Jennifer Jason LEIGH | Jennifer Leigh Morrow

* 05.02.1962, Hollywood / Los Angeles, USA

Schauspielerin * Tochter von Vic Morrow und Barbara Turner * 1972 steht erstmals auf der Bühne in Man of Destiny * mit 14 Jahren besucht Sommerschauspielkurse von Lee Strasberg * ab 1978 tritt in Fernsehserien (The Young Runaways, 1978) und -filmen (Angel City, 1980; The Best Little Girl in the World, 1981) auf * 1980 Kinodebüt in Eyes of a Stranger * feiert ihren ersten Filmerfolg an der Seite von Sean Penn in Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1981) * 1985 steigt zur Hauptdarstellerin auf (Flesh+Blood) * ab 1986 spielt wieder sporadisch Theater (Picnic, Los Angeles, 1986; Off-Broadway-Produktion Sunshine am Circle Repertory Theatre, NY, 1989/90) * 1994 wirkt in dem von ihrer Mutter geschriebenen und auf dem Schicksal ihrer älteren Schwester Carrie Ann basierenden Drama Georgia mit * 1998 ersetzt Natasha Richardson (als Sally Bowles) in Cabaret am Broadway - spielt erneut am Broadway in Proof (2001/02) und The House of Blue Leaves (2011) * 2000 (zusammen mit Alan Cumming) schreibt und inszeniert das Beziehungsdrama The Anniversary Party * 2009-11 übernimmt Rolle (als Mary-Louise Parkers Schwester) in der TV-Serie Weeds * verheiratet mit dem Regisseur Noah Baumbach (seit 2005)


"I could never play the ingenue, the girl next door or the very successful young doctor. That would be a bore."
"I'd much rather be in a movie that people have really strong feelings about than one that makes a hundred million dollars but you can't remember because it's just like all the others."

FILMS

Eyes of a Stranger (Die Augen eines Fremden, 1980-USA; R: Ken Wiederhorn, B: Mark Jackson, Eric L. Bloom, K: Mini Rojas, M: Richard Einhorn, D: Lauren Tewes: Jane Harris, Jennifer Jason Leigh: Tracy, John DiSanti: Stanley Herbert, Peter DuPre: David) 85m-Horrorthriller (8103)

Wrong Is Right (Flammen am Horizont, 1981-USA * Richard Brooks ... bit) (8205)

Fast Times at Ridgemont High (Ich glaub', ich steh' im Wald, 1981-USA; R: Amy Heckerling, B: Cameron Crowe, K: Matthew F. Leonetti, D: Sean Penn: Jeff Spicoli, Jennifer Jason Leigh: Stacy Hamilton, Judge Reinhold: Brad Hamilton, Phoebe Cates, Brian Backer, Robert Romanus & Ray Walston) 92m-Teenagerkomödie (Buch von Cameron Crowe, 1981) (11-12; 8208)

Easy Money (Monty - Der Millionenerbe, 1982-USA * James Signorelli ... Allison Capuletti) (09-11; 8308)

Grandview, U.S.A. (Speedway Trio, 1984-USA; R: Randal Kleiser, B: Ken Hixon, K: Reynaldo Villalobos, M: Thomas Newman, D: Jamie Lee Curtis: Michelle [Mike] Cody * C. Thomas Howell: Tim Pearson * Patrick Swayze: Ernie "Slam" Webster, Jennifer Jason Leigh: Candy Webster, Troy Donahue) 97m-Jugenddrama (8408)

Flesh+Blood / Flesh & Blood (Flesh and Blood, 1985-USA/NL; R: Paul Verhoeven, B: Gerard Soeteman, Paul Verhoeven, K: Jan de Bont, M: Basil Poledouris, D: Rutger Hauer: Martin, Jennifer Jason Leigh: Agnes, Tom Burlinson: Steven, Susan Tyrrell: Celine, Ronald Lacey: Cardinal & Jack Thompson: Hawkwood) 126/8m-Historienabenteuer (8508)

The Hitcher (Hitcher, der Highway Killer, 1985-USA * Robert Harmon ... Nash) (8602)

The Men's Club (The Men's Club, 1985/86-USA; R: Peter Medak, B: Leonard Michaels, K: John Fleckenstein, M: Lee Holdridge, D: David Dukes: Phillip * Richard Jordan: Kramer * Harvey Keitel: Solly Berliner * Frank Langella: Harold Canterbury * Roy Scheider: Cavanaugh * Craig Wasson: Paul * Treat Williams: Terry / Jennifer Jason Leigh: Teensy) 101m-Drama (Buch von Leonard Michaels, 1981) (8609)

