Jodie Foster Net Worth 2020, Biography, Early Life, Education, Career and Achievement.
Jodie Foster Net Worth – Jodie Foster is an American actress, film director, and producer who has a net worth of $100 million dollars. Jodie Foster began acting at age three.
Incredibly, she received her first Oscar nomination at age 13. She went on to win Oscars for her roles in “The Accused” and “Silence of the Lambs”.
Early Life, Family, and Education
American actress, director, and producer Jodie Foster was born on November 19, 1962, in Los Angeles, California. Foster received an Oscar nomination at age 12 for her role as a child prostitute in Martin Scorsese’s film Taxi Driver (1976) and went on to win a Golden Globe (best actress) and Academy Award for The Accused (1988).
She then starred in the popular film The Silence of the Lambs (1991). In recent years, Foster has worked as a successful film director and producer, in addition to acting.
Taxi Driver garnered Foster an Oscar nomination, establishing her as a teenage star and leading to roles in popular films like Freaky Friday (1976) and Foxes (1980), further cementing her place as Hollywood’s next darling.
But Foster was uncomfortable with her growing fame. In search of anonymity and ordinary collegiate experience, she enrolled at Yale University after graduating high school.
The famous Ivy League rigor didn’t seem to intimidate the young actress, as she immediately enrolled in upper-level French courses. “I chose Yale basically for writing and literature,” she says. “Of course, you can’t be sure—you get your first D and could decide to be a chemistry major.”
In 1981, a disturbed man named John Hinckley Jr. shattered the young actress’s dream of quiet college life when he attempted to assassinate U.S. President Ronald Reagan, saying he did it in order to impress her. While she attended college, Hinckley became obsessed with Foster, writing her love letters and calling her on the phone.
She eventually testified during Hinckley’s trial and admitted to being badly shaken by the experience. Nevertheless, Foster returned to work shortly after the incident, starring in Svengali alongside Peter O’Toole, finding in acting a release from the intense and unwanted scrutiny Hinckley’s actions had drawn her way.
In April 2014, Foster married her girlfriend Alexandra Hedison, an American photographer and actress, in a private weekend ceremony. The couple began dating in October 2013. Hedison previously dated Ellen DeGeneres for three years before splitting in 2004.
Foster’s career began with an appearance as the Coppertone Girl in a television advertisement in 1965 when she was only three years old.
Her mother had intended only for her older brother Buddy to audition for the ad but had taken Jodie with them to the casting call, where she was noticed by the casting agents.
The television spot led to more advertisement work, and in 1968 to a minor appearance in the sitcom Mayberry R.F.D., in which her brother starred.
In the following years, Foster continued working in advertisements and appeared in over 50 television shows; she and her brother became the breadwinners of the family during this time.
She had recurring roles in The Courtship of Eddie’s Father (1969–1971) and Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (1973), and starred opposite Christopher Connelly in the short-lived Paper Moon (1974), adapted from the hit film.
Foster also appeared in films, mostly for Disney. After a role in the television film Menace on the Mountain (1970), she made her feature film debut in Napoleon and Samantha(1972), playing a girl who becomes friends with a boy, played by Johnny Whitaker, and his pet lion. She was accidentally grabbed by the lion on set, which left her with permanent scars on her back.
Her other early film work includes the Raquel Welch vehicle Kansas City Bomber (1972), the Western One Little Indian (1973), the Mark Twain adaptation Tom Sawyer (1973), and Martin Scorsese’s Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore (1974), in which she appeared in a supporting role as a “Ripple-drinking street kid”.
Foster has said she loved acting as a child, and values her early work for the experience it gave her: “Some people get quick breaks and declare, ‘I’ll never do commercials! That’s so lowbrow!’ I want to tell them, ‘Well, I’m really glad you’ve got a pretty face because I worked for 20 years doing that stuff and I feel it’s really invaluable; it really taught me a lot.'”
Net Worth 2020
Jodie Foster is an American actress, film director, and producer who has a net worth of $100 million dollars.