Jennifer Jason Leigh

Jennifer Jason Leigh

Highest Rated: 100% Bastard Out of Carolina (1996)

Lowest Rated: 11% The Moment (2013)

Birthday: Feb 5, 1962

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA

Movie critic Rex Reed acerbically described the characters in Jennifer Jason Leigh's gallery as a collection of "sluts and nuts." The soft-spoken actress affectionately referred to the hookers, drug addicts and head cases she often played as a group of vulnerable, injured women she was thrilled to get to know on-screen, but grateful she didn't encounter in real life. From her breakthrough role in the early '80s teen comedy-drama "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" (1982) through career highlights including the gritty "Last Exit to Brooklyn" (1990), period drama "Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle" (1994), Jane Campion's dark thriller "In the Cut" (2003) and Quentin Tarantino's gory western "The Hateful Eight" (2015), Leigh matured from a versatile ingénue into an actress of subtlety and range. Leigh's intelligence and candor made her one of the leading talents of her generation.

Highest rated movies

Bastard Out of Carolina
Short Cuts
Possessor: Uncut Good Time
The Spectacular Now
Annihilation
The Big Picture
Flesh & Blood

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
47% 42% Sharp Stick Unknown (Character) - 2022
24% 26% Awake Dr. Murphy (Character) - 2021
25% 33% The Woman in the Window Jane Russell 2 (Character) - 2021
94% 59% Possessor: Uncut Girder (Character) $745.8K 2020
92% 90% QT8: The First Eight Self - 2019
100% 90% Sid & Judy Judy Garland (Voice) - 2019
57% 51% White Boy Rick FBI Agent Snyder (Character) $24.0M 2018
88% 66% Annihilation Dr. Ventress (Character) $32.7M 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet White Boy Rick Unknown (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet White Boy Rick Unknown (Character) - 2018
30% 32% Amityville: The Awakening Joan (Character) $742 2017
92% 82% Good Time Corey (Character) $2.0M 2017
57% 55% LBJ Lady Bird Johnson (Character) $2.5M 2016
37% 29% Morgan Dr. Kathy Grieff (Character) $3.9M 2016
91% 71% Anomalisa Lisa (Voice) $3.4M 2015
74% 76% The Hateful Eight Daisy Domergue (Character) $54.1M 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Me Jennifer (Character) - 2014
72% 46% Welcome to Me Deb Moseley (Character) $625.7K 2014
74% 43% Alex of Venice Maureen (Character) - 2014
22% 38% Jake Squared Sheryl (Character) $1.7K 2013
11% 8% The Moment Lee (Character) - 2013
51% 36% Hateship Loveship Ken's Girlfriend (Character) $50.6K 2013
76% 60% Kill Your Darlings Naomi Ginsberg (Character) $1.0M 2013
91% 76% The Spectacular Now Sara (Character) $6.9M 2013
76% 42% Greenberg Beth (Character),
Producer
$4.2M 2010
69% 71% Synecdoche, New York Maria (Character) $3.1M 2008
52% 40% Margot at the Wedding Pauline (Character) $2.0M 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rag Tale Mary Josephine 'MJ' Morton (Character) - 2005
44% 73% The Jacket Dr. Lorenson (Character) $6.3M 2005
29% 50% Rag Tale Unknown (Character) - 2005
78% 42% Childstar Suzanne (Character) - 2004
43% 69% Palindromes 'Mark' Aviva (Character) $553.4K 2004
77% 83% The Machinist Stevie (Character) $1.1M 2004
34% 34% In the Cut Pauline (Character) $4.7M 2003
No Score Yet 44% Crossed Over Karla Faye Tucker (Character) - 2002
81% 86% Road to Perdition Jennifer Sullivan (Character) $104.1M 2002
29% 36% Hey Arnold! The Movie Bridget (Voice) $13.7M 2002
No Score Yet 45% The Quickie Lisa (Character) - 2001
61% 58% The Anniversary Party Sally Therrian (Character),
Director,
Writer,
Producer
$4.1M 2001
No Score Yet 61% Skipped Parts Lydia Callahan (Character) - 2000
60% 58% The King Is Alive Gina (Character) $103.5K 2000
74% 69% eXistenZ Allegra Geller (Character) $2.8M 1999
