Jane Curtin biography: Age, husband, daughter, movies and TV shows

Jane Curtin biography: Age, husband, daughter, movies and TV shows

Jane Curtin is an American actress and comedienne. She is popularly known for being among the original cast members on Saturday Night Live.

Jane Curtin
Actress Jane Curtin attends the Screenwriters Tribute. Photo: Nicholas Hunt
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The 73-year-old actress and comedienne has received various awards and accolades, including two Primetime Emmy Awards due to her exceptional work in the entertainment industry. She was one of the lead characters in the CBS production of Katie & Allie, among other notable T.V. shows and movies such as Coneheads.

Profile summary

  • Full name: Jane Therese Curtin
  • Date of birth: September 6th, 1947
  • Place of birth: Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
  • Jane Curtin age: 73 years old (as of 2020)
  • Nationality: American
  • Height: 5 feet 5 inches
  • Weight: 50kg
  • Marital status: Married
  • Profession: Actress, comedian

Jane Curtin biography

Jane was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in the United States of America. She is the daughter of Mary Constance and John Joseph Curtin. The actress grew up in Wellesley, Massachusetts, with her parents and siblings.

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Jane’s siblings are John J. Jack and Larry Curtin. She was the only daughter among the three children in her family. Larry lives in South Florida while John passed away in 2008.


Jane received her early education at a catholic school, Convent of Sacred Heart, and graduated from Elmhurst Academy in Rhode Island in 1965. She got a two-year associate degree from Elizabeth Seton Junior College, New York City.

After that, she enrolled at Northeastern University in Boston but left in 1968 to pursue comedy as a career.


She joined a comedy group known as The Proposition and performed with them until 1972.

Throughout the four years she stayed with the comedy group, she did improv comedy. She gained a vast amount of experience working alongside talented actors such as Fred Grandy and Josh Mostel.

In 1974, she co-wrote and starred in the off-Broadway play, ‘Pretzels’, along with Fred Grandy, John Forster and Judith Kahan.

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Jane Curtin movies and TV shows

Jane Curtin movies
Actress Jane Curtin during a shoot. Photo: Charles Sykes
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Jane Curtin made her professional acting career debut in 1975. Initially, she landed a role in NBC’s Saturday Night Live, where she became very popular for her portrayal of various characters on the show before becoming its co-host.

Jane also appeared in numerous sitcoms and Broadway musicals including the sitcom Kate & Allie, which won her an Emmy Award twice. Some of her other works include:


  • 1979 – Mr Mike's Mondo Video
  • 1980 – How to Beat the High Cost of Living
  • 1982 – Divorce Wars: A Love Story
  • 1984 – Bedrooms
  • 1987 – O.C. and Stiggs
  • 1988 – Maybe Baby
  • 1990 – Common Ground
  • 1993 – Coneheads
  • 1995 – Tad
  • 1998 – Antz
  • 2000 – Catch a Falling Star
  • 2003 – Our Town
  • 2003 – Recess: All Grown Down
  • 2004 – Geraldine’s Fortune
  • 2004 – The Librarian: Quest for the Spear
  • 2005 – Brooklyn Lobster
  • 2006 – The Shaggy Dog
  • 2006 – The Librarian: Return to King Solomon’s Mines
  • 2007 – Nice Girls Don’t Get the Corner Office
  • 2008 – The Librarian: The Curse of Judas Chalice
  • 2008 – In the Motherhood
  • 2009 – I love you, Man
  • 2011 – I Don’t Know How She Does It
  • 2013 – The Heat
  • 2014 – My Kingdom
  • 2016 – Howard Lovecraft and the Frozen Kingdom
  • 2018 – The Spy Who Dumped Me
  • 2018 – Can You Ever Forgive Me?
  • 2019 – Ode to Joy

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Television shows

  • 1975 to 1980 – Saturday Night Live (SNL)
  • 1977 – The Love Boat
  • 1977 – What Really Happened to the Class of ‘65
  • 1981 – Entertainment Tonight
  • 1983 – Reading Rainbow
  • 1984 – Kaye & Allie
  • 1988 – American Playhouse
  • 1989 – The More You Know
  • 1990 – Working It Out
  • 1994 – Dave’s World
  • 1995 – Mystery Dance
  • 1996 – 3rd Rock From the Sun
  • 1997 – The View
  • 1997 – Recess
  • 1998 – Hercules
  • 2002 – Cyber Chase
  • 2006 – Crumbs
  • 2008 – In the Motherhood
  • 2008 – Gary Unmarried
  • 2009 – Watch What Happens: Live
  • 2009 – The Good Wife
  • 2011 – Unforgettable
  • 2014 – Broad City
  • 2014 – The Librarians
  • 2017 – The Good Fight
  • 2020 – United We Fall

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Jane Curtin movies and TV shows
Jane Curtin on the United We Fall show. Photo: Kelsey McNeal
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Jane Curtin husband and children

Jane got married on April 2nd, 1975, to Patrick Francis Lynch. The two met at a hockey game. Lynch is a television producer. The couple has been blessed with one daughter, Tess Curtin Lynch, who was born On January 16th 1983.

Tess graduated from Brown University in 2005. She is an actress and comedy writer, and she is married to Peter Cellini, who is an actor. The couple is blessed with two children.

Is Jane Curtin still alive?

Jane Curtin is still alive. She is now a proud mother and grandmother. Jane loves to spend time with her grandchildren whenever she’s not working. Despite her age, Curtin still plans on continuing to work as long as she can.

Jane Curtin now

At the moment, Curtin is working on two films titled Welcome to Pine Grove and Godmothered. The release dates of the two movies are yet to be disclosed to the public, as they are still being filmed.

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Jane Curtin has managed to secure a special place in the heart of movie and TV shows fans. Her illustrious career proves that ambition combined with hard work can propel anyone to greater heights and success.

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