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Don McKellar
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In the Cut
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Jennifer Jason Leigh

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Jennifer Jason Leigh

American film and stage actress, best known for her roles in Fast Times at Ridgemont High, The Hudsucker Proxy, Single White Female, Last Exit to Brooklyn, Georgia and Short Cuts add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1962.

Countries: United States (57%), United Kingdom (9%), Wyoming (9%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Noah Baumbach, Meg Ryan, Jane Campion

Linked to: The Anniversary Party, Abigail's Party, Chicago Tribune, Faith No More




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Jennifer Jason Leigh was born in 1962 add something


She made her big screen debut playing a blind, deaf, and mute rape victim in the 1981 slasher film "Eyes of a Stranger" add something


In 1982, she played a teenager who gets pregnant in the Cameron Crowe- scripted high school comedy "Fast Times at Ridgemont High", which served as a launching pad for several of its young stars, including Sean Penn, Judge Reinhold, Forest Whitaker, Eric Stoltz, Anthony Edwards, Phoebe Cates and Nicolas Cage add something


In 1983 Leigh had a small role in the Rodney Dangerfield movie "Easy Money", playing the eldest of two daughters, who marries a man that Rodney disapproves of add something


She was selected as one of "America's 10 Most Beautiful Women" by "Harper's Bazaar" magazine in 1989 add something


Throughout the 1990s, Leigh showcased her versatility working with a number of acclaimed independent film directors add something


In 1993, she joined the ensemble cast of Robert Altman's film "Short Cuts", playing a phone-sex operator who diapers her newborn baby while talking to clients add something


Jason Patric - They dated for two years, after which he dated former co-star Jennifer Jason Leigh from 1993-94


Jimmy Witherspoon - In the 1995 film "Georgia", Witherspoon portrayed a traveling, gun-collecting blues singer, Trucker, who has a relationship with the troubled character Sadie, played by Jennifer Jason Leigh


Jean Harris - In the 1995 movie "Dolores Claiborne," the journalist daughter Jennifer Jason Leigh asks her mother, Kathy Bates, why she killed her husband


In 1997, she was featured in Faith No More's music video for "Last Cup of Sorrow" add something


In 1998, Leigh took on the lead role of Sally Bowles in Sam Mendes' Broadway revival of musical "Cabaret" on Broadway, succeeding Natasha Richardson who originated the role in Mendes' production add something


Don McKellar - He appeared alongside Jude Law and Jennifer Jason Leigh in David Cronenberg's 1999 film "eXistenZ"


Leigh served as a jury member at the 57th Venice International Film Festival in 2000 add something


In 2001, she co-wrote and co-directed "The Anniversary Party," an independently produced feature film about a recently reconciled married couple who assemble their friends at their Hollywood Hills house, ostensibly to celebrate their sixth wedding anniversary add something


Leigh met independent film writer-director Noah Baumbach in 2001, while she was starring on Broadway in "Proof" add something


She succeeded Mary-Louise Parker in the lead role in "Proof" on Broadway in 2001 add something


Noah Baumbach - Baumbach met actress Jennifer Jason Leigh in 2001, while she was starring on Broadway in "Proof"


Alan Cumming - Cumming co-wrote, co-directed, co-produced, and co-starred in the ensemble film "The Anniversary Party" with friend and former "Cabaret" co-star Jennifer Jason Leigh, in 2001


Phoebe Cates - She returned to acting in 2001 for one film, "The Anniversary Party", as a favor to the director, her best friend, Jennifer Jason Leigh


Meg Ryan - In 2003, Ryan broke away from her usual roles, starring alongside Mark Ruffalo and Jennifer Jason Leigh in Jane Campion's erotic thriller film "In the Cut"


In the Cut - "'In the Cut"' is a 2003 Australian-American mystery and erotic thriller film written and directed by Jane Campion and starring Meg Ryan, Mark Ruffalo and Jennifer Jason Leigh


Her performance as a manipulative stage mother in Don McKellar's film "Childstar" won her a Genie award in 2005 add something


The couple married on September 2, 2005 add something


Noah Baumbach - Baumbach wrote and directed the 2007 comedy-drama "Margot at the Wedding", starring his wife Jennifer Jason Leigh, Nicole_Kidman, Jack Black and John Turturro


Scott Rudin - In 2007, Rudin produced "Margot at the Wedding", a tragicomedy about a dysfunctional family starring Nicole Kidman, Jack Black and Jennifer Jason Leigh, and Wes Anderson's "The Darjeeling Limited"


In recent years, Leigh appeared in the 2008 ensemble film "Synecdoche, New York" and has acted in two films written and directed by her then-partner Noah Baumbach - "Margot at the Wedding", co-starring Nicole Kidman, and "Greenberg" add something


Their son, Rohmer Emmanuel, was born on March 17, 2010 add something


Leigh filed for divorce on November 15, 2010 in Los Angeles , citing irreconcilable differences add something


In 2011, she played Bunny in the Broadway revival of "House of Blue Leaves" in New York City alongside Ben Stiller and Edie Falco add something


She joined Revenge on ABC, in 2012 add something


Quentin Tarantino - In October 2014, Jennifer Jason Leigh was in talks to join as female lead for the film


The film, a Western set in Wyoming after the Civil War, will be released on Christmas Day. Leigh, along with the rest of the cast, appeared at Comic-Con to promote the film in July 2015 add something


Since 2017, she has starred in the Netflix comedy-drama series "Atypical" add something