Jamie Lee Curtis

Jamie Lee Curtis

  • Highest Rated: 96% Knives Out (2019)
  • Lowest Rated: 5% Christmas With the Kranks (2004)
  • Birthday: Nov 22, 1958
  • Birthplace: Los Angeles, California
  • The daughter of film stars Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh, Jamie Lee Curtis launched her film career as a "scream queen." After a nondescript supporting role on the TV series Operation Petticoat, Curtis rose to cult stardom playing the straight-laced teenage babysitter imperiled by an unknown slasher in Halloween (1978). Upon appearing in the film's sequel and in such spookers as The Fog (1979) and Prom Night (1980), she seemed in danger of being limited to blood-splattered horror films. But Curtis wasn't about to be typed this early in the game: with a meaty secondary role as a prostitute -- featuring several well-publicized nude scenes -- in the big-budget comedy Trading Places (1983), she made the transition from imperiled teen type to knowing adult with nary a hitch. Curtis didn't exactly have a string of box-office smashes after Trading Places, but she was always worth watching even when the films weren't. And when the good parts did come along, notably her roles in A Fish Called Wanda (1988) and My Girl (1991), she proved she was an actress of range and stature and not just another "movie star's kid." Taking a potentially humiliating role as the unknowing wife of a secret agent in the megabucks Arnold Schwarzenegger adventure True Lies (1994), Curtis delivered a sparkling performance, emerging as the only truly likable character in a loud and misogynistic melodrama. In 1997, she was reunited with the cast of A Fish Called Wanda (Kevin Kline, John Cleese, and Michael Palin) for Fierce Creatures, another comedy farce in the same vein as Wanda. Unfortunately, the film was largely disappointing; but, the following year, Curtis rebounded with a return to familiar territory in Halloween: H2O. The slasher flick, although less than a critical favorite, proved to be popular with audiences. In 1999, Curtis again ventured into the big-budget realm with the action thriller Virus, and had a supporting role in Daddy and Them, Billy Bob Thornton's sophomore writing/directorial effort. She could then be seen in Drowning Mona, a black comedy in which she played a waitress caught up in an affair with the husband of her town's most infamous dead woman.The 2000s have brought Curtis several interesting opportunities, including a live performance at Paul McCartney's benefit for the controversial animal rights organization PETA in 2000, and a no-holds-barred photo shoot with More magazine in 2002 -- the then 44-year-old actress wanted to emphasize that even high-profile celebrities look "normal" without the help of a team of makeup artists and digital alterations. In 2001, Curtis starred alongside Oscar-winner Geoffrey Rush and James Bond front man Pierce Brosnan in the espionage thriller The Tailor of Panama, and returned for a cameo appearance in Halloween: Resurrection, which supposedly marked her final role in the Halloween franchise. Curtis would return to more family-oriented pictures in 2003's spirited Freaky Friday with Lindsay Lohan, which featured the forty-something actress playing a punky teen whose spirit had magically been transferred to her mother's body; the success of that film led to the curdled comedy of the critically drubbed Christmas With the Kranks. She acted in Beverly Hills Chihuahua and You Again, but became better known in later years as a spokeswoman for Activia yogurt.Married to actor Christopher Guest since 1984, Curtis became a Baroness, Lady Haden-Guest, when her husband inherited the Barony in 1996.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet Halloween Kills Actor 2020
No Score Yet Knives Out - Mord ist Familiensache Linda Drysdale 2020
96% Knives Out Linda Robinson 2019
13% An Acceptable Loss Rachel Burke 2019
79% Halloween Executive Producer Laurie Strode 2018
88% 78/52: Hitchcock's Shower Scene Actor 2017
55% Spare Parts Principal 2015
79% Veronica Mars Gayle Buckley $2.7M 2014
No Score Yet Halloween 35th Anniversary Actor 2013
86% From Up On Poppy Hill Ryoko $0.7M 2013
No Score Yet Beauty CULTure Actor 2013
No Score Yet The Little Engine That Could Actor 2011
18% You Again Gail $25.7M 2010
No Score Yet Dirt! The Movie Narrator 2009
41% Beverly Hills Chihuahua Aunt Viv $94.5M 2008
