Who is Jodie Foster? Photo: knowinsiders.
Who is Jodie Foster? Photo: knowinsiders.

Who is Jodie Foster?

Alicia Christian "Jodie " Foster (born November 19, 1962) is an American actress, director, and producer. She is the recipient of numerous accolades, including two Academy Awards, three British Academy Film Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, and the honorary Cecil B. DeMille Award. In recent years, Foster has worked as a successful film director and producer, in addition to acting.


Jodie Foster: Biography

Quick Facts

Born November 19, 1962 in Los Angeles, California, USA
Zodiac Signs Scorpio
Also Known As Alicia Christian Foster
Nickname Jodie F
Height 5' 3" (1.6 m)
Spouse Alexandra Hedison (2014–present)
Siblings Constance Foster, Lucinda Foster, Lucius Foster IV

Foster, Kit Bernard; Foster, Charles Bernard

Profession Actress, Director, Producer
Notable Works

“Home for the Holidays” • “Little Man Tate” • “Money Monster” • “The Beaver”

Education Yale University
Some Movies/Tv Shows (Acted In) "Hotel Artemis" (2018) • "Conan" (2016) • "Elysium" (2013) • "Carnage" (2011) • "The Beaver" (2011) • "The Simpsons" (2009) • "Motherhood" (2009) • "Nim's Island" (2008) • "The Brave One" (2007) • "Inside Man" (2006) • "Flightplan" (2005) • "Un long dimanche de fiançailles" (2004) • "Panic Room" (2002) • "The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys" (2002) • "Anna and the King" (1999) • "Contact" (1997) • "The X Files" (1997) • "Frasier" (1996) • "Nell" (1994) • "Maverick" (1994) • "Sommersby" (1993) • "Shadows and Fog" (1991) • "Little Man Tate" (1991) • "The Silence of the Lambs" (1991) • "Catchfire" (1990) • "The Accused" (1988) • "Stealing Home" (1988) • "Siesta" (1987) • "Five Corners" (1987) • "Mesmerized" (1985) • "Le sang des autres" (1984) • "The Hotel New Hampshire" (1984) • "O'Hara's Wife" (1982) • "Carny" (1980) • "Foxes" (1980) • "Candleshoe" (1977) • "Casotto" (1977) • "Moi, fleur bleue" (1977) • "Freaky Friday" (1976)

Childhood & Early life

Jodie Foster was born in California to Evelyn Ella and Lucius Fisher Foster III. Her father was an U.S. Air Force lieutenant colonel who later turned into a real estate broker. Before Foster was born, her father left her mother.

Foster and her three siblings were brought up by her mother singlehandedly, who was a film producer. Lucinda Foster, Constance Foster, and Buddy Foster are her siblings. Additionally, she is related to half-siblings from her father’s first marriage. Her height is roughly 160 cm/1.60 m/5′ 3′′ and her weight is approximately 50 kg. Her hazel eyes and natural light brown hair complement her complexion.

She attended the Lycee Francais de Los Angeles and before joining the Yale University to pursue literature, she made leisure trips to France, as thefamouspeople.com reported.

Her body dimensions are roughly 35-26-34 (waist, hips, and waist). She follows a strict eating regimen and works out daily. By birth, she is an American. Los Angeles is her hometown. She is a Christian. Her caste is unknown, her racial origin is white, and she is a Scorpio. She is not a vegan.

She graduated from Lycee Francais De Los Angeles ( a France language prep school). She then enrolled at Yale University in New Haven. She earned a bachelor’s degree in fine arts in 1997, as thetecheducation.com reported.

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Foster started her acting career as a child model. At three, she made her acting debut and performed the role of sister of regular cast member Buddy Foster in the sitcom Mayberry R.F.D. (1986, TV series). She worked in TV series and made her film debut as Samantha with Disney’s Napoleon and Samantha (1972). In one way or another, Foster’s films from this period offer variations on the tension between childhood and adulthood.

