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Jennifer Jason Leigh (1962 - )

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Jennifer Jason Leigh plays 'Tralala' in 'Last Exit To Brooklyn', NYC 1989 by Allan Tannenbaum


Jennifer Jason Leigh (born February 5, 1962) is an American actress. Born Jennifer Lee Morrow, she is the daughter of actor Vic Morrow and screenwriter Barbara Turner. The name “Jason” is in honor of family friend Jason Robards.

Leigh took acting classes with Lee Strasberg before she began acting professionally as a teenager. In 1977, she had her first credited role in an episode of the TV show Baretta. Several TV movies-including a portrayal of an anorexic in The Best Little Girl in the World, for which Leigh lost weight to 86 lbs-followed. In 1982, Leigh played a central character in director Amy Heckerling's Fast Times at Ridgemont High.

As an adult, Leigh has gravitated towards portraying fragile, damaged or even psychotic characters. One prominent recent role in this vein was that of an angry punk singer in Georgia (1995).

Her performance as a manipulative stage mother in Childstar won her a Genie Award in 2005. As she was not in attendance at the ceremony, director Don McKellar accepted the award on her behalf. --http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jennifer_Jason_Leigh [Jun 2005]

The Hitcher

The Hitcher is a 1986 Hollywood movie, directed by Robert Harmon, and written by Eric Red. The thriller stars Rutger Hauer, C. Thomas Howell, and Jennifer Jason Leigh.

In addition to scenes shot in the studio, filming locations include Amboy, California, USA, Barstow, California, Death Valley National Park in California, Imperial County, California, and Lake Mead in Nevada. --http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Hitcher [Jun 2005]

Rutger Hauer (born January 23, 1944, Breukelen, the Netherlands) is an international movie star. --http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rutger_Hauer [Jun 2005]

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