Born: Los Angeles, California, USA
Alicia Christian Foster professionally known as Jodie Foster made her debut as a child actor in the series Mayberry R.F.D. (1968). It was in 1976 she gained recognition as an actor with the film Taxi Driver which gave her stardom. There was no turning back after that and Foster at present is considered a very bankable star. She has had a good career studded with a lot of awards to her credit. Her maiden award was the National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actress for Taxi Driver which has since been followed by many more. The iconic films in Fosters career so far are Taxi Driver (1976), Bugsy Malone (1976), The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane (1976), Freaky Friday (1976), Candleshoe (1977), Carny (1980), The Accused (1988), Sommersby (1993), Nell (1994), Maverick (1994), Contact (1997), Anna and the King (1999), Panic Room (2002), Flightplan (2005), Inside Man (2006), The Brave One (2007), Carnage (2011), Elysium (2013), and Hotel Artemis (2018). to name a few. Alicia Christian Foster, daughter of Evelyn Ella and Lucius Fisher Foster III was born on November 19, 1962, in Los Angeles, California. She attended Lycée Français de Los Angeles and graduated in the year 1980. She then attended Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. She majored in literature, writing her thesis on Toni Morrison under the guidance of Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and graduated magna cum laude in 1985. In 1997 she was awarded an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree.
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