Jessica Lange

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Biography

  • Birth Name: Jessica Phyllis Lange
  • Birth Place: Cloquet, Minnesota, United States
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 04/20/1949, Aries
  • Profession: Actor
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Jessica Lange Fast Facts:
  • Won an art scholarship to the University of Minnesota, but dropped out to marry and travel with Spanish photographer Paco Grande.
  • Became interested in acting through studying mime in Paris with Etienne Decroux, Marcel Marceau's teacher.
  • Worked as a model for the Wilhelmina Agency and from that was asked to audition for the 1976 remake of King Kong.
  • Breakthrough role was as a femme fatale opposite Jack Nicholson in The Postman Always Rings Twice in 1981.
  • Became the first actress in over four decades to be nominated for Best Actress (Frances) and Best Supporting Actress (Tootsie) at the Academy Awards in the same year (1982).
  • Made Broadway debut in a 1992 revival of A Streetcar Named Desire; has memorably played Tennessee Williams' three greatest heroines: Blanche DuBois (Streetcar); Maggie (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof);  and Amanda Wingfield (The Glass Menagerie).
  • Made first appearance as a TV regular on American Horror Story in 2011.
  • Is an accomplished photographer and has published two books of photos (50 Photographs; In Mexico).
  • Is a Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF.
  • Has a Celtic knot tattooed on her left wrist.
  • Jessica Lange Relationships:
  • George Lange - Brother
  • Hannah Jane Shepard - Daughter
  • Alexandra (Shura) Baryshnikov - Daughter
  • Paco Grande - Ex-husband
  • Mikhail Baryshnikov - Ex-significant Other
  • Jane Lange - Sister
  • Samuel Walker Shepard - Son
  • Al Lange - Father
  • Sam Shepard - Ex-significant Other
  • Bob Fosse - Ex-significant Other
  • Dorothy Lange - Mother
  • Jessica Lange Awards:
  • 1996 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television - Winner
  • 1985 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 1982 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 1993 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television - Nominee
  • 1977 Golden Globe: New Star of the Year - Actress - Winner
  • 1996 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actress for a Miniseries or a Special - Nominee
  • 1983 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture - Winner
  • 1983 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama - Nominee
  • 1985 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama - Nominee
  • 1995 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama - Winner
  • 1990 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama - Nominee
  • 1994 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role - Winner
  • 1989 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 2010 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television - Nominee
  • 2009 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries - Nominee
  • 2012 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie - Winner
  • 1994 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 2013 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie - Nominee
  • 2012 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 2013 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television - Nominee
  • 2011 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series - Winner
  • 2013 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 2012 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television - Winner
  • 2014 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television - Nominee
  • 1998 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama - Nominee
  • 2003 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie - Nominee
  • 1984 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 1982 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role - Winner
  • 1983 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Actress - Nominee
  • 2014 Critics' Choice Television Awards: Best Actress in a Movie or Mini-Series - Winner
  • 2004 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television - Nominee
  • 2009 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie - Winner
  • 2014 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie - Winner
  • College:
  • Attended University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

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