Carrie Fisher

Actress, screenwriter, novelist Carrie Fisher

Carrie Frances Fisher is an American actress, novelist, screenwriter, and performance artist. She is best known for her portrayal of Princess Leia in the original Star Wars trilogy and for voicing Angela in Family Guy. She is also known for her bestselling novel Postcards from the Edge and screenplay for a film of the same name, and her autobiographical one-woman play, Wishful Drinking.
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This Carrie Fisher Quote Casts ‘Last Jedi’ In A Whole New Light
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"The Last Jedi" gave the Leia actress her moment in the moonlight.
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Style Q&A: It’s Time for Another ‘Star Wars’ Best Costume Oscar
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The costumer designer for “The Last Jedi,” talks about Oscar snubs, Carrie Fisher and Kylo Ren’s hot pants.
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Billie Lourd's Tribute To Mother Carrie Fisher Is Simply Magical
Huffington Post - about 2 months
Fisher died in December 2016 after suffering a heart attack.
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Today in Entertainment: Carrie Fisher died a year ago today; Sony considering 'Mad About You' reboot
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Turns Out That Carrie Fisher Wrote Some Of Her Best Lines In 'The Last Jedi'
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Not surprising, because she was awesome.
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The Last Jedi spoiler talk: Mark Hamill discusses the secrets of Luke Skywalker's return -
Google News - 2 months The Last Jedi spoiler talk: Mark Hamill discusses the secrets of Luke Skywalker's return Right at the start of our Q&A, we talked about what it was like for writer-director Rian Johnson to deliver a conclusion for one of the most iconic characters of the galaxy far, far away. As you know from seeing the film (and if you haven't, this is ... 'The Last Jedi' Now Opening To $216M-$220M: How Disney Continues To Win With The 'Star Wars' FranchiseDeadline 'The Last Jedi' Power Duo on the Key to Tackling a New Trilogy and Carrie Fisher's PerformanceHollywood Reporter 'Star Wars' newbie Kelly Marie Tran makes history as 'Last Jedi' mechanic Rose TicoUSA TODAY ABC News -Vanity Fair -Screen Rant -Kotaku all 5,888 news articles »
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INSIGHT: Carrie Fisher honored with Hollywood plaque - 2 months
Carrie Fisher is honored with a ceremony commemorating her role as Princess Leia in 'Star Wars' with a plaque that will hang in Hollywood's historic TCL Chinese Theatre.
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The Sweet Ways Billie Lourd Honored Carrie Fisher At The 'Star Wars' Premiere
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Who's cutting onions?
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'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Premieres With Humorous Carrie Fisher Tribute
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"[She's] up there right now flipping me the bird."
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John Boyega Was "Shocked" When He Watched Star Wars: The Last Jedi for the First Time - E! Online
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E! Online John Boyega Was "Shocked" When He Watched Star Wars: The Last Jedi for the First Time E! Online The Star Wars: The Last Jedi actor gave E! News exclusive insider scoop on moments from the upcoming film and even revealed some more personal—and hilarious—info. The 25-year-old star said that the first time he saw the upcoming film—out in theaters ... 'The Last Jedi' aims to capture that old Star Wars feelingBoston Herald Star Wars: JJ Abrams Aims to "Do Better" Than 'Force Awakens' With 'Episode IX' Carrie Fisher's Dog Gary Inspired A 'Last Jedi' Character & This Sounds Like A Beautiful TributeBustle Reuters -Entertainment Tonight -BBC News -SFGate all 447 news articles »
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'Star Wars' cast discuss Carrie Fisher's loss - 3 months
The 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' cast and crew discuss the loss of Carrie Fisher and what the future holds for her character, Leia. Rough Cut - no reporter narration.
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Carrie Fisher
  • 2016
    Age 59
    In 2016, Harvard College awarded Fisher with their Annual Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award in Cultural Humanism, noting that "her forthright activism and outspokenness about addiction, mental illness, and agnosticism have advanced public discourse on these issues with creativity and empathy."
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    Fisher was nominated for a 2016 Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress for her portrayal.
    Fisher's memoir, The Princess Diarist, is set for release in October 2016.
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  • 2014
    Age 57
    In 2014, she told The Telegraph that she was no longer receiving the treatment.
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    On April 29, 2014, the cast for Star Wars Episode VII was officially announced, and Fisher, along with original trilogy castmates Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Peter Mayhew, Anthony Daniels, and Kenny Baker, were all cast in their original roles for the film.
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    In March 2014, Fisher stated that she was moving to London for six months because that was where filming would take place.
    On January 21, 2014, in an interview with TV Guide, Carrie Fisher confirmed her involvement and the involvement of the original cast in the upcoming sequels by saying "as for the next Star Wars film, myself, Harrison Ford and Mark Hamill are expected to report to work in March or April.
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  • 2013
    Age 56
    In August 2013, she was selected as a member of the main competition jury at the 2013 Venice Film Festival.
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    After other media outlets reported this on March 6, 2013, her representative said the same day Fisher was joking and nothing has been announced.
    In an interview posted March 2013, confirming she would reprise her role as Princess Leia in Episode VII of the series, she claimed Leia was "Elderly.
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  • 2010
    Age 53
    Fisher also appeared on the seventh season of Entourage in the summer of 2010.
