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Tripplehorn at the 1992 Cannes Film Festival
|Born||Jeanne Marie Tripplehorn
June 10, 1963
Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
|Spouse(s)||Leland Orser (2000–present; 1 son)|
Jeanne Marie Tripplehorn (born June 10, 1963) is an American film and television actress. She became famous through her supporting role in the 1992 erotic thriller Basic Instinct, and went on to star in films such as The Firm (1993) and Waterworld (1995). More recently she starred opposite Bill Paxton in the HBO drama Big Love from 2006 to 2011. In 2012, she joined the regular cast of the CBS crime drama Criminal Minds.
Early life and education
Tripplehorn was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the daughter of Suzanne (née Ferguson) and Tom Tripplehorn, who was once a guitarist with Gary Lewis & the Playboys. Her parents divorced when she was two years old. She graduated from Edison High School in 1981 and spent one semester studying at the University of Tulsa. Tripplehorn then attended the Juilliard School's Drama Division as a member of Group 19 (1986–1990), which also included Laura Linney.
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Tripplehorn is best known for her roles starring opposite Michael Douglas in Basic Instinct, Tom Cruise in The Firm, and Kevin Costner in Waterworld. Tripplehorn held a leading role as Barbara Henrickson in the HBO drama Big Love, and is also remembered as Lydia in Sliding Doors.
She has also been on Broadway in Anton Chekov's Three Sisters opposite Amy Irving and Lili Taylor. Prior to this, she appeared off-Broadway in John Patrick Shanley's The Big Funk in 1990, then co-starred with Val Kilmer in a 1993 production of John Ford's 1630s play 'Tis Pity She's a Whore. In July 2012, reports confirmed that Tripplehorn would join the cast of Criminal Minds in Season 8, replacing Paget Brewster's character Emily Prentiss.
Tripplehorn was engaged to actor Ben Stiller for a time. She married actor Leland Orser in 2000, and the couple have a son, August Tripplehorn Orser (b. 2002). Tripplehorn's grandmother, Jean Neely, appeared in the film Reality Bites alongside her granddaughter.
|1992||Basic Instinct||Dr. Beth Garner|
|1993||Night We Never Met, TheThe Night We Never Met||Pastel|
|1993||Firm, TheThe Firm||Abby McDeere|
|1994||Reality Bites||Cheryl Goode (uncredited)|
|1997||'Til There Was You||Gwen Moss|
|1997||Office Killer||Norah Reed|
|1998||Very Bad Things||Lois Berkow|
|1999||Mickey Blue Eyes||Gina Vitale|
|2000||Steal This Movie!||Johanna Lawrenson|
|2000||Relative Values||Miranda Frayle / Freda Birch|
|2002||Brother's Keeper||Lucinda Pond|
|2005||Amateurs, TheThe Amateurs||Thelma|
|2007||Trap, TheThe Trap||Maggie||Short film|
|2008||Winged Creatures||Doris Hagen||AKA, Fragments|
|2010||Crazy on the Outside||Angela Papadopolous|
|2013||"A Perfect Man"||Nina|
|1991||Perfect Tribute, TheThe Perfect Tribute||Julia||TV film|
|1992||Ben Stiller Show, TheThe Ben Stiller Show||The Wilson Woman / Goo||Episodes: "Pilot", "With James Doohan", "With Rob Morrow"|
|1996||Mr. Show with Bob and David||Stone Throwing Singer in 'Jeepers Creepers'||Episode: "The Biggest Failure in Broadway History"|
|1997||Old Man||Addie Rebecca Brice||TV film|
|2003||Frasier||Chelsea||Episode: "Trophy Girlfriend"|
|2003||Word of Honor||Maj. Karen Harper||TV film|
|2006-2011||Big Love||Barbara Henrickson||Main role (53 episodes)|
|2007||Big Love: In the Beginning||Barbara Henrickson||Episodes: "Post-Partum", "Moving Day"|
|2009||Grey Gardens||Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis||TV film|
|2012||New Girl||Ouli||Episodes: "Kids", "Tomatoes"|
|2012||Blue||Vera||Episode: "A Decent Girl"|
|2012||Electric City||Hope Chatsworth (voice)||Main role (20 episodes)|
|2012–present||Criminal Minds||Alex Blake||Main role (24 episodes)|
Awards and nominations
|1993||Razzie Award||Worst Supporting Actress||Basic Instinct||Nominated|
|2006||Satellite Award||Best Actress in a Series, Drama||Big Love||Nominated|
|2007||Satellite Award||Best Actress in a Series, Drama||Big Love||Nominated|
|2009||Primetime Emmy||Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie||Grey Gardens||Nominated|
- Jeanne Makes the Scene, a July 23, 1993 article from Entertainment Weekly
- "Jeanne Tripplehorn - Biography". Yahoo! Movies. Retrieved April 7, 2012.
- "Alumni News". The Juilliard School. September 2007. Archived from the original on 2011-11-11. Retrieved April 7, 2012.
- Adam Bryant (July 9, 2012). "Criminal Minds: Get to Know the BAU's New Team Member". TV Guide. Retrieved June 1, 2013.
- Peter Hartlaub (April 24, 2010). "S. F. native Orser opens dark door as director". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved February 18, 2013.
- "'Criminal Minds': Jeanne Tripplehorn role revealed". Retrieved August 15, 2012.