Her paternal grandparents were Hungarian Jewish immigrants. Curtis has an older sister, Kelly Curtis , who is also an actress, and several half-siblings all from her father's remarriages , Alexandra, Allegra, Benjamin, and Nicholas Curtis who died in of a drug overdose.
She considered majoring in social work , but quit after one semester to pursue an acting career. Career Film Curtis's film debut occurred in the horror film Halloween , in which she played the role of Laurie Strode.
The film was a major success and was considered the highest grossing independent film of its time, earning accolades as a classic horror film. Curtis was subsequently cast in several horror films, garnering her the title, " scream queen ". The film opened in February to mixed reviews but strong box office,  starting Curtis as a horror film starlet.
Her next film, Prom Night , was a low-budget Canadian slasher film released in July The film, for which she earned a Genie Award nomination for Best Performance by a Foreign Actress, was similar in style to Halloween, yet received negative reviews which marked it as a disposable entry in the then-popular "slasher film" genre.
That year, Curtis also starred in Terror Train , which opened in October and was met with negative reviews akin to Prom Night. Both films performed moderately well at the box office. Film critic Roger Ebert , who had given negative reviews to all three of Curtis's films, said that Curtis "is to the current horror film glut what Christopher Lee was to the last one-or Boris Karloff was in the s". Resurrection , as well as performing an uncredited voice role in Halloween III: Season of the Witch.
She has been confirmed to reprise her role as Laurie Strode in the sequel Halloween. She returned to acting after being cast in June in Disney's live-action - animated film, Beverly Hills Chihuahua , co-starring opposite Piper Perabo as one of three live-action characters in the film. She appeared as nurse Lt. Duran in the short-lived TV series Operation Petticoat , based on the film which starred her real-life father Tony Curtis. She starred in the TV film Death of a Centerfold: The Dorothy Stratten Story , playing the role of the eponymous doomed Playmate.
Jamie Lee Curtis was a game-show panelist on several episodes of Match Game. It has been hinted that her role may be a recurring one. During an interview, she openly said that if they could develop a story line, she would be more than happy to be on the show more.
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Blogging Curtis is a blogger for The Huffington Post online newspaper. Currently, she plays a leadership role for Children's Hospital Los Angeles and supported the opening of a new inpatient facility for the organization. She originally fell in love when she saw a picture of him from the movie This Is Spinal Tap in Rolling Stone saying to her friend Debra Hill "Oh, I'm going to marry that guy", actually marrying him five months later.
She became sober in  and maintains that recovery is the greatest achievement of her life. She once helped her son Thomas create a cosplay of blood elf character Kael'thas Sunstrider, which he entered into a BlizzCon costume contest. Together they also got the chance to attend the premier of the Warcraft film on June 6, , at The Chinese Theatre in Hollywood.