FULL NAME: Jennifer Lee Morrow
DATE OF BIRTH :  5th February 1962
PLACE OF BIRTH :  Hollywood, California, USA HEIGHT : 5' 3"
* Actor David Dukes (1980-1983)
* Actor Bruno Kirby (1983-1986)
* Actor Eric Stoltz (1986-1990)
* Actor Jason Patric
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* Jennifer Jason Leigh is the daughter of actor Vic Morrow & actress Barbara Turner.

* Jennifer's middle name was taken from family friend, actor Jason Robards.

* In 1971  Jennifer Jason Leigh, aged 9, made her first film appearance in "Death Of A Stranger". It was a non-speaking role.

* Jennifer Jason Leigh attended Pacific Palisades High School but did not complete here graduation due to her acting commitments.

* Jennifer Jason Leigh appeared in a number of TV movies before landing a role in the film "Eyes of A Stranger" (1981), in which she plays a blind rape victim.
* 2003 - In The Cut
* 2002 - Road To Perdition
* 2001 - Crossed Over (TV)
* 2001 - The Road to Perdition
* 2001 - The Quickie
* 2001 - The Anniversary Party
* 2000 - Beautiful View
* 2000 - Skipped Parts
* 2000 - The King Is Alive
* 1999 - Spawn 3: Ultimate Battle (voice)
* 1999 - eXistenZ  
* 1998 - Disney's Hercules (TV Series) (voice)
* 1998 - Thanks of a Grateful Nation (TV)
* 1998 - The Love Letter (TV)
* 1997 - Agnieszka Holland On the Set (TV)
* 1997 - On the Set of Washington Square (TV)
* 1997 - A Thousand Acres
* 1997 - Washington Square
* 1997 - Spawn (TV Series) (voice)
* 1996 - Kansas City
* 1996 - Bastard Out of Carolina  
* 1995 - Georgia
* 1995 - Dolores Claiborne
* 1994 - Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle
* 1994 - The Hudsucker Proxy
* 1993 - Short Cuts
* 1992 - The Prom
* 1992 - Single White Female
* 1991 - Rush
* 1991 - Crooked Hearts
* 1991 - Backdraft
* 1990 - Fire Princess
* 1990 - Buried Alive (TV)
* 1990 - Miami Blues
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Jennifer Jason Leigh
The Girl From "Ridgemont High"
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* 1989 - Last Exit to Brooklyn
* 1989 - The Big Picture
* 1988 - Heart of Midnight
* 1988 - Sister, Sister
* 1987 - Under Cover
* 1986 - The Hitcher
* 1986 - The Men's Club
* 1986 - Picnic (TV)
* 1985 - Flesh & Blood
* 1984 - Grandview, U.S.A.
* 1983 - Girls of the White Orchid (TV)
* 1983 - The Making of Easy Money (TV)
* 1983 - Easy Money
* 1982 - The Man with the Deadly Lens
* 1982 - The First Time (TV)
* 1982 -
Fast Times at Ridgemont High
* 1981 - The Best Little Girl in the World (TV)
* 1981 - Eyes of a Stranger
* 1981 - The Killing of Randy Webster (TV)
* 1981 - I Think I'm Having a Baby (TV)
* 1980 - Angel City (TV) (aka Field of Tears)
* 1978 - The Young Runaways (TV)
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* It was 1982 when Jennifer Jason Leigh first made an impact on the big screen when she was offered the starring role in the popular teen movie "Fast Times At Ridgemont High".

* In 1983 Jennifer Jason Leigh starred as Rodney Dangerfield's soon to be married daughter in the comedy "Easy Money".

* In the mid-1980's Jennifer Jason Leigh starred alongside action star Rutger Hauer in the realistic Medieval drama "Flesh + Blood" (1985), & the suspense thriller "The Hitcher" (1986).

* In 1989 Harper's Bazaar Magazine selected Jennifer Jason Leigh as one of "America's 10 Most Beautiful Women".

* In 1990 Jennifer Jason Leigh won two Critic Society awards for her roles in "Last Exit To Brooklyn" (a hooker) & "Miami Blues" (Alec Baldwin's girlfriend).

* Throughout the 1990's Jennifer Jason Leigh continued to appear in rather demanding female roles including "Rush" (1991), "Single White Female" (1992) & "Georgia" (1995).

