Actress Jennifer Jason Leigh

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.
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