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Jennifer Jason Leigh is a Actor, Director, Writer and Producer American born on 5 february 1962 at Hollywood (USA)

Jennifer Jason Leigh

Jennifer Jason Leigh
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Birth name Jennifer Lee Morrow
Nationality USA
Birth 5 february 1962 (56 years) at Hollywood (USA)

Jennifer Jason Leigh (born February 5, 1962) is an American actress. She has appeared in Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Easy Money, Flesh + Blood, The Hitcher, The Hudsucker Proxy, Single White Female, Dolores Claiborne, Last Exit to Brooklyn, Georgia and Short Cuts. She is also the co-writer and co-director of the film The Anniversary Party, made with fellow actor Alan Cumming.
Leigh has a reputation for playing characters on society's bottom rung, often prostitutes or drug users. She is also known for her intensive method-inspired research into her roles. Leigh is often considered to be one of the greatest actresses never to have received an Academy Award nomination.

Biography

In 1982, Leigh's father, Vic Morrow, was accidentally killed along with two child actors when a helicopter stunt went wrong while filming Twilight Zone: The Movie. Leigh and her sister filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Warner Bros., John Landis and Steven Spielberg. They settled out of court a year later and the terms of the settlement have never been made public.

Leigh has described herself as shy, introverted and averse to Hollywood publicity, and scandal. Speaking about her roles in smaller, independent films, she said, "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."

She met independent film writer-director Noah Baumbach in 2001 while starring on Broadway in Proof. The couple married on September 2, 2005. Their son, Rohmer Emmanuel, was born on March 17, 2010. Leigh filed for divorce on November 15, 2010, in Los Angeles, citing irreconcilable differences. She sought spousal support as well as primary custody of the couple's son, with visitation for Baumbach. The divorce was finalized in September 2013.

Best films

The Hateful Eight (2015)
(Actress)
Backdraft (1991)
(Actress)

Usually with

Alan Cumming
Alan Cumming
(1 films)
Blair Tefkin
Blair Tefkin
(3 films)
Noah Baumbach
Noah Baumbach
(2 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Jennifer Jason Leigh (64 films)