Under Cover (Under Cover - Ein Bulle will Rache, 1986-USA; R: John Stockwell, B: John Stockwell, Scott Fields, K: Alexander Gruszynski, M: Todd Rundgren, D: David Neidorf: Sheffield Hauser, Jennifer Jason Leigh: Tanille Laroux, Barry Corbin: Sergeant Irwin Lee, David Harris: Lucas Morris & Kathleen Wilhoite: Corinne Armor) 94m-Actionkrimi (06-08; 8712)

Sister, Sister (Sister, Sister, 1986/87-USA; R: Bill Condon, B: Bill Condon, Joel Cohen,  Ginny Cerrella, K: Stephen M. Katz, M: Richard Einhorn, D: Eric Stoltz: Matt Rutledge, Jennifer Jason Leigh: Lucy Bonnard, Judith Ivey: Charlotte Bonnard, Dennis Lipscomb: Sheriff Cleve Doucet) 91m-Horror (11-?; 8802)

Heart of Midnight (Heart of Midnight - Im Herzen der Nacht, 1987/88-USA; R+B: Matthew Chapman, K: Ray Rivas, M: Yanni, D: Jennifer Jason Leigh: Carol Rivers, Denise Dumont: Mariana, Frank Stallone: Ledray & Brenda Vaccaro: Betty & Peter Coyote: Sharpe/Larry) 93m-Psychothriller (11-?; 8903)

The Big Picture (The Big Picture, 1988-USA; R: Christopher Guest, B: Michael Varhol, Christopher Guest, Michael McKean, K: Jeffrey Jur, M: David Nichtern, D: Kevin Bacon: Nick Chapman, Emily Longstreth: Susan Rawlings, J.T. Walsh: Allen Habel, Jennifer Jason Leigh: Lydia Johnson) 100m-Komödie (02-08; 8909)

Letzte Ausfahrt Brooklyn / Last Exit to Brooklyn (1988-D; R: Uli Edel, B: Desmond Nakano, K: Stefan Czapsky, M: Mark Knopfler, D: Stephen Lang: Harry Black, Jennifer Jason Leigh: Tralala, Burt Young: Big Joe, Peter Dobson: Vinnie & Jerry Orbach: Boyce) 103m-Sozialdrama (Buch von Hubert Selby, Jr, 1964) (07-09; 8910)

Miami Blues (Miami Blues, 1988-USA * George Armitage ... Susie Waggoner) (Roman von Charles Willeford) (09-12; 9004) > "Working with Alec [Baldwin] was like being on a roller coaster. He's thrilling, incredibly funny, completely free, unashamed, trustful. It was one of those rare experiences where you really believe your fellow actor is the character he's playing. We didn't screw, of course, but our love scenes felt alive."

Crooked Hearts (Zwischen Liebe und Haß, 1990-USA; R+B: Michael Bortman, K: Tak Fujimoto, M: Mark Isham, D: Vincent D'Onofrio: Charley Warren ° Jennifer Jason Leigh: Marriet Hoffman ° Peter Berg: Tom ° Cindy Pickett: Jill ° Juliette Lewis: Cassie Warren ° Noah Wyle: Ask & Peter Coyote: Edward) 112m-Familiendrama (Roman von Robert Boswell) (06-08; 9109)

Backdraft (Backdraft - Männer, die durchs Feuer gehen, 1990-USA; R: Ron Howard, B: Gregory Widen, K: Mikael Salomon, M: Hans Zimmer, D: Kurt Russell: Stephen McCaffrey * William Baldwin: Brian McCaffrey * Robert De Niro: Donald Rimgale * Donald Sutherland: Ronald Bartel * Jennifer Jason Leigh: Jennifer Vaitkus * Scott Glenn: John Adcox * Rebecca DeMornay: Helen McCaffrey) 136m-Actionthriller (07-12; 9105)

Rush (Fieberhaft - Undercover in der Drogenhölle, 1991-USA; R: Lili Fini Zanuck, B: Pete Dexter, K: Kenneth MacMillan, M: Eric Clapton, D: Jason Patric: Jim Raynor * Jennifer Jason Leigh: Kristen Cates * Sam Elliott: Dodd) 120m-Thriller (Buch von Kim Wozencraft) (02-05; 9112)