95% Not Quite Hollywood: The Wild, Untold Story of Ozploitation! Actor 2008
No Score Yet Going to Pieces: The Rise and Fall of the Slasher Film Actor 2006
33% The Kid & I Herself 2005
No Score Yet John Carpenter: Fear Is Just the Beginning... The Man and His Movies Actor 2004
5% Christmas With the Kranks Nora Krank $73.8M 2004
88% Freaky Friday Tess Coleman $110.2M 2003
11% Halloween: Resurrection Laurie Strode $30.3M 2002
No Score Yet Marlene Dietrich: Her Own Song Narrator 2001
No Score Yet Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and the Island of Misfit Toys Queen Camilla 2001
86% Daddy and Them Elaine Bowen 2001
77% The Tailor of Panama Louisa Pendel $13.2M 2001
67% The American Nightmare Actor 2001
29% Drowning Mona Rona 2000
No Score Yet Paul McCartney & Friends: The PETA Concert for Party Animals Actor 2000
10% Virus Kit Foster 1999
52% Halloween H20 Laurie Strode/Carrie Tate 1998
No Score Yet Nicholas' Gift Maggie Green 1998
35% Spice World Screenwriter 1998
44% Homegrown Sierra Kahan 1998
53% Fierce Creatures Willa Weston 1997
10% House Arrest Janet Beindorf 1996
27% My Girl 2 Shelly Sultenfuss 1996
No Score Yet Heidi Chronicles Heidi Holland 1995
70% True Lies Helen Tasker 1994
43% Mother's Boys Jude 1993
57% Forever Young Claire Cooper 1992
53% My Girl Shelly DeVoto 1991
38% Queens Logic Grace 1991
71% Blue Steel Megan Turner 1990
94% A Fish Called Wanda Wanda Gerschwitz 1988
80% Dominick and Eugene Jennifer Reston 1988
No Score Yet Un homme amoureux (A Man in Love) Susan Elliott 1987
29% Amazing Grace and Chuck Lynn Taylor 1987
No Score Yet As Summers Die Whitsey Loftin 1986
No Score Yet Film House Fever Actor 1986
19% Perfect Jessie 1985
69% The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Dr. Sandra Banzai 1984
No Score Yet Grandview U.S.A. Michelle "Mike" Cody 1984
57% Terror in the Aisles Actor 1984
No Score Yet Love Letters Anna 1984
87% Trading Places Ophelia 1983
No Score Yet Coming Soon Actor 1983
28% Halloween II Laurie Strode 1981
85% Escape from New York Narration and Computer Voice 1981
No Score Yet Road Games Hitch / Pamela 1981
No Score Yet She's in the Army Now Rita Jennings 1981
48% Prom Night Kim 1980
76% The Fog Elizabeth Solley 1980
33% Terror Train Alana 1980
96% Halloween Laurie Strode 1978

TV

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Credit

Year

No Score Yet Eli Roth's History of Horror
2018
Appearing
  • 2018
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest
  • 2018
No Score Yet The Graham Norton Show
2007
Guest
  • 2018
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015
Guest
  • 2018
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet The View
1997
Guest
  • 2018
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
Guest
  • 2018
  • 2015
  • 2012
  • 2010
No Score Yet Harry
2016-2018
Guest
  • 2016
No Score Yet Variety Studio: Actors on Actors
2015
Guest
  • 2016
75% Scream Queens
2015-2016
Director Dean Cathy Munsch Dean Munsch
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2010
No Score Yet The Chew
2011-2018
Guest
  • 2015
94% New Girl
2011-2018
Joan Jane
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills
2010
Appearing
  • 2014
No Score Yet NCIS
2003
Dr. Samantha Ryan Samantha Ryan
  • 2012
No Score Yet One Born Every Minute
2011-2012
Narrator
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest
  • 2012
  • 2010
  • 2007
  • 2004
  • 2003
  • 2002
  • 2000
No Score Yet Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution
2010-2011
Appearing
  • 2011
  • 2010
No Score Yet Independent Lens
1999
Narrator
  • 2010
No Score Yet The Bonnie Hunt Show
2008-2010
Guest
  • 2008
No Score Yet Dr. Phil
2002
Appearing
  • 2004
No Score Yet The Drew Carey Show
1995-2004
  • 1996
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
Host Guest
  • 1984
  • 1980
33% Buck Rogers in the 25th Century
1979-1981
  • 1979
No Score Yet Charlie's Angels
1976-1981
  • 1978
No Score Yet Quincy, M.E.
1976-1983
Girl
  • 1977

QUOTES FROM Jamie Lee Curtis CHARACTERS

Laurie
What's the boogeyman?
Laurie Strode
Was that the boogeyman?
Doctor Loomis
As a matter of fact, it was.
Dr. Loomis
As a matter of fact, it was.
Alana
[Referring to the killer] Jesus, I don't know who it is anymore!
Alana
Jesus, I don't know who it is anymore!
Alana
"Kenny, you're better than him."
Alana
Kenny, you're better than him.
