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Jessica Lange

 
Date Of Birth:
April 20, 1949 (73)
Birth Place:
Cloquet, MN, USA
Bio:
Jessica Phyllis Lange is an American actress. She is the 13th actress to achieve the Triple Crown of Acting, having won two Academy Awards, three Primetime Emmy Awards, and a Tony Award, along with a Screen Actors Guild Award and five Golden Globe Awards. Additionally, she is the second actress to ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: April 20, 1949 (73)

Birth Place: Cloquet, MN, USA

Bio:
Jessica Phyllis Lange is an American actress. She is the 13th actress to achieve the Triple Crown of Acting, having won two Academy Awards, three Primetime Emmy Awards, and a Tony Award, along with a Screen Actors Guild Award and five Golden Globe Awards. Additionally, she is the second actress to ... (read complete bio)

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Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Roundabout Broadway Revival, 2016
Mary Tyrone
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2005
The Mother
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1992
Blanche Du Bois

Jessica Lange Movies

King Kong
 
[1976]
Dwan
All That Jazz
 
[1979]
Angelique
How to Beat the High Cost of Living
 
[1980]
Louise
The Postman Always Rings Twice
 
[1981]
Cora Papadakis
Tootsie
 
[1982]
Julie Nichols
Frances
 
[1982]
Frances Farmer
Country
 
[1984]
Jewell Ivy
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
 
[1984]
Maggie
Sweet Dreams
 
[1985]
Patsy Cline
Crimes of the Heart
 
[1986]
Meg Magrath
Everybody's All-American
 
[1988]
Babs
Far North
 
[1988]
Kate
Music Box
 
[1989]
Ann Talbot
Men Don't Leave
 
[1990]
Beth Macauley
Cape Fear
 
[1991]
Leigh Bowden
Jessica Lange: It's Only Make-Believe
 
[1991]
O Pioneers!
 
