Her passion was ignited when she auditioned for the role of Nancy Drew and was refused the role. - REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson Lucy Nicholson September 15, 2017 06:26pm EDT – Compiled by Egypt Today
CAIRO – 22 November 2017: “I actually think there's an incredible amount of self-knowledge that comes with getting older.” - Jamie Lee Curtis
Jamie Lee Curtis, born on this day in 1958, is an actress and author. She is mainly known for her roles in “Halloween” (1978), “Trading Places” (1983), and “True Lies” (1994) and among younger audiences for her role alongside Lindsay Lohan in “Freaky Friday” (2003).
Curtis was born in Santa Monica, California to two actors, Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh. She had planned for a career as a social worker, only to drop out to become an actress. Her passion was ignited when she auditioned for the role of Nancy Drew and was refused the role. Curtis would then go on to earn a Golden Globe in 1990 for her work in “True Lies” and the sitcom “Anything But Love”, in which she co-starred with her current husband, Christopher Guest.
She is also a well-established author of children books, such as “When I Was Little: A Four-Year Old's Memoir of Her Youth” (1993), “I'm Gonna Like Me: Letting Off a Little Self-Esteem” (2002), “My Mommy Hung the Moon: A Love Story” (2010) and many more.
●She was a cheerleader in high school.
●Starred in a film that was based on an original that her father had starred in.
● When her husband became the Baron of Haden-Guest in 1996, she became Lady Haden-Guest.
● She’s been to ComicCon and BlizzCon, and she loves World of Warcraft.
Another quote for the road:
“My mother and stepfather were married 43 years, so I have watched a long marriage. I feel like I had a very good role model for that. And, you know, it's just a number".