Actress Jessica Lange

Celebrities, Celebrity Q&A, People
on February 17, 2008

Q I loved Jessica Lange as Patsy Cline in Sweet Dreams. Was that her first role?
—Pam Wade, Titusville, Fla.

No, Lange had been active onscreen for almost a decade when Sweet Dreams was released in 1985. A native of Cloquet, Minn., she made her debut as the female lead in King Kong (1978), and received critical raves in Tootsie, Frances (both 1982) and Country (1984), in which she played the wife of a struggling farmer. Her new film, Bonneville, set for release Feb. 29, tells the story of three friends who make a life-changing trip in the 1966 convertible of the title. Lange, 58, has two grown children with her longtime companion, writer-actor Sam Shepard, plus another daughter from a previous relationship with dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov.