WHITE BOY RICK
JENNIFER JASON LEIGH (FBI Agent Snyder) came to prominence
alongside Sean Penn, Phoebe Cates and Nicolas Cage in Amy Heckerling's "Fast
Times at Ridgemont High." Six years later she garnered the Best Supporting
Actress Awards from the New York Film Critics Circle and the Boston Society of
Film Critics for her portrayals in both Uli Edel's "Last Exit to Brooklyn" and
George Armitage's "Miami Blues."
Subsequently, Leigh starred in Robert Altman's films "Short Cuts" and "Kansas
City," Joel and Ethan Coen's "The Hudsucker Proxy," Barbet Schroeder's "Single
White Female," David Cronenberg's "Existenz," Jane Campion's "In the Cut,"
Agnieszka Holland's "Washington Square," and Sam Mendes's "Road to
Perdition".Other films include Lili Fini Zanuck's "Rush," Ron Howard's "Backdraft,"
Chrisopher Guest's "The Big Picture," Brad Anderson's "The Machinist," and Todd
Jennifer was nominated for an Oscar, a Golden Globe, a BAFTA, and a Critic's
Choice award and was awarded the National Board of Review Award for Best
Supporting Actress, The San Diego Film Critics Society Award, the Online Film &
Television Association Award, North Texas Film Critics Association Award for her
tour de force performance in Quentin Tarantino's "The Hateful Eight" in which
she plays the female lead "Daisy Domergue."
For her work in "Anomalisa," the groundbreaking stop-motion animated film
written by Oscar-winning screenwriter Charlie Kaufman and directed by Charlie
Kaufman and Duke Johnson she received a 2015 Independent Spirit Award Nomination
for Best Supporting Actress, and an Annie Award nomination.
Leigh made her writing and directorial debut in 2001 with "The Anniversary
Party" which she co-wrote, co-starred and co-directed with Alan Cumming.
Broadway credits include "Cabaret," directed by Sam Mendes, and David
Auburn's "Proof." In 2006 she starred in the American premiere of Mike Leigh's
'Abigail's Party" for The New Group and in the radio play, "Anomalisa," written
and directed by Charlie Kaufman at UCLA's Royce Hall in Los Angeles.
Leigh starred in Noah Baumbach's "Margot at the Wedding" opposite Nicole
Kidman and Jack Black, Charlie Kaufman's "Synecdoche, New York" with Philip
Seymour Hoffman and Catherine Keener and in "Greenberg," which Leigh also
produced with Scott Rudin.
Her performance in Alan Rudolph's "Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle" won
her a Golden Globe nomination, the Best Actress Awards from the National Society
of Film Critics, the Chicago Film Critics Association and her first Independent
Spirit Award nomination.
Leigh won the New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress and Best
Actress from the Montreal World Film Festival, as well as an Independent Spirit
Award nomination for her performance in Georgia. Georgia was directed by Ulu
Grosbard and produced by Leigh and penned by her mother Barbara Turner.
Most recently, Leigh starred in Adam Garland's Annihilation, Rob Reiner's
LBJ, and Showtime's "Patrick Melrose," starring opposite Benedict Cumberbatch.
Leigh currently stars in the Netflix dramedy, "Atypical."
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