Jamie Lee Curtis is an actress with starring roles in such acclaimed films as Freaky Friday, True Lies, Trading Places and A Fish Called Wanda.
In television, Ms. Curtis co-starred opposite Richard Lewis in the sitcom Anything But Love, as well as the title role in TNT’s adaptation of Wendy Wasserstein’s play, The Heidi Chronicles, and the CBS telefilm Nicholas’ Gift for which she earned an Emmy nomination. She recently appeared as ‘Dr. Samantha Ryan’ on NCIS and proudly played one of the plaintiffs, ‘Sandy Stier,’ in 8 the play by Dustin Lance Black about the 2010 federal court case against Proposition 8.
Ms. Curtis is also an author of best-selling children’s books, having sold over five million books under the banner Books To Grow By: My Mommy Hung The Moon, Big Words for Little People, Is There Really A Human Race?, It’s Hard To Be Five, I’m Gonna Like Me, Where Do Balloons Go? Today I Feel Silly and Other Moods That Make My Day, Tell Me Again About The Night I Was Born, and When I Was Little, A Four-Year-Old’s Memoir of Her Youth. She just published her 10th book entitled My Brave Year of Firsts; Tries, Sighs and High Fives.
Ms. Curtis has a deep and active connection to many children’s charities. Ms. Curtis is a recovering alcoholic/addict and was honored to have served on the Board of Directors of CASA (The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University) and The Scott Hitt Foundation. She is currently serving on the Board of Trustees at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.
She is the mother of Annie and Thomas and has been married for 28 years to actor/director Christopher Guest. She currently resides in Los Angeles.
Journey from Acting to Addiction to Activism
Building Self Esteem in Our Children
I’m Gonna Like Me: Empowering our Daughters and Ourselves
Building an Award Winning Life
An Evening with Jamie Lee Curtis