Award-winning actress Jamie Lee Curtis has starred in such blockbuster films as Trading Places, A Fish Called Wanda, True Lies and Freaky Friday. On television Ms. Curtis starred in the acclaimed sitcom Anything But Love, earning her both Golden Globe and People’s Choice Awards, TNT’s adaptation of the Wendy Wasserstein play The Heidi Chronicles which also earned her a Golden Globe nomination, and in the CBS television film Nicholas’ Gift for which she received an Emmy nomination.
Ms. Curtis is the author of a number of highly praised children’s books, including the current HarperCollins’ best seller Big Words for Little People.
An AIDS activist, Ms. Curtis has a deep and active connection to many children’s charities including Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh and Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles. In addition Curtis is on the board of the Starlight Children’s Foundation and is the official spokesperson for CAAF (The Children’s Affected by AIDS Foundation) on whose executive Advisory Board she is a serving member.
Curtis, the mother of Annie, age 22, and Thomas, age 13, has been married for 25 years to actor/director Christopher Guest. She will next be seen in the Disney comedyYou Again, set for release in 2010.