Single White Female (Weiblich, ledig, jung sucht..., 1991-USA; R: Barbet Schroeder, B: Don Roos, K: Luciano Tovoli, M: Howard Shore, D: Bridget Fonda: Allison Jones * Jennifer Jason Leigh: Hedra Carlson) 108m-Psychothriller (Roman von John Lutz) (07-09; 9208)

Short Cuts (Short Cuts, 1992-USA; R: Robert Altman, B: Robert Altman, Frank Barhydt, K: Walt Lloyd, M: Mark Isham, D: Andie MacDowell: Ann Finnigan, Bruce Davison: Howard Finnigan, Julianne Moore: Marian Wyman, Matthew Modine: Dr. Ralph Wyman, Anne Archer: Claire Kane, Fred Ward: Stuart Kane, Jennifer Jason Leigh: Lois Kaiser, Chris Penn: Jerry Kaiser, Lili Taylor: Honey Bush, Robert Downey, Jr: Bill Bush, Madeleine Stowe: Sherri Shepard, Tim Robbins: Gene Shepard, Lily Tomlin: Doreen Piggot, Tom Waits: Earl Piggot, Frances McDormand: Betty Weathers, Peter Gallagher: Stormy Weathers, Annie Ross: Tess Trainer, Lori Singer: Zoe Trainer, Jack Lemmon: Paul Finnigan, Lyle Lovett: Andy Bitkower, Buck Henry: Gordon Johnson, Huey Lewis: Vern Miller) 189m-Episodenfilm (Kurzgeschichten von Raymond Carver) (07-10; 9310)

The Hudsucker Proxy (Hudsucker - Der große Sprung, 1992/93-USA * Joel Coen ... Amy Archer) (11-03; 9403)

Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle (Mrs. Parker und ihr lasterhafter Kreis, 1993-USA; R: Alan Rudolph, B: Alan Rudolph & Randy Sue Coburn, K: Jan Kiesser, M: Mark Isham, D: Jennifer Jason Leigh: Dorothy Parker * Campbell Scott: Robert Benchley * Matthew Broderick: Charles MacArthur) 125m-Künstlerbiografie (06-08; 9411)

Dolores Claiborne (1994-USA * Taylor Hackford ... Selena St. George) (Roman von Stephen King) (04-07; 9503)

Georgia (Georgia, 1994-USA; R: Ulu Grosbard, B: Barbara Turner, K: Jan Kiesser, D: Jennifer Jason Leigh: Sadie * Mare Winningham: Georgia) 117m-Musikerdrama (09-11; 9512)

Kansas City (Kansas City, 1995-USA/F * Robert Altman ... Blondie O'Hara) (04-07; 9605)

Bastard out of Carolina (Bastard out of Carolina, 1995/96-USA; R: Anjelica Huston, B: Anne Meredith, K: Anthony B. Richmond, M: Van Dyke Parks, D: Jennifer Jason Leigh: Anney Boatwright, Ron Eldard: Glen Waddell) 97m-Familiendrama (Buch von Dorothy Allison) (11-01; 9802-S) > TVM (9612)

Washington Square (Washington Square, 1996-USA; R: Agnieszka Holland, B: Carol Doyle, K: Jerzy Zielinski, M: Jan A.P. Kaczmarek, D: Jennifer Jason Leigh: Catherine Sloper * Albert Finney: Austin Sloper * Ben Chaplin: Morris Townsend * Maggie Smith: Tante Lavinia Penniman) 115m-Drama (Roman von Henry James) (06-08; 9710)

A Thousand Acres (Tausend Morgen, 1996-USA * Jocelyn Moorhouse ... Caroline Cook) (Roman von Jane Smiley) (08-11; 9709)

eXistenZ (eXistenZ, 1998-CDN/GB * David Cronenberg ... Allegra Geller) (9904)

The King Is Alive (1999-DK/USA; d: Kristian Levring, B: Kristian Levring, Anders Thomas Jensen, K: Jens Schlosser, D: Miles Anderson: Jack, Romane Bohringer: Catherine, David Bradley: Henry, David Calder: Charles, Bruce Davison: Ray, Brion James: Ashley, Peter Khubeke: Kanana, Vusi Kunene: Moses, Jennifer Jason Leigh: Gina, Janet McTeer: Liz, Chris Walker: Paul, Lia Williams: Amanda) 110m-Drama [frei nach Bühnenstück von William Shakespeare] (06-07; 0101)

