JENNIFER JASON LEIGH Biography - Actors and Actresses


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Name: Jennifer Jason Leigh                                                                 
Born: 5 February 1962 Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States                   
Jennifer Jason Leigh (born February 5, 1962) is a Golden Globe- and NYFCC Award-winning   
American actress.                                                                         
Her work has drawn high critical praise. Salon praised her as "one of America's           
best actors", Paul Verhoeven, who directed her in Flesh & Blood, similarly                 
claimed, "There is no greater actress working in America", and in 1994, Vogue             
claimed, "Leigh sets a standard that all future film actresses must attempt to             
match… (She has) an extraordinary range and power. The proof is in her diverse,         
courageous and mesmerizing body of work." She has already received three                   
separate career tributes – at the Telluride Film Festival in 1993, a special             
award for her contribution to independent cinema from the Film Society of                 
Lincoln Center in 2002, and a week-long retrospective showing of her film work             
held by the American Cinematheque at Los Angeles’ Egyptian Theatre in June 2001.         
In addition to these achievements, Leigh was selected as one of "America's 10             
Most Beautiful Women" by Harper's Bazaar in 1989.