Jodie Foster is an actress who is well known in Hollywood, not just for her acting but also for directing, as well as producing. She has created a very high profile in the movie industry ever since she commenced her career at the tender age of three with her appearance in numerous movies, advertisements, and television shows. Jodie’s life is a true definition of a success story in Hollywood and everything you need to know about this iconic actress is covered in this piece.
Who is Jodie Foster?
Jodie Foster is an award-winning American actress cum producer born with the full birth name Alicia Christian Foster on the 19th of November 1967, in Los Angeles California, U.S.A. Jodie is the youngest of four children and the daughter of Evelyn Brandy Ella and Lucius Fisher Foster III. She was nicknamed Jodie by her siblings who constantly called her that name. Jodie was raised by her mother because her father, Lucius Foster, a Lieutenant Colonel in the US Air force and a real estate broker, left them even before she was born, and this made her mother work as a publicity agent for a movie producer Arthur P. Jacobs, in other to carter for her children.
As a child, Jodie Foster was so talented that she learned how to read at the age of three even before she proceeded to study at the Lycée Français de Los Angeles, a French-speaking school, and that was where she mastered how to speak French fluently. Furthermore, she studied at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, where she graduated with a degree in Literature, and she also holds an honorary doctorate degree in Fine Arts.
Jodie Foster is said to have started her acting career at the young age of three when she appeared in a television advert in 1965 as a Coppertone girl. She landed that gig when she accompanied her brother and mother to an audition that was meant for her brother but as fate may have it, she was spotted by the casting agent and was selected for the advert. In 1972, at age 10 and still in primary school, Jodie made her debut movie appearance in Napoleon and Samantha, playing the role of a girl who became friends with a boy and his pet lion. During the filming, she was attacked by the pet lion which left her with a permanent scar on her body. After the movie, she appeared in a couple of movies like the Raquel Welch Vehicle, Kansas City Bomber, The Western One Little Indian, and Martin Scorsese’s Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore, during the early phase of her career.
However, it was the movie Taxi Driver, that exposed her to fame with her role as a naïve young prostitute. The movie was also considered one of the best American movies in history and it was kept in the National Film Registry. At the end of the filming, she had metamorphosized from a teen actress to an adult Hollywood actress. She then entered into Yale University subsequently, and there, she met John Hinckley, a mentally deranged student and a fan of the movie Taxi Driver, who was absolutely obsessed with her and even went further to attempt to kill U.S. President Ronald Regan in order to impress Jodie.
Upon graduation from Yale, the talented actress was seen in movies like Siesta, Five Corner, Stealing Homes, The Accused and the award-winning movie Silence of the Lamb. During the span of her acting career, Jodie Foster has also featured alongside big names in the film industry in movies like Sommersby along with Richard Gere, Maverick with Mel Gibson, Contract with Robert Zemeckis, and so many others.
Furthermore, the award-winning star is not only talented in acting but she is also a well-known director. The first movie she directed was Little Man Tate, after which she has directed other movies like Home For The Holidays, The Beavers, House of Cards and Money Monster. Jodie Foster has even won the Cecil B. DeMille Honorary Golden Globe Award for her outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.
The famed actress cum director has an impressive net worth which she has garnered all through her career. Jodie Foster was ranked the highest-paid actress in 2005 and in the following year, she was ranked No. 54 on Forbes Top 100 Celebrities list. Over the years, Jodie has been able to build her net worth to a whopping $100 million.
Is Jodie Foster Gay?
The famous actress is openly gay as it is known that she has been in romantic relationships with people of her gender. She has been romantically linked to Cydney Bernard, Cynthia Mort, and Sophie B Hawkins in the past and is currently married to an amazing woman.
Who Is The Wife & Children?
In 2014, Jodie Foster got married to Alexandra Hedison, who happens to be a one-time actress and currently works as a photographer and director. Hedison is also the former partner of the famous TV personality Ellen DeGeneres and they were in a relationship for three years before they parted ways in 2004.
Although she is gay, Jodie Foster, with her former partner Cydney Bernard has two biological children, Charles and Christopher Foster, with the help of IVF, however, the identity of their father is not known.