Jamie Lee Curtis
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Few baronesses can be called classic scream queens, but Curtis — daughter of Oscar nominees Janet Leigh and Tony Curtis — fits the bill nicely. Married into British royalty via husband Christopher Guest, the 60-year-old triumphed at the box office in 2018, breaking records with a reboot of her now classic debut film, “Halloween,” produced by Jason Blum. While the original took in $47 million in 1978, the revamp saw $255 million in worldwide receipts, proving Curtis can be both wickedly funny and fiercely durable. Continuing her streak in 2018, the author of over 12 YA books published “Me, Myselfie & I: A Cautionary Tale.” Next, she’ll play herself in the web series “Guest Grumps,” return as Laurie Strode in two “Halloween” sequels, and star in upcoming comedy feature “Senior Entourage,” following her role in the well-received 2019  Rian Johnson whodunnit, “Knives Out.”



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  • 2019 Variety500 Honoree
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Jamie Lee Curtis Opens Up About Her Vicodin Addiction and the Road to Recovery

Jamie Lee Curtis Opens Up About Her Vicodin Addiction and the Road to Recovery

"Knives Out" star Jamie Lee Curtis opened up about the truth behind her long term Vicodin addiction, how she kept it a secret from the world, and her first big wake up call during her cover shoot for Variety's first ever Recovery Issue.Curtis recalled a situation in December of 1998 in which her former Brazilian healer caught her as she took a handful of Vicodin with her wine as she prepared for the holidays. "From behind me, I heard this:...


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