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Bridget Fonda at the 2001 Cannes Film Festival
|Born||Bridget Jane Fonda
January 27, 1964
Los Angeles, California, US
|Years active||1969, 1982–2002|
Frances Ford Seymour (grandmother, deceased)
Bridget Jane Fonda (born January 27, 1964) is an American film and television actress. She is best known for her roles in films such 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.
Early life 
Fonda was born in Los Angeles, California into a family of actors, including her grandfather Henry Fonda, her 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 committed suicide at the age of 21. 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 brought up Bridget, her brother Justin, and older stepbrother Thomas McGuane Jr (born circa 1962) in the Coldwater Canyon section of Los Angeles as well as just south of Livingston, Montana, where both brothers attended high school. Fonda attended Westlake School for Girls in Los Angeles.
Fonda first became involved with the theatre when she was cast in a school production of Harvey. She refused to solicit acting tips and advice from her famous relatives and 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 (also non-speaking) bit part was in the 1982 comedy Partners. In 1988, she got her first substantial film role, costarring with John Hurt in Scandal, based on the Profumo affair. That year she also 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 in 1992. A review in the New Yorker proclaimed her "provocative, taunting assertiveness", and Rolling Stone said Fonda was "a comic delight". In 1997, Fonda was on the same plane flight as Quentin Tarantino when he offered her the part of Melanie in Jackie Brown. Fonda was also offered the lead role in the television series Ally McBeal (later accepted by Calista Flockhart), but turned it down to focus on her film career. She took on cameo roles in various projects until 2003, and she has not appeared in any films or TV shows since then.
Personal life 
Bridget met Eric Stoltz in 1986 and in 1990 they started dating. The relationship ended 8 years later. On November 29, 2003, she married the film composer and former Oingo Boingo frontman Danny Elfman. She has a son named Oliver.
Award nominations 
- 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
|1969||Easy Rider||Child in Commune (uncredited)|
|1988||You Can't Hurry Love||Peggy Kellogg|
|1990||Frankenstein Unbound||Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin|
|1990||The 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||The 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||A 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||The Whole Shebang||Val Bazinni|
|1989||Jacob Have I Loved||Louise Bradshaw||TV movie|
|1989||21 Jump Street||Molly 'Moho' Chapman||Episode: "Blinded by the Thousand Points of Light"|
|1989||The Edge||Dorite||TV pilot for HBO|
|1997||In the Gloaming||Anne||TV movie|
|2001||Night Visions||Mary||Episode: "The Occupant"|
|2001||No Ordinary Baby||Linda Sanclair||TV movie|
|2002||The Chris Isaak Show||Stephanie Furst||4 episodes|
|2002||Snow Queen||Snow Queen||TV movie|
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Further reading 
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Bridget Fonda|
- Bridget Fonda at the Internet Movie Database
- Bridget Fonda at TVGuide.com
- Bridget Fonda at the Notable Names Database
- Bridget Fonda at Emmys.com