Jeanne Tripplehorn

Juilliard-trained actress Jeanne Tripplehorn was born in Tulsa, Okla., on June 10, 1963, the daughter of Tommy Tripplehorn, who played guitar for the 1960s pop group Gary Lewis & the Playboys (fronted by the son of comedian Jerry Lewis).

Tripplehorn made an arresting film debut as the ex-lover of Michael Douglas in 1992's Basic Instinct and delivered a high-profile turn a year later as Tom Cruise's wife in The Firm. But her fame faltered in the wake of Waterworld (1995), a resounding critical and commercial flop.

The HBO drama series "Big Love," which cast Tripplehorn as the first wife of a Mormon polygamist, moved her back into the mainstream. She also pulled off an Emmy-nominated portrayal of First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis in the HBO movie Grey Gardens (2009), which is based on the acclaimed documentary that chronicles the crumbling lives of Jackie's reclusive relatives.

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