Jamie Lee Curtis

Jamie Lee Curtis

Highest Rated: 97% Knives Out (2019)

Lowest Rated: 5% Christmas With the Kranks (2004)

Birthday: Nov 22, 1958

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California

The daughter of film stars Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh, Jamie Lee Curtis launched her film career as a "scream queen." After a nondescript supporting role on the TV series Operation Petticoat, Curtis rose to cult stardom playing the straight-laced teenage babysitter imperiled by an unknown slasher in Halloween (1978). Upon appearing in the film's sequel and in such spookers as The Fog (1979) and Prom Night (1980), she seemed in danger of being limited to blood-splattered horror films. But Curtis wasn't about to be typed this early in the game: with a meaty secondary role as a prostitute -- featuring several well-publicized nude scenes -- in the big-budget comedy Trading Places (1983), she made the transition from imperiled teen type to knowing adult with nary a hitch. Curtis didn't exactly have a string of box-office smashes after Trading Places, but she was always worth watching even when the films weren't. And when the good parts did come along, notably her roles in A Fish Called Wanda (1988) and My Girl (1991), she proved she was an actress of range and stature and not just another "movie star's kid." Taking a potentially humiliating role as the unknowing wife of a secret agent in the megabucks Arnold Schwarzenegger adventure True Lies (1994), Curtis delivered a sparkling performance, emerging as the only truly likable character in a loud and misogynistic melodrama. In 1997, she was reunited with the cast of A Fish Called Wanda (Kevin Kline, John Cleese, and Michael Palin) for Fierce Creatures, another comedy farce in the same vein as Wanda. Unfortunately, the film was largely disappointing; but, the following year, Curtis rebounded with a return to familiar territory in Halloween: H2O. The slasher flick, although less than a critical favorite, proved to be popular with audiences. In 1999, Curtis again ventured into the big-budget realm with the action thriller Virus, and had a supporting role in Daddy and Them, Billy Bob Thornton's sophomore writing/directorial effort. She could then be seen in Drowning Mona, a black comedy in which she played a waitress caught up in an affair with the husband of her town's most infamous dead woman.The 2000s have brought Curtis several interesting opportunities, including a live performance at Paul McCartney's benefit for the controversial animal rights organization PETA in 2000, and a no-holds-barred photo shoot with More magazine in 2002 -- the then 44-year-old actress wanted to emphasize that even high-profile celebrities look "normal" without the help of a team of makeup artists and digital alterations. In 2001, Curtis starred alongside Oscar-winner Geoffrey Rush and James Bond front man Pierce Brosnan in the espionage thriller The Tailor of Panama, and returned for a cameo appearance in Halloween: Resurrection, which supposedly marked her final role in the Halloween franchise. Curtis would return to more family-oriented pictures in 2003's spirited Freaky Friday with Lindsay Lohan, which featured the forty-something actress playing a punky teen whose spirit had magically been transferred to her mother's body; the success of that film led to the curdled comedy of the critically drubbed Christmas With the Kranks. She acted in Beverly Hills Chihuahua and You Again, but became better known in later years as a spokeswoman for Activia yogurt.Married to actor Christopher Guest since 1984, Curtis became a Baroness, Lady Haden-Guest, when her husband inherited the Barony in 1996.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet Halloween Kills Actor 2020
97% Knives Out Linda Drysdale 2019
13% An Acceptable Loss Rachel Burke 2019
79% Halloween Executive Producer Laurie Strode 2018
89% 78/52: Hitchcock's Shower Scene Actor 2017
55% Spare Parts Principal 2015
79% Veronica Mars Gayle Buckley $2.7M 2014
No Score Yet Halloween 35th Anniversary Actor 2013
86% From Up On Poppy Hill Ryoko $0.7M 2013
No Score Yet Beauty CULTure Actor 2013
No Score Yet The Little Engine That Could Actor 2011
18% You Again Gail $25.7M 2010
No Score Yet Dirt! The Movie Narrator 2009
41% Beverly Hills Chihuahua Aunt Viv $94.5M 2008
95% Not Quite Hollywood: The Wild, Untold Story of Ozploitation! Actor 2008
No Score Yet Going to Pieces: The Rise and Fall of the Slasher Film Actor 2006
33% The Kid & I Herself 2005
No Score Yet John Carpenter: Fear Is Just the Beginning... The Man and His Movies Actor 2004
5% Christmas With the Kranks Nora Krank $73.8M 2004
88% Freaky Friday Tess Coleman $110.2M 2003
11% Halloween: Resurrection Laurie Strode $30.3M 2002
No Score Yet Marlene Dietrich: Her Own Song Narrator 2001
No Score Yet Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and the Island of Misfit Toys Queen Camilla 2001
86% Daddy and Them Elaine Bowen 2001
77% The Tailor of Panama Louisa Pendel $13.2M 2001
67% The American Nightmare Actor 2001
29% Drowning Mona Rona 2000
No Score Yet Paul McCartney & Friends: The PETA Concert for Party Animals Actor 2000
10% Virus Kit Foster 1999
52% Halloween H20 Laurie Strode/Carrie Tate 1998
No Score Yet Nicholas' Gift Maggie Green 1998
35% Spice World Screenwriter 1998
44% Homegrown Sierra Kahan 1998
53% Fierce Creatures Willa Weston 1997
10% House Arrest Janet Beindorf 1996
27% My Girl 2 Shelly Sultenfuss 1996
No Score Yet Heidi Chronicles Heidi Holland 1995
70% True Lies Helen Tasker 1994
43% Mother's Boys Jude 1993
57% Forever Young Claire Cooper 1992
53% My Girl Shelly DeVoto 1991
38% Queens Logic Grace 1991
73% Blue Steel Megan Turner 1990
94% A Fish Called Wanda Wanda Gerschwitz 1988
80% Dominick and Eugene Jennifer Reston 1988
No Score Yet Un homme amoureux (A Man in Love) Susan Elliott 1987
38% Amazing Grace and Chuck Lynn Taylor 1987
No Score Yet As Summers Die Whitsey Loftin 1986
No Score Yet Film House Fever Actor 1986
19% Perfect Jessie 1985
69% The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Dr. Sandra Banzai 1984
No Score Yet Grandview U.S.A. Michelle "Mike" Cody 1984
57% Terror in the Aisles Actor 1984
No Score Yet Love Letters Anna 1984
87% Trading Places Ophelia 1983
No Score Yet Coming Soon Actor 1983
28% Halloween II Laurie Strode 1981
85% Escape from New York Narration and Computer Voice 1981
No Score Yet Road Games Hitch / Pamela 1981
No Score Yet She's in the Army Now Rita Jennings 1981
48% Prom Night Kim 1980
74% The Fog Elizabeth Solley 1980
38% Terror Train Alana 1980
96% Halloween Laurie Strode 1978