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Actress

LBJ
LBJ (2018)
, 1h38
Directed by Rob Reiner
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography
Themes Films about families, Politique, Political films
Actors Woody Harrelson, Richard Jenkins, Bill Pullman, Brian Stepanek, Michael Stahl-David, Kim Allen
Roles Lady Bird Johnson
Rating63% 3.1995553.1995553.1995553.1995553.199555
Lyndon Baines Johnson, issu d'une modeste famille fermière du Texas, va gravir les échelons politiques jusqu'à la Maison-Blanche où il sera le 36e président des États-Unis, remplaçant John F. Kennedy après son assassinat.
Annihilation, 1h55
Directed by Alex Garland
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Fantasy, Adventure, Horror
Themes Films based on science fiction novels, Films about extraterrestrial life, Alien invasions in films
Actors Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gina Rodríguez, Oscar Isaac, Tessa Thompson, Tuva Novotny
Roles Dr. Ventress
Rating68% 3.4445253.4445253.4445253.4445253.444525
Lena, biologiste et ancienne militaire, participe à une mission d'exploration destinée à comprendre ce qui est arrivé à son mari dans une zone géographique où un mystérieux et sinistre phénomène se propage le long des côtes américaines. Une fois sur place, les membres de l’expédition découvrent que paysages et créatures ont subi des mutations, et malgré la beauté des lieux, le danger règne et menace leur vie, mais aussi leur intégrité mentale.
White Boy Rick
Directed by Yann Demange
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Crime
Themes Films about drugs
Actors Matthew McConaughey, Eddie Marsan, Ronald Cyler II, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Bruce Dern, Piper Laurie
Roles Alex Snyder
Rating64% 3.245653.245653.245653.245653.24565
À Détroit, dans les années 1980, Richard Wershe Jr. n'est encore qu'adolescent mais traîne avec les plus gros trafiquants de crack de la ville. Dans ce milieu dirigé par les Afro-Américains, le jeune homme est rapidement surnommé « White Boy Rick ». Il importe ensuite de la cocaïne depuis Miami. Il amasse des fortunes et passe notamment des week-ends à Las Vegas.
Amityville: The Awakening, 1h27
Directed by Franck Khalfoun
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror
Themes Films about children, Films about religion, Demons in film, Ghost films
Actors Bella Thorne, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Cameron Monaghan, Taylor Spreitler, Thomas Mann, Kurtwood Smith
Roles Joan Walker
Rating48% 2.415162.415162.415162.415162.41516
Belle, her little sister Juliet, and her comatose twin brother James move into a new house with their single mother Joan in order to save money to help pay for her brother's expensive healthcare. But when strange phenomena begin to occur in the house including the miraculous recovery of her brother and Belle's increasingly horrifying nightmares, Belle begins to suspect her mother isn't telling her everything and soon realizes they just moved into the infamous Amityville house.
Good Time
Good Time (2017)
, 1h39
Directed by Joshua et Ben Safdie
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Actors Robert Pattinson, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Joshua et Ben Safdie, Barkhad Abdi, Souleymane Sy Savane, Lucas Elliot Eberl
Roles Corey Ellman
Rating72% 3.6484953.6484953.6484953.6484953.648495
Après un braquage raté, Connie réussit à s'enfuir mais son frère handicapé, Nick, est arrêté. Alors qu'il tente de réunir la caution pour libérer son frère, Connie voit une autre option qui s'offre à lui : le faire évader. Commence alors, dans les bas-fonds de New York, une longue nuit sous adrénaline.
Anomalisa
Anomalisa (2016)
, 1h30
Directed by Charlie Kaufman, Duke Johnson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Fantasy, Animation, Romance
Themes Théâtre, Films based on plays
Actors David Thewlis, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tom Noonan, Gérard Darier
Roles Lisa Hesselman (voice)
Rating72% 3.6476653.6476653.6476653.6476653.647665
Michael Stone, an author of books on the subject of customer service, struggles with his inability to connect to people. One night, while on a routine business trip, he meets a stranger who changes his world view.
Morgan
Morgan (2016)
, 1h32
Directed by Luke Scott
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Horror
Actors Kate Mara, Paul Giamatti, Boyd Holbrook, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Toby Jones, Rose Leslie
Roles Dr. Kathy Grieff
Rating57% 2.899042.899042.899042.899042.89904
Lee Weathers, experte en gestion de risque, est envoyée dans un lieu isolé et secret pour examiner et évaluer les conséquences d'un accident inquiétant. Elle découvre que cet événement a été déclenché par un être créé en laboratoire en apparence humain et innocent, Morgane. Elle comprend que cette dernière est aussi précieuse que dangereuse.
The Hateful Eight, 2h47
Directed by Quentin Tarantino
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror, Crime, Western
Themes L'action se déroule en une journée
Actors Samuel L. Jackson, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Kurt Russell, Bruce Dern, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen
Roles Daisy Domergue
Rating77% 3.898313.898313.898313.898313.89831
In post-Civil War Wyoming, John "The Hangman" Ruth (Russell) is escorting fugitive Daisy "The Prisoner" Domergue (Leigh) to Red Rock where the latter will face justice for murder. They encounter another bounty hunter named Major Marquis "The Bounty Hunter" Warren (Jackson) and Chris "The Sheriff" Mannix (Goggins). A blizzard forces the four to take shelter at a stagecoach passover called Minnie's Haberdashery where they encounter four more strangers; Bob "The Mexican" (Bichir), Oswaldo "The Little Man" Mobray (Roth), Joe "The Cow Puncher" Gage (Madsen), and ex-General Sanford "The Confederate" Smithers (Dern). Through betrayal and deception, the eight strangers soon learn that they may not make it to Red Rock after all.
