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Jodie Foster
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Foster in Paris at the 2011 César Awards ceremony
Born Alicia Christian Foster
(1962-11-19) 19 November 1962 (age 56)
Los Angeles, Californie, U.S.
Eddication Bachelor's degree (magna cum laude)
Alma mater Yale Varsity
Thrift Actress, producer, director
Years active 1966–present
Childer Charles Foster
Christopher Foster[1]
Parents Ella "Brandy" (née Almond)
Lucius Fisher Foster III

Alicia Christian Foster (born November 19, 1962), kent professionally as Jodie Foster, is an American actress, film director, an producer. Foster begoud her perfaisional career as a bairn model whan she wis three years auld in 1965, an twa years later she muived tae actin in televeesion series, whan she debuted the sitcom Mayberry R.F.D.. In the late 1960s an early 1970s, she wirked in several primetime televeesion series an starned in childer's films. Foster's breakthrou cam in Martin Scorsese's Taxi Driver (1976), in that she played a teenage prostitute; the role garnered her a nomination for an Academy Awaird. Her ither creetically acclaimed roles as a teenager war in the muisical Bugsy Malone (1976) an the thriller The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane (1976), an she becam a popular teen idol bi starnin in Disney's Freaky Friday (1976), Candleshoe (1977), an Foxes (1980).

Efter attendin college at Yale, Foster struggled in her transeetion tae adult roles till she wan widespread creetical acclaim for her portrayal o a rape survivor in The Accused (1988), for that she wan several awairds, includin an Academy Awaird an a Gowden Globe. She wan her seicont Academy Awaird three years later for her role in the sleeper hit The Silence of the Lambs, whaur she played Clarice Starling, an FBI trainee investigatin a serial murther case. Foster made her debut as a film director the same year wi the moderately successfu Little Man Tate (1991), an foondit her awn production company, Egg Pictures, in 1992. The company's first production wis Nell (1994), in that she an aa played the teetle role, gainin anither nomination for an Academy Awaird. Her ither films in the 1990s includit period drama Sommersby, Western comedy Maverick (1994), science feection film Contact (1997), an period drama Anna and the King (1999). Her seicont film direction, Home for the Holidays (1995), wis nae well-received commercially, while creetical reviews war mixed.

Foster experienced career setbacks in the early 2000s that includit the cancellation o a film project an the closin doun o her production company. She then starned in fower thrillers, Panic Room (2002), Flightplan (2005), Inside Man (2006) an The Brave One (2007), that war commercially successfu an generally weel-received bi creetics an audiences. She haes focused on directin in the 2010s, directin the films The Beaver (2011) an Money Monster (2016),[2] as weel as episodes for Netflix televeesion series Orange is the New Black, House of Cards, an Black Mirror. She an aa starned in the films Carnage (2011) an Elysium (2013).

Foster haes eften been citit as ane o the best actresses o her generation.[3][4] In addeetion tae her twa Academy Awairds, Foster haes wan three BAFTA Awairds, three Gowden Globe Awairds, a Screen Actors Guild Awaird an the Cecil B DeMille Awaird. For her wark as a director, Foster haes been nominatit for twa Directors Guild o Americae Awairds an a Primetime Emmy Awaird.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Jodie Foster". TCM. Retrieved August 16, 2009. 
  2. "Jodie Foster | American actress and director". Encyclopedia Britannica (in Inglis). Retrieved 2017-08-11. 
  3. "Jodie Foster slams media, defends Kristen Stewart after breakup". CTV News. August 15, 2012. Retrieved May 23, 2015. 
  4. "Jodie Foster's Christmas turkey". The Irish Times. December 6, 1996. Retrieved May 23, 2015.