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Jennifer Jason Leigh Net worth

January 22, 2019
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How much is Jennifer Jason Leigh worth? $5 Million

How did Jennifer Jason Leigh earn her money and wealth?

Jennifer Jason Leigh was born with the name Jennifer Leigh Morrow. Following the death of her family friend, Jason Robards, she kept “Jason” as the middle name. She was born in Hollywood at Los Angeles in California, the United States to mother, Barbara Turner, who was a screenwriter and father, Vic Morrow, who was an actor. The couple later got separated when Jennifer Jason Leigh was two years old. She celebrates her birthday on February 5th, 1962 with her two sisters, the older; Carrie Ann Morrow became the technical advisor for the 1995 film ‘Georgia’. Born to Jewish parents, Jennifer Jason Leigh derives her ancestry from Russia and Austria as well.

Jennifer Jason Leigh, started her career with a nonspeaking role in a film named ‘Death of a Stranger (The Execution)’ in 1973 when she was nine years old. Jason Leigh has been hard working from her early days which was seen after she lost 39 kg for a TV movie ‘The Best Little Girl in the World’ in 1981. Her role in the TV movie was of an anorexic teenager, Casey Powell. A breakthrough in her film career came after her performance in ‘Fast Times’ at Ridgemont High in 1982. She was critically praised for performance in her past during her teen years. In the year 1993, she was captured in a film, ‘Shortcuts’.

Jason Leigh is a great American actress. Her tremendous work has been noticed from her nomination in Golden Globe for the role of Dorothy Parker in ‘Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle’ in 1994.

She has also appeared in a film named Georgia in 1995, which was written by her mother, Barbara Turner. Leigh has prominently contributed in the films such as ‘The Anniversary Party’ in 2001, ‘Road to Perdition’ in 2002, ‘Margot at the Wedding’ in 2007, and ‘Amityville: The Awakening’ in 2017, and TV shows like ‘Twitch City’ in 2002, ‘Weeds’ in 2009–2012, ‘Revenge’ in 2012, and ‘Twin Peaks’ in 2017. ‘The Hateful Eight’ in 2015 bagged her nomination in the Golden Globe, Critics’ Choice, BAFTA and the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role of Daisy Domergue.

A turning point came in Leigh’s life, when her father, Vic Morrow was accidentally killed during the shoot of ‘Twilight Zone: The Movie’ in 1982. After filing a wrongful death lawsuit against the movie makers, the case was settled after a year in the court. Jennifer was married to writer-director Noah Baumbach on September 2nd, 2005, before getting separated on November 15, 2010. The duo also had a son, Rohmer Emmanuel, born on March 17, 2010.

What are the highest grossing films of Jennifer Jason Leigh?

  1. Road to Perdition (2002): $183,354,514
  2. Backdraft (1991): $152,368,585
  3. The Hateful Eight (2015): $145,443,360
  4. Single White female (1992): $48,017,402
  5. Easy Money (1983): $29,309,766
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