Bridget Fonda

Bridget Fonda

  • Highest Rated: 91% Scandal (1989)
  • Lowest Rated: 9% Drop Dead Fred (1991)
  • Birthday: Jan 27, 1964
  • Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA
  • The granddaughter of Henry Fonda, daughter of Peter Fonda, and niece of Jane Fonda, Bridget Fonda was to the celluloid manor born. Although her famous lineage may have initially helped her when she was starting out, she has evolved into a strong performer in her own right, noted for the grit, spirit, and complexity of her performances.Born January 27, 1964, in Los Angeles, Fonda had her first film experience at the age of five, when she accompanied her father to the set of Easy Rider. That aside, she didn't see her father much during her early years, but the two still managed to form a bond. After her parents' divorce in 1972, Fonda went to live with her mother, actress Susan Brewer, in Los Angeles. She first became involved with the theatre when she was cast in a school production of Harvey. Sustaining her interest in acting through her teenage years, Fonda went on to study drama at New York's famed Lee Strasberg Institute. Although she suffered severe stage fright during her first two years, she was able to overcome her fears, and, upon leaving the institute two years later, she began to find work on the stage.Fonda made her film debut with a non-speaking role in the 1982 comedy Partners, and it was not until 1988 that she had her first speaking role in a feature film. That year, she appeared in both You Can't Hurry Love and Shag, the latter opposite Phoebe Cates as one of a group of girls looking for a good time in Myrtle Beach. The following year, Fonda earned her first measure of acclaim with her portrayal of real-life good-time girl Mandy Rice-Davies in Michael Caton-Jones' Scandal. The combined impact of her favorably reviewed performance in that film and her lead in another 1989 film, Strapless, effectively gave Fonda a small bit of land on the Hollywood map.In the early 1990s, Fonda began to work steadily in features, starting with a small but memorable role as a reporter in The Godfather Part III (1990). She went on to star in such films as Cameron Crowe's Singles (reportedly, Crowe wrote Fonda's role specifically for her), Single White Female (1992), Bodies, Rest, and Motion (1993), Point of No Return (1993), and It Could Happen to You (1994). Having demonstrated her talents in a number of romantic comedies, the most successful being Singles and It Could Happen to You, Fonda surprised and delighted many an observer when she took on the role of a perpetually stoned, ill-fated beach bunny in Jackie Brown (1997). The following year, she portrayed another atypical character in A Simple Plan, earning raves as Bill Paxton's pregnant, increasingly crazed wife. Over the next several years, Fonda would be selective about her projects, appearing memorably in Jackie Brown, Lake Placid, and on the Chris Isaak Show.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet The Whole Shebang Val 2003
No Score Yet Snow Queen Snow Queen 2002
No Score Yet No Ordinary Baby Linda Sinclair 2001
51% Kiss of the Dragon Jessica $34.8M 2001
19% Monkeybone Julie McElroy $5M 2001
No Score Yet Delivering Milo Elizabeth 2001
14% South of Heaven, West of Hell Adalyne Dunfries 2000
46% Lake Placid Kelly 1999
40% Finding Graceland Ashley 1999
90% A Simple Plan Sarah 1998
71% Mr. Jealousy Irene 1998
No Score Yet The Break Up Jimmy Dade 1998
87% Jackie Brown Melanie 1997
14% Rough Magic Myra Shumway 1997
No Score Yet In the Gloaming Anne 1997
33% Touch Lynn Faulkner 1997
75% Grace of My Heart Kelly Porter 1996
56% City Hall Marybeth Cogan 1996
54% Balto Jenna 1995
40% Camilla Freda Lopez 1994
71% It Could Happen to You Yvonne Biasi 1994
68% Little Buddha Lisa Konrad 1994
50% Point of No Return (The Assassin) Maggie 1993
73% Army of Darkness Girlfriend 1993
52% Bodies, Rest & Motion Beth 1993
79% Singles Janet Livermore 1992
55% Single White Female Allison Jones 1992
No Score Yet Iron Maze Chris 1991
67% Doc Hollywood Nancy Lee 1991
9% Drop Dead Fred uncredited cameo 1991
68% The Godfather, Part III Grace Hamilton 1990
No Score Yet The End of Innocence Actor 1990
44% Roger Corman's Frankenstein Unbound Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin 1990
No Score Yet Leather Jackets Claudi 1990
No Score Yet Out of the Rain Jo 1990
63% Shag Melaina Buller 1989
91% Scandal Mandy Rice-Davies 1989
44% Strapless Amy Hempel 1989
No Score Yet You Can't Hurry Love Peggy Kellogg 1988
No Score Yet Gandahar (Light Years) Head/Historian 1988
50% Aria Young Lover 1988
No Score Yet Jacob Have I Loved Actor 1988
No Score Yet Partners Actor 1982

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet The Chris Isaak Show
2001-2004
Stephanie Stephanie Furst
  • 2002
No Score Yet Night Visions
2001-2002
Mary Hughes
  • 2001
100% The Larry Sanders Show
1992-1998
  • 1998

QUOTES FROM Bridget Fonda CHARACTERS

Snow Queen
Doesn't it just make your blood just run cold with joy?
Yvonne Biasi
My mom got me this job.
Melanie
Anyway, I keep that picture because, of all the fucking time I was there, thats the only picture I’ve got of me in Japan...
Louis Gara
Thats Japan. Oh. Yeah...Well... Yeah, I can... Yeah, it looks. I could tell...
Melanie
Wanna fuck?
Ordell Robbie
Goddamn girl, you gettin' high already? It's just 2 o'clock!
Melanie
[chuckling] It's that late?
Ordell Robbie
You know you smoke too much of that shit, that shit gonna rob you of your own ambition.
Melanie
Not if your ambition is to get high and watch TV...
Ordell Robbie
Oh, ya'll a couple Cheech and Chongs, huh?