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Jodie Foster

Jodie FosterAKA Alicia Christian Foster

Born: 19-Nov-1962
Birthplace: Los Angeles, CA

Gender: Female
Religion: Atheist
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Lesbian [1]
Occupation: Actor

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: The Silence of the Lambs

Originally a child actress, with roles in commercials at the age of 2, including one in which she was accidentally mauled by a lion. In 1972, she made her film debut in Disney's bland Napoleon and Samantha, in which she and a boy from the circus travel cross-country. She received a Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination for her role as a child prostitute in Taxi Driver (1976) when she was 14. This film attracted the attention of American Nazi party member John Hinckley, who stalked her while she was at Yale. Hinckley tried to impress her by assassinating Ronald Reagan, but failed on both counts.

After graduating Magna Cum Laude from Yale with a degree in literature, Foster resumed her career in film, winning acclaim as rape victim Sarah Tobias in The Accused (1988) and originating the role of Clarice Starling in The Silence of the Lambs (1991), winning Academy Awards for both roles. She received another nomination for Nell (1994). For a while she was considering making a movie about Leni Riefenstahl, but that project has stalled.


[1] When for many years Ms. Foster dodged questions of her sexual orientation, this did not stop others from concluding the obvious. Interview of Suzanne Westenhoefer, Dallas Voice, August 2005: "At this point Jodie Foster should just come out. She's not an ingénue anymore. You know, it really saddens me because Jodie Foster could do so much good." See also Kim Ficera, "Don't Quote Me: Jodie Foster and the Great Lesbian Hope", After Ellen, 10 August 2005. Finally, see also "Jodie Foster comes out with emotional tribute to her girlfriend of 14 years", Daily Mail, 12 December 2007.

Father: Lucius Foster III (left home a few months before Jodie Foster was born)
Mother: Evelyn Almond
Sister: Lucinda Foster (b. 1952)
Sister: Constance Foster (actress, b. 1955)
Brother: Lucius Foster IV ("Buddy", actor, b. 12-Jul-1957)
Girlfriend:
Cydney Bernard (film producer, cohabited 1993-2008)
Son: Charles Foster (b. 1998, father a secret)
Son: Kit Foster (b. 29-Sep-2001)
Girlfriend: Cynthia Mort (TV producer, dated 2008)
Wife: Alexandra Hedison (photographer, together since 2013, m. Apr-2014)

    High School: Le Lycee Francais, Los Angeles, CA (1980)
    University: BA Literature, Yale University (1985)

    Endorsement of Honda in Japan
    Oscar for Best Actress 1989 for The Accused
    Oscar for Best Actress 1992 for The Silence of the Lambs
    Golden Globe 1989 for The Accused
    Golden Globe 1992 for The Silence of the Lambs
    Drug Possession: Cocaine Boston, MA (Dec-1983)
    In Vitro Fertilization
    Asteroid Namesake 17744 Jodiefoster
    Risk Factors: Smoking, Cocaine, Yoga, Ophidiophobia

    TELEVISION
    The Amazing Chan and the Chan Clan Anne Chan (1972)

    FILMOGRAPHY AS DIRECTOR
    The Beaver (16-Mar-2011)
    Home for the Holidays (3-Nov-1995)
    Little Man Tate (6-Sep-1991)

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    Elysium (7-Aug-2013)
    Carnage (1-Sep-2011)
    The Beaver (16-Mar-2011) · Meredith Black
    Motherhood (21-Jan-2009) · Herself
    Nim's Island (4-Apr-2008)
    The Brave One (6-Sep-2007) · Erica Bain
    Inside Man (16-May-2006)
    Flightplan (23-Sep-2005)
    A Very Long Engagement (27-Oct-2004) · Elodie Gordes
    Panic Room (29-Mar-2002) · Meg Altman
    The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys (18-Jan-2002)
    Anna and the King (6-Dec-1999) · Anna
    Contact (11-Jul-1997) · Ellie Arroway
    Nell (23-Dec-1994) · Nell
    All About Bette (17-Jul-1994) · Herself
    Maverick (20-May-1994) · Annabelle Bransford
    Sommersby (5-Feb-1993) · Laurel
    Shadows and Fog (30-Mar-1992) · Prostitute
    Little Man Tate (6-Sep-1991) · Dede Tate
    The Silence of the Lambs (30-Jan-1991) · Clarice Starling
    Catchfire (3-Apr-1990)
    The Accused (14-Oct-1988) · Sarah Tobias
    Stealing Home (26-Aug-1988)
    Siesta (11-Nov-1987)
    Five Corners (11-Sep-1987) · Linda
    Mesmerized (1986) · Victoria
    The Blood of Others (2-May-1984)
    The Hotel New Hampshire (9-Mar-1984) · Frannie
    Svengali (9-Mar-1983)
    O'Hara's Wife (8-Jul-1982)
    Carny (13-Jun-1980)
    Foxes (29-Feb-1980)
    Candleshoe (16-Dec-1977)
    The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane (25-Dec-1976) · Rynn
    Freaky Friday (17-Dec-1976) · Annabel
    Bugsy Malone (4-Nov-1976)
    Taxi Driver (8-Feb-1976) · Iris
    Echoes of a Summer (6-Feb-1976) · Deirdre Striden
    Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (9-Dec-1974) · Audrey
    Rookie of the Year (3-Oct-1973)
    One Little Indian (20-Jun-1973)
    Tom Sawyer (14-Mar-1973) · Becky Thatcher
    Kansas City Bomber (2-Aug-1972)
    Napoleon and Samantha (19-Jul-1972)


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