Inventors are inspirational. The Right Honourable Jamie Lee Curtis, Lady Haden-Guest is an inventor, actress, author, and blogger. While many people recognize her as an actress, initially The Scream Queen, she is much more. From her humanitarian, philanthropic, and political causes to her acting, inventing, and writing she is an inspiring individual.
Jamie Lee Curtis was born on November 22, 1958 in Santa Monica, California. Her parents are the actors Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh. Her parents divorced in 1962. She has an older sister and siblings from her father’s remarriages. After high school, she attended University Of the Pacific in the late 1970s. After majoring in social work, she decided to pursue an acting career.
Curtis’s career started in horror films. After Halloween, she was cast in more horror films and got the title The Scream Queen. She, also, earned her first award nomination for Prom Night. Her role in Trading Places helped change her image and earned her an award. Additional movies and award nominations followed.
Curtis has appeared in multiple television films and series. Awards have continued to come to her as a result of this work. She has written multiple children’s books as well. She has appeared in advertisements and writes a blog for The Huffington Post.
In 1984, Curtis married actor Christopher Guest. In 1996, they were given their titles. He became the Barony of Haden-Guest when his father died. The couple adopted two children, a girl and a boy. In 1987, Curtis was issued a patent for a diaper with a moisture proof pocket for wipes. She decided not to market her invention because diapers were not biodegradable.
Curtis has worked to help people with addiction issues and to help children with illnesses. She has a leadership role for Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. She has worked for political and other causes she believes in.Be inspired! Have a bright day!