JODIE FOSTER Biography - Actors and Actresses


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Name: Alicia Christian Foster                                                         
Born: 19 November 1962 Los Angeles, California, United States                         
Alicia Christian "Jodie" Foster (born November 19, 1962) is a two-time               
Academy Award-winning American actress, director, and producer. She has also         
won two Golden Globes, three BAFTA awards and a Screen Actors Guild Award,           
making her one of the few people to have won all four major motion picture           
acting awards.                                                                       
Although Foster's first acting appearance was at three years old, her first           
significant role came in 1976 as an underage prostitute in Taxi Driver,               
receiving an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress. She won an Oscar for       
Best Actress in 1988 for playing a rape survivor in The Accused. In 1991, she         
starred in The Silence of the Lambs as Clarice Starling, a gifted FBI trainee,       
assisting in a hunt for a serial killer. This performance received international     
acclaim and her second Oscar for Best Actress. Her films and roles have spanned       
a wide variety of genres, including thrillers, crime, romance, comedy, children's     
movies, and science fiction. Popular later films include the box office               
successes Contact (1997), Panic Room (2002), Flightplan (2005) and Inside Man (2006).