TV

Credit
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015-2019
Guest 2019
2018
2016
2015
No Score Yet Eli Roth's History of Horror
2018
Appearing 2018
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest 2018
No Score Yet The Graham Norton Show
2007
Guest 2018
No Score Yet The View
1997
Guest 2018
2012
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
Guest 2018
2015
2012
2010
No Score Yet Harry
2016-2018
Guest 2016
No Score Yet Variety Studio: Actors on Actors
2015
Guest 2016
75% Scream Queens
2015-2016
Dean Cathy Munsch Dean Munsch Director 2016
2015
2010
No Score Yet The Chew
2011-2018
Guest 2015
94% New Girl
2011-2018
Joan Jane 2015
2014
2012
No Score Yet The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills
2010
Appearing 2014
No Score Yet NCIS
2003
Dr. Samantha Ryan Samantha Ryan 2012
No Score Yet One Born Every Minute
2011-2012
Narrator 2012
2011
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest 2012
2010
2007
2004
2003
2002
2000
No Score Yet Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution
2010-2011
Appearing 2011
2010
No Score Yet Independent Lens
1999
Narrator 2010
No Score Yet The Bonnie Hunt Show
2008-2010
Guest 2008
No Score Yet Dr. Phil
2002
Appearing 2004
No Score Yet The Drew Carey Show
1995-2004
1996
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
Guest Host 1984
1980
33% Buck Rogers in the 25th Century
1979-1981
1979
No Score Yet Charlie's Angels
1976-1981
1978
No Score Yet Quincy, M.E.
1976-1983
Girl 1977

