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Despite landing significant roles in high-profile features early in her career, actress Jeanne Tripplehorn worked for years before becoming a household name on the hit cable series, "Big Love" (HBO, 2006-11). Prior to playing one of three wives married to a Mormon polygamist, the stage-trained Tripplehorn worked steadily in features, making her big screen debut with a prominent supporting turn in "Basic Instinct" (1992). She upped her profile in a big way when she starred opposite Tom Cruise in "The Firm" (1993), but faded a bit after playing Kevin Costner's wife in "Waterworld" (1995), considered by many to be one of Hollywood's biggest and most notorious box office disasters. From there, Tripplehorn settled into a series of non-studio features like "Very Bad Things" (1998) and "Sliding Doors" (1998), the latter of which gave her a rare opportunity to display her comedic gifts. But it was her finely nuanced performance on "Big Love" - at once both strong and wounded - that earned Tripplehorn considerable acclaim and the promise of greater things to come.
Jeanne Marie Tripplehorn (born June 10, 1963) is an American actress. She began her career on stage, acting in several plays throughout the early 1990s, including Anton Chekhov'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.
Jeanne Tripplehorn was born on June 10, 1963 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA as Jeanne Marie Tripplehorn. She is an actress, known for Basic Instinct (1992), Waterworld (1995) and The Firm (1993). She has been married to Leland Orser since October 14, 2000. They have one child.
Jeanne Marie Tripplehorn is an American film, television, and theatre actress. A gifted thespian, she has been active professionally from the last 27 years. She made her acting debut on stage in an off-Broadway production of ‘The Big Funk’ by John Patrick Shanley in 1990. A year later, she was cast in her first TV role in ‘The Perfect Tribute’. The big break in her career came about in 1992 when she played a supporting character in ‘Basic Instinct’. It was in the movie ‘The Firm’ however, that she was cast as the female lead for the first time, and that too opposite stars like Tom Cruise and Gene Hackman. Throughout the 1990s, she worked with some of the top stars in the industry, including Gwyneth Paltrow in ‘Sliding Doors’, Hugh Grant in ‘Mickey Blue Eyes’, and Julie Andrews in ‘Relative Values’. Recently, she played Dr Alex Blake in the internationally popular police procedural crime drama, ‘Criminal Minds’.