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Bridget Fonda
Bridget Fonda.jpg
Bridget Fonda at the 2001 Cannes Film Festival
Born
Bridget Jane Fonda

(1964-01-27) January 27, 1964 (age 55)
Alma materNew York University
OccupationActress, singer
Years active1969–2002
Spouse(s)
Danny Elfman (m. 2003)
Children1
Parent(s)Peter Fonda
Susan Brewer
RelativesHenry Fonda (paternal grandfather)
Frances Ford Seymour (paternal grandmother)
Jane Fonda (paternal aunt)
Troy Garity (paternal first cousin)

Bridget Jane Fonda (born January 27, 1964)[citation needed] is an American actress. She is known for her roles in The Godfather Part III (1990), Single White Female (1992), Singles (1992), Point of No Return (1993), It Could Happen to You (1994) and Jackie Brown (1997). She is the daughter of Peter Fonda, niece of Jane Fonda and granddaughter of Henry Fonda.

Fonda was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress for playing Mandy Rice-Davies in the 1989 film Scandal and provided the voice for Jenna in the 1995 animated feature film Balto. She received an Emmy Award nomination for the 1997 TV film In the Gloaming, and a second Golden Globe Award nomination for the 2001 TV film No Ordinary Baby.

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With her quick wit, girl-next-door vibe, and a last name that screams "Hollywood legacy," big-screen glory seemed a certainty for Bridget Fonda. And from the late '80s into the '90s, Fonda's career was the very definition of glorious. Then... she disappeared. Since 2002, Fonda hasn't appeared in a single film or TV show. If you're among the many fans wondering where she went, don't worry: we dug up a few answers for you. Too much, too soon Fonda's family name all but demanded a big-screen breakthrough, and Fonda definitely made the most of her time in the spotlight. Between 1987 and 1998, she consistently made three to four films a year—more than 30 in all. With that sort of workload it's easy to imagine that Fonda simply burned out. And who could blame her? Fonda was basically working nonstop for 11 straight years. We can only imagine the effect it had on her. The 'it girl' problem With roles in the hit thriller Single White Female and the acclaimed Cameron Crowe dramedy Singles—plus cameos in films like 1992's Army Of Darkness—it looked like there was no genre she couldn't handle. And she could draw solid box-office numbers too—Single White Female alone made nearly $50 million upon release. With that sort of success, Fonda's "it girl" status was unavoidable. While Fonda continued to work steadily in the years that followed, her momentum slowed during the late '90s—and as many other stars can attest, once your career cools off, it's hard to heat it up again. Monkeybone The crowded schedule Fonda maintained at her peak may actually help explain some of her more questionable career choices—none of which proved quite as questionable as 2001's Monkeybone. Pitched as a madcap action/animation/comedy mashup, it probably sounded like a risk worth taking for Fonda; unfortunately, it proved to be three things that Hollywood just won't tolerate—expensive, difficult to market, and almost unwatchable. Monkeybone tanked at the box office, and although she wasn't blamed for its poor performance, it remains one of Fonda's last few big-screen efforts to date. TV didn't pan out Television producers pursued Fonda for years—in fact, she actually turned down the lead role on Ally McBeal in 1999 so she could focus on making movies. It's tough to second guess that decision—Ally McBeal ended quietly after five seasons, and didn't exactly set its lead, Calista Flockhart, on the path to film stardom. But Fonda's own television efforts didn't really pan out, either. She took a supporting role in the Chris Isaak Show, and appeared in the TV movies No Ordinary Baby and Snow Queen. The latter release premiered in December of 2002, and Fonda hasn't appeared in a film or television project since. Family shadow We can't imagine it was an easy decision for Fonda to walk away from acting. After all, when your father is legendary actor Peter Fonda, your grandfather is legendary actor Henry Fonda, and your aunt is legendary actor Jane Fonda, a career in Hollywood might seem like more of a birthright than a career choice. But legacies also come with expectations, and when your family has as many heavy hitters as the Fonda clan, those expectations are essentially tripled. Though Bridget undeniably had a solid career, it was hardly the stuff of legend—and sometimes it's tough to break out of your family shadow. Married life The vagaries of Hollywood aside, Fonda had another personal reason to stop looking for roles: her relationship with composer Danny Elfman. Shortly after a 2003 car crash left Fonda with a fractured vertebrae, the actress announced her engagement to the former Oingo Boingo frontman. After they married in 2003, she spent time helping him raise his children from a previous relationship, and the pair welcomed their own son, Oliver, in 2005. Fonda has maintained a low profile since. Never too late Who's to say that Bridget Fonda won't find her way back to the red carpet one day? Hollywood loves a good comeback, and for proof, look no further than Bridget's own father. Peter Fonda spent the better part of the '70s, '80s, and '90s toiling away in B-movies. He didn't break back into Hollywood's good graces until his Oscar-nominated turn in 1997's Ulee's Gold. In this new golden age of television, we'd like to think Bridget's road back would be a little easier, and a challenging supporting role on a great Netflix or Amazon series might be just the ticket to get her back in front of cameras. Thanks for watching! Click the Looper icon to subscribe to our YouTube channel. Plus check out all this cool stuff we know you'll love, too!

