Professional Name: Jodie Foster
Birth Name: Alicia Christian Foster
Birth Date: November 19, 1962
Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, USA
Occupation: Actress, director
Claim to Fame: Taxi Driver, 1976
Hair: Light brown
-Majored in literature at Yale; graduated magna cum laude in 1985. Gave the Class Day speech at Yale in 1993 and received an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree from Yale in 1997.
-Son, Charles, was born 20 July 1998. Son, Kit, was born 29 September 2001
-Mother Brandy managed her through age 20.
-John F. Hinckley Jr. claimed that he attempted to kill President Reagan in order to impress her. It relates to the movie Taxi Driver, where Robert De Niro’s character plans to assassinate a presidential candidate to impress Cybil Sheppard’s character. Jodie’s portrayal of a young prostitute in this film was one of most famous early performances.
-Graduated in 1980 as the class valedictorian from the private academy Lycée Français in Los Angeles.
-Was reading by the time she was three years old.
-Fluent in French by age 14, she spoke her own lines in the 1977 film Moi, fleur bleue (1977). She uses her own voice in all of the French versions of any of her movies, because she can speak French fluently.
-Born Alicia Christian Foster in 1962, her three siblings insisted on calling her "Jodie".
-Made her acting debut in a Coppertone suntan lotion commercial when she was 3 years old. Has said that her only regret is that she would love to live life without knowing what it's like to be famous.
-Has two convertibles.
-Enjoys kickboxing, yoga, karate, aerobics, and weightlifting and collects fancy kitchenware and black and white photos.
-Loves organic food.
-Her favorite book is "Franny and Zooey" by J.D. Salinger.
-Youngest host of "Saturday Night Live" (1975) until Drew Barrymore hosted in 1982.
-Starred as Addie Pray in the short lived TV show _"Paper Moon" (1974)_ which was originally a movie starring 'Tatum ONeil (I).
-Father Lucius Foster left the family when Jodie's mother was a few months pregnant with her.
-Shut down production company Egg Pictures in late 2001 to spend more time with her children.
-Was first choice to play the role of Princess Leia in the original Star Wars trilogy, but could not get out of her contract with Disney. George Lucas then decided to make Princess Leia older.
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