Jamie Lee Curtis

Jamie Lee Curtis (born November 22, 1958) is an American actress and author. Although she was initially known as a "scream queen" because of her starring roles in several horror films early in her career, such as Halloween, The Fog, Prom Night and Terror Train, Curtis has since compiled a body of work that spans many genres. Her 1998 book, Today I Feel Silly, and Other Moods That Make My Day, made the best-seller list in The New York Times. Curtis has appeared in advertisements for Activia since 2007, and is a blogger for The Huffington Post online newspaper. She is married to actor, screenwriter, and director Christopher Guest. Description above from the Wikipedia article Jamie Lee Curtis, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Trading Places (1983)

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A snobbish investor and a wily street con-artist find their positions reversed as part of a bet by two callous millionaires.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Landis
CAST:  Eddie Murphy  •  Dan Aykroyd  •  Jamie Lee Curtis  •  Denholm Elliott

A snobbish investor and a wily street con-artist find their positions reversed as part of a bet by two callous millionaires.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Landis
CAST:  Eddie Murphy  •  Dan Aykroyd  •  Jamie Lee Curtis  •  Denholm Elliott

A Fish Called Wanda (1988)

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A diamond advocate is attempting to steal a collection of diamonds, yet troubles arise when he realizes that he is not the only one after the diamonds.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles Crichton
CAST:  John Cleese  •  Jamie Lee Curtis  •  Kevin Kline  •  Michael Palin

A diamond advocate is attempting to steal a collection of diamonds, yet troubles arise when he realizes that he is not the only one after the diamonds.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles Crichton
CAST:  John Cleese  •  Jamie Lee Curtis  •  Kevin Kline  •  Michael Palin

Christmas with the Kranks (2004)

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Luther Krank is fed up with the commerciality of Christmas; he decides to skip the holiday and go on a vacation with his wife instead. But when his daughter decides at the last minute to come home, he must put together a holiday celebration.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joe Roth
CAST:  Tim Allen  •  Jamie Lee Curtis  •  Dan Aykroyd  •  M. Emmet Walsh

Luther Krank is fed up with the commerciality of Christmas; he decides to skip the holiday and go on a vacation with his wife instead. But when his daughter decides at the last minute to come home, he must put together a holiday celebration.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joe Roth
CAST:  Tim Allen  •  Jamie Lee Curtis  •  Dan Aykroyd  •  M. Emmet Walsh

Drowning Mona (2000)

The recently deceased Mona Dearly was many things: an abusive wife, a domineering mother, a loud-mouthed neighbor and a violent malcontent. So when her car and corpse are discovered in the Hudson River, police Chief Wyatt Rash immediately suspects murder rather ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nick Gomez
CAST:  Danny DeVito  •  Bette Midler  •  Neve Campbell  •  Jamie Lee Curtis

The recently deceased Mona Dearly was many things: an abusive wife, a domineering mother, a loud-mouthed neighbor and a violent malcontent. So when her car and corpse are discovered in the Hudson River, police Chief Wyatt Rash immediately suspects murder rather ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nick Gomez
CAST:  Danny DeVito  •  Bette Midler  •  Neve Campbell  •  Jamie Lee Curtis

Escape from New York (1981)

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In 1997, the island of Manhattan has been walled off and turned into a giant maximum security prison within which the country's worst criminals are left to form their own anarchic society. However, when the President of the United States crash lands on the island, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Carpenter
CAST:  Kurt Russell  •  Lee Van Cleef  •  Ernest Borgnine  •  Donald Pleasence

In 1997, the island of Manhattan has been walled off and turned into a giant maximum security prison within which the country's worst criminals are left to form their own anarchic society. However, when the President of the United States crash lands on the island, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Carpenter
CAST:  Kurt Russell  •  Lee Van Cleef  •  Ernest Borgnine  •  Donald Pleasence

Fierce Creatures (1997)

Ex-policeman Rollo Lee is sent to run Marwood Zoo, the newly acquired business of a New Zealand tycoon. In order to meet high profit targets and keep the zoo open, Rollo enforces a new 'fierce creatures' policy, whereby only the most impressive and dangerous ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Fred Schepisi  •  Robert Young
CAST:  John Cleese  •  Jamie Lee Curtis  •  Kevin Kline  •  Robert Lindsay

Ex-policeman Rollo Lee is sent to run Marwood Zoo, the newly acquired business of a New Zealand tycoon. In order to meet high profit targets and keep the zoo open, Rollo enforces a new 'fierce creatures' policy, whereby only the most impressive and dangerous ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Fred Schepisi  •  Robert Young
CAST:  John Cleese  •  Jamie Lee Curtis  •  Kevin Kline  •  Robert Lindsay

Forever Young (1992)

A 1939 test pilot asks his best friend to use him as a guinea pig for a cryogenics experiment. Daniel McCormick wants to be frozen for a year so that he doesn't have to watch his love lying in a coma. The next thing Daniel knows is that he's been awoken in 1992.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steve Miner
CAST:  Mel Gibson  •  Jamie Lee Curtis  •  Elijah Wood  •  Isabel Glasser

