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Bridget Fonda was born on January 27, 1964 in Los Angeles.
Bridget is the granddaughter of Henry Fonda, daughter of Peter Fonda and niece
of Jane Fonda. 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.
After her parents' divorce in 1972, Bridget went to live with her mother 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, Bridget 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.
Bridget 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 following year, Fonda earned her first measure of acclaim with her
portrayal of real-life good-time girl Mandy Rice-Davies in" Scandal". The
combined impact of her favorably reviewed performance in that film and her lead
in another 1989 film, "Strapless", effectively gave Bridget 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 "Singles", "Single White Female" (both 1992),
"Bodies, Rest, and Motion", "Point of No Return" (both 1993), and "It Could
Happen to You" (1994).
Bridget Fonda surprised and delighted many an observer when she took on the role
of a perpetually stoned 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.
Misspellings & aliases:
Bridgette, Bridgett, Briddget, Bridgete, Brigitte, Briddgett, Briddgette,
Fohnda, Fonnda, Fondah, Fondae, Fondda, Fonndae, Fonndae, Foonda.