Bridget Fonda

Actor
Lithe, graceful Bridget Fonda represents the third generation of the Fonda acting dynasty. Granddaughter of Henry and daughter of Peter, she succumbed to the acting bug after appearing in a high school production of ... Read more »
Born: 01/27/1964 in Los Angeles, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (48)

Hollywood Home Movies 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

The Whole Shebang 2004 (Movie)

Valentina Bazinni (Actor)

The Snow Queen 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Three Stooges' 75th Anniversary Special 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Kiss of the Dragon 2001 (Movie)

Jessica (Actor)

Monkeybone 2001 (Movie)

Julie McElroy (Actor)

Night Visions 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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Delivering Milo 2000 (Movie)

Elizabeth (Actor)

South of Heaven, West of Hell 2000 (Movie)

Adalyne Dunfries (Actor)

Lake Placid 1999 (Movie)

Kelly Scott (Actor)

A Simple Plan 1998 (Movie)

Sarah (Actor)

Mr. Jealousy 1998 (Movie)

Irene (Actor)

Jackie Brown 1997 (Movie)

Melanie (Actor)

Rough Magic 1997 (Movie)

Myra Shumway (Actor)

The Pitch 1997 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

The Red Coat 1997 (Movie)

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Touch 1997 (Movie)

Lynn Faulkner (Actor)

City Hall 1996 (Movie)

Marybeth Cogan (Actor)

Grace of My Heart 1996 (Movie)

Kelly Porter (Actor)

Balto 1995 (Movie)

of Jenna (Voice)

Camilla 1994 (Movie)

Freda Lopez (Actor)

It Could Happen to You 1994 (Movie)

Yvonne Biasi (Actor)

Little Buddha 1994 (Movie)

Lisa Conrad (Actor)

The Road to Wellville 1994 (Movie)

Eleanor Lightbody (Actor)

Army of Darkness 1993 (Movie)

Linda (Actor)

Bodies, Rest and Motion 1993 (Movie)

Beth (Actor)

Point of No Return 1993 (Movie)

Maggie (Actor)

Single White Female 1992 (Movie)

Allison Jones (Actor)

Singles 1992 (Movie)

Janet Livermore (Actor)

Doc Hollywood 1991 (Movie)

Nancy Lee (Actor)

Iron Maze 1991 (Movie)

Chris (Actor)

Leather Jackets 1991 (Movie)

Claudi (Actor)

Out of the Rain 1991 (Movie)

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Roger Corman's Frankenstein Unbound 1990 (Movie)

Mary Godwin Shelley (Actor)

Strapless 1990 (Movie)

Amy Hempel (Actor)

The Edge 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

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The Godfather, Part III 1990 (Movie)

Grace Hamilton (Actor)

Jacob Have I Loved 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Scandal 1989 (Movie)

Mandy Rice-Davies (Actor)

Shag: The Movie 1989 (Movie)

Melaina Buller (Actor)

Light Years 1988 (Movie)

of Historian/Head (Voice)

You Can't Hurry Love 1988 (Movie)

Peggy (Actor)

Finding Graceland (TV Show)

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In the Gloaming (TV Show)

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No Ordinary Baby (TV Show)

Actor

The Break Up (TV Show)

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Biography

Lithe, graceful Bridget Fonda represents the third generation of the Fonda acting dynasty. Granddaughter of Henry and daughter of Peter, she succumbed to the acting bug after appearing in a high school production of "Harvey". After studying theater at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts (where she played the lead in Andrew Fleming's student short "P.P.T."), Fonda made her professional screen debut in Franc Roddam's "Tristan and Isolde" segment of "Aria" (1987), in a role requiring nudity and little else. A year later, she did a sexy dance with a Confederate flag in "Shag" which caught the eye of writer-director David Hare, who cast her as Blair Brown's flighty younger sister in "Strapless" (1989). By then she had already gained widespread attention in "Scandal" (released two months earlier in 1989), playing Mandy Rice-Davies, one of the young women involved in the notorious English government-sex scandal of the 1960s.