* In August 1998, Jennifer Jason Leigh appeared in the New York City musical "Cabaret".

* In October 2001, Jennifer Jason Leigh appeared in the Broadway production of "Proof".

* In 2003 Jennifer is scheduled to hit cinemas in the crime thriller "In The Cut", opposite Meg Ryan & Kevin Bacon.
Dolores Claiborne (Letterboxed Version) VHS
Also available in a theatrical, widescreen format.

Kansas City (Letterboxed Version) VHS
Also available in a theatrical, widescreen format.

Short Cuts (Letterboxed Version) VHS
Also available in a theatrical, widescreen format.

Backdraft (Letterboxed Version) VHS
Also available in a theatrical, widescreen format.

Eyes Of A Stranger(1981) VHS
TV reporter Lauren Tewes is used to being watched, but when a psychotic neighbor begins following her and her deaf-mute sister, the attention turns dangerous. Spellbinding suspenser also stars Jennifer Jason Leigh, John DiSanti. 85 min.

Fast Times At Ridgemont High(1982) VHS
Adapted from Cameron Crowe's book, this fast and funny look at Southern California teen life from high school to the mall is highlighted by Sean Penn's performance as stoned surfer dude Jeff Spicoli. With Phoebe Cates, Judge Reinhold, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Ray Walston; look for Anthony Edwards, Eric Stoltz and Forest Whitaker in their film debuts. 92 min.

Wrong Is Right(1982) VHS
Writer/director Richard Brooks pulls no punches in this barb-filled satire of international terrorism, the FBI, the CIA, American politics and our television-obsessed global society. Sean Connery stars as a broadcast journalist caught in the middle of Middle East revolutionaries and intelligence agents. Co-stars Katharine Ross, George Grizzard, Robert Conrad. 117 min.

Easy Money(1983) VHS
Baby photographer, henpecked husband and slob Rodney Dangerfield is offered a huge fortune if he's able to cut out smoking, drinking and fooling around for a year. You'll roar with delight at Rodney's attempts to fly right and earn "easy money." Joe Pesci, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Jennifer Jason Leigh co-star. 95 min.

The Hitcher(1986) VHS
A young man's seemingly harmless act of picking up a hitchhiker along a barren desert highway becomes a harrowing, blood-chilling odyssey of suspense and terror. Rutger Hauer is the psychotic "pick up" with a taste for blood; with C. Thomas Howell, Jennifer Jason Leigh. 98 min.

Under Cover(1987) VHS
A young Baltimore cop learns his ex-partner has been killed while working undercover in a high school as a ``narc.'' Determined to get the facts, he travels south to take over his friend's assignment. David Neidorf and Jennifer Jason Leigh star. 95 min.

Sister Sister(1988) VHS
Congressional aide Eric Stoltz travels to a Louisiana mansion hoping for a weekend of quiet rest. Instead he is drawn into a mystery surrounding siblings Jennifer Jason Leigh and Judith Ivey and finds a terrifying family secret ready to explode in this gripping, sensual thriller. Directed by Bill Condon. 89 min.

The Big Picture(1989) VHS
Savagely funny satire on Hollywood follows the rise and fall of a mediocre young filmmaker (Kevin Bacon) turned mogul's pet. ``Spinal Tap'' co-creators Christopher Guest and Michael McKean take potshots at the hand that feeds them; with Emily Longstreth, J.T. Walsh, Martin Short. 100 min.

Heart Of Midnight(1989) VHS
When a young woman inherits a trendy nightclub called Midnight, she begins looking into the secrets behind the club and its visitors, and soon uncovers a shocking surprise that threatens her very life. Bizarre shocker stars Jennifer Jason Leigh, Peter Coyote, Brenda Vaccaro, Steve Buscemi. 93 min. This tape is previously viewed. Manufacturer: Virgin Vision. Box condition: B. Tape appearance: B.

Miami Blues(1990) VHS
This energetic actioner laced with comedy stars Alec Baldwin as a smooth-talking and mentally disturbed hood who "borrows" the badge of scruffy detective Fred Ward and sets out on a violent campaign against criminals, but manages to launch his own crime spree in the process. Jennifer Jason Leigh plays Baldwin's hooker girlfriend. 97 min. NOTE: This Title Is Out Of Print; Limit One Per Customer.

