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Jamie Lee Curtis
Curtis in July 2018
November 22, 1958 |
Santa Monica, California, U.S.
|Education||Choate Rosemary Hall|
Jamie Lee Curtis (born November 22, 1958) is an American actress, producer, and children's author. Known for her performances in film and television, she is one of the most prolific actors of the horror and slasher genres and is regarded as a scream queen. Curtis has received multiple accolades, including an Academy Award, a BAFTA, two Golden Globes, and two Screen Actors Guild Awards, as well as nominations for an Emmy and a Grammy. She received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1997.
Curtis came to prominence with her portrayal of Lt. Barbara Duran on the ABC sitcom Operation Petticoat (1977–1978). She made her feature film debut playing Laurie Strode in John Carpenter's slasher film Halloween (1978), the first film in the Halloween franchise, which established her as a scream queen and led to a string of parts in horror films such as The Fog (1980), Prom Night (1980), Terror Train (1980), and Roadgames (1981). She reprised the role of Laurie in the Halloween sequels Halloween II (1981), Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998), Halloween: Resurrection (2002), Halloween (2018), Halloween Kills (2021), and Halloween Ends (2022).
Curtis's film work spans many genres outside of horror, including the cult comedies Trading Places (1983), for which she won a BAFTA for Best Supporting Actress, and A Fish Called Wanda (1988), for which she received a BAFTA nomination for Best Actress. She won a Golden Globe Award for her portrayal of Helen Tasker in James Cameron's True Lies (1994). Her other notable film roles include Blue Steel (1990), My Girl (1991), Forever Young (1992), Mother's Boys (1993), Fierce Creatures (1997), Virus (1999), Drowning Mona (2000), The Tailor of Panama (2001), Freaky Friday (2003), Christmas with the Kranks (2004), You Again (2010), and Knives Out (2019). Her performance in Everything Everywhere All at Once (2022) earned her the first Academy Award nomination—and win—of her career, for Best Supporting Actress. To date, her films have grossed over $2.3 billion at the box office.
Curtis received a Golden Globe and a People's Choice Award for her portrayal of Hannah Miller on ABC's Anything But Love (1989–1992), and earned a Primetime Emmy nomination for Nicholas' Gift (1998). She also starred as Cathy Munsch on the Fox series Scream Queens (2015–16), for which she received her seventh Golden Globe nomination. Curtis has written numerous children's books, including Today I Feel Silly, and Other Moods That Make My Day (1998), which made The New York Times's best-seller list. Curtis is a daughter of actors Janet Leigh and Tony Curtis. She is married to British-American filmmaker Christopher Guest, with whom she has two adopted children. Her marriage to Guest, who holds the British title of 5th Baron Haden-Guest, makes her a baroness who is entitled to use the name "The Right Honourable The Lady Haden-Guest", though she opts not to use it.
- Early life
- Acting career
- Other ventures
- Political views
- Personal life
- Awards and nominations
- Critics' awards
- Other awards and nominations
- See also
Curtis was born in Santa Monica, California, to actors Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh. Her father was Jewish, a son of Hungarian Jewish immigrants, from Mátészalka. Two of her maternal great-grandparents were Danish, while the rest of her mother's ancestry was German and Scots-Irish. Curtis has an older sister, Kelly Curtis, who is also an actress, and four half-siblings (all from her father's remarriages): Alexandra, actress Allegra Curtis, Benjamin, and Nicholas Curtis (who died in 1994). Curtis's parents divorced in 1962. After the divorce, she stated her father was "not around" and that he was "not interested in being a father." She was raised by her mother and her stepfather, stockbroker Robert Brandt.
Curtis attended elite schools Westlake School (now Harvard-Westlake School) and Beverly Hills High School in Los Angeles, and graduated from Choate Rosemary Hall in Connecticut in 1976. Returning to California in 1976, she attended her mother's alma mater, the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California, and studied law. She dropped out after one semester to pursue an acting career.
