Jodie Foster’s stunning performances as a rape survivor in The Accused and as Special Agent Clarice Starling in the hit thriller The Silence of the Lambs earned her two Academy Awards® for Best Actress and a reputation as one of the most critically acclaimed actresses of her generation.
Foster began her career at age three, appearing as “The Coppertone Girl” in the television commercial. She then went on to become a regular on a number of television series and making her feature debut in Napoleon and Samantha when she was eight years old.
In total, Foster has appeared in more than 40 films, including recent films Carnage and The Brave One, for which she received Golden Globe nominations. For her role in The Silence of the Lambs, Foster was also awarded a Golden Globe, a British Academy Award®, a New York Film Critics Award, and a Chicago Film Critics Award. For her role in Taxi Driver, Foster received her first Oscar® nomination and awards from the National Society of Film Critics and the Los Angeles Film Critics. She also became the only American actress to win two separate awards in the same year from BAFTA honoring her performances in both Taxi Driver and Bugsy Malone. In 2013, Foster was presented with the Cecil B. DeMille Award from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for Lifetime Achievement.
Foster made her motion picture directorial debut in 1991 with the highly acclaimed Little Man Tate, in which she also starred. In 1995, Foster directed her second film, Home for the Holidays, which she also produced. Her most recent film, The Beaver, starring Mel Gibson, was released in 2011.
Foster founded Egg Pictures in 1992 and the company produced Nell, for which Foster earned an Academy Award® nomination for Best Actress; Home for the Holidays; the Showtime telefilm The Baby Dance, which received a Peabody Award, four Emmy® nominations and three Golden Globe nominations.
Audiences recently saw Foster in Elysium opposite Matt Damon. Her upcoming directing project will be the thriller Money Monster starring George Clooney and Julia Roberts.