in 2013, ‘Kill Your Darlings’ revolved around the lives of legendary writers and poets such as Allen Ginsberg, William S. Burroughs, and Jack Kerouac. She got her first Oscar nod with the film, ‘The Hateful Eight’. Jennifer Jason Leigh is well-known for her detailed research that she does before portrays a particular role. She does her homework well and manages to capture the essence of every kind of role. Jennifer Jason Leigh’s work as Lady Bird Johnson in the film ‘LBJ’ received much appreciation. LBJ revolved around the story of U.S. President Lyndon Baines Johnson from his young days.
Jennifer Jason Leigh Awards
Jennifer Jason Leigh has won two Critic Society Awards for her work in the film ‘Last Exit to Brooklyn’ and in ‘Miami Blues’. She is also selected as one of America’s 10 Most Beautiful Women by the Harper’s Bazaar Magazine in the year 1989. Jennifer Jason Leigh was selected as the Member of the Jury at the ‘Venice Film Festival’ in the year 2000. Leigh has also received tributes for her career at ‘Telluride Film Festival’ in the year 1993, a tribute for her career in 2001 by a week-long retrospective showing of her film work at the American Cinematheque at Los Angeles and a special award for her immense contribution to independent cinema by the Film Society of Lincoln Center in the year 2002. She won the MTV Villian Award for the Best Villain in a Female role for the film ‘Single White Female’ in 1993. She also won the Genie Award for Best Performance for an Actress in a Supporting Role in the year 2005 for the film ‘Childstar’.