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Jennifer Jason Leigh

Jennifer Jason Leigh began acting on television during the 1970s, guest-starring on several television shows, and her film breakthrough came in 1982 for her performance as Stacy Hamilton in Fast Times at Ridgemont High. In 2015, she received widespread critical acclaim for performance as Daisy Domergue in Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight, for which she was nominated for the Golden Globe, Critics' Choice, BAFTA and the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Leigh is known for her emotionally raw and often sexually explicit portrayals of vulnerable and damaged women, and for her intensive method inspired research into her roles.

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Feb 5, 1962 In Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Hallmark Hall of Fame 1951-12-24
Latest Project:
Movie Awake 2021-06-09
Known For
Poster of Lisey's Story
Poster of Morgan
Poster of The Hateful Eight
Poster of Road to Perdition
Movie The Woman in the Window Jane Russell 2021-05-14
Series Lisey's Story Unknown 2021-06-04
Movie Awake 2021-06-09
Movie Possessor Uncut Girder 2020-10-02
Movie Sid & Judy Judy Garland (voice) 2019-06-26
Movie QT8: The First Eight Herself - Actress 2019-10-21
Movie Annihilation Dr Ventress 2018-02-22
Series Patrick Melrose Eleanor Melrose 2018-05-12
Movie The Making of Annihilation 2018-05-29
Movie White Boy Rick Alex Snyder 2018-09-14
Movie Amityville: The Awakening Joan Walker 2017-07-20
Series Atypical Elsa Gardner 2017-08-11
Movie LBJ Lady Bird Johnson 2017-11-03
Movie Good Time Corey Ellman 2017-08-11
Movie Journey to the Oscars Herself 2016-02-26
Movie Morgan Dr. Kathy Grieff 2016-09-01
Movie None of Them Are You: Crafting Anomalisa Self 2016-06-07
Movie Alex of Venice Maureen 2015-04-17
Movie The Hateful Eight Daisy Domergue 2015-12-25
Movie Anomalisa Lisa Hesselman (voice) 2015-12-30
Movie Open Holly 2014-01-01
Movie Me Kelly 2014-05-21
Movie Jake Squared Sheryl 2014-08-15
Movie Welcome to Me Deb Moseley 2014-09-05
Movie The Spectacular Now Sara Keely 2013-08-02
Movie The Moment Lee 2013-04-21
Movie Kill Your Darlings Naomi Ginsberg 2013-09-19
Movie Hateship Loveship Chloe 2013-09-07
Series Revenge Kara Wallace Clarke 2011-09-21
Movie Greenberg Beth 2010-03-26
Movie Synecdoche, New York Maria 2008-10-24
Movie Margot at the Wedding Pauline 2007-08-31
Movie The Making of 'Last Exit to Brooklyn' 2006-10-02
Movie Rag Tale Mary Josephine 'MJ' Morton 2005-10-07
Movie Easter Sunday Mother 2005-04-02
Movie The Jacket Dr. Beth Lorenson 2005-03-04
Series Weeds Jill Price-Grey 2005-08-07
Movie The Machinist Stevie 2004-02-09
Movie Childstar Suzanne 2004-09-10
Movie Palindromes 'Mark' Aviva 2004-09-03
Movie In the Cut Pauline 2003-09-09
Movie Road to Perdition Annie Sullivan 2002-07-12
Movie Crossed Over Karla Faye Tucker 2002-03-03
Movie The Making of Road to Perdition Herself 2002-06-21
Movie Hey Arnold! The Movie Bridget 2002-06-28
Movie The Anniversary Party Sally Therrian 2001-06-09
Movie The Quickie Lisa 2001-06-04
Movie The Man Who Wasn't There Female Inmate 2001-10-26
Movie The King Is Alive Gina 2000-05-11
