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Jamie Lee Curtis

Biography

Jamie Lee Curtis

Jamie Lee Curtis is a critically-acclaimed and best-selling author. Her most recent book, TODAY I FEEL SILLY and OTHER MOODS THAT MAKE MY DAY enjoyed an extraordinary nine weeks on the New York Times best-seller list. It has sold over 750,000 copies to date. Other best-selling titles include TELL ME AGAIN ABOUT THE NIGHT I WAS BORN and WHEN I WAS LITTLE: A Four-Year Old's Memoir Of Her Youth. All of Curtis' picture books have been illustrated by the acclaimed artist, Laura Cornell. Her fourth book, WHERE DO BALLOONS GO? An Uplifting Mystery will be published in September 2000.

Curtis has demonstrated her versatility as a film actress with starring roles in such acclaimed films as the blockbuster True Lies opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger, for which she earned a Golden Globe Award, and Trading Places with Eddie Murphy and Dan Aykroyd for which she earned a British Film Academy award for Best Supporting Actress. Most recently Jamie starred in Halloween: H2O, which was the 20 year sequel to Halloween, —the now classic film which first brought her to the attention of audiences worldwide. Other memorable leading film role performances include <>A Fish Called Wanda, Fierce Creatures, Virus, Dominick And Eugene, Blue Steel, My Girl, My Girl Ii, Forever Young, Mother's Boys, House Arrest and Love Letters.

In television, Curtis co-starred opposite Richard Lewis in the acclaimed sitcom Anything But Love which earned her both a Golden Globe and People's Choice Award, as well as TNT's adaptation of the Wendy Wasserstein play The Heidi Chronicles which also earned her a Golden Globe nomination. More recently, Jamie starred in the CBS telefilm Nicholas' Gift for which she received an Emmy nomination.

Curtis began her Hollywood career in 1977 when she signed on as a contract player with Universal Studios. She was a regular on the television series Operation Petticoat when she was cast in Halloween. That role lead to subsequent roles in Prom Night, Terror Train and The Fog.

Jamie Lee Curtis is the mother of Annie and Thomas. She has been married for 16 years to actor/director Christopher Guest.

Jamie Lee Curtis

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