#59 Jennifer Jason Leigh

31 07 2010

eXistenZActing professionally since she was 14, Jennifer Jason Leigh made her big screen debut as a blind, deaf and mute rape victim in the 1981 slasher Eyes of a Stranger.  A spectacular actor who prepares extensively for every role, she has been compared to Johnny Depp for her skill and charisma. She was born Jennifer Leigh Morrow, the daughter of actor Vic Morrow and screenwriter Barbara Turner.  The ‘Jason’ in her professional name is for Jason Robards.

Her many horror, dark fantasy and science fiction creds include Flesh+Blood, The Hitcher, Sister Sister, Buried Alive, Single White Female, and eXistenz.

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