Skipped Parts (Mittendrin und voll dabei, 1999-USA; R: Tamra Davis, B: Tim Sandlin, K: Claudio Rocha, M: Stewart Copeland, D: Jennifer Jason Leigh: Lydia Callahan * Bug Hall: Sam Callahan * Mischa Barton: Maurey Pierce * Brad Renfro: Dothan Talbot * Drew Barrymore: Fantasy Girl) 93m-Tragikomödie (Roman von Tim Sandlin, 1997) (?-08; 0101)

The Quickie (2000-GB/D; R: Sergej Bodrov, B: Sergej Bodrov, Carolyn Cavallero, K: Sergej Kozlov, M: Giya/Gia Kancheli, The Tiger Lillies, D: Vladimir Maškov: Oleg * Jennifer Jason Leigh: Lisa) 98m-Thriller (06-08; 0107-F)

The Anniversary Party (Beziehungen und andere Katastrophen, 2000-USA; R+B: Alan Cumming, Jennifer Jason Leigh, K: John Bailey, M: Michael Penn, D: Jane Adams: Claire Adams * Jennifer Beals: Gina Taylor * Phoebe Cates: Sophia Gold * Alan Cumming: Joe Therrian * Kevin Kline: Cal Gold * Jennifer Jason Leigh: Sally Therrian * Gwyneth Paltrow: Skye Davidson * Parker Posey: Judy Adams * John C. Reilly: Mac Adams) 115m-Beziehungsdrama (07-08; 0106)

Road to Perdition (Road to Perdition, 2001-USA * Sam Mendes ... Annie Sullivan) (0207)

In the Cut (In the Cut, 2002-USA * Jane Campion ... Pauline) (Roman von Susanna Moore) (0310)

El maquinista / The Machinist (Der Maschinist, 2003-E * Brad Anderson ... Stevie) (05-07; 0412)

Palindromes (Palindrome, 2003-USA * Todd Solondz ... Aviva) (06-07; 0504)

Childstar (2003-CDN; d: Don McKellar, B: Don McKellar, Michael Goldbach, K: Andre Turpin, M: Christopher Dedrick, D: Don McKellar: Rick Schiller ° Jennifer Jason Leigh: Suzanne ° Mark Rendall: Taylor Brandon Burns) 98m-Komödie (11-12; 0501)

The Jacket (The Jacket, 2004-USA/D; R: John Maybury, B: Massy Tadjedin, K: Peter Deming, M: Brian Eno, D: Adrien Brody: Jack Starks * Keira Knightley: Jackie Price * Kris Kristofferson: Dr. Thomas Becker * Jennifer Jason Leigh: Dr. Beth Lorenson) 102m-Psychothriller (01-03; 0503)

Rag Tale (2004-GB/L; d+B: Mary McGuckian, K: Mark Wolf, M: Nicky Shaw, D: Simon Callow: Fat Boy, Lucy Davis: Debbs, Kerry Fox: Peach James Taylor, Rupert Graves: Eddy Somerset Taylor, Ian Hart: Morph, David Hayman: P3, Jennifer Jason Leigh: Mary Josephine [MJ] Morton, Cal Macaninch: Mac, Malcolm McDowell: Richard Morton, Bill Paterson: Lucky Lloyd, John Sessions: Felix Sty, Sara Stockbridge: Sally May) 124m-Satire (11-?; 0510)

Margot at the Wedding (Margot und die Hochzeit, 2006-USA; R+B: Noah Baumbach, K: Harris Savides, MS: George Drakoulias, D: Nicole Kidman: Margot * Jennifer Jason Leigh: Pauline * Jack Black: Malcolm) 91m-Tragikomödie (04-06; 0711)

Synecdoche, New York (Synecdoche, New York, 2007-USA; R+B: Charlie Kaufman, K: Frederick Elmes, M: Jon Brion, D: Philip Seymour Hoffman: Caden Cotard ° Samantha Morton: Hazel ° Michelle Williams: Claire Keen ° Catherine Keener: Adele Lack ° Emily Watson: Tammy ° Dianne Wiest: Ellen Bascomb/Millicent Weems ° Jennifer Jason Leigh: Maria ° Hope Davis: Madeleine Gravis ° Tom Noonan: Sammy Barnathan) 124m-Tragikomödie (05-08; 0810)

Greenberg (Greenberg, 2009-USA * Noah Baumbach ... Beth) (1003)

The Moment (2011-USA; d: Jane Weinstock, B: Gloria Norris, Jane Weinstock, K: James Laxton, M: Nathan Larson, D: Jennifer Jason Leigh: Lee, Martin Henderson: John/Peter, Alia Shawkat: Jessie, Marianne Jean-Baptiste: Dr. Bloom, Meat Loaf: Sergeant Goodman) 92m-Psychothriller (>10-12< * 22 Tage; 1406 > limited release)

