Jennifer Jason Leigh

Lowest Rated: 13% The Moment (2014)
Birthday: Feb 5, 1962
Birthplace: Hollywood, California, USA
Born to a father of Russian-Jewish ancestry and a mother of Austrian-Jewish descent. Dropped out of high school; later attended Teenage Drama Workshop of the California State University in Northridge, California. Born Jennifer Leigh Morrow, changed her name to prove she could succeed as an actress independent of her prominent family name; she took her new middle name from family friend Jason Robards. Lost her father, actor Vic Morrow, when a helicopter spun out of control on the set of 1983's Twilight Zone--The Movie, killing him and two child actors. She and her sister filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Warner Bos., director John Landis and Steven Spielberg and settled out of court one year later, but the terms of the settlement have never been made public. Won Best Actress at the Montreal Film Festival and from the New York Film Critics for her performance in 1995's Georgia, a film penned by her mother, screenwriter Barbara Turner. Was featured in Faith No More's 1997 music video "Last Cup of Sorrow." Originally cast in a pivotal role in Stanley Kubrick's Eyes Wide Shut (1999); was replaced by actress Marie Richardson because of scheduling conflicts with reshoots. Appeared in the 2011 Broadway production of The House of Blue Leaves, opposite Edie Falco and Ben Stiller. Maintains close friendships with Fast Times at Ridgemont High co-star Phoebe Cates and The Anniversary Party co-star Alan Cumming. Has said that she prefers to act in smaller independent films which elicit strong emotions than blockbuster films that are soon forgotten.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Sid & Judy Narrator 2019
59% White Boy Rick Actor 2018
87% Annihilation Dr. Ventress $20.7M 2018
57% LBJ Lady Bird Johnson $2.4M 2017
32% Amityville: The Awakening Joan 2017
92% Good Time Corey Ellman $2M 2017
37% Morgan Dr. Kathy Grieff $4M 2016
No Score Yet 21 Years: Quentin Tarantino Actor 2016
92% Anomalisa Lisa 2015
74% The Hateful Eight Daisy Domergue $54.2M 2015
74% Welcome to Me Deb 2015
25% Jake Squared Sheryl $2.2K 2014
13% The Moment Lee 2014
51% Hateship Loveship Chloe 2014
No Score Yet Me Jennifer 2014
76% Kill Your Darlings Naomi Ginsberg $0.7M 2013
92% The Spectacular Now Sara 2013
No Score Yet Luck, Trust & Ketchup: Robert Altman in Carver Country Actor 2011
76% Greenberg Beth Screenwriter Producer $2.3M 2010
68% Synecdoche, New York Maria $3.1M 2008
52% Margot at the Wedding Pauline $2M 2007
No Score Yet Hubert Selby Jr.: It'll Be Better Tomorrow Actor 2006
29% Rag Tale Actor 2005
78% Childstar Suzanne Burns 2005
44% The Jacket Dr. Lorenson $6.3M 2005
77% The Machinist Stevie $1M 2004
43% Palindromes `Mark' Aviva $0.5M 2004
33% In the Cut Pauline $4.8M 2003
80% Road to Perdition Annie $104.1M 2002
29% Hey Arnold! The Movie Bridget $13.6M 2002
No Score Yet Crossed Over Karla Faye Tucker 2002
No Score Yet The Quickie Lisa 2001
61% The Anniversary Party Producer Director Screenwriter Sally Nash $3M 2001
60% The King Is Alive Gina 2001
No Score Yet Skipped Parts Producer Lydia Callahan 2000
No Score Yet Spawn 3: The Ultimate Battle Director Actor 1999
74% Existenz Allegra Geller 1999
71% Rush Kristen Cates 1999
No Score Yet The Love Letter Elizabeth Whitcomb 1998
81% Washington Square Catherine Sloper 1997
24% A Thousand Acres Caroline Cook 1997
No Score Yet Matter of Trust Actor 1997
100% Bastard out of Carolina Anney 1996
63% Kansas City Blondie O'Hara 1996
80% Georgia Sadie Producer 1995
83% Dolores Claiborne Selena St. George 1995
74% Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle (Mrs. Parker and the Round Table) Dorothy Parker 1994
56% The Hudsucker Proxy Amy Archer 1994
95% Short Cuts Lois Kaiser 1993
55% Single White Female Hedra Carlson 1992
74% Backdraft Jennifer Vaitkus 1991
No Score Yet Crooked Hearts Marriet Hoffman 1991
No Score Yet Buried Alive Joanna Goodman 1990
81% Miami Blues Susie "Pepper" Waggoner 1990
91% The Big Picture Lydia Johnson 1989
78% Last Exit to Brooklyn Tralala 1989
No Score Yet Heart of Midnight Carol Rivers 1988
No Score Yet Hermana, Hermana Lucy Bonnard 1988
No Score Yet Under Cover Tanille Laroux 1987
No Score Yet The Men's Club Teensy 1986
61% The Hitcher Nash 1986
81% Flesh & Blood (Flesh+Blood) (The Rose and the Sword) Agnes 1985
No Score Yet Grandview U.S.A. Candy 1984
No Score Yet Beyond the Darkness (Buio Omega) Actor 1984
No Score Yet Death Ride to Osaka Carol Heath 1983
60% Easy Money Allison Capuletti 1983
No Score Yet Just Like Us Actor 1983
No Score Yet The First Time Actor 1982
78% Fast Times At Ridgemont High Stacy Hamilton 1982
38% Wrong Is Right Young Girl 1982
No Score Yet Eyes of a Stranger Tracy 1981
No Score Yet The Best Little Girl in the World Casey Powell 1981
No Score Yet The Killing of Randy Webster Actor 1981
No Score Yet Angel City Kristy Teeter 1980

TV

CREDIT
90% Patrick Melrose
2018
Eleanor Melrose
  • 2018
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
Guest
  • 2018
81% Atypical
2017
Producer Elsa
  • 2018
  • 2017
No Score Yet Conan
2010
Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet Tavis Smiley
2013-2018
Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
Guest
  • 2016
No Score Yet Sunday Morning
2011-2018
Appearing
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015
Guest
  • 2016
No Score Yet The View
1997
Guest
  • 2016
No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen
2009
Guest
  • 2016
No Score Yet Charlie Rose
2013-2017
Guest
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet Variety Studio: Actors on Actors
2015
Guest
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest
  • 2015
69% Revenge
2011-2015
Kara Wallace Clarke
  • 2015
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
70% Weeds
2005-2012
Jill Price-Gray Jill
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2009
94% Frasier
1993-2004
Guest
  • 2001
No Score Yet Hercules
1998-1999
Voice
  • 1999
  • 1998
No Score Yet King of the Hill
1997-2010
Voice
  • 1998
No Score Yet Tracey Takes On...
1996-1999
  • 1998
No Score Yet Trapper John, M.D.
1979-1986
  • 1982
No Score Yet The Waltons
1972-1981
  • 1981
No Score Yet Revenge
Kara Wallace Clarke

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