Jennifer Jason Leigh
Real Name: Jennifer Lee Morrow
Was Born: February 5, 1962. Hollywood, California United States
Bio: Jennifer Jason Leigh is an American
actress. Born Jennifer Lee Morrow, she is the daughter of actor Vic Morrow and
screenwriter Barbara Turner, both of whom were Jewish, although Leigh was raised
mostly without religion. Leigh changed her middle and last name, taking the
middle name "Jason" in honor of family friend Jason Robards. Leigh took acting
classes with Lee Strasberg before she began acting professionally as a teenager.
In 1977, she had her first credited role in an episode of the TV show Baretta.
Several TV moviesa”including a portrayal of an anorexic in The Best Little Girl
in the World, for which Leigh lost weight to 86 lba”followed. In 1982, Leigh
played a central character in director Amy Heckerling's Fast Times at Ridgemont