Bridget Jane Fonda (born January 27, 1964) is an American actress. She is known for her roles in The Godfather Part III (1990), Single White Female (1992), Singles (1992), Point of No Return (1993), It Could Happen to You (1994), Jackie Brown (1997), A Simple Plan (1998), Lake Placid (1999), and Kiss of the Dragon (2001).
Bridget Jane Fonda
January 27, 1964
|Alma mater||New York University|
|Relatives||Henry Fonda (grandfather)|
Frances Ford Seymour (grandmother)
Jane Fonda (aunt)
Troy Garity (first cousin)
Fonda was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress for playing Mandy Rice-Davies in the 1989 film Scandal and provided the voice for Jenna in the 1995 animated feature film Balto. She received an Emmy Award nomination for the 1997 TV film In the Gloaming, and a second Golden Globe Award nomination for the 2001 TV film No Ordinary Baby.
Early life edit
Fonda was born on January 27, 1964, in Los Angeles, California, to a family of actors, including her grandfather Henry Fonda, father Peter Fonda, and her aunt Jane Fonda. Her mother, Susan Jane Brewer, is an artist. Fonda is named after actress Margaret Sullavan's daughter Bridget Hayward. Her maternal grandmother, Mary Sweet, married businessman Noah Dietrich.
Fonda's parents divorced, and her father Peter later married Portia Rebecca Crockett (former wife of author Thomas McGuane). Crockett raised Fonda, her brother Justin, and older stepbrother Thomas McGuane Jr. in the Coldwater Canyon section of Los Angeles, as well as in Paradise Valley, south of Livingston, Montana.
Fonda became involved with the theatre when she was cast in a school production of Harvey. She studied method acting at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute as part of New York University's Tisch School of the Arts acting program and graduated from NYU in 1986.
She made her movie debut at age five (filmed at age four) in Easy Rider (1969) as a child in the hippie commune that Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper visit on their trek across the United States. Her second (non-speaking) part was in the 1982 comedy Partners. In 1988, she got her first substantial film role in Scandal, and appeared in You Can't Hurry Love and Shag.
Her breakthrough role was as a journalist in The Godfather Part III, released in late 1990. After gaining additional work experience in a few theater productions, she was cast as the lead in Barbet Schroeder's Single White Female, followed by a role in Cameron Crowe's ensemble comedy Singles (both 1992).
Fonda starred in 1993's Point of No Return, an American remake of the 1990 French film Nikita. A review in The New Yorker cited her "provocative, taunting assertiveness". In 1997, she was on the same flight as Quentin Tarantino when he offered her the part of Melanie in Jackie Brown. She starred in Lake Placid (1999), and was also reportedly offered the lead, eponymous role in the television series Ally McBeal, but turned it down to concentrate on her film career.
In 2001, Fonda starred with Jet Li in the action thriller film Kiss of the Dragon. Her final film role was in the 2001 movie The Whole Shebang. Her final role overall was the title role in the TV movie Snow Queen in 2002, and she has not appeared on screen since.
Personal life edit
In 2003, she suffered a serious car crash which fractured a vertebra. In March of the same year, she became engaged to film composer and former Oingo Boingo frontman Danny Elfman, and they married in November. In 2005, they had a son together.
After her engagement to Elfman, Fonda withdrew from acting and has concentrated on family life.
|1969||Easy Rider||Child In Commune||Uncredited|
|1988||You Can't Hurry Love||Peggy Kellogg|
|1988||Gandahar||Head / Historian||Voice dub English version|
|1990||Frankenstein Unbound||Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin|
|1990||The Godfather Part III||Grace Hamilton|
|1991||Iron Maze||Chris Sugita|
|1991||Drop Dead Fred||Annabella||Uncredited|
|1991||Out of the Rain||Jo|
|1991||Doc Hollywood||Nancy Lee Nicholson|
|1992||Single White Female||Allison Jones|
|1992||Army of Darkness||Linda|
|1993||Bodies, Rest & Motion||Beth|
|1993||Point of No Return||Maggie Hayward / Claudia Anne Doran / Nina||Also known as The Assassin|
|1993||Little Buddha||Lisa Conrad|
|1994||It Could Happen to You||Yvonne Biasi|
|1994||The Road to Wellville||Eleanor Lightbody|
|1995||Rough Magic||Myra Shumway|
|1996||City Hall||Marybeth Cogan|
|1996||Grace of My Heart||Kelly Porter|
|1997||Touch||Lynn Marie Faulkner|
|1997||Jackie Brown||Melanie Ralston|
|1998||Break Up||Jimmy Dade|
|1998||A Simple Plan||Sarah Mitchell|
|1999||Lake Placid||Kelly Scott|
|2000||South of Heaven, West of Hell||Adalyne Dunfries|
|2001||Monkeybone||Dr. Julie McElroy|
|2001||Kiss of the Dragon||Jessica Kamen|
|2001||The Whole Shebang||Val Bazinni|
|1989||Jacob Have I Loved||Louise Bradshaw||Television film|
|1989||21 Jump Street||Molly 'Moho' Chapman||Episode: "Blinded by the Thousand Points of Light"|
|1997||In the Gloaming||Anne||Television film|
|1998||Bravo Profiles: The Entertainment Business||Herself||Episode: "Late Night Talk"|
|1998||The Larry Sanders Show||Bridget Fonda||Episode: "Pilots and Pens Lost"|
|2001||Night Visions||Mary||Episode: "The Occupant"|
|2001||No Ordinary Baby||Linda Sanclair||Television film|
|2002||The Chris Isaak Show||Stephanie Furst||4 episodes|
|2002||Snow Queen||Snow Queen||Television film|
Award nominations edit
- 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: Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress In A Mini-series or Motion Picture Made for Television for No Ordinary Baby (also known as After Amy)
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