Saturday, July 4, 2009

Bridget Fonda


Bridget Jane Fonda (born January 27, 1964) is an American actress.

Early life

Fonda was born in Los Angeles, California into a family of actors, including her grandfather Henry Fonda, her father Peter Fonda, and her aunt Jane Fonda. Her mother, Susan Jane Brewer, is an artist. She is named after actress Margaret Sullavan's daughter Bridget Hayward, who committed suicide at the age of 21, and with whom her father was once in love.[citation needed] Bridget has Italian and Dutch ancestry on her father's side and English ancestry on her mother's side. Her parents divorced and Peter got re-married to Portia Rebecca Crockett (ex-wife of author Thomas McGuane). Peter and Portia brought up Bridget, her brother Justin, and older stepbrother Thomas McGuane Jr (born circa 1962) in the Coldwater Canyon section of Los Angeles.[citation needed] Fonda attended Westlake School for Girls in Los Angeles. During this time she and Justin had little contact with the Fonda family, with Bridget recalling in an interview: "When I was a kid, the most important thing for me was my home...People would come and go, and things would change, but that place wouldn't. I loved it. I want to have that for the rest of my life. I want to have a place".


Fonda first became involved with the theatre when she was cast in a school production of Harvey. She refused to solicit acting tips and advice from her famous relatives, and studied method acting at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts and the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute.

She made her film debut at the age of five in the 1969 movie Easy Rider as a child in the hippie commune which Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper visit on their trek across the United States. Her second (also non-speaking) bit part was in the 1982 comedy Partners. In 1988 she got her first substantial film role, co-starring with John Hurt in Scandal, based on the Profumo affair. That year she also appeared in You Can't Hurry Love and Shag.

Her breakthrough role, however, was as a journalist in The Godfather, Part III. After gaining additional work experience in a few theater productions she was cast in the lead in Barbet Schroeder's Single White Female. A review in the New Yorker proclaimed her "provocative, taunting assertiveness", and Rolling Stone said Fonda was "a comic delight". In 1997 Fonda was on the same plane flight as Quentin Tarantino when he offered her the part of a beach babe in Jackie Brown. Fonda was also offered the lead role in the television series Ally McBeal (later accepted by Calista Flockhart), but turned it down to focus on her film career.

Personal life

On November 29, 2003, Fonda married film composer and former Oingo Boingo frontman Danny Elfman. They have a son, Oliver, born in mid-January 2005. She has not appeared in films since 2002.

Award nominations

* 1990 - Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture for Scandal
* 1997 - Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie for In the Gloaming
* 2002 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television for After Amy


* Partners (1982)
* Aria (1987)
* You Can't Hurry Love (1988)
* Light Years (1988) (voice in English version)
* Scandal (1989)
* Jacob Have I loved (1989)
* Shag (1989)
* Strapless (1989)
* Frankenstein Unbound (1990)
* The Godfather Part III (1990)
* Out of the Rain (1991)
* Doc Hollywood (1991)
* Iron Maze (1991)
* Drop Dead Fred (1991)
* Leather Jackets (1992)
* Single White Female (1992)
* Singles (1992)
* Army of Darkness (1992)
* Bodies, Rest & Motion (1993)
* Point of No Return (1993) AKA. (outside the US.) The Assassin
* Little Buddha (1993)
* It Could Happen to You (1994)
* The Road to Wellville (1994)
* Camilla (1994)
* Rough Magic (1995)
* Balto (1995) (voice of Jenna)
* City Hall (1996)
* Grace of My Heart (1996)
* Touch (1997)
* Mr. Jealousy (1997)
* Jackie Brown (1997)
* Break Up (1998)
* A Simple Plan (1998)
* Finding Graceland (1998)
* Lake Placid (1999)
* South of Heaven, West of Hell (2000)
* Delivering Milo (2001)
* Monkeybone (2001)
* Kiss of the Dragon (2001)
* No Ordinary Baby (2001)
* The Whole Shebang (2001)
* Snow Queen (2002)

American actress Bridget Fonda
American actress Bridget Fonda
American actress Bridget Fonda
American actress Bridget Fonda
American actress Bridget Fonda
American actress Bridget Fonda
American actress Bridget Fonda
American actress Bridget Fonda
American actress Bridget Fonda
American actress Bridget Fonda
American actress Bridget Fonda
American actress Bridget Fonda


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