Jennifer Jason Leigh is an American actress. Leigh began her career as a teenager in the 1970’s, guest-starring on several television shows. Her film breakthrough came in 1982 for her performance as Stacy Hamilton in Fast Times at Ridgemont High. Leigh continued performing past her teen years, receiving critical praise for her roles in the 1990 films Miami Blues and Last Exit to Brooklyn.
In 1991, she appeared in Ron Howard’s Back-draft and in 1992 she acted in the drama-thriller Single White Female.