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Jodie Foster

Jodie Foster

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Famous as :

Actress

Birth Name :

Alicia Christian Foster

Birth Date :

November 19, 1962

Birth Place :

Los Angeles, California, USA

Spouse :

Alexandra Hedison (photographer, since Apr-2014)

Claim to fame :

As Iris Steensma in "Taxi Driver" (1976)

Biography


Faces from the show business would cheer and nod in agreement whenever the name Jodie Foster was mentioned as one of Hollywood's pioneers. She had pulled through many phases and it was amazing to realize that she embarked from a child actress before establishing a firm position as prominent adult actress when many child actors had devastated their career upon reaching adulthood. Jodie indeed owed it mostly to her mother Brandy Foster who tirelessly supported her career even when she hadn't get a clue what the meaning of 'acting' was. Bearing Jodie in her womb, Brandy was left by her husband Lucius to go through the few months old pregnancy alone and be the breadwinner of three other children, Lucinda, Constance and Buddy. Tough and smart, she managed to get connections with film producers and encouraged Buddy to appear in TV shows and some ads. With the birth of Alicia Christian Foster aka Jodie on November 12, 1962, Brandy saw another potential. In the audition for Coppertone sun lotion ad, the casting directors selected the three years old Jodie instead of Buddy and the commercial became her first official nationwide appearance.

Since then on for the next five years little Foster appeared in numerous other commercials and TV shows. Indicating her intelligence from the age of 3 when she was able to read already, she had no trouble earning her first screen debut in TV series "Mayberry R.F.D." (1968). From that point on she would load her film carts with several other TV series until 1972 when she enrolled in her first TV movie "My Sister Hank" (1972) as a tomboy girl. Then proceeding to act in "Napoleon and Samantha" (1972) and "Kansas City Bomber" (1972), she also filled in some voices for animations "The Amazing Chan and the Chan Clan" (1972) and "The Addams Family" (1973). Such a tight work for an eleven years old but she managed to take in as much as 8 other projects in the first half of the 70s including as another tomboy girl in Martin Scorsese's "Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore" (1974). It was with the same director that she gained a worldwide recognition as a twelve-year-old prostitute in the highly acclaimed "Taxi Driver" (1976). When she could simply being a bitch, the fully committed actress delivered her lines perfectly and what beyond ordinary was her acting that only professionals could do similarly. Receiving her first Oscar nomination that was for Best Actress in a Supporting Role category in 1977, she claimed that it was the first time she learnt the true meaning of acting.

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Rep Confirms Jodie Foster's Wedding to Ellen DeGeneres' Ex

April 23, 2014 23:57:15 GMT

tied the knot to girlfriend Alexandra Hedison over the weekend. A representative of the "Panic Room" star confirmed to E! News on Wednesday, April 23 that the couple exchanged vows in a low-key ceremony.
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Report: Robert Downey Jr. Wants Mel Gibson and Jodie Foster for 'Avengers 2'

January 03, 2014 07:51:23 GMT

reportedly wants to share his success in Marvel cinematic universe with and . A source tells Radar Online that he is trying to bring his two friends into one of the upcoming "Avengers" movies.
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Jodie Foster to Direct an Episode of 'House of Cards' Season 2

September 05, 2013 08:19:16 GMT

may take a behind-the-scenes role for Netflix's original series "". The Academy Award-winning actress is said to have signed up to direct one episode of the political drama's season 2.
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Jodie Foster's Role in 'Elysium' Initially for Man

July 30, 2013 09:01:43 GMT

Neil Blomkamp makes another big revelation about "". After revealing that was supposedly the leading man in his latest flick, the South African filmmaker this time admits that 's character, a hard government official named Secretary Rhodes, was originally envisioned to be tackled by a male actor.
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First Look at Short-Haired Jodie Foster as 'Elysium' Villainess

January 31, 2013 04:21:30 GMT

Fresh off her headline-grabbing statement while delivering her speech at the Golden Globes, lets her fans know how she will look like in her upcoming film "". Through a Twitter account called Simply_Jodie, some photos of the veteran actress on the set of the Neill Blomkamp-helmed movie are shared online, giving a look at the "Panic Room" star as Secretary Rhodes.
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Stars Salute Jodie Foster for 'Coming Out' Speech at 2013 Golden Globes

January 15, 2013 01:41:49 GMT

has garnered reactions from fellow celebrities for addressing her sexuality without explicitly saying it at the 2013 Golden Globe Awards. Taking to their own Twitter pages, most of the stars gave a thumb up to her "coming out" speech.
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Jodie Foster to Be Honored With Cecil B. DeMille Award at Golden Globes 2013

November 02, 2012 04:05:02 GMT

The 70th annual Golden Globe Awards has picked the honoree who will receive its prestigious Cecil B. DeMille award. On Thursday, November 1, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced that it had chosen to receive the special honor during the upcoming prize-giving event to be held on January 13, 2013.
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Jodie Foster Weighs In on Kristen Stewart's Affair

August 15, 2012 18:12:24 GMT

has defended who cheated on boyfriend , saying the public often unknowingly destroy childhoods. In an open letter posted exclusively on The Daily Beast, the senior actress pled with the world to give Kristen a break and told her on-screen daughter that "this too shall pass".
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Jodie Foster to Direct Showtime's Mob Drama 'Angie's Body'

August 15, 2012 02:42:30 GMT

is going to lend her directing skill to new Showtime drama. The two-time Academy Award winner for Best Actress is attached to direct and executive produce a mob series "Angie's Body" for the premium cable channel.
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'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter' Gets New Poster and Behind-the-Scene Footage

