Bridget Fonda at the 2001 Cannes Film Festival
|Born||Bridget Jane Fonda
January 27, 1964
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Years active||1969, 1982–2002|
|Spouse(s)||Danny Elfman (2003–present); 1 child|
|Relatives||Henry 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.
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. 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.
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. 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.
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. They have a son named Oliver.
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.
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. She took on cameo roles in projects until 2002, and has not appeared in films since then.
|1969||Easy Rider||Child in Commune||Uncredited|
|1988||You Can't Hurry Love||Peggy Kellogg|
|1988||Gandahar||Head/Historian||Voice (English version)|
|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||Single White Female||Allison Jones|
|1992||Army of Darkness||Linda|
|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|
|1995||Rough Magic||Myra Shumway|
|1996||City Hall||Marybeth Cogan|
|1996||Grace of My Heart||Kelly Porter|
|1997||Touch||Lynn Marie Faulkner|
|1997||Jackie Brown||Melanie Ralston|
|1998||Break Up||Jimmy Dade|
|1998||Simple Plan, AA Simple Plan||Sarah|
|1999||Lake Placid||Kelly Scott|
|2000||South of Heaven, West of Hell||Adalyne Dunfries|
|2001||Monkeybone||Dr. Julie McElroy|
|2001||Kiss of the Dragon||Jessica Kamen|
|2001||Whole Shebang, TheThe Whole Shebang||Val Bazinni|
|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|
- 1990: Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture for Scandal
- 1997: Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie for In the Gloaming
- 2002: Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress In A Mini-series or Motion Picture Made for Television for After Amy
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