Date of Birth: February 5th 1962
Jennifer Jason Leigh has been acknowledged as one of the most daring actresses of her generation. With a wide range of roles, she has proven herself a master of the most disparate kinds of characters, immersing herself both physically and psychologically in each of them.
In addition to her acting career, Leigh made her directorial debut in 2001 with The Anniversary Party for which she received a citation for Excellence in Filmmaking from the National Board of Review and was nominated for two Independent Spirit Awards: Best First Feature and Best First Screenplay.
Leigh was last seen starring with Meg Ryan and Mark Ruffalo in Jane Campion's thriller In The Cut. Her films include A Thousand Acres opposite Michelle Pfeiffer and Jessica Lange, Georgia which she also produced, Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle for which she won the National Society of Film Critics and Chicago Film Critics for Best Actress, the Coen Brothers' The Hudsucker Proxy, Dolores Claiborne, Single White Female and Last Exit to Brooklyn which garnered her the New York Film Critics Circle and Boston Society of Film Critics Best Supporting Actress Awards. More recently, she starred in the Dogma film The King is Alive, Tamra Davis' Skipped Parts and David Cronenberg's eXistenZ. Her forthcoming films include Todd Solondz's Palindromes, the comedy Childstar and the thriller The Jacket.