Jodie Foster: biography and latest news!

  • Occupation: Actress
  • Real name : Alicia Christian Foster
  • Sign : Scorpio
  • Date of birth : Monday 19 November 1962 (age : 58)
  • Country: United States

Born on November 19, 1962 in Los Angeles, Jodie Foster was raised alone by her mother Evelyn Brandy. Her father, Lucius Foster, a former Air Force serviceman converted to real estate, left the marital home a few months before her birth. Child star made in Hollywood, Jodie Foster grows up in front of the cameras. At the age of 3, she appeared in advertisements for Coppertone sun cream. At 6 years old, she plays in the series Mayberry R.F.D, alternates the shootings of TV movies and school. In 1973 she is in the credits of two series (The Addams Family, Kung Fu) and is noticed by Martin Scorsese who chooses her the following year for his film Alice is not here anymore. The director hired the teenager again a few years later to play the role of a prostitute in Taxi Driver (1976). On the set she plays Robert De Niro who decides to take this young talent under his wing and gives him valuable advice. This role gives her at 15 years old her first award, the Bafta for best supporting actress. A brilliant student, Jodie Foster continued her studies (in French!) and obtained a bachelor’s degree from the Lycée français de Los Angeles in 1980.

She was only 26 years old when she won the Oscar for Best Actress for The Accused (1988). Her career was crowned with a second statuette at the 1992 Academy Awards for her character of an FBI agent in The Silence of the Lambs (1991). The worldwide success of the film brings him a long term fame and the actress decides to go behind the camera. She made her first film by telling the story of a gifted and lonely child in The Little Man (1991). She renews the experience with a comedy this time, Weekend in the family (1995). The actress returned to the film sets, but sorted out the scenarios that were offered to her to enjoy her children. In 2002 she turns in Panic Room, then Flight Plan (2005) or Inside Man (2006). In 2011, she directed her third film, which again addresses the theme of loneliness, The Beaver Complex, with her partner Mel Gibson. The two actors met in 1994 on the set of Maverick and have maintained a close friendship.

In January 2013 she received a Golden Globe award for lifetime achievement. In her acceptance speech she made a moving coming-out. Jodie Foster has two sons, Charles (born on 20/07/1998) and Kit (born on 21/09/2001), whom she raised with her ex-partner, producer Cydney Bernard. The actress got married to Alexandra Hedison on the weekend of April 19-20, 2014, a few months after their love at first sight.

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