Bridget Fonda

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Bridget Fonda
Bridget Fonda.jpg
Bridget Fonda at the 2001 Cannes Film Festival
BornBridget Jane Fonda
(1964-01-27) January 27, 1964 (age 50)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
OccupationActress
Years active1969, 1982–2002
Spouse(s)Danny Elfman (2003–present); 1 child
ParentsPeter Fonda
Susan Brewer
RelativesHenry Fonda (grandfather)
Frances Ford Seymour (grandmother)
Jane Fonda (aunt)
 
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Bridget Fonda
Bridget Fonda.jpg
Bridget Fonda at the 2001 Cannes Film Festival
BornBridget Jane Fonda
(1964-01-27) January 27, 1964 (age 50)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
OccupationActress
Years active1969, 1982–2002
Spouse(s)Danny Elfman (2003–present); 1 child
ParentsPeter Fonda
Susan Brewer
RelativesHenry Fonda (grandfather)
Frances Ford Seymour (grandmother)
Jane Fonda (aunt)

Bridget Jane Fonda (born January 27, 1964) is an American actress. She is known for her roles in such films as The Godfather Part III, Single White Female, Point of No Return, It Could Happen to You, and Jackie Brown. She also provides the voice for Jenna in the 1995 animated feature film Balto. She is the daughter of Peter Fonda, niece of Jane Fonda and granddaughter of Henry Fonda.

Personal 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, who killed herself at the age of 21. Her maternal grandmother, Mary Sweet, remarried to businessman Noah Dietrich.[2]

Sullavan was Henry Fonda's first wife. 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.[citation needed] Fonda attended Westlake School for Girls in Los Angeles. In 1986, Bridget met Eric Stoltz and, in 1990, they began dating. The relationship ended after eight years.[3]

On February 27, 2003, she suffered a serious car crash in Los Angeles which 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.[4] They have a son named Oliver.[5]

Fonda endorsed President Obama for re-election in 2012.[6]

Career[edit]

Fonda became involved with the theatre when she was cast in a school production of Harvey. She studied method acting at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts and the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute and graduated from NYU in 1986.[7]

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).

A notable action-drama role was in 1993's Point of No Return. A review in the New Yorker proclaimed her "provocative, taunting assertiveness". In 1997, she was on the same plane 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.[8] She took on cameo roles in projects until 2002, and has not appeared in films since then.

Filmography[edit]

Film
YearTitleRoleNotes
1969Easy RiderChild in CommuneUncredited
1987AriaLoverSegment: "Liebestod"
1988You Can't Hurry LovePeggy Kellogg
1988GandaharHead/HistorianVoice (English version)
1989ScandalMandy Rice-Davies
1989ShagMelaina
1989StraplessAmy Hempel
1990Frankenstein UnboundMary Wollstonecraft Godwin
1990Godfather Part III, TheThe Godfather Part IIIGrace Hamilton
1991Iron MazeChris Sugita
1991Drop Dead FredAnnabella (uncredited)
1991Out of the RainJo
1991Doc HollywoodNancy Lee Nicholson
1992Leather JacketsClaudi
1992Single White FemaleAllison Jones
1992SinglesJanet Livermore
1992Army of DarknessLinda
1993Bodies, Rest & MotionBeth
1993Point of No ReturnMaggie Hayward / Claudia Anne Doran / Nina
1993Little BuddhaLisa Conrad
1994It Could Happen to YouYvonne Biasi
1994Road to Wellville, TheThe Road to WellvilleEleanor Lightbody
1994CamillaFreda Lopez
1995Rough MagicMyra Shumway
1995BaltoJennaVoice
1996City HallMarybeth Cogan
1996Grace of My HeartKelly Porter
1997TouchLynn Marie Faulkner
1997Mr. JealousyIrene
1997Jackie BrownMelanie Ralston
1998Break UpJimmy Dade
1998Finding GracelandAshley
1998Simple Plan, AA Simple PlanSarah
1999Lake PlacidKelly Scott
2000South of Heaven, West of HellAdalyne Dunfries
2001Delivering MiloElizabeth
2001MonkeyboneDr. Julie McElroy
2001Kiss of the DragonJessica Kamen
2001Whole Shebang, TheThe Whole ShebangVal Bazinni
Television
YearTitleRoleNotes
1989Jacob Have I LovedLouise BradshawMovie
198921 Jump StreetMolly 'Moho' ChapmanEpisode: "Blinded by the Thousand Points of Light"
1989Edge, TheThe EdgeDoritePilot for HBO
1997In the GloamingAnneMovie
2001Night VisionsMaryEpisode: "The Occupant"
2001No Ordinary BabyLinda SanclairMovie
2002Chris Isaak Show, TheThe Chris Isaak ShowStephanie Furst4 episodes
2002Snow QueenSnow QueenMovie

Award nominations[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bridget Fonda profile at". Filmreference.com. Retrieved 2012-05-29. 
  2. ^ http://www.urbancinefile.com.au/home/view.asp?Article_ID=464&p=y
  3. ^ unknown (July 13, 1998). "Fonda Memory: Actors Bridget Fonda and Eric Stoltz End Their Eight Year of Unwedded Bliss". People Magazine. Retrieved 2011-04-08. 
  4. ^ Steven W. Silverman (December 4, 2003). "PASSAGES: Bridget Fonda's Boingo Wedding". People Magazine. Retrieved 2011-04-08. 
  5. ^ Does Bridget Fonda have any kids?.
  6. ^ Yoon, Robert (2012-07-24). "Celebs Open Wallets In WH Race, Mostly For Obama". The Denver Channel. Retrieved 2012-07-31. 
  7. ^ "Bridget Fonda biography". TV Guide. Retrieved April 2, 2011. 
  8. ^ "Pictures of Bridget Fonda". Aclasscelebs.com. 1964-01-27. Retrieved 2012-05-29. 
  9. ^ "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. 

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