Jamie Lee Curtis life and biography

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Jamie Lee Curtis biography

Date of birth : 1958-11-22
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Santa Monica, California, U.S.
Nationality : American
Category : Arts and Entertainment
Last modified : 2011-07-14
Credited as : Actress, author,

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Jamie Lee Curtis is an American actress and author. Although she was initially known as a "scream queen" because of her starring roles in several horror films early in her career, such as Halloween, The Fog, Prom Night and Terror Train, Curtis has since compiled a body of work that spans many genres.

Jamie Lee Curtis made her movie debut in the original Halloween (1978). The second child of movie star parents Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh, she had TV jobs as a teen, including one season of Operation Petticoat (1977-78). The success of Halloween led to an early career as a plucky heroine in horror films, including The Fog, Terror Train and Prom Night (all 1980). She showed her comedy talent and her bosom in the Eddie Murphy comedy Trading Places (1983), then was off on her way to a respectable career as a leading lady. A hint of androgyny and a careful strategy of revealing her admired physique made her a sex symbol, especially in comedies like A Fish Called Wanda (1988) and True Lies (1994, opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger). As Curtis matured she made fewer movies, but emerged as an unofficial spokesperson for being proud of an aging body -- in 2002 she appeared in More magazine without make-up, and as she turned 50 AARP magazine boasted about a "topless" photo (in fact, it was a cropped photo of Curtis in a strapless dress). Since 1995 she's been publishing children's books with illustrator Laura Cornell, including Tell Me Again About the Night I Was Born (2000) and Is There Really a Human Race? (2006). Her other films include Love Letters (1984), Drowning Mona (2000, starring Casey Affleck) and Freaky Friday (2003, starring Lindsay Lohan).

Curtis grew up with her mother, Janet Leigh, and stepfather... She married comedy writer and filmmaker Christopher Guest (Best in Show) in 1984... A long-standing, out-of-left-field rumor -- unproven -- is that Curtis was born a hermaphrodite.

Children's books:

When I Was Little: A Four-Year Old's Memoir of Her Youth, 1993.
Tell Me Again About The Night I was Born, 1996.
Today I Feel Silly, and Other Moods That Make My Day, 1998; listed on the New York Times best-seller list for 9 weeks.
Where Do Balloons Go?: An Uplifting Mystery, 2000.
I'm Gonna Like Me: Letting Off a Little Self-Esteem, 2002.
It's Hard to Be Five: Learning How to Work My Control Panel, 2004.
Is There Really a Human Race?, 2006.
Big Words for Little People, ISBN 9780061127595, 2008.
My Friend Jay, 2009, edition of one, presented to Jay Leno
My Mommy Hung the Moon: A Love Story, 2010.

Films:

1978 Halloween
1980 The Fog
1980 Prom Night
1980 Terror Train
1981 Escape from New York
1981 Roadgames
1981 Halloween II
1983 Trading Places
1984 Love Letters
1984 Grandview, U.S.A.
1985 Perfect
1985 Amazing Grace and Chuck
r 1987 A Man in Love
1988 Dominick and Eugene
1988 A Fish Called Wanda
1990 Blue Steel
1991 Queens Logic
1991 My Girl
1992 Forever Young
1994 My Girl 2
1994 Mother's Boys
1994 True Lies
1996 House Arrest
1997 Fierce Creatures
1998 Halloween H20: 20 Years Later
1999 Virus cut] 2000 Drowning Mona
2001 The Tailor of Panama
2001 Daddy and Them
2002 Halloween: Resurrection
2003 Freaky Friday
2004 Christmas with the Kranks
2005 The Kid & I
2008 Beverly Hills Chihuahua
2010 You Again

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