In 1991, Jeanne Tripplehorn made her acting debut in the TV film The Perfect Tribute. She next appeared in some episodes of The Ben Stiller Show. On the big screen, her first role was as Dr. Beth Garner in the film Basic Instinct. She next starred as Abby McDeere in the movie The Firm. She went on to star in the movies Waterworld and ‘Til There Was You, to name a few. She then starred in Office Killer, Monument Ave., Sliding Doors, Very Bad Things, and Mickey Blue Eyes.
In the following decade, she landed film roles in Steal This Movie!, Timecode, Paranoid, Relative Values, Swept Away, The Amateurs, and Winged Creatures. It was also during this period that she starred as Barbara Henrickson in the TV drama Big Love. The series aired on HBO from 2006 to 2011. She received Satellite Award and Women’s Image Network nominations for her role. In 2009, she portrayed Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis in the made-for-television movie Grey Gardens.
For her work here, she received a Primetime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress. She next starred in the Lifetime film Five, as well as guest-starred in an episode of New Girl. From 2012 to 2014, she played the part of Dr. Alex Blake in Criminal Minds. More recently, she appeared as Beth Hollingsworth in some episodes of Undone. This year, she starred as Eleanor Schlafly in the miniseries Mrs. America.
Jeanne Tripplehorn stays in shape by following a healthy lifestyle. She eats clean, whole foods and works out. While it’s a challenge for her to exercise on a regular basis, she makes it up by increasing her physical activity like walking, running, and hiking. The actress also swears by yoga and Pilates, which she said has since helped her improve her form and overall well-being.