Jennifer Jason Leigh Age Height Weight Body Measurements Net Worth

Jennifer Jason Leigh

Jennifer Jason Leigh
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Birth Date

February 5, 1962


59 years old


United States

Sun Sign


Natural hair color


Eye color



5 ft 3 in | 160 cm tall

Net Worth

$5 Million

Body Measurements

34-23-34 in | 86-58-86.5 cm


50 kg | 110 pounds

Bra Size


Shoe size

7 US | 37 EU

Early acting career First movie Breakthrough

Jennifer Jason Leigh was born in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States, on February 5, 1962, is an American actress.

Young Jennifer Jason Leigh made her first screen appearance in drama film Death of a Stranger (Tod eines Fremden) (1973), in uncredited role as Girl playing with a rubber ball, at the age of nine.

She landed her television debut in ABC detective series Baretta (1977) in episode "Open Season", in role as Marcie.

She got her professional big screen debut in slasher film Eyes of a Stranger (1981) in role as Tracy Harris.

Her breakthrough performance came as Stacy Hamilton in comedy film Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982).

She made her Broadway debut in musical "Cabaret" (1998) in role as Sally Bowles.

Best Movies

She was nominated for the Academy Award, a BAFTA Award and a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress 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

Possessor (2020) sci-fi thriller in role as Girder, with Andrea Riseborough and Christopher Abbott

The Woman in the Window (2021) psychological thriller in role as Jane Russell, with Amy Adams and Gary Oldman

Awake (2021) drama, opposite Frances Fisher and Gina Rodriguez

Best TV Shows

She was nominated for a Satellite Award for Best Actress – Miniseries or Television Film for her role as Teri Small in miniseries Thanks of a Grateful Nation (1998).

Weeds (2009–2012) Showtime dark comedy drama television series in role as Jill Price-Gray

Revenge (2012) ABC drama television series in role as Kara Clarke-Murphy

She played Chantal Hutchens in the third season of Twin Peaks (2017).

Atypical (2017- ) coming-of-age television series in role as Elsa Gardner

Patrick Melrose (2018) drama miniseries in role as Eleanor Melrose

The Affair (2019) Showtime drama series in role as Adeline Taylor


Had an older sister, Carrie Ann Morrow.

Studied acting at the Stagedoor Manor Performing Arts Training Center, with Lee Strasberg, at the age of 14.

She is known for intensive method inspired research into her roles.

Best friend with Phoebe Cates.

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 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.

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