Laurie Strode is back! Yep, Jamie Lee Curtis is reprising her iconic "Halloween" character in the latest installment in the "Halloween" film franchise, which hit theaters on Oct. 19, 2018. To mark the scream queen's return to the big screen — as well as her recent brave bombshell revelation that she secretly struggled with an opioid addiction for a decade — Wonderwall.com is taking a look back at Jamie's life in pictures. Keep reading to take a stroll down memory lane…
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Jamie Lee Curtis is Hollywood royalty: She was born to actors Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh in Santa Monica, California, on Nov. 22, 1958, joining big sister Kelly Curtis.
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Jamie Lee Curtis' parents, Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh, divorced in 1962. Her mother went on to marry Robert Brandt while her father went on to marry five more times and have four more children: Jamie's half-siblings Alexandra, Allegra, Benjamin and Nicholas. Jamie is seen here on the right as a toddler.
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Growing up, Jamie Lee Curtis attended some prestigious schools in the Los Angeles area including Westlake School (now known as Harvard-Westlake) and Beverly Hills High School then attended Choate Rosemary Hall, a college-preparatory boarding school in Greenwich, Connecticut. She's seen here as a teen in 1974.
When it came time for college, Jamie Lee Curtis attended the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California, in 1976 and majored in social work. She's seen here at age 18.
Jamie Lee Curtis' college days were short-lived, as she left school after just one semester. She'd been bit by the acting bug and decided to pursue her family's industry — acting.
Jamie Lee Curtis hit the ground running in 1977, booking roles on four television shows that year alone. She had stints on "Columbo," "The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries" and "Quincy M.E." before nabbing a recurring role on "Operation Petticoat" (seen here).
Time for the big screen! Jamie Lee Curtis' film debut came the following year and also happened to be a smash hit. 1978's "Halloween," in which she played Laurie Strode, made Jamie a star. It was one of the highest grossing films of its era and became a horror classic.
Next up, another horror flick: 1980's "The Fog." Jamie Lee Curtis teamed up with the director of "Halloween" for the scary movie, which did well at the box office. Fun fact: She starred alongside her mom, Janet Leigh, in the film.
Jamie Lee Curtis continued to make a name for herself in the horror genre, following up "The Fog" with more scary flicks. It wasn't until 1983 when she starred in "Trading Places" that she finally tried out a different genre — comedy! Critics were delighted with her work in the hilarious flick alongside Eddie Murphy and Dan Aykroyd, and she even picked up a BAFTA Award for best supporting actress for her performance as Ophelia in the film.
Jamie Lee Curtis wed British star Christopher Guest, a fellow actor and writer, in December 1984. She became a baroness once her husband's father, the 4th Baron Haden-Guest, passed away in 1996.
Jamie Lee Curtis made jaws drop when she played a fitness instructor who struggled to trust John Travolta's Rolling Stone magazine reporter in the 1985 romantic drama "Perfect."
Jamie Lee Curtis and Christopher Guest decided to expand their family a few years after tying the knot. The couple adopted their first child, daughter Annie, in 1986.
Back to comedy! Jamie Lee Curtis starred in 1988's "A Fish Called Wanda," a heist-comedy flick that allowed her to showcase her comedic chops once more. The film earned three Academy Award nominations and helped Jamie nab a BAFTA nod for best leading actress. Aside from earning critical acclaim, the movie was a cult hit, making Jamie an even bigger star.
Time for TV! Jamie Lee Curtis landed her first starring TV role in 1989 when she appeared on "Anything But Love" alongside Richard Lewis. The show was a huge hit and ended up running for four seasons.
Jamie Lee Curtis' father, Tony Curtis, dealt with alcohol and drug addictions and eventually sought help at the Betty Ford Center in the mid-'80s. After that, he became an artist. He's seen here with his children — (from left) Benjamin, Kelly, Nicholas, Allegra and Jamie — at one of his art exhibitions in Beverly Hills in 1989. Nicholas unfortunately developed addiction issues too and tragically died of a heroin overdose a few years later in 1994.
Jamie Lee Curtis picked up her very first Golden Globe Award in 1990 for her work in "Anything But Love." She also picked up a People's Choice Award for favorite female performer in a new TV series for the same role.
