Jennifer Jason Leigh
California State University, Northridge
Palisades High School
The Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute
Appeared in the Kristen Wiig comedy "Welcome to Me."
Featured in the drama "The Spectacular Now"
Appeared on the soapy drama "Revenge"
Co-starred on Broadway in "The House of Blue Leaves," with Edie Falco and Ben Stiller
Co-wrote with husband Noah Baumbach, the screenplay for "Greenberg"; also acted in the film, which was directed by Baumbach
Joined the cast of Showtime's "Weeds" in a recurring role as Nancy's (Mary-Louise Parker) sister Jill Price-Gray
Directed by her husband, Noah Baumbach in "Margot at the Wedding"; earned an Independent Spirit Award Nomination for Best Supporting Actress
Cast in the thriller "The Jacket" with Adrien Brody and Kris Kristofferson
Starred opposite Christian Bale in "The Machinist"
Played convicted murderer Karla Faye Tucked in CBS TV Movie "Crossed Over"
Appeared in "Road to Perdition" direceted by Sam Mendes
Cast with Meg Ryan in "In the Cut," directed by Jane Campion
Co-starred in "The Quickie"
Co-wrote, co-directed and co-starred in "The Anniversary Party" with her "Cabaret" co-star and friend Alan Cumming
Returned to Broadway succeeding Mary-Louise Parker as the lead in "Proof"
Starred in the romantic drama "Skipped Parts" with Brad Renfro
Featured in "The King Is Alive" (Dogma 4) about a group of passengers who decide to stage "King Lear" when their bus breaks down in the desert; premiered at Cannes Film Festival
Played a computer game designer in David Cronenberg's bizarre sci-fi drama "eXistenZ" opposite Jude Law
Vocal talents featured in episode of Disney's animated TV series "Hercules: The Wonder Boy Years"
Replaced Natasha Richardson as Sally Bowles in "Cabaret" on Broadway; first collaboration with Alan Cumming
Co-starred with Campbell Scott in the Hallmark TV period romance "The Love Letter" (CBS)
Lent voice to a character on the animated sci-fi series "Spawn"
Featured as the favorite daughter of a molesting father (Jason Robards) in "A Thousand Acres," loosely based on Shakespeare's "King Lear"
Was praised for her performance in Anjelica Huston's directorial debut "Bastard Out of Carolina" (Showtime)
Re-teamed with Altman for the jazz era "Kansas City"
Wrote, co-produced, starred and sang in "Georgia," a drama written by her mother and loosely based on her sister's battle's with heroin addiction and self-image problems
Starred as Kathy Bates' disturbed writer daughter in "Dolores Claiborne," the film adaptation of Stephen King's novel
Played title character in the period drama "Mrs Parker and the Vicious Circle"; first film with Campbell Scott
Featured as harried young mother/phone-sex operator in Robert Altman's "Short Cuts"
Had memorable role as Bridget Fonda's psychotic roommate in "Single White Female"
Played a drug-addicted undercover cop in "Rush"
Was blasted by critics for her rare appearance as 'the girlfriend' in Ron Howard's blockbuster "Backdraft"
Turned in searing performance as a gang-raped hooker in the gritty drama "Last Exit to Brooklyn"
NY stage debut, "Sunshine" off-Broadway at Circle Repertory Theatre
Breakthrough performance in poignant teen comedy "Fast Times at Ridgemont High"
TV-movie debut in "Angel City" on CBS
Film debut in the low-budget horror flick "Eyes of a Stranger"
First TV appearance, "The Young Runaways" on "World of Disney" (NBC)
Stage acting debut in "Man of Destiny"
Cast in pivotal role in Stanley Kubrick's "Eyes Wide Shut"; because of scheduling conflicts was unavailable for re-shoots and was replaced by actress Marie Richardson
When Leigh went to join the Screen Actors Guild, there was already a member named Jennifer Leigh; she added the Jason in honor of actor Jason Robards, a close family friend. (People, Oct. 13, 1997).