Jamie Lee Curtis Net Worth 2021: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Jamie Lee Curtis net worth is
$35 Million

Jamie Lee Curtis Wiki Biography

Jamie Lee Curtis was born on 22 November 1958, in Santa Monica, California USA of Hungarian-Jewish (father) and Danish (mother) descent, and is an actress, writer, voice actor and author also known as Lady Haden-Guest.  Jamie Lee is the daughter of famous film stars Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh, but has made herself known without help through her performances in several notable movies during a career spread over almost 40 years.

So how rich is Jamie Lee Curtis? Jamie Lee’s net worth is estimated by sources to be $35 million, most of her wealth having been accumulated through her acting career, and as an author.

Jamie Lee Curtis Net Worth $35 Million

Jamie Lee actually studied at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California majoring in social work, but dropped out to pursue her dream of becoming an actress, unsurprising given her parentage. Jamie Lee Curtis has proved to herself and the world’s film industry, that success she achieved, has not been because was is a daughter of film stars, but because she is good actress. When she started to appear in movies, Curtis became known as the “scream queen”, because of her roles in several horror movies like “Halloween”(1978), “The Fog”, “Prom Night”, and “Terror Train”(all 1980), in some of them she was acting with her mother, Janet Leigh.

However, The Queen of Screams eventually achieved her fame and wealth because of acting through different styles roles and movies, and besides that she has been a very active person. Jamie Lee has quite a long list of starring movies, which have helped her to gain various BAFTA and Golden Globe awards. Her most successful roles have been in “Trading Places” (1983), also a comic appearance in “A Fish Called Wanda”(1988), the romantic comedy “My Girl”(1991), “True Lies”(1994) in which she is playing the wife of secret agent Arnold Schwarzenegger, also a strong character in “Blue Steel”(1990). Jamie Lee’s most recent films have been Veronica Mars(2014) and Spare Parts(2015): all her roles have added steadily to her net worth, as have her appearances in over 20 TV films and shows.

Jamie Lee Curtis is the author of children`s books too, and in 1988 Jamie Lee`s book “Today I Feel Silly, and Other Moods That Make My Day”, made the best seller list in The New York Times. Some books Curtis co-authored with Laura Cornell, and all have contributed to her net worth.

Additionally, from time-to-time Jamie Lee has appeared in cosmetic advertisements, and currently Curtis is a blogger for the online newspaper, The Huffington Post. In 1987 she was the inventor of a diaper with special moisture poof pockets, which she categorically refused to market until companies started to sell biodegradable diapers. Again, both projects have benefited Jamie Lee Curtis’ net worth.

In her personal life, Jamie Lee married actor Christopher Guest in 1984, and the couple adopted two children Annie and Thomas. After Christopher`s father died, he became Baron Haden-Guest, which automatically elevated Jamie to the title of Lady Haden-Guest. The couple lives in a big house valued over $4 million!

For the moment Jamie Lee Curtis has taken a break from her acting career, and is concentrating more on her charity work. The actress has made a successful career, with ups and downs of course, but therefore she has stayed honest to herself all the time, and hasn’t worried too much about going out without make up!



