About Jamie Lee Curtis

Jamie Lee Curtis is an actress/author/activist who is based in America. She is widely recognized for her roles in movies like “Halloween” and its sequels, “Blue Steel”, Knives Out” and “Beverly Hills”. People also know her as the awarding winning actress for her role as Hannah miller in “Anything but Love”. She is also an author to numerous children booms and blogs for “The Huffington Post”. In her career of over four decades, the sixty-one-year-old actress has made an appearance in over forty-five films and over twenty-six television shows. For her performance, she has been nominated for thirty-four award functions in her career.

Quick Infos
Full NameJamie Lee Curtis
Date of Birth22nd 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 $60 Million

Early Life

Jamie Lee Curtis was born to legendary actors Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh on 22nd November 1958 in Santa Monica. She has a biological sister and other half-siblings, one of whom died to a drug overdose. Her parents went through a divorce when she was just four.

She had attended Westlake School and Beverly Hills High School before completing her high school studies from the Choate Rosemary Hall. She then attended the University of the Pacific to study law but dropped after a semester for pursuing a career in acting.

Jamie Lee Curtis

Career

In Film

Jamie Lee Curtis made her film industry debut from the 1978 slasher film “Halloween” as Laurie Strode. The film was a blockbuster and received positive feedback from both critics and audiences. It grossed over $60 million against a budget of $325,000. The film helped Lee to establish her in the industry. Her performance in “Halloween” earned her the title of Screen Queen. She then got featured in “The Fog” as Elizabeth Solley in 1980. The same year she was also part of “Prom Night” and “Terror Train”.

She was also the part of the 1981 Australian horror-thriller “Road games”, but the film could not perform well at the box office. The same year, she reprised her role as Laurie Strode in “Halloween II”. She had also narrated the 1982 documentary “Coming Soon”.

From 1982 to 1990 she was seen in about nine films including “Perfect” and “A Man in Love”. She was featured in the 1988 heist comedy “A Fish Called Wanda” as Wanda Gershwitz. The film was a commercial success and grossed over $175 million against a budget of just $8 million. Jamie was featured in “Blue Steel” as Megan Turner in 1990. She was seen Laurie Strode, again in the 1998 film “Halloween H20: 20 Years Later”. 

She voiced Queen Camilla in “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and the Island of Misfit Toys”, Beverly in “The Little Engine That Could” and Ryoko Matsuzaki in “From Up on Poppy Hill”.

In 2018, she reprised her role as Laurie Strode for the fourth time in “Halloween” and will be seen in the same role for the fifth time in the upcoming film “Halloween Kills”. She was also seen as Linda Drysdale-Thrombery in the 2019 mystery film “Knives Out”. The film was critically and commercially successful grossing over $300 million in the box office. She is also the executive producer of “Hondros” and “Halloween Kills”. She was announced as the cast of the upcoming sci-fi movie “Everything Everywhere All at Once”.

Jamie Lee Curtis

In Television

Jamie Lee Curtis television debut came as a guest actor in “Quincy, M.E.” in 1977. The same year she was also featured as Mary in “The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries”. Her first significant role in television was in the 1977 sitcom “Operation Petticoat”, where she played Lt. Barbara Duran. She has also made an appearance in “Charlie’s Angels” for the episode “Winning Is for Losers”. In 1981/82, she was seen In four television films, “She’s in the Army Now”, “Death of a Centerfold: The Dorothy Stratten Story”, “Callahan” and “Money on the Side”.

From 1982 to 2015, she was featured in several shows as a guest actor. In 2015, she made an appearance as Cathy Munsch in “Scream Queens” and also directed its episode titled “Rapunzel, Rapunzel”.

Apart from acting

Jamie Lee Curtis is the author of thirteen children’s books and her book “Today I Feel Silly, and Other Moods That Make My Day” was one of the best-selling books in 1998. She has also listed a few patents in her name, including disposable diapers. She also blogs for “The Huffington Post”. Jamie and her father helped in the re-built of “Great Synagogue” in 1990. She has also made contributions for “Children Affected by AIDS Foundation” and contributes to “Children’s Hospital Los Angeles”.

Awards

In her career form 1977 to present, she has been nominated for thirty-four award functions and has won sixteen of them including two Golden Globes and a BAFTA Awards. In 1998, she received a star in “Hollywood Walk of Fame”.

Jamie Lee Curtis

Personal Life

Jamie Lee Curtis is married to Christopher Guest since 1984. The couple adopted two children; one in 1986 and the other in 1996. She is of Jewish, German, and Scot-Irish descent. Jamie is a fan of World of Warcraft and has attended several comic cons.

She is also recovering from her alcohol and painkillers addiction. Her leg is insured worth $2 million.

Height and Weight

She is five feet and seven inches in height and weighs sixty-two kilograms.

Social Media

Jamie Lee Curtis has over 550k followers in her official Twitter handle @jamieleecurtis and over 2.8 million followers in her official Instagram handle @curtisleejamie.

Net Worth

According to celebritynetworth.com, Jamie Lee Curtis has an estimated net worth of over $60 million. She was paid a salary of $100,000 in “Halloween II” and a salary of $3 million in “Halloween: Resurrection”.

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