Relationships

Susan Brewer

Mother
Divorced from Bridget's father c. 1972

Lee Drysdale Screenplay

Companion
Engaged in the late 1980s Drysdale directed Fonda in "Leather Jackets" (1992) No longer together

Danny Elfman Theme Music

Husband
Met while filming "A Simple Plan" (1998) Engaged March 2003 Married Nov. 29, 2003

Oliver Elfman

Son
Born January 2005; father, Danny Elfman

Peter Fonda Actor

Father
Born Feb. 23, 1940

Henry Fonda Actor

Grandfather
Born May 16, 1905 Died Aug. 12, 1982

Thomas Fonda

Step-Brother

Frances Fonda

Grandmother
Committed suicide on Oct. 14, 1950

Jane Fonda Actor

Aunt
Born Dec. 21, 1937

Justin Fonda Assistant Camera Operator

Brother
Born July 9, 1966

Troy Garity Actor

Cousin
Born July 7, 1973 to Jane Fonda and Tom Hayden

Larry Hagman Actor

Godfather

Eric Stoltz Actor

Companion
Met c. 1986 Began dating in 1989 Appeared together in "Singles" (1992) Reportedly split in May 1998

Dwight Yoakam Actor

Companion
Began dating fall 1998 No longer together

EDUCATION

Tisch School of the Arts, New York University

New York , New York
associated with the Lee Strasberg Institute while in attendance; also acted in Andrew Fleming's student film "P.P.T."

Westlake School for Girls

Los Angeles , California

Milestones

2002

Had title role in the Hallmark TV production "The Snow Queen"

2001

Co-starred with Jet Li in "Kiss of the Dragon"

2001

Appeared on episodes of Showtime's "The Chris Isaak Show" as the singer's girlfriend Stephanie Furst

1999

Acted in David E. Kelley-produced and scripted comedy-horror pic "Lake Placid"

1999

Starred as a deaf woman accused of murdering her husband in "The Breakup" (premiered on Cinemax)

1998

Offered memorable turn in small role as Marilyn Monroe impersonator in David Winkler's feature directing debut, "Finding Graceland" (aired on Cinemax in 1999)

1998

Portrayed Bill Paxton's scheming pregnant wife in Sam Raimi's "A Simple Plan"

1997

Nominated for a supporting actress Emmy Award for her performance as the sister of a man suffering from AIDS complications in "In The Gloaming" (HBO), directed by Christopher Reeve

1997

Played "pot-head" bimbo kept by Samuel L Jackson in Quentin Tarantino's "Jackie Brown", adapted from Elmore Leonard's novel "Rum Punch"

1997

Contributed neat, surprizingly touching cameo as Chris Eigeman's stuttering girlfriend in "Mr. Jealousy"

1996

Cast as the female lead of "City Hall" opposite Al Pacino and John Cusack

1996

Hosted "Dolphins in Danger: On Location with Bridget Fonda" on TBS, (whose owner, Ted Turner, is Fonda's uncle by marriage)

1995

Delivered an oddly likable performance as vivacious magician's assistant in "Rough Magic", directorial debut of Clare Peploe (wife of Bernardo Bertolucci, for whom Fonda acted in "Little Buddha" 1993)

1994

Starred opposite Nicolas Cage in Andrew Bergman's charming but saccharin romantic comedy "It Could Happan to You"

1994

Portrayed a would-be singer-songwriter who strikes up a friendship with an elderly, eccentric former concert violinist (Jessica Tandy) in "Camilla"; Tandy's last film

1993

Role as assassin in "Point of No Return" (Hollywood remake of "La Femme Nikita") did not push her over-the-top to superstardom as hoped

1992

Shared apartment with the 'roommate from hell' (Jennifer Jason Leigh) in Barbet Schroeder's "Single White Female"

1990

Played small role as photojournalist girlfriend of Andy Garcia in "The Godfather, Part III"

1989

First film in a starring role, "Scandal", portrayed Mandy Rice-Davies

1989

TV acting debut in PBS special, "Jacob Have I Loved"

1988

First film released in USA, "You Can't Hurry Love"

1988

Did a memorable, sexy dance with Confederate flag in "Shag", which led to role in David Hare's "Strapless" (1989)

1987

Film acting debut in Franc Roddam's segment ("Tristan und Isolde") of "Aria"; released in USA in 1998

Raised in Coldwater Canyon, California

Bonus Trivia

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Fonda rolled her silver 1998 Jaguar on the morning of Feb. 27, 2003 after losing control of the car on a rain-slicked section of Malibu's Pacific Coast Highway, flipping it over an embankment . The actress, who was driving alone, suffered a slight fracture of two thoracic vertebrae but was reportedly expected to make a full recovery.

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Fonda was named after Bridget Hayward and Jane Fonda.

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On similarities with her famous father, Fonda told Movieline (November 1993): "We have the same sense of humor and we are both sort of cynical idealists."

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