Carrie Fisher

Carrie Fisher

Highest Rated: 100% Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds (2017)

Lowest Rated: 0% Under the Rainbow (1981)

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
52% Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Leia 2019
90% Star Wars: The Last Jedi Leia $619.2M 2017
100% Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds Actor 2017
61% 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
25% Sorority Row Mrs. Crenshaw $12M 2009
81% White Lightnin' Cilla 2009
71% Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode II Actor 2008
60% Heckler Actor 2008
14% The Women Bailey Smith $26.9M 2008
32% 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 Screenwriter Hooker 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
39% 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
71% 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
73% Sister Act Screenwriter $139.7M 1992
60% 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
84% Postcards from the Edge Screenwriter Actor 1990
No Score Yet Sweet Revenge Linda 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
13% Garbo Talks Lisa Rolfe 1984
82% 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
84% The Blues Brothers Mystery Woman 1980
94% Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back Princess Leia Organa $4.6M 1980
27% Star Wars: Holiday Special Actor 1978
92% Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope Princess Leia Organa 1977
No Score Yet Come Back, Little Sheba Actor 1977
60% Shampoo Lorna Carr 1975

TV

Credit
71% 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
98% Catastrophe
2015-2019
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
82% The Big Bang Theory
2007-2019
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
No Score Yet Deal or No Deal
2005-2009
Appearing 2008
2007
85% 30 Rock
2006-2013
Rosemary Howard 2007
70% Weeds
2005-2012
Arlene Cutter 2007
78% Smallville
2001-2011
Pauline Kahn 2005
46% It's like, You Know...
1999-2000
Carrie Fisher 1999
No Score Yet Boy Meets World
1993-2000
Nicole 1998
76% Roseanne
1988-2018
Screenwriter 1997
No Score Yet Ellen
1994-1998
1995
93% Frasier
1993-2004
Guest 1995
No Score Yet Laverne & Shirley
1976-1983
1982
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
Host Guest 1978
No Score Yet Urban Myths
2017-2018

QUOTES FROM Carrie Fisher CHARACTERS

Leia says: Don't do that.

Han Solo says: Do what?

Leia says: Anything.

Leia says: Luke is a Jedi, but you are his father.

Leia says: Rey, may the Force be with you.

Leia says: Rey...May the Force be with you.

Leia says: Rey...may the force be with you.

Princess Leia Organa says: Why, you stuck-up, half-witted, scruffy-looking nerf-herder!

Han Solo says: Who's scruffy-looking?

Princess Leia says: Aren't you a little short for a stormtrooper?

Han Solo says: Who are you?

Princess Leia says: Someone who loves you.

Princess Leia Organa says: Darth Vader. Only you could be so bold. The Imperial Senate will not sit still for this. When they hear you've attacked a--

Darth Vader (voice) says: Don't act so surprised, Your Highness. You weren't on any mercy mission after all. Several transmissions were beamed up to this ship by Rebel spies. I want to know what happened to the plans they sent you.

Princess Leia Organa says: I don't know what you're talking about. I'm a member of the Imperial Senate on a diplomatic mission to Alderaan!

Darth Vader (voice) says: You are part of the Rebel Alliance and a traitor! Taker her away!

Princess Leia Organa says: He's got alot of courage

Princess Leia Organa says: He's got alot of courage.

Luke Skywalker says: What good will it do us if he gets himself killed?.. Lets go

Luke Skywalker says: What good will it do us if he gets himself killed? Let's go.

Princess Leia says: I happen to like nice men.

Han Solo says: I'm nice men.

Marie says: I want you to know that I will never want that wagon wheel coffee table.

Princess Leia Organa says: Somebody get this walking carpet out of my way!

Princess Leia Organa says: Help me Obi-Wan Kenobi, you're my only hope.

Princess Leia Organa says: [to a disguised Luke in a stolen uniform] A little short for a stormtrooper?

Princess Leia Organa says: [to a disguised Luke in a stolen uniform] Aren't you a little short for a stormtrooper?

Mystery Woman says: You miserable slug! You think you can talk your way out of this? You betrayed me.

Joliet Jake says: No, I didn't. Honest... I ran out of gas. I... I had a flat tire. I didn't have enough money for cab fare. My tux didn't come back from the cleaners. An old friend came in from out of town. Someone stole my car. There was an earthquake. A terrible flood. Locus. It wasn't my fault. I swear to god!

Princess Leia says: I love you.

Han Solo says: I know.

Princess Leia says: I'd just as soon kiss a wookie!

Han Solo says: I can arrange that.

Princess Leia says: We have Powerful friends, you will regret this.

Princess Leia says: [Leia has been captured by Jabba] We have powerful friends. You're going to regret this.

Princess Leia says: I love you.

Han Solo says: I know.

Princess Leia Organa says: Why you stuck up, half witted, scruffy looking nerf herder!

Princess Leia Organa says: Why, you stuck up, half-witted, scruffy-looking Nerf herder.

Han Solo says: Who's scruffy looking?

Han Solo says: Who's scruffy-looking?

Princess Leia Organa says: Can someone get this walking carpet out of my way?

Princess Leia Organa says: Will someone get this big walking carpet out of my way?

Han Solo says: No reward is worth this!

Han Solo says: No reward is worth this.

Princess Leia Organa says: help me, Obi Wan-Kenobi your my only hope!

Princess Leia Organa says: Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi, you're my only hope.

Bianca says: If they're looking for Maureen Roberts, they're never gonna find her..."Rina Reynolds" they will!

Bianca says: If they're looking for Maureen Roberts, they're never gonna find her. 'Rina Reynolds' they will!

Jennifer Jolie says: Rina Reynolds...stage name.

Jennifer Jolie says: Rina Reynolds, stage name.

Gale Weathers says: Hey, are you...?

Gale Weathers says: Hey, are you?

Bianca says: No.

Jennifer Jolie says: But you look just...

Bianca says: ...like her? I've been hearing it all my life.

Bianca says: Like her? I've been hearing it all my life.

Jennifer Jolie says: It's uncanny.

Bianca says: I was up for Princess Leia. I was this close. So, who gets it? ...the one who sleeps with George Lucas.

Bianca says: I was up for Princess Leia. I was this close. So, who gets it? The one who sleeps with George Lucas.

Gale Weathers says: I'm sorry. I didn't mean to bring up a sore subject for you.

Bianca says: Sure, you didn't. None of them did. So, how can I help you? Or do you want me to tell you who you look like?

Princess Leia Organa says: Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi. You're my only hope.

Luke Skywalker says: I'm Luke Skywalker. I'm here to rescue you.

Princess Leia Organa says: You're who?