Everything You Need To Know About Jamie Lee Curtis’ Husband & Kids
The legendary actress even officiated one of her daughter’s weddings.
Legendary actress Jamie Lee Curtis won her very first Oscar after working in the industry for five decades for her role in the Everything Everywhere All at Once. It was an emotional moment for Curtis, and one she was lucky enough to share with her beloved family, who got a lovely shout-out during her acceptance speech.
After screaming “shut up!” in her seat as they announced she won this year’s Oscar for Best Supporting Actress, Curtis acknowledged “the entire group of artists” who made Everything Everywhere All at Once. “We just won an Oscar!” she said in her emotional speech.
“To my family, my beautiful husband, Christopher Guest; our daughters, Annie and Ruby; my sister Kelly. We just won an Oscar!” she continued, beginning to tear up. “To all of the people who have supported the genre movies that I have made for all these years, the thousands and hundreds of thousands of people, we just won an Oscar together.”
Curtis also went on to mention her late parents, actors Janet Leigh and Tony Curtis. “And my mother and my father were both nominated for Oscars in different categories. I just won an Oscar.” She finished her beautiful speech with curtsy.
Indeed, Curtis is a proud mother and wife who has a supportive family cheering her on every step of the way. Here’s what you need to know about Curtis’ husband and kids.
She picked her husband out of a Rolling Stone magazine.
Back when Curtis was 25 years old, she was an up and coming star and child of Hollywood royalty, Janet Leigh and Tony Curtis, when she happened across her future husband while thumbing through a copy of Rolling Stone magazine. She told her friend Debra Hill, “I’m going to marry that man,” even though she had no idea who he was at the time. Hill, on the other hand, did know. “That’s Chris Guest,” Debra said, per a 2004 essay Curtis wrote for O magazine. “He's in a very funny new movie called This is Spinal Tap. I know his agent.” She called him, but it took several months before the two met in person. Two months after their first date, he proposed. That was 37 years ago and they’re still going strong.
Christopher Guest is very famous in his own right.
An actor, director, and writer, Guest is perhaps most famous for mockumentaries like This Is Spinal Tap, Best In Show, and A Mighty Wind. While his wife is comfortable engaging on social media and using her platform to promote her movies and her charitable causes, Guest tends to keep more of a low profile. Perhaps letting his very excellent mockumentaries speak for themselves.
Curtis welcomed daughter Annie in December 1986.
Curtis and Guest became parents when they adopted their oldest daughter Annie in 1986. They adopted Annie after struggling with infertility issues, and were able to adopt their daughter from her birth mother soon after she was born. “We were awakened in the middle of the night with the phone call announcing that she was born,” Curtis told People in 1991.
Annie is a dance instructor.
Annie is herself a performer like her mom. She works as a dance instructor in Los Angeles at MNR Dance Factory, where she first started taking lessons as a little girl. In 2019, she married husband Jason Wolf in her parents’ backyard, and stays out of the public eye other than the occasional red carpet appearance to support her mom.
Daughter Ruby joined the family in 1995.
When Annie was 9 years old, the couple adopted daughter Ruby. And this time around, Curtis was in the delivery room to see her second child born.
Ruby came out publicly as transgender in 2021.
Ruby opened up about her journey as a trans woman in an interview with People in 2021, a journey both of her parents fully supported. “It was scary — just the sheer fact of telling them something about me they didn't know,” Ruby told the magazine at the time. “It was intimidating — but I wasn't worried. They had been so accepting of me my entire life.” Curtis went on to officiate her daughter’s World of Warcraft-themed wedding in her backyard in 2022.
Curtis wrote a children’s book about adoption.
In 1996, Curtis wrote a book about adoption. “I wanted to write a book about real children and real families joined by adoption,” she said at the time. “Adopted children often don't have those kinds of details [about their birth]. Tell Me Again About the Night I Was Born was written to let children who joined their families through adoption know that their own birth stories were exciting, too.”
Whether Jamie Lee Curtis wins an Oscar or not, she’s already got so much. Two daughters, a husband, a life lived fully.
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