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Jessica Phyllis Lange was born 1949 in Cloquet, Minnesota, to Dorothy Florence (Sahlman) and Albert John Lange, a traveling salesman and teacher. She is of Finnish (mother) and Dutch and German (father) descent. She obtained a scholarship to study art at the University of Minnesota, but instead went to Paris to study drama. She moved to New York ... See full bio »

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Won 2 Oscars. Another 39 wins & 68 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Big Fish
Big Fish Sandra Bloom - Senior
(2003)
Tootsie
Tootsie Julie
(1982)
Cape Fear
Cape Fear Leigh Bowden
(1991)
The Vow
The Vow Rita Thornton
(2012)

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 2016 Wild Oats
Maddie
 2016 Horace and Pete (TV Series)
Marsha
- Episode #1.10 (2016) ... Marsha (credit only)
- Episode #1.9 (2016) ... Marsha (credit only)
- Episode #1.8 (2016) ... Marsha (credit only)
- Episode #1.7 (2016) ... Marsha (credit only)
- Episode #1.6 (2016) ... Marsha (credit only)
 2014/III The Gambler
Roberta
 2009 Grey Gardens (TV Movie)
Big Edie
 2007 Sybil (TV Movie)
Dr. Cornelia Wilbur
 2003 Normal (TV Movie)
Irma Applewood
 1999 Titus
Tamora
 1995 Rob Roy
Mary
 1992 O Pioneers! (TV Movie)
Alexandra Bergson
 1988 Far North
Kate
 1984 Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (TV Movie)
Maggie
 1982 Tootsie
Julie
 1976 King Kong
Dwan
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Other Works:

A Streetcar Named Desire (1992). Drama (revival). Written by Tennessee Williams. Directed by Gregory Mosher. Ethel Barrymore Theatre: 12 Apr 1992- 9 Aug 1992 (137 performances + 31 previews that began on 17 Mar 1992). Cast: Alec Baldwin (as "Stanley Kowalski"), Jessica Lange (as "Blanche Du Bois"), Timothy Carhart (as "Harold ... See more »

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2 Biographical Movies | 1 Print Biography | 8 Interviews | 11 Articles | 12 Pictorials | 10 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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[on what counts in her career] Box office success has never meant anything. I couldn't get a film made if I paid for it myself. So I'm not 'box office' and never have been, and that's never entered into my kind of mind set. It is the kind of acknowledgment by other actors, really. That's really what is most meaningful. See more »

Trivia:

Her interpretation of the pushed-to-the-limit Cora in the remake of The Postman Always Rings Twice (1981) was partially inspired by the downbeat life of B-movie actress Barbara Payton. In a Rolling Stone interview, Lange mentioned how she thought her character might have first drifted to Hollywood as an aspiring starlet, and co-star Jack Nicholson gave her Payton's lurid, tell-all autobiography "... See more »

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Deep sultry voice See more »

Nickname:

Jessie

Star Sign:

Taurus

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