Curtis's film debut occurred in the 1978 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. The producer, Debra Hill, specifically cast Curtis because her mother, Leigh, had been known as a horror icon. Curtis was subsequently cast in several horror films, garnering her the title "scream queen." She would also return to the Halloween franchise seven times, playing Strode again in the sequels Halloween II (1981), Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998), Halloween: Resurrection (2002), Halloween (2018), Halloween Kills (2021), and Halloween Ends (2022), and having an uncredited voice role in Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982).
Her next film following Halloween was The Fog, which was helmed by Halloween director John Carpenter. The horror film opened in February 1980 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 1980. 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 genre. That year, Curtis also starred in Terror Train, which opened in October and met with negative reviews akin to Prom Night. Both films performed moderately well at the box office. Film critic Roger Ebert, who gave negative reviews to all three of Curtis's 1980 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 1930s." In 1981, she appeared alongside Stacey Keach in the Australian thriller film Roadgames, directed by Carpenter's friend Richard Franklin; her importation, which was requested by the film's American distributor AVCO Embassy Pictures, was contested by the Sydney branch of Actors Equity. Although the film was a box office bomb in Australia and Franklin later regretted not increasing the size of Curtis's role, it has achieved a cult following and was championed by Quentin Tarantino. In 1997, she was inducted into the Fangoria Hall of Fame.
Her role in 1983's Trading Places helped Curtis shed her horror queen image, and garnered her a BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role. She then starred in the 1988 comedy film A Fish Called Wanda, which achieved cult status while showcasing her as a comedic actress. For her performance, she was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role. Curtis received positive reviews for her performance in the action thriller Blue Steel (1990), which was directed by Kathryn Bigelow. She also received a Golden Globe Award for her work in the 1994 action comedy film True Lies, directed by James Cameron.
Her other film roles also include the coming-of-age films My Girl (1991) and My Girl 2 (1994), and the Disney comedy film Freaky Friday (2003), opposite Lindsay Lohan. The latter was filmed at Palisades High School in Pacific Palisades, California, near where Curtis and Guest lived with their children. She was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Comedy or Musical for her performance in the film. She starred in the Christmas comedy film Christmas with the Kranks (2004), which went on to gain a cult following.
In October 2006, Curtis told Access Hollywood that she had closed the book on her acting career to focus on her family. She returned to acting after being cast in June 2007 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 also starred in the 2010 comedy film You Again, opposite Kristen Bell and Sigourney Weaver. Curtis had voice roles in the animated films The Little Engine That Could (2011) and From Up on Poppy Hill (2011). This was followed by supporting roles in the neo-noir mystery film Veronica Mars (2014) and the biographical drama film Spare Parts (2015).
Curtis returned to leading roles with her reprisal of Laurie Strode in the horror sequel film Halloween (2018). The film debuted to $76.2 million, marking the second-best opening weekend of October and the highest opening weekend of the Halloween franchise; and became the biggest domestic grosser in the franchise with its opening weekend alone. Its opening performance was the best-ever for a film starring a lead actress over 55 years old. Curtis's performance earned critical acclaim. Also in 2018, she had a role in the drama film An Acceptable Loss. She then starred as Linda Drysdale-Thrombrey in Rian Johnson's mystery film Knives Out, which earned critical acclaim and over $300 million at the global box office.
In September 2021, she was honored with the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival for her lifetime achievements. Curtis again reprised her role as Laurie Strode in the horror sequels Halloween Kills, which was released in October 2021, and in Halloween Ends, which was released in October 2022. She also appeared as Deirdre Beaubeirdra in the science fiction action film Everything Everywhere All at Once (2022), and will have a leading role in the video game adaptation Borderlands.
Curtis made her television debut in a 1977 episode of the drama series Quincy, M.E.. She went on to guest star on several series, including Columbo, Charlie's Angels and Buck Rogers in the 25th Century. She appeared as Nurse Lt. Barbara Duran in the short-lived comedy series Operation Petticoat (1977–1978), based on the 1959 film that starred her father, Tony Curtis. Curtis was also a gameshow panelist on several episodes of Match Game.