QUOTES FROM Jamie Lee Curtis CHARACTERS

Laurie says: What's the boogeyman?

Laurie Strode says: Was that the boogeyman?

Doctor Loomis says: As a matter of fact, it was.

Dr. Loomis says: As a matter of fact, it was.

Alana says: [Referring to the killer] Jesus, I don't know who it is anymore!

Alana says: Jesus, I don't know who it is anymore!

Alana says: "Kenny, you're better than him."

Alana says: Kenny, you're better than him.

Kim says: "It's better than kissing an ashtray."

Kim says: It's better than kissing an ashtray.

Kim says: "Go sit on it, ape."

Kim says: Go sit on it, ape.

Laurie says: Lynda, if this is a joke, I'll kill you!

Ophelia says: I'm a whore with a heart of gold.

Ramona says: You stole Richie Philipps from me!

Gail says: Richie Philipps from High School?

Ramona says: I was in love with him!

Gail says: You were in love with him?!

Gail says: You were in love with him?

Mark says: Scientific Fact: When you wear a blindfold, you rely on your stomach. I already lost six pounds.

Ben says: And where did you go to Medical School?

Ben says: And where did you go to medical school?

Gail says: Ben!

Will Brennan says: What do we do? What dowe do?

Laurie Strode/ Keri Tate says: Try to live!

Tess Coleman says: I am beyond cutting you slack, Anna, but you are not going to the audition!

Anna Coleman says: Yes, I am!

Tess Coleman says: No, you're not!

Anna Coleman says: Why not?!

Tess Coleman says: Because I said so!

Pei-Pei's Mom says: Cookie?

Wanda Gerschwitz says: Let me correct you on a couple of things, OK? Aristotle was not Belgian. The central message of Buddhism is not every man for himself.

Wanda Gerschwitz says: Let me correct you on a couple of things, okay? Aristotle was not Belgian. The central message of Buddhism is not every man for himself.

Otto West says: You read...

Wanda Gerschwitz says: The London Underground is not a political movement. Those are mistakes. I Iooked 'em up.

Laurie Strode says: Don't let them put me to sleep! Don't let 'em put me to sleep. No... Please don't let them put me to sleep.

Laurie says: "I already lost it."

Laurie says: I already lost it.

Judith Myers says: "Michael's around somewhere."

Judith Myers says: Michael's around somewhere.

Doctor Loomis says: "He had the blackest eyes. The devil's eyes."

Doctor Loomis says: He had the blackest eyes. The devil's eyes.

Laurie says: "Tommy it's me! Tommy open up! Tommy please!"

Laurie says: Tommy it's me! Tommy open up! Tommy please!

Marion says: "Your compassion is overwhelming, Doctor."

Marion says: Your compassion is overwhelming, Doctor.

Gail says: We need lard stat!

Ben says: Who are you talking to?

Helen Tasker says: Did you ever kill someone?

Harry Tasker says: Yes, but they were all bad!

Laurie says: it "was the boogeyman

Laurie says: It was the boogeyman.

Doctor Loomis says: as a matter of fact. it was

Otto West says: Don't call me stupid.

Wanda Gerschwitz says: Right because calling you stupid would be an insult to stupid people!

