Jeanne-Tripplehorn (born June 10, 1963) is an American film and
television actress. She was brought to the public's attention through her
supporting role in the 1992 film Basic Instinct, and since 2006 has starred
opposite Bill Paxton in the HBO drama Big Love.
Jeanne was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the daughter of Suzanne (née Ferguson) and Tom Tripplehorn (known as "Tommy Tripplehorn"), who was once a guitarist with Gary Lewis & the Playboys.
Jeanne is best-known for her roles starring opposite Michael Douglas in Basic Instinct, Kevin Costner in Waterworld, and Tom Cruise in The Firm. Tripplehorn currently has a leading role as Barbara Henrickson in the HBO drama Big Love.
Jeanne Tripplehorn has also been on Broadway in Anton Chekov's Three Sisters opposite Amy Irving and Lili Taylor. Prior to this, Jeanne Tripplehorn appeared off-Broadway in John Patrick Shanley's The Big Funk in 1990, then co-starred with Val Kilmer in a 1993 production of John Ford's 1630s play 'Tis Pity She's a Whore.
Tripplehorn was engaged to actor Ben Stiller for a time.
Jeanne Tripplehorn is now married to actor Leland Orser, and the couple have
a son August Tripplehorn Orser born in 2002. Jeanne's grandmother, Jean Neely,
appeared in the film Reality Bites, in which Jeanne also had a role.
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