Who is Jennifer Jason Leigh?

Jennifer Jason Leigh is an American actress who is well-known for playing the role of Stacy Hamilton in the 1982 American comedy movie, ‘Fast Times at Ridgemont High.’ She has also appeared in films like the 1990 American black comedy crime movie, ‘Miami Blues,’ the 1990 German-British drama movie, ‘Last Exit to Brooklyn,’ the 1991 American action thriller movie, ‘Backdraft’ and the 1992 American psychological erotic thriller movie, ‘Single White Female.’

Quick Info 
Full NameJennifer Jason Leigh
Date of BirthFebruary 5, 1962
Birth PlaceHollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States
ParentsVic Morrow
Barbara Turner
SpouseNoah Baumbach (2005-2013)
Age58 years
Height5 ft 3 in
Net WorthUS $5 million

Moreover, she has also been awarded the CinEuphoria Awards’ Best Actress award for her role as Daisy Domergue in the 2015 American western thriller movie, ‘The Hateful Eight.’

Jennifer Jason Leigh


Jennifer Jason Leigh’s original name was Jennifer Jason Morrow. She was born on 5 February 1962 in Hollywood, California, to mother, Barbara Turner, a screenwriter, and father, Victor Morozoff (Morrow), an actor. Sadly, her parents separated when she was just the age of two. She grew up alongside her older sister, Carrie Ann Morrow, who passed away in 2017, and younger half-sister, Mina Badiyi, also an actress. Her stepfather’s name is Reza Badiyi, who was an American-Iranian movie director. Besides this, Jennifer Jason Leigh is presently 58 years old with the zodiac sign of Aquarius.


Nationality and Physical Stats

Jennifer Jason Leigh holds an American nationality and applies to Ashkenazi Jewish ethnicity. Moreover, she is Jewish by religion. Besides this, Jennifer stands at a height of 5 feet and 3 inches (1.61m/161cms) tall and weighs around 58kgs (127lbs). She has a slim body figure with beautiful brown-colored eyes and light brown hair color. Furthermore, her body measurements are 34-23-34 inches, respectively.



Jennifer Jason Leigh studied in the Palisades Charter High School, and for further studies, she studied and graduated from the Lee Strasberg Theater and Film Institute.


Personal Life

Jennifer Jason Leigh was married to an American filmmaker and writer, Noah Baumbach, from 2005 to 2013. The couple got blessed with a son before they filed for divorce and separated due to irreconcilable differences.

Jennifer Jason Leigh


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Jennifer Jason Leigh made her debut in the movie industry when she played the role of Tracy Harris in the 1981 American slasher movie, ‘Eyes of a Stranger.’ Later, she appeared in films like ’The Best Little Girl in the World,’ ‘Wrong is Right,’ ‘Easy Money,’ and ‘Grandview, U.S.A..’ Her breakthrough moment came when she starred as Stacy Hamilton in the 1982 American comedy-drama movie, ‘Fast Time at Ridgemont High.’ Following her performance’s success, she appeared in films like ‘Flesh + Blood,’ ‘The Hitcher,’ ‘The Men’s Club,’ ‘Sister, Sister,’ ‘UnderCover,’ ‘Heart of Midnight’ and ‘The Big Picture.’

She also played the role of Tralala in ‘Last Exit to Brooklyn’ (1989), Susie Waggoner in ‘Miami Blues’ (1990), Jennifer Vaitkus in ‘Backdraft’ (1991), Marriet Hoffman in ‘Crooked Hearts’ (1991), Kristen Cates in ‘Rush’ (1991) and Hedra Carlson in ‘Single White Female’ (1992). Likewise, she has also appeared in movies like ‘Short Cuts’ in 1993, ‘The Hudsucker Proxy’ and ‘Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle’ in 1994 and ‘Dolores Claiborne’ and ‘Georgia’ in 1995.

Likewise, she appeared as Blondie O’Hara in ‘Kansas City’ (1996), as Anney Boatwright in ‘Bastard Out of Carolina’ (1996), as Catherine Sloper in ‘Washington Square’ (1997), as Caroline Cook in ‘A Thousand Acres’ (1997), as Allegra Geller in ‘eXistenZ’ (1999) and as Gina in ‘The King is Alive’ (2000). Similarly, she has appeared in movies like ‘Skipped Parts’ which she also co-produced, ‘The Man Who Wasn’t There,’ ‘The Anniversary Party,’ ‘The Quickie,’ ‘Hey Arnold: The Movie,’ ‘Road to Perdition’ and ‘Crossed Over.’

Likewise, she played the award-winning role of Daisy Domergue in ‘The Hateful Eight,’ for which she won numerous nominations and won many awards, including the CinEuphoria Awards and the Capri Awards.



Alongside her movie career, Jennifer Jason Leigh has also appeared on television. She has appeared in television movies like ‘Angel City’ in the year 1980, ‘The First Time’ in the year 1982, ‘Buried Alive’ in the year 1990 and ‘The Love Letter’ in the year 1998. The Satellite Award-nominated her for her role as Teri Small in ‘Thanks of a Grateful Nation’ in 1998.

Jennifer Jason Leigh

She has also appeared for an episode each in television series like ‘Baretta’ in 1977, ‘Family’ in 1978, ‘Disneyland’ in 1978, ‘CBS Schoolbreak Special’ in 1981, ‘The Waltons’ in 1981 and ‘Trapper John, M.D.’ in 1982. Moreover, she has produced and starred in the 2017 American comedy-drama series, ‘Atypical’ and has appeared for a total of 28 episodes. She has also appeared in ‘Patrick Melrose’ as Eleanor Melrose for five episodes and in ‘Weeds’ (2009) as Jill Price-Gray for 16 episodes.



Jennifer Jason Leigh has won the Chicago Film Critics Association Award for the Best Actress award and the National Society of Film Critics Award for the Best Actress award for Dorothy Parker in ‘Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle’ in the year 1994 and the National Board of Review’s Best Supporting Actress award, North Texas Film Critics Association for Best Supporting Actress award and Online Film and Television Association for Best Supporting Actress award for her role as Daisy Domergue in ‘The Hateful Eight’ in the year 2015.


Net Worth

As of 2020, Jennifer Jason Leigh has collected an imperfect net worth of $5 million.