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Jodie Foster Biography

Birth Name:
Alicia Christian Foster
Birth Place:
Los Angeles, California, United States
Profession
Actor, director, producer

Fast Facts

  • Began acting at age 3, when she appeared in a series of ads for Coppertone suntan lotion as the little girl whose swimsuit is pulled down by a puppy
  • Was class valedictorian in high school at Lycée Français, Los Angeles, CA, in 1980
  • Obsessed with Foster, John Hinckley attempted to assassinate President Reagan in 1981 to impress her
  • Studied literature at Yale University and graduated magna cum laude
  • Made her directorial debut with Little Man Tate (1991)
  • Speaks French; dubs her own voice in the French versions of her films
  • Her production company, which she closed down in 2001, was called Egg Pictures after a character in The Hotel New Hampshire

Awards

  • 2008Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama: nominated
  • 1999Emmy-Outstanding Made for Television Movie: nominated
  • 1998Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama: nominated
  • 1995Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama: nominated
  • 1994Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role: winner
  • 1994Oscar-Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: nominated
  • 1992BAFTA Film Awards-Best Actress in a Leading Role: winner
  • 1992Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama: winner
  • 1991New York Film Critics Circle-Best Actress: winner
  • 1991Oscar-Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: winner
  • 1990BAFTA Film Awards-Best Actress in a Leading Role: nominated
  • 1989Independent Spirit Awards-Best Female Lead: winner
  • 1989Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama: winner
  • 1988Oscar-Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: winner
  • 1988National Board of Review-Best Actress: winner
  • 1977BAFTA Film Awards-Best Supporting Actress: winner
  • 1977BAFTA Film Awards-Best Supporting Actress: winner
  • 1977Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: nominated
  • 1977BAFTA Film Awards-Most Promising Newcomer to Leading Film Roles: winner
  • 1977BAFTA Film Awards-Most Promising Newcomer to Leading Film Roles: winner
  • 1976Oscar-Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role: nominated
  • 1976National Society of Film Critics-Best Supporting Actress: winner

Relationships

  • Buddy Foster -- Brother
  • Cydney Bernard -- Ex-significant Other
  • Lucius Foster III -- Father
  • Evelyn Foster -- Mother
  • Constance Foster -- Sister
  • Lucinda Foster -- Sister
  • Charles Bernard Foster -- Son
  • Kit Bernard Foster -- Son