Jessica Lange

Jessica Phyllis Lange is an American actress. She is the 13th actress to achieve the Triple Crown of Acting, having won two Academy Awards, three Primetime Emmy Awards, and a Tony Award, along with a Screen Actors Guild Award and five Golden Globe Awards.

Jessica Lange is an American actress who has received numerous accolades for her work in film, television, and theater. She is one of the few performers who have achieved the Triple Crown of Acting, winning two Academy Awards, three Primetime Emmy Awards, one Tony Award, and five Golden Globe Awards. She is also the thirteenth actress to achieve the EGOT, having won all four major annual American entertainment awards.

Lange made her film debut in 1976 with a supporting role in King Kong, for which she won a Golden Globe Award for New Star of the Year. She became a star in the 1980s, appearing in several acclaimed films such as The Postman Always Rings Twice (1981), Frances (1982), Tootsie (1982), and Sweet Dreams (1985). She received Academy Award nominations for her performances in Frances and Tootsie, and won the award for Best Supporting Actress for Tootsie. She also won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress for her portrayal of country singer Patsy Cline in Sweet Dreams.

In the 1990s, Lange continued to deliver critically acclaimed performances in films such as Music Box (1989), Men Don’t Leave (1990), Cape Fear (1991), and Blue Sky (1994). She won her second Academy Award for Best Actress for Blue Sky, becoming the second actress to win Oscars in both lead and supporting categories. She also received three more Golden Globe nominations for her roles in Music Box, Losing Isaiah (1995), and A Thousand Acres (1997).

Lange ventured into television in the 2000s, starring in several miniseries and films. She won her first Primetime Emmy Award for her role as Big Edie in Grey Gardens (2009), a remake of the 1975 documentary film. She also starred as Constance Langdon in the first season of the anthology series American Horror Story (2011), for which she won her second Primetime Emmy Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award. She reprised her role in the eighth season of the series, Apocalypse (2018). She also played different characters in the second, third, and fourth seasons of American Horror Story, subtitled Asylum (2012–13), Coven (2013–14), and Freak Show (2014–15), respectively. For these roles, she received two more Primetime Emmy Awards, two more Golden Globe Awards, and a Critics’ Choice Television Award.

Lange made her Broadway debut in 1992, playing Blanche DuBois in a revival of A Streetcar Named Desire. She returned to Broadway in 2016, playing Mary Tyrone in a revival of Long Day’s Journey into Night. For this role, she won the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play, as well as a Drama Desk Award and an Outer Critics Circle Award. She also starred as Joan Crawford in the first season of the anthology series Feud (2017), subtitled Bette and Joan, for which she received another Primetime Emmy nomination and a Golden Globe nomination.

Lange is widely regarded as one of the most talented and versatile actresses of her generation. She has been praised for her ability to inhabit complex and diverse characters with emotional depth and authenticity. She has also been recognized for her contributions to humanitarian causes and social justice issues. She is a Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF and an advocate for children’s rights. She has also supported various environmental organizations and campaigns, such as Greenpeace and The Climate Reality Project.