Carrie Fisher

Carrie Frances Fisher was born on October 21, 1956 in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, to singers/actors Eddie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds. She was an actress and writer, and is known for Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) (aka Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)), Star Wars: E...

Born on October 21, 1956

Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA

Height 1.55m / 5' 1"

Biography

Carrie Frances Fisher was born on October 21, 1956 in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, to singers/actors Eddie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds. She was an actress and writer, and is known for Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) (aka Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)), Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) and Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983). Fisher is also known for her book, "Postcards From The Edge", and Fisher wrote the screenplay for the movie from her novel. Carrie Fisher and talent agent Bryan Lourd have a daughter, Billie Lourd (Billie Catherine Lourd), born on July 17, 1992.Read More

Known For

TradeMarks

Princess Leia Organa in the Star Wars films

Small petite figure

Deep husky voice

Large brown eyes

Often plays smirking, sarcastic characters

Trivia

Checked into substance-abuse program, addiction to prescription drugs in 1998.

Appeared in Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001), which also starred Mark Hamill. It was the first time the two had appeared in the same film since Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983). Neither of them knew the other was involved in the project until shortly after filming had been completed.

Attended the Central School of Speech and Drama in London.

Half-sister-in-law of Christopher Duddy and Byron Thames.

Made stage debut in the chorus of "Irene" (1975) starring her mother, Debbie Reynolds.

The punk rock group Blink 182 wrote a song called "A New Hope" in which Fisher's character Princess Leia is the lead singer's dream girl.

Older half-sister of Joely Fisher and Tricia Leigh Fisher. Older sister of Todd Fisher.

Mother, with Bryan Lourd, of daughter Billie Lourd (Billie Catherine Lourd), born on July 17, 1992.

Father Eddie Fisher left when she was 2 years old to marry Elizabeth Taylor.

Daughter of Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher.

Quotes

I was street smart, but unfortunately the street was Rodeo Drive.

Explaining why gaffer's tape was sometimes used under her Princess Leia costume in Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977): "As we all know, there is no underwear in space."

Describing working with Harrison Ford on the original Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977): Mark was 24, I was 19 and he [Harrison] was 33. He was like the big man on campus. You looked at him and you said to yourself, 'He's going to be a star.'

My father (Eddie Fisher) was a short Jewish man. My husband (Paul Simon) was a short Jewish man. Go figure.

On merchandising for Star Wars: "I signed my likeness away. Every time I look in the mirror, I have to send Lucas a couple of bucks."

Females get hired along procreative lines. After 40, we're kind of cooked.

You can't find true affection in Hollywood because everyone does the fake affection so well.

I always wanted to do what my mother did - get all dressed up, shoot people, fall in the mud. I never considered anything else.

On her father's gossipy 1999 autobiography: "I'm going to have my DNA fumigated."

I have no ambitions as an actress. I'm going to do a day's work on Scream 3 (2000), but that's all I can handle, a day's work.

Spouses

Paul Simon Paul Simon August 16, 1983 - present (divorced)

