Jodie Foster

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Movie Actress
Date of Birth November 19, 1962
Place of Birth Los Angeles, California
Age 57 years old
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Jodie Foster

Alicia Christian "Jodie" Foster is an American actress, director, and producer. She has received two Academy Awards, three British Academy Film Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, and the Cecil B. DeMille Award. For her work as a director, she has been nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award. Foster began her professional career as a child model when she was three years old, and she made her acting debut in 1968 in the television sitcom Mayberry R.F.D. In the late 1960s and early 1970s, she worked in several television series and made her film debut with Disney's Napoleon and Samantha. Following appearances in the musical Tom Sawyer and Martin Scorsese's comedy-drama Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore, Foster's breakthrough came with Scorsese's psychological thriller Taxi Driver, in which she played a child prostitute; at age 14, she received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.

Born: Alicia Christian Foster, November 19, 1962, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Residence: Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Alma mater: Yale University
Occupation: Actress, director, producer
Years active: 1965–present
Notable work: Filmography
Partner(s): Cydney Bernard, (1993–2008)
Children: 2
Relatives: Buddy Foster (brother)
Awards: Full list
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About Jodie Foster

First gained fame for her role as a teenage prostitute in the 1976 Martin Scorsese film Taxi Driver. She won Academy Awards for Best Actress for her performances in The Accused and Silence of the Lambs and also had starring roles in Contact, Anna and the King, and Panic Room.

Before Fame

She appeared in Coppertone sunblock commercials at the age of three.


She graduated from Yale's prestigious theater program magna cum laude in 1985 and received an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree from Yale in 1997.

Family Life

She has two sons named Charles and Christopher. During a speech at the 2013 Academy Awards, she came out as a lesbian. The following year, she married photographer Alexandra Hedison.


She and Anthony Hopkins both won Academy Awards for their roles in 1991's The Silence of the Lambs.

Information related to Jodie Foster

  • Attempted assassination of Ronald Reagan
  • Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role Screen Actors Guild Award winners
  • Lycée Français de Los Angeles alumni
  • Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead winners
  • Best Actress BAFTA Award winners
  • Best Supporting Actress BAFTA Award winners
  • Best Drama Actress Golden Globe (film) winners
  • Cecil B. DeMille Award Golden Globe winners
  • Best Actress Academy Award winners
  • LGBT actresses
  • European Film Awards winners (people)
  • LGBT producers
  • Film directors from Los Angeles
  • Women television directors
  • Television producers from California
  • David di Donatello winners
  • American women film producers
  • LGBT people from California
  • American expatriates in France
  • English-language film directors
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