Jennifer Jason Leigh

5 Feb 1962

Actor, Writer, Director

Jennifer Jason Leigh (born February 5, 1962) is an American film and stage actress, best known for her roles in Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Single White Female, Last Exit to Brooklyn, Georgia and Short Cuts. She is also the co-writer and co-director of the film The Anniversary Party, made with fellow actor Alan Cumming.

Leigh is known for her emotionally raw and often sexually explicit portrayals of vulnerable and damaged women, and for her intensive method inspired research into her roles.


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Filmography (53 titles)

(movie, 2017)
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Lady Bird Johnson)
(movie, 2017)
···Good Time
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Corey Ellman)
(movie, 2017)
···Amityville: The Awakening
Genre: Thriller, Horror
Role: Actor (as Joan Walker)
(movie, 2016)
Genre: Horror, Science Fiction, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Dr. Kathy Grieff)
(movie, 2015)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Lisa (voice))
(movie, 2015)
···The Hateful Eight
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Western
Role: Actor (as Daisy Domergue)
(movie, 2014)
···Welcome to Me
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor
(movie, 2014)
···Jake Squared
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Sheryl)
(movie, 2014)
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Kelly)
(movie, 2013)
···Kill Your Darlings
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Naomi Ginsberg)
(movie, 2013)
···Hateship Loveship
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Chloe)
(movie, 2013)
···The Spectacular Now
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Sara)
(movie, 2013)
···The Moment
Genre: Thriller
Role: Actor (as Lee)
(movie, 2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor, Writer
(movie, 2008)
···Synecdoche, New York
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Maria)
(movie, 2007)
···Margot at the Wedding
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Pauline)
(movie, 2005)
···The Jacket
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Science Fiction, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Dr. Beth Lorenson)
(movie, 2004)
···The Machinist
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Role: Actor (as Stevie)
(movie, 2003)
···In the Cut
Genre: Mystery
Role: Actor (as Pauline)
(movie, 2002)
···Road to Perdition
Genre: Thriller, Crime, Drama
Role: Actor (as Annie Sullivan)
(movie, 2001)
···The Quickie
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, Foreign
Role: Actor (as Lisa)
(movie, 2001)
···The Anniversary Party
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor, Director, Writer
(movie, 2000)
···Skipped Parts
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Lydia Callahan)
(movie, 2000)
···The King Is Alive
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Gina)
(movie, 1999)
Genre: Action, Horror, Science Fiction, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Allegra Geller)
(movie, 1998)
···Thanks of a Grateful Nation
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Teri Small)
(movie, 1998)
···The Love Letter
Genre: Fantasy, Romance
Role: Actor (as Elizabeth Whitcomb)
(movie, 1997)
···A Thousand Acres
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Caroline Cook)
(movie, 1997)
···Washington Square
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Catherine Sloper)
(movie, 1996)
···Kansas City
Genre: Thriller, Drama, Music, Crime
Role: Actor (as Blondie O'Hara)
(movie, 1996)
···Bastard Out of Carolina
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Anney Boatwright)
(movie, 1995)
···Dolores Claiborne
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Selena St. George)
(movie, 1995)
Genre: Drama, Music
Role: Actor (as Sadie Flood)
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Dorothy Parker)
(movie, 1994)
···The Hudsucker Proxy
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Amy Archer)
(movie, 1993)
···Short Cuts
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Lois Kaiser)
(movie, 1992)
···Single White Female
Genre: Thriller
Role: Actor (as Hedra 'Hedy' Carlson)
(movie, 1992)
···The Prom
Role: Actor (as Lana)
(movie, 1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Role: Actor (as Kristen Cates)
(movie, 1991)
Genre: Adventure
Role: Actor (as Jennifer Vaitkus)
(movie, 1990)
···Buried Alive
Genre: Horror, Thriller, TV Movie
Role: Actor (as joanna goodman)
(movie, 1989)
···Last Exit to Brooklyn
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Tralala)
(movie, 1989)
···The Big Picture
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Lydia Johnson)
(movie, 1988)
···Heart of Midnight
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Carol)
(movie, 1987)
···Sister, Sister
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Role: Actor (as Lucy Bonnard)
(movie, 1986)
···The Hitcher
Genre: Action
Role: Actor (as Nash)
(movie, 1985)
···Flesh + Blood
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Role: Actor (as Agnes)
(movie, 1984)
···Grandview, U.S.A.
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Candy Webster)
(movie, 1983)
···Girls of the White Orchid
Genre: Crime, Drama
Role: Actor (as Carol Heath)
(movie, 1982)
···Fast Times at Ridgemont High
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Stacy Hamilton)
(movie, 1981)
···Eyes of a Stranger
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Tracy Harris)
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Casey Powell)
(movie, 1981)
···The Killing of Randy Webster
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Amy Wheeler)