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Birth Name: Jennifer Jason Leigh
Born: 02/05/1962
Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, USA

She first garnered critical attention as Casey Powell, the anorexic teenager in the TV-movie "The Best Little Girl in the World" (ABC, 1981), and made her feature film mark as a young teen who gets an abortion in Amy Heckerling's finely observed teen comedy "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" (1982). Despite critical acclaim for "Fast Times", it was eight years before Leigh's next notable role, as the prostitute Tralala in Ulrich Edel's grim adaptation of Hubert Selby Jr.'s novel, "Last Exit to Brooklyn" (1990). Her uncompromising performance was followed by two more gritty films in which Leigh portrayed ostensibly fragile women with unsuspected reserves of strength: "Miami Blues" (1990), as anot... Continue Bio >>

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