Jennifer Jason Leigh - Rotten Tomatoes

Jennifer Jason Leigh

Highest Rated:   100% Bastard out of Carolina (1996)
Lowest Rated:   11% The Moment (2014)
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Birthplace:   Hollywood, California, USA
Born to a father of Russian-Jewish ancestry and a mother of Austrian-Jewish descent. Dropped out of high school; later attended Teenage Drama Workshop of the California State University in Northridge, California. Born Jennifer Leigh Morrow, changed her name to prove she could succeed as an actress independent of her prominent family name; she took her new middle name from family friend Jason Robards. Lost her father, actor Vic Morrow, when a helicopter spun out of control on the set of 1983's Twilight Zone--The Movie, killing him and two child actors. She and her sister filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Warner Bos., director John Landis and Steven Spielberg and settled out of court one year later, but the terms of the settlement have never been made public. Won Best Actress at the Montreal Film Festival and from the New York Film Critics for her performance in 1995's Georgia, a film penned by her mother, screenwriter Barbara Turner. Was featured in Faith No More's 1997 music video "Last Cup of Sorrow." Originally cast in a pivotal role in Stanley Kubrick's Eyes Wide Shut (1999); was replaced by actress Marie Richardson because of scheduling conflicts with reshoots. Appeared in the 2011 Broadway production of The House of Blue Leaves, opposite Edie Falco and Ben Stiller. Maintains close friendships with Fast Times at Ridgemont High co-star Phoebe Cates and The Anniversary Party co-star Alan Cumming. Has said that she prefers to act in smaller independent films which elicit strong emotions than blockbuster films that are soon forgotten.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Possessor
  • Actor
2020
90% QT8: The First Eight
  • Actor
2019
59% White Boy Rick
  • Actor
2018
88% Annihilation
  • Dr. Ventress
$20.7M 2018
57% LBJ
  • Lady Bird Johnson
$2.4M 2017
30% Amityville: The Awakening
  • Joan
2017
91% Good Time
  • Corey Ellman
$2M 2017
38% Morgan
  • Dr. Kathy Grieff
$4M 2016
No Score Yet 21 Years: Quentin Tarantino
  • Actor
2016
92% Anomalisa
  • Lisa
2015
75% The Hateful Eight
  • Daisy Domergue
$54.2M 2015
74% Welcome to Me
  • Deb
2015
22% Jake Squared
  • Sheryl
$2.2k 2014
11% The Moment
  • Lee
2014
50% Hateship Loveship
  • Chloe
2014
No Score Yet Me
  • Jennifer
2014
77% Kill Your Darlings
  • Naomi Ginsberg
$0.7M 2013
91% The Spectacular Now
  • Sara
2013
No Score Yet Luck, Trust & Ketchup: Robert Altman in Carver Country
  • Actor
2011
76% Greenberg
  • Screenwriter
  • Beth
  • Producer
$2.3M 2010
68% Synecdoche, New York
  • Maria
$3M 2008
52% Margot at the Wedding
  • Pauline
$2M 2007
No Score Yet Hubert Selby Jr.: It'll Be Better Tomorrow
  • Actor
2006
29% Rag Tale
  • Actor
2005
78% Childstar
  • Suzanne Burns
2005
44% The Jacket
  • Dr. Lorenson
$6.3M 2005
77% The Machinist
  • Stevie
$1M 2004
43% Palindromes
  • `Mark' Aviva
$0.5M 2004
33% In the Cut
  • Pauline
$4.8M 2003
80% Road to Perdition
  • Annie
$104.1M 2002
29% Hey Arnold! The Movie
  • Bridget
$13.6M 2002
No Score Yet Crossed Over
  • Karla Faye Tucker
2002
No Score Yet The Quickie
  • Lisa
2001
61% The Anniversary Party
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
  • Sally Nash
  • Producer
$3M 2001
60% The King Is Alive
  • Gina
2001
No Score Yet Skipped Parts
  • Producer
  • Lydia Callahan
2000
No Score Yet Spawn 3: The Ultimate Battle
  • Director
  • Actor
1999
74% Existenz
  • Allegra Geller
1999
71% Rush
  • Kristen Cates
1999
No Score Yet The Love Letter
  • Elizabeth Whitcomb
1998
81% Washington Square
  • Catherine Sloper
1997
24% A Thousand Acres
  • Caroline Cook
1997
No Score Yet Matter of Trust
  • Actor
1997
100% Bastard out of Carolina
  • Anney
1996
63% Kansas City
  • Blondie O'Hara
1996
80% Georgia
  • Sadie
  • Producer
1995
84% Dolores Claiborne
  • Selena St. George
1995
74% Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle (Mrs. Parker and the Round Table)
  • Dorothy Parker
1994
56% The Hudsucker Proxy
  • Amy Archer
1994
95% Short Cuts
  • Lois Kaiser
1993
54% Single White Female
  • Hedra Carlson
1992
74% Backdraft
  • Jennifer Vaitkus
1991
No Score Yet Crooked Hearts
  • Marriet Hoffman
1991
No Score Yet Buried Alive
  • Joanna Goodman
1990
81% Miami Blues
  • Susie "Pepper" Waggoner
1990
91% The Big Picture
  • Lydia Johnson
1989
78% Last Exit to Brooklyn
  • Tralala
1989
No Score Yet Heart of Midnight
  • Carol Rivers
1988
No Score Yet Hermana, Hermana
  • Lucy Bonnard
1988
No Score Yet Under Cover
  • Tanille Laroux
1987
No Score Yet The Men's Club
  • Teensy
1986
61% The Hitcher
  • Nash
1986
81% Flesh & Blood (Flesh+Blood) (The Rose and the Sword)
  • Agnes
1985
No Score Yet Grandview U.S.A.
  • Candy
1984
No Score Yet Beyond the Darkness (Buio Omega)
  • Actor
1984
No Score Yet Death Ride to Osaka
  • Carol Heath
1983
60% Easy Money
  • Allison Capuletti
1983
No Score Yet Just Like Us
  • Actor
1983
No Score Yet The First Time
  • Actor
1982
78% Fast Times At Ridgemont High
  • Stacy Hamilton
1982
33% Wrong Is Right
  • Young Girl
1982
No Score Yet Eyes of a Stranger
  • Tracy
1981
No Score Yet The Best Little Girl in the World
  • Casey Powell
1981
No Score Yet The Killing of Randy Webster
  • Actor
1981
No Score Yet Angel City
  • Kristy Teeter
1980

