Carrie Fisher

Biography

Carrie Fisher (born 21.10.1956)
Carrie Fisher is an American actress best known for her appearance as Princess Leia in the original 'Star Wars' movies.

Carrie Fisher: Childhood
Carrie Fisher was born in Beverly Hills, California. Her parents are singer Eddie Fisher and actress Debbie Reynolds but they divorced when she was two, with Eddie leaving her for Elizabeth Taylor.
She attended Beverly Hills High School but dropped out to embark on an acting career with her mother. She later briefly attended London's Central School of Speech and Drama.

Carrie Fisher: Acting career
Carrie Fisher made her film debut with 'Shampoo' in 1975.
In 1977, she reached international fame when she starred as Princess Leia in George Lucas's 'Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope'. She also appeared in the 1978 TV movie 'The Star Wars Holiday Special'.
In 1978, she appeared in the TV film 'Leave Yesterday Behind'. In the same year she was in a Ringo Starr music video for his cover of 'You're Sixteen'.
She was in 'The Blues Brothers' as Jake's vengeful ex-lover and later appeared on Broadway in 'Censored Scenes' in 1980 as well as reprising her role as Princess Leia in 'Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back'. 1983 saw her last appearance as Leia in 'Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi'
In 1986, she was in Woody Allen's 'Hannah and her Sisters'.
In 1987, she published her first novel, the semi-autobiographical 'Postcards from the Edge', which earned her a Los Angeles Pen Award. She later released a film adaptation starring Meryl Streep.
In 1989, she had a supporting role in the romcom 'When Harry Met Sally' and later appeared with Tom Hanks in 'The 'Burbs'. In 1991, she was in 'Drop Dead Fred' and 'Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery' in 1997.
In 2000, played someone mistaken for Carrie Fisher in 'Scream 3' and appeared in the movie spoof film 'Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back' the following year as well as co-writing the movie 'These Old Broads'.
She has a recurring voice role on the animated sitcom 'Family Guy'.
She wrote and first performed in her one-woman play 'Wishful Drinking' in 2006, the title of which she lent to her subsequent autobiography. The audio-book for the book earned her a Grammy nomination in 2009.
She has guest-starred in 'Sex and the City', '30 Rock' and 'Entourage'.

Carrie Fisher: Personal life
Carrie Fisher was briefly engaged to Dan Aykroyd between her on/off relationship with Paul Simon who she married in 1983 before divorcing the following year. They even dated again after their marriage had ended.
She was in a relationship with Creative Artists Agency principal Bryan Lourd and had one child with him named Billie Catherine Lourd. They split when Lourd came out as homosexual.
She was close to singer and former soldier James Blunt and became his therapist.
In 2005, Republican Party advisor Greg Stevens died at her home in California after an overdose of OxyContin. She claimed that his ghost haunted the house.
She was raised protestant, though her father was Jewish, and describes herself as agnostic.
She has struggled with drug addiction and bipolar disorder and had to have electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) to help with her mental state.
Read More

The Latest Star Wars Episode VII Cast Member: Christina Chong

18th July 2014 -

 News

Despite releasing a big cast photo back at the end of April, Star Wars Episode VII has continued to add to its roster. The latest addition sees Christina Chong join the team to play a...

Rian Johnson To Write/Direct "Star Wars: Episode VIII." Is This A Good Thing?

22nd June 2014 -

 News

Now that director Rian Johnson has officially been named as Disney’s Star Wars: Episode VIII writer and director of choice, let’s take a look at his sci-fi and fantasy credentials. Johnson, 40, first came...

JJ Abrams Reacts To 'Star Wars VII' Millennium Falcon Leak...But Not How You’d Expect

4th June 2014 -

 News

With a movie as large and far-reaching as the new Star Wars, Episode VII, it was always going to be impossible to stop certain juicy details from leaking to the eager fanbase. Director JJ Abrams...

Millennium Falcon Photos From 'Star Wars 7' Set Leak: Could It Be?

3rd June 2014 -

 News

We have been given our first look at the brand new Millennium Falcon that is being built for the upcoming Star Wars: Episode VII, thanks to an alleged photo leak TMZ has published. The new...

At Last! Lupita Nyong'o Confirmed For Star Wars VII Cast With Gwendoline Christie

2nd June 2014 -

 News

Lupita Nyong'o and Gwendoline Christie have finally been added to the cast of Star Wars: Episode VII. It has been rumoured for some time that 12 Years a Slave star Lupita had been picked for...

Is 'Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back' Truly The Greatest Film Of All Time?

2nd June 2014 -

 News

It may come as a bit of a surprise to hear that Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back has been voted Empire Magazine's greatest movie of all time. The new poll, which included 250,000 film...

