Although Jennifer Jason Leigh would perhaps remain associated with her breakout role in "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" with Phoebe Cates, she would steadily rise to fame by playing small yet very challenging roles. Daughter of T.V. legend Vic Morrow, Leigh would follow in his footsteps by playing critically-acclaimed roles both in the small screen and silver screen.
Her memorable performances include Tralala in "Last Exit to Brooklyn" and as Susie in "Miami Blues" with Alec Baldwin. Her best performance, as most would claim, was in "Georgia" but she was also recognized for role "Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle," and she snagged numerous nominations for this. Throughout the years, she played bit roles in big hits such as "Road to Perdition" and "The Machinist."
Recently, she was given a citation for Excellence in Filmmaking by the National Board of Review for her and Alan Cumming's work on "The Anniversary Party." Actress, director, and writer, Jennifer Jason Leigh has come a long way from the Fast Times.
Info text last edited 2007-09-21
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