A 1939 test pilot asks his best friend to use him as a guinea pig for a cryogenics experiment. Daniel McCormick wants to be frozen for a year so that he doesn't have to watch his love lying in a coma. The next thing Daniel knows is that he's been awoken in 1992.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steve Miner
CAST:  Mel Gibson  •  Jamie Lee Curtis  •  Elijah Wood  •  Isabel Glasser

Freaky Friday (2003)

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Mother and daughter bicker over everything -- what Anna wears, whom she likes and what she wants to do when she's older. In turn, Anna detests Tess's fiancé. When a magical fortune cookie switches their personalities, they each get a peek at how the other person ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Waters
CAST:  Jamie Lee Curtis  •  Lindsay Lohan  •  Mark Harmon  •  Harold Gould

Mother and daughter bicker over everything -- what Anna wears, whom she likes and what she wants to do when she's older. In turn, Anna detests Tess's fiancé. When a magical fortune cookie switches their personalities, they each get a peek at how the other person ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Waters
CAST:  Jamie Lee Curtis  •  Lindsay Lohan  •  Mark Harmon  •  Harold Gould

Grandview, U.S.A. (1984)

Life in the small town of Grandview, Illinois is one that is just like any other city or town. Tim Pearson, soon to be graduating high school wants to go to Florida to study oceanography. He meets Michelle "Mike" Cody and is attracted to her. She runs the local ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Randal Kleiser
CAST:  Jamie Lee Curtis  •  C. Thomas Howell  •  Patrick Swayze  •  Jennifer Jason Leigh

Life in the small town of Grandview, Illinois is one that is just like any other city or town. Tim Pearson, soon to be graduating high school wants to go to Florida to study oceanography. He meets Michelle "Mike" Cody and is attracted to her. She runs the local ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Randal Kleiser
CAST:  Jamie Lee Curtis  •  C. Thomas Howell  •  Patrick Swayze  •  Jennifer Jason Leigh

Halloween (1978)

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On a black and unholy Halloween night years ago, little Michael Myers brutally slaughtered his sister in cold bold. But for the last fifteen years, town residents have rested easy, knowing that he was safely locked away in a mental hospital – until tonight. Tonight ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Carpenter
CAST:  Donald Pleasence  •  Jamie Lee Curtis  •  Nancy Kyes  •  P.J. Soles

On a black and unholy Halloween night years ago, little Michael Myers brutally slaughtered his sister in cold bold. But for the last fifteen years, town residents have rested easy, knowing that he was safely locked away in a mental hospital – until tonight. Tonight ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Carpenter
CAST:  Donald Pleasence  •  Jamie Lee Curtis  •  Nancy Kyes  •  P.J. Soles

Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998)

Two decades after surviving a massacre on October 31, 1978, former baby sitter Laurie Strode finds herself hunted by persistent knife-wielder Michael Myers. Laurie now lives in Northern California under an assumed name, where she works as the headmistress of a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steve Miner
CAST:  Jamie Lee Curtis  •  Josh Hartnett  •  Adam Arkin  •  Michelle Williams

Two decades after surviving a massacre on October 31, 1978, former baby sitter Laurie Strode finds herself hunted by persistent knife-wielder Michael Myers. Laurie now lives in Northern California under an assumed name, where she works as the headmistress of a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steve Miner
CAST:  Jamie Lee Curtis  •  Josh Hartnett  •  Adam Arkin  •  Michelle Williams

Halloween II (1981)

After failing to kill stubborn survivor Laurie and taking a bullet or six from former psychiatrist Dr. Sam Loomis, Michael Myers has followed Laurie to the Haddonfield Memorial Hospital, where she's been admitted for Myers' attempt on her life. The institution ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rick Rosenthal
CAST:  Jamie Lee Curtis  •  Donald Pleasence  •  Charles Cyphers  •  Jeffrey Kramer

After failing to kill stubborn survivor Laurie and taking a bullet or six from former psychiatrist Dr. Sam Loomis, Michael Myers has followed Laurie to the Haddonfield Memorial Hospital, where she's been admitted for Myers' attempt on her life. The institution ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rick Rosenthal
CAST:  Jamie Lee Curtis  •  Donald Pleasence  •  Charles Cyphers  •  Jeffrey Kramer

Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982)

Dr. Daniel Challis and Ellie Grimbridge stumble onto a gruesome murder scheme when Ellie's novelty-salesman father, Harry, is killed while in possession of a halloween mask made by the Silver Shamrock mask company. The company's owner, Conal Cochran, wants to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tommy Lee Wallace
CAST:  Tom Atkins  •  Stacey Nelkin  •  Dan O'Herlihy  •  Michael Currie

Dr. Daniel Challis and Ellie Grimbridge stumble onto a gruesome murder scheme when Ellie's novelty-salesman father, Harry, is killed while in possession of a halloween mask made by the Silver Shamrock mask company. The company's owner, Conal Cochran, wants to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tommy Lee Wallace
CAST:  Tom Atkins  •  Stacey Nelkin  •  Dan O'Herlihy  •  Michael Currie

