Jamie Lee Curtis is an iconic American actress who has definitely made a name for herself in the entertainment industry. She is best known for her roles in Halloween, True Lies, Prom Night, and The Fog. Her repeated appearances in horror movies led to her being named “Scream Queen” by fans of the genre.
Jamie Lee Curtis is also an accomplished children’s book author and her books have made it to the New York Times bestseller list. Not only that but she also blogs occasionally for the Huffington Post.
Jamie Lee Curtis Bio (Age)
Jamie Lee Curtis was born on November 22, 1958, in Los Angeles, California, the son of famous actors Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh. She grew up together with her sister Kelly Curtis, who is also an actress. Unfortunately, her parents divorced in 1962.
She attended Choate Rosemary Hall Private School, which she graduated from in 1976. During her years at Harvard-Westlake School in Los Angeles, Jamie was a cheerleader. After high school, the rising star was supposed to study social work at the University of the Pacific in California but dropped out after one semester to pursue an acting career.
Jamie Lee Curtis had her first movie appearance in 1978 in the movie Halloween. After that, she appeared in several other horror movies and established herself as the queen of the genre. In 1983 she received a BAFTA award as best supporting actress for her role in Trading Places.
The actress also won a Golden Globe Award for best actress – film musical or comedy – for her roles in A Fish Called Wanda and True Lies. Other memorable films by the beautiful actress include Blue Steel, Freaky Friday, and Anything But Love. In 1998 the actress appeared in Nicholas’ Gift, which was the first time she was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award as an outstanding leading actress in a mini-series or film.
Other notable works include Terror Train, Escape from New York, Love Letters, Perfect, My Girl, Forever Young, You Again, Veronica Mars, and Spare Parts.
Jamie Lee Curtis also appeared in the aptly named hit series Scream Queens, which aired from 2015 to 2016 and earned her a Golden Globe nomination. The actress is currently in the process of resuming her phenomenal role in the horror sequel Halloween, which is scheduled to hit the big screen in 2018. In addition to acting, the famous actress is also known as an author of children’s books and can refer to almost a dozen books.
Is She Transgender?
There have been persistent rumors about this for years. They say that Jamie Lee Curtis was born with male and female genitals and had to undergo surgery to become female. These rumors are not only hurtful to the actress, they are false.
Many have said that the fact that the actress never explicitly denied the rumors is in itself proof that the rumors are true. However, Jamie Lee Curtis has been in the business long enough to know that you don’t believe every single gossip by dignifying it with an answer, so she has chosen to remain silent on this issue.
But for the record, despite her silence on the subject, Jamie Lee Curtis is not transsexual.
Family and Kids; Who Is Her Husband?
The acclaimed actress fell in love with Christopher Guest when she saw his photo in Rolling Stone magazine. Seeing his photo, Jamie told her friend Debra Hill that she would marry Christopher. As fate would have it, the two got married five months later, on December 18, 1984.
Christopher Guest is an actor, director, and comedian. The duo has two children, Annie – born in 1986, and Thomas – born in 1996; both were adopted.
Jamie Lee Curtis’ Net worth
The scream queen has kept the money rolling in since her debut film. On Halloween night in 1978, she made $8,000. Later she earned $100,000 for the second movie in the 1981 franchise, and in 1983 Jamie also received a $25,000 paycheck for love letters.
For Halloween Resurrection in 2002, she earned an impressive $3,000,000 for her return to the franchise. She also earned that money with her very popular children’s books.
Currently, her net worth is estimated at an astounding $35 million, which could increase in the near future.