Jamie Lee Curtis
|Birth Date:||22nd of November, 1958|
|Birth Place:||Santa Monica|
|Children:||Annie and Thomas|
|Quotes:||What good is being famous if not for charity.|
Officially known as Jamie Lee Haden-Guest or ( Jamie Lee Curtis ) is known for many things. feet ..inches tall Jamie can be distinctively recognized by short hair and tall appearance. She also belongs to the star sign ‘Sagittarius’. You might have recognized her on Twitter page as she often tweets on political topics. But as it turns out she is more than that Jamie is an actress, blogger, writer, director, producer, inventor, and an activist. Expert in all these fields, Jamie is a perfect example of what women can achieve if given opportunity in this vastly competitive world.
Early Life and Education
Jamie Lee Curtis was born in the family of Hollywood entertainers. Daughter to mother Janet Leigh and father Tony Curtis, Jamie was conceived on 22nd of November, 1958. Descending from Hungarian Jewish heritage from father’s side, Curtis is also part German and Scots-Irish in heritage from the mother’s side. Her grandparents were immigrants from Hungaria but, Curtis is originally from Santa Monica. Although not much is known about her childhood her parents got divorced in 1962.
After that, she stayed with her mother. Being youngest in the family Curtis also has an older sibling Kelly Curtis who is undoubtedly an actress. Talking about Curtis’s education she first got enrolled in Harvard-Westlake School, Los Angeles she then attended Beverly Hills High School. Getting her high school graduation from the institution. Curtis in 1976 joined the University of the Pacific, California to major in social work but she halted her studies to pursue acting.
Making her debut from 1978’s horror movie “Halloween”, Curtis quickly gained the reputation of Horror Queen in Hollywood. Portraying the role of ‘Laurie Strode’ the movie became a hit and opened pathways for Curtis in future movies. These movies turned out to be the 1980’s “The Fog”, “Prom Night” and “Train Terror”. Although the movies laced itself with mixed reviews, Curtis, however, got nominated by Genie Award.
Giving continuity to the Halloween franchise, Curtis appeared in five more sequels. 1981’s “Halloween II”, 82’s “Halloween III: Season of the Witch” and 1998’s “Halloween H20: 20 Years Later”. Two more sequels released in the 2000s with “Halloween: Resurrection” in (2002) and 2018’s “Halloween”. Apart from the typical horror genre, Curtis then appeared in “A Fish Called Wanda” (1983), True Lies (1994) and 2003’s “Freaky Friday”. After that, she took a break from acting in 2006 only to return for 2007’s animated movie “Beverly Hills Chihuahua”.
Jamie Lee CurtisCurtis has made an appearance in a variety of television shows than most of her movie counterparts. Making her official television entry from the episodes of “Columbo”, Curtis later portrayed the role of Lt. Duran in 1977’s “Operation Petticoat” series. Interestingly enough, Curtis got the opportunity to work with her father ‘Tony Curtis’ in this series. She also appeared as a guest star in “Buck Rogers” and “Charlie’s Angels” show.
Portraying the lead role, Curtis came back for 1989’s “Anything but Love” as famous ‘Hannah Miller’ alongside ‘Richard Lewis’. With a total of four seasons, the series became a big influence for Curtis to bag major awards. Appearing in “The Drew Carey Show” and “Nicholas’ Gift”, Curtis also appeared in the game show panel of ‘Match Game’. Giving continuity to 2012’s TV series “NCIS” as Dr. Samantha Ryan, Curtis eventually ended in Fox’s “Scream Queens”. With two-part series, the show aired in 2015.
Life as an Author
Jamie Lee Curtis is a writer. Now and then she writes blog posts for the online newspaper “The Huffington Post”. Throughout the years she has written and published mostly Children’s book. Some of her books are among ‘New York Times’ best sellers. Her first children’s book was 1993’s (When I Was Little: A Four-Year Old’s Memoir of Her Youth). And then followed 1996’s (Tell Me Again About The Night I was Born). 98’s (Today I Feel Silly, and Other Moods That Make My Day).