Kim
"It's better than kissing an ashtray."
Kim
It's better than kissing an ashtray.
Kim
"Go sit on it, ape."
Kim
Go sit on it, ape.
Laurie
Lynda, if this is a joke, I'll kill you!
Ophelia
I'm a whore with a heart of gold.
Ramona
You stole Richie Philipps from me!
Gail
Richie Philipps from High School?
Ramona
I was in love with him!
Gail
You were in love with him?!
Gail
You were in love with him?
Mark
Scientific Fact: When you wear a blindfold, you rely on your stomach. I already lost six pounds.
Ben
And where did you go to Medical School?
Ben
And where did you go to medical school?
Gail
Ben!
Will Brennan
What do we do? What dowe do?
Laurie Strode/ Keri Tate
Try to live!
Tess Coleman
I am beyond cutting you slack, Anna, but you are not going to the audition!
Anna Coleman
Yes, I am!
Tess Coleman
No, you're not!
Anna Coleman
Why not?!
Tess Coleman
Because I said so!
Pei-Pei's Mom
Cookie?
Wanda Gerschwitz
Let me correct you on a couple of things, OK? Aristotle was not Belgian. The central message of Buddhism is not every man for himself.
Wanda Gerschwitz
Let me correct you on a couple of things, okay? Aristotle was not Belgian. The central message of Buddhism is not every man for himself.
Otto West
You read...
Wanda Gerschwitz
The London Underground is not a political movement. Those are mistakes. I Iooked 'em up.
Laurie Strode
Don't let them put me to sleep! Don't let 'em put me to sleep. No... Please don't let them put me to sleep.
Laurie
"I already lost it."
Laurie
I already lost it.
Judith Myers
"Michael's around somewhere."
Judith Myers
Michael's around somewhere.
Doctor Loomis
"He had the blackest eyes. The devil's eyes."
Doctor Loomis
He had the blackest eyes. The devil's eyes.
Laurie
"Tommy it's me! Tommy open up! Tommy please!"
Laurie
Tommy it's me! Tommy open up! Tommy please!
Marion
"Your compassion is overwhelming, Doctor."
Marion
Your compassion is overwhelming, Doctor.
Gail
We need lard stat!
Ben
Who are you talking to?
Helen Tasker
Did you ever kill someone?
Harry Tasker
Yes, but they were all bad!
Laurie
it "was the boogeyman
Laurie
It was the boogeyman.
Doctor Loomis
as a matter of fact. it was
Otto West
Don't call me stupid.
Wanda Gerschwitz
Right because calling you stupid would be an insult to stupid people!
Norma Watson
Oh. Miss Tate. I didn't mean to make you jump. It's Halloween. I guess everyone's entitled to one good scare.
Laurie Strode
I've had my share.
Vada Sultenfuss
Life isn't just death. Don't ignore the living.
Shelly DeVoto
Life isn't just death. Don't ignore the living.
Wanda Gerschwitz
You think you're an intellectual don't you ape?
Otto West
Apes don't read philosophy!
Wanda Gerschwitz
Yes they do, they just don't understand it!
Wanda Gerschwitz
Aristotle was NOT Belgian!
Ken
Otto t-t-tried to k-k-kiss me.
Wanda Gerschwitz
I thought he might.
Laurie Strode
Help Me!
Laurie Strode
Help me!
Anna Coleman
[in her mom's body, pointing at Pei-Pei] I think she knows exactly what we're talking about!
Tess Coleman
[in Anna's body] Let's hit her!
Tess Coleman
[in Anna's body] I look like Stevie Nicks!
Anna Coleman
[in Tess's body] Who's he?
Laurie
Tommy!(banging on the Doyle's front door) Tommy it's me! Tommy! Tommy!
Laurie
Tommy! [banging on the Doyle's front door] Tommy it's me! Tommy! Tommy!
Annie
Still spooked?
Laurie
I wasn't spooked.
Annie
LIES!
Laurie
I wasn't! I saw someone standing in Mr. Riddle's back yard.
Annie
Probably Mr. Riddle!
Laurie
He was watching me.
Annie
Mr. Riddle was watching you? Laurie, Mr. Riddle is eighty-seven!
Laurie
He can still watch.
Annie
That's probably all he can do!
Laurie
Was that the booegy man?
Laurie
[after Michael falls off the balcony] It was the boogeyman.
Doctor Loomis
As a matter of fact, that was.
Tess Coleman
I look like the cript keeper!
Tess Coleman
I look like the crypt-keeper!
Tess Coleman
I look like the crypt keeper!
Laurie Strode
(it's just her and Michael left at the school) - MICHAEEEEL!
