Who is Jessica Lange and what is her net worth 2018? Jessica Lange is an American actress who is known for her work in film, theatre and television. She made her professional film debut in the 1976 remake of the 1933 action-adventure classic King Kong. In 1982, she became the first performer in 40 years to receive two Oscar nominations in the same year. Lange is a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Children’s Fund.
Jessica Phyllis Lange was born April 20, 1949, in Cloquet, Minnesota Albert John Lange, a school teacher and travelling salesman and Dorothy Florence, a housewife. She was raised with two older sisters, Jane and Ann and a younger brother, George. Due to her father’s constant changing jobs, Lange and her family moved a lot. In 1967 she received a scholarship to study art and photography at the University of Minnesota, where she met and began dating Spanish photographer, Paco Grande.
After the two married in 1971, they moved to Paris where Lange studied Mime theatre under the supervision of Etienne Decroux. While sharing an apartment with Jerry Hall and Grace Jones, she was discovered by fashion illustrator Antonio Lopez and subsequently became a model for the Wilhelmina modelling agency.
After returning to New York in 1973, she worked as a waitress and modelled until being discovered by Dino De Laurentiis, a Hollywood producer who cast her as an ingenue in his remake of King Kong. The film was given unfavorable comments and as a result Lange stayed offscreen for three years.
Before becoming a well known actress, Jessica Lange studied to become a photographer and worked her way up to being a model. She soon found her passion in acting. However, after the unfavorable comments about King Kong Lange waited three years to act again, and once she returned, her first role was a small part in Bob Fosse’s All That Jazz.
After her role in Bob Fosse’s film, she gave a memorable performance in Bob Rafelson’s The Postman Always Rings Twice, as an adulterous waitress. Her career continued to take off in movies such as Frances, Sweet Dreams, and Martin Scorcese’s Cape Fear. Today she can be seen on shows such as American Horror Story or Feud, a show centered around famous quarrels.
Jessica Lange was married to Francisco “Paco” Grande from 1970 to 1981. Although they separated after moving to Europe during the mid 1970’s, they did not get a divorce until the early 1980’s. After the divorce, Lange paid an undisclosed sum of alimony to Grande. From 1976 to 1982, she was romantically involved with ballet dancer, Mikhail Baryshnikov. She had her first child, Aleksandra “Shura” Baryshnikov, with him.
During the time of her relationship with Baryshnikov, Lange was also involved with Bob Fosse, whom she held a friendship with until his death in 1987. In 1982, Lange, entered into a relationship with playwright, Sam Shepard. They had two children, Hannah Jane, born in 1985, and Samuel Walker, born in 1987. Jessica Lange and Sam Shepard lived together in Virginia, New Mexico, Minnesota, and New York before separating in 2009.
Widely known for her work in film, theatre, and television, Jessica Lange, has won several awards. Throughout her career, she has won 52 awards and has had 123 nominations. In 2014, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, revealed that Jessica Lange was scheduled to receive her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Jessica Lange Net Worth
Jessica Lange has made her name throughout the world in theatre, film, and television. Even though King Kong, got bad reviews, she won the New Star of the Year Award at the Golden Globes. Jessica Lange’s net worth is $17 million.
She owes her success to her films, such as Tootsie, that helped her become well known today. Lange also owes her success to her theatre and television performances. Jessica Lange is one of 15 actresses to have won the Triple Crown of Acting (an Oscar, Emmy, and a Tony).
Jessica Lange was chosen by Empire Magazine in 1995 as 100 sexiest stars in film history. In 2009 she won her first Primetime Emmy Award for her portrayal of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis’ aunt, Big Edie, in HBO’s Grey Gardens. Lange also won her first Screen Actors Guild Award, fifth Golden Globe Award, and second and third Emmy Awards for her performances in the first and third season of American Horror Story.