- 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 two child actors.
- 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.
- Appeared in the 2011 Broadway production of The House of Blue Leaves, opposite Edie Falco and Ben Stiller.
- Maintains close friendships with Fast Times at Ridgemont High costar Phoebe Cates and The Anniversary Party costar Alan Cumming.
- 1995, Independent Spirit Awards — Best Female Lead: Nominee
- 2002, Independent Spirit Awards — Best First Feature: Nominee
- 2009, Independent Spirit Awards — Robert Altman Award: Winner
- 2011, Independent Spirit Awards — Best Feature: Nominee
- 2002, Independent Spirit Awards — Best First Screenplay: Nominee
- 2015, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Supporting Actress: Nominee
- 2016, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Supporting Actress: Nominee
- 2008, Independent Spirit Awards — Best Supporting Female: Nominee
- 2016, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture: Nominee
- 1996, Independent Spirit Awards — Best Female Lead: Nominee
- 2004, Genie Awards — Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role: Winner
- 2016, Independent Spirit Awards — Best Supporting Female: Nominee
- 2015, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role: Nominee
- 1995, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama: Nominee
- Vic Morrow — Father
- Noah Baumbach — Ex-husband
- Barbara Turner — Mother
- Rohmer Emmanuel Baumbach — Son
- Carrie Ann Morrow — Sister
- Mina Badie — Half Sister
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