Concurrent to her Hollywood career, as thedissolve.com reported, Foster also spent time working in Europe in the late 1970s, where she appeared in now hard-to-track-down movies like the Italian comedy Casotto and the French Moi, Fluer Bleue, the latter of which also led to a short stint in the world of French pop music. 1980 reintroduced her in Hollywood as a young actor ready to put childhood roles behind her and begin the most difficult phase of her career. In Adrian Lyne’s Foxes, she plays the most levelheaded of a group of L.A. teens who spend their days skipping school and their nights chasing pills with booze. Just as she serves as the sensible center of her clique, her performance grounds a film that otherwise doesn’t know whether it wants to sound an alarm about youth gone wild, or eroticize it.

According to superstarsbio.com, she received nominations for a Primetime Emmy Award for her work as a director. People magazine called her the most beautiful woman in the world in 1992. In 2003, she reached number 23 on their list of the 100 Greatest Movie Stars of All Time. Entertainment Weekly magazine named her 57th of the 100 Greatest Movie Stars of All Time in 1996.

Foster has been very selective about her projects in recent years. She reunited with her Maverick colleague Mel Gibson in the offbeat drama The Beaver (2011). For the film, Foster served as its director and as Gibson's co-star. She also worked with Roman Polanski on his dramatic comedy Carnage (2011) around this time. Foster and John C. Reilly play a New York City couple who become involved in a dispute with another couple (Kate Winslet and Christoph Waltz) in the film.

In recent years, Foster has continued to pursue filmmaking. She stars opposite Matt Damon in the sci-fi film Elysium (2013). Around the same time, she began working on a new directing project: Money Monster (2016), a film about a television star who becomes a Wall Street guru through insider tips.

In 2021, Foster won a Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role for her work in The Mauritian.

Cecil B. DeMille Award

In January 2013, Foster received the Cecil B. DeMille Award, an honorary Golden Globe Award that is annually awarded to a performer for "outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment" by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. The famously private actress and director took time in her acceptance speech to thank her former partner, Cydney Bernard. She described Bernard as "one of the deepest loves of my life ... my heroic co-parent, my ex-partner in love but righteous soul sister in life, my confessor, ski buddy, consigliere, most beloved BFF of 20 years." The speech marked the first time that Foster had publicly talked about being a lesbian. She also acknowledged that she and Bernard had been raising two sons together. "I am so proud of our modern family," she said in her speech. "Our amazing sons, Charlie and Kit, who are my reason to breathe and to evolve, my blood and soul."

Jodie Foster: Personal Life

Who is Jodie Foster's wife?

Foster's wife, Alexandra Hedison, is a fine art photographer, as purewow.com reported. She's done quite a few exhibits, and some of her impressive work can be found on her personal website. But before shifting into photography full time, Hedison was an actress and director, much like her partner.

You may have spotted her in shows like Prey and The L Word, but her acting career was short-lived because she wasn't a fan of the spotlight. She told The New York Times, "I was supporting myself, but I was miserable. Actors need to be front and center all the time. That's not me."

Despite her aversion to the limelight, Hedison was born and raised in Los Angeles. Hedison is the daughter of David Hedison, a stage, film and television actor best known for his role as James Bond's ally Felix Leiter in Live and Let Die and License to Kill.

According to People.com, Hedison and DeGeneres, 63, dated from 2000 to 2004. "I'd have to be Oprah to compete with her," Hedison jokingly told The New York Times in a 2004 article. "Hey, I admit that there are times that I can't get a reservation at a hot restaurant unless I mention that it's for me and Ellen. But I have to do my photography because that's my work and it makes me so happy."

Fans can follow Hedison on her personal Instagram account, @alexandrahedison, where you'll you'll notice that she's been super supportive of her wife.

Who is Jodie Foster: Biography
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Foster and her wife used to be in the same field. Hedison is now a professional photographer, but she previously was a working actor, as bestlifeonline.com reported. "I remember scheduling a photo shoot, then being upset that I had to cancel my photography work to go to an audition," Hedison told The Genius List in a recent interview. "I officially made the transition in 1997 or 1998. I said, 'That's it, I'm not acting anymore,' and I gave it up." She briefly ended up returning to acting in the mid-2000s, appearing in several episodes of the series The L Word.