Jake Squared, 1h40
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors Elias Koteas, Virginia Madsen, Mike Vogel, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Jane Seymour, Gia Mantegna
Roles Sheryl
Rating45% 2.28482.28482.28482.28482.2848
A filmmaker sets out to make a new project in order to figure out how he's screwed up every relationship he's ever had. But, the filming spirals out of his control and he winds up having what's either a mystical experience, a nervous breakdown, or both, as his past selves and loves literally and hysterically catch up with him.
Welcome to Me, 1h28
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors Will Ferrell, Kristen Wiig, James Marsden, Linda Cardellini, Wes Bentley, Jennifer Jason Leigh
Roles Deb Moseley
Rating58% 2.949672.949672.949672.949672.94967
Alice Klieg (Kristen Wiig), a mentally ill single woman living on disability benefits, and fan of Oprah Winfrey, wins the California Stack Sweepstakes lottery jackpot of $86 million. She appears on the local tv news celebrating her win, but is upset when the speech she had prepared is abruptly cut off after she mentions using masturbation as a sedative. She discontinues her medication, against the advice of her therapist, Daryl Moffat (Tim Robbins), and moves into a casino hotel with her best friend Gina Selway (Linda Cardellini).
Kill Your Darlings, 1h44
Directed by John Krokidas
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Biography, Romance
Themes Films about writers, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Daniel Radcliffe, Dane DeHaan, Michael C. Hall, Ben Foster, David Cross, Elizabeth Olsen
Roles Naomi Ginsberg
Rating65% 3.2567753.2567753.2567753.2567753.256775
As a young man in the 1940s, poet Allen Ginsberg (Daniel Radcliffe) wins a place at Columbia University in New York City. He arrives as a very inexperienced freshman, but soon runs into Lucien Carr (Dane DeHaan), who is very anti-establishment and rowdy.
The Spectacular Now, 1h35
Directed by James Ponsoldt
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Themes Films about alcoholism, Medical-themed films, Films about drugs
Actors Miles Teller, Shailene Woodley, Brie Larson, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Dayo Okeniyi
Roles Sara Keely
Rating70% 3.547533.547533.547533.547533.54753
Sutter Keely (Miles Teller) is a high school senior, charming and self-possessed. He's the life of the party, loves his job at a men's clothing store, and has no plans for the future. He is also a budding alcoholic. His girlfriend, Cassidy (Brie Larson), unable to cope with his alcoholism and lack of ambition, decides to dump him. Drinking to numb his pain, Sutter, passed out on a stranger's lawn, is awakened one morning after an alcohol-induced blackout, by Aimee Finicky (Shailene Woodley), a girl who wears no makeup and reads science fiction and manga during her free time. Sutter helps her with her paper route and ultimately invites her to have lunch with him.
Hateship, Loveship, 1h42
Directed by Liza Johnson
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Kristen Wiig, Hailee Steinfeld, Guy Pearce, Christine Lahti, Nick Nolte, Jennifer Jason Leigh
Roles Chloe
Rating61% 3.0983.0983.0983.0983.098
Johanna Parry (Kristen Wiig) moves to a new town to work as a housekeeper for Mr. McCauley (Nick Nolte), an elderly man who needs help keeping house, and to be a caretaker for McCauley's granddaughter, Sabitha (Hailee Steinfeld). She meets Sabitha's father and McCauley's son-in-law, Ken (Guy Pearce), who does not live with Sabitha or McCauley, but instead resides in Chicago. Sabitha's best friend, Edith (Sami Gayle), tells Johanna (after Johanna asks where Sabitha's mother lives) that Ken's wife died several years ago. After inviting Johanna and Sabitha to dinner, Ken writes a friendly note to Johanna, which his daughter delivers. Johanna writes a response letter and Sabitha's friend Edith offers to take it to the post office and mail it. Instead, she intercepts the letter and as a cruel joke, the two teenagers forge a love note from Ken, addressed to Johanna. Then they set up a fake email account for Ken (who does not have email). They impersonate him, responding to love emails from Johanna. "Ken" calls her "my only friend". But trust must be evaluated when "Ken" asks Johanna to visit him in Chicago, and she finds out the truth about the man she loves. At the same time it might be time for McCauley to trust Ken, who might just have a new love.
The Moment
The Moment (2013)
, 1h32
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about psychiatry, Films about disabilities
Actors Jennifer Jason Leigh, Martin Henderson, Alia Shawkat, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Meat Loaf, Navid Negahban
Roles Lee
Rating50% 2.5293852.5293852.5293852.5293852.529385
Having previously broken up with her boyfriend John, photographer Lee returns to John's house to retrieve her cameras. There, she discovers mounting evidence that John has not been home for a long time. Worried, she contact the police, and Sergeant Goodman takes her report, though he suggests that John may simply not want to contact her. At an exhibition of her work, her daughter Jessie rebukes her efforts at reconciliation, and Lee mistakes a stranger for John. Haunted by her experiences in Somalia, Lee experiences mental breakdown and leaves the bathroom completely naked. Her ex-husband and daughter escort her out and have her committed to an upscale psychiatric hospital.