Jennifer Jason Leigh was born in Los Angeles,

She was born in California as Jennifer Lee Morrow, daughter of writer Barbara Turner and actor Vic Morrow.

Her father was of Russian Jewish descent and her mother was of Austrian Jewish descent.

She is the sister of Carrie Ann Morrow and half-sister of entertainer Mina Badie.

Jennifer's parents separated when she was two years old.

Jennifer starred in her most memorable film, Passing of an Outsider, at the age of nine.

(in a nonspeak job for The Covert Operative Who Never Was (1976)). At the age of 14 he was given by Lee Strasberg

Gaye Summers went to the acting studio and appeared in the Disney television film The Supernatural Universe of Disney:

The Youthful Wanderers (1978) and accepted his Screen Entertainers

Society nomination in an episode of the television series Baretta (1978).

1975) when she was 16. Jennifer starred in a few television motion pictures and an outsider

(1981) dropped out of Pacific Palisades Secondary School a month and a half before graduation.

Her most memorable critical achievement came as the female lead in Quick Times at Ridgemont High (1982).

Jennifer was married to essayist/director Noah Baumbach from 2005 to 2013,