One of Jamie Lee Curtis' biggest film hits came in 1991 with "My Girl." The drama, in which Jamie played Shelly, a funeral parlor makeup artist who becomes somewhat of a mentor to young Anna Chlumsky's Vada, received rave reviews. Jamie would later reunite with the cast for the sequel, "My Girl 2," in 1994.
Jamie Lee Curtis published her first children's book, "When I Was Little," in 1993. The book, which tells the story of a 4 and a half year old who looks back on her childhood, was the first of many children's books to come.
Jamie Lee Curtis starred in 1994's "True Lies" opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger. The action flick directed by James Cameron saw Jamie playing Helen Tasker, the wife of Arnold's character, government agent Harry Tasker. The film was not only a critical success but a box-office smash as well. It earned Jamie another Golden Globe Award for best actress in a comedy or musical.
"The Heidi Chronicles" was a 1995 made-for-TV movie that ended up earning Jamie Lee Curtis a Golden Globe nomination. She played the titular character, a feminist who worked as an art historian. When it came time to attend the movie's premiere, Jamie brought along daughter Annie Guest and mom Janet Leigh.
It's safe to say Jamie Lee Curtis had the cutest date at the 1996 Golden Globes — daughter Annie! The then-almost-10-year-old beauty wore a pale pink silk dress with a sweater over top. It marked the first of many Golden Globe ceremonies she would attend with her mother.
Jamie Lee Curtis' second book, "Tell Me Again About The Night I Was Born," came out in 1996. The story was geared toward adopted children, focusing on the celebration that happens when a family adopts a baby. This was perfect timing for her family's next move…
Baby No. 2! Newborn Thomas Guest joined Jamie Lee Curtis' family via adoption in 1996.
Jamie Lee Curtis returned to the "Halloween" universe in 1998 with "Halloween H20: 20 Years Later." This film marked the seventh installment in the series and was set 20 years in the future. It became the highest grossing film in the franchise.
1998 also marked the release of Jamie Lee Curtis' third childrens book — "Today I Feel Silly & Other Moods That Make My Day." This one was aimed at helping kids better understand their emotions and moods.
Jamie Lee Curtis received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1998. She attended the ceremony accompanied by husband Christopher Guest, daughter Annie and mom Janet Leigh.
Jamie Lee Curtis has been involved in many philanthropic efforts over the years. One of her passions was helping those afflicted with AIDS. She made the opening speech in 1999 at the annual AIDS Walk in Los Angeles and completed the fundraiser with daughter Annie Guest.
Jamie Lee Curtis' "Where Do Balloons Go?" came out in 2000. It was her third children's book but most certainly not her last! The actress continued to write children's books throughout the aughts including 2002's "I'm Gonna Like Me," 2004's "It's Hard to Be Five" and 2008's "Big Words for Little People."
Jamie Lee Curtis continued her efforts to support those affected by AIDS, this time helping children by hosting the Dream Halloween benefit for the Children Affected by AIDS Foundation in 2000. For the occasion, Jamie even donned a costume, appearing as the pink Power Ranger.
Jamie Lee Curtis returned to the "Halloween" world in "Halloween: Resurrection" in 2002, but this time, it wasn't as successful a venture. The flick received terrible reviews though did decently at the box office.
2003 marked another smash hit from Jamie Lee Curtis — "Freaky Friday." The comedy, which paired her with onscreen daughter Lindsay Lohan, earned more than $160 million worldwide, making it the most successful of the three adaptations of the classic film about swapping places.
For the 2004 Golden Globe Awards, Jamie Lee Curtis once again brought along daughter Annie Guest. The star was nominated for best actress in a motion picture musical or comedy for her performance in "Freaky Friday."
Jamie Lee Curtis' mother, actress Janet Leigh, passed away in October 2004 at age 77. Jamie would later pay homage to her mother's famous shower scene in "Psycho" a little over a decade later when her character on FOX's "Scream Queens" had a scary shower scene of her own.
After a short break from the big screen, Jamie Lee Curtis was cast in 2008's "Beverly Hills Chihuahua." She starred in the Disney live-action flick opposite Piper Perabo and some very cute pooches.
A family affair! Jamie Lee Curtis brought along a few "guests" to the "Avatar" premiere in Los Angeles! Kids Annie and Thomas Guest tagged along for the fun night out with mom in December 2009.
