Carrie Fisher

Birthday: Oct 21, 1956
Birthplace: Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA
Though she was a best-selling author and screenwriter, many fans will always associate Carrie Fisher with the role of Princess Leia from George Lucas' Star Wars trilogy. She was the daughter of movie stars Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher and grew up wanting to follow in their footsteps. When Fisher was quite young, her father left the family to marry Elizabeth Taylor. Reynolds raised Fisher and her younger brother, Todd Fisher, alone, but then remarried. As a performer, she started appearing with her mother on Vegas nightclub stages at age 12. When she was 15, Fisher left high school to focus on her show business career. The following year, she was a dancer in the Broadway revival of Irene, which starred her mother. Soon after that, Fisher enrolled at London's Central School of Speech and Drama where she studied for 18 months.Fisher made her film debut playing a sexy young thing who succumbs to womanizing Warren Beatty's seduction in Shampoo (1975). Next came the Star Wars films. Her feisty portrayal of the courageous young princess made Fisher a star. But with sudden stardom came a price. In November 1978, she hosted the NBC sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live. There she met and became friends with John Belushi, and with him got heavily involved with illegal drugs. Fisher became romantically involved with singer/songwriter Paul Simon and married him in the early '80s. Due in part to her drug problems, the marriage lasted less than a year. A near overdose led Fisher to drug and alcohol rehabilitation. She detailed her experiences with drugs and recovery in her witty first novel, Postcards From the Edge (1987). Two years later, Fisher adapted the tale for Mike Nichols' charming and moving screen version which starred Meryl Streep as a drug-addicted daughter trying to make a comeback and compete with a glamorous movie star mother (Shirley MacLaine) who always outshines her.Throughout the '80s, Fisher continued appearing sporadically in feature films, but made little impact as an actress. By the latter part of the decade, her acting career began perking up again with such films as When Harry Met Sally (1989), in which she played Meg Ryan's best friend. Fisher appeared in a few more films and also in the television series Leaving L.A. through 1992 and then abandoned acting for the next five years to focus on child rearing and her writing career. Subsequent novels include Surrender the Pink, a semi-autobiographical novel exploring her relationship with Paul Simon, and Delusions of Grandma. In 1997, Fisher returned to feature films playing a small role in Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery. She also experienced renewed fame when George Lucas released restored and enhanced versions of his Star Wars series in 1996. Although she became better known for her writing than her acting, she continued to appear in movies such as Lisa Picard Is Famous, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle, Fanboys, and the 2008 remake of The Women. In 2010 her one-woman show Wishful Drinking, in which she recounted her career and her life, was filmed. In 2015, she returned to her most iconic character, now General Leia, in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Fisher suffered a fatal heart attack in 2016, and died at age 60.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
91% Star Wars: The Last Jedi Leia $619.2M 2017
100% Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds Actor 2017
92% Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens Leia $936.7M 2015
62% Maps to the Stars Herself $0.4M 2015
No Score Yet Comedy Central Roast of Roseanne Actor 2012
No Score Yet It's Christmas, Carol! Actor 2012
No Score Yet Wishful Drinking Actor 2010
24% Sorority Row Mrs. Crenshaw $12M 2009
81% White Lightnin' Cilla 2009
71% Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode II Actor 2008
60% Heckler Actor 2008
13% The Women Bailey Smith $26.9M 2008
31% Fanboys Doctor $0.8M 2008
No Score Yet The Women Actor 2008
No Score Yet Suffering Man's Charity (Ghost Writer) Reporter 2007
No Score Yet Cougar Club Gladys Goodbey 2007
No Score Yet Friendly Fire Actor 2006
No Score Yet Stephen Fry: The Secret Life of the Manic Depressive Actor 2006
No Score Yet E-Girl Actor 2006
No Score Yet Romancing the Bride Edwina Sanders 2005
8% Undiscovered Carrie $1.1M 2005
79% The Aristocrats Actor $6.2M 2005
No Score Yet The Rutles 2---Can't Buy Me Lunch Herself 2004
24% Stateside Mrs. Dubois $0.2M 2004
34% Wonderland Sally Hansen 2003
42% Charlie's Angels - Full Throttle Mother Superior $100.7M 2003
43% Lisa Picard Is Famous Herself 2001
52% Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back Nun $29.9M 2001
53% Heartbreakers Mrs. Surpin 2001
No Score Yet These Old Broads Hooker Screenwriter Executive Producer 2001
No Score Yet Star Wars vs. Star Trek: The Rivalry Continues Actor 2001
No Score Yet R2-D2: Beneath the Dome Herself 2001
36% Scream 3 Bianca 2000
No Score Yet Unauthorized Star Wars Story Actor 1999
No Score Yet The Stars of Star Wars: Interviews from the Cast Actor 1999
70% Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery Therapist 1997
No Score Yet Carrie Fisher: The Hollywood Family Actor 1995
54% So I Married an Axe Murderer Screenwriter 1993
71% Sister Act Screenwriter $139.7M 1992
59% Lethal Weapon 3 Screenwriter 1992
38% This Is My Life Claudia 1992
9% Drop Dead Fred Janie 1991
69% Soapdish Betsy 1991
22% Sibling Rivalry Iris Turner-Hunter 1990
No Score Yet Sweet Revenge Linda 1990
90% Postcards from the Edge Screenwriter Actor 1990
90% When Harry Met Sally Marie 1989
44% Loverboy Monica Delancy 1989
53% The 'Burbs Carol Peterson 1989
No Score Yet She's Back Beatrice 1989
No Score Yet Appointment with Death Nadine Boynton 1988
No Score Yet Paul Reiser: Out On a Whim Actor 1988
59% Amazon Women on the Moon Mary Brown $0.6M 1987
No Score Yet The Time Guardian Petra 1987
No Score Yet Hollywood Vice Squad Betty Melton 1986
91% Hannah and Her Sisters April 1986
47% The Man with One Red Shoe Paula 1985
No Score Yet From Here to Maternity Actor 1985
17% Garbo Talks Lisa Rolfe 1984
81% Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi Princess Leia 1983
No Score Yet From Star Wars to Jedi - The Making of a Saga Actor 1983
No Score Yet Return of the Ewok Actor 1982
No Score Yet Frankenstein Actor 1982
0% Under the Rainbow Annie Clark 1981
83% The Blues Brothers Mystery Woman 1980
95% Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back Princess Leia Organa $4.6M 1980
30% Star Wars: Holiday Special Actor 1978
93% Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope Princess Leia Organa 1977
No Score Yet Come Back, Little Sheba Actor 1977
61% Shampoo Lorna Carr 1975

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Family Guy
1999
Voice Angela
  • 2017
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2000
No Score Yet The Graham Norton Show
2007
Guest
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
Guest
  • 2016
99% Catastrophe
2015
Mia
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet Conan
2010
Guest
  • 2015
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest
  • 2015
81% The Big Bang Theory
2007
Herself
  • 2014
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson
2005-2014
Guest
  • 2014
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
Guest
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
Guest
  • 2009
81% 30 Rock
2006-2013
Rosemary Howard
  • 2007
70% Weeds
2005-2012
Arlene Cutter
  • 2007
94% Smallville
2001-2011
Pauline Kahn
  • 2005
No Score Yet Boy Meets World
1993-2000
Nicole
  • 1998
76% Roseanne
1988-2018
Screenwriter
  • 1997
94% Frasier
1993-2004
Guest
  • 1995
No Score Yet Laverne & Shirley
1976-1983
  • 1982
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
Guest Host
  • 1978
No Score Yet Urban Myths
2017

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