Jessica Lange Bio, Age, Husband, Net Worth, King Kong, and American Horror Story

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Jessica Lange Biography

A native of  Cloquet, Minnesota, United States, Jessica Lange is a popular American actress. She is the 13th actress to accomplish the Triple Crown of Acting, having won a Tony Award, three Primetime Emmy Awards, two Academy Awards, and along with five Golden Globe Awards, and a Screen Actors Guild Award.

Jessica Lange Age

Lange is 73 years old as of 2022. She was born on 20 April 1949 in Cloquet, Minnesota, United States. She celebrates her birthday on 20 April every year.

Jessica Lange Height

Lange stands at a height of 5 feet 8 inches(1.73 m) tall and weighs 54 Kg(120 Pounds).

Jessica Lange Education

Lange graduated from Cloquet High School and In 1967, she acquired a scholarship to study photography and art at the University of Minnesota, where she met and started dating Spanish photographer Paco Grande.

Jessica Lange Family

Lange was born and raised in Cloquet, Minnesota, the United States by her parents Dorothy Florence (née Sahlman) and Albert John Lange. Her father was a traveling salesman and a teacher, and her mother was a housewife. She has two older sisters, Ann and Jane, and a younger brother, George.

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Jessica Lange Husband

Lange was happily married to photographer Francisco “Paco” Grande from 1970 to 1982. Though they divorced not long after transferring to Europe during the mid-1970s, they did not divorce until the early 1980s, after which she paid him an unrevealed sum in maintenance.

From 1976 to 1982, she was partnered with prominent Russian ballet dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov, with whom she had her first child, Aleksandra Lange “Shura” Baryshnikov (born 1981). During that time, she was also sporadically linked with Bob Fosse, with whom she stayed friends until his death.

In 1982, she met and entered a relationship with playwright Sam Shepard. They had two children: son Samuel Walker Shepard and daughter Hannah Jane Shepard. They lived together in Virginia, New Mexico, Minnesota, and finally New York City, before divorcing in 2009.

Jessica Lange Net Worth

Lange has an estimated net worth of $20 million dollars.

Jessica Lange Humanitarian work

Lange is a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), specializing in spreading awareness of the disease in Russia and in the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. She also promoted a Romanian child with disabilities during the early 1990s.

Jessica Lange political views

Lange has joined the opposition to Minnesota’s wolf hunt. “More than anything else, the cruel methods authorized for trapping and hunting wolves are deeply disturbing,” the Cloquet native wrote in a letter to Governor Mark Dayton.

Jessica Lange Reception

Lange is usually in the milieu of America’s finest and most respected actresses. In a career traversing almost five decades, she came to be associated with playing brilliant women who usually have a disturbed internal life. She has been honored for her capability to produce passionate power without resorting to extreme melodrama.

Critics have frequently pointed out Lange’s tendency to play women on the edge of a nervous breakdown, a notion that the actress herself has also acknowledged Nicholas Bell of Ioncinema writes that her Oscar-winning role of Carly in Blue Sky (1994 film) is reminiscent of her signature performances, as “Lange excels at the small tics alluding at the madness always creeping below the surface”.

Jessica Lange Acting Style

With reference to her acting style, Lange has said that she acts on “pure emotion” rather than relying on a specific strategy. Director Glenn Jordan, who has directed her in O Pioneers! (film) noted that “Jessica reminds me of what someone once said of Jack Lemmon. Whatever emotion or whatever small nuance you want, she is like a supermarket. Her shelves are stocked full and it’s all accessible to her”.

This sentiment was imaged by actress Sarah Paulson who, after working with her on the 2005 stage production of The Glass Menagerie as well as five seasons of American Horror Story, defined the actress as being “like a cat on a wire” and added that “she is very instinctual, she doesn’t come up with an entire plan on how to play a scene”. As a result, Lange’s performance style has positively been referred to as unanticipated, since she acts out the course of her characters’ emotional journey with unexpected turns.

Jessica Lange King Kong

King Kong is a 1976 American monster adventure film directed by John Guillermin and produced by Dino De Laurentiis. It is a remake of the 1933 film of the same name regarding a giant ape that is captured and taken to New York City for display. Featuring special effects by Jessica Lange, Charles Grodin, and Carlo Rambaldi, it stars Jeff Bridges in her first film role. It’s the 5th entry in the King Kong franchise.

Jessica Lange Movies and Tv Shows

  • King Kong 1976
  • American Horror Story Since 2011
  • Tootsie 1982
  • The Postman Always Rings Twice 1981
  • Cape Fear 1991 Feud 2017
  • Rob Roy 1995
  • Frances 1982
  • Big Fish 2003
  • Hush 1998
  • Wild Oats 2016
  • Gambler 2014
  • Blue Sky 1994
  • The Vow 2012
  • Sweet Dreams 1985
  • The Politician 2019 – 2020
  • All That Jazz 1979
  • Grey Gardens 2009
  • In Secret 2013
  • Music Box 1989
  • Losing Isaiah 1995
  • King Kong Lives 1986
  • Cat on a Hot Tin Roof 1958
  • All-American 1988
  • A Streetcar Named Desire 1995
  • Titus 1999 Country 1984
  • Crimes of the Heart 1986
  • Normal 2003
  • Sybil 2007
  • American Horror Story: Coven Since 2013
  • Don’t Come Knocking 2005
  • Bonneville 2006
  • Prozac Nation 2001
  • Marlowe 2023
  • Horace and Pete 2016
  • How to Beat the High Cost of Living 1980
  • Broken Flowers 2005
  • We Can Be Heroes 2020
  • Men Don’t Leave 1990
  • A Thousand Acres 1997
  • Night And The City 1992
  • Megalopolis
  • Cheri 2009
  • The Secret Life Of The Lonely Doll
  • Antonio Lopez 1970: Sex Fashion & Disco 2017
  • Far North 1988
  • O Pioneers! 1992
  • Masked And Anonymous 2003
  • Cousin Bette 1998
  • Neverwas 2005

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Lange depicted Constance Langdon in Fiona Goode in Coven, Sister Jude in Asylum, Murder House, and Elsa Mars in Freak Show. Having worked in television, theater, and film, Lange has been the recipient of several awards, including two Emmys, four Golden Globes, and two Academy Awards. Moreover, she can be regarded as a singer as she has documented numerous songs for Freak Show.

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