Five Interesting Facts about Jamie Lee Curtis
Jamie Lee Curtis is one of the most iconic actresses of all-time. She’s led quite the life, first gracing our screens in the late 70s, and still picking up award nominations to this day, having been recently put up for Best Supporting Actress at the Oscars for her role in Everything Everywhere All At Once.
There’s been an awful lot go on in her life between that first role and her most recent one too, making her one of the most intriguing talents in Hollywood.
As the Oscars approach, we decided to celebrate Jamie Lee Curtis, with five lesser-known facts about here…
She was born to two legendary actors
Jamie Lee Curtis was born in 1958 to legendary actors Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh. Acting also runs in the family with her older sister, Kelly Curtis also an actress, as well as her half sister Allegra.
Her career started as a model
Before becoming an actress, Jamie Lee was a fashion model. She endorsed a number of products, including a line of clothing for Sears Roebuck & Co. in 1979.
She’s battled addiction and now inspires millions
Jamie Lee had a 10-year battle with alcohol and opiate addiction and has spoken out about that period of her life in great detail, as well as the treatment and programmes she went on to enter recovery. She’s been sober for over two decades now and often speaks out about it, inspiring many people around the world, particularly at present with the ongoing opioid crisis.
She’s an excellent author of children’s books
Curtis has written a number of children’s books, including the best-selling “Today I Feel Silly & Other Moods That Make My Day”. Her books have become incredibly popular, perhaps making her the most widely appealing celebrity on earth!
She’s both a philanthropist and activist
In addition to her acting and writing career, Jamie Lee Curtis is a humanitarian and philanthropist. She has donated to a number of charities throughout the years, including the American Red Cross, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, and the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Curtis is also an outspoken advocate for a number of causes, including gun control and LGBT rights. She is also a proponent of the #MeToo movement and has spoken out against gender inequality in Hollywood.
With no sign of slowing down, we can’t wait to see what comes next for the legend that is Jamie Lee Curtis…