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
87% Atypical
2017-2019
  • Elsa
  • Producer
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
90% Patrick Melrose
2018
  • Eleanor Melrose
  • 2018
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
  • Guest
  • 2018
No Score Yet Conan
2010
  • Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet Tavis Smiley
2013-2018
  • Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
  • Guest
  • 2016
No Score Yet Sunday Morning
2011-2018
  • Appearing
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015-2019
  • Guest
  • 2016
No Score Yet The View
1997
  • Guest
  • 2016
No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen
2009-2019
  • Guest
  • 2016
No Score Yet Charlie Rose
2013-2017
  • Guest
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet Variety Studio: Actors on Actors
2015
  • Guest
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
  • Guest
  • 2015
69% Revenge
2011-2015
  • Kara Wallace Clarke
  • 2015
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
70% Weeds
2005-2012
  • Jill Price-Gray Jill
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2009
94% Frasier
1993-2004
  • Guest
  • 2001
No Score Yet Hercules
1998-1999
  • Voice
  • 1999
  • 1998
No Score Yet King of the Hill
1997-2010
  • Voice
  • 1998
No Score Yet Tracey Takes On...
1996-1999
  • Actor
  • 1998
No Score Yet Trapper John, M.D.
1979-1986
  • Actor
  • 1982
No Score Yet The Waltons
1972-1981
  • Actor
  • 1981
No Score Yet Revenge
  • Kara Wallace Clarke

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