In early 2000’s Curtis came up with (Where Do Balloons Go?: An Uplifting Mystery). With it followed 2002’s (I’m Gonna Like Me: Letting Off a Little Self-Esteem) and 2009’s (My Friend Jay). With colorful artworks and illustrations, Curtis is still continuing her book journey with the 2010s (My Mommy Hung the Moon: A Love Story). 2016’s (My Brave Year of Firsts) and 2018’s (Me, Myselfie & I: A Cautionary Tale).
Personal Life and Relationship
With two children’s Annie and Thomas both adopted in 1986 and 1996, Jamie Lee Curtis is married to director Christopher Guest. Prior to their marriage on 18th December 1984, Curtis grew love interest for Christopher from his picture in The Rolling Stones. Five months later, Curtis’s one-sided love turned into the marriage of the couple, all thanks to the introduction from Leo Rossi. Although Curtis doesn’t have any children with Christopher, she is however godmothered to actor Jake Gyllenhaal.
Moving a little further from relationships Curtis is haunted by the “Alien” movie franchise and has never watched any Alien movies. However, she is a huge fan of “World of Warcraft”. Attending Comic-Con and Blizz Con, Curtis even helped her son Thomas to attend one of Blizz Con costume competition. Curtis and Thomas were later invited to 2016’s movie adaptation of the same name. Once drowned in alcoholism, Curtis sure seems happy from her recovery in the past couple of years.
Curtis actively takes part in health-related fundraising and events (Mostly focusing on women and children’s health). She even became the guest of honor for “Women In Recovery” at its 11th fundraising program (2003). Situated in California the organization still provides its rehabilitation program for women in desperate need of help. Supporting a number of hospitals throughout States, Curtis in (2011) helped open a new hospital ward for Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.
As an honorary member of Children Affected by AIDS Foundation, Curtis often indulges in programs conducted by the organization. She is also the host of the “Dream Halloween” event which is annually conducted by the foundation ever October. With growing interest in preserving Jewish heritage, Curtis recently provided financial help for the reconstruction of “Great Synagogue”. Located in Budapest, Hungary, it is one of the largest synagogues in Europe. Unfortunately, the holy site got decimated during World War II.
Jamie Lee Curtis is a humanitarian. She is also a Democrat. Being a Democrat and an advocate sure helped Curtis to rally huge Democrat supporters during the presidential election of 2016. She even became a spokesperson to support Hillary Clinton during the presidential campaign. It may come as a surprise but Curtis also turned out to be a genius inventor. She has two patents of her invention to date.
With a modified version of baby diapers consisting of moisture-free pockets for additional tissue, Curtis filed the first patent in 1987. Recorded under Patent No: 4,753,647, Curtis initially refused to market her invention with other companies but the patent period expired on the 20th of February 2007. With her first invention being public, Curtis applied for the second patent in 2016. Registered under Patent No: 9,827,151 the invention turned out to be a disposable diaper. The patent period is dated to end on the 7th of September 2036.
Awards and Nomination
With 12 wins and 31 nominations till date, Curtis is the prestigious winner of 1998’s (Star on the Walk of Fame). She also won 1995’s Golden Globe Award for the category of (Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture).95’s American Comedy Award for (Funniest Actress in a Motion Picture) and Saturn Award for the category of Best Actress. 1984’s BAFTA Award for (Best Supporting Actress) and 1985’s Jupiter Award for (Best International Actress) from the movie “Perfect”.
In the year 1990 Curtis won the second Golden Globe for (Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series). This was followed by Special Mention Award from the movie “Blue Steel” and People’s Choice Award the same year. Being the title winner of 2000’s Woman of the Year, Curtis continued to win awards with 2014’s BTVA Award. Winning CinemaCon Award this year Curtis is also the nominee of ACCA, American Comedy, Chainsaw, Fright Meter and Genie Awards.
Jamie Lee Curtis is estimated to have a net worth of around 60 million dollars as of today. Being the daughter of late Tony Curtis, her net worth should have exceeded more than $60M but Jamie was disinherited. Not only Jamie but her entire siblings were disinherited from Tony’s will after his death in 2010. Said to have died from a heart attack, Tony’s entire assets worth $60M was transferred to a charitable trust afterward. Making peace with her father’s death, Curtis currently resides in Palisades, California. All thanks to Acting, Book writing, Inventions, and Investments, Curtis makes big bucks which she eventually donates on a number of the charity.