Star Wars Episode VII: The Old Crew Are Back and Looking Melted, Says Carrie Fisher

27th May 2014 -

 News

It might be age, it might be the strong Abu Dhabi sun, but Carrie Fisher thinks her old Star Wars cohorts are looking melted. Still, she was quick to point out how happy she was...

Carrie Fisher: Reuniting with the Star Wars Gang for Episode VII is "Unique"

26th May 2014 -

 News

Carrie Fisher is one of the old guard returning to Star Wars for J.J. Abram’s Episode VII, and she’s spoken of her delight at the gang getting back together, claiming that every old movie should...

JJ Abrams To 'Star Wars: Episode VI' Cast & Crew: "Let's Give 'Em Something Great"

21st May 2014 -

 News

J.J. Abrams has written to the cast and crew of Star Wars: Episode VII, encouraging them in the production began shooting last Friday (16th May) in London.J.J. Abrams is directly Star Wars Episode VII.Abrams sent...

Carrie Fisher, 35 Pounds Lighter, IS Keeping Mum About ‘Star Wars VII’ But Her Mother Certainly Isn’t!

18th May 2014 -

 News

Carrie Fisher was asked to lose 35 pounds, approximately 2.5 stone, for her upcoming role in Star Wars VII. The actress best known for her iconic role as Princess Leia revealed whilst attending an event...

Carrie Fisher on 'Star Wars: Episode VII': "They Hired Me Minus 35 Pounds"

17th May 2014 -

 News

Tom Hanks, Matthew McConaughey and Christian Bale have all shed pounds in a dangerously small amount of time in the name of art. But you rarely hear of women doing the same thing for a...

Carrie Fisher Lost 35 Pounds To Prepare For Shooting 'Star Wars Episode VII'

17th May 2014 -

 News

Carrie Fisher had to make some serious changes before reprises her iconic role as Princess Leia.The 57 year-old actress is returning to shoot the highly anticipated 'Star Wars Episode 7' 35 pounds lighter, as she...

'Star Wars Episode 7' Titled "The Ancient Fear", First Images of Chewbacca

6th May 2014 -

 News

Harry Knowles, the reliable and respected movie man at Ain't It Cool News, is quoting a source as saying JJ Abrams' new Star Wars movie is titled The Ancient Fear. Harry says his insider told...

A Week In News: 'Star Wars' Cast Assemble, Lostprophets Regroup, George Clooney Commits

2nd May 2014 -

 News

'Star Wars VII': "Raahhgh uughguughhaahnr wrrhwrwwh!" - that's Wookiee for "That new Star Wars cast is dope, yo!" Star Wars fans of all ages were given a shot of sweaty-palmed anticipation this week when the...

A Week In Movies: Star Wars Cast Announced, Festivals Bring Out Stars In London And New York While Efron And Rogen Hit L.A

2nd May 2014 -

 News

Of course the biggest movie news this week was the official announcement that Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher will be back for Star Wars Episode VII, along with the performers behind C-3PO, R2-D2...

First Cast Photos Amps Up The Hype For "Star Wars: Episode VII"

1st May 2014 -

 News

Now that the official Star Wars: Episode VII cast has been revealed (thee whole women, the production team have really outdone themselves this time) it’s time for the constant, non-stop barrage of on-set material to...

Who Is Newest 'Star Wars: Episode VII' Cast Member, Oscar Isaac?

30th April 2014 -

 News

If Star Wars: Episode VII were any more shrouded in mystery we wouldn’t even know it was being made. Thankfully, a few small details are trickling through JJ Abrams privacy forcefield and we’re beginning to...

Forget Ford, Hamill - Who Will Max Von Sydow Play in Star Wars Episode VII?

30th April 2014 -

 News

We almost choked on our coffee when an image from the Star Wars Episode VII script read-through hit Star Wars.com on Tuesday evening (April 29, 2014). The black-and-white photograph showed Harrison Ford and Mark Hamill...

With The "Episode VIi" Cast, JJ Abrams Is Banking On Emerging Young Talent As Well As Franchise Veterans

30th April 2014 -

 News

Star Wars nerds, this is your time – the full cast of J.J. Abrams’ Episode VII has been announced and, while some suspicions were confirmed, there are a few new faces to look forward to....

Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill Are All In London, But Is It For Star Wars Episode VII?

30th April 2014 -

 News

There’s so many rumors about the upcoming Star Wars Episode VII that it’s pretty difficult to keep track of who might be in or out of the upcoming production. But with what’s become known as...

Guess Who? 'Star Wars 7' Cast Revealed In Team Photo

29th April 2014 -

 News

The cast of the new Star Wars movie has been revealed in a new teaser photo posted on the Star Wars website. The team shot shows includes John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac,...

Did JJ Abrams' Team Building Star Wars Session Reveal Cast?

