Jamie Lee Curtis
Jamie Lee Curtis is a film actress with starring roles in such acclaimed films as Freaky Friday, True Lies, Trading Places and A Fish Called Wanda.

In television, Ms. Curtis co-starred opposite Richard Lewis in the sitcom Anything But Love, as well as the title role in TNT’s adaptation of Wendy Wasserstein’s play, The Heidi Chronicles, and the CBS telefilm, Nicholas’ Gift.

Ms. Curtis is also an author of best-selling children’s books with net sales of all editions exceeding 4.6 million units. In addition to her most recent and seventh book, the New York Times Bestseller, Is There Really A Human Race?, she is the author of It’s Hard To Be Five, Learning How To Work My Control Panel, I’m Gonna Like Me, Letting Off A Little Self Esteem, Where Do Balloons Go? An Uplifting Mystery, Today I Feel Silly and Other Moods That Make My Day, Tell Me Again About The Night I Was Born, and When I Was Little, A Four-Year-Old’s Memoir of Her Youth.

Ms. Curtis is also an AIDS activist and has a deep and active connection to many children’s charities including, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh and Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles as well as being the official spokesperson for CAAF (The Children Affected by Aids Foundation) and on whose Executive Advisory Board she is a serving member and The Starlight/Starbright Foundation. Ms. Curtis is a recovering alcoholic/addict and is honored to serve on the Board of Directors of CASA (The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University). She is the mother of Annie, age 20 and Thomas, age 11 and has been married for 22 years to actor/director Christopher Guest.

Entries by Jamie Lee Curtis

Mort de Philip Seymour Hoffman: Bonjour tristesse, bonjour la vie

(0) Comments | Posted February 5, 2014 | 9:42 AM

Aujourd'hui, je fête mes quinze ans de sobriété, libérée de l'emprise de mon addiction secrète aux anti-douleurs et à l'alcool.

Je me suis endormie hier soir en imaginant la douleur de la famille, des enfants, des amis, des collègues et des fans de Mr. Hoffman. Son talent, si puissant,...

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Philip Seymour Hoffman est mort: bonjour tristesse, bonjour la vie

(0) Comments | Posted February 5, 2014 | 8:04 AM

Aujourd'hui, je fête mes 15 ans de sobriété, libérée de l'emprise de mon addiction secrète aux antidouleurs et à l'alcool.

Je me suis endormie hier soir en imaginant la douleur de la famille, des enfants, des amis, des collègues et des fans de M. Hoffman. Son talent, si puissant,...

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Good Morning Heartache, Good Morning Life

(112) Comments | Posted February 3, 2014 | 5:09 PM

Today is the fifteenth anniversary of my living clean and sober, free from the grips of a long, secret prescription painkiller and alcohol addiction.

I went to sleep last night imagining the grief of the family, children, friends, colleagues and fans of Mr. Hoffman. His gifts, so powerful, his demons,...

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Birth and Death: 11/22/1963

(92) Comments | Posted November 22, 2013 | 7:00 AM

It was my fifth birthday the day JFK was killed in Dallas. I remember nothing about it. My mother was very close to the president and his family -- the Lawfords and the Shrivers -- and had performed with my father at JFK's famous snowed-in inaugural. I understand my birthday...

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Till Death Do Us Part

(88) Comments | Posted August 31, 2013 | 12:30 PM

The gay soldier who openly challenged the government military policy of Don't Ask, Don't Tell died yesterday in a traffic accident. He was 36. His name was Darren Manzella. He was married in July. When I read that this morning I thought about courage. His courage to serve...

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Freedom of Choice, Freedom of Privacy

(203) Comments | Posted May 14, 2013 | 11:55 AM

Ms. Jolie is a heroine to many. Me included. There are very few public figures who do it all, put their money where their mouth is, suit up and show up and, as Eleanor Roosevelt said, "do the thing you think you cannot do." She is brave and bold and...

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Please Let Them Be

(202) Comments | Posted May 9, 2013 | 8:12 AM

Please let them be.

Please allow them to be with their families.

Please let them heal.

Please let them recover and reenter.

Please let them start the long healing process without the media's needs coming first.

Please hope that they get the psychological and spiritual help they need.

Please don't...

