Jamie Lee Curtis
Jamie Lee Curtis, Baroness Haden-Guest (born November 22, 1958)
is an American film actress born in Los Angeles, California. She is the daughter of Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh. She is known as a "scream queen" for arguably her most memorable role, that of Laurie Strode in the Halloween series (#'s I, II and 7 and 8). She has a sister named Kelly Curtis, who is also an actress. Jamie Lee Curtis has compiled a body of work which covers every type of genre, from comedy to drama to horror.
She married the actor Christopher Guest in 1984, and became known as Lady Haden-Guest when her husband inherited the title of Baron Haden-Guest in 1996. Curtis and Guest have two adopted children, Annie and Thomas.
Recent successful film roles for Curtis have included Disney's Freaky Friday (2003), opposite Lindsay Lohan. The movie was filmed at Palisades High School in Pacific Palisades, CA., nearby where Curtis and Guest make their home with their children.
In time for the Holiday Season of 2004, Curtis starred opposite Tim Allen in Christmas with the Kranks.
Today, Jamie Lee Curtis also takes time to support various philanthropic groups. Curtis was Guest of Honor at the 11th annual Gala and Fundraiser in 2003 for Women in Recovery, Inc., a Venice, CA-based non-profit organization offering a live-in, twelve-step program of rehabilitation for women in need. Past Honorees of this organization have included Sir Anthony Hopkins; the 2005 honoree was Angela Lansbury.
There is much speculation, which has sometimes even been alleged in high school and college biology courses, that Curtis was born an intersexual (specifically, that she was born with androgen insensitivity syndrome); but it is unknown whether this is an urban legend or fact. Facts that support the rumor truth are that Curtis is reported to have undergone mysterious surgeries and "complications" shortly after her birth, her unisex name, and that she has adopted children but not given birth. On the other hand, the media had reason to tarnish Leigh and Curtis' reputations at the time of Jamie Lee's birth, since their careers were no longer hugely successful.
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