    In 2010, HBO aired a feature-length documentary based on a special live performance of Fisher's Wishful Drinking stage production.
  • 2009
    Age 52
    In December 2009, Fisher's audiobook recording of her best-selling memoir, Wishful Drinking, earned her a nomination for a 2009 Grammy Award in the Best Spoken Word Album category.
  • 2008
    Age 51
    In 2008, she also had a cameo as a doctor in the Star Wars-related comedy Fanboys.
    Her last line in the show was a spoof from Star Wars: "Help me Liz Lemon, You're my only hope!" On April 28, 2008, she was a guest on Deal or No Deal.
    Fisher published her autobiographical book, also titled Wishful Drinking, based on her successful play in December 2008 and embarked on a media tour.
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    Her show played at the Berkeley Repertory Theater through April 2008, followed by performances in San Jose, California, in July 2008, Hartford Stage in August 2008 before moving on to the Arena Stage in Washington, D.C., in September 2008 and Boston in October 2008.
  • 2006
    Age 49
    Fisher wrote and performed in her one-woman play Wishful Drinking at the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles from November 7, 2006, to January 14, 2007.
    In August 2006, Fisher appeared prominently in the audience of the Comedy Central's Roast of William Shatner.
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  • 2004
    Age 47
    Though Fisher has described Lourd as her second husband in interviews, according to a 2004 profile of the actress and writer, she and Lourd were never legally married.
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    Fisher published a sequel to Postcards, The Best Awful There Is, in 2004.
    In an interview in 2004, Fisher said that she no longer did much script doctoring, but during the height of her career as a script doctor and rewriter, she worked on Hook (1991), Lethal Weapon 3 and Sister Act (1992), Made in America, Last Action Hero and So I Married an Axe Murderer (1993), My Girl 2, Milk Money, The River Wild and Love Affair (1994), Outbreak (1995), The Mirror Has Two Faces (1996), The Wedding Singer (1998), The Out-of-Towners and Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace (1999), Coyote Ugly and Scream 3 (2000), Kate & Leopold (2001), Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones (2002), and Intolerable Cruelty (2003), which she did a rewrite of back in 1994 (although it's not known if any of her work remained after the Coen Brothers rewrote it years later.) Fisher also worked on Mr. and Mrs. Smith and Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith (2005).
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  • 1991
    Age 34
    Besides acting and writing original works, Fisher was one of the top script doctors in Hollywood, working on the screenplays of other writers. She did uncredited polishes on movies in a 15-year stretch from 1991 to 2005, and was hired by the creator of Star Wars, George Lucas, to polish scripts for his 1992 TV series The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles, as well as the dialogue for the Star Wars prequel scripts.
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    Fisher appeared in the fantasy comedy film Drop Dead Fred in 1991, and played a therapist in Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997).
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  • 1990
    Age 33
    In 1990, Columbia Pictures released a film version of Postcards from the Edge, adapted for the screen by Fisher and starring Meryl Streep, Shirley MacLaine, and Dennis Quaid.
  • 1989
    Age 32
    In 1989, Fisher played a major supporting role in When Harry Met Sally, and in the same year, she appeared with Tom Hanks as his wife in The 'Burbs.
  • 1987
    Age 30
    Also during 1987, she was in the Australian film The Time Guardian.
    In 1987, Fisher published her first novel, Postcards from the Edge.
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  • 1986
    Age 29
    Fisher is one of the few actors or actresses to star in films with both John and James Belushi, later appearing with the latter in the film The Man with One Red Shoe. She appeared in the Woody Allen film Hannah and her Sisters in 1986.
  • 1983
    Age 26
    Fisher was married to Simon from August 1983 to July 1984, and they dated again for a time after their divorce.
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    In 1983, Fisher returned to the role of Princess Leia in Return of the Jedi, and posed in the Princess Leia metal bikini on the cover of the Summer 1983 issue of Rolling Stone to promote the film.
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  • 1982
    Age 25
    She also appeared in the Broadway production of Agnes of God in 1982.
  • 1980
    Age 23
    In 1980 she was briefly engaged to Canadian actor and comedian Dan Aykroyd, who proposed on the set of their film The Blues Brothers.
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    That year, she reprised her role as Princess Leia in The Empire Strikes Back, and appeared as herself with her Star Wars costars on the cover of the July 12, 1980 issue of Rolling Stone to promote the film.
    She appeared on Broadway in Censored Scenes from King Kong in 1980.
  • 1978
    Age 21
    That November, she appeared as Princess Leia in the 1978 TV production Star Wars Holiday Special, and sang in the last scene.
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    In April 1978, she appeared as the love interest in Ringo Starr's 1978 TV special Ringo.
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  • 1977
    Age 20
    Fisher dated musician Paul Simon from 1977 until 1983.
    In 1977, Fisher starred as Princess Leia in George Lucas's science-fiction film Star Wars (later retitled Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope) opposite Mark Hamill and Harrison Ford.
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  • 1973
    Age 16
    In 1973, Fisher enrolled at London's Central School of Speech and Drama, which she attended for eighteen months, and in 1978, Fisher was accepted to Sarah Lawrence College, where she planned to study the arts.
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  • 1956
    Born on October 21, 1956.
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