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Jamie Lee Curtis ACTOR




JAMIE LEE CURTIS BIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY:
 
Jamie Lee Curtis was born on November 22nd, 1958 in Los Angeles, California to Janet Leigh and Tony Curtis, both famous actors.  In 1976 she graduated from Choate Rosemary Hall private school and then enrolled at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California where she intended on pursuing a degree in social work, however, one semester after school, she decided to drop out and follow in her parents career path. 

By the age of twenty, Curtis was given her big break in the industry when she was cast in the film, "Halloween" (1978).  Soon she was becoming one of America's leading female actresses appearing on the big screen in such feature films as, "The Fog" (1980), "Prom Night" (1980), "Trading Places" (1983), "Perfect" (1985), "A Fish Called Wanda" (1988) and "True Lies" (1994), a role for which she won a Golden Globe Award.
 
She was being billed as, "The Scream Queen" for all the horror films she was being cast in.  Roger Ebert, a film critic, said that Curtis, "is to the current horror film glut" and Curtis was then determined to get away from that stereotypical image she had begun to create in the industry. 
 
As her career progressed, Curtis continued to add highly successful film roles to her resume such as, "House Arrest" (1996), "Home Grown" (1998), "Halloween H20: 20 Years Later" (1998), "Drowning Mona" (2000), "Freaky Friday" (2003), "Beverly Hills Chihuahua" (2008) and "You Again" (2010).
 
In addition to working as a film actress she also appeared on a variety of television series and also did some voice over work.  Some of her more well known television roles include, "Buck Rogers in the 25th Century", "The Drew Carey Show", "Anything but Love", "The Love Boat" and her most recent role on "NCIS" (2012) starring Mark Harmon.  She has also voiced characters on the animated films, "The Little Engine that Could" and "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer & the Island of Misfit Toys".
 
She is also a published author of a book titled, "Today I Feel Silly, and Other Moods That Make My Day" (1998) which made the best-seller list of The New York Times.  Curtis has also published a variety of children's books such as, "Where Do Balloons Go? : An Uplifting Mystery" (2000), "Tell Me Again About The Night I Was Born" (1996) and "When I Was Little: A Four-Year Old's Memoir of Her Youth" (1993) among others. 
 
Curtis also invented and patented a diaper that has a water poof pocket with wipes included, however as of 2007, her patent expired and is now public domain.  She is also involved in a number of charitable causes such as the Women in Recovery, Inc which is a non-profit Organization that offers live-in assistant to women in need based on a twelve step program.  She also works with the Children Affected by AIDS Foundation.
 
Jamie Lee Curtis has married only once to Christopher Guest whom she wed in 1984 and they have two adopted children and remain married today.  She resides in Santa Monica, California and also owns a residence in Ketchum, Idaho.    

 
Filmography

2012   NCIS 

2012   8

2011   The Little Engine That Could

2010   You Again 

2008   Beverly Hills Chihuahua 

2007   The Tuttles: Madcap Misadventures

2005   Molly & Roni's Dance Party 

2004   Christmas with the Kranks 

2003   Freaky Friday

2002   Halloween: Resurrection

2001   Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer & the Island of Misfit Toys

2001   Daddy and Them 

2001   The Tailor of Panama

2000   Pigs Next Door 

2000   Drowning Mona

1999   Virus

1998   Halloween H20: 20 Years Later 

1998   Nicholas' Gift 

1998   Homegrown 

1997   Fierce Creatures 

1996   House Arrest 

1996   The Drew Carey Show 

1996   Ellen's Energy Adventure 

1995   The Heidi Chronicles 

1994   True Lies

1994   Mother's Boys

1994   My Girl 2 

1992   Forever Young 

1989-1992  Anything But Love 

1991   My Girl

1991   Queens Logic

1989   Blue Steel

1988   A Fish Called Wanda

1988   Dominick and Eugene 

1987   Amazing Grace and Chuck 

1987   A Man in Love 

1986   As Summers Die

1986   Welcome Home

1985   Tall Tales & Legends 

1985   Perfect

1984   The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension 

1984   Grandview, U.S.A. 

1983   Trading Places 

1983   Love Letters 

1982   Halloween III: Season of the Witch

1982   Money on the Sid

1982   Callahan 

1981   Death of a Centerfold: The Dorothy Stratten Story 

1981   Halloween II 

1981   Road Games 

1981   Escape from New York 

1981   She's in the Army Now

1980   Terror Train 

1980   Prom Night 

1980   The Fog

1979   Buck Rogers in the 25th Century 

1978   The Love Boat

1978   Halloween

1978   Charlie's Angels 

1977-1978  Operation Petticoat

1977   Columbo

1977   The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries

1977   Quincy, M.E.
 







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