Backdraft(1991) VHS
Crooked Hearts(1991) VHS
Powerful drama focuses on the problems in a family sparked by the tenuous relationship between the father (Peter Coyote) and his rebellious 26-year-old son (Vincent D'Onofrio). When the young man discovers that his father was involved with a woman he liked, he sets the home on fire and flees. Jennifer Jason Leigh, Pete Berg and Juliette Lewis also star. 113 min.

Rush(1991) VHS
Compelling and timely drama stars Jason Patric and Jennifer Jason Leigh as two narcotics officers who team up to go undercover and bring down a local drug lord, only to become addicted to their seductive new lifestyle and its pleasures. Rock star Greg Allman offers fine support as the cops' dealer target, and Eric Clapton supplies the music. 120 min.

Backdraft [DVD](1991) DVD
Astonishing special effects and fabulous stunts highlight this powerful story from director Ron Howard centering on the rivalry between a career fireman (Kurt Russell) and his younger brother (William Baldwin), a fire inspector investigating a series of mysterious blazes. Scott Glenn, Robert De Niro, Rebecca De Mornay and Donald Sutherland also star. 135 min. Widescreen; Soundtracks: English, French; Subtitles: English, Spanish; production notes; biographies; film highlights.

Single White Female [DVD](1992) DVD
The hit erotic thriller stars Bridget Fonda as a young woman living in a New York apartment building who takes on a roommate when she learns her boyfriend is cheating on her. New roomie Jennifer Jason Leigh, a shy woman with self-image problems and a mysterious past, turns out to be a violent psychotic ready to take over Fonda's life. Barbet Schroeder ("Reversal of Fortune") directs. 107 min. Side A: Widescreen; Side B: Standard; Soundtracks: English stereo, French, Spanish; Subtitles: English, French, Spanish; scene access.

Single White Female(1992) VHS
Short Cuts(1993) VHS
Inspired by the writings of Raymond Carver, Robert Altman's magnificent mosaic of Southern California life interweaves the funny, touching and dramatic stories of 22 characters. The ensemble cast includes Bruce Davison, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Andie MacDowell, Matthew Modine, Julianne Moore, Chris Penn, Tim Robbins, Madeleine Stowe, Lily Tomlin, Tom Waits and Jack Lemmon. 189 min.

Mrs. Parker And The Vicious Circle(1994) VHS
Director/co-writer Alan Rudolph's acclaimed look at the life of writer Dorothy Parker and her colorful colleagues at New York's famed Algonquin Round Table. Jennifer Jason Leigh shines in the title role, portraying Parker over the course of three decades and through her failed marriages, literary successes, struggles in Hollywood, and her lifelong relationship with fellow author Robert Benchley. Campbell Scott, Matthew Broderick, Peter Gallagher, Jennifer Beals and Wallace Shawn also star. 124 min.

The Hudsucker Proxy(1994) VHS
In the Coen Brothers' dazzling pastiche of 1940s comedies a la Frank Capra and Preston Sturges, Tim Robbins plays a nerdy mail clerk enlisted by shifty corporate executive Paul Newman to lead Hudsucker Industries to disaster. Instead, Robbins invents the hula hoop and the company's fortunes rise. Jennifer Jason Leigh is the spitfire reporter for whom Robbins falls. 112 min.

Georgia(1995) VHS NOTE: This Title Is Out Of Print; Limit One Per Customer.
Dolores Claiborne (Spanish Subtitled Version)(1995) VHS
In English with Spanish subtitles.

Georgia [DVD](1995) DVD
Intense personal drama starring Jennifer Jason Leigh as a substance-addicted grunge rocker who lives in the shadow of folk-rock star sister Mare Winningham. When Leigh joins Winningham and her family in her Washington State home after a gig that falters, fireworks ignite between the sisters. Ted Levine co-stars; written by Barbara Turner (Leigh's mother). 117 min. Widescreen; Soundtracks: English Dolby Surround, French Dolby stereo.

