This First-Time Oscars Winner Graduated From CT Boarding School

It turns out that celebrated actress Jaime Lee Curtis, who won her first Oscar during the 95th Academy Awards, spent a part of her youth at a school in the Nutmeg State. 

Oscar winner Jaime Lee Curtis.
Oscar winner Jaime Lee Curtis. Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons/Gage Skidmore

Curtis, age 64, who won the award for best supporting actress for her role as IRS agent and antagonist Deirdre Beaubeirdre in the lauded film "Everything Everywhere All at Once," spent several years at New Haven County's Choate Rosemary Hall, a prestigious boarding school in Wallingford. 

Curtis attended the school and graduated in 1976 before returning home to California and eventually starting her nearly five-decade-long acting career. 

Now, after starring in countless films over the years, Curtis is finally an Oscar winner, beating out “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” star Angela Bassett, “The Banshees of Inisherin” star Kerry Condon, her co-star Stephanie Hsu who also appeared in  "Everything Everywhere All at Once," and “The Whale” star Hong Chau. 

Curtis was not the only one of the film's stars to win an Oscar, as her co-stars Michelle Yeoh and Ke Huy Quan won awards for best actress and best actor in a supporting role, respectively. The film also won the best picture, best director, best original screenplay, and best editing categories as well, taking home seven awards in total.

In her acceptance speech, Curtis thanked everyone who had helped her along the way during her long and storied career. 

"I know it looks like I am standing up here by myself but I am not, I am hundreds of people," Curtis said, also acknowledging everyone else who had worked on "Everything Everywhere All at Once." 

"The entire group of artists who made this movie - we just won an Oscar," Curtis said. 

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