Curtis starred in the 1981 television film Death of a Centerfold: The Dorothy Stratten Story. She earned a Golden Globe Award nomination for her work in TNT's adaptation of the Wendy Wasserstein play The Heidi Chronicles. Her first starring role on television came opposite Richard Lewis in the situation comedy series Anything But Love, which ran for four seasons from 1989 through 1992. For her performance as Hannah Miller, she received a People's Choice Award and the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy. Curtis also appeared in a 1996 episode of the sitcom The Drew Carey Show. In 1998, she starred in the CBS television film Nicholas' Gift, for which she received an Primetime Emmy Award nomination.
In 2012, she appeared in five episodes of the police drama series NCIS, playing the role of Dr. Samantha Ryan, a potential romantic interest of Special Agent Gibbs (Mark Harmon). During an interview, she stated that if they could develop a storyline, she would be interested to return to the series, but this never occurred. The series reunited Curtis with Harmon, after he played her character's fiancé and later husband in the 2003 remake of Freaky Friday.
From 2012 to 2018, Curtis had a recurring role as Joan Day, the mother of Zooey Deschanel's character, in the sitcom New Girl. From 2015 to 2016, Curtis had a lead role as Cathy Munsch on the Fox satirical horror comedy series Scream Queens, which aired for two seasons. For her performance, she was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy.
Working with illustrator Laura Cornell, Curtis has written a number of children's books, all published by HarperCollins Children's Books.
- When I Was Little: A Four-Year Old's Memoir of Her Youth, 1993.
- Tell Me Again About The Night I was Born, 1996.
- Today I Feel Silly, and Other Moods That Make My Day, 1998; listed on the New York Times best-seller list for 10 weeks.
- Where Do Balloons Go?: An Uplifting Mystery, 2000.
- I'm Gonna Like Me: Letting Off a Little Self-Esteem, 2002.
- It's Hard to Be Five: Learning How to Work My Control Panel, 2004.
- Is There Really a Human Race?, 2006.
- Big Words for Little People, ISBN: 978-0-06-112759-5, 2008.
- My Friend Jay, 2009, edition of one, presented to Jay Leno
- My Mommy Hung the Moon: A Love Story, 2010.
- My Brave Year of Firsts, 2016.
- This Is Me: A Story of Who We Are and Where We Came From, 2016.
- Me, Myselfie & I: A Cautionary Tale, 2018.
In 1987, Curtis filed a US patent application that subsequently issued as Patent No. 4,753,647. This is a modification of a diaper with a moisture-proof pocket containing wipes that can be taken out and used with one hand. Curtis refused to allow her invention to be marketed until companies started selling biodegradable diapers. The full statutory term of this patent expired February 20, 2007, and it is now in the public domain. She filed a second US patent application related to disposable diapers in 2016 which issued as US Patent 9,827,151 on November 28, 2017, and will expire on September 7, 2036.
Curtis launched the podcast series Letters from Camp on Audible in 2020 and Good Friend with Jamie Lee Curtis for iHeartRadio in 2021.
During California's 2008 general election, Curtis appeared in the "Yes on Prop 3" television advertisements.
In March 2012, Curtis was featured with Martin Sheen and Brad Pitt in a performance of Dustin Lance Black's play 8—a staged reenactment of the federal trial that overturned California's Prop 8 ban on same-sex marriage—as Sandy Stier. The production was held at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre and broadcast on YouTube to raise money for the American Foundation for Equal Rights.
Beginning in 1990, Curtis and her father, Tony, took a renewed interest in their family's Hungarian Jewish heritage, and helped finance the rebuilding of the "Great Synagogue" in Budapest, Hungary. The largest synagogue in Europe today, it was originally built in 1859 and suffered damage during World War II.