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Moment de vérité

(3) Comments | Posted May 1, 2013 | 10:02 AM

En 1977, Glenn Burke, un joueur afro-américain pour l'équipe des Dodgers (Los Angeles), et homosexuel dans le placard, a été le premier à faire un "tope là" à Dustin Baker, dans le stade Dodger. Deux ans plus tard, il ne pratiquait plus le baseball, ayant été transféré aux A's de...

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Moment of Truth

(451) Comments | Posted April 30, 2013 | 8:31 AM

In 1977, Glenn Burke, an African-American, closeted, gay Dodger, delivered the first ever high five to Dusty Baker at Dodger Stadium. Two years later he was out of baseball, having been traded to the A's and then not played by Billy Martin, who famously said, "I won't play a faggot...

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Death and Taxes

(307) Comments | Posted April 16, 2013 | 1:58 PM

April 15 now so sadly known for both. One a privilege for living in a free county, the other perhaps a price.

Images once unprintable now come with a graphic warnings but are accessible and ingrained in our minds. Perhaps it's important to be able to bear witness to the...

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And the Oscar Goes to... Hell

(2104) Comments | Posted March 1, 2013 | 6:51 PM

So, I have waited, and tried to communicate this privately, but then I started getting forwarded emails from the Academy of rave reviews of last weekend's disturbing Oscar show. Interesting that they didn't forward any of the numerous negative reviews, such as in The New Yorker and Vanity Fair.


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Memories of a Beauty

(32) Comments | Posted November 27, 2012 | 7:24 AM

I knew Deborah Raffin a long time ago, when both our skin was young and taut and her beauty was in full bloom.

She was a well-known model/actress, her jaw-slacking beauty belied her talent. Classic lines and talent to boot.

I knew her first when we both were on Circus...

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Après l'ouragan

(0) Comments | Posted October 31, 2012 | 9:35 AM

C'est fini. Avant, le vent et la pluie, maintenant le temps du nettoyage et du séchage.

Nous sommes impuissants de bien des façons mais pas de toutes les façons.

Nous qui ne sommes pas affectés par ce très récent rappel que, malgré toutes nos...

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(110) Comments | Posted October 30, 2012 | 12:04 PM

It is over. The wind and rain and now the drain and drying.

Powerless in all ways, but not every way.

We all who are not affected by this most recent reminder that with all of our assumptions of control, we are only human and can only do so much,...

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(437) Comments | Posted October 23, 2012 | 10:48 AM

Haven't seen one of those yellow bracelets yet. I'm sure they're coming. We should all wear both of them as we are all both of them, for to LIVE is to LIE.

I'm not suggesting that any of you have lied on that grand scale but true lies are told...

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(258) Comments | Posted March 22, 2012 | 12:16 PM

Anti: against or preventing

Anti. There are many things I am against. Anti-discrimination. Anti-drug. Anti-oppression. Anti-poverty and sickness. And there are many I am Pro. I am pro-antiperspirant and I am pro-antibiotics and then there are many things I am just pro... pro-biotics (especially yogurt), pro-choice, pro-tein.

Why then are...

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Blame It On The Fame Game?

(870) Comments | Posted February 12, 2012 | 11:05 AM

It knows no color, gender, age or influence. It doesn't care about your faith, your devotion to a religion, what you're wearing or what you eat. It doesn't discern talent from the lack of it. It doesn't care about fame and wealth and attention. IT wants the attention and it...

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Say My Name

(165) Comments | Posted November 26, 2011 | 1:35 PM

I recently traveled across the country for the holiday and everywhere I went, from the Captain and flight attendants (although you always get the Captain's FULL name and only the first for the attendants) to the hotel desk, bell and wait staff, everyone has a name tag and therefore I...

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(750) Comments | Posted November 10, 2011 | 10:48 AM

Is that what he said? Excuse the pun -- or shall I say STUN -- but that is exactly what was seen, the hind end of an adult sodomizing a child and now Coach Paterno is trying to say that in hindsight he would have done things differently. This is...

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Words With Friends and Back to Home-Ec

(285) Comments | Posted October 11, 2011 | 9:45 PM

When did it happen? When did this modern, post-feminist, post-Wendy Wasserstein-Heidi Chronicled group of Uncommon Women become 50's housewives? When? I now am obsessed with making gourmet food, organically grown, artisanally produced as I play Words With Friends compulsively with with my girlfriends, this generation's Coffee Klatch, while we drink...

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