Jeanne Tripplehorn has established herself as one of Hollywood’s most dynamic female performers with her taste for challenging roles in film, television and theater. After attending the Juilliard School of Drama in New York, Tripplehorn has become a multifaceted performer, working with some of the highest acclaimed actors, writers and directors in Hollywood.
She recently portrayed Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy in the critically acclaimed HBO film “Grey Gardens,” for which she was nominated for an Emmy Award in 2009 for Best Supporting Actress in a Television Movie. For five seasons, Tripplehorn also co-starred with Bill Paxton in the HBO series “Big Love.” The series was nominated for two Golden Globes, including Best Dramatic Television Series, and an Emmy for Outstanding Television Drama. Additional television credits include the Hallmark Hall of Fame production of William Faulkner’s “Old Man” and “The Perfect Tribute,” with Jason Robards.
Tripplehorn’s feature film credits include “Morning,” with Laura Linney; “Relative Values,” starring Julie Andrews; “Mickey Blue Eyes,” with Hugh Grant; “Very Bad Things,” featuring Leland Orser; “Sliding Doors,” opposite Gwyneth Paltrow; “Til There Was You”; “Waterworld”; “The Night We Never Met”; and “The Firm,” with Tom Cruise. Tripplehorn made her motion picture debut in Paul Verhoven’s “Basic Instinct,” starring Michael Douglas.
On stage, Tripplehorn starred on Broadway in Scott Elliot’s stage version of Anton Chekhov’s “Three Sisters” at the Roundabout Theatre. Her additional theater credits include “’Tis a Pity She’s a Whore” and John Patrick Stanley’s “The Big Funk,” both at The Public Theater.
Tripplehorn currently resides in Los Angeles.
In "Pearl," directed by Patty Jenkins and written by Deirdre O’Connor, Pearl (Jeanne Tripplehorn), the successful oncologist we have followed from childhood, suddenly finds herself in the patient’s seat when she is diagnosed with breast cancer. Through this process, she finally understands what her parents experienced that night in 1969 and finds the strength to tell her young daughter that everything is going to be OK … something she never heard as a child. "Pearl" also stars Patricia Clarkson, Tony Shalhoub, Jeffrey Tambor, Bob Newhart, Rosario Dawson, Tracee Ellis Ross and Jenifer Lewis.