Curtis also helped to refurbish the synagogue in Mátészalka where her grandparents worshipped. She attended the opening of the Tony Curtis Memorial Museum and Cafe, which is also located in Mátészalka.
Curtis was guest of honor at the 11th annual gala and fundraiser in 2003 for Women in Recovery, a Venice, California-based non-profit organization offering a live-in, twelve-step program of rehabilitation for women in need. Past honorees of this organization include Sir Anthony Hopkins and Dame Angela Lansbury. Curtis is also involved in the work of the Children Affected by AIDS Foundation, serving as the annual host for the organization's "Dream Halloween" event in Los Angeles, launched every year in October.
Curtis plays a leadership role for Children's Hospital Los Angeles and supported the 2011 opening of a new inpatient facility for the organization.
Curtis married Christopher Guest on December 18, 1984. She saw a picture of him from the movie This Is Spinal Tap in Rolling Stone and told her friend Debra Hill, "Oh, I'm going to marry that guy"; she married him five months later. They have two adopted daughters: Annie, born in 1986, and Ruby, born in 1996; Ruby is transgender. Curtis is actor Jake Gyllenhaal's godmother. Prior to her marriage to Guest, Curtis dated British rock singer Adam Ant.
Her father-in-law was a British hereditary peer, Peter Haden-Guest, 4th Baron Haden-Guest; when he died on April 8, 1996, her husband succeeded him, becoming the 5th Baron Haden-Guest and making her The Honourable the Lady Haden-Guest. Curtis does not use this title, saying, "it has nothing to do with me".
She is close friends with actress Sigourney Weaver. In a 2015 interview, she said she has never watched Weaver's film Alien in its entirety because she was too scared by it.
After her father Tony's death, she learned that her entire family, including siblings, had been cut out of his will.
Curtis received the Lifetime Achievement Award during the 78th Venice International Film Festival, to which she reacted saying that she "[felt] so alive, like I'm this 14-year-old person just beginning their life. That’s how I wake up every day with that sort of joy and purpose" and added that she "is just beginning [her] work."
|1980||The Fog||Elizabeth Solley|
|Prom Night||Kim Hammond|
|Terror Train||Alana Maxwell|
|1981||Escape from New York||Narrator / Computer (voice)||Uncredited|
|Roadgames||Pamela "Hitch" Rushworth|
|Halloween II||Laurie Strode|
|1982||Halloween III: Season of the Witch||Telephone Operator (voice)||Uncredited|
|1984||Love Letters||Anna Winter|
|Grandview, U.S.A.||Michelle "Mike" Cody|
|The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension||Sandra Banzai||In extended version|
|1987||A Man in Love||Susan Elliot|
|Amazing Grace and Chuck||Lynn Taylor|
|1988||Dominick and Eugene||Jennifer Reston|
|A Fish Called Wanda||Wanda Gershwitz|
|1990||Blue Steel||Megan Turner|
|My Girl||Shelly DeVoto|
|1992||Forever Young||Claire Cooper|
|1993||Mother's Boys||Judith "Jude" Madigan|
|1994||My Girl 2||Shelly DeVoto Sultenfuss|
|True Lies||Helen Tasker|
|1996||House Arrest||Janet Beindorf|
|1997||Fierce Creatures||Willa Weston|
|Halloween H20: 20 Years Later||Laurie Strode / Keri Tate|
|2000||Drowning Mona||Rona Mace|
|2001||The Tailor of Panama||Louisa Pendel|
|Daddy and Them||Elaine Bowen|
|Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and the Island of Misfit Toys||Queen Camilla (voice)|
|2002||Halloween: Resurrection||Laurie Strode|
|2003||Freaky Friday||Tess Coleman / Anna Coleman|
|2004||Christmas with the Kranks||Nora Krank|
