Jessica Lange

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Jessica Lange

American actress who has worked in film, theatre and televisionadd

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1949.

Countries: United States (68%), United Kingdom (11%), Tennessee (4%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: American Horror Story, Blue Sky (film), Shirley MacLaine

Linked to: Los Angeles Film Critics Association, University of Minnesota, Entertainment Weekly, National Society of Film Critics




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Lange was born in Cloquet, Minnesota on April 20, 1949. add something


Lange was married to photographer Francisco "Paco" Grande from 1970 to 1981. add something


In 1973, Lange returned to New York to "witness Nixon get impeached". add something


Antonio Lopez (illustrator) - Antonio discovered Jessica Lange in 1974


Lange's role would garner her the Golden Globe Award for New Star of the Year and the film would go on to become the fifth highest-grossing movie of 1976. add something


Jeff Bridges - In 1976, he starred as the protagonist Jack Prescott in the first remake of "King Kong", opposite Jessica Lange


In 1979, Lange was cast as the 'Angel of Death' in Bob Fosse's semi-autobiographical film, All That Jazz. add something


Sissy Spacek - Also in the 1980s, Spacek starred alongside Jack Lemmon in Constantin Costa-Gavras's 1982 political thriller "Missing" , appeared with Mel Gibson in the rural drama "The River" , and with Diane Keaton and Jessica Lange in 1986's "Crimes of the Heart"


Timothy Hutton - During the late 1980s and into the 1990s, Hutton began to take featured parts in films, most notably in "Everybody's All-American" with Jessica Lange and Dennis Quaid and "French Kiss" with Meg Ryan and Kevin Kline


Robert Scheerer - Scheerer directed the 1980 crime-comedy film "How to Beat the High Cost of Living", which starred Jessica Lange, Jane Curtin and Susan Saint James


Niro, who had both auditioned Lange for 1981's Raging Bull, approached her to star in a remake of the 1962 film noir classic, Cape Fear, starring DeNiro along with Nick Nolte and Juliette Lewis. add something


Bob Rafelson - Rafelson's 1981 remake was written by David Mamet and starred Jack Nicholson and Jessica Lange


In 1982, Lange became the first film thespian in 40 years to receive two Academy Award nominations within the same year for her lead performance in Frances, co-starring Kim Stanley, and for her supporting turn in Tootsie, starring Dustin Hoffman. add something


Since 1982, she lived with playwright/actor Sam Shepard, but separated in 2010. add something


Tootsie garnered Lange the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, her first, and a second Golden Globe, in the supporting category, while becoming the second highest-grossing film of 1982 (following Steven Spielberg's E.T.). add something


Frances Farmer - Jessica Lange played Farmer in the 1982 film "Frances", for which she was nominated for an Academy *award for Best Actress


At the close of 1985, she would portray legendary country singer Patsy Cline in Karel Reisz's biopic, Sweet Dreams, opposite Ed Harris, Ann Wedgeworth and John Goodman. add something


In 1989, she starred in Costa-Gavras' Music Box, written by Joe Eszterhas and loosely based on the screenwriter's own experiences with his father. add something


Lukas Haas - In 1989, he appeared in the film "Music Box" as the 12-year-old son of Jessica Lange, and grandson of the immigrant who was accused as a war criminal


Paul Brickman - In 1990 he wrote and directed "Men Don't Leave" starring Jessica Lange, an adaptation of the 1982 French film "La Vie Continue"


Lange and Pfeiffer had always wanted to work together and had both optioned the book in galley form in 1991. add something


Niro along with Nick Nolte and Juliette Lewis. add something


The film and cast received tremendous critical praise and it became the eighth highest-grossing film of 1991. add something


Bois on Broadway in 1992 after which he grew "obsessed" with her, citing her and her performance as his ultimate favorites. add something


In 1992, Lange made her Broadway-theatre debut in New York City opposite Alec Baldwin in Tennessee Williams's A Streetcar Named Desire. add something


In 1992, Lange starred in a television adaptation of Willa Cather's O Pioneers/, which garnered her her seventh Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress. add something


Niro once more, and Tony Richardson's Blue Sky, which reunited her with Tommy Lee Jones, before taking a three year break to focus on her family and photography. add something


Jessica Lange as Willa Cather's Prairie Heroine, Washington Post, 2 February 1992. add something


Due to financial difficulties, Orion Pictures did not release Blue Sky until 1994. add something


Amy Locane - " She twice played the girlfriend of Brendan Fraser, in the films "School Ties" and "Airheads", as well as Jessica Lange's daughter in the 1994 film "Blue Sky"


Alec Baldwin - Baldwin received an Emmy nomination for the 1995 television version of the production, in which both he and Jessica Lange reprised their roles, alongside John Goodman and Diane Lane


Bois to considerable critical acclaim. add something


In 1998, she starred opposite Elizabeth Shue in a film adaptation of Balzac's Cousin Bette, for which she would receive mixed reviews. add something


Gwyneth Paltrow - Also in 1998 Paltrow appeared in two thrillers, Hush opposite Jessica Lange and A Perfect Murder inspired by Alfred Hitchcock's 1954 film, Dial M for Murder.


