Jessica Lange

Jessica Lange


4/20/1949, Cloquet, Minnesota, USA

Birth Name

Jessica Phyllis Lange


  • Jessica Lange as Constance on American H...
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Born in Cloquet, Minnesota on April 20, 1949, Jessica Lange grew up constantly traveling with her family since her father frequently changed jobs. This contributed to her desire to travel far and wide into the world as soon as she left Minnesota.
During her early college years, she…more


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    • Jessica: So, I encourage you: Don't keep anticipating that your life is up ahead of you. Don't always be waiting for the next thing. Don't put all your energies into some idea of the future. And with that in mind, you open the door to endless possibilities. Just allow life to take you on an adventure. Be receptive to the winds of change.

      Sometimes, you just have to let life take you on its glorious journey. And the best time to do it is now -- when you're young and full of curiosity and have no fear. Don't constrain yourself with expectations of success. Success will be a byproduct of the life you lead. All success is individual and sometimes, as in my case, completely accidental.

    • Jessica: (when asked on what she has planned for the future) I never think of the future. I never imagine what comes next.

    • Jessica: If I didn't have children I'd be a much better actress. I wouldn't be so distracted. I could pour 100 percent of my energies into it, to promote the investigation which acting is.

    • Jessica: I always wanted to [do more comic roles], but I never got offered them. Or if I was offered them, they didn't come up to the standard of Tootsie. So it really didn't kind of illicit my time and energy.

    • Jessica: I have made decisions based from purely an actor's point of view. I could be making a lot more money now if I had chosen a different kind of movie, but none of that matters to me... I've done the parts I wanted to do.

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    Jessica Lange is really a talented actress. In every role she really makes you believe that she actually is the character she's portraying. This sense of realism is what makes her really stand out above the masses of the rest of actresses today. My favorite movie of her's is "Cape Fear."