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Jessica Lange

Jessica Lange
Personal information
Birth nameJessica Phyllis Lange
Birth dateApril 20, 1949(age 67)
Place of birthCloquet, Minnesota, United States
NationalityAmerican
EducationCloquet High School (1967)
University of Minnesota (1967)
Occupationmodel, actor, producer, photographer
Years active1976 present
AgentCreative Artists Agency
SpouseFrancisco Paco Grande (1970 81)
PartnerMikhail Baryshnikov (1976 82)
Samuel Shepard (1982 present)
ChildrenAlexandra Baryshnikov (1981)
Hannah Jane Shepard (1985)
Samuel Walker Shepard (1987)
ParentsAlbert John Lange (1911 88)
Dorothy Florence Sahlman (1913 68)
RelativesAnn and Jane Lange (sisters)
George Lange (brother)
AwardsAcademy Awards (1983, 95)
Golden Globes (1977, 83, 95, 96)
Emmy Award (2009)

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Jessica Phyllis Lange (c-eniconˈdʒɛsɨkə_ˈlæŋ, born April 20, 1949) is an American screen and stage actress. Most recently, she debuted also as a photographer.

The actress may be most notable for her performance of Frances Farmer (ranked #85 on Premiere magazine's 100 Greatest Performances of All Time in 2006) in Frances, and Tootsie. Both from 1982, for which she was nominated on Oscars in two categories at the same time, becoming the first such female since Teresa Wright in 1942. Her other significant roles featured Patsy Cline in Sweet Dreams (1985), Carly Marshall in Blue Sky (1994), Blanche DuBois in A Streetcar Named Desire (1995), Irma Applewood in Normal (2003), and Edith Ewing Bouvier Beale in Grey Gardens (2009). Amongs other, she has won two Academy Awards (for Tootsie and Blue Sky), four Golden Globes, and lately an Emmy Award.

Lange published in 2008 her own collection of black-and-white pictures, simply entitled 50 Photographs (powerHouse Books). Since 1982, Lange has lived with the Pulitzer Prize-winner, Sam Shepard.


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