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Early life

Fonda was born in Los Angeles, California,[citation needed] to a family of actors, including her grandfather Henry Fonda, father Peter Fonda (1940–2019), and her aunt Jane Fonda. Her mother, Susan Jane Brewer, is an artist.[1] She is named after actress Margaret Sullavan's daughter Bridget Hayward. Her maternal grandmother, Mary Sweet, married businessman Noah Dietrich.[2]

Bridget's parents divorced and Peter married Portia Rebecca Crockett (former wife of author Thomas McGuane). Peter and Portia raised Bridget, her brother Justin, and older stepbrother Thomas McGuane Jr. in the Coldwater Canyon section of Los Angeles, as well as in Paradise Valley, south of Livingston, Montana.[3] Fonda attended Westlake School for Girls in Los Angeles.

Career

Fonda became involved with the theatre when she was cast in a school production of Harvey. She studied method acting at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute as part of New York University's Tisch School of the Arts acting program[4] and graduated from NYU in 1986.[5]

Earlier, she had made her film debut at the age of five in the 1969 movie Easy Rider as a child in the hippie commune that Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper visit on their trek across the United States.[6] Her second (non-speaking) part was in the 1982 comedy Partners. In 1988, she got her first substantial film role in Scandal. That same year she appeared in You Can't Hurry Love and Shag.

Her breakthrough role was as a journalist in The Godfather Part III. After gaining additional work experience in a few theater productions she was cast in the lead in Barbet Schroeder's Single White Female, followed by a role in Cameron Crowe's ensemble comedy Singles (both 1992).

She starred in 1993's Point of No Return, an American remake of the 1990 French film Nikita. A review in The New Yorker cited her "provocative, taunting assertiveness". In 1997, she was on the same flight as Quentin Tarantino when he offered her the part of Melanie in Jackie Brown, which she undertook. She starred in Lake Placid (1999). She was also reportedly offered the lead, eponymous role in the television series Ally McBeal but turned it down to concentrate on her film career.[7]

She starred with Jet Li in the action thriller film Kiss of the Dragon in 2001, played the title role in the TV movie Snow Queen in 2002 and has not appeared in films since then.[8]

Personal life

In 1986, Bridget met Eric Stoltz and, in 1990, they began dating. The relationship ended after eight years.[9]

On February 27, 2003, she suffered a serious car crash in Los Angeles that caused a fracture in her vertebra.[10] In March of the same year, she became engaged to soundtrack composer and former Oingo Boingo frontman Danny Elfman, and they married in November.[11] They have a son named Oliver.[12]