[1992]
Alexandra Bergson
Night and the City
 
[1992]
Helen Nasseros
Losing Isaiah
 
[1993]
Margaret Lewin
Blue Sky
 
[1994]
Carly Marshall
Rob Roy
 
[1995]
Mary
A Streetcar Named Desire
 
[1995]
Blanche DuBois
A Thousand Acres
 
[1997]
Ginny Cook Smith
Hush
 
[1998]
Martha Baring
Cousin Bette
 
[1998]
Bette
Titus
 
[1999]
Tamora
Prozac Nation
 
[2001]
Mrs. Wurtzel
Masked and Anonymous
 
[2003]
Nina Veronica
Big Fish
 
[2003]
Sandra Bloom (senior)
Normal
 
[2003]
Irma Applewood
Don't Come Knocking
 
[2005]
Doreen
Neverwas
 
[2005]
Katherine Pierson
Broken Flowers
 
[2005]
Carmen
Bonneville
 
[2006]
Arvilla Holden
Sybil
 
[2007]
Dr. Cornelia Wilbur
Grey Gardens
 
[2009]
Big Edie
The Vow
 
[2012]
Rita Thornton
The Big Wedding
 
[2013]
In Secret
 
[2013]
Madame Raquin
The Gambler
 
[2014]
Roberta
Wild Oats
 
[2016]
Maddie
Marlowe
 
[2022]
Dorothy Cavendish

Jessica Lange TV Shows

Stories from My Childhood
 
[1998]
The Swan Princess
Hollywood Stuntmakers
 
[1999]
Dwan
Ànima
 
[2009]
Edith Bouvier Beale
Welcome to the Basement
 
[2013]
Nina Veronica
Chelsea Lately
 
[2012-2014]
Fiona Goode, Sister Jude
Horace & Pete
 
[2016]
Marsha
Feud: Bette and Joan
 
[2017]
Joan Crawford
American Horror Story
 
[2011-2018]
Constance Langdon
The Politician
 
[2019]
Dusty Jackson

Jessica Lange Biography

Jessica Phyllis Lange is an American actress. She is the 13th actress to achieve the Triple Crown of Acting, having won two Academy Awards, three Primetime Emmy Awards, and a Tony Award, along with a Screen Actors Guild Award and five Golden Globe Awards. Additionally, she is the second actress to win the Academy Award for Best Actress after winning the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, the third actress and first performer since 1943 to receive two Oscar nominations in the same year, the fifth actress and ninth performer to win Oscars in both the lead and supporting acting categories, and tied for the sixth most Oscar-nominated actress. Lange holds the record for most nominations for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress ‚Äď Miniseries or Television Film. She is the only performer ever to win Primetime Emmy Awards in both the Outstanding Supporting Actress and Outstanding Lead Actress categories for the same miniseries. Lange has also garnered a Critics Choice Award and three Dorian Awards, making her the most honored actress by the Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association. In 1998, Entertainment Weekly listed Lange among the 25 Greatest Actresses of the 1990s. In 2014, she was scheduled to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, but she has yet to claim it.

Lange made her professional film debut in Dino De Laurentiis's 1976 remake of the 1933 action-adventure classic King Kong, for which she also won her first Golden Globe Award for New Star of the Year. In 1979, she starred in the acclaimed musical film All That Jazz. In 1983, she won her second Golden Globe Award and the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as a soap opera star in Tootsie (1982) and was also nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress for her portrayal of the troubled actress Frances Farmer in Frances (1982). Lange received three more nominations for Country (1984), Sweet Dreams (1985) and Music Box (1989), before winning her third Golden Globe Award and the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance as a bipolar housewife in Blue Sky (1994).

In 2010, Lange won her first Primetime Emmy Award for her portrayal of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis's aunt Big Edie in HBO's Grey Gardens (2009). Between 2011 and 2014, she won her first Screen Actors Guild Award, first Critics Choice Award, fifth Golden Globe Award, three Dorian Awards and her second and third Emmy Awards for her performances in the first, second and third seasons of FX's horror anthology series American Horror Story (2011‚Äď2015, 2018). In 2016, Lange won her first Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play, an Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Lead Actress in a Play and a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress in a Play for her performance in the Broadway revival of Long Day's Journey into Night. She also had a supporting role in Louis C.K.'s Peabody Award-winning web series Horace and Pete. In 2017, for her portrayal of actress Joan Crawford in the miniseries Feud, Lange received her ninth Emmy, 16th Golden Globe, sixth Screen Actors Guild, and second TCA award nominations. In 2019, she received a tenth Emmy nomination for her performance in American Horror Story: Apocalypse.

Lange is also a photographer with five published books of photography. She has been a foster parent and holds a Goodwill Ambassador position for UNICEF, specializing in HIV/AIDS in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Russia.

Jessica Lange Awards and Nominations

 
BroadwayWorld Awards - 2016 - Best Leading Actress in a Play Gold Star
Jessica Lange, Long Day's Journey Into Night
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2016 - Outstanding Actress in a Play Gold Star
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 Gold Star
Jessica Lange, Long Day's Journey Into Night
 
Tony Awards - 2016 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play Gold Star
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 Gold Star
Jessica Lange, A Streetcar Named Desire

Jessica Lange News

Miracle Chance, Ellis Kirk & More to Join HEATHERS at The Other Palace This Month Photo Miracle Chance, Ellis Kirk & More to Join HEATHERS at The Other Palace This Month
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 7, 2023

Heathers the Musical, will be ushering in a new cast from 21st February at The Other Palace, with the show now booking until 3 September 2023.

Review: TOOTSIE at Washington Pavilion Photo Review: TOOTSIE at Washington Pavilion
by Sonja Niles - Feb 4, 2023

What did our critic think of TOOTSIE at Washington Pavilion?

TOOTSIE, THE DA VINCI CODE, and More Set For Ogunquit Playhouse 2023 Season Photo TOOTSIE, THE DA VINCI CODE, and More Set For Ogunquit Playhouse 2023 Season
by Stephi Wild - Jan 10, 2023

Ogunquit Playhouse has announced its 2023 mainstage season, featuring the American premiere of a new stage thriller based on a bestselling mystery novel, the stage adaptation of the #1 movie musical of all time, the irresistible story of a Cuban American music icon, the regional premiere of a beloved family musical comedy, and the extension of a Tony Award-winning Broadway hit.

