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Thursday, October 10, 2013

Jamie Lee Curtis - 1958

Jamie Lee Curtis was born November 22, 1958, in Los Angeles, California, and was considered Hollywood royalty from birth. The daughter of legendary actor Tony Curtis and actress Janet Leigh, Jamie Lee's birth was a newsworthy event. Her celebrity mom and dad divorced when Jamie Lee was a mere three years old.Jamie Lee and sister Kelly Lee were raised by their mom, who had remarried shortly after her divorce. While studying at Beverly Hills High School, Jamie Lee's adolescence was marked by an estranged father who was deep into drugs and alcohol, and a lack of a social life due to not fitting in while in school.When she went topless in Trading Places, she cemented herself a fan base that would last for years. Not only because she decided to disrobe, but because she had a fantastic body, that she was often referred to as "Freeze Frame" (a nod to all the VCR users' use of the pause button on certain Jamie Lee Curtis scenes).
Jamie Lee Curtis is a film veteran, having appeared in dozens of films. Her notable performances are in Halloween, True Lies, Tailor of Panama, My Girl, Trading Places, and Forever Young.She has gained an international reputation, and in some respects is more famous or revered in Europe than she is in North America. And of course, there is the cult following of Jamie's horror roles that sees no sign of waning. Curtis is one of the few celebrity writers to win over both critics and readers. She has enjoyed tremendous success as a children's book author. Her first children's work, When I Was Little: A Four-Year-Old's Memoir of Her Youth, was published in 1993.Much of her inspiration has come from her two children with actor-filmmaker Christopher Guest. The adoption of their oldest child, Annie, led to her second book, Tell Me Again About The Night I was Born (1996). Their son, Tom, also adopted, posed the question that led to Is There Really a Human Race? (2006). Curtis has been married to filmmaker Christopher Guest since 1984. The couple lives in California with their two children.

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