Jennifer Jason Leigh’s Age, Height, Weight, Biography, Relationships & More

Jennifer Jason Leigh is a dedicated actress who keenly studies every role and portrays them perfectly. She always goes a step further to represent her characters. For instance, she took strict measures to lose a lot of weight to play a heroin addict in the film Georgia.

The Hateful Eight actress refrains from sharing too much information about herself, and fans are left curious about her details. So, here is everything we know about her career, height, weight, diet, awards, net worth, plastic surgery allegations, and more.

Jennifer Jason Leigh’s Career

Jennifer Jason Leigh is a native of Los Angeles, California. Both her parents were in the entertainment industry; her father, Vic Morrow, was an actor, and her mother, Barbara Turner, a screenwriter.

Leigh made her first on-screen appearance in the film Death of a Stranger in 1973. However, she did not have any dialogue in the movie. It was later in 1981 that she bagged a speaking role in a film with her appearance on Eyes of a Stranger.

Her other prominent film roles are Stacy Hamilton in Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Susie Waggoner in Miami Blues, Catherine Sloper in Washington Square, Sally Therrian in The Anniversary Party, Maria in Synecdoche, New York, Daisy Domergue in The Hateful Eight, Corey in Good Time, and Alex Snyder in White Boy Rick.

Jennifer’s first role in a television series was when she guest-starred in Baretta in 1977. Since then, she has had cameos in The Waltons, King of the Hill, Twitch City, Frasier, Mission Hill, The Affair, and other TV series.

Jennifer Jason Leigh played her first leading role in a TV series in the last two seasons of Weeds. She followed it with her main roles in Atypical, Patrick Melrose, and Apple TV’s Lisey’s Story.

She has also acted in a couple of television films such as Angel City, The Best Little Girl in the World, The First Time, Girls of the White Orchid, and others.

Additionally, she had roles in theatrical plays, namely Cabaret, Abigail’s Party, The House of Blue Leaves, and others.

Leigh’s latest acting role was in the 2022 comedy film Sharp Stick.

Jennifer Jason Leigh’s Height and Weight

Jennifer Jason Leigh has an admirable physique that makes her look marvelous in both casual and extravagant clothing. Her height is 5 feet 3 inches or 160 cm (1.60 m), and she weighs 52 kg or 115 pounds.

The Hateful Eight star made headlines for dropping down to about 40 kg or 90 pounds for her role in Georgia. For this, she only ate two poached eggs, bread, salad, baked potato, yogurt, and string cheese for an entire day.

Jennifer Jason Leigh at The Hateful Eight LA Premiere
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Jennifer Jason Leigh’s Dating History

Jennifer Jason Leigh is not a person who shares much about her personal life. She has been in one relationship as far as the public knows.

She was married to Noah Baumbach from 2005 to 2013, whom she met while working on the Broadway show Proof. The couple also has a son.

Jennifer Jason Leigh at LBJ World Premiere
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  • Full Born Name: Jennifer Leigh Morrow
  • Nickname: JJL
  • Occupation: Actress
  • Religion: Jewish
  • Date of Birth: 5 February 1962 
  • Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
  • Father Name: Vic Morrow
  • Mother Name: Barbara Turner
  • Siblings’ Names: Carrie Ann Morrow and Mina Badie
  • Spouse: Noah Baumbach (m. 2005–2013)
  • Children: Rohmer Emmanuel Baumbach

Jennifer Jason Leigh’s Body Measurements

Jennifer Jason Leigh flaunts amazing body proportions that make her one of the most attractive actresses of all time. Her body measurements are 34-23-34 in or 86-58-86 cm. She usually manages her figure by exercising. 

Jennifer Jason Leigh at Premiere Of Showtime's Patrick Melrose
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Jennifer Jason Leigh’s Ample Bosom

Jennifer Jason Leigh’s breast size is 34 inches. Her bra size is 32B with a cup size of B. She has a firm bosom that looks ample due to her slim waist, thus making her look glamorous.

