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Jamie Lee Curtis (born November 22, 1958) is an American actress and writer. She is the recipient of several accolades, including a British Academy Film Award, two Golden Globe Awards and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1998. Curtis made her film acting debut as Laurie Strode in John Carpenter's horror film Halloween (1978), which established her as a scream queen, and she thereafter appeared in a string of horror films, including The Fog, Prom Night, Terror Train (all 1980) and Roadgames (1981). She reprised the role of Laurie in the sequels Halloween II (1981), Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998), Halloween: Resurrection (2002), Halloween (2018) Halloween Kills (2021), and the upcoming Halloween Ends (2022). Her filmography is largely characterized by independent film that have been box-office successes, with 8 of her lead-actress credits grossing over $100 million.Curtis's film work spans many genres, including the cult comedies Trading Places (1983), for which she received a BAFTA for Best Supporting Actress, and A Fish Called Wanda (1988), for which she earned a BAFTA nomination for Best Actress. She won a Golden Globe, an American Comedy Award, and a Saturn Award for playing the starring role of Helen Tasker in James Cameron's action comedy film True Lies (1994). Curtis's other major films include Blue Steel (1990), My Girl (1991), Forever Young (1992), The Tailor of Panama (2001), Freaky Friday (2003), Beverly Hills Chihuahua (2008), You Again (2010), Veronica Mars (2014), and Knives Out (2019). Curtis received a Golden Globe and a People's Choice Award for her portrayal of Hannah Miller on the ABC sitcom Anything But Love (1989–1992). She earned a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for her work in the television film Nicholas' Gift (1998). She also starred as Cathy Munsch on the Fox horror comedy series Scream Queens (2015–2016), for which she earned her seventh Golden Globe Award nomination. Curtis is a daughter of Janet Leigh and Tony Curtis. She is married to Christopher Guest, with whom she has two adopted children, Annie and Ruby. Due to her marriage with Guest, who is the 5th Baron Haden-Guest in the United Kingdom, Curtis is a baroness formally entitled to the title Lady Haden-Guest. She has written numerous children's books, with her 1998 release Today I Feel Silly, and Other Moods That Make My Day making The New York Times's best-seller list. She is also a frequent blogger for The Huffington Post. Early life Curtis was born in Santa Monica, California, to actor Tony Curtis and actress Janet Leigh. Her father was Jewish, the son of Hungarian Jewish immigrants. Two of her maternal great-grandparents were Danish, while the rest of her mother's ancestry is German and Scots-Irish. Curtis has an older sister, Kelly Curtis, who is also an actress, and several half-siblings (all from her father's remarriages): Alexandra, actress Allegra Curtis, Benjamin, and Nicholas Curtis (who died in 1994 of a drug overdose). Curtis's parents divorced in 1962. After the divorce, she stated her father was "not around" and that he was "not interested in being a father." She was raised by her mother and her stepfather, stockbroker Robert Brandt.Curtis was very wealthy growing up, and attended elite schools Westlake School (now Harvard-Westlake School) and Beverly Hills High School in Los Angeles, and graduated from Choate Rosemary Hall in Conneticut in 1976. Returning to California in 1976, she attended her mother's alma mater, the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California, and studied law. She dropped out after one semester to pursue an acting career. Acting career Film performances Curtis's film debut occurred in the 1978 horror film Halloween, in which she played the role of Laurie Strode. The film was a major success and was considered the highest-grossing independent film of its time, earning accolades as a classic horror film. The producer, Debra Hill, specifically cast Curtis because her mother, Leigh, had been known as a horror icon Curtis was subsequently cast in several horror films, garnering her the title "scream queen." She would return to the Halloween franchise six times, playing Strode again in the sequels Halloween II (1981), Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998), Halloween: Resurrection (2002), Halloween (2018), and Halloween Kills (2021), and having an uncredited voice role in Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982). Her next film following Halloween was The Fog, which was helmed by Halloween director John Carpenter. The horror film opened in February 1980 to mixed reviews but strong box office, starting Curtis as a horror film starlet. Her next film, Prom Night, was a low-budget Canadian slasher film released in July 1980. The film, for which she earned a Genie Award nomination for Best Performance by a Foreign Actress, was similar in style to Halloween, yet received negative reviews which marked it as a disposable entry in the then-popular slasher genre. That year, Curtis also starred in Terror Train, which opened in October and met with negative reviews akin to Prom Night. Both films performed moderately well at the box office. Curtis's roles in the latter two films served a similar function to that of Strode—the main character whose friends are murdered and is practically the only protagonist to survive. Film critic Roger Ebert, who gave negative reviews to all three of Curtis's 1980 films, said that Curtis "is to the current horror film glut what Christopher Lee was to the last one—or Boris Karloff was in the 1930s." In 1981, she appeared alongside Stacey Keach in the Australian thriller film Roadgames, directed by Carpenter's friend Richard Franklin; her importation, which was requested by the film's American distributor AVCO Embassy Pictures, was contested by the Sydney branch of Actors Equity. Although the film was a box office bomb in Australia and Franklin later regretted not increasing the size of Curtis's role, it has achieved a cult following and was championed by Quentin Tarantino. Her role in 1983's Trading Places helped Curtis shed her horror queen image, and garnered her a BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role. She then starred in the 1988 comedy film A Fish Called Wanda, which achieved cult status while showcasing her as a comedic actress. For her performance, she was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role. Curtis received positive reviews for her performance in the action thriller Blue Steel (1990), which was directed by Kathryn Bigelow. She also received a Golden Globe Award for her work in the 1994 action comedy film True Lies, directed by James Cameron. Her other film roles also include the coming-of-age films My Girl (1991) and My Girl 2 (1994), and the Disney comedy film Freaky Friday (2003), opposite Lindsay Lohan. The latter was filmed at Palisades High School in Pacific Palisades, California, near where Curtis and Guest lived with their children. She was nomin.... Discover the Jamie Lee Scott popular books. Find the top 100 most popular Jamie Lee Scott books.

