Jessica Lange

Jessica Lange

Highest Rated: 100% Normal (2003)

Lowest Rated: Not Available

Birthday: Apr 20, 1949

Birthplace: Cloquet, Minnesota, USA

In a career spanning decades and multiple Oscar and Golden Globe wins, Jessica Lange proved worthy of her status as one of the most respected American actresses of her generation. Regarded as a bit of a joke at first, following her lightweight performance in the comically bad remake of "King Kong" (1976), Lange went on to surprise her critics with the depth of her resources throughout the following decade as an A-list actress. Showcasing a docile loveliness in the comedy "Tootsie" (1982) and a fierce determination in Costa-Gavras' "Music Box" (1989), Lange was frequently entrusted with portrayals of iconic American women, including hardscrabble heartland matriarchs, wilting Southern belles, and real life women of complexity - most notably with her acclaimed portrayals of troubled 1930s actress Frances Farmer in "Frances" (1982) and brassy country singer Patsy Cline in "Sweet Dreams" (1985). In addition to her engaging onscreen appeal and luminous beauty, Lange wisely architected her own career without compromise, splitting her time between stage and screen. She would later transition to worthy independent dramas like Jane Anderson's "Normal" (2003) and HBO's "Grey Gardens" (2009) when film offers for over-50 female leads all but vanished, even for actresses with Lange's legacy of accomplishments. Her later work on Ryan Murphy's "American Horror Story" (FX 2011- ) anthology reminded generations of fans of her myriad talents.

Highest rated movies

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Country
Sweet Dreams
Tootsie
Grey Gardens
Broken Flowers
All That Jazz
Men Don't Leave

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
0% 36% Wild Oats Maddie (Character) $21.6K 2016
44% 31% The Gambler Roberta (Character) $33.7M 2014
41% 34% Therese Madame Raquin (Character) $420.3K 2013
31% 63% The Vow Rita Thornton (Character) $125.0M 2012
88% 78% Grey Gardens Big Edie (Character) - 2009
50% 39% Chéri Executive Producer $2.7M 2009
No Score Yet 79% Sybil Dr. Cornelia Wilbur (Character) - 2008
41% 43% Bonneville Arvilla (Character) - 2006
14% 65% Neverwas Katherine Pierson (Character) - 2005
87% 70% Broken Flowers Carmen (Character) $13.7M 2005
43% 60% Don't Come Knocking Doreen (Character) $438.7K 2005
100% 76% Normal Irma Applewood (Character) - 2003
76% 89% Big Fish Sandra Bloom (Character) $66.3M 2003
28% 58% Prozac Nation Mrs. Wurtzel (Character) - 2001
68% 86% Titus Tamora (Character) $1.9M 1999
41% 40% Cousin Bette Mlle. Elisabeth "Bette" Fisher (Character) $1.2M 1998
12% 34% Hush Martha Baring (Character) $13.5M 1998
24% 42% A Thousand Acres Ginny Cook Smith (Character) $7.9M 1997
No Score Yet 41% A Streetcar Named Desire Blanche DuBois (Character) - 1995
73% 75% Rob Roy Mary MacGregor (Character) $30.4M 1995
45% 73% Losing Isaiah Margaret Lewin (Character) $3.7M 1995
79% 58% Blue Sky Carly Marshall (Character) $2.5M 1994
57% 30% Night and the City Helen Nasseros (Character) $6.2M 1992
No Score Yet 44% O Pioneers! Alexandra Bergson (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet 100% Vivien Leigh: Scarlett and Beyond Unknown (Character) - 1991
73% 77% Cape Fear Leigh Bowden (Character) $76.4M 1991
81% 62% Men Don't Leave Beth Macauley (Character) $5.8M 1990
74% 76% Music Box Ann Talbot (Character) $5.1M 1989
13% 50% Far North Kate (Character) $23.7K 1988
42% 47% Everybody's All-American Babs Rogers Grey (Character) $12.6M 1988
81% 65% Crimes of the Heart Margaret 'Meg' Magrath (Character) $19.3M 1986
90% 81% Sweet Dreams Patsy Cline (Character) $9.0M 1985
100% 69% Country Jewell Ivy (Character) - 1984
66% 78% Frances Frances Farmer (Character) - 1982
90% 81% Tootsie Julie Nichols (Character) - 1982
79% 59% The Postman Always Rings Twice Cora Papadakis (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet 35% How to Beat the High Cost of Living Louise (Character) - 1979
86% 86% All That Jazz Angelique (Character) - 1979
53% 31% King Kong Dwan (Character) - 1976

TV

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48% 80% The Politician Dusty Jackson (Character) 2019-2020
No Score Yet 8% The View Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today With Hoda & Jenna Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today Guest 2008 2013 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Feud Joan Crawford (Character) 2017
No Score Yet 0% The Ellen DeGeneres Show Guest 2012 2014 2017
No Score Yet 43% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Morning America Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet LIVE with Kelly Guest 2017
No Score Yet 33% The Late Late Show With James Corden Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Charlie Rose Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live! With Kelly and Michael Guest 2013 2015-2016
96% 93% Horace and Pete Marsha (Character) 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Variety Studio: Actors on Actors Guest 2015
79% 73% American Horror Story Elsa Mars (Character) 2011-2015
No Score Yet 37% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tavis Smiley Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Katie Guest 2013
No Score Yet 10% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lyons & Bailes Reel Talk Guest 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Inside the Actors Studio Guest 1996