|2005||The Kid & I||Herself|
|2008||Beverly Hills Chihuahua||Vivian Ashe|
|2010||You Again||Gail Byer Olsen|
|2011||The Little Engine That Could||Beverly "Bev" (voice)|
|2012||From Up on Poppy Hill||Ryoko Matsuzaki (voice)||English dub|
|2014||Veronica Mars||Gayle Buckley|
|2015||Spare Parts||Principal Karen Lowry|
|2018||Halloween||Laurie Strode||Also executive producer|
|An Acceptable Loss||Rachel Burke|
|2019||Knives Out||Linda Drysdale-Thrombey|
|2021||Halloween Kills||Laurie Strode||Also executive producer|
|2022||Everything Everywhere All at Once||Deirdre Beaubeirdra|
|Halloween Ends||Laurie Strode||Also executive producer|
|2023||Haunted Mansion||Madame Leota||Post-production|
|Borderlands||Dr. Patricia Tannis||Post-production|
|1977||Quincy, M.E.||Girl in Dressing Room||Episode: "Visitors in Paradise"|
|The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries||Mary||Episode: "Mystery of the Fallen Angels"|
|Columbo||Waitress||Episode: "The Bye-Bye Sky High I.Q. Murder Case"|
|1977–1978||Operation Petticoat||Lt. Barbara Duran||Main role|
|1978||Charlie's Angels||Linda Frey||Episode: "Winning Is for Losers"|
|The Love Boat||Linda||Episode: "Till Death Do Us Part, Maybe/Chubs/Locked Away"|
|1979||Buck Rogers in the 25th Century||Jen Burton||Episode: "Unchained Woman"|
|1980||Saturday Night Live||Host||Episode: "Jamie Lee Curtis/James Brown & Ellen Shipley"|
|1981||She's in the Army Now||Pvt. Rita Jennings||Television film|
|Death of a Centerfold: The Dorothy Stratten Story||Dorothy Stratten||Television film|
|1982||Callahan||Rachel Bartlett||Television film|
|Money on the Side||Michelle Jamison||Television film|
|1984||Saturday Night Live||Herself/Host||2 episodes: "Thompson Twins" & "Jamie Lee Curtis/The Fixx"|
|1985||Shelley Duvall's Tall Tales & Legends||Annie Oakley||Episode: "Annie Oakley"|
|1986||As Summers Die||Whitsey Loftin||Television film|
|1989–1992||Anything but Love||Hannah Miller||Main role; also directed episode: "The Call of the Mild"|
|1995||The Heidi Chronicles||Heidi Holland||Television film|
|1996||The Drew Carey Show||Sioux||Episode: "Playing a Unified Field"|
|1998||Nicholas' Gift||Maggie Green||Television film|
|2000||Pigs Next Door||Clara (voice)||Episode: "Movin' On Up"|
|2005||A Home for the Holidays||TV Program Host||Television film|
|2012||NCIS||Dr. Samantha Ryan||5 episodes|
|2012–2018||New Girl||Joan Day||6 episodes|
|2014||Only Human||Evelyn Lang||Television film|
|2015–2016||Scream Queens||Cathy Munsch||Main role; also directed episode: "Rapunzel, Rapunzel"|
|2019||Guest Grumps||Herself||Web series; episode: "Playing Super Mario Party w/ JAMIE LEE CURTIS!"|
|2020||Archer||Agent Peregrine Bruchstein (voice)||2 episodes|
|2022||Reno 911!||Lieutenant Donna Fitzgibbons||Episode: "Bad Lieutenant Woman"|
Awards and nominations
|2023||Everything Everywhere All at Once||Best Supporting Actress||Won|
|British Academy Film Awards|
|1984||Trading Places||Best Actress in a Supporting Role||Won|
|1989||A Fish Called Wanda||Best Actress in a Leading Role||Nominated|
|2023||Everything Everywhere All at Once||Best Actress in a Supporting Role||Nominated|
|Primetime Emmy Awards|
|1998||Nicholas' Gift||Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie||Nominated|
Golden Globe Awards
|Golden Globe Awards|
|1989||A Fish Called Wanda||Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical||Nominated|
|1990||Anything But Love||Best Actress in a Television Series – Comedy or Musical||Won|
|1995||True Lies||Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical||Won|
|1996||The Heidi Chronicles||Best Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television||Nominated|
