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Birth information

5 February 1962 Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA

Given Name

Jennifer Lee Morrow

Nickname

JJL

How tall is Jennifer Jason Leigh?

1.6 m

Who is(are) his/her spouse(s)?

Noah Baumbach

Life Story of Jennifer Jason Leigh

Jennifer Jason Leigh was born Jennifer Lee Morrow in Los Angeles, California, the daughter of writer Barbara Turner and actor Vic Morrow. Her father was of Russian Jewish descent and her mother was of Austrian Jewish ancestry. She is the sister of Carrie Ann Morrow and half-sister of actress Mina Badie.

Jennifer's parents divorced when she was two. Jennifer worked in her first film at the age of nine, in a nonspeaking role for the film Death of a Stranger (The Spy Who Never Was (1976)). At 14 she attended summer acting workshops given by Lee Strasberg and landed a role in the Disney TV movie The Magical World of Disney: The Young Runaways (1978), and received her Screen Actors Guild membership in an episode of the TV series Baretta (1975) when she was 16. Jennifer performed in several TV movies and dropped out of Pacific Palisades High School six weeks short of graduation for her major role in the film Eyes of a Stranger (1981). Her first major success came as the female lead in Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982).

Jennifer was married to writer/director Noah Baumbach from 2005 to 2013, and the two have a son.

What movies did Jennifer Jason Leigh play or participate?

Producers Filmography
Atypical (2018) , Greenberg (2010) , The Anniversary Party (2001) , Skipped Parts (2000) , Georgia (1995) ,
Directors Filmography
The Anniversary Party (2001) ,
Actors Filmography
Possessor Girder, The Affair (2019) Adeline, Atypical (2018) Elsa Gardner, White Boy Rick (2018) FBI Agent Snyder, Patrick Melrose (2018) Eleanor Melrose, Annihilation (2018) Dr Ventress, Twin Peaks: The Return (2017) Chantal Hutchens, Amityville: The Awakening (2017) Joan, Good Time (2017) Corey Ellman, LBJ (2016) Lady Bird...

Birth information

5 February 1962 Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA

Given Name

Jennifer Lee Morrow

Nickname

JJL

How tall is Jennifer Jason Leigh?

1.6 m

Who is(are) his/her spouse(s)?

Noah Baumbach

Life Story of Jennifer Jason Leigh

Jennifer Jason Leigh was born Jennifer Lee Morrow in Los Angeles, California, the daughter of writer Barbara Turner and actor Vic Morrow. Her father was of Russian Jewish descent and her mother was of Austrian Jewish ancestry. She is the sister of Carrie Ann Morrow and half-sister of actress Mina Badie.

Jennifer's parents divorced when she was two. Jennifer worked in her first film at the age of nine, in a nonspeaking role for the film Death of a Stranger (The Spy Who Never Was (1976)). At 14 she attended summer acting workshops given by Lee Strasberg and landed a role in the Disney TV movie The Magical World of Disney: The Young Runaways (1978), and received her Screen Actors Guild membership in an episode of the TV series Baretta (1975) when she was 16. Jennifer performed in several TV movies and dropped out of Pacific Palisades High School six weeks short of graduation for her major role in the film Eyes of a Stranger (1981). Her first major success came as the female lead in Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982).

Jennifer was married to writer/director Noah Baumbach from 2005 to 2013, and the two have a son.

What movies did Jennifer Jason Leigh play or participate?

Producers Filmography
Atypical (2018) , Greenberg (2010) , The Anniversary Party (2001) , Skipped Parts (2000) , Georgia (1995) ,
Directors Filmography
The Anniversary Party (2001) ,
Actors Filmography
Possessor Girder, The Affair (2019) Adeline, Atypical (2018) Elsa Gardner, White Boy Rick (2018) FBI Agent Snyder, Patrick Melrose (2018) Eleanor Melrose, Annihilation (2018) Dr Ventress, Twin Peaks: The Return (2017) Chantal Hutchens, Amityville: The Awakening (2017) Joan, Good Time (2017) Corey Ellman, LBJ (2016) Lady Bird...

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The daughter of actor Vic Morrow and actress-screenwriter Barbara Turner, Morrow (nee Morozoff) died during the filming of the movie Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983) when he was killed in a helicopter accident. Leigh and her father were estranged at the time of his death and he left her $100 in his will. Leigh is of entirely Ashkenazi Jewish descent. Her paternal grandparents, Harry Morozoff and Jean Kress, were emigrants from Russia. Her maternal grandfather, Alexander Turner, was an emigrant from Austria, and her maternal grandmother, Pearl Pauline Zises, was born in New York, to Austrian-born parents.

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Jennifer Jason Leigh, Rory Cochrane, and Richie Merritt in White Boy Rick (2018)

Won two 1990 Critic Society awards for her portrayal of Tralala in Last Exit to Brooklyn (1989), and as Susan Waggoner in Miami Blues (1990).

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Jennifer Jason Leigh in Georgia (1995)

Selected as one of "America's 10 Most Beautiful Women" by Harper's Bazaar Magazine, 1989.

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Jennifer Jason Leigh in Georgia (1995)

Has an older sister, Carrie Ann Morrow, and a younger half-sister, actress Mina Badie. Her ex-stepfather is director Reza Badiyi.

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Jennifer Jason Leigh in Georgia (1995)

Well-known in Hollywood for the exhausting research she does for each of her portrayals and for her affinity of playing lurid roles.

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Jennifer Jason Leigh in eXistenZ (1999)

Born at 12:33pm-PST.

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Jennifer lost weight down to 86 pounds for her role as an anorexic teenager in the TV-movie The Best Little Girl in the World (1981).