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Full Name Jamie Lee Curtis
Net Worth $35 Million
Date Of Birth October 15, 1976
Died June 7, 1933, Wyncote, Cheltenham Township, Pennsylvania, United States
Place Of Birth Santa Monica
Height 5 ft 6 in (1.7 m)
Profession Actor, Writer, Author, Voice Actor
Education Choate Rosemary Hall, University of the Pacific, Westlake High School, Beverly Hills High School, Rhode Island School of Design
Nationality United States of America
Spouse Christopher Guest, Kate Stanwood Cutter Pillsbury, Louisa Knapp Curtis, Alex Ferron, Robert Mercer
Children Annie Guest, Thomas Guest, Mary Louise Curtis Bok Zimbalist
Parents Tony Curtis, Janet Leigh, Lin-Lin Lin, Jer-shang Lin
Siblings Kelly Curtis, Allegra Curtis, Nicholas Curtis, Alexandra Curtis, Ben Curtis
Nicknames Lady Haden-Guest , Baroness Haden-Guest , The Right Honourable Jamie Lee Curtis , Jamie Lee Curtis, Baroness Haden-Guest , The Scream Queen , The Body , Baroness Haden-Guest of Saling in the County of Essex , Jamie Lee Schwartz , Queen of Screams , The Right Honourable Lady Haden-Guest Jamie Lee Curtis
Twitter http://www.twitter.com/michellebeisner
Instagram http://www.instagram.com/curtisleejamie
IMDB http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000130
Awards Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy, People’s Choice Award for Favorite Actress in a New TV Series, Saturn Awa…
Nominations BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie, MTV Movie Award for Best Kiss, Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress In A Mini-series or Motion Picture Made for Television, MTV Movie Award for Best Fema…
Movies True Lies, Trading Places, Halloween, Freaky Friday, A Fish Called Wanda, Halloween H20: 20 Years Later, Halloween II, You Again, Perfect, Christmas with the Kranks, The Fog, Halloween: Resurrection, Blue Steel, The Tailor of Panama, My Girl, Fierce Creatures, Mother’s Boys, Terror Train, Forever Yo…
TV Shows Anything but Love, Scream Queens
# Trademark
1 Deep sultry voice
2 Athletic figure
3 Her sexy legs
Title Salary
Halloween: Resurrection (2002) $3,000,000
Love Letters (1983) 25,000
Halloween II (1981) $100,000
Halloween (1978) $8,000
# Quote
1 Halloween: Resurrection (2002) was a joke.
2 [on The Fog (1980)] I am surprised that it has such popularity because I just don’t think it’s that good a film.
3 [giving the commencement address to graduating students of New York Film Academy’s Los Angeles campus on June 8, 2013] This isn’t about a show. It’s about truth and integrity and honesty and communication, bravery and risk, and adjectives that should make you get out bed in the morning, excited to be what it is you choose to be.
4 Everything good in my life has happened when I wasn’t expecting it.
5 I’m not sure what fame is for if it isn’t to focus on charitable work.
6 For me, I just show up and do what I do. And for me it has to be real — anything I do, I don’t care what it is. On Halloween (1978), I can remember, John Carpenter‘s first and only real direction to me was, “I want people to believe this is a real person.” All I care about is trying to make anything real — and then because I’m brave I’ll try anything.
7 [on her father Tony Curtis] He was not a father; he was not interested in being a father – and this is not a slam against him – he did what he had to do from a financial standpoint, which was honorable of him to do, but he wasn’t an involved father. Therefore, I look at him much more from the perspective of being a fan of him. I was more of a fan of his work, of his spirit, of his joie de vivre (joy of living)… My mother was never a diva, my father was bigger than life, who lived in Vegas! There was no bond, not at all. Except for the fact that I inherited genetically a part of him.
8 [on Tony Curtis] I’m proud to be his daughter.
9 [Speaking at the funeral of her father Tony Curtis] All of us got something from him. I, of course, got his desperate need for attention.
10 [on the paparazzi] It’s part of my job, but it’s one thing if you take a picture of me head to toe, it’s another thing when they focus in on your nose or something and that’s all they’re shooting because they’re doing a story about nose jobs. Then you go, ‘why did I allow that to be a part of my life?’
11 [on the death of Michael Jackson] The pain he suffered was from his birth, from his being and becoming the commodity that then made him the King of Pop, he was in the spotlight since childhood.
12 [on Eddie Murphy] Despite all his success, Eddie acts like he’s 22 years old. His life is cars and girls, girls and cars. More cars. More girls.
13 [on Tony Curtis] Because I didn’t really have a relationship with him, he couldn’t let me down. I just happened to be one of the last people who hadn’t been disappointed too many times. For years, I didn’t know who Tony Curtis was as much as other people told me who he was.