Salaries

Star Wars: The Force Awakens  Star Wars: The Force Awakens  $ 1,500,000

Filmography

Today Today Herself-Guest/...(5episodes,1977-2016)
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color FrannyJessup(1episode,1986)
Captain Kangaroo Captain Kangaroo Herself(1episode,1977)
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson Herself-Guest(2episodes,1983-1986)
Dinah! Dinah! Herself-Guest(2episodes,1977)
Good Morning America Good Morning America Herself-Guest(1episode,2015)
Saturday Night Live Saturday Night Live Herself/...(3episodes,1978-1980)
Laverne & Shirley Laverne & Shirley Cathy(1episode,1982)
Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope  Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope  PrincessLeiaOrgana
Ringo  Ringo  Marquine
Leave Yesterday Behind  Leave Yesterday Behind  MarnieClarkson
The Blues Brothers  The Blues Brothers  MysteryWoman
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back  Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back  PrincessLeia
Entertainment Tonight Entertainment Tonight Herself(11episodes,2014-2016)
Late Night with David Letterman Late Night with David Letterman Herself-Guest(3episodes,1983-1988)
Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi  Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi  PrincessLeia
The New Show The New Show Herself(1episode,1984)
Frankenstein  Frankenstein  Elizabeth
Amazing Stories Amazing Stories LaurieMcNamara(uncredited)(1episode,1987)
George Burns Comedy Week George Burns Comedy Week Herself(1episode,1985)
The Oprah Winfrey Show The Oprah Winfrey Show Herself-Guest(1episode,2011)
Hannah and Her Sisters  Hannah and Her Sisters  April
Hollywood Vice Squad  Hollywood Vice Squad  BettyMelton
Sunday Drive Sunday Drive FrannyJessup
Biography Biography Herself(3episodes,2000-2010)
Roseanne Roseanne
Saturday Night Clive Saturday Night Clive Herself(1episode,1991)
Appointment with Death  Appointment with Death  NadineBoynton
Live! with Kelly Live! with Kelly Herself-Guest(2episodes,2015-2016)
Awakenings  Awakenings 
Red Hot and Blue  Red Hot and Blue  Herself(uncredited)
Sibling Rivalry  Sibling Rivalry  IrisTurner-Hunter
Sweet Revenge  Sweet Revenge  Linda
Hook  Hook  WomanKissingonBridge(uncredited)
Soapdish  Soapdish  BetsyFayeSharon
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Herself-Guest(3episodes,1994-1998)
Young Indiana Jones Young Indiana Jones
This Is My Life  This Is My Life  ClaudiaCurtis
Frasier Frasier Phyllis(1episode,1995)
Late Night with Conan O'Brien Late Night with Conan O'Brien Herself-Guest(3episodes,1994-2009)
Late Show with David Letterman Late Show with David Letterman Herself-Guest(2episodes,1994-2009)
Dennis Miller Live Dennis Miller Live Herself(2episodes,1995-1998)
Ellen Ellen Herself(1episode,1995)
The Rosie O'Donnell Show The Rosie O'Donnell Show Herself-Guest(1episode,1997)
Gun Gun Nancy(1episode,1997)
Ruby Ruby Herself(7episodes,1997-1999)
Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery  Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery  Therapist(uncredited)
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace  Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace 
The View The View Herself-Guest(1episode,2008)
Good News Week Good News Week Herself(1episode,2010)
Scream 3  Scream 3  Bianca
Sex and the City Sex and the City CarrieFisher(1episode,2000)
The Last Resort The Last Resort Herself-Guest(1episode,1987)
Access Hollywood Access Hollywood Herself(3episodes,2015-2016)
It's Like, You Know... It's Like, You Know... CarrieFisher(1episode,1999)
The Mike Douglas Show The Mike Douglas Show Herself-Actress(1episode,1977)
Carrie on Hollywood Carrie on Hollywood Presenter(2episodes,1995)
Carrie on Hollywood Carrie on Hollywood
100 Years at the Movies  100 Years at the Movies  Herself(archivefootage)
So Graham Norton So Graham Norton Herself-Guest(2episodes,1999-2000)
Family Guy Family Guy Angela/...(23episodes,2005-2016)
Showbiz Today Showbiz Today Herself(3episodes,1991-1996)
Trying Times Trying Times Enid(1episode,1989)
The Star Wars Holiday Special  The Star Wars Holiday Special  PrincessLeiaOrgana
Faerie Tale Theatre Faerie Tale Theatre Thumbelina(1episode,1984)
The Stars of 'Star Wars': Interviews from the Cast  The Stars of 'Star Wars': Interviews from the Cast  Herself
The Unauthorized 'Star Wars' Story  The Unauthorized 'Star Wars' Story  Herself
The Early Show The Early Show Herself-Guest(1episode,2005)
GMTV GMTV Herself(1episode,2004)
The Directors The Directors Herself(1episode,2003)
Present Tense, Past Perfect  Present Tense, Past Perfect 
Lisa Picard Is Famous  Lisa Picard Is Famous  CarrieFisher
This Is Not an Exit: The Fictional World of Bret Easton Ellis  This Is Not an Exit: The Fictional World of Bret Easton Ellis 
Very Important Pennis Very Important Pennis Herself(1episode,1996)
Extra Extra Herself(7episodes,2015-2017)
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back  Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back  Nun
Charlie Rose Charlie Rose Herself-Guest(1episode,2009)
1997 MTV Movie Awards  1997 MTV Movie Awards  Herself-Presenter:LifetimeAchievementAward
Smallville Smallville PaulineKahn(1episode,2005)
The Best of 'So Graham Norton'  The Best of 'So Graham Norton'  Herself
I Love 1970's I Love 1970's Host(1episode,2000)
A Nero Wolfe Mystery A Nero Wolfe Mystery EllenTenzer(2episodes,2002)
The O'Reilly Factor The O'Reilly Factor Herself(1episode,2004)
Dinner for Five Dinner for Five Herself-SpecialGuest(2episodes,2003-2004)
From 'Star Wars' to 'Jedi': The Making of a Saga  From 'Star Wars' to 'Jedi': The Making of a Saga  Herself
The Making of 'Star Wars'  The Making of 'Star Wars'  Herself
The 69th Annual Academy Awards  The 69th Annual Academy Awards  Herself
The 69th Annual Academy Awards  The 69th Annual Academy Awards 
Richard & Judy Richard & Judy Herself-Guest(1episode,2006)
R2-D2: Beneath the Dome  R2-D2: Beneath the Dome  Herself(uncredited)
Star Wars: Rogue Squadron II - Rogue Leader  Star Wars: Rogue Squadron II - Rogue Leader  LeiaOrgana(voice)(archivesound)
Conversations from the Edge with Carrie Fisher Conversations from the Edge with Carrie Fisher Herself-Host/...(3episodes,2002-2003)
The 74th Annual Academy Awards  The 74th Annual Academy Awards 
Good Morning, Miami Good Morning, Miami JudySilver(1episode,2003)
Jimmy Kimmel Live! Jimmy Kimmel Live! Herself-Guest(1episode,2015)
Twentieth Century Fox: The Blockbuster Years  Twentieth Century Fox: The Blockbuster Years  PrincessLeiaOrgana/Herself(archivefootage)
Jennifer Jones: Portrait of a Lady Jennifer Jones: Portrait of a Lady Herself
The 20th Annual Grammy Awards  The 20th Annual Grammy Awards  Herself
Today with Des and Mel Today with Des and Mel Herself(1episode,2004)
SPFX: The Empire Strikes Back  SPFX: The Empire Strikes Back  PrincessLeiaOrgana(archivefootage)
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