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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
Jeanne Marie Tripplehorn (born June 10, 1963) is an American actress. She began her career in theatre, acting in several plays throughout the early 1990s, including Anton Chekov's Three Sisters on Broadway. Her film career began with the role of a police psychologist in the erotic thriller Basic Instinct (1992). Her other film roles include The Firm (1993), Waterworld (1995) and Sliding Doors (1998). On television, she starred as Barbara Henrickson on the HBO drama series Big Love (2006–11) and as Dr. Alex Blake on the CBS police drama Criminal Minds (2012–14), and she received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for her performance as Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis in the 2009 HBO movie Grey Gardens.
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Jeanne Marie Tripplehorn
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The Gersh Agency, Inc.
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