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Also Known As: Jeanne Marie Tripplehorn, Jeanne Summers Died:
Born: June 10, 1963 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA Profession: actress, DJ

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Despite landing significant roles in high-profile features early in her career, actress Jeanne Tripplehorn worked for years before becoming a household name on the hit cable series, "Big Love" (HBO, 2006- ). Prior to playing one of three wives married to a Mormon polygamist, the stage-trained Tripplehorn worked steadily in features, making her big screen debut with a prominent supporting turn in "Basic Instinct" (1992). She upped her profile in a big way when she starred opposite Tom Cruise in "The Firm" (1993), but faded a bit after playing Kevin Costner's wife in "Waterworld" (1995), considered by many to be one of Hollywood's biggest and most notorious box office disasters. From there, Tripplehorn settled into a series of non-studio features like "Very Bad Things" (1998) and "Sliding Doors" (1998), the latter of which gave her a rare opportunity to display her comedic gifts. But it was her finely nuanced performance on "Big Love" - at once both strong and wounded - that earned Tripplehorn considerable acclaim and the promise of greater things to come.

Despite landing significant roles in high-profile features early in her career, actress Jeanne Tripplehorn worked for years before becoming a household name on the hit cable series, "Big Love" (HBO, 2006- ). Prior to playing one of three wives married to a Mormon polygamist, the stage-trained Tripplehorn worked steadily in features, making her big screen debut with a prominent supporting turn in "Basic Instinct" (1992). She upped her profile in a big way when she starred opposite Tom Cruise in "The Firm" (1993), but faded a bit after playing Kevin Costner's wife in "Waterworld" (1995), considered by many to be one of Hollywood's biggest and most notorious box office disasters. From there, Tripplehorn settled into a series of non-studio features like "Very Bad Things" (1998) and "Sliding Doors" (1998), the latter of which gave her a rare opportunity to display her comedic gifts. But it was her finely nuanced performance on "Big Love" - at once both strong and wounded - that earned Tripplehorn considerable acclaim and the promise of greater things to come.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Perfect Man, A (2013)
2.
 Five (2011)
3.
 Morning (2010)
4.
6.
 Fragments (2008)
7.
 Grey Gardens (2007)
8.
 Amateurs, The (2005)
9.
 Word of Honor (2003) Major Karen Harper
10.
 Swept Away (2002) Marina
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Worked as a DJ at Tulsa radio station KMOD-FM after high school; used the air name "Jeanie Summers"
1991:
Made acting debut in the ABC TV-movie "The Perfect Tribute"
1991:
First appeared on the NY stage in "The Big Funk"
1992:
Landed a recurring role on "The Ben Stiller Show" (Fox)
1992:
Made film debut as Michael Douglas' girlfriend in "Basic Instinct"
1993:
Played Tom Cruise's wife in Sydney Pollack's feature film adaptation of John Grisham's "The Firm"
1995:
Co-starred with Kevin Costner in the post-apocalyptic film "Waterworld"
1998:
Featured in the film "Sliding Doors" with Gwyneth Paltrow and John Hannah
1998:
Played Daniel Stern's wife in "Very Bad Things"
1999:
Co-starred with Hugh Grant and James Caan in "Mickey Blue Eyes"
2000:
Played Salma Hayek's jealous lover in Mike Figgis' experimental digital film "Time Code"
2001:
Co-starred opposite Liev Schreiber in "Dial 9 for Love"
2002:
Played a small role in Guy Ritchie's remake of "Swept Away"
2005:
Joined an ensemble cast for "The Amateurs"
2006:
Cast as one of Bill Paxton's three wives on HBO's polygamist family drama "Big Love"
2009:
Portrayed Jackie Kennedy Onassis in the HBO Film "Grey Gardens" opposite Jessica Lange and Drew Barrymore; earned an Emmy nomination for Best Supporting Actress in a Television Movie
2009:
Nominated for the 2009 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie
2012:
Starred in the segment titled "Pearl" in the Lifetime breast cancer anthology "Five"
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Education

Tulsa University: Tulsa , Oklahoma -
The Juilliard School: New York , New York -
Edison High School: Tulsa , Oklahoma - 1981

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companion:
Ben Stiller. Actor; writer. Engaged to be married as of 1993; had nearly six year, on-again, off-again relationship; no longer together.
husband:
Leland Orser. Actor. Born c. 1960; met during filming of "Very Bad Things"; married on October 14, 2000 in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Family close complete family listing

grandmother:
Jean Neely. Appeared in Ben Stiller's "Reality Bites" (1994).
father:
Tom Tripplehorn. Musician.

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