IN THE CUT
JENNIFER JASON LEIGH
(Pauline) has demonstrated a propensity for immersing herself completely, both
physically and psychologically, in a broad range of roles. She made her
directorial debut with The Anniversary Party, in which she also starred
with an ensemble cast, including Alan Cumming, Jennifer Beals, Kevin Kline,
Gwyneth Paltrow and John C. Reilly. For the film, Leigh received a citation for
Excellence in Filmmaking from The National Board of Review and was nominated for
two Independent Spirit Awards for Best First Feature and Best First Screenplay.
Leigh first came to prominence in 1990,
winning both The New York Times Film Critics Circle and The Boston Society of
Film Critics Awards for Best Supporting Actress for her work in Last Exit To
Brooklyn and Miami Blues. She went on to star in Short Cuts, Kansas
City and Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle, for which she won the
National Society of Film Critics and Chicago Film Critics for Best Actress and
also received Best Actress nominations from the Golden Globes and Independent
Spirit Awards. Leigh next produced and starred in Georgia, garnering the
New York Film Critics Circle Award and the Montreal Film Festival Award for Best
Most recently, she had a starring role
in The Road To Perdition, opposite Tom Hanks, Paul Newman and Jude Law.
In 2001, Leigh starred in the The King Is Alive, for which she won Best
Actress as the Tokyo International Film Festival.
Her additional film credits include eXistenZ,
Washington Square, the Coen Brothers' The Hudsucker Proxy, Dolores
Claiborne opposite Kathy Bates, Single White Female, Rush and A
Thousand Acres with Michelle Pfeiffer and Jessica Lange.
Leigh starred on Broadway in David
Auburn's Pulitzer Prize-winning play Proof. In addition, she has
performed in Picnic at the Ahmanson Theater, Sunshine with the
Circle Repertory and Cabaret on Broadway, playing Sally Bowles.
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