Jennifer Jason Leigh

Jennifer Jason Leigh Brief Biography

Jennifer Jason Leigh
Jennifer Jason Leigh (born Jennifer Leigh Morrow on February 5, 1962) is an American actress and producer. Leigh began her career as a teenager in the 1970s, guest-starring on several television shows. Her film breakthrough came in 1982 for her performance as Stacy Hamilton in Fast Times at Ridgemont High. Leigh continued performing past her teen years, receiving critical praise for her roles in the 1990 films Miami Blues and Last Exit to Brooklyn. In 1991, she appeared in Ron Howard's Backdraft, and in 1992 she acted in the drama-thriller Single White Female.

In 1993, Leigh appeared in the ensemble film Short Cuts, directed by Robert Altman and, in 1994, she starred in the Coen brothers' The Hudsucker Proxy. Leigh was nominated for a Golden Globe for her portrayal of Dorothy Parker in Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle (1994). She starred in a 1995 film written by her mother, screenwriter Barbara Turner, titled Georgia. In 2001, she co-directed a film with Alan Cumming titled The Anniversary Party.

Jennifer Jason Leigh News

• 'The Affair' fifth and final season to premiere on Showtime in August
• The Almanac for February 5, the 36th day of 2019
• 'Atypical' renewed for Season 3 by Netflix
• 'Patrick Melrose' to premiere on Showtime on May 12

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