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Jamie Lee Curtis

Golden Globe Award Winner and Emmy Award Nominee
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Jamie Lee Haden-Guest, Baroness Haden-Guest (née Curtis; born November 22, 1958) is an American actress, producer, director, author, and activist. She made her film debut in 1978, starring as Laurie Strode in John Carpenter's Halloween (1978). The film established her as a "scream queen", and she subsequently starred in various horror movies throughout the early 1980s, including The Fog (1980), Prom Night (1980) and Terror Train (1980). She reprised the role of Laurie in four sequels: Halloween II (1981), Halloween H20 (1998), Halloween: Resurrection (2002) and Halloween (2018).

Curtis has compiled a body of film work that spans many genres, including the cult comedies Trading Places (1983), for which she received a BAFTA for Best Supporting Actress, and A Fish Called Wanda (1988), for which she earned a BAFTA nomination for Best Actress. She won a Golden Globe, an American Comedy Award and a Saturn Award for playing the role of Helen Tasker in James Cameron's True Lies (1994). Curtis' other films include Blue Steel (1990), My Girl (1991), Forever Young (1992), The Tailor of Panama (2001), and Freaky Friday (2003).

Curtis received a Golden Globe and a People's Choice Award for her portrayal of Hannah Miller on the ABC sitcom, Anything But Love (1989–1992). She earned an Emmy Award nomination for her work in the television film Nicholas' Gift (1998). She also starred as Cathy Munsch on Fox's Scream Queens (2015–2016), for which she won her seventh Golden Globe nomination.

Curtis is a daughter of Janet Leigh and Tony Curtis. She is married to Christopher Guest, with whom she has two adopted children. She has written numerous acclaimed children's books, with her 1998 release Today I Feel Silly, and Other Moods That Make My Day making The New York Times' best-seller list. She is also a frequent blogger for The Huffington Post. Curtis received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1998.

Last Updated: October 21, 2018


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