Jessica Lange is an American actress born on April 20, 1949, in Cloquet, Minnesota. Working as a model, she was chosen to star in the mega hit film King Kong (1976). In 1982, Lange she received a best actress Academy Award nomination for the film Frances and won a best supporting actress Oscar for Tootsie. She later won another Oscar, this time in the best actress category, for her performance in 1994’s Blue Sky.
Lange has received an array of accolades for additional projects like A Streetcar Named Desire (1995), A Thousand Acres (1997), Normal (2003), Grey Gardens (2009) and American Horror Story (2012), and received the first Tony of her career in 2016 for the Broadway revival of Long Day’s Journey Into Night.
Over the course of her extensive career, Jessica Lange has won several prestigious awards. In fact, she is one of the 26 actresses to earn an Academy Award for a comedic role. In addition to being an actress, Lange is also a professional photographer who has her artwork displayed in numerous galleries like Howard Greenberg Gallery, Butler Institute of American Art, Rosegallery, Polk Museum of Art, Centro Cultural de Cascais and A Gallery for Fine Photography. Currently, she is a UNICEF’s Goodwill Ambassador who specializes in HIV/AIDS in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Russia. A less known fact about the American artiste is that she has also contributed to a number of songs as a singer.