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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 29 October 1967Burbank, California, USA
Height 5' 7" (1.7 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Growing up in a Beverly Hills mansion, well-fed, well-educated and well-traveled - what could be more perfect? But absentee father Eddie Fisher, an alcoholic and self-confessed drug addict, and sexpot mother Connie Stevens, introducing a succession of men into her life, made growing up very complicated. Childhood was emotional and problem filled. Having so vivacious a mother produced jealousy and an eating disorder and, by adolescence, she was overweight and playing the "fat friend" in summer stock and on TV. Entertaining was, however, in her blood, and her first show business gig was in Las Vegas at the age of 7. Two years later, she and her sister, Tricia Leigh Fisher, joined her mother in a nightclub act. Travel became a part of her life as the act toured the world. Schooling was sporadic, with many different schools and tutors until high school, when she and Tricia entered Beverly Hills High School. But, even there, the fast-lane, experimenting with drinking, drugs, smoking. Also, after-school jobs in an ice cream parlor and as a receptionist. A semester at the University of Paris was followed by Emerson College, but she left before graduating to start a serious acting career. Her weight cost her parts - she went into therapy, lost weight, and turned the career corner with I'll Do Anything (1994). On the personal front, she re-established relations with her father by "dropping in", unannounced, in New York as she was traveling to the University of Paris, and forced her way into his life.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Bruce Cameron <dumarest@midcoast.com>

Spouse (1)

Christopher Duddy (31 December 1996 - present) (3 children)

Trivia (14)

Daughter of Connie Stevens and Eddie Fisher, raised by her mother.
Younger half-sister of actress Carrie Fisher and Todd Fisher.
Joely didn't know that she had another sister until sometime after she had seen Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) and was told that "Princess Leia" was her half-sister, Carrie Fisher.
Older sister of Tricia Leigh Fisher.
Friend of Mariska Hargitay.
Ex-half-sister-in-law of Paul Simon.
Niece of John Megna.
Daughter, Skylar Grace Fisher-Duddy, was born at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, weighing 6 pounds, 13 ounces. [June 2001]
On February 2, 2006, Joely and Christopher Duddy welcomed their 2nd daughter, True Harlow Fisher-Duddy, at their LA home. True was born at 1:30am and weighed in at 7 lbs 12 oz. True joined big sis, Skylar Grace, 5, and half brothers, Cameron Duddy, 20, and Colin Duddy, 18, Duddy's children from his previous marriage.
Attended the University of Paris & Emerson College
Adopted a baby girl, named Olivia Luna, who was born in September 2008, weighing 7.5 lbs. and 19.5 inches long.
On September 2008, Joely and husband, Christopher Duddy, adopted a baby girl named Olivia Luna Fisher-Duddy.
Sister-in-law of Byron Thames.
Announced on Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003) that she is 6 months pregnant with her second daughter. [September 2005]

Personal Quotes (24)

I am still learning every day not to watch other people's careers and compare.
At this point, I wouldn't be able to digest meat, and I don't like eating things with faces.
Skiing makes me feel great, and it gives my legs such an incredible workout.
I'm sure that my mom would have been happy with any path I chose.
It's challenging, but you have to at least try to eat right and exercise.
I just believe that whatever you put into your system you're going to see on your face and your body.
I don't believe in depriving myself of any food or being imprisoned by a diet.
I didn't finish college, which is really weird because they awarded me the Alumni of Distinction recently.
I definitely have a Fisher voice.
I am vegetarian, though, and so is my family.
I took up French boys and wine and I studied psychology.
I stay in my own little zone, and that's good for me.
I loved psychology and I loved history.
I love to cook. I make an award-winning turkey chili.
I knew from the time I could walk that I wanted to be an actor.
I'm obsessed with cooking shows, even though they make everything look so easy when it isn't.
I'm always on the quest for something delicious and healthful.
I was up until all hours of the night, listening to stories, meeting great old comedians.
I was like a race horse, just trying to get into the world.
I was a backstage kid. I was in the wings looking out.
But unfortunately, when you have a kid, you sometimes eat everything they leave behind. So far today I've had some of her leftover pancakes with peanut butter.
You want the best for your kid, but everybody's career is completely different in this industry.
My mom has this great skiing event in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, every year for a local charity.
I've never been a waif; I have a womanly figure and always did.

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