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Jennifer Jason Leigh (actress)
Known for Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982), Single White Female (1992)

  • Birthday:February 5, 1962
  • Birth Place: Hollywood, California
  • Birth Name: Jennifer Lee Morrow
  • Biography: Jennifer Jason Leigh is an American actress. Born Jennifer Lee Morrow, she is the daughter of actor Vic Morrow and screenwriter Barbara Turner. The name “Jason” is in honor of family friend Jason Robards. Leigh took acting classes with Lee Strasberg before she began acting professionally as a teenager. In 1977, she had her first credited role in an episode of the TV show Baretta. Several TV movies—including a portrayal of an anorexic in The Best Little Girl in the World, for which Leigh lost weight to 86 lb—followed. In 1982, Leigh played a central character in director Amy Heckerling's Fast Times at Ridgemont High. As an adult, Leigh has gravitated towards portraying fragile, damaged or even psychotic characters. One prominent recent role in this vein was that of an angry punk singer in Georgia (1995). Her performance as a manipulative stage mother in Childstar won her a Genie Award in 2005. As she was not in attendance at the ceremony, director Don McKellar accepted the award on her behalf.
    Jennifer Jason Leigh is an American actress. Born Jennifer Lee Morrow, she is the daughter of actor Vic Morrow and screenwriter Barbara Turner. The name “Jason” is in honor of family friend Jason Robards.

    Leigh took acting classes with Lee Strasberg before she began acting professionally as a teenager. In 1977, she had her first credited role in an episode of the TV show Baretta. Several TV movies—including a portrayal of an anorexic in The Best Little Girl in the World, for which Leigh lost weight to 86 lb—followed. In 1982, Leigh played a central character in director Amy Heckerling's Fast Times at Ridgemont High.

    As an adult, Leigh has gravitated towards portraying fragile, damaged or even psychotic characters. One prominent recent role in this vein was that of an angry punk singer in Georgia (1995).

    Her performance as a manipulative stage mother in Childstar won her a Genie Award in 2005. As she was not in attendance at the ceremony, director Don McKellar accepted the award on her behalf.

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The Machinist (2004) 4 clips of total 4 clips Top Less 2006-02-06
Mrs. Parker And The Vicious Circle (2000) 1 clips of total 2 clips Top Less 2008-09-24
Skipped Parts (2000) 1 clips of total 1 clips Top Less 2007-04-10
The King Is Alive (2000) 1 clips of total 1 clips Top Less 2012-04-17
Single White Female (1992) 7 clips of total 11 clips Top Less 2006-07-09
Miami Blues (1990) 3 clips of total 3 clips Top Less 2011-07-04
Last Exit To Brooklyn (1990) 3 clips of total 5 clips Top Less 2011-07-16
Heart Of Midnight (1988) 1 clips of total 1 clips Top Less 2008-10-05
Sister, Sister (1987) 3 clips of total 3 clips Top Less 2011-07-02
Flesh And Blood (1985) 9 clips of total 12 clips Full Frontal 2010-10-13
Death Ride To Osaka (1983) 1 clips of total 2 clips Top Less 2009-05-25
Fast Times At Ridgemont High (1982) 5 clips of total 7 clips Top Less 2006-10-05