Jeanne Tripplehorn biography
Date of Birth: June 10, 1963
Launching her performing career in her native Tulsa, Oklahoma, Jeanne Tripplehorn spent several years as a local radio and TV host. Her father, Tom Tripplehorn, was a guitarist with Gary Lewis and the Playboys. Educated at both the University of Oklahoma and New York's Julliard School of Drama, Tripplehorn was first seen on a nationwide basis in 1991 in a supporting role in the made-for-TV movie The Perfect Tribute, a fictionalized retelling of the events leading up to Lincoln's Gettysburg Address.
Since Jeanne made her motion picture debut in 1992 in Paul Verhoeven's Basic Instinct opposite Michael Douglas and Sharon Stone, she has established herself as one of Hollywood¹s most dynamic female performers.
On stage, she starred in the role of Masha in the stage version of Chekov's The Three Sisters opposite Amy Irving and Lili Taylor at the Roundabout Theater on Broadway. Other theater credits include John Patrick Shanley's The Big Funk and Tis a Pity She's a Whore opposite Val Kilmer. Both were staged at the Public Theatre.
In television, Jeanne starred opposite Arliss Howard in the critically acclaimed telefilm Old Man, based on William Faulkner's classic novella.
Her other film credits include Office Killer, the directorial debut of acclaimed photographer Cindy Sherman; The Night We Never Met with Matthew Broderick; Sydney Pollack¹s The Firm opposite Tom Cruise; Kevin Reynolds¹ Waterworld opposite Kevin Costner; and the romantic comedy 'Til There was You.
She got a chance to play normal -- albeit frazzled -- as Hugh Grant's fiancée in the romantic comedy Mickey Blue Eyes (1999) and in 2000, she returned to rougher territory as a lesbian gangster in Mike Figgis' experimental ensemble film Time Code . In 2006, she took on a regular role on the HBO drama series Big Love, which ran to 2011, and in 2012 she began a two-year run as Alex Blake on the CBS crime drama series Criminal Minds.
Her latest films include the romantic dramas A Perfect Man (2013), starring alongside Liev Schreiber and Gloria Bell (2019), starring Julianne Moore.
Once engaged to Ben Stiller, Jeanne married drop-dead gorgeous actor Leland Orser in 2000. They have a son, August, born in 2002.
Jeanne Tripplehorn Filmography