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Jessica Lange

Jessica Lange

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Famous as :

Actress

Birth Name :

Jessica Phyllis Lange

Birth Date :

April 20, 1949

Birth Place :

Cloquet, Minnesota

Spouse :

Paco Grande (1970 - 1981)

Claim to fame :

As Frances Farmer in "Frances" (1982)

Biography


Consistently exhibits the brilliance of her acting talent to make first-class performances in any projects she is involved throughout her long career, Jessica Phyllis Lange indeed has earned respect from both critics and moviegoers to emerge as one of the most prominent female thespians of her generation. A comely, fine-shaped figure of Polish also Finnish ancestry, she was born as the third daughter of Al and Dorothy Lange on April 20, 1949 in a small city of Cloquet, Minnesota. Along with her three siblings, the girl passed her early life living nomadically around more than ten different places to follow her father carrying out his job as a traveling salesman before returned to her hometown and attended its Cloquet High School. Afterwards earned a scholarship to University of Minnesota by the fall 1967, she took art studies with the intention to fulfill her aspiration of becoming a painter, but quickly discovered that the college environment did not fit her restless nature and so decided to quit in the middle of her freshman year.

Pondering on what she would do next, Jessica unexpectedly found herself to be captivated by the art of mime upon watching Jean-Louis Barrault's performance in a screening of a classic French film "Les Enfants du Paradis" (1945) aka "The Children of Paradise." Desired to learn as many as she could about this artistic gesture, she recklessly headed for Paris to come under the guidance of great mime teacher Etienne Decroux and spent a couple years there to master the technique thoroughly. Since mime is in fact closely related to acting, it was not really surprising when this mesmerizing blond eventually sparked a profound interest in the latter field which then prompted her to take acting classes in New York soon after she made her return to U.S. However, life in the big city was indeed tough to undergo, let alone making a way in show business, so it forced her to instead become a model for Wihelmina Agency rather than that of an actress on a sole purpose: to cover all of her expenses.

Latest News


Jessica Lange to Retire From Acting After Another Season of 'American Horror Story'

October 23, 2013 08:47:04 GMT

has mapped out her retirement from acting. The 64-year-old star, who says that her role in HBO's movie "" "brought back the thrill of acting," opens up about her version of a five-year plan in an interview to Los Angeles Times.
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'American Horror Story: Coven' Casts Danny Huston as Jessica Lange's Boyfriend

September 09, 2013 06:45:18 GMT

After playing a nun in the second installment of "", 's character in the upcoming chapter of the thriller series isn't committing a celibacy. In fact, the show has found a love interest for Lange's Fiona.
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'American Horror Story: Coven' Reveals Kathy Bates and Jessica Lange's Roles

August 03, 2013 03:43:08 GMT

Juicy details from ": Coven" were shared at the show's presentation during the Television Critics Association press tour on Friday, August 2. Several of the main characters were revealed, confirming witch theme of the upcoming installment.
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'American Horror Story' Writer Calls Jessica Lange's Character 'a Bride of Christ'

June 23, 2012 03:41:13 GMT

More details on 's role in "" season 2 have been shared by one of the men behind the show. Speaking to MTV, writer Tim Minear spilled, "She's playing a nun. She's playing an administrator of a facility," before gushing, "She's a bride of Christ."
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Demi Moore in No Rush to Return to Los Angeles After Checking Out of Rehab

March 02, 2012 03:10:21 GMT

Nearly a month after she was believed to have sought help for addiction issues and eating disorder, is reported to have checked out of rehab at Utah's Cirque Lodge. The actress playing Sarah Robertson in "", however, won't be coming back to Los Angeles just yet.
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Katy Perry to Make 'Dark' Music in Post-Divorce Album

March 02, 2012 02:23:28 GMT

has hinted the direction she's going to take in her next studio installment. The singer, who's known for her pop sugary anthems in the beginning of "", will do more exploration in the "dark" side instead of sticking on the "fun and vibrant" road.
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'American Horror Story' Season 2 Centers on Jessica Lange's New Character

March 02, 2012 02:20:57 GMT

"" co-creator Ryan Murphy has confirmed that will return to season 2 of the show. The 62-year-old actress, who recently won a Golden Globe award for her portrayal of Constance Langdon in the show's season 1, will play a new character in the sophomore season.
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Jessica Lange May Return to 'American Horror Story' Season 2

January 16, 2012 08:28:47 GMT

might be one of the familiar faces who can be seen in "" season 2. Met backstage at the 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards, the actress revealed she is considering to sign up for the new chapter of the FX horror show.
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Golden Globes 2012: Peter Dinklage and Jessica Lange Are Best Supporting TV Actor and Actress

January 16, 2012 02:52:07 GMT

As the Golden Globe Awards continues unveiling the winners, has been called onto the stage to receive the trophy for Best Supporting Actor in a Television Series. He was honored for his portrayal of Tyrion Lannister on "", which had also led him to win an Emmy last year.
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Jessica Lange and Sam Shepard Have Split for Almost Two Years

December 20, 2011 03:56:05 GMT

and are apparently great at keeping a secret. The "" star and her longtime partner have called it quits after nearly 30 years together, and according to PEOPLE, the pair took the decision to end their their relationship almost two years ago.
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