Laurie Strode
(it's just her and Michael left at the school) - Michael!
Will Brennan
(screaming about Michael Myers) - Who was that?!!!
Will Brennan
(screaming about Michael Myers) - Who was that?!
Laurie Strode
My brother.
Laurie Strode
My name's not Keri Tate.
Will Brennan
Oooh, what is it?
Laurie Strode
Laurie Strode.
Will Brennan
(laughs) - Strode?
Laurie Strode
Okay, John. I know that you get your smart mouth from my side of the family, so I'll cut you a break.
Norma Watson
Oh. Miss Tate. I didn't mean to make you jump. It's Halloween. I guess everyone's entitled to one good scare.
Laurie Strode
I've had my share.
Laurie Strode
My brother killed my sister.
Will Brennan
How did he do that?
Laurie Strode
With a really big...sharp...kitchen knife.
Laurie Strode
With a really big, sharp, kitchen knife.
Will Brennan
And the girl that-- What happened to the sister? She died, right?
Will Brennan
And the girl that... What happened to the sister? She died, right?
Laurie Strode
No, she faked her death. And now she's the headmistress...of a very posh, secluded private school in northern California...
Laurie Strode
No, she faked her death. And now she's the headmistress of a very posh, secluded private school in northern California...
Will Brennan
What?
Laurie Strode
Hoping and praying every year...that her brother won't find her.
Laurie Strode
Hoping and praying every year that her brother won't find her.
Will Brennan
You're telling' me the truth?
Laurie Strode
Now do you want a drink?
Will Brennan
(thinks for a few seconds; in shock) - ...yeah!
Will Brennan
(thinks for a few seconds; in shock) - Yeah!
Will Brennan
What should I do?
Laurie Strode
Try to live.
Laurie Strode
How about you? Are you tired of my bullsh*t?
Will Brennan
I'm a counselor; I'm attracted to it.
Laurie Strode
So counsel me.
Will Brennan
Oh, no. I know better. I love you just the way you are.
Laurie Strode
(to Michael Myers; before falling to her death) - I'll see you in hell.
Laurie Strode
(to Michael Myers; before falling to her death) I'll see you in hell.
Laurie Strode
Are you afraid of me, Michael?
Laurie Strode
(to Michael Myers) - I knew you'd come for me sooner or later. What took you so long?
Laurie Strode
(to Michael Myers) I knew you'd come for me sooner or later. What took you so long?
Laurie Strode
You failed, Michael. Want to know why? ...Because I'm not afraid of you...But what about you? Are you afraid of me? Are you afraid to die, Michael?
Laurie Strode
You failed, Michael. Want to know why? Because I'm not afraid of you. But what about you? Are you afraid of me? Are you afraid to die, Michael?
Sam Loomis
I'm sorry I left you. Are you all right?
Laurie Strode
Why won't he die?
Jimmy
They should have handled him more carefully.
Laurie Strode
Who?
Jimmy
Michael Myers.
Laurie Strode
Michael Myers?
Jimmy
Yeah, he was the one that was after you.
Laurie Strode
From the Myers house...That little kid that killed his sister?
Laurie Strode
From the Myers house. That little kid that killed his sister?
Jimmy
Yeah.
Laurie Strode
But he's in the hospital somewhere.
Jimmy
He escaped last night.
Laurie Strode
Don't let them put me to sleep.
Laurie
(to Tommy Doyle and Lindsey) - Now just listen to me. I want you to go down the stairs...and out the front door. And I want you to go down the street to the Mackenzies' house...I want you to tell them to call the police. And tell them to send them over here...Now, do you understand me?
Laurie
(to Tommy Doyle and Lindsey) Now just listen to me. I want you to go down the stairs, and out the front door. And I want you to go down the street to the Mackenzies' house. I want you to tell them to call the police. And tell them to send them over here. Now, do you understand me?
Tommy
There is the boogeyman! He is outside! Look, there is the boogeyman outside!
Laurie
What's wrong?
Tommy
I saw the boogeyman! I know that -
Tommy
I saw the boogeyman! I know that.
Laurie
Oh Tommy, stop it! ...You're scaring Lindsey.
Laurie
Oh Tommy, stop it! You're scaring Lindsey.
Tommy
Richie said he was coming after me tonight.
Laurie
Do you believe everything that Richie tells you?
Tommy
No.
Laurie
Tommy, Halloween night...it's when people play tricks on each other...It's all make believe. I think Richie was just trying to scare you.
Laurie
Tommy, Halloween night, it's when people play tricks on each other. It's all make believe. I think Richie was just trying to scare you.
