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Jodie Foster

Actor + Film Director and Producer
Born Nov 19, 1962

Alicia Christian "Jodie" Foster is an American actress, film director, and producer. Foster began acting in commercials at three years of age, and her first significant role came at age 13 in the 1976 film Taxi Driver as the preteen prostitute Iris for which she received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Also that year, she starred in the cult film The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane.… Read More

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1962 Birth Foster was born in Los Angeles on November 19, 1962 as the youngest of four children of Evelyn Ella "Brandy" (née Almond) and Lucius Fisher Foster III. … Read More
1965 2 Years Old Foster's career began with an appearance as the Coppertone girl in a television advertisement in 1965, when she was only three years old. … Read More
1973 10 Years Old The same year she also had a small role in the drama film Kansas City Bomber, starring Raquel Welch, and in 1973 appeared in two children's films, the Western One Little Indian and the Mark Twain adaptation Tom Sawyer.


1974 11 Years Old Foster had two significant roles in 1974. … Read More
1976 13 Years Old While Foster was already a successful actor by the age of ten, her breakthrough into stardom did not take place until 1976, when she appeared in five films, two of which were chosen for competition at the Cannes Film Festival in May. … Read More
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For her performances in the two films, Foster was awarded two British Academy Film Awards in 1977: the BAFTA Award for Best Newcomer and the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role. … Read More
1981 18 Years Old …  On March 30, 1981, he attempted to assassinate U.S. President Ronald Reagan (shooting and wounding Reagan and three others) and claimed his motive was to impress Foster, then a Yale freshman. … Read More


…  In 1991, she starred in The Silence of the Lambs as Clarice Starling, a gifted FBI trainee, assisting in a hunt for a serial killer. … Read More


1993 30 Years Old Between 1993 and 2008, she was in a relationship with film producer Cydney Bernard.
1994 31 Years Old Foster's next roles included playing a prostitute in Woody Allen's comedy Shadows and Fog and Laurel Sommersby in the American Civil War drama Sommersby. She starred in two films in 1994, first in the commercially successful western spoof Maverick and later in Nell, in which she played an isolated woman, raised speaking an invented language, who finds it difficult to be confronted with civilization for the first time. … Read More
1996 33 Years Old In 1996, Women in Film awarded her the Crystal Award for outstanding women who, through their endurance and the excellence of their work, have helped to expand the role of women within the entertainment industry. … Read More
1997 34 Years Old Foster made her debut in a science fiction film in 1997, when she starred opposite Matthew McConaughey in Contact, based on the novel by scientist Carl Sagan. … Read More
1998 35 Years Old In 1998, an asteroid, 17744 Jodiefoster, was named in her honor. … Read More
2002 39 Years Old In 2002, Foster took over the lead role in the thriller Panic Room after Nicole Kidman dropped out due to a previous injury. … Read More


2006 43 Years Old In 2006, Foster co-starred in Inside Man, a thriller directed by Spike Lee and starring Denzel Washington and Clive Owen, which again opened at the top of the U.S. box office and became another international hit.
2007 44 Years Old In 2007, she starred in The Brave One directed by Neil Jordan and co-starring Terrence Howard, another urban thriller that opened at 1 at the U.S. box office. … Read More
2008 45 Years Old In 2008, Foster starred in Nim's Island alongside Gerard Butler and Abigail Breslin, portraying a reclusive writer who is contacted by a young girl after her father goes missing at sea. … Read More
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Foster returned to directing in 2011 with the black comedy The Beaver, starring herself and her friend and Maverick co-star Mel Gibson. … Read More


Foster was honoured with the Cecil B. DeMille Award, awarded annually to actors and filmmakers "who have had a definite impact on the world of entertainment", at the 70th Golden Globe Awards in January 2013.
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In 2014, Foster narrated "Women in Space", an episode of season 2 of Makers: Women Who Make America. … Read More
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