Jennifer Jason Leigh hot young
February 5, 1962
5 ft 3 in | 160 cm
34-23-34 in | 86-58-86.5 cm
50 kg | 110 pounds
7 US | 37 EU
Jennifer Jason Leigh was born in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States on February 5, 1962, is an American hot actress. Young Jennifer Jason Leigh began her acting career in television film Death of a Stranger (1973) at age of 9. She made her big screen debut in thriller movie Eyes of a Stranger (1981) in role as Tracy. Her breakthrough performance came as Stacy Hamilton in comedy movie Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982) opposite Sean Penn.
She made her Broadway debut in musical Cabaret (1998) in role as Sally Bowles.
She was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress and an Golden Globe Award for her role as Daisy Domergue in Western film The Hateful Eight (2015) directed by Quentin Tarantino.
She was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress for her role as Dorothy Parker in biographical drama movie Mrs Parker and the Vicious Circle (1994).
Rush (1991) crime drama opposite Jason Patric
eXistenZ (1999) science fiction horror opposite Jude Law and Willem Dafoe
Last Exit To Brooklyn (1989) drama opposite Stephen Baldwin
Margot at the Wedding (2007) drama comedy opposite Nicole Kidman and Jack Black
Miami Blues (1990) neo-noir black comedy crime with Alec Baldwin
Single White Female (1992) psychological thriller with Bridget Fonda
Short Cuts (1993) comedy drama directed by Robert Altman
Dolores Claiborne (1995) psychological thriller drama opposite Kathy Bates
The Machinist (2004) psychological thriller opposite Christian Bale
The Hudsucker Proxy (1994) comedy drama with Tim Robbins and Paul Newman
Synecdoche New York (2008) postmodern drama with Philip Seymour Hoffman and Michelle Williams
Georgia (1995) drama music opposite John C. Reilly
Anomalisa (2015) stop-motion animated comedy drama in role as Lisa Hesselman
Good Time (2017) crime drama opposite Robert Pattinson
Amityville: The Awakening (2017) supernatural horror opposite Bella Thorne
Annihilation (2018) science fiction horror opposite Natalie Portman
White Boy Rick (2018) biographical crime drama with Matthew McConaughey
She is known for intensive method inspired research into her roles.
Studied with "father of method acting in America" acting coach Lee Strasberg.
She played Chantal Hutchens in the third season of Twin Peaks (2017).
Best friend with Phoebe Cates.
She's playing Elsa Gardner in coming-of-age television series Atypical, since 2017.
She co-wrote and co-directed comedy drama film The Anniversary Party (2001).
Featured in music video for Faith No More "Last Cup of Sorrow" (1997).
She portrayed Jill Price-Gray in dark comedy drama television series Weeds (2009–2012).
She dated Jason Patric (1992-1994), Eric Stoltz (1985-1987) and David Dukes (1982-1984).
She was married to director Noah Baumbach (2005-2010), they have one son.
I like a movie that the audience actively has to participate in, and not just casually observe. Whatever my part in it, just as an audience member, I find that exciting.
But in mainstream movies the woman's role is mostly just to prove that the leading man is heterosexual. I'm not good at that, and I'm not interested in that.
I'd much rather be in a movie that people have really strong feelings about than one that makes a hundred million dollars but you can't remember because it's just like all the others.
I love Polaroids and I have a Polaroid camera collection from the '50s.
I loved acting as a kid because I was kind of shy, so it brought me out of myself.
Writing, producing and directing, I must say, is incredibly satisfying and gratifying. I've never been happier.