Jessica Lange Biography

Birthday: 1949-04-20
Place of Birth: Cloquet, Minnesota USA
Height: 5' 8" (1.73 m)
Wiki Biography: On April 20, 1949, Jessica Lange was born in Cloquet, Minnesota, USA, where her father worked as a traveling salesman. She obtained a scholarship to study art at the University of Minnesota, but instead went to Paris to study drama. She moved to New York, working as a model for many years, until producer Dino De Laurentiis cast her as the female lead in King Kong (1976). The film attracted much unfavorable comment and, as a result, Lange was off the screen for three years. She was given a small but showy part in Bob Fosse's All That Jazz (1979), before giving a memorable performance in Bob Rafelson's The Postman Always Rings Twice (1981), as an adulterous waitress. The following year, she won rave reviews for her exceptional portrayal of actress Frances Farmer in Frances (1982) and a Best Supporting Actress Academy Award for her work in Sydney Pollack's Tootsie (1982) (as a beautiful soap-opera actress). She was also outstanding as country singer Patsy Cline in Karel Reisz's Sweet Dreams (1985) and as a lawyer who defends her father and discovers his past in Music Box (1989). Other important films include Martin Scorsese's Cape Fear (1991) (as a frightened housewife) and Tony Richardson's Blue Sky (1994), for which she won a Best Actress Academy Award as the mentally unbalanced wife of a military officer. She made her Broadway debut in 1992, playing "Blanche" in Tennessee Williams "A Streetcar Named Desire". In addition to acting, Lange is a photographer with two published works,and is a humanitarian, holding a position as a Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF, specializing in the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the Congo and Russia.

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Filmography

TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
Titus Tamora 1999 Drama
Harirah Sister Jude Martin 2009 Comedy
American Horror Story Constance Langdon 2011 Drama
Smugglers Sandra Bloom - Senior 2011
How to Beat Louise 2012
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
All That Jazz Angelique 1979 Drama, Fantasy, Music
How to Beat the High Co$t of Living 1981 Comedy, Crime
Frances Frances Farmer 1982 0
Tootsie Julie Nichols 1982 0
Sweet Dreams Patsy Cline 1985 Drama, Music
Crimes of the Heart 1986 0, 0
Everybody's All-American Babs Rogers Grey 1988 Biography
Far North Kate 1988 Drama
Music Box Ann Talbot 1989
Cape Fear Leigh Bowden 1991 Drama, Thriller
O Pioneers! Alexandra Bergson 1992
Night and the City Helen Nasseros 1993 Crime, Drama
Blue Sky Carly Marshall 1994 0
Losing Isaiah 1995 Drama
Rob Roy Mary MacGregor 1995 Action, Drama
A Thousand Acres Ginny Cook Smith 1997 Drama
Cousin Bette Cousin Bette 1998 Comedy, Drama, Romance
Titus Tamora 2000 Drama, Fantasy, History
Prozac Nation Mrs. Wurtzel 2001
Masked and Anonymous Nina Veronica 2003
Big Fish Sandra Bloom - Senior 2003 0, 0
Neverwas Katherine Pierson 2005 Game Show, 0
Normal 2005 Drama
Don't Come Knocking Doreen 2005
Bonneville Arvilla Holden 2006
Grey Gardens Big Edie 2009 0
The Vow Rita Thornton 2012 0
Therese Madame Raquin 2013 Crime, Drama, Thriller
Hush Martha Baring 2014