Norma Watson says: Oh. Miss Tate. I didn't mean to make you jump. It's Halloween. I guess everyone's entitled to one good scare.

Laurie Strode says: I've had my share.

Vada Sultenfuss says: Life isn't just death. Don't ignore the living.

Shelly DeVoto says: Life isn't just death. Don't ignore the living.

Wanda Gerschwitz says: You think you're an intellectual don't you ape?

Otto West says: Apes don't read philosophy!

Wanda Gerschwitz says: Yes they do, they just don't understand it!

Wanda Gerschwitz says: Aristotle was NOT Belgian!

Ken says: Otto t-t-tried to k-k-kiss me.

Wanda Gerschwitz says: I thought he might.

Laurie Strode says: Help Me!

Laurie Strode says: Help me!

Anna Coleman says: [in her mom's body, pointing at Pei-Pei] I think she knows exactly what we're talking about!

Tess Coleman says: [in Anna's body] Let's hit her!

Tess Coleman says: [in Anna's body] I look like Stevie Nicks!

Anna Coleman says: [in Tess's body] Who's he?

Laurie says: Tommy!(banging on the Doyle's front door) Tommy it's me! Tommy! Tommy!

Laurie says: Tommy! [banging on the Doyle's front door] Tommy it's me! Tommy! Tommy!

Annie says: Still spooked?

Laurie says: I wasn't spooked.

Annie says: LIES!

Laurie says: I wasn't! I saw someone standing in Mr. Riddle's back yard.

Annie says: Probably Mr. Riddle!

Laurie says: He was watching me.

Annie says: Mr. Riddle was watching you? Laurie, Mr. Riddle is eighty-seven!

Laurie says: He can still watch.

Annie says: That's probably all he can do!

Laurie says: Was that the booegy man?

Laurie says: [after Michael falls off the balcony] It was the boogeyman.

Doctor Loomis says: As a matter of fact, that was.

Tess Coleman says: I look like the cript keeper!

Tess Coleman says: I look like the crypt-keeper!

Tess Coleman says: I look like the crypt keeper!

Laurie Strode says: (it's just her and Michael left at the school) - MICHAEEEEL!

Laurie Strode says: (it's just her and Michael left at the school) - Michael!

Will Brennan says: (screaming about Michael Myers) - Who was that?!!!

Will Brennan says: (screaming about Michael Myers) - Who was that?!

Laurie Strode says: My brother.

Laurie Strode says: My name's not Keri Tate.

Will Brennan says: Oooh, what is it?

Laurie Strode says: Laurie Strode.

Will Brennan says: (laughs) - Strode?

Laurie Strode says: Okay, John. I know that you get your smart mouth from my side of the family, so I'll cut you a break.

Norma Watson says: Oh. Miss Tate. I didn't mean to make you jump. It's Halloween. I guess everyone's entitled to one good scare.

Laurie Strode says: I've had my share.

Laurie Strode says: My brother killed my sister.

Will Brennan says: How did he do that?

Laurie Strode says: With a really big...sharp...kitchen knife.

Laurie Strode says: With a really big, sharp, kitchen knife.

Will Brennan says: And the girl that-- What happened to the sister? She died, right?

Will Brennan says: And the girl that... What happened to the sister? She died, right?

Laurie Strode says: No, she faked her death. And now she's the headmistress...of a very posh, secluded private school in northern California...

Laurie Strode says: No, she faked her death. And now she's the headmistress of a very posh, secluded private school in northern California...

Will Brennan says: What?

Laurie Strode says: Hoping and praying every year...that her brother won't find her.

Laurie Strode says: Hoping and praying every year that her brother won't find her.

Will Brennan says: You're telling' me the truth?

Laurie Strode says: Now do you want a drink?

Will Brennan says: (thinks for a few seconds; in shock) - ...yeah!

Will Brennan says: (thinks for a few seconds; in shock) - Yeah!

