Carrie Fisher

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Biography

  • Birth Name: Carrie Frances Fisher
  • Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 10/21/1956, Libra
  • Profession: Actor; screenwriter; novelist; TV host
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Carrie Fisher Fast Facts:
  • Began appearing in her mother's Las Vegas act at the age of 12.
  • Made her film debut in Shampoo (1975).
  • Has penned several bestsellers, including Postcards From the Edge and Surrender the Pink. She won the Los Angeles Pen Award for Best First Novel for Postcards.
  • Has spoken publicly about her battles with drug addiction and bipolar disorder; also revealed that she has undergone electroshock therapy.
  • Has addressed state legislators about mental-health issues.
  • Wrote and performed a one-woman play, Wishful Drinking, beginning in L.A. in 2006; it eventually opened on Broadway. A book of the same name followed in 2008.
  • Carrie Fisher Relationships:
  • Eddie Fisher - Father
  • Paul Simon - Ex-husband
  • Joely Fisher - Half Sister
  • Tricia Leigh Fisher - Half Sister
  • Todd Fisher - Brother
  • Debbie Reynolds - Mother
  • Billie Lourd - Daughter
  • Dan Aykroyd - Ex-fiancé
  • Bryan Lourd - Ex-significant Other
  • Carrie Fisher Awards:
  • 2008 Emmy: Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 1990 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Adapted Screenplay - Nominee
  • 2011 Emmy: Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special - Nominee
  • College:
  • Attended Central School of Speech and Drama, London, England

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