Dolores Claiborne(1995) VHS
Dolores Claiborne [DVD](1995) DVD
Creepy adaptation of Stephen King's novel starring Kathy Bates as the title character, a Maine woman suspected of killing her employer. When estranged daughter Jennifer Jason Leigh returns to Bates' home, she begins questioning the events that led to the death of the father she adored 15 years earlier. Christopher Plummer, Judy Parfitt also star. 131 min. Widescreen; Soundtracks: English Dolby Surround, French; Subtitles: English, French; audio commentary by director Taylor Hackford; biographies; scene access.

Bastard Out Of Carolina(1996) VHS
Following in her father John's footsteps, Anjelica Huston made her directorial debut with this powerful, controversial drama based on the Dorothy Allison best-seller. A 13-year-old girl in the rural South tries to protect her younger sister from the violent abuse she herself endures from her stepfather. Jennifer Jason Leigh, Ron Eldard, Glenne Headly and Jena Malone star. 101 min.

Kansas City(1996) VHS
Set in the jazz clubs and gambling dens of 1930's K.C., Robert Altman's offbeat crime drama stars Jennifer Jason Leigh as a criminal's wife who kidnaps a government official's wife as part of her elaborate plan to free her husband from the clutches of a black mob boss. With Miranda Richardson, Dermot Mulroney, Steve Buscemi and Harry Belafonte. 115 min.

Washington Square(1997) VHS
Henry James' classic story, first filmed as 1949's "The Heiress," is elegantly brought to the screen by director Agnieszka Holland ("Europa, Europa"). Jennifer Jason Leigh stars as the shy and insecure Victorian woman whose search for love leads her into the arms of wastrel Ben Chaplin. Albert Finney, Maggie Smith also star. 115 min.

A Thousand Acres [DVD](1997) DVD
"King Lear" is transplanted to the American heartland in this powerful drama starring Jason Robards as a hard-hearted farmer whose plans to divide his spread between daughters Jessica Lange, Michelle Pfeiffer and Jennifer Jason Leigh lead to jealousy, conspiracy and the digging-up of some long-buried family skeletons. Based on Jane Smiley's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. 105 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English 5.1; Subtitles: English, French, Spanish; theatrical trailer; scene access.

A Thousand Acres(1997) VHS
The Love Letter(1998) VHS
Campbell Scott discovers a letter written by a woman during the Civil War era in an antique desk he bought and, mailing a reply, begins a correspondence with Jennifer Jason Leigh, who now lives in the home of the woman who wrote the letter. The two form a relationship that jeopardizes their impending weddings. With Estelle Parsons and David Dukes. 99 min.

The Love Letter [DVD](1998) DVD
Campbell Scott discovers a letter written by a woman during the Civil War era in an antique desk he bought and, mailing a reply, begins a correspondence with Jennifer Jason Leigh, who now lives in the home of the woman who wrote the letter. The two form a relationship that jeopardizes their impending weddings. With Estelle Parsons and David Dukes. 99 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English stereo; scene access.

eXistenZ(1999) VHS
In David Cronenberg's visionary thriller, Jennifer Jason Leigh is a game designer who has conceived a virtual reality game that hooks into peoples' bodies. When she is pursued by a radical anti-game group, Leigh joins forces with marketing trainee Jude Law on the lam in the dangerous, alternative world she has created. With Ian Holm, Willem Dafoe. 97 min.

Skipped Parts(2000) VHS
This coming-of-age tale features Bug Hall as a teenage writer who has been set up in a small Wyoming town with carefree, offbeat mom Jennifer Jason Leigh so they don't disturb his grandfather's political aspirations. The two manage to shake up the quiet suburb when Hall sets out to learn about a subject that all his favorite novelists have skipped over...sex. Drew Barrymore, Mischa Barton and Brad Renfro co-star. 99 min.

The Anniversary Party(2001) VHS
The Anniversary Party [DVD](2001) DVD
A gathering to mark the sixth wedding anniversary of novelist/filmmaker Alan Cumming and actress Jennifer Jason Leigh at their Hollywood Hills home degenerates into a night of professional and romantic jealousies, recriminations and Ecstasy-induced truth-telling. Co-written and directed by Cumming and Leigh, this acclaimed shot-on-video drama features an ensemble cast that includes Gwyneth Paltrow, Kevin Kline, Phoebe Cates, Jennifer Beals, John C. Hickey and Parker Posey. 115 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English; documentary; theatrical trailer; filmographies; DVD-ROM content; audio commentary by Leigh, Cumming.

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