Janet Lee wasborn on July 6, 1927. She married actor Tony Curtis who was her third husband. Their relationship lasted from June 1951 to September 1962.Tony's excessive affinity for alcohol was the reason behind their split. When they got divorced, Jamie was only three years old. Janet Lee also a star of her times looked for a more secure existence for herself and her daughters and married a stockbroker Robert Brandt. She is the mother of Kelly Curtis and Jamie Lee Curtis.Since 1950s, she played dramatic roles in films such as Safari Touch of Evil and The Manchurian Candidate (1962), but her career reached its culmination when she performed the role of doomed Marion Crane in Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho For this role she received the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. She continued to appear occasionally in films and television, including two performances with her daughter Jamie Lee Curtis in The Fog and Halloween H20: 20 Years Later.She is also the author of four books. Her first, the memoir "There Really Was a Hollywood", was a New York Times bestseller. Soon novels such as House of Destiny and The Dream Factory and the non-fiction book Psycho: Behind the Scenes of the Classic Thriller followed.
Jamie Lee was born on 22 November in 1958 in Santa Monica, California. She is the daughter of the legendary actress Janet Lee. Her father was Tony Curtis, is also a well-known personality of theaters and movies. Initially she was popularly known as the 'scream queen' for her roles in horror movies such as Halloween, The Fog, Prom Night, and Terror Train. She got her big break in the year 1978, with the famous role of Laurie Strode in Halloween. After that, she acted in quite a few good movies: Trading Places, Perfect a Fish Called Wanda and Halloween H20: 20 Years Later. She made her television debut in an episode of Colombo, but her first starring TV role was opposite Richard Lewis in the situation comedy 'Anything But Love', which ran for four seasons from 1989 through 1992. Her performance as Hannah Miller earned her both a Golden Globe and People's Choice Award. She also acted "Nurse Lt. Duran" in the short-lived television series, Operation Petticoat; based on the big-screen version, which starred her real-life father. She is widely known for her acting in the much acclaimedaction thriller True Lies. She also won a Golden Globe for her brilliant acting in True Lies. Her career is compiled of a body of work that spans many genres, and has won 'BAFTA' and 'Golden Globe' awards. Just like her mother apart from being an actor, she is also an established writer. Her 1998 book, 'Today I Feel Silly', and 'Other Moods That Make My Day', made the best-seller list in 'The New York Times'. After Curtis married actor Christopher Guest on December 18, 1984, she became Lady Haden-Guest when her husband inherited the Barony of Haden-Guest in 1996, upon the death of his father. The couple has two adopted children.
In spite of being born of celebrity parents and having a difficult period in her childhood, Jamie Lee, by her sheer determination and talent surpassed the fame of her celebrity mother Janet Lee.
Famous actress Jamie Lee is the daughter of the legendary actress Janet Lee. Tony Lee her father is also a renowned name.