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Bridget Fonda

Highest Rated:   91% Scandal (1989)
Lowest Rated:   9% Drop Dead Fred (1991)
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Birthplace:   Los Angeles, California, USA
The granddaughter of Henry Fonda, daughter of Peter Fonda, and niece of Jane Fonda, Bridget Fonda was to the celluloid manor born. Although her famous lineage may have initially helped her when she was starting out, she has evolved into a strong performer in her own right, noted for the grit, spirit, and complexity of her performances.Born January 27, 1964, in Los Angeles, Fonda had her first film experience at the age of five, when she accompanied her father to the set of Easy Rider. That aside, she didn't see her father much during her early years, but the two still managed to form a bond. After her parents' divorce in 1972, Fonda went to live with her mother, actress Susan Brewer, in Los Angeles. She first became involved with the theatre when she was cast in a school production of Harvey. Sustaining her interest in acting through her teenage years, Fonda went on to study drama at New York's famed Lee Strasberg Institute. Although she suffered severe stage fright during her first two years, she was able to overcome her fears, and, upon leaving the institute two years later, she began to find work on the stage.Fonda made her film debut with a non-speaking role in the 1982 comedy Partners, and it was not until 1988 that she had her first speaking role in a feature film. That year, she appeared in both You Can't Hurry Love and Shag, the latter opposite Phoebe Cates as one of a group of girls looking for a good time in Myrtle Beach. The following year, Fonda earned her first measure of acclaim with her portrayal of real-life good-time girl Mandy Rice-Davies in Michael Caton-Jones' Scandal. The combined impact of her favorably reviewed performance in that film and her lead in another 1989 film, Strapless, effectively gave Fonda a small bit of land on the Hollywood map.In the early 1990s, Fonda began to work steadily in features, starting with a small but memorable role as a reporter in The Godfather Part III (1990). She went on to star in such films as Cameron Crowe's Singles (reportedly, Crowe wrote Fonda's role specifically for her), Single White Female (1992), Bodies, Rest, and Motion (1993), Point of No Return (1993), and It Could Happen to You (1994). Having demonstrated her talents in a number of romantic comedies, the most successful being Singles and It Could Happen to You, Fonda surprised and delighted many an observer when she took on the role of a perpetually stoned, ill-fated beach bunny in Jackie Brown (1997). The following year, she portrayed another atypical character in A Simple Plan, earning raves as Bill Paxton's pregnant, increasingly crazed wife. Over the next several years, Fonda would be selective about her projects, appearing memorably in Jackie Brown, Lake Placid, and on the Chris Isaak Show.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet The Whole Shebang
  • Val
2003
No Score Yet Snow Queen
  • Snow Queen
2002
No Score Yet No Ordinary Baby
  • Linda Sinclair
2001
51% Kiss of the Dragon
  • Jessica
$34.8M 2001
20% Monkeybone
  • Julie McElroy
$5.0M 2001
No Score Yet Delivering Milo
  • Elizabeth
2001
14% South of Heaven, West of Hell
  • Adalyne Dunfries
2000
40% Lake Placid
  • Kelly
1999
40% Finding Graceland
  • Ashley
1999
90% A Simple Plan
  • Sarah
1998
69% Mr. Jealousy
  • Irene
1998
No Score Yet The Break Up
  • Jimmy Dade
1998
87% Jackie Brown
  • Melanie
1997
14% Rough Magic
  • Myra Shumway
1997
No Score Yet In the Gloaming
  • Anne
1997
33% Touch
  • Lynn Faulkner
1997
77% Grace of My Heart
  • Kelly Porter
1996
54% City Hall
  • Marybeth Cogan
1996
50% Balto
  • Jenna
1995
40% Camilla
  • Freda Lopez
1994
41% The Road to Wellville
  • Eleanor Lightbody
1994
71% It Could Happen to You
  • Yvonne Biasi
1994
65% Little Buddha
  • Lisa Konrad
1994
48% Point of No Return (The Assassin)
  • Maggie
1993
72% Army of Darkness
  • Girlfriend
1993
52% Bodies, Rest & Motion
  • Beth
1993
80% Singles
  • Janet Livermore
1992
56% Single White Female
  • Allison Jones
1992
No Score Yet Iron Maze
  • Chris
1991
73% Doc Hollywood
  • Nancy Lee
1991
9% Drop Dead Fred
  • uncredited cameo
1991
No Score Yet The End of Innocence
  • Actor
1990
44% Roger Corman's Frankenstein Unbound
  • Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin
1990
No Score Yet Leather Jackets
  • Claudi
1990
No Score Yet Out of the Rain
  • Jo
1990
64% Shag
  • Melaina Buller
1989
91% Scandal
  • Mandy Rice-Davies
1989
57% Strapless
  • Amy Hempel
1989
No Score Yet You Can't Hurry Love
  • Peggy Kellogg
1988
No Score Yet Gandahar (Light Years)
  • Head/Historian
1988
50% Aria
  • Young Lover
1988
No Score Yet Jacob Have I Loved
  • Actor
1988
No Score Yet Partners
  • Actor
1982

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