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Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA
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Tripplehorn was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the daughter of Suzanne (née Ferguson) and Tom Tripplehorn (known as "Tommy Tripplehorn"), who was once a guitarist with Gary Lewis & the Playboys. After graduating from high school, Tripplehorn became a D.J. at Tulsa radio station KMOD, using the air name "Jeanie Summers". She was stage-trained as an actress (at Juilliard) and also served as a TV host.
Tripplehorn is best known for her roles starring opposite Michael Douglas in Basic Instinct, Kevin Costner in Waterworld and Tom Cruise in The Firm. Tripplehorn currently has a leading role as Barbara Henrickson in the HBO drama Big Love. On September 10, 2007, on the BBC1 television programme Movie Connections, it was confirmed that Tripplehorn had accepted the leading female role in Four Weddings and a Funeral, but just before she was to fly to England to start filming her mother suddenly died and she withdrew. The role subsequently went to Andie MacDowell.
Tripplehorn was engaged to actor Ben Stiller for a time. She is now married to actor Leland Orser and the couple have a son, August, born in 2002. Tripplehorn`s grandmother, Jean Neely, appeared in the film Reality Bites, in which Tripplehorn also had a role.
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Edison High School, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA (1981)
University of Oklahoma (dropped out), Juilliard School of Drama, Lincoln Center, New York, USA
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Jeanne Marie Tripplehorn (born June 10, 1963) is an American film and television actress. Her film career began with the role of a police psychologist in the erotic thriller Basic Instinct (1992), The Firm (1993), and Waterworld (1995). Her television roles include Barbara Henrickson in the HBO drama series Big Love (2006–11), Dr. Alex Blake on CBS police procedural Criminal Minds (2012–14). Tripplehorn was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for her performance as Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis in the 2009 HBO movie Grey Gardens.
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Jeanne Marie Tripplehorn
Talent Agency (e.g. Modelling)
The Gersh Agency, Inc.
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