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
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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