Jamie Lee Curtis Net Worth 2022 (Forbes) – Salary, Income, Husband

Jamie Lee Curtis Net Worth

Jamie Lee Curtis has an estimated net worth of $65 Million. She is an American big screen and television actress and also a writer. She officially became known as Baroness “Lady Haden-Guest” after her husband inherited the barony. She earns most of her income from movies, television shows, and book royalties. 

Her debut movie “Halloween”, in which she portrayed the role of Laurie Strode, was a hit and established her as a well-known actress in the horror genre. Her remarkable performance in the film “Halloween” helped her to star in other films of the genre, including “Terror Train”, “The Fog”, “Roadgames” and “Halloween II”.  

For her performances in horror films, she received the title of “Scream Queen”. Later, she excelled in the comedy genre with equal success, receiving positive reviews that established her as a versatile actress. Some of her best comedy films are “Trading Places”, “A Fish Called Wanda” and “True Lies”.

Among her best-known works in television are series such as “Operation Petticoat”, “Anything But Love”, “NCIS” and “New Girl.” She also played Dean Cathy Munsch, the lead role in the series ‘Scream Queens’, which airs on ‘FOX’.

She has directed several television movies, ranging from ‘She’s in the Army Now’ to ‘The Heidi Chronicles’, ‘Nicholas’ Gift’ and ‘Only Human.’ 

In addition, she is the author of numerous children’s books, including ‘When I Was Little: A Four-Year-Old’s Memoir of Her Youth’ and ‘Today I Feel Silly and Other Moods That Make My Day’, which not only received critical acclaim but also won over readers.

Jamie Lee Curtis has received several awards, including the “BAFTA Award”, the “Golden Globe Award”, the “Saturn Award” and the “American Comedy Award”.

To calculate the net worth of Jamie Lee Curtis, subtract all her liabilities from her total assets. Investments, savings, cash deposits, and any equity she has in a house, car, or other similar asset are included in the total assets. All debts, such as loans and personal debt, are included in total liabilities.

Here’s the breakdown of her net worth:

Name: Jamie Lee Curtis
Net Worth: $65 Million
Monthly Salary: $200 Thousand
Annual Income: $5 Million
Source of Wealth: Actor, Writer, Author, Voice Actor

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Early Life

Jamie Lee Curtis was born in Santa Monica, California, on November 22, 1958, to Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh. Her parents were both movie stars who divorced in 1962.

Her older sister is actress Kelly Curtis. Her father’s side had the rest of her half-siblings.

She attended the all-girls ‘Westlake School’ (now ‘Harvard-Westlake School’) in Los Angeles, where she was a cheerleader alongside Gigi Garner, who went on to become a film producer. Jamie Lee Curtis then attended ‘Beverly Hills High School.’

She graduated from ‘Choate Rosemary Hall’ in Connecticut in 1976. She enrolled in the ‘University of the Pacific’ in Stockton, California, after graduating. She intended to major in social work, but after a semester, she dropped out to pursue acting.

‘Halloween’ and Scream Queen Status

Curtis first appeared on shows like Quincy M.E. and Columbo. She was even cast in the short-lived military comedy Operation Petticoat, which was based on her father’s 1959 film.

Curtis’ big break came in 1978, when she was cast in John Carpenter’s classic horror film Halloween. This film’s unexpected success led to more work in the horror genre, including Prom Night (1980), The Fog (1980), and Halloween II (1981), and earned the actress the moniker “Scream Queen.”

Rise to Stardom: ‘Death of a Centerfold,’ ‘Trading Places’

Curtis demonstrated her dramatic abilities on television in Death of a Centerfold: The Dorothy Stratten Story (1981). She portrayed the title character, a Playboy model killed by her abusive and controlling husband.

Curtis also appeared in the 1983 hit film Trading Places alongside Dan Aykroyd and Eddie Murphy. Her portrayal of a sweet-natured hooker helped propel her career to new heights.

Curtis landed a number of leading film roles, with varying degrees of success. She received positive feedback for her films Love Letters (1983) and Grandview, U.S.A. (1984). Perfect (1985), on the other hand, proved to be anything but perfect. Curtis played an aerobics instructor opposite John Travolta in this box office flop.

