Jodie Foster (born Alicia Christian Foster; November 19, 1962) is an American actress, film director, and producer. Foster began acting in commercials at the age of three, and rose to prominence at the age of 13 in the 1976 film Taxi Driver as the preteen prostitute Iris, for which she received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. She won the Academy Award for Best Actress in 1989, for playing a rape victim in The Accused. In 1991, she starred in The Silence of the Lambs, receiving international acclaim and her second Academy Award for Best Actress. She received her fourth Academy Award nomination for playing a hermit in Nell (1994). Her other best-known work includes Contact (1997), The Brave One (2007), and Carnage (2011). Foster made her directorial debut in 1991 with Little Man Tate; she also directed the films Home for the Holidays (1995) and The Beaver (2011). In addition to her two Academy Awards, she has won three BAFTA Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, the Cecil B DeMille Award, and a Screen Actors Guild Award.
I absolutely believe what Ellie believes - that there is no direct evidence, so how could you ask me to believe in God when there's absolutely no evidence that I can see? I do believe in the beauty and the awe-inspiring mystery of the science that's out there that we haven't discovered yet, that there are scientific explanations for phenomena that we call mystical because we don't know any better.
I'm an atheist. But I absolutely love religions and the rituals. Even though I don't believe in God. We celebrate pretty much every religion in our family with the kids. They love it, and when they say, Are we Jewish? or Are we Catholic? I say, Well, I'm not, but you can choose when you're 18. But isn't this fun that we do seders and the Advent calendar?"
I think an artist's responsibility is more complex than people realize.
|Full Name at Birth||Alicia Christian Foster|
|Date of Birth||November 19, 1962|
|Birthplace||Los Angeles, California|
|Height||5' 3¼" (161 cm)|
|Weight||108 lbs (49.0 kg)|
|Hair Color||Brown - Light|
|High School||Los Angeles Lycee Francais, Los Angeles, California|
|University||BA Literature, Yale University (magna cum laude)|
|Claim to Fame||Taxi Driver, The Accused and The Silence of the Lambs.|
|Father||Lucius Fisher Foster III|
|Mother||Evelyn 'Brandy' Ella Almond|
|Sister(s)||Connie FosterCindy Foster|
|Favorite Books||Franny And Zooey (J.D. Salinger)|
|Favorite Foods||Organic Food|