Jeanne Tripplehorn was an American actress who has played a number of memorable characters in both motion pictures and television. She started her professional career in the theater, appearing in a number of plays during the late 1990s, such as Anton Chekhov’s Three Sisters. Her more recent film roles have included the role of an FBI forensic psychologist in the acclaimed erotic thriller Basic Instinct, and as a member of the armed forces in the award-winning Band of Brothers. Additionally, she served for a time in the United States Peace Corp. In 2004, she was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.
During the late years of her life, Jeanne Tripplehorn was very involved in the country music scene in Oklahoma. She worked with musicians such as Merle Travis, Dallas Allen, along with Cowboy Boots and Kris Cash. Among her many credits is her work on the album “Thanks Giving” by Merle Travis and is also credited as a featured artist on his last CD, Live Like Kings. The same band that created such traditional music as Highway to Hell, Thriller, and Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door is responsible for the successful recording of Basic Instinct, the film adaptation of the aforementioned series of novels. This is how Jeanne Tripplehorn became one of the more prominent and respected female artists of her time.
|Real Name||Jeanne Marie Tripplehorn|
|Net Worth||$12 million|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters- 170 cm|
in meters- 1.70 m
in Feet Inches- 5′ 7″
|Weight (approx.)||in Kilograms- 63 kg|
in Pounds- 138 lbs
|Hair Color||Dark Brown|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
|Body Measurements||37-25-38 in or 94-63.5-96.5 cm|
|Waist Size||25 inch|
|Hip Size||38 inch|
|Shoe Size||9 (US)|
|Dress Size||8 (US)|
|Date of Birth||June 10, 1963|
|Birth Place||Tulsa, Oklahoma, US|
|Father Name||Tom Tripplehorn|
|Mother Name||Suzanne (nee Ferguson) (Deceased)|
|Sibling Name||Jason (Brother)|
|School||Edison High School|
|College||University of Tulsa|
Juilliard School’s Drama Division
|Boys, Affairs and More|
|Married & Children|
|First Film||Basic Instinct (1992)|
|First Television Show||The Ben Stiller Show|
Jeanne’s first big break occurred when she was cast as an integral part in the first season of the short-lived TV drama called Big Hair. The series followed a group of women in small-town Oklahoma, who often practiced together and went on a weekly date night. The series was a hit and led to the development of a second show for true time network television. In this adaptation of the novel, there was much room for improvisation, as the series was actually filmed within the studio itself!
Riding on the success of Big Hair, Jeanne began appearing on several other television shows, including a guest stint on the popular comedy show Happy Days. There, she proved quite adept at playing the character of Blondie, the ever-popular lead singer of the band The Yardbirds. While it was not exactly a role model for female vocalists, Jeanne was able to convey her own unique style of rapping with conviction, drawing the attention of many fans as well as critical acclaim.
Jeanne Tripplehorn’s star turn on television brought about a flurry of feature films and TV projects, some of which were successful and some of which failed. Some of the more memorable are Who’s That Lady, Big Love, and the adaptation of Blues Clues. All of these are examples of what could be a perfect tribute to the great artist and actress if the material were properly adapted. However, while the casts of these movies were strong, especially in the case of Who’s That Lady, each of these films nevertheless failed to retain the standard of quality that made prior installments so memorable. Perhaps this was due to the varying talents of the director, the talent of the actors, or the complex story line – whatever the reason, these movies just didn’t measure up to the standards set by the great Tripplehorn.
Jeanne Tripplehorn trivia is easy to come by, as many movies, plays, and episodes of television have been written about this legendary performer. A great source of information is the internet, as many individuals (and even corporations!) can find online biographies and articles that tell the tale of the beautiful yet difficult girl who came from humble beginnings to become one of the greatest female performers of all time. Whether you enjoy dramatic theater, reality bites or live action, chances are you’ll recognize the elegant and iconic actress when you watch her on screen!