29th April 2014 -

 News

JJ Abrams' team building sessions for Star Wars Episode 7 appear to have given away the cast for the forthcoming sci-fi epic. Sources speaking with The Sun reveal that Abrams took his new cast and...

Original Star Wars Cast Leave Breadcrumb Trail In London As Ep VII Prepares To Shoot

28th April 2014 -

 News

Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford are all currently in London, prompting speculation over whether the original Star Wars trio will be reuniting to film JJ Abrams' upcoming Star Wars Episode VII. Abrams' new...

Disney Rule Out 'Expanded Universe' Novels for 'Star Wars Episode VII'

28th April 2014 -

 News

Disney has confirmed that storylines running through the "expanded universe" Star Wars novels will not inform J.J Abrams' forthcoming movie Star Wars Episode VII. The books were written to satisfy the appetite of fans following...

Why Chewbacca HAS To Return For 'Star Wars Episode VII'

18th April 2014 -

 News

The best Star Wars Episode VII news we’ve heard so far is that Peter Mayhew will (supposedly) be getting his Wookiee on once more to reprise his role as Chewbacca. It seems only fitting that...

JJ Abrams Building Desert Planet Tatooine for 'Star Wars: Episode VII'

10th April 2014 -

 News

JJ Abrams is re-creating the desert planet Tatooine from the original trilogy for Star Wars: Episode VII. Scenes will be shot in what is being described as a "Morocco-like environment," according to the Hollywood Reporter.JJ...

'Star Wars Episode VII' Begins Shooting, Despite Incomplete Cast

7th April 2014 -

 News

Disney Studios chairman Alan Horn has confirmed that shooting on Star Wars Episode 7 is underway at Pinewood Studios in London. "We have a lot of them [in place]," he said of the casting, which...

Odds Suggest 'Star Wars Episode 7' Cast is Fisher, Ford, Hamill, Oldman, Driver

20th March 2014 -

 News

The Star Wars Episode 7 cast will be nearing completion behind closed doors, but fans are still none the wiser as to who will be starring in one of the biggest movies of the past...

Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher To Be "Familiar Faces" In Star Wars Episode VII?

19th March 2014 -

 News

If we don’t find out some serious Star Wars facts stat we think we may burst! Although fortunately the most recent press release did give us some food for thought and Walt Disney CEO Bob...

30 Years after 'Return of the Jedi', 'Star Wars' is Set for Episode 7

19th March 2014 -

 News

Disney and Lucasfilm have confirmed that Star Wars: Episode 7 will begin shooting at Pinewood Studios in May and, crucially for fans, will be set 30 years after the events of 1983's Return of the...

Back to top

Carrie Fisher Images

More Carrie Fisher Pictures

Back to top

Carrie Fisher Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Carrie Fisher

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All

Advertisement

Editors Recommendations

Fifty Shades Of Grey Trailer

Anastasia Steele is a shy college student who is forced to interview an enigmatic entrepreneur named Christian...

Fifty Shades Of Grey Trailer

Oscar Tipped Al Pacino Movie 'Manglehorn' Set for Venice Film Festival

David Gordon Green's Manglehorn - a drama featuring a promising...

Oscar Tipped Al Pacino Movie 'Manglehorn' Set for Venice Film Festival

Zack Snyder Tweets Batman/Star Wars Crossover Picture at Comic-Con 2014

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice director Zack Synder sent the...

Zack Snyder Tweets Batman/Star Wars Crossover Picture at Comic-Con 2014

'Pirates of The Caribbean 5' Is Coming in 2017 - Whether You Like it or Not

Disney has confirmed that Pirates of Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No...

'Pirates of The Caribbean 5' Is Coming in 2017 - Whether You Like it or Not

Pharrell Williams Ft. Miley Cyrus - Come Get It Bae Video

Pharrell Williams teams up with Miley Cyrus in the dance frenzy that is his video for...

Pharrell Williams - Come Get It Bae Video

Best Actor? Can Benedict Cumberbatch See Off Oscars Competition?

Benedict Cumberbatch’s acting career seems unstoppable...

Best Actor? Can Benedict Cumberbatch See Off Oscars Competition?
Advertisement

Let Battle Commence: Superhero Studios Fight for Best Opening Weekend

We live in a movie world of superheroes at the moment with franchise...

Let Battle Commence: Superhero Studios Fight for Best Opening Weekend

After The Success of 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes', What's Next?

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes has been a huge success both critically...

After The Success of 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes', What's Next?

'Mad Max: Fury Road' - New Stills and Poster Appear From Comic Con [Pictures]

Max Max: Fury Road was one of the most anticipated films at the...

'Mad Max: Fury Road' - New Stills and Poster Appear From Comic Con [Pictures]


More recommendations

Comments