Jodie Foster

Foster in 2011 Alicia Christian "Jodie" Foster (born November 19, 1962) is an American actress and filmmaker. She is the recipient of numerous accolades, including two Academy Awards, three BAFTA Awards, and three Golden Globe Awards. She has also earned numerous honors such as the Cecil B. DeMille Award in 2013 and the Honorary Palme d'Or in 2021.

Foster began her professional career as a child model and later as a teen idol in various Disney films including ''Napoleon and Samantha'' (1972), ''Freaky Friday'' (1976) and ''Candleshoe'' (1977). She acted in Martin Scorsese's comedy-drama ''Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore'' (1974) and thriller ''Taxi Driver'' (1976). For playing a teen prostitute in the latter, she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Other early films include ''Tom Sawyer'' (1973), ''Bugsy Malone'' (1976), ''The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane'' (1976), ''Carny'' (1980) and ''Foxes'' (1980).

After attending Yale University, Foster transitioned into mature leading roles earning two Academy Awards for Best Actress for playing a rape victim in ''The Accused'' (1988) and Clarice Starling in ''The Silence of the Lambs'' (1991). She also received a nomination for ''Nell'' (1994). Her other notable films include ''Sommersby'' (1993), ''Maverick'' (1994), ''Contact'' (1997), ''Anna and the King'' (1999), ''Panic Room'' (2002), ''Flightplan'' (2005), ''Inside Man'' (2006), ''The Brave One'' (2007), ''Nim's Island'' (2008), ''Carnage'' (2011), ''Elysium'' (2013), ''The Mauritanian'' (2021), and ''Nyad'' (2023). The last of these earned Foster her fifth Academy Award nomination. In 2024, she starred in the HBO anthology series ''True Detective: Night Country''.

Foster made her directorial film debut with ''Little Man Tate'' (1991) and has since directed films such as ''Home for the Holidays'' (1995), ''The Beaver'' (2011) and ''Money Monster'' (2016). She founded her own production company, Egg Pictures, in 1992. She earned two Primetime Emmy nominations for producing ''The Baby Dance'' (1999), and directing the ''Orange Is the New Black'' episode "Lesbian Request Denied" in 2014. She has also directed episodes for ''Tales from the Darkside'' in 1988, ''House of Cards'' in 2014, the ''Black Mirror'' episode "Arkangel" in 2017, and ''Tales from the Loop'' in 2020. Provided by Wikipedia
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