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Jennifer Jason Leigh
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Biography from Leonard Maltin's Movie Encyclopedia:

From her early interpretation of the inexperienced high-schooler whose naiveté leads to an abortion in Amy Heckerling's Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982), this affecting, vulnerable, blond leading lady has de- veloped into a fine actress whose performances are often the outstanding feature of her films. The daughter of actor Vic Morrow, Leigh received raves for her portrayal of a young undercover narcotics cop who gets in too deep in Rush (1991), having previously startled audiences with her honest, uninhibited turns as the fatalistic young hooker in Last Exit to Brooklyn (1989) and a devoted girlfriend in Miami Blues (1990). Christopher Guest's Hollywood satire The Big Picture (1989) showcased her little-used comedic talents, in the role of a free-spirited performance artist. Judging from the remainder of her oeuvre, it's safe to say she often rises above mediocre material. Single White Female (1992) gave her a particularly juicy role as a psychopathic killer drawn to roommate Bridget Fonda. (Ironically, her worst performance to date was in 1991's Backdraft in which she attempted to play-just once-a "normal" character.) In Robert Altman's Short Cuts (1993) she played a woman who turns men on as a telephone-sex operator while feeding and diapering her baby. In the Coen brothers' The Hudsucker Proxy (1994) she affected a vintage Katharine Hepburn accent and attitude, with delightful comic results. Alan Rudolph then cast her as celebrated writer and wit Dorothy Parker in Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle (1994). She followed with Dolores Claiborne (1995).

Jennifer Jason Leigh stared in:

Title Year Saw with/at: Scene On Rating
Fast Times at Ridgemont High 1982 At UNH 0000-00-00 ***
Miami Blues 1990 With Jessica 0000-00-00 ***
Backdraft 1991 With Trish at Showcase Orange 0000-00-00 *** 1/2
Short Cuts 1993 With Bob Sandine at Cine 1-4 0000-00-00 *
The Hudsucker Proxy 1994 0000-00-00 ** 1/2
Road to Perdition 2002 at Showcase Berlin 2002-08-16 *** 1/2
The Spectacular Now 2013 Suzy 2020-05-19 *** 1/2