Long studied at the University of Minnesota before going to Paris, there to learn the art of acting. In 1973 she came back to the United States. Three years later, she made her acting debut in Dino De Laurentiis ' King Kong movie and was promptly awarded the Golden Globe Award for Best Young Actress. 1983 Jessica Lange was nominated twice for an Oscar, one for Frances with Sam Shepard, on the other hand for Tootsie starring Dustin Hoffman. For the latter, she was awarded the prize. She was nominated until 1995 she received her second Academy Award for Blue Sky Three more times. In 1992, Jessica Lange made her Broadway debut in Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire at the side of Alec Baldwin. In March 2012, Pioneer Pictures announced that the Long replaced six times Academy Award nominee Glenn Close in the crime drama thriller Therese Raquin.
Jessica Lange was from 1982 to 2010 in a relationship with the writer, director and actor Sam Shepard. From the relationship of two common children were born. Jessica Lange also has a daughter from a previous relationship with dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov.
British Academy Film Award
Golden Globe Award