Cousin Bette - Helen Mirren, and a 1998 feature film with Jessica Lange in the title role


Lange received rave reviews at the close of the century for her risky performance in Titus, Julie Taymor's 1999 adaptation of William Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus. add something


Titus Andronicus - In 1999, Julie Taymor directed an adaptation entitled "Titus", starring Anthony Hopkins as Titus, Jessica Lange as Tamora, Harry Lennix as Aaron and Laura Fraser as Lavinia


She appeared in the West End in London, United Kingdom, in 2000, as Mary Tyrone in Eugene O'Neill's Long Day's Journey Into Night and was nominated for an Olivier Award. add something


Whoopi Goldberg - During the filming of Eddie, Goldberg began dating co-star Frank Langella, a relationship which lasted until early 2000.


In 2003, Lange starred opposite Tom Wilkinson in HBO's highly-aclaimed Normal, a film about a man who reveals to his wife his decision to have a sex change. add something


In 2005, she returned to Broadway in another Tennessee Williams play, The Glass Menagerie, with Christian Slater. add something


Eva Marie Saint - In 2005 she co-starred with Jessica Lange and Sam Shepard in "Don't Come Knocking"


She later starred with Tammy Blanchard in a remake of Sybil in 2007. add something


House Books) with a special introduction by Patti Smith. add something


An exhibition of her work, along with a series of her films, was presented at the oldest international museum of photography and film, the George Eastman House, after which Lange was presented with the first George Eastman House Honors Award in 2009. add something


Lange would see a resurgence in her popularity in 2009 with her hugely successful performance as Big Edie, opposite Drew Barrymore, in HBO's Grey Gardens, based on the infamous 1975 documentary of the same name. add something


Ken Howard - He gave an acclaimed performance as Phelan Beale in the 2009 HBO film "Grey Gardens" playing opposite Jessica Lange, for which he received an Emmy *award


In 2010, she published a second collection of photographs, In Mexico. add something


In 2011, Lange joined the cast of the FX horror series American Horror Story. add something


Once again, she was chosen by "TV Guide" and "Entertainment Weekly" for giving one of the "best performances of 2012" add something


American Horror Story - In March 2012, Murphy revealed that the second season had been conceptualized around Jessica Lange who portrays Sister Jude, a sadistic nun who runs the asylum


In February 2013, her exhibition entitled "Jessica Lange: unseen" was open at the Museum of Photographic Arts in San Diego, a nationally known center for visual literacy add something


In addition, Lange replaced Glenn Close in a film adaptation of Émile Zola's "Thérèse Raquin", directed by Charlie Stratton and titled "In Secret", which will be release on February 21, 2014 add something


On February 26, 2014, it was announced that Marc Jacobs had chosen Lange to be the new face of "Marc Jacobs Beauty" add something


In addition, it was announced that Lange would be featured in the brand's summer and fall print ad campaign photographed by David Sims, and would star in a short campaign film directed by Jacobs, which will start streaming online May 5, 2014 add something


On November 16, 2014, Lange as the first female recipient ever will be honored with the Kirk Douglas award for excellence in film to be presented by the Santa Barbara International Film Festival add something


Marc Jacobs - On February 26, 2014, it was announced that actress Jessica Lange would be the new face of "Marc Jacobs Beauty"


She will next star opposite Shirley MacLaine and Demi Moore in the road-trip comedy "Wild Oats", set to be released by The Weinstein Company in the summer of 2015 add something


On April 20, 2015, it was announced that her new book of photographs was being released, entitled 'Unseen' add something


In the Spring of 2016, Lange will return to Broadway alongside Gabriel Byrne and John Gallagher Jr. in a revival of "Long Day's Journey Into Night", produced by Ryan Murphy and The Roundabout Theater Company add something


Lange has a featured role in Louis C.K.'s web series Horace and Pete, which debuted January 30, 2016 add something


Previews are set for March 31, 2016 ahead of an April 19, 2016 opening add something


In April 2016, Lange returned to Broadway alongside Gabriel Byrne and John Gallagher Jr. in a revival of "Long Day's Journey into Night" at the American Airlines Theatre, produced by Ryan Murphy and the Roundabout Theatre Company add something


On November 12, 2016, Lange was honored at the Camerimage Film Festival, where she was awarded the Krzysztof Kie?lowski award for Acting add something


American Horror Story - In May 2016, veteran star Jessica Lange revealed in an interview with Charlie Rose than she wouldn't return for the sixth season


Production for this project is set to begin in the Spring/Fall of 2017 add something


Lange was honored by the Trinity Repertory Company's Pell award for Lifetime Achievement in the Arts on May 23, 2017 add something


Demi Moore - Moore starred in "Wild Oats" with Shirley MacLaine and Jessica Lange, which is currently playing on Netflix since May 2017


In 2018, Lange was honored with the Jason Robards award for Excellence in Theater by the Roundabout Theater Company add something