She wore a flattering dress to the 2016 Golden Globe awards. She looked sexy as the tightly-fitted dress brought attention to her busts.

Height5 feet 3 inches or 160 cm (1.60 m)
Weight52 kg or 115 pounds
Breast Size34 inches
Bra Size32B
Cup SizeB
Body Measurements34-23-34 in or 86-58-86 cm
Chest Size34 inches or 86 cm
Waist Size23 inches or 58 cm
Hips Size34 inches or 86 cm
Shoe Size7 (US) or 37.5 (EU) or 4.5 (UK)
Dress Size2 (US) or 34 (EU) or 6 (UK)
Eyes ColorHazel
Hair ColorBlonde
Natural breasts or implantsNatural

Did Jennifer Jason Leigh Have Any Plastic Surgeries?

Jennifer Jason Leigh was Harper’s Bazaar’s Most Beautiful Woman in 1989. After all the years, she still looks stunning and younger than her age. This has people alleging that The Hateful Eight actress underwent plastic surgery.

As Leigh has not opened up about having received cosmetic surgery treatments, it can be confirmed that she is all natural and hasn’t gone under the knife to alter her looks in any manner.

Jennifer Jason Leigh’s Net Worth

Actress Jennifer Jason Leigh
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Hailing from a family of talented people, Jennifer Jason Leigh is an impeccable actress who has also produced and directed. Her decades of career have added up to her net worth, which is approximately $5 million in 2022.

Jennifer Jason Leigh’s Most Notable Awards And Nominations

  • MTV Movie + TV Award: Best Villain, Single White Female (1993)
  • Golden Globe Award: Special Award, Short Cuts (1994)
  • Chicago Film Critics Association Award: Best Actress, Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle (1995)
  • New York Film Critics Circle Award: Best Actress, Georgia (1995)
  • Hollywood Film Award: Ensemble of the Year, The Hateful Eight (2015)
  • National Board of Review Award: Best Supporting Actress, The Hateful Eight (2015)
  • Golden Globe Award: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture, The Hateful Eight (2016) – Nominated
  • Online Film & Television Association Award: Best Supporting Actress, The Hateful Eight (2016)
  • Academy Award: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role, The Hateful Eight (2016) – Nominated

Interesting Facts About Jennifer Jason Leigh

Jennifer Jason Leigh chose her middle name after actor Jason Robards.

J Church has a song titled Jennifer Jason Leigh that has lines from her interviews.

Jennifer Jason Leigh wanted to play the fire on Backdraft as she thought that had the coolest scene.

What face shape does Jennifer Jason Leigh have?

Jennifer Jason Leigh has an oval-shaped face allowing her to rock any hairstyle.

What is Jennifer Jason Leigh’s hair color?

Jennifer Jason Leigh is a natural blonde. Different shades of brown also suit her perfectly.

What color eyes does Jennifer Jason Leigh have?

Jennifer Jason Leigh has hazel eyes that look beautiful under her neatly-shaped eyebrows.

Does Jennifer Jason Leigh have tattoos?

Jennifer Jason Leigh does not have any visible tattoos at present.

Did Jennifer Jason Leigh win an Oscar?

Jennifer Jason Leigh did not win an Oscar, but she got nominated for one for her acting in The Hateful Eight.

Does Jennifer Jason Leigh play guitar?

Jennifer Jason Leigh plays the guitar. She was particularly smitten by the guitar on The Hateful Eight.

Was Jennifer Jason Leigh in Grey’s Anatomy?

No, Jennifer Jason Leigh did not have a role in the medical drama Grey’s Anatomy.

Where does Jennifer Jason Leigh live?

Jennifer Jason Leigh lives in Los Angeles. She has another house in New York City.

Jennifer Jason Leigh is a brilliant actress whose family is also in the show business. Kim Fields is another celebrity who hails from a family working in the entertainment industry. Her mother and sister are actresses. Fields received acclaim for her acting in The Facts of Life, The Upshaws, and Living Single.