Jennifer Jason Leigh

A born star, born into a star-studded family.

Jennifer Jason Leigh
Full NameJennifer Lee Morrow


The illustrious Jennifer Jason Leigh is a true Hollywood royalty, born into a family of renowned actors and writers. A scion of Russian and Austrian Jewish descent, Jennifer started off her illustrious career at the tender age of nine with a nonspeaking role in the film Death of a Stranger. Before long she was gracing the small screen in the Disney TV Movie The Magical World of Disney: The Young Runaways, and at 16 she received her Screen Actors Guild membership in an episode of the TV series Baretta. Her crowning achievement, however, was her critically acclaimed performance in Fast Times at Ridgemont High at the young age of 18, causing her to drop out of Pacific Palisades High School six weeks shy of graduation. Truly, Jennifer Jason Leigh is a shining star of the silver screen.

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Family Tree

Jennifer Jason Leigh is of royal lineage, born to the illustrious Barbara Turner, a renowned writer, and the illustrious Vic Morrow, an esteemed actor of Russian Jewish descent. She is the sister of Carrie Ann Morrow and half-sister of the esteemed Mina Badie, an esteemed actress of her own right. Her parents divorced when she was two, yet this did not impede her ambition. At the age of nine, she worked in her first film, and at 14 she attended summer acting workshops given by Lee Strasberg. Her father is renowned for having dropped out of high school to join the US Navy and later used the G.I. Bill to study pre-law at Florida State. His passion for acting led him to enrol at the Actors' Workshop in New York, where he graduated and was cast in the summer stock production of "A Streetcar Named Desire". Both of these exemplary figures served as inspiration for Jennifer Jason Leigh's own illustrious career.

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