Jodie Foster is known as an American actress, director, and producer. She is most famous for her roles in classic films like Taxi Driver with Robert De Niro, Silence of the Lambs with Anthony Hopkins, and Contact with Matthew McConaughey
Alicia Christian "Jodie" Foster was born on November 19, 1962 in Los Angeles, California. Jodie is the daughter of Evelyn Ella "Brandy" and Lucius Fisher Foster III. Her mother worked as a producer and her father worked as an Air Force lieutenant colonel and real estate broker.
Jodie graduated from Yale University in 1985 with a bachelor’s degree in literature. Her exposure to great novels and stories drove her to an acting career.
Jodie got her big break and universal praise from critics with her role in Martin Scorsese's Taxi Driver. She starred in the cult classic with Robert De Niro and Harvey Keitel. In the film, she played a prostitute at the tender age of 12.
Jodie has won many awards in her career. She has received two Academy Awards, three British Academy Film Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, and the Cecil B DeMille Award for her excellent performances on screen. She was even nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award when she worked as a director.