Halloween: Resurrection (2002)

Serial Killer Michael Myers is not finished with Laurie Strode, and their rivalry finally comes to an end. But is this the last we see of Myers? Freddie Harris and Nora Winston are reality programmers at DangerTainment, and are planning to send a group of 6 ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rick Rosenthal
CAST:  Jamie Lee Curtis  •  Brad Loree  •  Busta Rhymes  •  Bianca Kajlich

Serial Killer Michael Myers is not finished with Laurie Strode, and their rivalry finally comes to an end. But is this the last we see of Myers? Freddie Harris and Nora Winston are reality programmers at DangerTainment, and are planning to send a group of 6 ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rick Rosenthal
CAST:  Jamie Lee Curtis  •  Brad Loree  •  Busta Rhymes  •  Bianca Kajlich

House Arrest (1996)

High-schooler Grover Beindorf and his younger sister Stacy decide that their parents, Janet and Ned, are acting childishly when they decide to divorce after 18 years of marriage, so they lock them up in the basement until they'll sort out their problems.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Harry Winer
CAST:  Kyle Howard  •  Herbert Russell  •  Jamie Lee Curtis  •  Kevin Pollak

High-schooler Grover Beindorf and his younger sister Stacy decide that their parents, Janet and Ned, are acting childishly when they decide to divorce after 18 years of marriage, so they lock them up in the basement until they'll sort out their problems.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Harry Winer
CAST:  Kyle Howard  •  Herbert Russell  •  Jamie Lee Curtis  •  Kevin Pollak

Prom Night (1980)

This slasher movie follows a relentless killer who is out to avenge the death of a young girl who died after being bullied and teased by four of her classmates. Now high-school students, the guilt-ridden kids have kept their involvement a secret, but when they ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Lynch
CAST:  Leslie Nielsen  •  Jamie Lee Curtis  •  Casey Stevens  •  Anne-Marie Martin

This slasher movie follows a relentless killer who is out to avenge the death of a young girl who died after being bullied and teased by four of her classmates. Now high-school students, the guilt-ridden kids have kept their involvement a secret, but when they ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Lynch
CAST:  Leslie Nielsen  •  Jamie Lee Curtis  •  Casey Stevens  •  Anne-Marie Martin

The Fog (1980)

Strange things begin to occurs as a tiny California coastal town prepares to commemorate its centenary. Inanimate objects spring eerily to life; Rev. Malone stumbles upon a dark secret about the town's founding; radio announcer Stevie witnesses a mystical fire; and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Carpenter
CAST:  Adrienne Barbeau  •  Jamie Lee Curtis  •  Janet Leigh  •  John Houseman

Strange things begin to occurs as a tiny California coastal town prepares to commemorate its centenary. Inanimate objects spring eerily to life; Rev. Malone stumbles upon a dark secret about the town's founding; radio announcer Stevie witnesses a mystical fire; and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Carpenter
CAST:  Adrienne Barbeau  •  Jamie Lee Curtis  •  Janet Leigh  •  John Houseman

The Kid & I (2005)

Aaron Roman is a teenager with cerebral palsy who dreams of starring in a big-time action movie. When his father grants Aaron his wish for his eighteenth birthday, he experiences the reality a bit hard to manage.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Penelope Spheeris
CAST:  Tom Arnold  •  Joe Mantegna  •  Eric Gores  •  Linda Hamilton

Aaron Roman is a teenager with cerebral palsy who dreams of starring in a big-time action movie. When his father grants Aaron his wish for his eighteenth birthday, he experiences the reality a bit hard to manage.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Penelope Spheeris
CAST:  Tom Arnold  •  Joe Mantegna  •  Eric Gores  •  Linda Hamilton

The Tailor of Panama (2001)

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A British spy is banished to Panama after having an affair with an ambassador's mistress. Once there he makes connection with a local tailor with a nefarious past and connections to all of the top political and gangster figures in Panama. The tailor also has a wife ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Boorman
CAST:  Pierce Brosnan  •  Geoffrey Rush  •  Jamie Lee Curtis  •  Leonor Varela

A British spy is banished to Panama after having an affair with an ambassador's mistress. Once there he makes connection with a local tailor with a nefarious past and connections to all of the top political and gangster figures in Panama. The tailor also has a wife ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Boorman
CAST:  Pierce Brosnan  •  Geoffrey Rush  •  Jamie Lee Curtis  •  Leonor Varela

True Lies (1994)

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A fearless, globe-trotting, terrorist-battling secret agent has his life turned upside down when he discovers his wife might be having an affair with a used car salesman while terrorists smuggle nuclear war heads into the United States.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Cameron
CAST:  Arnold Schwarzenegger  •  Jamie Lee Curtis  •  Tom Arnold  •  Bill Paxton

A fearless, globe-trotting, terrorist-battling secret agent has his life turned upside down when he discovers his wife might be having an affair with a used car salesman while terrorists smuggle nuclear war heads into the United States.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Cameron
CAST:  Arnold Schwarzenegger  •  Jamie Lee Curtis  •  Tom Arnold  •  Bill Paxton
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