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JESSICA LANGE BIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY:
 
Jessica Lange was born on April 20th, 1949 in Cloquet, Minnesota with the birth name Jessica Phyllis Lange.  She was the third of four children born to Dorothy Florence and Albert John Lange.  Her father was employed as a traveling salesman.  After graduating from high school she went on to study at the University of Minnesota on a scholarship, but only stayed briefly before deciding to move to Paris, France and study there.
 
After studying the art of Mime in France, she relocated to New York City and began taking acting classes while working part time as a waitress and fashion model.  Soon she was signed to a modeling agency and then began looking for work as an actress.  She was hired by the producer, Dino De Laurentiis who chose her to appear in he film, "King Kong" (1976).  Unfortunately the film was not a great success and it caused things to be difficult for Lange careerwise as few other projects were being offered to her.
 
Luckily, she did find work on the film, "All That Jazz" which soon followed with some other decent roles on such films as the remake of, "The Postman Always Rings Twice" (1981), "Frances" (1982) and "Tootsie" (1982) where she won a Best Supporting Actress Award.
 
Finally things were going in the right direction for her professionally receiving outstanding reviews for her role in the film, "Sweet Dreams" (1985) followed by roles in top feature films as, "Music Box" (1989), "Men Don't Leave" (1990), "Cape Fear" (1991) and "Blue Sky" (1994), which she won another Best Actress Academy Award.
 
Along with working as a film actress, Lange also decided to try and get a stage role on Broadway which she did in her debut in, "A Street Car Named Desire" (1992).  She is also very involved in charitable causes such as being a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Children's Fund and is a big supporter for rights of the Monks of Nepal.   
 
Jessica Lange has married only once in 1970 to Francisco Paco Grande and has no children with him.  They remained married until 1981.  She has not remarried, but lives with her boyfriend, Sam Shepard since 1982.  She has three children total, one from her relationship with Mikhail Baryshnikov and two children from her current live-in boyfriend. 
 
Some of her latest film roles have been in, "Normal" (2003), "Grey Gardens" (2009) and "The Big Valley" (2011).  Jessica also enjoys photography and has published a book of black and white photographs titled, "50 Photographs".   

Currently, Lange resides in New York and shares a home with Sam and their children.


Filmography

2011 The Big Valley
2012 The Vow 
2011 American Horror Story
2009 Grey Gardens
2007 Sybil
2006 Bonneville 
2005 Neverwas 
2005 Don't Come Knocking 
2005 Broken Flowers 
2003 Big Fish 
2003 Masked and Anonymous 
2003 Normal 
2001 Prozac Nation
1999 Titus 
1998 Cousin Bette 
1998 Hush
1998 Stories from My Childhood
1997 A Thousand Acres
1995 A Streetcar Named Desire 
1995 Rob Roy
1995 Losing Isaiah 
1994 Blue Sky
1992 Night and the City 
1992 O Pioneers!
1991 Cape Fear 
1990 Men Don't Leave
1989 Music Box 
1988 Everybody's All-American
1988 Far North
1986 Crimes of the Heart 
1985 Sweet Dreams
1984 Country 
1984 Cat on a Hot Tin Roof 
1982 Frances
1982 Tootsie
1981 The Postman Always Rings Twice
1980 How to Beat the High Co$t of Living
1979 All That Jazz
1976 King Kong 





Matinee Classics - Tootsie starring Dustin Hoffman, Jessica Lange, Teri Garr, Dabney Coleman, Charles Durning, Bill Murray, Sydney Pollack, George Gaynes, Geena Davis, Doris Belack, Lynne Thigpen and Estelle Getty
Matinee Classics - Tootsie starring Dustin Hoffman, Jessica Lange, Teri Garr, Dabney Coleman, Charles Durning, Bill Murray, Sydney Pollack, George Gaynes, Geena Davis, Doris Belack, Lynne Thigpen and Estelle Getty


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