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 Tripplehorn 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.
credits include John Patrick Shanley's The Big Funk and Tis a Pity She's a Whore opposite Val
Both were staged at the Public Theatre.
In television, Tripplehorn 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 in the HBO drama series Big Love.
Once engaged to Ben Stiller, Tripplehorn married drop-dead gorgeous actor Leland Orser in 2000. They have a son, August, born in 2002.
Jeanne Tripplehorn Filmography