Will Brennan says: What should I do?

Laurie Strode says: Try to live.

Laurie Strode says: How about you? Are you tired of my bullsh*t?

Will Brennan says: I'm a counselor; I'm attracted to it.

Laurie Strode says: So counsel me.

Will Brennan says: Oh, no. I know better. I love you just the way you are.

Laurie Strode says: (to Michael Myers; before falling to her death) - I'll see you in hell.

Laurie Strode says: (to Michael Myers; before falling to her death) I'll see you in hell.

Laurie Strode says: Are you afraid of me, Michael?

Laurie Strode says: (to Michael Myers) - I knew you'd come for me sooner or later. What took you so long?

Laurie Strode says: (to Michael Myers) I knew you'd come for me sooner or later. What took you so long?

Laurie Strode says: You failed, Michael. Want to know why? ...Because I'm not afraid of you...But what about you? Are you afraid of me? Are you afraid to die, Michael?

Laurie Strode says: You failed, Michael. Want to know why? Because I'm not afraid of you. But what about you? Are you afraid of me? Are you afraid to die, Michael?

Sam Loomis says: I'm sorry I left you. Are you all right?

Laurie Strode says: Why won't he die?

Jimmy says: They should have handled him more carefully.

Laurie Strode says: Who?

Jimmy says: Michael Myers.

Laurie Strode says: Michael Myers?

Jimmy says: Yeah, he was the one that was after you.

Laurie Strode says: From the Myers house...That little kid that killed his sister?

Laurie Strode says: From the Myers house. That little kid that killed his sister?

Jimmy says: Yeah.

Laurie Strode says: But he's in the hospital somewhere.

Jimmy says: He escaped last night.

Laurie Strode says: Don't let them put me to sleep.

Laurie says: (to Tommy Doyle and Lindsey) - Now just listen to me. I want you to go down the stairs...and out the front door. And I want you to go down the street to the Mackenzies' house...I want you to tell them to call the police. And tell them to send them over here...Now, do you understand me?

Laurie says: (to Tommy Doyle and Lindsey) Now just listen to me. I want you to go down the stairs, and out the front door. And I want you to go down the street to the Mackenzies' house. I want you to tell them to call the police. And tell them to send them over here. Now, do you understand me?

Tommy says: There is the boogeyman! He is outside! Look, there is the boogeyman outside!

Laurie says: What's wrong?

Tommy says: I saw the boogeyman! I know that -

Tommy says: I saw the boogeyman! I know that.

Laurie says: Oh Tommy, stop it! ...You're scaring Lindsey.

Laurie says: Oh Tommy, stop it! You're scaring Lindsey.

Tommy says: Richie said he was coming after me tonight.

Laurie says: Do you believe everything that Richie tells you?

Tommy says: No.

Laurie says: Tommy, Halloween night...it's when people play tricks on each other...It's all make believe. I think Richie was just trying to scare you.

Laurie says: Tommy, Halloween night, it's when people play tricks on each other. It's all make believe. I think Richie was just trying to scare you.

Tommy says: I saw the boogeyman. I saw him outside.

Laurie says: There was nobody outside.

Tommy says: There was.

Laurie says: What did he look like?

Tommy says: The boogeyman!

Laurie says: It "was" the boogeyman.

Laurie says: It 'was' the boogeyman.

Doctor Loomis says: As a matter of fact...it was.

Doctor Loomis says: As a matter of fact, it was.

Laurie says: Guys thinks I'm too smart.

Annie says: I don't, I think you're wacko. Now you're seeing men behind bushes!

Laurie says: Oh, kiddo...I thought you are grew superstition.

Laurie says: Oh, kiddo, I thought you are grew superstition.

Annie says: (Michael Myers' car cruises by) - Hey, jerk! SPEED KILLS! [The car screeches to a halt] ...God, can't he take a joke?

