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Jodie Foster

Alicia Christian Foster was born in Los Angeles on November 19, 1962. She is the daughter of Evelyn Ella "Brandy" (Almond) and Lucius Fisher Foster III, an Air Force lieutenant colonel and later real estate broker. Her parents divorced three years before she was born, and she was conceived when her mother was visiting her father for child support.... See full bio »

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Won 2 Oscars. Another 52 wins & 41 nominations. See more awards »

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Other Works:

TV commercial for Small Shots Toy (1971) See more »

Publicity Listings:

5 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 21 Interviews | 37 Articles | 21 Pictorials | 45 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Jodi Foster | Jody Foster


5' 3" (1.6 m)

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[on her role in Taxi Driver (1976), when she was 12:] I spent four hours with a shrink trying to prove I was normal enough to play a hooker. Does that make sense? See more »


The British rock group Asia wrote the song "Alibis" about her. See more »


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