Jennifer Jason Leigh

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  • Birth Name: Jennifer Leigh Morrow
  • Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 02/05/1962, Aquarius
  • Profession: Actor; screenwriter; producer
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Jennifer Jason Leigh Fast Facts:
  • Dropped out of high school; later attended Teenage Drama Workshop of the California State University in Northridge, CA.
  • Born Jennifer Leigh Morrow, changed her name to prove she could succeed as an actress independent of her prominent family name; she took her new middle name from family friend Jason Robards.
  • Lost her father, actor Vic Morrow, when a helicopter spun out of control on the set of 1983's Twilight Zone--The Movie, killing him and child actor Myca Dinh Le.
  • Won Best Actress at the Montreal Film Festival and from the New York Film Critics for her performance in 1995's Georgia, a film penned by her mother, screenwriter Barbara Turner. 
  • Was featured in Faith No More's 1997 music video "Last Cup of Sorrow."
  • Originally cast in a pivotal role in Stanley Kubrick's Eyes Wide Shut (1999); was replaced by actress Marie Richardson because of scheduling conflicts with reshoots.
  • Maintains close friendships with Fast Times at Ridgemont High costar Phoebe Cates and The Anniversary Party costar Alan Cumming.
  • Jennifer Jason Leigh Relationships:
  • Noah Baumbach - Ex-husband
  • Barbara Turner - Mother
  • Vic Morrow - Father
  • Rohmer Emmanuel Baumbach - Son
  • Jennifer Jason Leigh Awards:
  • 1995 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama - Nominee
  • 2004 Genie Awards: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role - Winner

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