Good Theater Presents CRIMES OF THE HEART This January Photo Good Theater Presents CRIMES OF THE HEART This January
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 21, 2022

Good Theater welcomes the new year and continues its 20th anniversary season with Crimes of the Heart, running January 11th through January 29th.

DES MOINES Starring Michael Shannon & More Extends at TFANA Photo DES MOINES Starring Michael Shannon & More Extends at TFANA
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 21, 2022

Theatre for a New Audience has announced the extension of the Off-Broadway premiere of Denis Johnson’s Des Moines. The final play from the late author now runs through January 8, 2023 (extended from an original closing date of January 1).

DES MOINES Starring Michael Shannon & More Announces New Preview & Opening Dates Photo DES MOINES Starring Michael Shannon & More Announces New Preview & Opening Dates
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 1, 2022

Theatre for a New Audience has announced new preview, press, and opening dates for¬†Denis Johnson‚Äôs¬†Des Moines. Due to the detection of Covid within the¬†Des Moines¬†company, performances November 29 ‚Äď December 3 have been canceled, with the production now beginning December 4.

Wake Up With BWW 11/29: Mariah Carey Joins SOME LIKE IT HOT Producing Team, and More! Photo Wake Up With BWW 11/29: Mariah Carey Joins SOME LIKE IT HOT Producing Team, and More!
by - Nov 29, 2022

Top stories include: Mariah Carey joins the producing team of Some Like It Hot, which also canceled last night's performance. Plus, the upcoming film of Long Day’s Journey Into Night, starring Jessica Lange, Ed Harris, Ben Foster and Colin Morgan, has wrapped production.

Preview Performances of DES MOINES at Theatre for a New Audience Rescheduled to Due C Photo Preview Performances of DES MOINES at Theatre for a New Audience Rescheduled to Due Covid
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 28, 2022

Due to Covid cases within the company, Theatre for a New Audience is canceling five preview performances of the Off-Broadway premiere of iconic American writer Denis Johnson's Des Moines, directed by Arin Arbus and featuring Johanna Day, Arliss Howard, Hari Nef, Michael Shannon, and Heather Alicia Simms.

LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT Film Starring Jessica Lange & Ed Harris Wraps Productio Photo LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT Film Starring Jessica Lange & Ed Harris Wraps Production
by Michael Major - Nov 28, 2022

Production has wrapped on the new film adaptation of Eugene O’Neill’s Pulitzer prize-winning play, Long Day’s Journey Into Night, starring Jessica Lange, Ed Harris, Ben Foster and Colin Morgan. Jonathan Kent will make his film directorial debut with the film. David Lindsay-Abaire adapted the play for the screen.

Broadway Press Agent Susan L. Schulman Passes Away Photo Broadway Press Agent Susan L. Schulman Passes Away
by Nicole Rosky - Oct 20, 2022

BroadwayWorld is saddened to report the death of Broadway press agent Susan L. Schulman.

Jessica Lange Videos

VIDEO: Susan Sarandon Dishes on Her Superhero Walks with Jessica Lange Videoplay
VIDEO: Susan Sarandon Dishes on Her Superhero Walks with Jessica Lange

by Stage Tube - Jan 27, 2021

Susan Sarandon talks about the paparazzi following her and Jessica Lange on their superhero walks, shares her thoughts on Thelma and Louise's recent surge in popularity and dishes on playing a plot twist on her series Search Party.

VIDEO: Sarah Paulson Talks RUN on GOOD MORNING AMERICA Videoplay
VIDEO: Sarah Paulson Talks RUN on GOOD MORNING AMERICA

by Stage Tube - Nov 19, 2020

The Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning actress plays a protective mother who becomes quite terrifying over the course of the movie.

VIDEO: See Sarah Paulson in the Trailer for RUN on Hulu Videoplay
VIDEO: See Sarah Paulson in the Trailer for RUN on Hulu

by Stage Tube - Oct 22, 2020

They say you can never escape a mother‚Äôs love... but for Chloe, that‚Äôs not a comfort ‚ÄĒ it‚Äôs a threat.