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Jennifer Jason Leigh and Michael Rapaport in Atypical (2017)

In 1997, Jennifer appeared in Faith No More's music video "Last Cup of Sorrow". Its plot was derived from Alfred Hitchcock's film Vertigo (1958).

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Jennifer Jason Leigh in Faith No More: Last Cup of Sorrow (1997)

After reading the script for the movie Backdraft (1991), Jennifer reportedly told its director, Ron Howard, that she wished that she could be the fire because it has the best part.

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Jennifer attended the strict Stagedoor Manor summer camp in upstate New York which trains teenagers in acting, singing, and dancing. Her classmates include actor Zach Braff from NBC's Scrubs (2001), writer-director Todd Graff, and actress-singer Mandy Moore.

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Jennifer Jason Leigh in Auslöschung (2018)

Frequently worked with maverick director Robert Altman who, before his maverick days, worked with her father, Vic Morrow, on the sixties television series Combat! (1962).

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Jennifer lived with Eric Stoltz for five years during the '80s.

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Jennifer Jason Leigh in Auslöschung (2018)

Jennifer chose her second middle name "Jason" from that of her and her father's friend, the actor Jason Robards.

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Jennifer has acted with three of the four acting Baldwin brother in five different movies: Miami Blues (1990) and Lymelife (2005) with Alec Baldwin; Last Exit to Brooklyn (1989) and Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle (1994) with Stephen Baldwin; and Backdraft (1991) with William Baldwin.

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Jennifer Jason Leigh and Mike Patton in Faith No More: Last Cup of Sorrow (1997)

Allegedly auditioned for the role of Sarah Connor in The Terminator (1984) but director James Cameron considered her too young for the part. Linda Hamilton ended up playing the part.

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Phoebe Cates and Jennifer Jason Leigh in Ich glaub' ich steh' im Wald (1982)

Has become somewhat famous for having turned down many roles in some popular movies. She also turned down a recurring role on the TV show Lost (2004), which was eventually played by Cynthia Watros and the role of Bree on the TV series Desperate Housewives (2004), which was eventually played by Marcia Cross.

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Jennifer Jason Leigh in Ich glaub' ich steh' im Wald (1982)

She signed on for the film Spread (2009) but later backed out, and was replaced by Anne Heche.

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Dario Argento offered her the female lead in his film The Stendhal Syndrome (1996), but she turned it down. It was eventually played by his daughter Asia Argento.

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She won the role in Washington Square (1997) over Meg Ryan and Anne Heche.

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Natalie Portman and Jennifer Jason Leigh in Auslöschung (2018)

She won the role in The Hudsucker Proxy (1994) over Winona Ryder and Bridget Fonda.

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Jennifer Jason Leigh in Auslöschung (2018)

Auditioned for the Nicole Kidman role in To Die For (1995).

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Jennifer Jason Leigh and John DiSanti in Die Augen eines Fremden (1981)

Auditioned for the role of Catwoman in Batman Returns (1992).

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Jennifer Jason Leigh in Die Augen eines Fremden (1981)

Moved in with Jack Black and Nicole Kidman during filming Margot at the Wedding (2007), because they wanted to perfect their roles as a dysfunctional family.

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Alec Baldwin and Jennifer Jason Leigh in Miami Blues (1990)

She has received three separate career tributes - at the Telluride Film Festival in 1993, a special award for her contribution to independent cinema from the Film Society of Lincoln Center in 2002, and a week-long retrospective showing of her film work held by the American Cinematheque at Los Angeles' Egyptian Theatre in June 2001.

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Alec Baldwin and Jennifer Jason Leigh in Miami Blues (1990)

Reportedly auditioned for the role of Violet in Pretty Baby (1978), but the part went to Brooke Shields instead.

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Jennifer Jason Leigh in Miami Blues (1990)

Ex-daughter-in-law of Jonathan Baumbach.

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Alec Baldwin, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and Martine Beswick in Miami Blues (1990)

Returned to work five months after giving birth to her son Rohmer in order to film her guest appearance on Weeds (2005).

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Alec Baldwin and Jennifer Jason Leigh in Miami Blues (1990)

Announced that she had filed for divorce from husband Noah Baumbach, citing irreconcilable differences, and is seeking spousal support and primary custody of their son Rohmer (24 November 2010).

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Alec Baldwin and Jennifer Jason Leigh in Miami Blues (1990)

Gave birth to her 1st child at age 48, a son Rohmer Emmanuel Baumbach on March 17, 2010. Child's father is her now ex-husband, Noah Baumbach.

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Jennifer Jason Leigh and Fred Ward in Miami Blues (1990)

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Jennifer Jason Leigh in Miami Blues (1990)

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Alec Baldwin and Jennifer Jason Leigh in Miami Blues (1990)

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Alec Baldwin and Jennifer Jason Leigh in Miami Blues (1990)

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Jennifer Jason Leigh in Hitcher, der Highway Killer (1986)

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Rutger Hauer and Jennifer Jason Leigh in Hitcher, der Highway Killer (1986)

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Jennifer Jason Leigh in Hitcher, der Highway Killer (1986)

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Jennifer Jason Leigh in Letzte Ausfahrt Brooklyn (1989)

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Stephen Baldwin, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Jason Andrews, etc.

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Jennifer Jason Leigh and Joseph Carberry in Letzte Ausfahrt Brooklyn (1989)

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Jennifer Jason Leigh in Letzte Ausfahrt Brooklyn (1989)

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Jennifer Jason Leigh and Frank Military in Letzte Ausfahrt Brooklyn (1989)

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