14 I don’t expect to hear from him on my birthday or Christmas. I see him when I see him. He’s like a ghost – on her father, Tony Curtis.
15 I’m not an actor anymore. I really don’t imagine I’ll do that again. I’m just focused on my family and just can’t imagine anything that’s going to pull me away from them right now.
16 About Madonna: “Holiday” came on the radio the other day and I remember where I was the first time I heard it: in West L.A. on my way to aerobics class. (In Style magazine, September 2006).
17 The more I like me, the less I want to pretend to be other people. Family Circle, 4-18-06.
18 My life is so filled that for me to accept acting work now means that I have to basically let somebody else do the job that I want to do, which is raise my children. It’s not that I’m retired, it’s just that I no longer accept acting work.
19 In some circles, my Caesar salad is more famous than my body.
20 Believe me, none of it works. – on cosmetic surgery.
21 When asked if she regretted making any films – Easy. There’s a piece of shit called Virus (1999) which I made because another movie that I was supposed to do fell through. It was a bad choice and the movie is a piece of shit. The runner up is a movie called Grandview, U.S.A. (1984), which is this benign but still bad coming of age movie, which is just bad. I will never, ever see those films again. They are laughable, ludicrous movies and I’m bad in them. They’re nasty.
22 When I did Sesame Street (1969), Elmo was not the worldwide phenomenon he is now. I understood Elmo was special, and I said that the only way I would do Sesame Street was with Elmo. Kevin Clash, the young man who did the voice for him, was a very sweet guy and I predicted Elmo’s meteoric rise to fame way in advance. I am a trendsetter without knowing it. Two years later the Elmo craze began, but I was ahead of the curve.
23 I’m Laurie Strode’s guardian angel.
24 I thought, while they’re up and firm [her breasts], why not shoot them once or twice. – on screen nudity.
25 “I believe people are entitled to a private life. I’m not sure where it’s written that because you’re in the public eye you are required to expose your private business, with anybody. It is nobody’s business, and it’s interesting because obviously in today’s marketplace people don’t abide by that. There are no boundaries that people won’t cross… We’re in a bit of a “Wild West” thing with media, and, I think, it’s just kind of like no holds barred – the Internet. You know, there are no criteria on the Internet… I’ve chosen a public life to express myself, not to tell what I do with my husband in bed, not to do, to talk about my parents and my family life. And I just think it’s wrong, and obviously it’s an insatiable appetite that people have for gossip and innuendo and things that are nobody’s business. And there’s a term that they use in this called “legitimate public concern”. What is legitimate public concern? If an elected official has an illness, that’s legitimate public concern because they’re our president or elected official. We, we, we need to know that they’re healthy because we want them to live a long life and protect, you know, the Constitution… but in the marketplace, in the world, I don’t believe it’s anybody’s concern. And that’s what I think.” –comments made on The View, September 19, 2000.
# Fact
1 Interviewed in 2016 by Tavis Smiley on his TV show, Tavis Smiley (2004), following the success on her authorship of the children’s book, “This is Me”.
2 Curtis, along with her son, is an avid fan of the Warcraft series of video games, especially “World of Warcraft”. She and her son often participate in gaming conventions, as well as performing cosplay (dressing in full costume as a character from the series, complete with makeup/prosthetics and props), including a memorable turnout as green-skinned orcs at the US premiere of the “Warcraft” movie.
3 Is one of 20 actresses who did not receive an Oscar nomination for their Best Actress in a Comedy/Musical Golden Globe-winning performance; hers being for True Lies (1994). The others, in chronological order, are: June Allyson for Too Young to Kiss (1951), Ethel Merman for Call Me Madam (1953), Jean Simmons for Guys and Dolls (1955), Taina Elg and Kay Kendall for Les Girls (1957), Marilyn Monroe for Some Like It Hot (1959), Rosalind Russell for A Majority of One (1961) and Gypsy (1962), Patty Duke for Me, Natalie (1969), Twiggy for The Boy Friend (1971), Raquel Welch for The Three Musketeers (1973), Barbra Streisand for A Star Is Born (1976), Bernadette Peters for Pennies from Heaven (1981), Kathleen Turner for Romancing the Stone (1984) and Prizzi’s Honor (1985), Miranda Richardson for Enchanted April (1991), Nicole Kidman for To Die For (1995), Madonna for Evita (1996), Renée Zellweger for Nurse Betty (2000), Sally Hawkins for Happy-Go-Lucky (2008), and Amy Adams for Big Eyes (2014).
