About Jamie Lee Curtis

 

Jamie Lee Curtis is a well-established force in the film industry.  On top of being an actress, she is also an author and an activist. She made her film debut with the horror film “Halloween” in which she portrayed the role of Laurie Strode. She has been active in the industry since 1977.

Her debut film got her the label of a “scream queen” and subsequently led to her being cast in other horror films like “The Fog”, “Terror Rain” and “Prom Night”.

Quick Infos
 
Full NameJamie Lee Curtis
Date of Birth 22nd November 1958
Birth PlaceSanta Monica, California, U.S.
Parent(s) Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh
OccupationActress, producer, director, author, blogger, activist
Spouse(s) Christopher Guest,
​(m. 1984)
Net WorthUS $70 Million

In 1981, the played the role of Laurie yet again for the sequel of “Halloween” titled “Halloween II”. She appeared in three more sequels namely “Halloween H20: Twenty Years Later” in 1998, “Halloween: Resurrection” in 2002, and “Halloween” in 2018. 

She has starred in a wide genre of films ranging from comedy to romance to horror.

She has written several children’s books and she blogs for The Huffington Post. 

She has her own star in the Hollywood Walk of Fame. She got it in 1998.

 

Early Life

 

Jamie Lee Curtis was born to parents Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh on the date of November 22, 1958, in Santa Monica. Her parents were both actors. Her older sister’s name is Kelly Curtis and she is also an actress. She has four half-siblings from which one died in 1994 due to drug overdose.

After her parents divorced in 1962, life was somewhat difficult for her as her father was never around and he was not interested.

Curtis studied at Harvard-Westlake School bad Beverly Hills High School. Curtis graduated high school from Choate Rosemary Hall. In 1976, she decided to study law at the University of the Pacific in California. However,  she dropped out after her first semester to pursue her dreams of becoming an actress.

Jamie Lee Curtis

Career

 

In 1997, Jamie Lee Curtis made her first TV appearances via television series like “Quincy, M.E.”, “Columbo” and “The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries”.

From 1977 to 1978, she appeared in the main role of Lt. Barbara Duran in the TV series “Operation Petticoat”. She appeared in 23 episodes of the show.

In 1978, she made her film debut via the film “Halloween” in which she played the role of Lurie Strode. The film was an instant hit and Curtis garnered much positive attention. 

In the year 1980, she appeared in three more horror films. By this time, her position as a “scream queen” had already been established. She played the role of Elizabeth Solley in the film “The Fog”, Kim Hammond in “Prom Night” and Alana Maxwell in “Terror Train”.

In 1981, she appeared in two horror films namely, “Road games” and “Halloween II”.

She was the narrator for the documentary “Coming Soon” in 1982.

In 1983, she acted in the comedy film “Trading Places” as Ophelia.

In 1984, she starred in the romantic drama “Love Letters” alongside James Keach. 

In the 1985 film “Perfect”, she played the role of Jessie Wilson

Jamie Lee Curtis

In 1987, she played the role of Susan Eliot in the drama “A Man in Love”. The same year, she also appeared in the film “Amazing Grace and Chuck”.

From 1988 to 1998, she appeared in films like “Dominik and Eugene”, “Blue Steel”, “My Girl”, “Forever Young”, “My Girl 2”, “House Arrest” and “Homegrown” to name a few. 

In 1998, she reprised her role as Laurie Strode in the horror film “Halloween H20: 20 Years Later”. 

In 1999, she played the role of Kelly Foster in the film “Virus”. 

From 2000 to 2015, she acted in fourteen films some of them are “Drowning Mona”, “Daddy and Them”, “Freaky Friday”, “The Kids & I”, “You Again”, “From Up on Poppy Hill” and “Spare Parts” to name a few.

She was the executive producer for the 2017 film “Hondros”.

She was the executive producer for the 2018 horror film “Halloween”. She also reprised her role as Laurie for this film.

In 2019, she played the role of Linda in the mystery film “Knives Out”.

She is to appear as Laurie Strode once again in the film “Halloween Kills” which is set to release in 2021 and is still under post-production. She will also be appearing in the film “Everything Everywhere All at Once”.

She has appeared in more than 20 TV shows from 1977. The most notable is her role as Cathy Munch in the comedy Slasher “Scream Queens” which lasted from 2015 to 2016. She was a part of the main cast. 

 

Personal Life

 

Jamie Lee Curtis and Christopher Guest got married on December 18, 1984. They have two children together namely Annie and Thomas. She is also the godmother of Jake Gyllenhaal. 

She loves World of Warcraft and loves attending Comic-cons and BlizzCon. 

Jamie Lee Curtis

Height, Weight, and Age 

 

Jamie Lee Curtis stands 1.7 meters tall and weighs approximately 58 kg. 

As of September 2020, she is 61 years old.

 

Social Media

 

Jamie Lee Curtis is active on Facebook and Twitter.

As of September 2020, Jamie Lee Curtis Has 534.8k followers on Facebook and 557.4k followers on Twitter

She has her own website which features her books.

 

Net Worth

 

Jamie Lee Curtis is a gem in the film industry. She has been in the industry since 1977 and has acted in many successful films and TV shows. As of September 2020, her net worth is estimated to be around US$ 70 million.

 

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