Jessica Lange Biography


Jessica Lange Biography

Date of Birth: April 20, 1949 (67)
Birth Place: Cloquet, MN, USA
Gender: Female

Acclaimed as one of the greatest actresses of her generation, two?time Academy Award winner, five-time Golden Globe winner, and three-time Emmy and SAG winner, Jessica Lange has dazzled the screen with more than 30 credits to her name. She permanently put her name on the map by receiving dual Academy Awards and Golden Globe nominations in the same year for her challenging performances in Frances and Sydney Pollack’s memorable comedy Tootsie starring opposite Dustin Hoffman, for which she took home the Oscar for Supporting Actress. In 1994, Lange won her second Oscar and Golden Globes for Best Actress in Blue Sky, which she starred opposite Tommy Lee Jones. Following her previous dynamic performances, Lange amazed audiences with projects such as Country, which paired her with Frances co?star Sam Shepard, to tell the story of a struggling farmer and his wife. Lange’s performance again earned her Oscar and Golden Globe nominations for Best Actress in a Leading Role. Success continued with Sweet Dreams and Music Box, both which garnered her Academy Award nominations and an additional Golden Globe nomination for Music Box. In 1996 Lange picked up her first Emmy nomination for the made-for-TV adaptation of A Streetcar Named Desire in which Lange played "Blanche DuBois." In 2009, Lange won an Emmy Award for her performance in HBO’s Grey Gardens. Following her Emmy win for Grey Gardens, Lange starred in the TV series “American Horror Story” with "Glee" producers Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk. She won a Golden Globe, SAG Award and Emmy Award in 2012 for her portrayal as character "Constance Langdon." For the second installment of FX’s "American Horror Story: Asylum," Lange played "Sister Jude," a no?nonsense nun who runs a mental institution. Yet again, Lange garnered rave reviews for her character portrayal, earning her 2013 Golden Globe and SAG Awards nominations. In the third installment, "American Horror Story: Coven," Jessica starred as "Fiona Goode," Supreme Witch of the Salem descendants. Her mesmerizing performance earned her the 2014 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie, as well as 2014 Golden Globe and SAG Awards nominations. Most recently, Lange starred as Elsa Mars, a German expatriate who owned one of the last remaining freak shows in "American Horror Story: Freak Show." Her upcoming film, Wild Oats, will be released later this year, in which she stars with Demi Moore and Shirley MacLaine.

Jessica Lange Awards and Nominations

(winners are in red)

Drama Desk Awards - 2016 - Outstanding Actress in a Play
Jessica Lange, Long Day's Journey Into Night
Drama League Awards - 2016 - Distinguished Performance Award
Jessica Lange, Long Day's Journey Into Night
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2016 - Outstanding Actress in a Play
Jessica Lange, Long Day's Journey Into Night
Tony Awards - 2016 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play
Jessica Lange, Long Day's Journey Into Night
Olivier Awards - 2001 - Best Actress
Jessica LangeLong Day's Journey Into Night
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1992 - Best Actress - Play
Jessica Lange , A Streetcar Named Desire
Theatre World Awards - 1992 - Performance
Jessica Lange, A Streetcar Named Desire