Jodie Foster biography

Jodie Foster

Actor, Celebrity

1962 –

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Who is Jodie Foster?

Jodie Foster is an American actress, film director, and producer.

Foster began acting in commercials at the age of three, and rose to prominence at the age of 13 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. She won the Academy Award for Best Actress in 1989, for playing a rape victim in The Accused. In 1991, she starred in The Silence of the Lambs, receiving international acclaim and her second Academy Award for Best Actress. She received her fourth Academy Award nomination for playing a hermit in Nell. Her other best-known work includes Contact, The Brave One, and Carnage. Foster made her directorial debut in 1991 with Little Man Tate; she also directed the films Home for the Holidays and The Beaver.

In addition to her two Academy Awards, she has won three BAFTA Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, including the Cecil B DeMille Award for "outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment", and a Screen Actors Guild Award.

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Born
Nov 19, 1962
Los Angeles
Also known as
  • Alicia Christian Foster
  • Jody Foster
  • Jodi Foster
  • Jodie F
Parents
Siblings
Spouses
Children
Religion
  • Atheism
Ethnicity
  • English American
  • Irish people
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Yale University
    ( - 1985)
  • Lycée Français de Los Angeles
    ( - 1980)
Lived in
  • Beverly Hills

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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