Jennifer Jason Leigh

Jennifer Jason Leigh

actress, producer, writer

Jennifer Jason Leigh was born on Feb 05, 1962 in USA. Jennifer Jason Leigh's big-screen debut came with Angel City directed by Philip Leacock in 1980. Jennifer Jason Leigh is known for Sid & Judy directed by Stephen Kijak, Fred Astaire stars as Self and Count Basie as Self. Jennifer Jason Leigh has got 29 awards and 70 nominations so far. The most recent award Jennifer Jason Leigh achieved is CinEuphoria Awards. The upcoming new movie Jennifer Jason Leigh plays is Sharp Stick which will be released on Nov 28, 2022.

Jennifer Jason Leigh was born Jennifer Lee Morrow in Los Angeles, California, the daughter of writer Barbara Turner and actor Vic Morrow. Her father was of Russian Jewish descent and her mother was of Austrian Jewish ancestry. She is the sister of Carrie Ann Morrow and half-sister of actress Mina Badie.Jennifer's parents divorced when she was two. Jennifer worked in her first film at the age of nine, in a nonspeaking role for the film Death of a Stranger (Tod eines Fremden (1976)). At 14 she attended summer acting workshops given by Lee Strasberg and landed a role in the Disney TV movie Le monde merveilleux de Disney: The Young Runaways (1978), and received her Screen Actors Guild membership in an episode of the TV series Baretta (1975) when she was 16. Jennifer performed in several TV movies and dropped out of Pacific Palisades High School six weeks short of graduation for her major role in the film Appels au meurtre (1981). Her first major success came as the female lead in Ça chauffe au lycée Ridgemont (1982).Jennifer was married to writer/director Noah Baumbach from 2005 to 2013, and the two have a son.

  • Birthday

    Feb 05, 1962
  • Place of Birth

    Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA
  • Also known

    Jennifer Leigh, JJL, Jennifer Leigh Morrow

Known For


29 wins & 70 nominations

CinEuphoria Awards
Best Actress - Audience Award
Winner - CinEuphoria
Best Ensemble - International Competition
Winner - CinEuphoria
Blogos de Oro
Best Supporting Actress (Mejor Actriz de Reparto)
Winner - Palmarés blogos de oro
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Movies & TV Shows

TV Shows