Jodie Foster is an American actress who was born on November 19, 1962. Her parents are Brandy and Lucius Foster; she is the youngest of four children. Before Foster was born, her father left her mother. Her mother had to support the family by working as a film producer, so Foster has been exposed to the film industry from a very young age. EDUinReview will now take a look at the education background of this intelligent actress.
Foster first began acting in commercials for Coppertone suntan lotion when she was only three years old. She first performed on television when she appeared on The Doris Day Show, in the same year that her first movie, Menace on the Mountain, was released in 1970. In 1976, she made her claim to fame when she appeared in Taxi Driver with Robert DeNiro.
Foster did not let her early acting successes distract her from her education. She was the valedictorian of her French-language prep-school, Lycée Francais de Los Angeles, in 1980. Foster is fluent in French, due to her education and the fact that she lived in France several times during her youth. In addition to French, Foster speaks English, Italian, and understands German.
After high school, Foster attended Yale University. She graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s in Literature in 1985. In 1997, Yale conferred her an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree.
Foster is a very talented actress and has acted in more than 50 films during her career. Some of her most famous movies include The Accused, Silence of the Lambs, Panic Room, Flightplan, and Nim’s Island. She has won two Academy Awards for The Accused and Silence of the Lambs. She has also won a Golden Globe Award for her work in The Accused. Her next two films, The Beaver and God of Carnage, will be released in 2011 and 2012, respectively.
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