How Much is Jennifer Jason Leigh Worth?
It’s a pity for a talented actress Jennifer Jason Leigh, but her net worth doesn’t reflect the amount of her efforts she has put in over movie industry. The Oscar-nominated actress, Jennifer Jason Leigh appeared in numerous hit movies and popular TV series, but her net worth is estimated just at $4 million, which is a nuisance for a celebrated Hollywood star.
Jason Leigh is mostly known as Daisy Domergue from Quentin Tarantino film “The Hateful Eight”. She got Oscar nomination for that role.
In addition Jennifer portrayed a number of various female characters in such films and series as “Fast Times at Ridgemont High”, “Heart of Midnight”, “Rush”, “King of the Hill”, “Revenge”, “Twin Peaks” etc. Have a look at Jennifer Jason Leigh and another talented actress Madeleine Stowe in “Revenge”!
Although acting is the main source of Jennifer Jason Leigh wealth, still she tried to monetize her other talent too. She directed the comedy film “The Anniversary Party” in 2001. In addition Jason Leigh played the main part in the movie, produced it and even co-wrote its script. But unfortunately for Jennifer the film got modest reviews from critics and viewers. It grossed just about $4 million in the box office.
Currently Jennifer Jason Leigh continues to act in new screen projects and rakes in money for her talent. So, her net worth will only grow.
But how did she start her career?
Jennifer Jason Leigh Bio and Career
Born Jennifer Leigh Morrow grew up in a family of two entertainers, an actor Vic Morrow and a screenwriter Barbara Turner. Her father died, while filming “Twilight Zone” and Jennifer got some money compensation from movie producers (including the producer Steven Spielberg) for that.
Her mother tried to convince the girl to choose another career, but Jennifer insisted on her wish to be an actress. She began to visit acting lessons at the age of 14.
Jennifer Jason Leigh chose her stage moniker “Jason” to honor an actor Jason Robards, the friend of their family.
The actress rose to fame mostly due to her talent to portray mentally unstable heroines. She lost her weight to astonishing 39 kg to portray an anorexic character in “The Best Little Girl in the World”. Her big break was the role of Stacy Hamilton in “Fast Times at Ridgemont High”. Her heroine was a 15-year old sophomore, who worked in a local pizzeria and studied in Ridgemont High school.
Although Jennifer Jason Leigh played in many great films and TV shows, she gained recognition as an actress, who refused to play in several big screen projects, which later turned into massive hits. Thus she had a chance to play in “A Pretty Woman” instead of Julia Roberts, in “Chost” instead of Demi Moore and in “The Silence of the Lambs” instead of Jodie Foster. But she refused from these parts, which made other actresses A list stars.
In any case, Jennifer Jason Leigh continues her career, and probably her best roles are yet to come.
The actress saved enough money to buy the beautiful house of her dream.
The actress currently lives in a comfortable Los Angeles mansion with her 7-year old son Rohmer Emmanuel. She was married his father, a film director Noah Baumbach, in 2005-2013.
Jennifer bought a huge multi-level mansion in 1995. It is not known exactly, what she paid for the lavish residence, but approximately it cost her $813, 000.
The house is built of white brick and its roof is covered with coral-colored tiles. The main building of the residence is hidden among tall green trees to keep the actress’s privacy from intrusive paparazzi. There’s also a big swimming pool on the territory of the mansion.
They say Jennifer Jason Leigh is a happy owner of New York house too.