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Bridget Jane Fonda
Jane Fonda
(born January 27, 1964) is a retired American actress. She is known for her roles in The Godfather Part III (1990), Single White Female
Single White Female
(1992), Point of No Return (1993), It Could Happen to You (1994), and Jackie Brown
Jackie Brown
(1997). She is the daughter of Peter Fonda, niece of Jane Fonda
Jane Fonda
and granddaughter of Henry Fonda. Fonda was nominated for a Golden Globe Award
Golden Globe Award
for Best Supporting Actress for playing Mandy Rice-Davies
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
Emmy Award
nomination for the 1997 TV film In the Gloaming, and a second Golden Globe Award
Golden Globe Award
nomination for the 2001 TV film No Ordinary Baby.


1 Early life 2 Career 3 Personal life 4 Filmography 5 Award nominations 6 References 7 Further reading 8 External links

Early life[edit] 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.[1] She is named after actress Margaret Sullavan's daughter Bridget Hayward. Her maternal grandmother, Mary Sweet, married businessman Noah Dietrich.[2] 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
Thomas McGuane
Jr. in the Coldwater Canyon section of Los Angeles and south of Livingston, Montana.[citation needed] Fonda attended Westlake School for Girls in Los Angeles. Career[edit] 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[3] and graduated from NYU in 1986.[4] Earlier, she had made her film debut at the age of five in the 1969 movie Easy Rider
Easy Rider
as a child in the hippie commune that Peter Fonda
Peter Fonda
and Dennis Hopper
Dennis Hopper
visit on their trek across the United States.[5] 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
Quentin Tarantino
when he offered her the part of Melanie in Jackie Brown, which she undertook. She was also reportedly offered the lead, eponymous role in the television series Ally McBeal
Ally McBeal
but turned it down to concentrate on her film career.[6] She starred with Jet Li
Jet Li
in the action thriller film Kiss of the Dragon in 2001, played the title role in the TV movie Snow Queen in 2002 and has not appeared in films since then. Personal life[edit] In 1986, Bridget met Eric Stoltz
Eric Stoltz
and, in 1990, they began dating. The relationship ended after eight years.[7] 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 soundtrack composer and former Oingo Boingo
Oingo Boingo
frontman Danny Elfman, and they married in November.[8] They have a son named Oliver.[9] Filmography[edit]


Year Title Role Notes

1969 Easy Rider Child in Commune Uncredited[10]

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, TheThe 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 & Motion Beth

1993 Point of No Return Maggie Hayward / Claudia Anne Doran / Nina

1993 Little Buddha Lisa Conrad

1994 It Could Happen to You Yvonne Biasi

1994 Road to Wellville, TheThe Road to Wellville Eleanor Lightbody

1994 Camilla Freda Lopez

1995 Rough Magic Myra Shumway

1995 Balto Jenna Voice

1996 City Hall Marybeth Cogan

1996 Grace of My Heart Kelly Porter

1997 Touch Lynn Marie Faulkner

1997 Mr. Jealousy Irene

1997 Jackie Brown Melanie Ralston

1998 Break Up Jimmy Dade

1998 Finding Graceland Ashley

1998 Simple Plan, AA Simple Plan Sarah

1999 Lake Placid Kelly Scott

2000 South of Heaven, West of Hell Adalyne Dunfries

2001 Delivering Milo Elizabeth

2001 Monkeybone Dr. Julie McElroy

2001 Kiss of the Dragon Jessica Kamen

2001 The Whole Shebang Val Bazinni


Year Title Role Notes

1989 Jacob Have I Loved Louise Bradshaw Movie

1989 21 Jump Street Molly 'Moho' Chapman Episode: "Blinded by the Thousand Points of Light"

1989 Edge, TheThe Edge Dorite Pilot for HBO

1997 In the Gloaming Anne Movie

2001 Night Visions Mary Episode: "The Occupant"

2001 No Ordinary Baby Linda Sanclair Movie

2002 Chris Isaak Show, TheThe Chris Isaak Show Stephanie Furst 4 episodes

2002 Snow Queen Snow Queen Movie

Award nominations[edit]

1990: Golden Globe Award
Golden Globe Award
for Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture for Scandal 1997: Primetime Emmy Award
Emmy Award
for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie[11] for In the Gloaming 2002: Golden Globe Award
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)


^ " Bridget Fonda
Bridget Fonda
profile at". Filmreference.com. Retrieved 2012-05-29.  ^ "Urban Cinefile FONDA, PETER : Ulee's Gold". Retrieved 10 April 2016.  ^ "Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute". Retrieved 14 May 2016.  ^ " Bridget Fonda
Bridget Fonda
biography". TV Guide. Retrieved April 2, 2011.  ^ Riley, Sam (2010). Star Struck: An Encyclopedia of Celebrity Culture. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO. p. 110. ISBN 9780313358128. Retrieved 19 June 2016.  ^ "Pictures of Bridget Fonda". Aclasscelebs.com. 1964-01-27. Archived from the original on 2012-05-23. Retrieved 2012-05-29.  ^ unknown (July 13, 1998). "Fonda Memory: Actors Bridget Fonda
Bridget Fonda
and Eric Stoltz
Eric Stoltz
End Their Eight Year of Unwedded Bliss". People Magazine. Retrieved 2011-04-08.  ^ Steven W. Silverman (December 4, 2003). "PASSAGES: Bridget Fonda's Boingo Wedding". People Magazine. Retrieved 2011-04-08.  ^ "CHRISTMAS PARTY CHEZ FONDA/ELFMAN (Bridget and Danny) - Jane Fonda". Retrieved 10 April 2016.  ^ "Sunday Classics: "Easy Rider"". atthecinema.net. Retrieved 2016-04-13.  ^ " Bridget Fonda
Bridget Fonda
Emmy Nominated". Emmys.com. Retrieved 2012-05-29. 

Further reading[edit] Collier, Peter (1991). The Fondas: A Hollywood Dynasty. Putnam. ISBN 0-399-13592-8.  External links[edit]

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