January 17, 2012 03:59:50 GMT

Abraham Lincoln lets out his inner vampire slayer in the new poster of "". 20th Century Fox has unleashed the one-sheet that sees the 16th U.S. President, who is portrayed by , sitting on the Lincoln Memorial with one of his hands holding an axe. Looking dapper in a black suit, the iconic figure looks fierce.
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Ricky Gervais Thinks Jodie Foster's Kids Have Good Sense of Humor Over 'Beaver' Joke

January 17, 2012 03:53:21 GMT

was a bit tamer when hosting the 2012 Golden Globes if compared to last year, but he still managed to grab headlines with his jab at 's sexual orientation. When informed that Foster's sons were present at the awards show, the 50-year-old comedian said he doesn't believe his joke was out of line.
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Jodie Foster's Estranged Dad Sentenced to Five Years in Jail

December 10, 2011 05:28:21 GMT

's estranged father will be spending a next few years behind bars because of his home-building scam. Los Angeles city attorney spokesman Frank Mateljan revealed that Lucius Foster was sentenced to five years in jail on Friday, December 2, two days after he was convicted of 21 counts of grand theft and 9 of contracting without a license.
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Jodie Foster Draws Back From Acting World

March 22, 2011 01:32:31 GMT

is ready to bow out of acting after four decades in the spotlight in order to focus on her work as a director. "The Silence of the Lambs star, who began her acting career as a child, admits she now has little interest in performing and would rather step behind the camera.
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Jodie Foster: I Will Always Love Mel Gibson

March 17, 2011 04:29:04 GMT

Actress stands by despite his legal woes, confessing she will love the troubled star for the rest of her life. Foster, who directed Gibson in new movie "", admits she has a soft spot for the embattled actor and finds it easy to forgive him when he screws up and hits the headlines.
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Celine Dion Surprises Critics With Las Vegas Residency

March 17, 2011 02:15:39 GMT

New mum impressed critics when she launched her new Las Vegas residency on Tuesday night, March 15, less than five months after giving birth to twins. The singer, who welcomed sons Nelson and Eddy in October 2010, previously appeared on the Sin City stage from 2003 to 2007 in her "A New Day..." show.
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Jodie Foster Sent Series of Apology Notes to Mel Gibson for 'The Beaver' Mishap

March 17, 2011 02:04:38 GMT

bombarded with apologies after he suffered a cut head in an accident on the set of their new movie "". "Lethal Weapon" star Gibson was shooting scenes for the upcoming comedy-drama when a lamp toppled over and struck him on the head.
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Jodie Foster Didn't Think Kristen Stewart Could Become Actress

October 20, 2010 09:12:16 GMT

is shocked her "Panic Room" co-star is still in the movie industry - because she believed the star didn't have the "stereotypical personality" of an actress. The "" superstar played Foster's daughter in the 2002 thriller, but the Oscar winner admits she was convinced the shy actress wasn't cut out for a long career in film.
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Jodie Foster: Mel Gibson Is Most Loved Man in Movie Biz

October 20, 2010 03:26:37 GMT

is convinced her pal will be able to successfully resurrect his movie career following his recent personal problems as he is "the most loved man in the film business". Gibson's personal life was thrust into the spotlight earlier this year when his ex-girlfriend accused him of knocking her teeth out during a fight in January.
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Kate Winslet and Jodie Foster Team Up for Roman Polanski's 'God of Carnage'

September 24, 2010 09:02:17 GMT

and are to team up for director 's new film "God of Carnage". The film adaptation of Yasmina Reza's Tony-winning play will begin shooting in France at the beginning of 2011.
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Jodie Foster Wants to Help Mel Gibson 'Through This Dark Moment'

September 22, 2010 04:11:49 GMT

has stepped up to defend troubled actor amidst his nasty custody battle against ex-girlfriend . The 47-year-old actress told More magazine, "When you love a friend, you don't abandon them when they are struggling."
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Police Refuse to File Charges on Jodie Foster Teen Attack Case

September 15, 2010 08:36:51 GMT

has been cleared over allegations she attacked a teenage photographer in May - police have refused to file charges. The Oscar winner was accused of lashing out at a 17 year old at The Grove shopping center in Los Angeles after his father filed an official police report stating the actress has "pushed and shoved" his son.
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Jodie Foster's Attack on Teenage Boy Is a 'Fabrication', Rep Claims

June 12, 2010 02:13:14 GMT

A rep for has cleared out report that the 47-year-old actress has been accused of battery after reportedly attacking a 17-year-old boy who attempted to take photographs of her and her children. The rep told People, "This guy's behavior was completely inappropriate and the police report is a fabrication of the incident."
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Ellen DeGeneres and Adam Lambert Are Most Inspiring Gay Icons

April 16, 2010 03:07:41 GMT

Talk show host has been named the most inspiring gay icon by a leading U.S. magazine. The star, who is married to actress , claimed the top spot in Out's annual Power 50 rundown.
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Miley Cyrus Was Mentored by Jodie Foster

January 21, 2010 09:57:40 GMT

has the perfect new mentor in former child star . The teen sensation admits she and the Oscar winner have had phone conversations about fame - and Cyrus has taken the "Silence of The Lambs" star's advice to heart.
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Taylor Lautner and Amy Poehler for Golden Globes

January 12, 2010 04:08:04 GMT

"" hunk and "" comedienne join the rooster of presenters at 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards. These two along with are the latest set of presenters announced for the event which will be held on January 17.
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