Oct. 21st, 1956
Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA
Guest TV Roles
Herself - Judge
Carrie Frances Fisher (born October 21, 1956) is an American actress, novelist, screenwriter, and performance artist. She is best known for her portrayal of Princess Leia Organa in the original Star Wars trilogy. She is also known for her bestselling novel Postcards from the Edge and screenplay for a film of the same name, as well as her autobiographical one-woman play and the non-fiction book Wishful Drinking she based it on.
Born in Beverly Hills, California, the daughter of singer Eddie Fisher and actress 'Debbie Reynolds'. Her father was Jewish, the son of immigrants from Russia, and her mother was raised a Nazarene, and is of Scots-Irish and English ancestry. Her younger brother is producer and actor Todd Fisher, and her half-sisters are actresses Joely Fisher and Tricia Leigh Fisher, whose mother is the singer and actress Connie Stevens.
When Fisher was two, her parents divorced after her father left Reynolds for her best friend, actress Elizabeth Taylor, the widow of her father's best friend Mike Todd. The following year, her mother married shoe store chain owner Harry Karl, who secretly spent Reynolds's life savings. She attended Beverly Hills High School, but she left to join her mother on the road. She appeared as a debutante and singer in the hit Broadway revival Irene (1973), which starred her mother.
- Half-sister of 'Joely Fisher' (qv) and 'Tricia Leigh Fisher' (qv).
- Half-sister-in-law of 'Christopher Duddy' (qv).
- Her personal assistant is 'Kim Painter' (qv).
- When asked what her favorite moment from the Star Wars trilogy are, she replied that her favorite moments were the arguing scenes between her and 'Harrison Ford (I)' (qv).
- Sometimes works as a screenplay "script doctor".
- Diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder and spoke on this topic at the American Psychiatric Association's Annual Meeting in May 2004 in NYC to thousands of psychiatrists.
- Made stage debut in the chorus of "Irene" (1975) starring her mother, 'Debbie Reynolds (I)' (qv).
- Turned down the role of Emmeline in _The Blue Lagoon (1980)_ (qv). 'Brooke Shields' (qv) won the part.