Jamie Lee Curtis Lady Hayden-guest
February 14, 2012 by staff
Jamie Lee Curtis Lady Hayden-guest, Award-winning actress Jamie Lee Curtis has two Golden Globe awards under her belt, one for Best Actress in a TV Series (Comedy) for Anything But Love (1990), and the other for Best Actress in a Motion Picture (Comedy) for True Lies (1994). She also won the American Comedy Award for Funniest Actress in a Motion Picture for True Lies.
Born November 22, 1958, to actor parents, Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh, Jamie Lee Curtis burst out on the big screen in John Carpenter’s Halloween in 1978. She went on to perform in a number of other horror films, establishing her reputation as “scream queen.” In 1983, Curtis made the movie Trading Places, which brought her a BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) award for Best Supporting Actress. In 1988, she further solidified her reputation as a comedic actress in her role as Wanda Gershwitz in A Fish Called Wanda. Among her other films are: Dominick and Eugene (1988), Blue Steel (1990), My Girl (1991), My Girl 2 (1992), Forever Young (1992), The Heidi Chronicles (for TV — 1995), Fierce Creatures (1997), Drowning Mona (2000), and The Tailor of Panama (2001).
Curtis received another Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress in a Motion Picture (Comedy), for her performance in Freaky Friday in 2004.
Curtis has written several children’s books, including, Where Do Balloons Go?,Today I Feel Silly, When I Was Little, Tell Me Again About the Night I Was Born, (what she calls a “celebration of adoption and belonging to a family.”), It’s Hard to Be Five, Is There Really a Human Race and Words for Little People. Curtis and her husband Christopher Guest (aka Christopher Haden-Guest) have adopted two children. In 1996, upon the death of his father, Curtis’s husband became Lord Haden-Guest, and Jamie Lee Curtis became Lady Haden-Guest.
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