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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. Brandy had filed for divorce in 1959 after having three children with Lucius, but the exes had a brief re-encounter in 1962 which ... See full bio »

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Won 2 Oscars. Another 53 wins & 45 nominations. See more awards »

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The Silence of the Lambs
The Silence of the Lambs Clarice Starling
(1991)
Panic Room
Panic Room Meg Altman
(2002)
Elysium
Elysium Delacourt
(2013)
Inside Man
Inside Man Madeleine White
(2006)

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Other Works:

Release of the book, "Jodie: A Biography" by Louis Chunovic See more »

Publicity Listings:

5 Print Biographies | 2 Portrayals | 21 Interviews | 40 Articles | 21 Pictorials | 46 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Jodi Foster | Jody Foster

Height:

5' 3" (1.6 m)
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Personal Quote:

Acting, for me, is exhausting. I'm always more energized by directing. It's more intense to direct. I can pop in and express myself, then pop out again. It's a huge passion for me. See more »

Trivia:

Father Lucius Foster left the family when Jodie's mother was a few months pregnant with her. See more »

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Athletic figure See more »

Nickname:

Jodie F

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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