|2004||Freaky Friday||Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical||Nominated|
|2016||Scream Queens||Best Actress in a Television Series – Comedy or Musical||Nominated|
|2023||Everything Everywhere All at Once||Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture||Nominated|
|2003||The Jamie Lee Curtis Audio Collection||Best Spoken Word Album for Children||Nominated|
Independent Spirit Awards
|Independent Spirit Awards|
|2023||Everything Everywhere All at Once||Best Supporting Performance||Nominated|
Screen Actors Guild Awards
|Screen Actors Guild Awards|
|1995||True Lies||Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role||Nominated|
|2023||Everything Everywhere All at Once||Won|
|Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture||Won|
|2019||Austin Film Critics Association||Best Ensemble||Knives Out||Won|
|Georgia Film Critics Association||Best Ensemble||Nominated|
|Oklahoma Film Critics Circle||Won|
|Phoenix Film Critics Society||Won|
|San Diego Film Critics Society||Best Ensemble||Won|
|Seattle Film Critics Society||Best Ensemble||Nominated|
|Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association||Best Ensemble||Won|
|2020||Columbus Film Critics Association||Best Ensemble||Won|
|Critics' Choice Awards||Best Acting Ensemble||Nominated|
|DiscussingFilm Critics Awards||Best Film Ensemble||Won|
|Hollywood Critics Association Film Awards||Best Cast Ensemble||Won|
|2022||Florida Film Critics Circle||Best Supporting Actress||Everything Everywhere All at Once||Nominated|
|Hollywood Critics Association Midseason Film Awards||Best Supporting Actress||Nominated|
|Las Vegas Film Critics Society||Nominated|
|Nevada Film Critics Society||Won|
|North Texas Film Critics Association||Won|
|Phoenix Critics Circle||Best Supporting Actress||Nominated|
|Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association||Best Supporting Actress||Nominated|
|2023||Alliance of Women Film Journalists||Grand Dame Award for Defying Ageism||Nominated|
|Best Supporting Actress||Won|
|Best Ensemble Cast||Nominated|
|Austin Film Critics Association||Best Supporting Actress||Nominated|
|Columbus Film Critics Association||Actor of the Year||Everything Everywhere All at Once and Halloween Ends||Nominated|
|Best Supporting Performance||Everything Everywhere All at Once||Nominated|
|Critics' Choice Awards||Best Supporting Actress||Nominated|
|Best Acting Ensemble||Nominated|
|Denver Film Critics Society||Best Supporting Actress||Nominated|
|DiscussingFilm Critics Awards||Best Film Ensemble||Nominated|
|Georgia Film Critics Association||Best Supporting Actress||Nominated|
|Best Ensemble||2nd place|
|Hawaii Film Critics Society||Best Supporting Actress||Nominated|
|Hollywood Critics Association Film Awards||Best Supporting Actress||Nominated|
|Best Cast Ensemble||Won|
|Houston Film Critics Society||Best Supporting Actress||Nominated|
|Iowa Film Critics Association||Won|
|Minnesota Film Critics Alliance||Best Acting Ensemble||Nominated|
|North Dakota Film Society||Best Supporting Actress||Nominated|
|Oklahoma Film Critics Circle||Won|
|San Diego Film Critics Society||Best Supporting Actress||Nominated|
|San Francisco Bay Area Film Critics Circle||Best Supporting Actress||Won|
|Vancouver Film Critics Circle||Best Supporting Actress||Nominated|
Other awards and nominations
|1981||Genie Award||Best Performance by a Foreign Actress||Prom Night||Nominated|
|Saturn Award||Best Actress||Terror Train||Nominated|
|1984||Jupiter Award||Best International Actress||Trading Places||Nominated|
