BRIDGET JANE FONDA (born January 27, 1964) is a retired American actress. She is known for her roles in such films as The Godfather Part III (1990), Single White Female (1992), Point of No Return (1993), It Could Happen to You (1994), and Jackie Brown (1997). She is the daughter of Peter Fonda , niece of Jane Fonda and grandaughter of Henry Fonda .
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
* 1 Early life * 2 Career * 3 Personal life * 4 Filmography * 5 Award nominations * 6 References * 7 Further reading * 8 External links
Fonda was born 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. She is named after actress Margaret Sullavan 's daughter Bridget Hayward. Her maternal grandmother, Mary Sweet, married businessman Noah Dietrich .
Bridget's parents divorced and Peter remarried Portia Rebecca Crockett (former wife of author Thomas McGuane ). Peter and Portia raised Bridget, her brother Justin, and older stepbrother Thomas McGuane Jr. in the Coldwater Canyon section of Los Angeles and south of Livingston, Montana . Fonda attended Westlake School for Girls in Los Angeles.
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 film debut at the age of five in the 1969 movie Easy Rider 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 . That same year she appeared in You Can\'t Hurry Love and Shag .
Her breakthrough role 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 , followed by a role in Cameron Crowe 's ensemble comedy Singles (both 1992).
She 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 was also reportedly offered the lead, eponymous role in the television series Ally McBeal but turned it down to concentrate on her film career.
She starred with Jet Li in the action thriller film Kiss of the Dragon in 2001, played the title role in Snow Queen in 2002 and has not appeared in films since then.
In 1986, Bridget met
On February 27, 2003, she suffered a serious car crash in Los Angeles that caused a fracture in her vertebra. In March of the same year, she became engaged to film/TV composer and former Oingo Boingo frontman Danny Elfman , and they married in November. They have a son named Oliver.
Film YEAR TITLE ROLE NOTES
1987 Aria Lover Segment: "Liebestod "
1988 You Can\'t Hurry Love Peggy Kellogg
1988 Gandahar Head/Historian Voice (English version)
1989 Scandal Mandy Rice-Davies
1989 Shag Melaina
1989 Strapless Amy Hempel
1990 Frankenstein Unbound Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin
1990 Godfather Part III, The 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 Leather Jackets Claudi
1992 Single White Female Allison Jones
1992 Singles Janet Livermore
1992 Army of Darkness Linda (uncredited cameo)
1993 Bodies, Rest ">
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