Jeanne Marie Tripplehorn (born June 10, 1963) is an American film and television actress.
She was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the daughter of Suzanne (née Ferguson) and Tom Tripplehorn, who was once a guitarist with Gary Lewis & the Playboys. When she was two years old her parents were divorced. She graduated from Edison High School in 1981 and spent one semester studying at Tulsa University. Tripplehorn then attended the Juilliard School’s Drama Division as a member of Group 19 (1986–1990), which also included Laura Linney.
Tripplehorn is best known for her roles starring opposite Michael Douglas in Basic Instinct, Tom Cruise in The Firm, and Kevin Costner in Waterworld. She held a leading role as Barbara Henrickson in the HBO drama Big Love, and is also remembered as Lydia in Sliding Doors.
She has also been on Broadway in Anton Chekov’s Three Sisters opposite Amy Irving and Lili Taylor. Prior to this, she appeared off-Broadway in John Patrick Shanley’s The Big… read more