BWW Profiles: Two-Time Oscar & Emmy Winning Star of Stage & Screen Jessica Lange
In anticipation of the live 66th Annual Emmy Award broadcast on NBC on Monday, August 25th, BWW will be spotlighting the Emmy nominated TV performances of some of Broadway's biggest stars. If you want to follow along and interact with all of BroadwayWorld's Emmy coverage, check out #BWWEmmys on Twitter.
With two Oscars and Emmys to her name, FX's matriarch of terror, Jessica Lange, could be taking home another for her work on the third anthology of the network's AMERICAN HORROR STORY.
In honor of Lange's 2014 Emmy nod, BroadwayWorld is highlighting the star's time on stage and screen below!
Acclaimed as one of the greatest actresses of her generation, Lange has dazzled on the screen with over thirty credits to her name. She made her Hollywood debut in John Guillermin's King Kong opposite Jeff Bridges and Charles Grodin, winning a Golden Globe for Best Acting Debut in a Motion Picture. She then permanently put her name on the map by receiving dual Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations in the same year for her challenging performances in Frances and in Sydney Pollack's memorable comedy Tootsie starring oppositeDustin Hoffman, for which she took home the Oscar for Supporting Actress. Lange won her second Oscar for her starring role in Blue Sky, opposite Tommy Lee Jones.
Lange has since amazed audiences with dynamic performances in such films as Country, opposite Sam Shepard for which she earned Oscar and Golden Globe nominations; Sweet Dreams and Music Box, both of which garnered her Academy Award nominations; the TV adaptation of A Streetcar Named Desire, for which she was nominated for an Emmy Award; Martin Scorsese's Cape Fear; Rob Roy with Liam Neeson; Tim Burton's Big Fish;Jim Jarmusch's Broken Flowers, among many, many others.
Lange has since won Emmy Awards for her performances in HBO's Grey Gardens, and the hit FX series American Horror Story. She recently wrapped Rupert Wyatt's The Gambler, also starring Mark Wahlberg and Brie Larson, and is currently in production on the Andy Tennant film Wild Oats, as well as her fourth season of American Horror Story.
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The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards telecast will air live coast-to-coast on Monday, August 25th (8 PM ET/5 PM PT) on NBC from the NOKIA Theater L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles. And be sure to visit BWW TVWorld for live coverage of the 2014 Primetime EMMY AWARDS.
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