Jodie Foster Biography (Wikipedia)
Alicia Christian "Jodie" Foster (born November 19, 1962) is an American actress, director, and producer. She has received two Academy Awards, three British Academy Film Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, a Screen Actors Guild Award and the Cecil B DeMille Award. For her work as a director, Foster has been nominated for two Directors Guild of America Awards and a Primetime Emmy Award.
A child prodigy, Foster began her professional career as a child model when she was three years old in 1965, and, two years later, she made her acting debut in the television sitcom series Mayberry R.F.D. In the late 1960s and early 1970s, she worked in several primetime television series and made her feature film debut with Disney's Napoleon and Samantha (1972). Following appearances in the musical Tom Sawyer (1973), and in Martin Scorsese's comedy-drama Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1974), Foster's breakthrough came with Scorsese's psychological thriller Taxi Driver (1976), in which she played a child prostitute. At the age of 14, she received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance. Her other critically acclaimed roles as a teenager were in the musical Bugsy Malone (1976), the thriller The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane (1976), and she became a popular teen idol by starring in Disney's Freaky Friday (1976) and Candleshoe (1977), Carny (1980) and Foxes (1980).