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Overview (3)

Born in Los Angeles, California, USA
Birth NameBridget Jane Fonda
Height 5' 6" (1.68 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Bridget Jane Fonda was born in Los Angeles, California, to Susan Brewer and actor Peter Fonda. She is the granddaughter of Henry Fonda and niece of Jane Fonda, both famous actors. Bridget made her film debut at age five as an extra in Easy Rider (1969), but first became interested in acting after appearing in a high school production of "Harvey." At age 18, she enrolled at New York University and spent four years there and at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute.

She went on to hone her craft in workshop productions and worked on such stage projects as "Just Horrible," written by Nicholas Kazan, who later cast Bridget in his directorial debut, "Professional Man," an episode for The Edge (1989) series on HBO. She also starred in PBS's Jacob Have I Loved (1989) and in a segment of Aria (1987), a film composed of short works by 10 respected directors. Her film credits include The Godfather: Part III (1990), Strapless (1989), Doc Hollywood (1991), Singles (1992), and Single White Female (1992).

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Spouse (1)

Danny Elfman (29 November 2003 - present) ( 1 child)

Trivia (21)

Cameron Crowe had her in mind when he wrote the movie Singles (1992).
Was offered the title role on Ally McBeal (1997) but turned it down to focus on movies. In fact, she didn't even read the script out of fear that she would like it too much.
Daughter of Peter Fonda and Susan Brewer. Older sister of Justin Fonda. Granddaughter of Frances Ford Seymour and Henry Fonda. Aunt of Bodhi Elfman and Louis Elfman. Aunt, by marriage, of Jenna Elfman. Niece of Pan Corrias and Jane Fonda. Cousin of Vanessa Vadim and Troy Garity. Sister-in-law of Richard Elfman. Daughter-in-law of Clare Elfman. Mother of Oliver Henry Milton Elfman. Stepmother of Mali Elfman.
Chosen by Empire magazine as one of the 100 Sexiest Stars in film history (#85). [1995]
Flipped and crashed her 1998 Jaguar XK8 sports car, along the same infamous Malibu stretch of highway where both Nick Nolte and Robert Downey Jr. got into trouble with the law. She survived, but with minor back injuries. One week later, her publicist announced Fonda's engagement to composer and former Oingo-Boingo member Danny Elfman. [February 2003]
Is a huge fan of Dario Argento and was supposed to be in Argento's The Stendhal Syndrome (1996).
NBC has ordered a TV pilot for the series Lipstick Jungle (2008), based on Candace Bushnell's novel. In the book, Bushnell (the writer behind Sex and the City (1998)) portrays three successful New York women, who are not looking for Mr. Big but to become their own Mr. Big. Bushnell wrote the part of the designer with Fonda in mind; however, the part went to Lindsay Price.
Named after Bridget Hayward, a step-aunt who committed suicide.
BFA in drama from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts (1986).
Her godfather was Larry Hagman.
Told Tippi Hedren, who played her mother in the straight-to-cable film Break Up (1998), that she had watched Marnie (1964) "a million times".
Christmas lingerie model for H&M [December 2001]
Visiting family in San Marino. [October 2004]
Was in an eight-year relationship with Eric Stoltz (1990-1998).
Her ancestry includes Dutch, English, Scottish, French, Irish, German, around 1/128th Italian, and remote Norwegian.
Was originally cast as Grace Harrington in Trauma (1993), but dropped out so she could star in Point of No Return (1993).
Turned down the role of Amy Archer in The Hudsucker Proxy (1994) in favour of a part in Little Buddha (1993).
Was considered for the role of Dorothy Boyd in Jerry Maguire (1996).
Was originally cast as Ellen/Dorothy Carlsson in A Kiss Before Dying (1991), but dropped out due to scheduling conflicts. She was replaced with Sean Young.
Just before her February 2003 car crash, she had been cast in the TV series The Practice (1997) as recurring character Sarah Barker. She was replaced by Teri Polo.
Former student of New York acting teacher, David Gideon.

Personal Quotes (3)

I can be pretty nasty. Not 'mean' nasty, but nasty by your parents' standards. But not by my parents' standards, because my parents were nasty for their day.
I'm afraid of making a mistake. I'm not totally neurotic, but I'm pretty neurotic about it. I'm as close to totally neurotic as you can get without being totally neurotic.
Nudity is who people are at the most interesting point of the evening, when they take off their protective layer, when no one is watching.

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