Jamie Lee Curtis is one of the most iconic actresses on the planet, having been in the public eye for decades and lived a life like few others have.
She returned to our screens recently in the critically acclaimed Everything Everywhere All At Once, which is up for multiple awards at this year’s Oscars, with Lee Curtis also nominated for Best Supporting Actress.
To celebrate, we’re looking back at her life and these five interesting facts about the star…
She comes from a famous Hollywood family
Jamie Lee Curtis was born to parents Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh, both of whom were famous actors in the 1950s and 1960s. Her father was known for his leading roles in films such as “Some Like It Hot” and “The Boston Strangler,” while her mother was best known for her role in Alfred Hitchcock’s “Psycho.”
She made her film debut in a horror classic
Jamie Lee Curtis made her film debut in the 1978 horror classic “Halloween,” playing the role of Laurie Strode. The film went on to become a cultural phenomenon and helped to establish Curtis as a leading actress in the horror genre.
She has overcome addiction and lived to tell the tale
Unlike so many Hollywood stars who don’t make it through battles with addiction, in the last few years alone we’ve lost some true icons, Jamie Lee Curtis suffered from opioid addiction for over 10 years before checking into an inpatient treatment center to get the help she needed. That she did and she has been candid in her discussions about drug addiction, while she’s also given up alcohol and remained sober for over 20 years.
She’s a children’s book author
In addition to her work in film and television, Jamie Lee Curtis is also a successful children’s book author. She has written several popular books, including “Today I Feel Silly,” “I’m Gonna Like Me,” and “My Brave Year of Firsts.”
She’s a vocal advocate for a variety of causes
Jamie Lee Curtis is a well-known philanthropist and has used her platform to advocate for a variety of causes. She is a supporter of children’s hospitals and has been involved with the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles for many years. She is also an advocate for the environment and has worked with the Natural Resources Defense Council to promote sustainable living.