Filmography

Film

Year Title Role Notes
1969 Easy Rider Child in Commune Uncredited[13]
1987 Aria Lover Segment: "Liebestod"
1988 You Can't Hurry Love Peggy Kellogg
1988 Gandahar Head / Historian Voice dub (English version)
1989 Scandal Mandy Rice-Davies
1989 Shag Melaina
1989 Strapless Amy Hempel
1990 Frankenstein Unbound Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin
1990 The Godfather Part III Grace Hamilton
1991 Iron Maze Chris Sugita
1991 Drop Dead Fred Annabella Uncredited
1991 Out of the Rain Jo
1991 Doc Hollywood Nancy Lee Nicholson
1992 Leather Jackets Claudi
1992 Single White Female Allison Jones
1992 Singles Janet Livermore
1992 Army of Darkness Linda (uncredited cameo)
1993 Bodies, Rest & Motion Beth
1993 Point of No Return Maggie Hayward / Claudia Anne Doran / Nina
1993 Little Buddha Lisa Conrad
1994 It Could Happen to You Yvonne Biasi
1994 The Road to Wellville Eleanor Lightbody
1994 Camilla Freda Lopez
1995 Rough Magic Myra Shumway
1995 Balto Jenna Voice role
1996 City Hall Marybeth Cogan
1996 Grace of My Heart Kelly Porter
1997 Touch Lynn Marie Faulkner
1997 Mr. Jealousy Irene
1997 Jackie Brown Melanie Ralston
1998 Break Up Jimmy Dade
1998 Finding Graceland Ashley
1998 A Simple Plan Sarah
1999 Lake Placid Kelly Scott
2000 South of Heaven, West of Hell Adalyne Dunfries
2001 Delivering Milo Elizabeth
2001 Monkeybone Dr. Julie McElroy
2001 Kiss of the Dragon Jessica Kamen
2001 The Whole Shebang Val Bazinni

Television

Year Title Role Notes
1989 Jacob Have I Loved Louise Bradshaw Television film (WonderWorks)
1989 21 Jump Street Molly 'Moho' Chapman Episode: "Blinded by the Thousand Points of Light"
1989 The Edge Dorite Unsold TV pilot (HBO)
1997 In the Gloaming Anne Television film (HBO)
2001 Night Visions Mary Episode: "The Occupant"
2001 No Ordinary Baby Linda Sanclair Television film (Lifetime)
2002 The Chris Isaak Show Stephanie Furst 4 episodes
2002 Snow Queen Snow Queen Television film (Hallmark)

Award nominations

References

  1. ^ "Bridget Fonda profile at". Filmreference.com. Retrieved May 29, 2012.
  2. ^ "Urban Cinefile FONDA, PETER : Ulee's Gold". Retrieved April 10, 2016.
  3. ^ Haldeman, Peter (November 30, 2003). "Peter Fonda's Easy Ride". Architectural Digest. Retrieved September 19, 2018.
  4. ^ "Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute". Retrieved May 14, 2016.
  5. ^ "Bridget Fonda biography". TV Guide. Retrieved April 2, 2011.
  6. ^ Riley, Sam (2010). Star Struck: An Encyclopedia of Celebrity Culture. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO. p. 110. ISBN 9780313358128. Retrieved June 19, 2016.
  7. ^ "Pictures of Bridget Fonda". Aclasscelebs.com. January 27, 1964. Archived from the original on May 23, 2012. Retrieved May 29, 2012.
  8. ^ Phillips, Patrick. "The real reason you don't hear from Bridget Fonda anymore". Looper.com.
  9. ^ unknown (July 13, 1998). "Fonda Memory: Actors Bridget Fonda and Eric Stoltz End Their Eight Year of Unwedded Bliss". People Magazine. Retrieved April 8, 2011.
  10. ^ https://nypost.com/2003/02/28/bridget-fonda-survives-car-wreck-ordeal/
  11. ^ Steven W. Silverman (December 4, 2003). "PASSAGES: Bridget Fonda's Boingo Wedding". People Magazine. Retrieved April 8, 2011.
  12. ^ "CHRISTMAS PARTY CHEZ FONDA/ELFMAN (Bridget and Danny)  - Jane Fonda". Retrieved April 10, 2016.
  13. ^ "Sunday Classics: "Easy Rider"". atthecinema.net. Archived from the original on April 12, 2016. Retrieved April 13, 2016.
  14. ^ "Bridget Fonda Emmy Nominated". Emmys.com. Retrieved May 29, 2012.

Further reading

External links

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