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Jodie Foster

Jodie Foster

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    • November 19th, 1962
Alicia Christian "Jodie" Foster (born November 19, 1962) is an American actress, director, and producer. She is the recipient of many accolades including two Academy Awards, three British Academy Film Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, and the honorary Cecil B. DeMille Award, amongst many others. 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 (1972). Following appearances in the musical Tom Sawyer (1973) and Martin Scorsese's comedy-drama Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1974), Foster's breakthrough came with Scorsese's psychological thriller Taxi Driver (1976), in which she played a child prostitute; she received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Her other roles as a teenager include the musical Bugsy Malone (1976) and the thriller The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane (1976), and she became a popular teen idol by starring in Disney's Freaky Friday (1976) and Candleshoe (1977), as well as Carny (1980) and Foxes (1980). After attending college at Yale, Foster struggled to transition into adult roles until she gained critical acclaim for playing a rape survivor in the legal drama The Accused (1988), for which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress. She won her second Academy Award three years later for the psychological horror film The Silence of the Lambs (1991), in which she portrayed Clarice Starling. Foster made her debut as a film director the same year with Little Man Tate, and founded her own production company, Egg Pictures, in 1992. The company's first production was Nell (1994), in which she also played the title role, garnering her fourth nomination for an Academy Award. Her other successful films in the 1990s were the romantic drama Sommersby, western comedy Maverick (1994), science fiction Contact (1997), and period drama Anna and the King (1999). Foster experienced career setbacks in the early 2000s, including the cancellation of a film project and the closing down of her production company, but she then starred in four commercially successful thrillers: Panic Room (2002), Flightplan (2005), Inside Man (2006), and The Brave One (2007). She has concentrated on directing in the 2010s, directing the films The Beaver (2011) and Money Monster (2016), as well as episodes for Netflix television series Orange Is the New Black, House of Cards, and Black Mirror. Foster received her first Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series for directing "Lesbian Request Denied", the third episode of the former. She also starred in the films Carnage (2011), Elysium (2013), Hotel Artemis (2018) and The Mauritanian (2021), for the latter of which she won her third competitive Golden Globe. Description above from the Wikipedia article Jodie Foster, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Filmography

Acting (44 Credits)

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2021The Mauritanian as Nancy Hollander
2018Hotel Artemis as The Nurse
2014And the Oscar Goes to...
2013Elysium as Delacourt
2011The Beaver as Meredith Black
2011Carnage as Penelope Longstreet
2009Motherhood as Jodie Foster
2008Nim's Island as Alexandra Rover
2007The Brave One as Erica Bain
2006Inside Man as Madeleine White
2005Flightplan as Kyle
2004A Very Long Engagement as Elodie Gordes
2002Panic Room as Meg Altman
2002The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys as Sister Assumpta
1999Anna and the King as Anna
1997Contact as Eleanor Arroway
1994Nell as Nell Kellty
1994Maverick as Annabelle Bransford
1993Sommersby as Laurel Sommersby
1991The Silence of the Lambs as Clarice M. Starling
1991Little Man Tate as Dede Tate
1991Shadows and Fog as Prostitute
1990Catchfire as Anne BentonWatch Free
1988Stealing Home as Katie Chandler
1988The Accused as Sarah Tobias
1987Five Corners as Linda KomkowskiWatch Free
1987Siesta as Nancy
1985Mesmerized as Victoria
1984The Blood of Others as Hélène
1984The Hotel New Hampshire as Frannie Berry
1980Foxes as Jeanie
1980Carny as Donna
1977Candleshoe as Casey
1977Beach House as Teresina
1976The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane as Rynn Jacobs
1976Freaky Friday as Annabel Andrews
1976Taxi Driver as Iris Steensma
1976Bugsy Malone as Tallulah
1974Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore as Audrey
1973One Little Indian as Martha
1973Tom Sawyer as Becky Thatcher
1973The Addams Family (1973) as Pugsley Addams (voice)
1972Napoleon and Samantha as Samantha
1972Kansas City Bomber as Rita

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