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‘A Fish Called Wanda,’ ‘True Lies’ and More ‘Halloween’ 

Curtis experienced another period of success in the late 1980s, beginning with the critically acclaimed comedy A Fish Called Wanda (1988). From 1989 to 1992, she co-starred in the sitcom Anything But Love with comedian Richard Lewis, for which she received a Golden Globe Award in 1990.

Curtis then demonstrated another side of her acting abilities in True Lies, in which she played an action-adventure character (1994). She portrayed a suburban housewife who is unaware that her husband (Arnold Schwarzenegger) is a spy, earning her a second Golden Globe nomination.

Curtis returned to her horror roots in the sequels Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998) and Halloween: Resurrection (1998). (2002). Though she gave memorable supporting performances in 2000’s Drowning Mona and 2001’s Tailor of Panama, her next significant box-office success came with a younger audience in the 2003 remake of Freaky Friday, in which she co-starred with Lindsay Lohan.

Writing Career

Curtis is one of the few celebrity writers who has won the approval of both critics and readers. She’s had a lot of success as a children’s book author. When I Was Little: A Four-Year-Memoir Old’s of Her Youth, her first children’s book, was published in 1993.

Her two children with actor-filmmaker Christopher Guest have provided her with a lot of inspiration. Her second book, Tell Me Again About The Night I Was Born, was inspired by the adoption of their oldest child, Annie (1996). She co-wrote the New York Times best-seller Today I Feel Silly, and Other Moods That Make My Day two years later. In addition, inspired by her adopted son, Tom, she wrote Is There Really a Human Race? in 2006.

Curtis’ subsequent books include My Mommy Hung the Moon: A Love Story (2010), My Brave Year of Firsts (2016), and Me, Myselfie, and I: A Cautionary Tale (2017).

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‘Scream Queens’ and More Film and TV Work

Curtis’ screen appearances dwindled after Christmas with the Kranks (2004), and she became best known as the Activia yogurt spokesperson for several years. Nonetheless, she appeared in a number of lighthearted films, including Beverly Hills Chihuahua (2008) and You Again (2010).

Curtis began appearing in recurring roles on popular television shows such as NCIS and New Girl in 2012. She returned to TV full-time in 2015 with Scream Queens, playing the dean of a university terrorized by a serial killer. Curtis also appeared in Spare Parts, a drama based on the true story of four high school students who compete in a robotics competition, that same year.

Curtis faced the evil Mike Myers in a new Halloween film forty years after her big screen debut as Laurie Strode in one of horror’s classics (2018).

According to the actress, this time, her character has prepared to face her long-time foe. “In this case, she is well-matched, prepared, and focused,” Curtis said. “She will be the one people rally around when that moment arrives because she is the one who is prepared.”

Curtis also appeared in the political thriller An Acceptable Loss that year, before joining the star-studded cast of the murder mystery Knives Out in 2019.

Charity Work

She was the honorary guest of the Venice, California-based non-profit organization ‘Women in Recovery’ in 2003. It was the organization’s eleventh annual gala and fundraising event.

She is a strong supporter of children’s hospitals and serves on the board of ‘Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.’ She also hosts the ‘Dream Halloween’ event, which is hosted by the ‘Children Affected by AIDS Foundation’ every October.

In March 2012, she co-starred with Brad Pitt and Martin Sheen in Dustin Lance Black’s play ‘8.’ It was performed at the ‘Wilshire Ebell Theatre’ and broadcast on ‘YouTube’ to benefit the ‘American Foundation for Equal Rights.’

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Personal Life & Husband

In the 1980s, she became engaged to J. Michael Riva, a Hollywood production designer. He is the grandson of the former diva Marlene Dietrich.

On December 18, 1984, she married actor Christopher Guest. With Christopher Guest she adopted two children – Annie (born 1986) and Thomas (born 1996).

In 1996, she formally became Lady Haden-Guest after her husband inherited the Barony of Haden-Guest.
Lew Wassermann, CEO MCA -Universal, was her godfather. She is the godmother to Jake Gyllenhaal.

After the death of her father, Tony Curtis, James Lee Curtis experienced a severe shock when she learned that she, her children, and her siblings had been cut out of his will.

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