Bridget Fonda life and biography

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Bridget Fonda biography

Date of birth : 1964-01-27
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Los Angeles, California
Nationality : American
Category : Arts and Entertainment
Last modified : 2011-01-27
Credited as : Actress, Point of No Return (1993), The Godfather Part III in 1990

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Bridget Fonda is an American actress. The granddaughter of Henry Fonda, daughter of Peter Fonda and niece of Jane Fonda, Bridget got her first taste of acting in a high-school production of Harvey while at the Westlake School for Girls in Los Angeles. Although she suffered severe stage fright during her early years, she went on to attend the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, where she majored in theater, as well as the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute.

Fonda made her film debut with a non-speaking role in the 1982 comedy Partners. Six years later, she appeared in You Can't Hurry Love (this time with lines) and opposite Phoebe Cates in the beach flick Shag. She followed these parts with two leading roles: as real-life British call girl Mandy Rice-Davies in Scandal and the star of the favorably reviewed Strapless.

By the early 1990s, Fonda had earned a reputation as a serious actress and began to work steadily in features, starting with a small but memorable role as a reporter in The Godfather Part III in 1990. From there, she starred in Single White Female and Cameron Crowe's Singles (both 1992), Bodies, Rest and Motion (1993), Point of No Return (1993) and It Could Happen to You (1994). Having demonstrated her ability to play the comedic heroine who is luckless in love, she took on a different type of role as a perpetually stoned, ill-fated beach bunny in Jackie Brown (1997). The following year, she portrayed another atypical character in A Simple Plan, earning raves as Bill Paxton's pregnant, increasingly crazed wife.

Fonda has dated screenwriter Lee Drysdale, actor Eric Stoltz, whom she met on the set of Singles and singer Dwight Yoakam. She is married to composer Danny Elfman.

Filmography:

* Easy Rider (1969)
* 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)

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