Jamie Lee Curtis' father, actor Tony Curtis, died in September 2010 at age 85. Jamie attended and spoke at his funeral in Nevada, but in the wake of his passing, drama ensued. It was revealed that Jamie was written out of several wills that her father had drafted. "He did what he was supposed to do from a financial standpoint, which was honorable for him to do. But he was not an involved father and, therefore, I look at him much more from the perspective of being like all of you: a fan of him," she told "The Talk."
"You Again" was Jamie Lee Curtis' next flick. The September 2010 comedy had an all-star cast that included Kristen Bell (as Jamie's onscreen daughter), Sigourney Weaver, Victor Garber and Betty White. Despite the star power, the film didn't do well at the box office.
Jamie Lee Curtis put out yet another children's book — "My Mommy Hung the Moon" — in October 2010. She followed that up with three more books: 2012's "My Brave Year of Firsts," 2016's "This Is Me: A Story of Who We Are and Where We Come From" and 2018's "Me, Myselfie & I."
Jamie Lee Curtis has remained active in her philanthropic efforts. She attended the "Noche de Ninos" gala in Los Angeles in 2012 alongside fellow stars Heidi Klum, Melanie Griffith and Antonio Banderas. That year, the event raised over $2.6 million for Children's Hospital Los Angeles.
She's not a regular mom, she's a cool mom! Jamie Lee Curtis often brought along daughter Annie Guest to award shows, so it was only fair that son Thomas Guest got in on some of the fun too! Jamie brought along her only son to the "Wreck-It Ralph" premiere in Los Angeles in October 2012.
It was only fitting that this vintage scream queen joined the cast of "Scream Queens." Jamie Lee Curtis took on the role of Cathy Munsch on the FOX's series in 2015, starring alongside Keke Palmer, Emma Roberts, Lea Michele, Skyler Samuels, Abigail Breslin and Billie Lourd. Her role as a college dean earned her her seventh Golden Globe nomination.
In 2016, Annie Guest continued her tradition of accompanying mom Jamie Lee Curtis to the Golden Globes. The glamorous mother-daughter duo donned contrasting colors — white and black — to the big event where Jamie was nominated for her "Scream Queens" performance.
In 2016, Jamie Lee Curtis and son Thomas Guest showed up to the "Warcraft" premiere in full costume! Nope, Jamie wasn't in the flick — but she and Thomas were such avid fans of the "World of Warcraft" game that they wanted to dress up for the occasion.
Jamie Lee Curtis has never been one to shy away from causes she believes in, so following President Donald Trump's election, she joined stars like Jane Fonda in downtown Los Angeles for the Women's March on Jan. 21, 2017. She even brought a sign that read "#WhatSheSaid" and gave a speech alongside fellow stars Kerry Washington and Laverne Cox.
Fun fact: Jamie Lee Curtis is Jake Gyllenhaal's "unofficial godmother." The actor was instrumental in Jamie signing on to play Laurie for a fifth time in 2018's "Halloween." He'd worked with director David Gordon Green on "Stronger" and had such a good experience that he called Jamie and convinced her to do the project.
Jamie Lee Curtis was everywhere in 2018! The star put out her 13th children's book, this one titled "Me, Myselfie and I: A Cautionary Tale." She continued to write for Huffington Post, which she started doing back in 2009, most recently penning the article "Truth and Lies" about Eliza Dushku's tale of abuse on the "True Lies" set. She was also active on many red carpets as she carried out promotional duties for her new "Halloween" movie in the fall, including this one — the opening of Universal Studios' Halloween Horror Nights attraction in Los Angeles on Sept. 14. She would also share some major news later the same month…
One week after Jamie Lee Curtis attended the premiere of 2018's new "Halloween" film on Oct. 17, she revealed in a People magazine cover story that she'd been hiding a bombshell about her health for decades: "I was ahead of the curve of the opiate epidemic," she said. "I had a 10-year run, stealing, conniving. No one knew. No one." Jamie explained that her addiction started in 1989 after she was prescribed opiates for the first time after minor plastic surgery "for my hereditary puffy eyes," she told People. She went on to steal pills from family members and friends until she finally took the first step toward seeking help in 1999 — attending a meeting for addicts and confessing her struggle to husband Christopher Guest. She continues to attend meetings to this day and has committed herself to helping others face their addictions too. "Getting sober remains my single greatest accomplishment… bigger than my husband, bigger than both of my children and bigger than any work, success, failure. Anything," Jamie told People.