Kill Your Darlings (Kill Your Darlings, 2012-USA; R: John Krokidas, B: John Krokidas, Austin Bunn, K: Reed Morano, M: Nico Muhly, D: Daniel Radcliffe: Allen Ginsberg, Dane DeHaan: Lucien Carr, Ben Foster: William S. Burroughs, Michael C. Hall: David Kammerer, Jack Huston: Jack Kerouac, Jennifer Jason Leigh: Naomi Ginsberg, Elizabeth Olsen: Edie Parker) 104m-Drama (03-05; 1310)

The Spectacular Now (2012-USA; d: James Ponsoldt, B: Scott Neustadter, Michael H. Weber, K: Jess Hall, M: Rob Simonsen, D: Miles Teller: Sutter Keely * Shailene Woodley: Aimee Finecky, Brie Larson: Cassidy & Jennifer Jason Leigh: Sara Keely & Kyle Chandler: Tommy Keely) 95m-Liebesdrama (Roman von Tim Tharp, 2008) (07-08 > 25 Drehtage; 1308)

Jake Squared (2012-USA; d+B: Howard Goldberg, K: Adam Bricker, M: Daniel Adam Day, D: Elias Koteas: Jake Klein, Jennifer Jason Leigh: Sheryl, Virginia Madsen: Beth, Jane Seymour: Joanne, Mike Vogel: Schauspieler Jake) 100m-Tragikomödie (08-09; 1408)

Hateship, Loveship (2012-USA; d: Liza Johnson, B: Mark Jude Poirier, K: Kasper Tuxen, M: Dickon Hinchliffe, D: Kristen Wiig: Johanna Parry, Guy Pearce: Ken, Hailee Steinfeld: Sabitha, Jennifer Jason Leigh: Chloe, Sami Gayle: Edith & Christine Lahti: Eileen & Nick Nolte: Mr. McCauley) 102m-Drama (Kurzgeschichte Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage von Alice Munro, 2001) (10-11; 1404)

Alex of Venice (2013-USA * Chris Messina ... cameo als Maureen) (06-07; 1504)

Welcome to Me (2013-USA; R: Shira Piven, B: Eliot Laurence, K: Eric Alan Edwards, M: David Robbins, D: Kristen Wiig: Alice Klieg, Wes Bentley: Gabe Ruskin, Linda Cardellini: Gina Selway, Joan Cusack: Dawn Hurley, Loretta Devine: Barb Vaughn, Jennifer Jason Leigh: Deb Moseley, Thomas Mann: Rainer Ybarra, James Marsden: Rich Ruskin, Tim Robbins: Dr. Daryl Moffet, Alan Tudyk: Ted Thurber) 87m-Tragikomödie (07-08; 1505)

The Hateful Eight (The Hateful 8, 2014/15-USA; R+B: Quentin Tarantino, K: Robert Richardson, M: Ennio Morricone, D: Samuel L. Jackson: Major Marquis Warren * Kurt Russell: John Ruth * Jennifer Jason Leigh: Daisy Domergue * Walton Goggins: Sheriff Chris Mannix * Demián Bichir: Bob * Tim Roth: Oswaldo Mobray * Michael Madsen: Joe Gage & Bruce Dern: General Sandy Smithers) 167m-Western (12-03; 1512)

Morgan (Das Morgan Projekt, 2015-USA; R: Luke Scott, B: Seth Owen, K: Mark Patten, M: Max Richter, D: Kate Mara: Lee Weathers, Anya Taylor-Joy: Morgan, Toby Jones: Dr. Simon Ziegler, Rose Leslie: Dr. Amy Menser, Boyd Holbrook: Skip Vronsky, Michelle Yeoh: Dr. Lui Cheng, Jennifer Jason Leigh: Dr. Kathy Grieff & Paul Giamatti: Dr. Alan Shapiro) 92m-Sci-Fi-Thriller (05-07; 1609)

AWARDS

New York Film Critics Circle Award (beste Nebendarstellerin) für Letzte Ausfahrt Brooklyn & Miami Blues (1990)

New York Film Critics Circle Award (beste Darstellerin) für Georgia (1995)

Preis (beste Darstellerin) für Georgia [Filmfestival Montréal 1995]

Preis (beste Darstellerin) für The King Is Alive [Filmfestival Tokio 2000]

Genie Award (beste Nebendarstellerin) für Childstar (2005)

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