No Score Yet 78% The Love Letter Elizabeth Whitcomb (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Thanks of a Grateful Nation Teri Small (Character) - 1998
81% 69% Washington Square Catherine Sloper (Character) $1.8M 1997
24% 42% A Thousand Acres Caroline Cook (Character) $7.9M 1997
60% 43% Kansas City Blondie O'Hara (Character) - 1996
100% 84% Bastard Out of Carolina Anney Boatwright (Character) - 1996
85% 82% Dolores Claiborne Selena St. George (Character) $22.8M 1995
80% 66% Georgia Sadie Flood (Character),
Producer
$215.0K 1995
76% 61% Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle Dorothy Parker (Character) $2.1M 1994
60% 79% The Hudsucker Proxy Amy Archer (Character) $2.1M 1994
95% 88% Short Cuts Lois Kaiser (Character) $6.1M 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Luck, Trust and Ketchup: Robert Altman in Carver Country Unknown (Character) - 1993
53% 44% Single White Female Hedra 'Hedy' Carlson (Character) $46.2M 1992
75% 75% Backdraft Jennifer Vaitkus (Character) $75.7M 1991
71% 72% Rush Kristen Cates (Character) $6.6M 1991
No Score Yet 38% Crooked Hearts Marriet Hoffman (Character) $21.6K 1991
No Score Yet 49% Buried Alive Joanna Goodman (Character) - 1990
84% 56% Miami Blues Susie Waggoner (Character) $8.8M 1990
No Score Yet 35% Heart of Midnight Carol (Character) $71.1K 1989
70% 74% Last Exit to Brooklyn Tralala (Character) $1.2M 1989
88% 46% The Big Picture Lydia Johnson (Character) $33.1K 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sister, Sister Lucy Bonnard (Character) $316.4K 1988
No Score Yet 7% Under Cover Tanille Laroux (Character) - 1987
62% 74% The Hitcher Nash (Character) $2.1M 1986
No Score Yet 25% The Men's Club Teensy (Character) $1.9M 1986
86% 64% Flesh & Blood Agnes (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet 38% Grandview, U.S.A. Candy Webster (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Death Ride to Osaka Carol Heath (Character) - 1983
64% 58% Easy Money Allison Capuletti (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet The First Time Bonnie Dillon (Character) - 1982
27% 39% Wrong Is Right Young Girl (Character) - 1982
78% 80% Fast Times at Ridgemont High Stacy Hamilton (Character) - 1982
43% 39% Eyes of a Stranger Tracy Harris (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet 57% The Killing of Randy Webster Amy Wheeler (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet 82% The Best Little Girl in the World Casey Powell (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Angel City Kristy Teeter (Character) - 1980

TV

Credit
53% 50% Lisey's Story Darla Debusher (Character) 2021
87% 91% Atypical Elsa (Character),
Producer
2017-2019 2021
No Score Yet 0% The Talk Guest 2018
90% 44% Patrick Melrose Eleanor Melrose (Character) 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Twin Peaks: The Return Chantal Hutchens (Guest Star) 2017
No Score Yet 87% Conan Guest 2017
No Score Yet 5% The View Guest 2016
No Score Yet 26% The Late Late Show With James Corden Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Variety Studio: Actors on Actors Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen Guest 2016
No Score Yet 49% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2016
No Score Yet 10% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2015
69% 79% Revenge Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
70% 77% Weeds Jill Price-Gray (Guest Voice),
Unknown (Guest Star)
2009-2012
95% 94% Frasier Estelle (Guest Voice) 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Inside the Actors Studio Guest 1999
No Score Yet 58% King of the Hill Amy (Guest Voice) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Trapper John, M.D. Unknown (Guest Star) 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Waltons Unknown (Guest Star) 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Hateful Eight: Extended Version Daisy Domergue (Character)