Jamie Lee Curtis

Jamie Lee Curtis, Lady HadenGuest is an American actress and author. She made her film debut in 1978 by starring as Laurie Strode in John Carpenters Halloween . A big hit, the film established her as a notable actress in horror, and she subsequently starred in Halloween II , The Fog , Prom Night , Terror Train , and Roadgames , gaining the status of scream queen to mainstream audiences. Curtis has since compiled a body of work that spans many genres, including the cult comedy films Trading Places , for which she won a BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, A Fish Called Wanda , and True Lies , for which she won a Golden Globe for Best Actress in Musical or Comedy.

Curtis was born in Santa Monica, California, to actor Tony Curtis and actress Janet Leigh. Her paternal grandparents were Hungarian Jewish immigrants and two of her maternal greatgrandparents were Danish. Curtiss parents divorced in 1962, after which her mother married Robert Brandt. Curtis has an older sister, Kelly Curtis, who is also an actress, and several halfsiblings , Alexandra, Allegra, Benjamin, and Nicholas Curtis . Curtis attended Westlake School in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills High School, and graduated from Choate Rosemary Hall. Returning to California in 1976, she attended the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California. She considered majoring in social work, but quit after one semester to pursue an acting career.

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