Jessica Lange Wiki, Bio, Age, Net Worth, and Other Facts

Jessica Lange Wiki, Bio, Age, Net Worth, and Other Facts

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Jessica Lange was born in 1949, in Cloquet, Minnesota, USA, where her father worked as a traveling salesman. She obtained a scholarship to study art at the University of Minnesota, but instead went to Paris to study drama. She moved to New York, working as a model, until producer Dino De Laurentiis cast her as the female lead in King Kong (1976). The film attracted much unfavorable comment and, as a result, Lange was off the screen for three years. She was given a small but showy part in Bob Fosse’s All That Jazz (1979), before giving a memorable performance in Bob Rafelson’s The Postman Always Rings Twice (1981), as an adulterous waitress. The following year, she won rave reviews for her exceptional portrayal of actress Frances Farmer in Frances (1982) and a Best Supporting Actress Academy Award for her work in Sydney Pollack’s Tootsie (1982) (as a beautiful soap-opera actress). She was also outstanding as country singer Patsy Cline in Karel Reisz’s Sweet Dreams (1985) and as a lawyer who defends her father and discovers his past in Music Box (1989). Other important films include Martin Scorsese’s Cape Fear (1991) (as a frightened housewife) and Tony Richardson’s Blue Sky (1994), for which she won a Best Actress Academy Award as the mentally unbalanced wife of a military officer. She made her Broadway debut in 1992, playing “Blanche” in Tennessee Williams “A Streetcar Named Desire”.


Interesting Facts about Jessica Lange

  • Everywhere Jessica travels, she tries to find a cemetery. She says they’re the most mysterious beautiful places.
  • Could only commit to three episodes of Horace and Pete (2016) despite being principally billed due to her commitments to rehearsals for her Tony nominated role on Broadway’s “Long Day’s Journey Into Night”.
  • Born at 11:00am-CST.
  • Daughter Shura (Alexandra) Baryshnikov, whose father is Mikhail Baryshnikov, graduated from Marlboro College in Vermont, the same college that Chris Noth attended in the ’70s. [2003]
  • Co-starred with former partner Sam Shepard in four films: Frances (1982), Country (1984), Crimes of the Heart (1986) and Don’t Come Knocking (2005).
  • Daughter of Dorothy Sahlman (1913-1998) and Al Lange, a teacher (1913-1989).
  • Ex-husband Paco Grande began losing his sight from retinitis pigmentosa in the early 1970s. Though the couple separated in 1975, they did not divorce for another seven years.
  • Born on the same date as Veronica Cartwright.
  • She is a big supporter for rights of the Monks of Nepal.
  • Lange turned down the role of Mary Louise Wright, the mother of Perry (played by Alexander SkarsgĂ„rd in Season 1) in Big Little Lies (2017), Season 2. Meryl Streep was cast instead.
  • Lived in Minnesota with Sam and their children for a few years, but now living in New York. [2004]
  • Had a fall at her home in Minnesota on March 17, 2009, breaking her collarbone and dislocating her arm. After an overnight stay in the hospital, she was released the next day. Shortly afterwards, Lange broke up with her boyfriend of 27 years, Sam Shepard, prompting speculation that a domestic dispute had been the actual cause of her injuries.

Personal Quotes by Jessica Lange

Your children are grown and your career has slowed down – all the stuff that took up so much attention is gone, and you’re left with expansive time and space. You have to reimagine who you are and what life is about.

- Jessica Lange

One of the things I love about acting is that it reveals a certain something about yourself, but it doesn’t reveal your own personal story.

- Jessica Lange

It was easier to do Shakespeare than a lot of modern movie scripts that are so poorly written.

- Jessica Lange

There’s something magical still about it when I get in a darkroom, and you’ve shot a roll of film and you develop it and you look at your negatives, and there’s, like, imagery there. That always stuns me.

- Jessica Lange