Annie says: (Michael Myers' car cruises by) Hey, jerk! speed kills! [The car screeches to a halt] God, can't he take a joke?

Laurie says: You know Annie some day you're going to get us all in deep trouble.

Lynda says: Totally.

Annie says: I HATE a guy with a car and no sense of humor.

Annie says: I hate a guy with a car and no sense of humor.

Lynda says: The only reason she baby sits is to have a place for...

Laurie says: (realizing she had forgot something) - Sh*t.

Laurie says: (realizing she had forgot something) Sh*t.

Annie says: I have a place for that!

Laurie says: I forgot my chemistry book.

Lynda says: So who cares? I always forget my chemistry book and my math book, and my English book, and my, let's see, my French book, and - well who needs books anyway, I don't need books, I always forget all my books, I mean, it doesn't really matter if you have your books or not...hey isn't that Devon Graham?

Lynda says: So who cares? I always forget my chemistry book and my math book, and my English book, and my, let's see, my French book, and well who needs books anyway, I don't need books, I always forget all my books, I mean, it doesn't really matter if you have your books or not. Hey isn't that Devon Graham?

Lindsay says: I'm scared!

Laurie says: There's nothing to be scared of.

Tommy says: Are you sure? ...How?

Tommy says: Are you sure? How?

Laurie says: I killed him...

Laurie says: I killed him.

Tommy says: But you can't kill the boogeyman!

Laurie says: I have to drop off the key.

Tommy says: Why?

Laurie says: Because he's gonna sell a house.

Laurie says: Because that's his job.

Tommy says: Where?

Laurie says: The Myers house.

Tommy says: The Myers house! You're not supposed to go up there?

Laurie says: Yes, I am.

Tommy says: That's a spook house.

Kim says: You seem a little anxious, Wendy. By the way, who are going with tonight?

Wendy says: It's not who you go with, honey. It's who takes you home.

Alex says: (Kim sprays him with perfume) - Don't do that, I smell like the inside of the ladies' room.

Alex says: (Kim sprays him with perfume) Don't do that, I smell like the inside of the ladies' room.

Kim says: And how would you know what the ladies room smells like?

Kim says: (to Nick; about outdoing Wendy in a dancing showoff) - Let's show her what we can do!

Kim says: (to Nick; about outdoing Wendy in a dancing showoff) Let's show her what we can do!

Ryan says: You know what, I'm not really a prying kind of guy, but just for the heck of it, I was wondering what you were doing on the eve of our wedding straddling some guy on the back of a big black Harley?

Tess Coleman says: Hello, it was a Ducati!

Anna Coleman says: We'd like to speak to you about something that we think happened to us at your restaurant.

Tess Coleman says: Yeah, something that SUCKS.

Tess Coleman says: Yeah, something that sucks.

Tess Coleman says: I can't marry Ryan. Eww.

Doc Manley says: Now I promised these dorks I was gonna come up with something truly special.

Alana says: Yeah, really special. Put a kid in the hospital...Oh, I'm sorry. Did I ruin your punch line?

Alana says: Yeah, really special. Put a kid in the hospital. Oh, I'm sorry. Did I ruin your punch line?

Alana says: (talking about Kenny Hampson) - It wasn't just a prank. Doc, he was sick. I went to the hospital just afterwards. They wouldn't let me see him. They said he'd killed somebody before. And they said it might have been an accident, but he killed somebody.

Alana says: (talking about Kenny Hampson) It wasn't just a prank. Doc, he was sick. I went to the hospital just afterwards. They wouldn't let me see him. They said he'd killed somebody before. And they said it might have been an accident, but he killed somebody.

Alana says: I didn't know you liked magic. You are so much better than him. (Referring to the magician)

Kenny Hampson says: I am. He didn't know how to cut a woman into pieces.

Alana says: Kiss me, Kenny. Kiss me...Kiss me.

Alana says: Kiss me, Kenny. Kiss me. Kiss me.