Jamie Lee Curtis: from scream queen to Oscar winner

Jamie Lee Curtis wins Best Supporting Actress, her first ever Oscar in 45-year career

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13/03/23 | StarsInsider

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Jamie Lee Curtis is one of those special people in Hollywood who doesn't take herself too seriously. She grew up as Hollywood royalty surrounded by legends from the entertainment industry, at ease on film sets and red carpets. This has allowed her to be more outspoken and honest than most actors, as she's not afraid of being blacklisted. When she isn't gatecrashing her friends' red carpet interviews and cracking jokes, she's lifting the lid on issues that impact the people in her community, like substance abuse and the impossible beauty standards forced upon women in the spotlight.

Her exceptional career is in its fifth decade and shows no sign of slowing down. In fact, she received her first ever Oscar, winning Best Supporting Actress for the film 'Everything Everywhere All at Once,' in 2023 at the age of 64!

"I know it looks like I’m standing up here by myself but I am not, I am hundreds of people. I’m hundreds of people," she said in her acceptance speech. The film swept at the awards, with Michelle Yeoh and Ke Huy Quan also winning Best Actress and Best Supporting Actor respectively, along with winning Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, and Best Film Editing. It's surely a peak of Curtis's career, and she added in her speech, “To all the people who have supported the genre movies that I’ve made for these years, the thousands and hundreds of thousands of people, we just won an Oscar together!”

Ready to discover more? Click through this gallery to learn all about the hilarious and wholehearted Jamie Lee Curtis.

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