Jodie Foster



Place of birth:

Los Angeles, California, USA:


Alicia Christian "Jodie" Foster (born November 19, 1962) is an American actress and director. She has received two Academy Awards, three British Academy Film Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, and the Cecil B. DeMille Award. 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 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 focused 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. She also starred in the films Carnage (2011), Elysium (2013), and Hotel Artemis (2018). Description above from the Wikipedia article Jodie Foster, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Film Credits

Love, Antosha (2019)
as Herself
Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché (2018)
as Herself - Narrator (voice)
Hotel Artemis (2018)
as The Nurse
And the Oscar Goes To... (2014)
Elysium (2013)
as Delacourt
Carnage (2011)
as Penelope Longstreet
The Beaver (2011)
as Meredith Black
Motherhood (2009)
as Jodie Foster
Nim's Island (2008)
as Alexandra Rover
100 Films and a Funeral (2007)
The Brave One (2007)
as Erica Bain
AFI: 100 Years... 100 Movies... 10th Anniversary Edition (2007)
as Herself
Inside Man (2006)
as Madeleine White
Jonathan Demme & Jodie Foster (2005)
as Interviewee
Flightplan (2005)
as Kyle Pratt
Un long dimanche de fiançailles (2004)
as Elodie Gordes
Shooting 'Panic Room' (2004)
The Cutting Edge: The Magic of Movie Editing (2004)
as Herself
Abby Singer (2003)
as Herself
Page to Screen: The Silence of the Lambs (2002)
as Interviewee
The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys (2002)
as Sister Assumpta
Panic Room (2002)
as Meg Altman
Inside the Labyrinth: The Making of 'The Silence of the Lambs' (2001)
as Interviewee
Anna and the King (1999)
as Anna Leonowens
Making 'Taxi Driver' (1999)
Everest The Death Zone (1998)
as narrator
Three Gorges: The Biggest Dam in the World (1998)
as Narrator
Contact (1997)
as Eleanor Arroway
Nell (1994)
as Nell Kellty
All About Bette (1994)
Maverick (1994)
as Annabelle Bransford
Sommersby (1993)
as Laurel Sommersby
Shadows and Fog (1991)
as Prostitute
Little Man Tate (1991)
as Dede Tate
The Making of 'The Silence of the Lambs' (1991)
as Self
The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
as Clarice M. Starling
Catchfire (1990)
as Anne Benton
The Accused (1988)
as Sarah Tobias
Stealing Home (1988)
as Katie Chandler
Siesta (1987)
as Nancy
Five Corners (1987)
as Linda Komkowski
Mesmerized (1985)
as Victoria
Le Sang des autres (1984)
as Hélène
The Hotel New Hampshire (1984)
as Frannie Berry
Svengali (1983)
as Zoe Alexander
O'Hara's Wife (1982)
as Barbara O'Hara
Carny (1980)
as Donna
Foxes (1980)
as Jeanie
Mickey's 50 (1978)
as Herself
Movies Are My Life (1978)
as Self
Grease Day USA (1978)
as Herself
Candleshoe (1977)
as Casey
Casotto (1977)
as Teresina
Moi, fleur bleue (1977)
as Isabelle Tristan
The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane (1976)
as Rynn Jacobs
Freaky Friday (1976)
as Annabel Andrews
Bugsy Malone (1976)
as Tallulah
Taxi Driver (1976)
as Iris Steensma
Echoes of a Summer (1976)
as Deirdre
Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1974)
as Audrey
Smile Jenny, You're Dead (1974)
as Liberty Cole
One Little Indian (1973)
as Martha
Tom Sawyer (1973)
as Becky Thatcher
Kansas City Bomber (1972)
as Rita
Napoleon and Samantha (1972)
as Samantha
Menace on the Mountain (1970)
as Suellen McIver
Prisoner 760 ()
as Nancy Hollander

Production Credits

Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché (2018)
Executive Producer
Mouthpiece (2018)
Money Monster (2016)
The Beaver (2011)
Waking the Dead (2000)
Executive Producer
Home for the Holidays (1995)
Home for the Holidays (1995)
Nell (1994)
Little Man Tate (1991)
Stephen King's Golden Tales (1985)