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The daughter of actor Vic Morrow and actress-screenwriter Barbara Turner, Jennifer Jason Leigh was born Feb. 5, 1962, in Hollywood. A professional actor since the age of 9, Leigh has become known for playing complex and often disturbed characters.

After appearing in several television movies, Leigh's breakout role came in 1982 when she portrayed a naive high school girl who gets an abortion in Fast Times at Ridgemont High. In 1990, she received two Critics Circle awards for her work playing prostitutes in Miami Blues and Last Exit to Brooklyn.

Other notable films include Rush, Single White Female, Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle (for which she earned a Golden Globe nomination), Georgia (for which she earned an Independent Spirit nomination), Dolores Claiborne, Kansas City, The Anniversary Party (which she co-wrote and directed with co-star Alan Cumming) and In the Cut.

Jennifer Jason Leigh in Morgan

Morgan

2016 R

When Morgan accepts a job as a corporate risk-management consultant, she has no idea it will take her to a remote area to unravel the mystery behind a horrifying accident -- or that the target of the investigation is a lab-created "human."

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  • Jennifer Jason Leigh in Anomalisa Anomalisa
  • Jennifer Jason Leigh in In the Cut In the Cut
  • Jennifer Jason Leigh in Fast Times at Ridgemont High Fast Times at Ridgemont High
  • Jennifer Jason Leigh in Road to Perdition Road to Perdition
  • Jennifer Jason Leigh in Short Cuts Short Cuts
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  • Jennifer Jason Leigh in Flesh + Blood Flesh + Blood
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  • Jennifer Jason Leigh in eXistenZ eXistenZ
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  • Jennifer Jason Leigh in The Hitcher The Hitcher
  • Jennifer Jason Leigh in Dolores Claiborne Dolores Claiborne
  • Jennifer Jason Leigh in The Jacket The Jacket
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  • Jennifer Jason Leigh in Crooked Hearts Crooked Hearts
  • Jennifer Jason Leigh in Single White Female Single White Female
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  • Jennifer Jason Leigh in Crossed Over Crossed Over
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