The Gala

Jamie Lee Curtis

Jamie Lee Curtis

Jamie Lee Curtis is an actress with starring roles in such acclaimed films as “Freaky Friday,” “True Lies,” “Trading Places” and “A Fish Called Wanda.” In October, she’ll reprise her iconic role as Laurie Strode in a new “Halloween” installment, which marks 40 years since the original film’s release.

In television, Curtis co-starred opposite Richard Lewis in the sitcom “Anything But Love,” and portrayed the titular role in TNT’s adaptation of Wendy Wasserstein’s play, “The Heidi Chronicles.” Her work in the CBS telefilm “Nicholas’ Gift” earned her an Emmy nomination. She recently appeared on “NCIS” and “New Girl,” as well as “Scream Queens,” for which her portrayal of Dean Cathy Munsch garnered a Golden Globe nomination.

Curtis is an author of best-selling children’s books, having sold over five million books under the banner “Books To Grow By.” Her newest book, “Me, My Selfie & I,” will be released in September.

Curtis is a recovering alcoholic and addict, and is honored to have served on the Board of Directors for The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University, as well as The Scott Hitt Foundation. She has a deep and active connection to many children’s charities, and currently serves on the Board of Trustees at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.

She is a mother to Annie and Thomas, and is married to actor and director Christopher Guest. She currently resides in Los Angeles.