Professional Name: Jodie Foster

Birth Name: Alicia Christian Foster

Birth Date: November 19, 1962

Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, USA

Occupation: Actress, director

Claim to Fame: Taxi Driver, 1976

Height: 5'4"

Eyes: Blue

Hair: Light brown
Jodie Foster
Jodie Foster

Trivia:
-As a youngster, was mauled by a lion and carried briefly in its mouth after a day of filming a Disney movie

-Majored in literature at Yale; graduated magna cum laude in 1985. Gave the Class Day speech at Yale in 1993 and received an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree from Yale in 1997.

-Son, Charles, was born 20 July 1998. Son, Kit, was born 29 September 2001

-Mother Brandy managed her through age 20.

-John F. Hinckley Jr. claimed that he attempted to kill President Reagan in order to impress her. It relates to the movie Taxi Driver, where Robert De Niro’s character plans to assassinate a presidential candidate to impress Cybil Sheppard’s character. Jodie’s portrayal of a young prostitute in this film was one of most famous early performances.

-Graduated in 1980 as the class valedictorian from the private academy Lycée Français in Los Angeles.

-Was reading by the time she was three years old.

-Fluent in French by age 14, she spoke her own lines in the 1977 film Moi, fleur bleue (1977). She uses her own voice in all of the French versions of any of her movies, because she can speak French fluently.

-Born Alicia Christian Foster in 1962, her three siblings insisted on calling her "Jodie".

-Made her acting debut in a Coppertone suntan lotion commercial when she was 3 years old. Has said that her only regret is that she would love to live life without knowing what it's like to be famous.

-Has two convertibles.

-Enjoys kickboxing, yoga, karate, aerobics, and weightlifting and collects fancy kitchenware and black and white photos.

-Loves organic food.

-Her favorite book is "Franny and Zooey" by J.D. Salinger.

-Youngest host of "Saturday Night Live" (1975) until Drew Barrymore hosted in 1982.

-Starred as Addie Pray in the short lived TV show _"Paper Moon" (1974)_ which was originally a movie starring 'Tatum ONeil (I).

-Father Lucius Foster left the family when Jodie's mother was a few months pregnant with her.

-Shut down production company Egg Pictures in late 2001 to spend more time with her children.

-Was first choice to play the role of Princess Leia in the original Star Wars trilogy, but could not get out of her contract with Disney. George Lucas then decided to make Princess Leia older.

Filmography:
Sugarland (2008)
Nim's Island (2008)
The Brave One (2007) .... Erica Bain
Inside Man (2006) .... Madeleine White
Flightplan (2005) .... Kyle Pratt
Un long dimanche de fiançailles (2004) .... Elodie Gordes
... aka A Very Long Engagement
"Biography" .... Narrator (1 episode, 2004)
Panic Room (2002) .... Meg Altman
The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys (2002) .... Sister Assumpta
Anna and the King (1999) .... Anna Leonowens
Contact (1997) .... Eleanor Arroway
"The X Files" .... Betty (voice) (1 episode, 1997)
"Frasier" .... Marlene (voice) (1 episode, 1996)
Nell (1994) .... Nell Kellty
Maverick (1994) .... Annabelle Bransford
Sommersby (1993) .... Laurel Sommersby
Shadows and Fog (1992) .... Prostitute
Little Man Tate (1991) .... Dede Tate
The Silence of the Lambs (1991) .... Clarice Starling
Catchfire (1990) .... Anne Benton
Rabbit Ears: The Fisherman and His Wife (1989) .... Storyteller
The Accused (1988) .... Sarah Tobias
Stealing Home (1988) .... Katie Chandler
Siesta (1987) .... Nancy
Five Corners (1987) .... Linda
Mesmerized (1986) .... Victoria
Sang des autres, Le (1984) .... Hélène
The Hotel New Hampshire (1984) .... Frannie Berry
Svengali (1983) (TV) .... Zoe Alexander
O'Hara's Wife (1982) .... Barbara O'Hara
Carny (1980) .... Donna
Foxes (1980) .... Jeanie
Candleshoe (1977) .... Casey Brown
Casotto (1977) .... Teresina Fedeli
Moi, fleur bleue (1977) .... Isabelle Tristan, AKA Fleur bleue
... aka Stop Calling Me Baby!
The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane (1976) .... Rynn
Freaky Friday (1976) .... Annabel Andrews
Bugsy Malone (1976) .... Tallulah
Taxi Driver (1976) .... Iris Steensma
Echoes of a Summer (1976) .... Deirdre Striden
"ABC Afterschool Specials" .... Sharon Lee/Sue/T.K. Dearing (3 episodes, 1973-1975)
"Medical Center" .... Ivy (1 episode, 1975)
Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1974) .... Audrey
"Paper Moon" (1974) TV Series .... Addie Pray (unknown episodes)
Smile, Jenny, You're Dead (1974) (TV) .... Liberty Cole
"Love Story" .... Ellie Madison (1 episode, 1973)
"The New Perry Mason" .... Hildy Haynes (1 episode, 1973)
"Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice" (1973) TV Series .... Elizabeth Henderson
"The Addams Family" (1973) TV Series (voice) .... Pugsly Addams
One Little Indian (1973) .... Martha McIver
"Kung Fu" .... Alethea Patricia Ingram (1 episode, 1973)
Tom Sawyer (1973) .... Becky Thatcher
"The Partridge Family" .... Julie Lawrence (1 episode, 1973)
"The Amazing Chan and the Chan Clan" .... Anne Chan (voice) (10 episodes, 1972)
"Ghost Story" .... Judy (1 episode, 1972)
"The Paul Lynde Show" (1 episode, 1972)
Kansas City Bomber (1972) .... Rita
Napoleon and Samantha (1972) .... Samantha
My Sister Hank (1972) (TV) .... Henrietta 'Hank' Bennett
"Bonanza" .... Bluebird (1 episode, 1972)
"Ironside" .... Pip Barker (1 episode, 1972)
"Gunsmoke" .... Marieanne Johnson/Patricia/Susan Sadler (3 episodes, 1969-1972)
"The Courtship of Eddie's Father" .... Joey Kelly (5 episodes, 1969-1971)
"My Three Sons" .... Susan/Victoria (2 episodes, 1971)
"Adam-12" .... Mary Bennett (1 episode, 1970)
"Mayberry R.F.D." .... Fairy / Little Girl (2 episodes, 1968, 1970)
"Daniel Boone" .... Rachel (1 episode, 1970)
"Nanny and the Professor" .... Angela (1 episode, 1970)
"Disneyland" .... Suellen McIver (2 episodes, 1970)
Menace on the Mountain (1970) (TV) .... Suellen McIver
"Julia" .... Cindy (1 episode, 1969)
"The Doris Day Show" .... Jenny Benson (1 episode, 1969)

 



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