Jamie Lee Curtis, the renowned actress with a career spanning four decades, has achieved a significant milestone in her profession. Despite having parents who were acclaimed Hollywood movie stars, Janet Leigh and Tony Curtis, Curtis initially had no intention of becoming an actress.

During her time as a student at the University of the Pacific, Curtis decided to explore acting. She auditioned for the role of Nancy Drew, the brilliant teenage detective. Unfortunately, Curtis did not get the part, leading her to drop out of college after just one semester to pursue her acting career wholeheartedly.

In 1978, at the age of 19, Curtis landed her breakthrough role as Laurie Strode in John Carpenter’s horror film “Halloween.” While she is best known for her work in horror films, Curtis has showcased her dynamic acting abilities in a diverse range of hit films across various genres.

Some of Curtis’ most memorable films include “Knives Out,” “A Fish Called Wanda,” “My Girl,” and “Freaky Friday.” These films have solidified her place as a versatile actress with a remarkable portfolio.

Despite her remarkable acting credentials, it may come as a surprise that Curtis had never been nominated for an Academy Award. The Academy Awards are widely recognized as one of the highest honors in the industry. However, everything changed when the nominations for the 95th Annual Academy Awards were announced on January 24, 2023. Curtis received her first Oscar nomination at the age of 64.

Overwhelmed by this momentous achievement, Curtis took to Instagram to share her heartfelt emotions with her fans worldwide. In a touching letter, she expressed her gratitude for the nomination and the impact it had on her. This nomination marks a significant milestone in Curtis’ career and is a testament to her dedication and talent.

Curtis solidified her position in the industry in 2022 with her role in the critically acclaimed film “Everything Everywhere All At Once.” Starring alongside Michelle Yeoh, Ke Huy Quan, and Stephanie Hsu, Curtis portrayed a supporting character who served as a driving force behind the story. Her portrayal showcased her versatility as she brought various versions of her character to life.

In addition to the Academy Award nomination, Curtis has been nominated for a total of 22 awards by various organizations in the United States and the United Kingdom. She was nominated for Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture at the 2022 Golden Globes, further establishing her status as a respected actress.

During the Golden Globes ceremony, Curtis celebrated her co-star Michelle Yeoh’s win for Best Actress with genuine enthusiasm, capturing a beautiful moment of women supporting women. This heartfelt celebration went viral on social media, inspiring countless individuals.

As the 95th Annual Academy Awards approach, Curtis finds herself once again rooting for Yeoh, who also received her first Oscar nomination at the age of 60. Both actresses breaking barriers and achieving recognition later in their careers is a testament to their talent and resilience.

With the whole cast of “Everything Everywhere All At Once” also receiving nominations in major categories, Curtis shares the joy and excitement of this recognition. She expressed her surprise in an Instagram post, which included photos capturing her genuine reaction to the news. Curtis is grateful for the acknowledgment of the talented individuals involved in the film, considering it the highlight of her professional life.

Apart from the Academy Award nomination, Curtis has also been nominated for Best Supporting Actress at the British Academy Film Awards. These nominations further validate her exceptional talent and contributions to the world of cinema.

Let’s congratulate Jamie Lee Curtis on this significant achievement! Her unwavering dedication and genuine emotions in response to this nomination serve as an inspiration to us all.