Movie Frame by Frame: The Invisible Art of Production Designer Carol Spier Unknown 2000-05-08
Movie Skipped Parts Lydia Callahan 2000-06-06
Movie eXistenZ Allegra Geller 1999-04-14
Series Where Are They Now? Unknown 1999-06-07
Series Mission Hill Unknown 1999-09-24
Movie The Love Letter Elizabeth Whitcomb 1998-02-01
Series Twitch City Faith 1998-01-19
Movie Thanks of a Grateful Nation Teri Small 1998-05-31
Series Hercules Tempest (voice) 1998-08-31
Series King of the Hill Amy (voice) 1997-01-12
Series Spawn Unknown 1997-05-16
Movie A Thousand Acres Caroline Cook 1997-09-19
Movie Washington Square Catherine Sloper 1997-10-10
Series Tracey Takes On... Paige Garland 1996-01-24
Movie Kansas City Blondie O'Hara 1996-08-16
Series Superman: The Animated Series Unknown 1996-09-06
Movie Bastard Out of Carolina Anney Boatwright 1996-12-15
Movie Dolores Claiborne Selena St. George 1995-03-24
Movie Georgia Sadie Flood 1995-05-19
Movie The First 100 Years: A Celebration of American Movies 1995-06-05
Movie Would You Kindly Direct Me to Hell?: The Infamous Dorothy Parker 1994-01-01
Movie The Hudsucker Proxy Amy Archer 1994-03-11
Movie Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle Dorothy Parker 1994-09-07
Series Inside the Actors Studio Unknown 1994-06-01
Movie Luck, Trust & Ketchup: Robert Altman in Carver Country Herself 1993-03-26
Movie Short Cuts Lois Kaiser 1993-09-05
Series Frasier Estelle (voice) 1993-09-16
Movie The Prom Lana 1992-01-01
Series HBO First Look Unknown 1992-06-12
Movie Single White Female Hedra 'Hedy' Carlson 1992-08-14
Movie Backdraft Jennifer Vaitkus 1991-05-24
Movie Crooked Hearts Marriet Hoffman 1991-09-06
Movie Rush Kristen Cates 1991-12-22
Movie Miami Blues Susie Waggoner 1990-04-20
Series Twin Peaks Chantal Hutchens 1990-04-08
Movie Buried Alive Joanna Goodman 1990-05-09
Movie Partners in Life Blossom 1990-08-31
Movie The Big Picture Lydia Johnson 1989-09-15
Movie Last Exit to Brooklyn Tralala 1989-10-11
Series LIVE with Kelly and Ryan Unknown 1988-09-05
Movie Heart of Midnight Carol 1988-11-10
Movie Sister, Sister Lucy Bonnard 1987-09-13
Movie Under Cover Tanille Laroux 1987-12-04
Movie The Hitcher Nash 1986-02-21
Movie Picnic Madge Owens 1986-11-10
Movie The Men's Club Teensy 1986-09-19
Movie Flesh + Blood Agnes 1985-08-30
Movie Grandview, U.S.A. Candy Webster 1984-08-03
Movie Easy Money Allison Capuletti 1983-08-19
Movie Girls of the White Orchid Carol Heath 1983-11-28
Movie Wrong Is Right Young Girl 1982-04-16
Movie The First Time Bonnie Dillon 1982-11-08
Movie Fast Times at Ridgemont High Stacy Hamilton 1982-08-13
Movie Eyes of a Stranger Tracy Harris 1981-02-11
Movie I Think I'm Having A Baby Laurie Mcintyre 1981-03-03
Movie The Killing of Randy Webster Amy Wheeler 1981-03-11
Movie The Best Little Girl in the World Casey Powell 1981-05-11
Movie Angel City Kristy Teeter 1980-11-12
Series Trapper John, M.D. Karen McCall 1979-09-23
Movie The Young Runaways Heather 1978-05-28
Series Family Jenny Blair 1976-03-09
Movie The Spy Who Never Was Girl Playing with Ball (uncredited) 1976-06-01
Series Baretta Marcie (as Jennifer Leigh) 1975-01-17
Series The Waltons Kathy Seals 1972-09-14
Series Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color Heather 1954-10-27
Series Hallmark Hall of Fame Unknown 1951-12-24