Jennifer Jason Leigh



Place of birth:

Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA:


Jennifer Jason Leigh began acting on television during the 1970s, guest-starring on several television shows, and her film breakthrough came in 1982 for her performance as Stacy Hamilton in Fast Times at Ridgemont High. In 2015, she received widespread critical acclaim for performance as Daisy Domergue in Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight, for which she was nominated for the Golden Globe, Critics' Choice, BAFTA and the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. 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.

Film Credits

Possessor (2020)
as Girder
QT8: The First Eight (2019)
as Herself - Actress
Sid & Judy (2019)
as Judy Garland (voice)
White Boy Rick (2018)
as Alex Snyder
The Making of Annihilation (2018)
Annihilation (2018)
as Dr Ventress
LBJ (2017)
as Lady Bird Johnson
Good Time (2017)
as Corey Ellman
Amityville: The Awakening (2017)
as Joan Walker
Morgan (2016)
as Dr. Kathy Grieff
Journey to the Oscars (2016)
as Herself
Anomalisa (2015)
as Lisa Hesselman (voice)
The Hateful Eight (2015)
as Daisy Domergue
Alex of Venice (2015)
as Maureen
Welcome to Me (2014)
as Deb Moseley
Jake Squared (2014)
as Sheryl
Me (2014)
as Kelly
Open (2014)
as Holly
Kill Your Darlings (2013)
as Naomi Ginsberg
Hateship Loveship (2013)
as Chloe
The Spectacular Now (2013)
as Sara Keely
The Moment (2013)
as Lee
Greenberg (2010)
as Beth
Synecdoche, New York (2008)
as Maria
Margot at the Wedding (2007)
as Pauline
The Making of 'Last Exit to Brooklyn' (2006)
Rag Tale (2005)
as Mary Josephine 'MJ' Morton
Easter Sunday (2005)
as Mother
The Jacket (2005)
as Dr. Beth Lorenson
Childstar (2004)
as Suzanne
Palindromes (2004)
as 'Mark' Aviva
The Machinist (2004)
as Stevie
In the Cut (2003)
as Pauline
Road to Perdition (2002)
as Annie Sullivan
Hey Arnold! The Movie (2002)
as Bridget
Crossed Over (2002)
as Karla Faye Tucker
The Anniversary Party (2001)
as Sally Therrian
The Quickie (2001)
as Lisa
Skipped Parts (2000)
as Lydia Callahan
The King Is Alive (2000)
as Gina
Frame by Frame: The Invisible Art of Production Designer Carol Spier (2000)
eXistenZ (1999)
as Allegra Geller
Thanks of a Grateful Nation (1998)
as Teri Small
The Love Letter (1998)
as Elizabeth Whitcomb
Washington Square (1997)
as Catherine Sloper
A Thousand Acres (1997)
as Caroline Cook
Bastard Out of Carolina (1996)
as Anney Boatwright
Kansas City (1996)
as Blondie O'Hara
The First 100 Years: A Celebration of American Movies (1995)
Georgia (1995)
as Sadie Flood
Dolores Claiborne (1995)
as Selena St. George
Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle (1994)
as Dorothy Parker
The Hudsucker Proxy (1994)
as Amy Archer
Would You Kindly Direct Me to Hell?: The Infamous Dorothy Parker (1994)
Short Cuts (1993)
as Lois Kaiser
Luck, Trust & Ketchup: Robert Altman in Carver Country (1993)
as Herself
Single White Female (1992)
as Hedra 'Hedy' Carlson
The Prom (1992)
as Lana
Rush (1991)
as Kristen Cates
Crooked Hearts (1991)
as Marriet Hoffman
Backdraft (1991)
as Jennifer Vaitkus
Partners in Life (1990)
as Blossom
Buried Alive (1990)
as joanna goodman
Miami Blues (1990)
as Susie Waggoner
Last Exit to Brooklyn (1989)
as Tralala
The Big Picture (1989)
as Lydia Johnson
Heart of Midnight (1988)
as Carol
Under Cover (1987)
as Tanille Laroux
Sister, Sister (1987)
as Lucy Bonnard
Picnic (1986)
as Madge Owens
The Men's Club (1986)
as Teensy
The Hitcher (1986)
as Nash
Flesh + Blood (1985)
as Agnes
Grandview, U.S.A. (1984)
as Candy Webster
Girls of the White Orchid (1983)
as Carol Heath
Easy Money (1983)
as Allison Capuletti
The First Time (1982)
as Bonnie Dillon
Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982)
as Stacy Hamilton
Wrong Is Right (1982)
as Young Girl
The Best Little Girl in the World (1981)
as Casey Powell
The Killing of Randy Webster (1981)
as Amy Wheeler
I Think I'm Having A Baby (1981)
as Laurie Mcintyre
Eyes of a Stranger (1981)
as Tracy Harris
Angel City (1980)
as Kristy Teeter
The Young Runaways (1978)
as Heather
Tod eines Fremden (1976)
as Girl Playing with Ball (uncredited)
The Woman in the Window ()
as Jane Russell
Awake ()

Production Credits

Greenberg (2010)
Greenberg (2010)
The Anniversary Party (2001)
The Anniversary Party (2001)
The Anniversary Party (2001)