Jamie Lee Curtis
University of the Pacific
Choate Rosemary Hall
Starred opposite Tim Allen in the comedy "Christmas with the Kranks"
Starred as the mother in the family feature "Freaky Friday"; earned a golden globe nomination for best actress in a musical or comedy
Dropped by VoiceStream T-mobile phones and replaced by Catherine Zeta Jones
Once again played Laurie Strode in "Halloween Resurrected"
Named spokesperson for VoiceStream mobile phones; appeared in print and TV commercials
Co-starred in the comedy "Drowning Mona"
Received star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (September)
Again reprised her most famous role of Laurie in the sequel "Halloween H2O"
Took a year off from performing to spend time with her daughter
Did a guest shot on two episodes of ABC's "The Drew Carey Show" as Soux, a free-spirited hairdresser
Profiled for an installment of "Biography" on A&E
Starred as Heidi Holland in the TNT Screenworks presentation of Wendy Wasserstein's "The Heidi Chronicles"
Co-starred opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger in James Cameron's "True Lies"; most high-profile role to date
Reprised the role of Shelly, now married to Aykroyd's character, for "My Girl 2"
Publishing debut with the children's book, "When I Was Little: A Four-Year Old's Memoir of Her Youth"
Made TV directing debut with the episode "Call of the Mild" of the series, "Anything But Love" (episode aired January 8, 1992)
Re-paired with Aykroyd for "My Girl"; played Shelly, a hippie hired to apply makeup to cadavers
Co-hosted (along with Dennis Miller and Jerry Seinfeld) the 43rd annual Emmy Awards ceremony
Unsuccessfully tried out for the title role of Wendy Wasserstein's "The Heidi Chronicles" on the NYC stage; lost role to Joan Allen (date approximate)
Breakthrough feature comedy role, John Landis' "Trading Places" starring Eddie Murphy and Dan Aykroyd; first collaboration with Aykroyd; established her reputation as a screen sexpot
Reprised role of Laurie Strode in "Halloween II"
First received top billing in a TV-movie, "Death of a Centerfold: The Dorothy Stratten Story"
First TV-movie, "She's in the Army Now"
First TV variety special appearance, "Circus of the Stars"
Film acting debut, John Carpenter's "Halloween"; her performance as Laurie Strode established her reputation as a 'Scream Queen'
TV series debut as Lt. Barbara Duran in the ABC sitcom, "Operation Petticoat"
Was considering majoring in drama in college but left after a semester, wanting to get practical experience right away; put under contract by Universal
Returned to California
Moved East with mother
Raised by mother in Los Angeles after parents' 1962 divorce
Made TV debut with guest appearances on "Columbo", "The Love Boat" and "The Nancy Drew Mysteries"
Played Hannah Miller on the ABC sitcom, "Anything But Love," co-starring opposite Richard Lewis
Named Woman of the Year (2000) by the Harvard Hasty Pudding Theatricals Club
Curtis is the godchild of legendary mogul Lew Wasserman, Chairman Emeritus of Universal Pictures.
She has written short stories under a pseudonym.
Curtis has worked as a spokesperson for Equal sweetener, L'eggs pantyhose and Voicestream cellular phones.
Curtis was elevated to the title of Lady Haden-Guest in 1996 when her husband, actor-director-screenwriter Christopher Guest, inherited the family title on the death of his father. Their children (both adopted, and one female) cannot inherit the title under England's Peerage Act.