Jodie Foster

Biography

Alicia Christian "Jodie" Foster (born November 19, 1962) is an American actress, film director, producer as well as being a former child actress.

Foster began acting in commercials at three years of age, and her first significant role came in the 1976 film Taxi Driver as the preteen prostitute Iris for which she received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Also that year, she starred in the cult film The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane. She won an Academy Award for Best Actress in 1989 for playing a rape survivor in The Accused. In 1991, she starred in The Silence of the Lambs as Clarice Starling, a gifted FBI trainee, assisting in a hunt for a serial killer. This performance received international acclaim and her second Academy Award for Best Actress. She received her fourth Academy Award nomination for playing a hermit in Nell (1994). Other popular films include Maverick (1994), Contact (1997), Panic Room (2002), Flightplan (2005), Inside Man (2006), The Brave One (2007), and Nim's Island (2008).

Foster's films have spanned a wide variety of genres, from family films to horror. In addition to her two Academy Awards she has won two BAFTA Awards for three films, two Golden Globe Awards, a Screen Actors Guild Award, a People's Choice Award, and has received two Emmy nominations.

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Alicia Christian "Jodie" Foster (born November 19, 1962) is an American actress, film director, producer as well as being a former child actress.

Foster began acting in commercials at three years of age, and her first significant role came in the 1976 film Taxi Driver as the preteen prostitute Iris for which she received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Also that year, she starred in the cult film The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane. She won an Academy Award for Best Actress in 1989 for playing a rape survivor in The Accused. In 1991, she starred in The Silence of the Lambs as Clarice Starling, a gifted FBI trainee, assisting in a hunt for a serial killer. This performance received international acclaim and her second Academy Award for Best Actress. She received her fourth Academy Award nomination for playing a hermit in Nell (1994). Other popular films include Maverick (1994), Contact (1997), Panic Room (2002), Flightplan (2005), Inside Man (2006), The Brave One (2007), and Nim's Island (2008).

Foster's films have spanned a wide variety of genres, from family films to horror. In addition to her two Academy Awards she has won two BAFTA Awards for three films, two Golden Globe Awards, a Screen Actors Guild Award, a People's Choice Award, and has received two Emmy nominations.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Jodie Foster, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Personal Info

Gender Female

Known Credits 83

Birthday 1962-11-19

Place of Birth Los Angeles, California, USA

Adult Actor False

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Also Known As

  • Jody Foster
  • Alicia Christian Foster
  • Jodi Foster

Known For

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2013 Elysium as Delacourt
2011 Carnage as Penelope
2011 The Beaver as Meredith Black
2008 Nim's Island as Alexandra Rover
2007 The Brave One as Erica Bain
2007 AFI: 100 Years... 100 Movies... 10th Anniversary Edition as Herself
2006 Inside Man as Madeleine White
2005 Flightplan as Kyle Pratt
2004 A Very Long Engagement as Elodie Gordes
2004 The Cutting Edge: The Magic of Movie Editing as Herself
2003 The Ellen DeGeneres Show(1 episode)
2003 Celebrities Uncensored(1 episode)
2002 The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys as Sister Assumpta
2002 Panic Room as Meg Altman
2001 Inside the Labyrinth: The Making of 'The Silence of the Lambs' as Herself
1999 Anna and the King as Anna Leonowens
1999 The Early Show(3 episodes)
1999 Rove(2 episodes)
1999 Making 'Taxi Driver'
1998 Everest The Death Zone as narrator
1998 Three Gorges: The Biggest Dam in the World as Narrator
1997 Contact as Eleanor Arroway
1996 The Daily Show with Trevor Noah(1 episode)
1994 Nell as Nell Kellty
1994 All About Bette
1994 Inside the Actors Studio(1 episode)
1994 Maverick as Annabelle Bransford
1993 Frasier(1 episode)
1993 The X-Files(1 episode)
1993 Sommersby as Laurel Sommersby
1992 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno(3 episodes)
1991 Shadows and Fog as Prostitute
1991 Little Man Tate as Dede Tate
1991 The Silence of the Lambs as Clarice Starling
1990 Catchfire as Anne Benton
1989 The Simpsons(1 episode)
1988 The Accused as Sarah Tobias
1988 Stealing Home as Katie Chandler
1987 Siesta as Nancy
1987 Five Corners as Linda
1985 Mesmerized as Victoria
1984 The Blood of Others as Hélène
1984 The Hotel New Hampshire as Frannie Berry
1983 Harty(1 episode)
1983 Live with Regis and Kathie Lee(5 episodes)
1983 Svengali as Zoe Alexander
1980 Carny as Donna
1980 Foxes as Jeanie
1977 Candleshoe as Casey
1977 Beach House as Teresina
1977 Stop Calling Me Baby! as Isabelle Tristan
1976 The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane as Rynn Jacobs
1976 Freaky Friday as Annabel Andrews
1976 Bugsy Malone as Tallulah
1976 Taxi Driver as Iris Steensma
1976 Echoes of a Summer as Deirdre
1975 Saturday Night Live(1 episode)
1974 Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore as Audrey
1974 Paper Moon(13 episodes) as Addie Pray
1974 Smile Jenny, You're Dead as Liberty Cole
1973 Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice(13 episodes) as Elizabeth Henderson
1973 The Addams Family(0 episodes) as Pugsly Addams
1973 The Addams Family(16 episodes) as Pugsley Addams (voice)
1973 One Little Indian as Martha
1973 Tom Sawyer as Becky Thatcher
1972 Kung Fu(1 episode)
1972 ABC Afterschool Special(2 episodes)
1972 The Paul Lynde Show(1 episode)
1972 The Amazing Chan and the Chan Clan(24 episodes) as Anne Chan
1972 The New Scooby-Doo Movies(1 episode)
1972 Kansas City Bomber as Rita
1972 Napoleon and Samantha as Samantha
1972 Ghost Story(1 episode)
1969 Medical Center(1 episode)
1969 The Courtship of Eddie's Father(1 episode)
1968 Julia(1 episode)
1967 Ironside(1 episode)
1964 Daniel Boone(1 episode)
1960 My Three Sons(6 episodes)
1955 Gunsmoke(3 episodes)
1929 The Academy Awards(5 episodes)

Directing

2016 Money Monster … Director
2011 The Beaver … Director
1995 Home for the Holidays … Director
1991 Little Man Tate … Director
1983 Tales from the Darkside(1 episode) … Director

Production

1995 Home for the Holidays … Producer
1994 Nell … Producer

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