Fast Facts

  • As a child, she accompanied her father, Peter, to the set of Easy Rider.
  • Studied at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute in New York.
  • Made film debut in 1987's Aria.
  • Took a cameo role as Ash's doomed girlfriend in the 1992 cult hit, Army of Darkness.
  • Was a cover girl for GQ, Mirabella, Details and Maxim magazines.
  • Turned down the lead role in Ally McBeal in 1997 because she wanted to focus on a film career.
  • Landed a recurring role on The Chris Isaak Show in 2001.


  • 1990, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 2002, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: Nominee
  • 1997, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Special: Nominee
  • 1990, Independent Spirit Awards — Best Supporting Female: Nominee


  • Justin Fonda — Brother
  • Oliver Henry Milton Elfman — Son
  • Danny Elfman — Husband
  • Henry Fonda — Grandfather
  • Larry Hagman — Godparent
  • Peter Fonda — Father
  • Vanessa Vadim — Cousin
  • Susan Brewer — Mother
  • Mali Elfman — Stepdaughter
  • Eric Stoltz — Ex-significant Other
  • Jane Fonda — Aunt
  • Troy Garity — Cousin
  • Dwight Yoakam — Ex-significant Other


  • New York University, Tisch School of the Arts, New York, NY (BFA in Drama, 1986)

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  • Birth Name: Bridget Jane Fonda
  • Birth Place: Los Angeles, CA
  • Profession: Actor

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