|1988||Golden Apple Award||Female Star of the Year||—||Nominated|
|1989||American Comedy Award||Funniest Lead Actress in a Motion Picture||A Fish Called Wanda||Nominated|
|1990||Cognac Festival du Film Policier||Special Mention Award||Blue Steel||Won|
|Mystfest Award||Best Actress||Won|
|People's Choice Award||Favorite Female Performer in a New Television Series||Anything But Love||Won|
|1991||Viewers for Quality Television Award||Best Actress in a Quality Comedy Series||Nominated|
|1995||Fangoria Chainsaw Award||Best Actress||Mother's Boys||Nominated|
|Awards Circuit Community Award||Best Actress in a Leading Role||True Lies||Nominated|
|American Comedy Award||Funniest Lead Actress in a Motion Picture||Won|
|Blockbuster Entertainment Award||Favorite Actress – Action/Adventure||Nominated|
|MTV Movie + TV Award||Best Female Performance||Nominated|
|Best Kiss (shared with Arnold Schwarzenegger)||Nominated|
|Saturn Award||Best Actress||Won|
|1999||Blockbuster Entertainment Award||Favorite Actress – Horor||Halloween H20: 20 Years Later||Nominated|
|Fangoria Chainsaw Award||Best Actress||Won|
|Saturn Award||Best Actress||Nominated|
|2001||DVD Exclusive Award||Best Animated Character Performance||Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
and the Island of Misfit Toys
|2004||Satellite Award||Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical||Freaky Friday||Nominated|
|Saturn Award||Best Actress||Nominated|
|2012||Behind the Voice Actors Award||Best Vocal Ensemble in a Television Special/Direct-to-DVD Title or Short||The Little Engine That Could||Nominated|
|2014||Best Female Vocal Performance in an Anime Feature Film/Special in a Supporting Role||From Up on Poppy Hill||Won|
|Best Vocal Ensemble in an Anime Feature Film/Special||Nominated|
|2015||20/20 Award||Best Actress||True Lies||Nominated|
|2016||Satellite Award||Best Actress in a Series – Comedy or Musical||Scream Queens||Nominated|
|Fangoria Chainsaw Award||Best Television Supporting Actress||Nominated|
|People's Choice Award||Favorite Actress in a New Television Series||Nominated|
|2018||IGN Summer Movie Award||Best Lead Performer in a Movie||Halloween||Nominated|
|Fright Meter Award||Best Actress||Nominated|
|2019||Fangoria Chainsaw Award||Best Actress||Nominated|
|Saturn Award||Best Actress||Won|
|National Board of Review||Best Cast||Knives Out||Won|
|Satellite Award||Best Cast – Motion Picture||Won|
|2020||AARP Movies for Grownups Award||Best Ensemble||Won|
|Gold Derby Award||Ensemble Cast||Nominated|
|Ensemble of the Decade||Nominated|
|2021||Saturn Award||Best Supporting Actress||Nominated|
|People's Choice Award||Drama Movie Star of 2021||Halloween Kills||Nominated|
|2022||People's Choice Award||Drama Movie Star of 2022||Halloween Ends||Nominated|
|2023||AARP Movies for Grownups Award||Best Supporting Actress||Everything Everywhere All at Once||Nominated|
|AACTA International Award||Best Supporting Actress||Nominated|
|Gold Derby Award||Supporting Actress||Nominated|
|Satellite Award||Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture||Nominated|
|1998||Hollywood Walk of Fame||Motion Picture – 6600 Hollywood Blvd.||Honored|
|2000||Hasty Pudding Theatrical Award||Woman of the Year||Honored|
|2021||78th Venice International Film Festival||Golden Lion Honorary Award||Honored|
|2022||Las Vegas Film Critics Society||The William Holden Lifetime Achievement Award||Honored|
|2023||AARP Movies for Grownups Awards||Career Achievement Award||Honored|
|Santa Barbara International Film Festival||Maltin Modern Master Award||Honored|
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