4 Her paternal grandparents were Hungarian Jewish immigrants. Her maternal grandfather had English, German, Northern Irish (Scots-Irish), and Swiss-German ancestry, while her maternal grandmother was from a family of Danish immigrants.
5 Was named by Mcall’s magazine as one of the “10 Best Bodies in America” in 1985.
6 Holds US patent Patent #4,753,647. “A disposable infant garment which takes the form of a diaper including, on its outer side, a sealed, but openable, moisture-proof pocket which contains one or more clean-up wipers.”
7 She and Gigi Garner have known each other since they were both 2-years-old and both were cheerleaders in high school.
8 Has her legs insured for $2 million.
9 Was childhood friends with Eric Douglas. He once tried to kiss her while both were sitting in a tree. Curtis then pushed Eric out of the tree; he fell to the ground, which resulted in a hernia that had to be operated on.
10 Lives in Santa Monica, California and Ketchum, Idaho.
11 Aunt of Elizabeth Guest and Julia Haden Guest.
12 Around the time True Lies (1994) was released, Jamie appeared in a series of commercials for L’Eggs Pantyhose. The company also took out an insurance policy for her legs.
13 She was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6600 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on September 3, 1998.
14 John Cleese found it amusing that her father, Tony Curtis‘s real name was Bernard Schwartz. To tease her about this, during the production of A Fish Called Wanda (1988), he had the call sheets refer to her as “Jamie Lee Schwartz.”.
15 Once said that Dan Aykroyd was the best on-screen kisser she ever worked with.
16 Two of her earliest roles make reference to roles played by her father. She appeared on the television series Operation Petticoat (1977), based on the movie that had starred her father, Tony Curtis. While on hiatus from that show, she was cast in Halloween (1978), in which the detective “Sam Loomis” was named after a character from Psycho (1960), which had starred her mother, Janet Leigh. Also, her father imitated Cary Grant‘s voice for his role in Some Like It Hot (1959), and worked with Grant himself in Operation Petticoat (1959). Grant’s birth name, Archie Leach, was used as the name for John Cleese‘s character in A Fish Called Wanda (1988).
17 Ex-stepdaughter of Christine Kaufmann, Andrea Savio and Leslie Curtis. Stepdaughter of Jill Vandenberg Curtis.
18 Godmother of Jake Gyllenhaal.
19 Was one of the guests at Sandra Bullock‘s and Jesse James‘ wedding.
20 Was a member of the jury at the Cannes Film Festival in 1992.
21 Said in an interview on Good Entertainment, with Michael Medved (2001) that, ironically, horror films terrify her and she prefers not to watch them.
22 She told a German magazine that she will retire from making movies and that Christmas with the Kranks (2004) will be her last work as an actress. (November 2004)
23 When making reservations in exclusive London restaurants at short notice, she gives her name as Lady Haden-Guest, which apparently works better than Jamie Lee Curtis.
24 Attended the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California.
25 Sister-in-law of Nicholas Guest and Pamela Guest.
26 Won a 2003 Grammy nomination in the Best Spoken Album for Children category for her recording of the children’s books she has written.
27 Was asked to cameo in the sequel Scream 3 (2000), but declined.
28 Her deleted scene from The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (1984) is included on the MGM Special Edition DVD, 2001, as the “Alternate Opening”.
29 It was on her suggestion that Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998) was made.
30 Graduated from Choate Rosemary Hall private school in 1976.
31 Younger sister of actress Kelly Curtis. Older half-sister of Allegra Curtis, Alexandra Curtis and Nicholas Curtis.
32 Became formally known as Lady Haden-Guest of Saling in the County of Essex, when her husband, Christopher, inherited the barony in 1996 on the death of his father.
33 Daughter of Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh
34 Adopted two children with Christopher Guest: Annie Guest (b. December 1986) and Thomas (b. March 1996).
35 Saw her future husband Christopher Guest in the issue of Rolling Stone magazine with Cyndi Lauper on the cover. Guest appeared in a promotional photo for the film This Is Spinal Tap (1984) in full costume and makeup as a rock star. She fell in love at first sight of the photo and gave her telephone number to his agent.
36 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.

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