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Leigh also has a half-sister actress Mina Badie, from her mother’s marriage, who acted alongside Leigh in The Anniversary Party. An episode of The Waltons and several TV movies followed, including a portrayal of an anorexic teenager in The Best Little Girl in the World, for which Leigh dropped to 86 pounds (39 kg) under medical supervision. in 1982, she played a teenager who gets pregnant in the Cameron Crowe- scripted high school comedy Fast Times at Ridgemont High, which served as a launching pad for several of its young stars, including Sean Penn, Judge Reinhold, Forest Whitaker, Eric Stoltz, Anthony Edwards, Phoebe Cates and Nicolas Cage. With the exception of Ridgemont High, Leigh’s early film work consisted of playing fragile, damaged, or neurotic characters in low-budget horror or thriller genre films.
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She is also the co-writer and co-director of the film The Anniversary Party, made with fellow actor Alan Cumming. Leigh is known for her emotionally raw and often sexually explicit portrayals of vulnerable and damaged women, and for her intensive method inspired research into her roles. The director Reza Badiyi was her mother’s second husband and was at the time her step-father. Leigh worked in her first film at the age of nine, in a nonspeaking role for the film Death of a Stranger (The Execution) (1973). in 1990, Leigh made a significant career breakthrough when she was voted the year’s Best Supporting Actress by both the New York Film Critics Circle and the Boston Society of Film Critics for her portrayals of two very different prostitutes: the tough streetwalker Tralala who submits to a brutal gang in Last Exit to Brooklyn, and Susie, a teenage prostitute who falls in love with ex-con Alec Baldwin in Miami Blues. Reviewers commented on Leigh’s raw emotionality and apparent lack of vanity in her performances, especially in Last Exit which controversially featured prolonged scenes of sexual violence. Leigh took her first lead role as the writer and critic Dorothy Parker in Alan Rudolph’s film Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle (1994). The film was written by Leigh’s mother Barbara Turner, and was co-produced by Turner and Leigh.
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Jennifer Jason Leigh (born February 5, 1962) is an American film and stage actress, best known for her roles in Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Single White Female, Last Exit to Brooklyn, Georgia and Short Cuts. The director Reza Badiyi was her mother’s second husband and was at the time her step-father. With the exception of Ridgemont High, Leigh’s early film work consisted of playing fragile, damaged, or neurotic characters in low-budget horror or thriller genre films. Leigh reportedly told director Ron Howard that she wished that she could be the fire because it had the film’s best role.
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She changed her surname early in her acting career, taking the middle name “Jason” in honor of the actor Jason Robards, a family friend. Her ex-stepfather is director Reza Badiyi. As Hedy, the psychotic “roommate from hell” who steals flatmate Bridget Fonda’s identity and boyfriend and commits murder with a stiletto heel, Leigh created a memorably vulnerable and frightening character, and was awarded the MTV Movie Award for Best Villain and nominated by the Chicago Film Critics Association for Best Actress. Arguably Leigh’s finest performance was in the role of Sadie Flood, an angry, drug-addicted rock singer living in the shadow of her successful older sister (Mare Winningham) in Georgia (1995). The story of intense sibling rivalry and the problems of drug addiction within a family are reputedly based on Leigh’s sister Carrie (who is credited as “technical adviser” on the film) and her relationship with Leigh as the more successful sister. we’ve never seen anything like it before.” Leigh won a Best Actress award from the New York Film Critics Circle and another from the Montreal World Film Festival, as well as an Independent Spirit Award nomination. Throughout the 1990s, Leigh showcased her versatility working with a number of acclaimed independent film directors.

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