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Jamie Lee Curtis is an iconic American actress who has definitely made her mark 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 earning the title, ‘Scream Queen’ by fans of the genre.
Jamie Lee Curtis is also an accomplished children’s book author and has had her books make it to the New York Times bestseller list. Not only that, she also blogs occasionally for The Huffington Post.
Jamie Lee Curtis Bio (Age)
Jamie Lee Curtis was born in Los Angeles, California, on 22nd November 1958 to famous actors, Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh. She was raised with her sister, Kelly Curtis, who is also an actress. Sadly, her parents got divorced in 1962.
She attended Choate Rosemary Hall private school where she graduated from in 1976. Jamie was a cheerleader during her years at Harvard-Westlake School in Los Angeles. After high school, the emerging star was set to major in social work in the University of the Pacific, California but dropped out after one semester in order to pursue a career in acting.
Jamie Lee Curtis made her first movie appearance in the 1978 film, Halloween. After this, she appeared in several other horror movies, establishing herself as a queen of the genre. In 1983, she bagged a BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role; this was for her role in Trading Places.
The actress also won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture 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 veteran actress appeared in Nicholas’ Gift which won her the Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in Miniseries or a Movie for the first time.
Some 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 fittingly named hit series Scream Queens which was aired from 2015 to 2016, it earned her a Golden Globe nomination. Presently, the actress is set to reprise her phenomenal role in the horror sequel movie Halloween which is expected to hit the big screen in 2018. In addition to acting, the famed actress is a noted author of children’s books and has almost a dozen books to credit.
Is She Transgender?
Rumors have been persistent for years about this. It is said that Jamie Lee Curtis was born with both male and female genitals and had to undergo surgery to become a female. These rumors are not only hurtful to the actress, they are also false.
Many have said that the fact the actress never explicitly came out to deny the rumors is proof in itself that the rumors are true. However, Jamie Lee Curtis has been in the industry long enough to know that it’s not every single gossip you give credence to by dignifying it with a response; as a result, she opted to keep quiet on the issue.
But for the record, despite her silence on the matter, Jamie Lee Curtis is not transgender.
Family and Kids; Who Is Her Husband?
The celebrated actress fell in love with Christopher Guest when she saw his photo in Rolling Stone magazine. At the sight of his photo, Jamie told her friend, Debra Hill, that she was going to marry Christopher. As fate would have it, the two got married five months later on the 18th of December 1984.
Christopher Guest is an actor, director, and comedian. The duo has two children together, Annie – who was born in 1986, and Thomas – who was born in 1996; both of whom were adopted.
Jamie Lee Curtis’ Net worth
The Scream Queen has kept the money rolling in since her debut film. For Halloween, in 1978, she earned $8,000. She later earned the sum of $100,000 for the second film in the franchise in 1981. Also, Jamie received a $25,000 paycheck for Love letters in 1983.
For Halloween Resurrection in 2002, she earned an impressive $3,000,000 to return to the franchise. She has also been bringing in the money with her very popular children’s books.
Presently, her net worth is estimated at an astounding $35 Million with the potential to increase in the nearest future.