When did they get married?

After dating for about a year, Foster and Hedison tied the knot in April of 2014. Given that both ladies are notoriously private about their personal lives, further details haven't been shared about the nuptials, but the big announcement came several months after Foster gave her memorable speech at the 2013 Golden Globes.

While accepting her Cecil B. DeMille Award, she addressed her coming out moment and said, "I already did my coming out about a thousand years ago, back in the stone age. If you had been a public figure from the time that you were a toddler, if you had to fight for a life that felt real and honest and normal against all odds, then maybe then you too might value privacy above all else."

What is Foster's dating history?

In 1993, Foster began a relationship with producer Cydney Bernard, whom she met while filming "Sommersby." The couple had two sons before separating in 2008.

Foster is great friends with actor Mel Gibson and mentions him as one of the people who ‘saved’ her. This famous Hollywood actress is an atheist but is interested in all kinds of divine texts. Meanwhile, Hedison had a previous relationship with Ellen DeGeneres from 2000 to 2004.

Foster has always been open about her sexuality and is a lesbian. Her longtime partner was Cydney Bernard with whom she has two sons: Charles ‘Charlie’ Foster and Christopher ‘Kit’ Foster.

In April 2014, Foster married Alexandra Hedison, a photographer and actress, in a private weekend ceremony. The couple began dating in October 2013.

John Hinckley Incident

While a freshman at Yale in the early 80s, Foster was stalked by a man named John W. Hinckley Jr., who had become obsessed with her after watching "Taxi Driver." In March of 1981, Hinckley tried unsuccessfully to assassinate president Ronald Reagan in an attempt to "impress" Foster. The incident was intensely covered by the media, and Foster was subsequently accompanied on campus by bodyguards.

Who is Jodie Foster: Biography, Personal Life and Net Worth
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Jodie Foster Net Worth: How much is she worth?

Net Worth

What is the Networth of Jodie Foster? What is the income source of Jodie Foster? We all know that is it almost impossible to say someone's total asset and how much he or she earns every month. According to the various source, there is an approximate asset that is net worth. So what is the current networth of Jodie Foster? As of 2022, the current net worth of Jodie Foster is $100 million, as wikilogy.com reported.

As thetecheducation.com reported, Foster’s net worth is a result of her film roles, endorsement partnerships, and other assets. Jodie was named the highest-earning actress by Forbes in 2005 and was also ranked 54th on Forbes’ 2006 list of the Top 100 Celebrities.

Among the notable salaries for individual films are $5 million for “Maverick,” $9.5 million for “Nell” (which includes a $5 million producer fee), $9 million for “Contact,” $15 million for “Anna and the King,” $12 million for “Panic Room,” $13 million for “Flightplan,” and $15 million for “The Brave One.”

Salary Per Movie

At the peak of her career between the mid 1990s and late 2000s, Jodie earned over $100 million in base film salaries alone. Some notable salaries per movies include; $5 million for "Maverick", $9.5 million for "Nell" (that includes a $5 million producer fee), $9 million for "Contact", $15 million for "Anna and the King", $12 million for "Panic Room", $13 million for "Flightplan" and $15 million for "The Brave One".

Who is Jodie Foster: Biography, Personal Life and Net Worth
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Real Estate

As celebritynetworth.com reported, in 2012 Jodie spent $11.75 million to acquire a large property in Beverly Hills. She listed the property for sale in March 2019 for $16 million. She previously lived in a $6 million home not far from this property. In April 2019 Jodie sold the mansion for $14.9 million.

In 2005 Jodie paid $2.25 million for a home in Calabasas, California. It's believed that Jodie's mother lived in this house until her passing in 2019. Jodie listed this home for sale in May 2020 for $2.85 million.

This is all about Alicia Christian Jodie Foster’s net worth, bio, personal life and career that we summed up from various sources. We hope this information will provide clear concepts about her.

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