Date of Birth : Nov 19th 1962
Jodie Foster started in commercials at the age of 2. She debuted in her first TV series, “Mayberry R.F.D.”(1968), at age 6. At age fourteen, Foster was nominated for the Academy Award For Best Supporting Actress for her role as a pre-teen prostitute in Martin Scorsese’s film Taxi Driver opposite Robert De Niro. De Niro’s character, the psychotic Travis Bickle, intends to “save” her from life on the streets. When that does not succeed, he tries to assassinate a presidential candidate. After this fails, he shoots Iris’ pimp, played by Harvey Keitel.
Since then she has become the first actress to receive two Oscars before the age of thirty despite a lack of acting lessons. Some of her popular feature films include “The Silence of the Lambs” (1991), “The Accused” (1988) and “Contact” (1997).