The actress discusses her portrayal of Lady Bird Johnson in LBJ.
Jennifer Jason Leigh is the daughter of writer Barbara Turner and actor Vic Morrow. Her father was of Russian-Jewish descent and her mother was of Austrian-Jewish ancestry. She is the sister of Carrie Ann Morrow and half-sister of actress Mina Badie. Jennifer worked in her first film at the age of nine, in a nonspeaking role for the film Death of a Stranger (The Spy Who Never Was (1976)). At 14 she attended summer acting workshops given by Lee Strasberg and landed a role in the Disney TV movie Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color: The Young Runaways (1978). Her first major success came as the female lead in Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982). Her latest film is LBJ.