VIDEO: Sarah Paulson Says She Almost Didn't Star in RATCHED on LATE NIGHT WITH SETH M Videoplay
VIDEO: Sarah Paulson Says She Almost Didn't Star in RATCHED on LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS

by Stage Tube - Sep 24, 2020

Sarah Paulson talks about her work with Ryan Murphy, playing a villain audiences root for and dipping her toes into interacting with fans on Instagram Live.

VIDEO: Sarah Paulson Talks About Her Love of Performing for an Audience on THE LATE S Videoplay
VIDEO: Sarah Paulson Talks About Her Love of Performing for an Audience on THE LATE SHOW

by Stage Tube - Sep 18, 2020

Stephen's good friend Sarah Paulson makes her fifth appearance on the show, commiserating with our host about the challenges of performing without an audience and their shared love for Cate Blanchett.

VIDEO: The Platt Brothers Sing 'Ahavat Olam' Videoplay
VIDEO: The Platt Brothers Sing 'Ahavat Olam'

by Stage Tube - May 3, 2020

Ben Platt, along with his brothers Jonah Platt and Henry Platt, took to YouTube to post a beautiful arrangement of Ahavat Olam by Gabe Mann and Piper Rutman.

VIDEO: Ben Platt Learns Choreography From the Cast of CHEER on Netflix Videoplay
VIDEO: Ben Platt Learns Choreography From the Cast of CHEER on Netflix

by Stage Tube - Apr 14, 2020

The cast of Netflix's a?oeCheera?? held a 'Cheer Chat' livestream on Saturday, hosted by Monica Aldama, the coach of the Navarro Cheerleading team!

VIDEO: Ben Platt Shares Short Film THEATER CAMP Videoplay
VIDEO: Ben Platt Shares Short Film THEATER CAMP

by Stage Tube - Mar 31, 2020

Ben Platt has shared a short film that he wrote and produced with Noah Galvin, Molly Gordon & Nick Lieberman! 

VIDEO: Watch Ben Platt Perform 'I Sing The Body Electric' at the GRAMMYs! Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch Ben Platt Perform 'I Sing The Body Electric' at the GRAMMYs!

by Stage Tube - Jan 27, 2020

During the 2020 Grammy Awards, in a tribute to longtime GRAMMY executive producer Ken Ehrlich, and to acknowledge the importance of music education in schools to the Recording Academy, GRAMMY Museum and Ehrlich, artists performed 'I Sing The Body Electric' from the film Fame. The performance featured Ben Platt, Camila Cabello, Gary Clark Jr. and John Legend, Debbie Allen, Joshua Bell, Common, Misty Copeland, Lang Lang, Cyndi Lauper, and The War And Treaty.

VIDEO: Ewan McGregor Talks About Being Mistaken for Jesus on CONAN Videoplay
VIDEO: Ewan McGregor Talks About Being Mistaken for Jesus on CONAN

by Stage Tube - Jan 8, 2020

After a fan gave his religious mother a picture of Ewan in his Jedi robes, she displayed it in their home thinking it was a picture of Jesus.


Jessica Lange Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Jessica Lange been in?
Jessica Lange has appeared on Broadway in 3 shows.

How many West End shows has Jessica Lange been in?
Jessica Lange has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Jessica Lange been nominated for?
Best Leading Actress in a Play (BroadwayWorld Awards) for Long Day's Journey Into Night , Outstanding Actress in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Long Day's Journey Into Night , Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Long Day's Journey Into Night , Outstanding Actress in a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Long Day's Journey Into Night , Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Long Day's Journey Into Night , Best Actress (Olivier Awards) for Long Day's Journey Into Night Best Actress - Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for A Streetcar Named Desire and Performance (Theatre World Awards) for A Streetcar Named Desire .

What awards has Jessica Lange won?
Best Leading Actress in a Play (BroadwayWorld Awards) for Long Day's Journey Into Night, Outstanding Actress in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Long Day's Journey Into Night, Outstanding Actress in a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Long Day's Journey Into Night Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Long Day's Journey Into Nightand Performance (Theatre World Awards) for A Streetcar Named Desire.