Jamie Lee Curtis Is Actually A Baroness—With A Really Hefty Net Worth
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Jamie Lee Curtis has been a big-name Hollywood actress for years, but she seems to always be expanding her horizons, whether that's making her Bravo debut with a cameo on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, or showing up at the Oscars for her blockbuster new film Everything Everywhere All At Once. ICYMI, she's been nominated for Best Actress in a Supporting Role.
Jamie's appearance at the big awards show this weekend is sure to have everyone asking a lot of questions. And people are definitely dying to know what her net worth is.
Fun fact: Jamie Lee Curtis, 63, is actually the daughter of two huge Hollywood stars. Her mom was actress Janet Leigh (if you've seen Little Women, Psycho or Angels in the Outfield, that's her), and Jamie's dad was actor Tony Curtis (remember Some Like It Hot?).
There's a lot of star power and rich family history there, but Jamie made a name for herself in her own right. Here’s a breakdown of how she made her money:
She started out on a sitcom on ABC.
Jamie appeared in a bunch of TV series, including the ABC sitcom Operation Petticoat, before getting her big break in the 1978 horror movie-cult classic, Halloween, according to IMDB. In Halloween, Jamie played Laurie Strode, high schooler targeted by serial killer Michael Myers.
She probably didn't make a ton from her sitcom shows, and there's no exact number floating around out there to know for certain. Her later feature films likely paid way more than these starting roles. But speaking of which...
How much did Jamie Lee Curtis get paid for Halloween Resurrection and other Halloween films?
Jamie starred in a bunch of Halloween movies, including Halloween II, Halloween H20: 20 Years Later, and Halloween Resurrection. But she told Variety that she didn’t really start making money on these flicks until Halloween H20: 20 Years Later.
“I didn’t really make much money off of the horror movies to be perfectly honest,” she said. “As a young actress, I did not [get paid well]. I did not have ownership in the movies. There was no profit participation. There was no back end. And I didn't get out for that reason. And I certainly by Halloween 2, which was my last of the six [horror movies] I did in my 20s, I think I got paid OK for the time. But it wasn't ... there was no large amount of money made.”
For Halloween H20: 20 Years Later, Jamie said she got paid “scale” (i.e. the minimum amount by union standards). “But then obviously I had a piece of the pie, so of course I've made some money off of that movie,” she said. “But it's only now. I'm 61. I didn't legitimately make some money from horror movies until much, much later.”
Overall, Jamie made approximately $3.1 million between Halloween, Halloween II and Halloween: Resurrection, according to Celebrity Net Worth.
How much did she make for other films?
Jamie isn’t ~just~ a scream queen. She also starred in the comedy Trading Places and cult-classic A Fish Called Wanda. She won a Golden Globe in 1994 for True Lies and starred in big-name movies like My Girl, My Girl 2, and Freaky Friday.
Recently, she starred in Knives Out, which brought in over $300 million at the box office, per Celebrity Net Worth.
And of course, everyone is holding their breath to see if she will pull in a big win with Everything Everywhere All At Once.
She has written children’s books.
Jamie has written several children’s books, including The New York Times’ bestseller Today I Feel Silly and When I Was Little: A Four-Year-Old's Memoir of Her Youth.
Today I Feel Silly sells on Barnes and Noble for $17.99. But even bestsellers are not likely to rake in the kind of cash Jamie has now.
She has a charity.
In the RHOBH season 12 episode, Jamie's longtime friend and housewife Kyle Richards hosts a fundraiser for Jamie's company, My Hand In Yours, which donates its proceeds to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. ICYMI, Dorit Hemsley fan-girled over Jamie, who helped save the day after Sutton Stracke tried to fit Sheree Zampino’s fake lashes with glue (and almost glued her eye shut in the process).
It's a long story...but mostly people just wanted to know more about My Hand In Yours.
How much did her father Tony Curtis leave her?
Jamie’s father, screen legend Tony Curtis, racked up a fair amount of cash in movies like Sweet Smell of Success and the legendary flick, Some Like It Hot. But he rewrote his will right before he died, disinheriting Jamie and her siblings, Forbes says. (He didn’t give a reason for it.).
So…she got nothing from him.
How much is her husband worth?
Jamie is married to Christopher Guest who is a baron, which also makes her a baroness, per E!. According to Celebrity Net Worth, Christopher is worth $60 million.
What real estate does she own?
Jamie and Christopher have lived in their Santa Monica home for more than 20 years, according to Celebrity Net Worth. In 2016, they bought a home next to theirs for $2.2 million, the website says, likely with plans to expand their house onto the property.
And back in 2002, Architectural Digest described the couple's LA house as “airy and light,” BTW. The article didn't list a price, but it did say that designer Jan McFarland Cox helped restore the house.
How much is Jamie Lee Curtis worth?
With all of that, Jamie’s net worth is estimated at around $60 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. So, together with her husband, they have a joint net worth of about $120 million. Baroness Jamie Lee Curtis, coming through!
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