Jamie Lee Curtis is an actress, producer, and author. She began her career in 1977, and she became famous for appearing in horror films in the 1980s. However, Curtis’ work spans many genres, including comedies and dramas. Her talents meant that she become very successful in the film industry, winning multiple awards. It also led to her becoming rich, and here is how Jamie Lee Curtis achieved a net worth of $60 million.
Jamie Lee Curtis’ Early Life
Curtis was born in Santa Monica, California, on November 22, 1958. It is hardly surprising that she has a successful career in the entertainment industry, as she comes from a talented family. Her parents are the famous actors Janet Leigh and Tony Curtis. She has an older sister, Kelly Curtis, who is also an actress. From her father’s remarriages, Jamie Lee Curtis has two half-brothers, two half-sisters, Alexandra, Allegra, Benjamin, and Nicholas. Her half-sister, Allegra Curtis, is a businesswoman and actress who has worked in English and German films. Curtis attended the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California, which was her mother’s alma mater. She studied law but dropped out of university after just one semester as she wanted to pursue a career in acting.
Her Career in Film
Although Curtis had begun her career in television a year earlier, she made her film debut in 1978 when she played the role of Laurie Strode in the horror film ‘Halloween,’ says IMDb. It was a role that she reprised in sequels to this film, including ‘Halloween II’ in 1981, ‘HalloweenH20: 20 Years Later’ in 1998, ‘Halloween: Resurrection’ in 2002, and ‘Halloween’ in 2018. T
Her role in Halloween helped to establish her as a scream queen, and she landed roles in many other horror movies throughout the 1980s. Some of these included ‘The Fog,’ ‘Prom Night,’ and ‘Terror Train.’ However, she also worked in many other genres, and her role in the 1983 comedy film ‘Trading Places’ helped her avoid being stereotyped as a horror film actress. For her role in this film, Jamie Lee Curtis won a BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role. Her next film, the 1988 comedy ‘A Fish Called Wanda’, cemented her standing as a comedic actress. She then showed her versatility as an actress when she landed a role in the 1990 action thriller ‘Blue Steel.’
Jamie Lee Curtis continued to enjoy success in the film industry throughout the 1990s and to the current day. Some of her best-known films include ‘True Lies,’ ‘My Girl’ and its sequel,’ ‘Freaky Friday,’ ‘Christmas with the Kranks,’ ‘Beverley Hills Chihuahua,’ ‘You Again,’ ‘An Acceptable Loss,’ ‘Veronica Mars,’ ‘Spare Parts,’ and ‘Knives Out.’ Curtis has also provided the voice for characters in animated films. Two examples are ‘From Up on Poppy Hill’ and ‘The Little Engine That Could.’ Most recently, Jamie Lee Curtis has agreed to reprise the role of Laurie Strode for ‘Halloween: Kills.’ It is expected that this film will be released in October 2021. There is a further film in the Halloween series of films planned for 2022. It is expected that Curtis will once again reprise the role in ‘Halloween Ends.’
Jamie Lee Curtis’ Television Career
Janie Lee Curtis’ acting career began in 1977 when she appeared in an episode of ‘Quincy M.E..’ In the same year, she made several other television appearances in series including ‘Buck Rogers in the 25th Century’, ‘Charlie’s Angels,’ and ‘Columbo.’ She next appeared on television when she played the eponymous role in the 1981 television film ‘Death of a Centerfold: The Dorothy Stratten Story.’ Next, she appeared in ‘The Heidi Chronicles.’ For her performance in this television film, Curtis was nominated for a Golden Globe. Curtis then played Hannah Miller in the sitcom ‘Anything But Love,’ which ran for four seasons from 1989 to 1992, and she won several awards for her performance. She went on to appear in one episode of ‘The Drew Carey Show’ before starring in the television film ‘Nicholas’ Gift’ in 1998. The actress then had several television roles in the 2010s, beginning with appearing in five episodes of ‘NCIS’ in 2012. She had a recurring role in ‘New Girl’ from 2012 to 201, then played the lead role in the only two seasons of ‘Scream Queens.’
Her Other Work
Although she is well-known as an actress, many people do not realize that Jamie Lee Curtis is also a children’s author. In total, she has written 13 children’s books. Her first, ‘When I Was Little: A Four-Year-Old’s Memoir of Her Youth,’ was published in 1993. Her most recent book, ‘Me, Myselfie & I: A Cautionary Tale,’ was published in 2018. Curtis’ writing has also extended to blogging. She is a writer for the online newspaper ‘The Huffington Post.’ Another fact that people may not know about her is that she is an inventor. She filed a patent in 1987 for a diaper with a waterproof pocket for storing baby wipes. The patent for this invention expired in 2007, and it is now in the public domain. Curtis filed a second application for a patent relating to disposable diapers in 2016, and this patent will expire in 2036.
Jamie Lee Curtis’ Net Worth
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Jamie Lee Curtis’ net worth is $60 million. She has made this money predominantly through her work as an actress, but also from producing and becoming an author.
Her Personal Life
Curtis is married to Christopher Guest, a screenwriter, actor, comedian, composer, musician, and director. The couple met in July 1984 and then married five months later. Together, they adopted a daughter, Annie, and a son, Thomas. Curtis is also a godmother to actor Jake Gyllenhaal. Curtis became a baroness in 1996 when her father-in-law died, making her husband the 5th Baron Haden-Guest. Her official title is The Right Honourable The Lady Haden-Guest. However, Curtis refuses to use the title given to her according to the rules of the British Peerage, says Wikipedia.