Carrie Fisher

Carrie Fisher

Oct. 21st, 1956
Born in
Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA
5' 1

Carrie Fisher's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Stephen Fry - The Secret Life Of The Manic Depressive (UK) TV Show
Stephen Fry - The Secret Life Of The Manic Depressive (UK)
So Graham Norton (UK) TV Show
So Graham Norton (UK)
Dinner for Five TV Show
Dinner for Five
Saturday Night Clive (UK) TV Show
Saturday Night Clive (UK)
Crackanory (UK) TV Show
Crackanory (UK)
Ruby (UK) TV Show
Ruby (UK)

Main Movie Roles

2015 - Maps to the Stars
2009 - Sorority Row
2009 - White Lightnin'
2008 - The Women
2007 - Ghost Writer
2007 - Cougar Club
2007 - Heckler
2005 - Undiscovered
2005 - The Aristocrats
2004 - Stateside
2003 - Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle
2003 - Wonderland
2002 - A Midsummer Night's Rave
2001 - Heartbreakers
2001 - Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back
2000 - Scream 3
1992 - This Is My Life
1991 - Hook
1991 - Soapdish
1991 - Drop Dead Fred
1989 - Loverboy
1989 - Quand Harry rencontre Sally
1989 - The 'Burbs
1988 - Appointment with Death
1987 - The Time Guardian
1987 - Amazon Women on the Moon
1985 - The Man with One Red Shoe
1983 - Star Wars: Episode VI: Return of the Jedi
1981 - Under the Rainbow
1980 - The Blues Brothers
1980 - Star Wars: Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
1977 - Star Wars: Episode IV: A New Hope
1975 - Shampoo

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Angela (Voiced)
Herself - Judge
Princess Leia
Princess Leia
Franny Jessup
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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.

  • She allegedly disliked the "bagel bun" hair style she wore in the original _Star Wars (1977)_ (qv), but she didn't say anything about it because she was afraid that director 'George Lucas (I)' (qv) would get angry and fire her.
  • Friends with 'Meryl Streep' (qv). Streep portrayed Fisher in _Postcards from the Edge (1990)_ (qv).
  • Turned down the role of Sarah Connor for _The Terminator (1984)_ (qv). 'Linda Hamilton (I)' (qv) got the part.
  • Has one daughter, Billie, whose father is the powerful film agent 'Bryan Lourd' (qv). Fisher and Lourd never married. After he left her for a man, Fisher used that experience as the opening premise for her novel "The Best Awful.".
  • Turned down the role of Kathryn Murphy in _The Accused (1988)_ (qv). 'Kelly McGillis' (qv) was eventually cast as Kathryn.
  • The punk rock group 'Blink 182' (qv) wrote a song called "A New Hope" in which Fisher's character "Princess Leia" is the lead singer's dream girl.
  • Daughter of 'Debbie Reynolds (I)' (qv) and 'Eddie Fisher (I)' (qv).
  • Has written several novels including the semi-autobiographical "Postcards From The Edge", filmed in 1990.

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