Tommy
I saw the boogeyman. I saw him outside.
Laurie
There was nobody outside.
Tommy
There was.
Laurie
What did he look like?
Tommy
The boogeyman!
Laurie
It "was" the boogeyman.
Laurie
It 'was' the boogeyman.
Doctor Loomis
As a matter of fact...it was.
Doctor Loomis
As a matter of fact, it was.
Laurie
Guys thinks I'm too smart.
Annie
I don't, I think you're wacko. Now you're seeing men behind bushes!
Laurie
Oh, kiddo...I thought you are grew superstition.
Laurie
Oh, kiddo, I thought you are grew superstition.
Annie
(Michael Myers' car cruises by) - Hey, jerk! SPEED KILLS! [The car screeches to a halt] ...God, can't he take a joke?
Annie
(Michael Myers' car cruises by) Hey, jerk! speed kills! [The car screeches to a halt] God, can't he take a joke?
Laurie
You know Annie some day you're going to get us all in deep trouble.
Lynda
Totally.
Annie
I HATE a guy with a car and no sense of humor.
Annie
I hate a guy with a car and no sense of humor.
Lynda
The only reason she baby sits is to have a place for...
Laurie
(realizing she had forgot something) - Sh*t.
Laurie
(realizing she had forgot something) Sh*t.
Annie
I have a place for that!
Laurie
I forgot my chemistry book.
Lynda
So who cares? I always forget my chemistry book and my math book, and my English book, and my, let's see, my French book, and - well who needs books anyway, I don't need books, I always forget all my books, I mean, it doesn't really matter if you have your books or not...hey isn't that Devon Graham?
Lynda
So who cares? I always forget my chemistry book and my math book, and my English book, and my, let's see, my French book, and well who needs books anyway, I don't need books, I always forget all my books, I mean, it doesn't really matter if you have your books or not. Hey isn't that Devon Graham?
Lindsay
I'm scared!
Laurie
There's nothing to be scared of.
Tommy
Are you sure? ...How?
Tommy
Are you sure? How?
Laurie
I killed him...
Laurie
I killed him.
Tommy
But you can't kill the boogeyman!
Laurie
I have to drop off the key.
Tommy
Why?
Laurie
Because he's gonna sell a house.
Laurie
Because that's his job.
Tommy
Where?
Laurie
The Myers house.
Tommy
The Myers house! You're not supposed to go up there?
Laurie
Yes, I am.
Tommy
That's a spook house.
Kim
You seem a little anxious, Wendy. By the way, who are going with tonight?
Wendy
It's not who you go with, honey. It's who takes you home.
Alex
(Kim sprays him with perfume) - Don't do that, I smell like the inside of the ladies' room.
Alex
(Kim sprays him with perfume) Don't do that, I smell like the inside of the ladies' room.
Kim
And how would you know what the ladies room smells like?
Kim
(to Nick; about outdoing Wendy in a dancing showoff) - Let's show her what we can do!
Kim
(to Nick; about outdoing Wendy in a dancing showoff) Let's show her what we can do!
Ryan
You know what, I'm not really a prying kind of guy, but just for the heck of it, I was wondering what you were doing on the eve of our wedding straddling some guy on the back of a big black Harley?
Tess Coleman
Hello, it was a Ducati!
Anna Coleman
We'd like to speak to you about something that we think happened to us at your restaurant.
Tess Coleman
Yeah, something that SUCKS.
Tess Coleman
Yeah, something that sucks.
Tess Coleman
I can't marry Ryan. Eww.
Doc Manley
Now I promised these dorks I was gonna come up with something truly special.
Alana
Yeah, really special. Put a kid in the hospital...Oh, I'm sorry. Did I ruin your punch line?
Alana
Yeah, really special. Put a kid in the hospital. Oh, I'm sorry. Did I ruin your punch line?
Alana
(talking about Kenny Hampson) - It wasn't just a prank. Doc, he was sick. I went to the hospital just afterwards. They wouldn't let me see him. They said he'd killed somebody before. And they said it might have been an accident, but he killed somebody.
Alana
(talking about Kenny Hampson) It wasn't just a prank. Doc, he was sick. I went to the hospital just afterwards. They wouldn't let me see him. They said he'd killed somebody before. And they said it might have been an accident, but he killed somebody.
Alana
I didn't know you liked magic. You are so much better than him. (Referring to the magician)
Kenny Hampson
I am. He didn't know how to cut a woman into pieces.
Alana
Kiss me, Kenny. Kiss me...Kiss me.
Alana
Kiss me, Kenny. Kiss me. Kiss me.