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Bridget Fonda

Bridget Jane Fonda is American actress and she is well known because of different roles she had in Jackie Brown, It could Happen to You, Point of No Return, Single White Female and The Godfather Part III. She was the voice behind Jenna in the animated movie called Balto of 1995. She is a daughter for Peter Fonda and a niece of Jane Fonda. His grandfather is Henry Fonda. Fonda was born in California, in Los Angeles area and her family is known to have actors. This includes his grandfather Henry Fonda, his father Peter Fonda and the aunt Jane Fonda. Susan Jane Brewer is her mother and she is an artist.

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Bridget Fonda was named after Bridget Hayward who is a daughter of Margaret Sullavan. Her maternal grandmother was called Mary Sweet and she married businessman Noah Dietrich.

Henry Fonda was married to Sullavan but Bridget Fonda’s parents divorced and Peter got married again to Portia Rebecca Crockets who is a former wife of Thomas McGuane. Portia and Peter raised Bridget together with her brother called Justin and an older stepbrother Thomas McGuane Jr.  Bridget went to Westlake School for girls. Bridget came to know Eric Stoltz in 1986 and they started to date but the relationship ended after dating over 8 years.

In the year 2003, she was involved into serious car crash and she suffered a fracture in the vertebra. In the same year, she was engaged to ex frontman of Oingo Boingo, a film and TV composer known as Danny Elfman. They got married and they have one child together, a son called Oliver.

Bridget Fonda started to act when she was still in school and she was a cast in a theater for a school production called Harvey. She did method acting in New York University at Tisch School of the Arts and went to Lee Strasberg Theater Institute. She graduated in NYU in the year 1986.

 She started to play in the film when she was five years old and the movie was Easy Rider when she was still a child in the hippie commune in which Dennis Hopper and Peter Fonda visited in their trek around US. The second role was a no speaking role in the movie in 1982, in Comedy partners. In the year 1988, she got a role in playing in Scandal and also in Shag and You Can’t Hurry Love. She had her breakthrough when she played in The Godfather Part III as a journalist. When she gained experience in different theater production, she was the cast of the lead in Single White Female where she was Barbet Schroeder.  She played in Singles, a comedy of Cameron Crowe. His notable role was in Point of No Return of 1993. A review about her in New Yorker, said that she is taunting assertiveness and provocative.  She was in a plane with Quentin Tarantino where she was offered to play in Jackie Brown as Melanie. She was given a role in the TV series called Ally McBeal but she turned it down so that she can concentrate more on her career in film.


Quick Facts
Birth Date: 27 Jan, 1964
Age: 56 yrs
Occupations: Film actor
Actor
Voice actor
Citizenship: United States of America
Birth Place: Los Angeles
Gender: Female
Description: Actress
Spouse: Danny Elfman [M. 2003]
Net Worth 2021: 50 million
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Last Modified: Jun 26 2020
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