Net Worth: $35 Million
- Source of Wealth Film, Television
- Birth Place Los Angeles, California, United States
- Height 5' 6½" (1.69 m)
- Marital Status Married (Christopher Guest)
- Full Name Jamie Lee Curtis
- Nationality United States
- Date of Birth November 22, 1958
- Ethnicity Jewish-Hungarian, Danish, Anglo-American
- Weight N/A
- Occupation Actress, Author, Blogger
- Education University of the Pacific
- Children 2 (Annie, Thomas)
Jamie Lee Curtis has an estimated net worth of $35 million. The daughter of film stars Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh, Jamie Lee Curtis launched her film career as a “scream queen.” After a nondescript supporting role on the TV series Operation Petticoat, Curtis rose to cult stardom playing the straight-laced teenage babysitter imperiled by an unknown slasher in Halloween (1978). Upon appearing in the film’s sequel and in such spookers as The Fog (1979) and Prom Night (1980), she seemed in danger of being limited to blood-splattered horror films. But Curtis wasn’t about to be typed this early in the game: with a meaty secondary role as a prostitute — featuring several well-publicized nude scenes — in the big-budget comedy Trading Places (1983), she made the transition from imperiled teen type to knowing adult with nary a hitch.
Curtis didn’t exactly have a string of box-office smashes after Trading Places, but she was always worth watching even when the films weren’t. And when the good parts did come along, notably her roles in A Fish Called Wanda (1988) and My Girl (1991), she proved she was an actress of range and stature and not just another “movie star’s kid.” Taking a potentially humiliating role as the unknowing wife of a secret agent in the megabucks Arnold Schwarzenegger adventure True Lies (1994), Curtis delivered a sparkling performance, emerging as the only truly likable character in a loud and misogynistic melodrama.