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JAMIE LEE CURTIS began her Hollywood career in 1977 when she signed on as a contract player with Universal Studios and became a regular on the television series "Operation Petticoat." Her film debut came in 1978 when she was cast in HALLOWEEN. Her portrayal of babysitter Laurie Strode earned her a new royal title as America's premier Scream Queen and brought her to the attention of audiences worldwide. The critically acclaimed John Carpenter film led to starring roles in such films as PROM NIGHT, TERROR TRAIN, HALLOWEEN II and Carpenter's THE FOG.

Her film career was solidified with starring roles in such films as TRADING PLACES for which she earned a British Film Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress and the character drama GRAND VIE W, USA. She returned to comedy in the hit A FISH CALLED WANDA and the 1989 television series "Anything But Love," for which she received a People's Choice Award and a Golden Globe Award. She's been seen in memorable leading role performances in DOMINICK AND EUGENE, BLUE STEEL, MY GIRL, LOVE LETTERS, MOTHER'S BOYS; HOUSE ARREST, THE HEIDI CHRONICLES and FIERCE CREATURES. In 1992, she starred with Mel Gibson in H20 director Steve Miner's FOREVER YOUNG, and in 1994 she played opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger in Jim Cameron's TRUE LIES, for which the actress won her second Golden Globe.

In addition to HALLOWEEN: H20, Curtis will be seen in the upcoming Universal Picture VIRUS and this Spring moved critics with her role in CBS's drama "Nicholas' Gift."

Curtis is the daughter of H20 co-star Janet Leigh and Tony Curtis and she has two children, Anne and Tom, with her husband actor/director Christopher Guest. She has written several children's books including the soon to be published Harper Collins release, Today I Feel Silly: And Other Moods That Make My Day in addition to When I Was Little: A Four-Year Old's Memoir of Her Youth and Tell Me Again About the Night I Was Born.


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