Jamie Lee Curtis
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During the 1980s she was engaged to Hollywood production designer J. Michael Riva, the grandson of screen legend Marlene Dietrich. Her godfather was MCA-Universal CEO Lew Wasserman.
Saw her (now) husband Christopher Guest on front of magazine and she gave her telephone number to his agent.
Adopted two children: Annie b.1987 and Thomas b.1996.
Daughter of Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh
She played the aerobic class instructor in Jermaine Jackson's "(The Closest Thing To) Perfect" music video.
Became Baroness, Lady Haden-Guest, when her husband inherited the Barony in 1996.
(1983) Dated english rocker Adam Ant for 9 months.
Sister of actress Kelly Curtis (I)
Graduated from Choate Rosemary Hall private school in 1976.
It was on her suggestion that Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998) was made.
Biography from Leonard Maltin's Movie Encyclopedia:
A consistently engaging performer, Curtis managed to escape typecasting in teen slasher movies to carve a reputation as a first-class comedienne. Neither as pretty nor as voluptuous as her mom, actress Janet Leigh, the attractive, intelligent Curtis has also shown considerable range and technical skill as a dramatic actress, particularly in some of her 1980s films. She first attracted attention in the cast of the TV sitcom "Operation Petticoat" (1977-78), based on the 1959 movie that starred her father, Tony Curtis, but she came to prominence in a string of low- and medium-budget horror films, beginning with John Carpenter's Halloween (1978) and followed by Prom Night, Terror Train, The Fog (all 1980), and Halloween II (1981). She showed promise in a more demanding role, that of doomed Playboy model Dorothy Stratten in the made-for-TV Death of a Centerfold: The Dorothy Stratten Story (1981).
Curtis' "breakout" film, and first comedy success, was the Dan Aykroyd-Eddie Murphy starrer Trading Places (1983); her turn as a good-natured prostitute raised eyebrows and won her leading-lady status. Roles in the modest Love Letters (1983) and Grandview, U.S.A (1984) boosted her stock, although the box-office fizzle of Perfect (1985), in which she played an aerobics instructor to John Travolta's investigative reporter, was a temporary setback. A Man in Love (1987) gave Curtis a plum part as the wife of Peter Coyote thrown over for glamorous Greta Scacchi, but it was her starring role in A Fish Called Wanda (1988) that cemented her reputation as a gifted comic actress. She worked hard, to little avail, in the silly cop thriller Blue Steel (1990), and was positively ubiquitous in 1991, appearing in Queens Logic, Dreamland, My Girl and Criminals on the big screen, and costarring in the comedy series "Anything But Love" (1989-92). She also wrote a children's book. 1994 films include My Girl 2, Mother's Boys (as a psycho!), and True Lies. She is married to Christopher Guest.