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Leigh in THE HATEFUL EIGHT.

About Jennifer Jason Leigh (1962 – )

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Jennifer Jason Leigh was born on February 5, 1962 in Hollywood, California.

Leigh's birth name is Jennifer Lee Morrow. Jennifer took the name 'Jason' from family friend actor Jason Robards. Jennifer is the daughter of actor Vic Morrow and actress-screenwriter Barbara Turner.

Starting her acting career at 9 years old Jennifer Jason Leigh worked in her first film, it was a nonspeaking role for the film DEATH OF A STRANGER (1973). When she was 14, she attended summer acting workshops given by Lee Strasberg and landed a role in the Disney TV movie THE YOUNG RUNAWAYS (1978 - TV).

In 1981 Jennifer Jason Leigh made her first major movie with a major role as well in the film EYES OF A STRANGER.

For her role in the 1981 TV movie THE BEST LITTLE GIRL IN THE WORLD, Jennifer Jason Leigh went down to a weight of 86 lbs as an anorexic teenager.

Jennifer Jason Leigh first female lead came with major success in FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH (1982).

In 1990 Jennifer Jason Leigh won two Critic Society awards for her portrayal of Tralala in LAST EXIT TO BROOKLYN and as Susan Waggoner in MIAMI BLUES.

Jennifer Jason Leigh played the voice role of Lilly for SPAWN the TV series and SPAWN 3 the movie.

Jennifer Jason Leigh's notable movie credits include...

THE HATEFUL EIGHT (2015)
GREENBERG (2010)
SYNECDOCHE, NEW YORK (2008)
MARGOT AT THE WEDDING (2007)
RAG TALE (2005)
EASTER SUNDAY (2005)
THE JACKET (2005)
CHILDSTAR (2004)
IN THE CUT (2003)
ROAD TO PERDITION (2002)
THE QUICKIE (2001)
BEAUTIFUL VIEW (2000)
SPAWN 3: ULTIMATE BATTLE (1999)
DOLORES CLAIBORNE (1995)
SINGLE WHITE FEMALE (1992)
UNDER COVER (1987)
EASY MONEY (1983)



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Jennifer Jason Leigh in IN THE CUT.

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Leigh in BACKDRAFT (1991).

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Jennifer Jason Leigh in
FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH
(1982).


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Leigh in THE HUDSUCKER PROXY (1994).

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Jennifer Jason Leigh in SINGLE WHITE FEMALE (1992).