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Book 9 of the Gotcha Detective Agency Mysteriesby USA Today bestselling author Jamie Lee ScottMimi Capurro has had it with tailing cheats and liars. She's ready for a...

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Book 3 of the Gotcha Detective Agency Mysteriesby USA Today bestselling author Jamie Lee ScottMimi and Charles take some time off from the detective agency to help Charles...

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A Cutthroat Business by Jenna Bennett Everyone has warned new-minted realtor Savannah Martin that real estate is a cutthroat business. But Savannah doesn't think she's supposed ...

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Bonding with a child is hard - bonding over a dead body is even harder. Willa Friday's daughter, Tomorrow (affectionately known as Tommy), is home from college for the ...

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Willa Friday has had her hands full with her daughter and her new assistant. Well, he's not so new, but new enough.She's been starting her days by driving into town for coffee and cupc...

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Book 10 of the Gotcha Detective Agency Mysteries by USA Today bestselling author Jamie Lee ScottCharles and Mimi at it again. On the trail of another killer. Only this tim...

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You fell in love with homicide detective Nick Christianson in the Gotcha Detective Agency mysteries. Now you get to see his story, from his point of view. Monday's Child is ...

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In the first book of Jamie Lee Scott's USA Today bestselling series, private detective Mimi Capurro takes on a bodyguard client only to end up investigating a murder.If yo...

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Book 8 of the Gotcha Detective Agency Mysteries by USA Today bestselling author Jamie Lee ScottCharles has been gone for months, and Mimi's not feeling like being a privat...

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It's been almost a year since Corporal Kate Darby nearly died after being set up by a dirty cop. She's physically ready to get back to her old life, to start patrolli...

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A female cop, a dead body in the trunk of a car, and drug cartels in a small Texas town.Kate Darby learned to hate cops at an early age, thanks to her drug addicted mom. N...

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Kate's finally buried all the skeletons of her past, or so she thinks. Things have changed since Chief Benoit took the helm, and Kate's life is about to get turned around in a big way. Pecul...

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It's spring, and yet private detective, Mimi Capurro, still hasn't faced the proposal she received from homicide detective, Nick Christianson, at Christmas. She knows she should be making pl...

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Nick and Mimi are happily married and settled into their new home. It all seems perfect, but is it? Somehow, just when you think life is perfect, something or someone comes along to upset th...

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Do you know who your children are talking to online? Is that cute 16 year old boy really a 46 year old man?When a man is found dead in his bedroom, Gotcha agent find out he's been luri...

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BOOK 5 of the Gotcha Detective Agency Mysteries by USA Today bestselling author Jamie Lee ScottNow that Mimi Capurro and Charles Parks are co-owners of Gotcha Detective Agency, a...

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Willa Friday has sworn off amateur sleuthing. She's focused on growing her food blog, that is until her assistant goes AWOL. Then her mother-in-law leaves an urgent message....

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Something stinks in Peculiar, Texas, and it's not just the dead cop Sergeant Zane Gwilly found shortly before midnight. Kate Darby misses patrolling the streets of Pe...

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