Jamie Lee Curtis is an American actress, born in Sancta Monica, California to Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh.
Her parents divorced in 1962 and she was raised by her mother and stepfather Robert Brandt. When asked about her biological father, she always said he wasn’t around and not interested in being a father.
Her acting career started with the 1978 horror film Halloween, in which she played the role of Laurie Strode.
She earned a Golden Globe for co-starring in the sitcom Anything But Love.
Jamie Lee Curtis didn’t want to be an actress from the beginning, she went to college to study law, but dropped out to pursue a career in acting.
After spending a semester in school, she decided to audition for a role as teenage detective Nancy Drew. She ended up not getting the role, but she knew what she wanted to do thereafter and dropped out of law school to pursue a career in acting.
In 1978, Curtis got her breakthrough when she starred in John Carpenter’s classic horror flick Halloween. The movie was a huge success and they went on to produce more genres which led to her being known as ”Scream Queen.”
In the late 1980s, Curtis had another wave of success starting with the comedy, ”A Fish called Wanda,” she was the headline of the sitcom Anything But Love.
In True Lies (1994). She portrayed a suburban housewife unaware that her husband (Arnold Schwarzenegger) is a spy, a performance that garnered her a second Golden Globe victory.
She returned to horror and starred in sequels: Halloween H20, and Resurrection.
Curtis not only had an acting career, but she was also a writer and has won over many critics and readers with her works.
In 1993, she published her first children’s work, When I Was Little: A Four-Year-Old’s Memoir of Her Youth.
Her inspiration always came from her kids and released another book after she adopted her oldest daughter, Annie, Tell Me Again About The Night I Was Born (1996).
In 1998, she co-authored the New York Times best-seller Today I Feel Silly, and Other Moods That Make My Day. Years later, she wrote Is There Really a Human Race? inspired by her adopted son, Tom.
In 2012, Curtis popped up in recurring roles on such popular TV programs as NCIS and New Girl.
Curtis received the Lifetime Achievement Award during the 78th Venice International Film Festival, she said ” so alive, like I’m this 14-year-old person just beginning their life. That’s how I wake up every day with that sort of joy and purpose” and added that “she is just beginning her work.”