Jamie Lee Curtis’s father was Jewish, and was the son of Jewish emigrants from Hungary and Slovakia. Jamie Lee’s mother was of English, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, German, Swiss-German, and remote French, ancestry on her own father’s side of the family, and of Danish ancestry on her own mother’s side of the family.
Jamie Lee Curtis was born on November 22, 1958, in Santa Monica, California, the United States. Her parents, Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh were very well known Hollywood performers. Tony was a film actor that spanned 6 decades, starring in classics such as Some Like It Hot and Spartacus. Janet was a film actress and starred in Psycho, which won her the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress.
Jamie has an older sister, Kelly Curtis, who is also an actress. Their parents divorced in 1962. They also have several half-siblings, all from their father's remarriages.