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Carrie Fisher

Lowest Rated:   0% Under the Rainbow (1981)
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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

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Star Wars: The Last Jedi
  • Leia
2017
100% Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds
  • Actor
2017
92% Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens
  • Leia
$936.7M 2015
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
22% Sorority Row
  • Mrs. Crenshaw
$12.0M 2009
86% White Lightnin'
  • Cilla
2009
No Score Yet Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode II
  • Actor
2008
60% Heckler
  • Actor
2008
13% 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
43% Charlie's Angels - Full Throttle
  • Mother Superior
$100.7M 2003
43% Lisa Picard Is Famous
  • Herself
2001
53% 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
55% So I Married an Axe Murderer
  • Screenwriter
1993
71% Sister Act
  • Screenwriter
$0.2M 1992
56% Lethal Weapon 3
  • Screenwriter
1992
42% 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
89% When Harry Met Sally
  • Marie
1989
44% Loverboy
  • Monica Delancy
1989
46% 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
63% 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
93% Hannah and Her Sisters
  • April
1986
50% The Man with One Red Shoe
  • Paula
1985
No Score Yet From Here to Maternity
  • Actor
1985
20% Garbo Talks
  • Lisa Rolfe
1984
80% 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
85% The Blues Brothers
  • Mystery Woman
1980
94% Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back
  • Princess Leia Organa
$4.6M 1980
43% 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
63% Shampoo
  • Lorna Carr
1975

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
91% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
  • Guest
  • 2016
100% Catastrophe
2015
  • Mia
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet Conan
2010
  • Guest
  • 2015
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
  • Guest
  • 2015
82% The Big Bang Theory
2007
  • Herself
  • 2014
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson
2005-2014
  • Guest
  • 2014
No Score Yet Family Guy
1999
  • Voice
  • Angela
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
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
77% Weeds
2005-2012
  • Arlene Cutter
  • 2007
No Score Yet Smallville
2001-2011
  • Pauline Kahn
  • 2005
No Score Yet Frasier
1993-2004
  • Guest
  • 1995
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
  • Guest
  • 1978

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