Height: 5' 6"
Birth Date: 27 January 1964
Birth Place: Los Angeles California USA
Education: Westlake School for Girls Los
Angeles California, Tisch School of the Arts New
Dwight Yoakam (singer actor; dated in 1999) Eric
Stoltz (actor; together 1989-1998) Lee Drysdale
(screenwriter director; together 1986-1989)
Claim to Fame: as Allison Jones in Single
White Female (1992)
is who people are at the most interesting point of the
evening, when they take off their protective layer,
when no one is watching."
Fonda was born in Los Angeles on January 27th, 1964 to actor
Peter Fonda and Susan (Brewer) Fonda. She is the older of two
children. She was named after Bridget Hayward, who her father
was in love with at one time. She is a descendant of notable
actors, her grandfather (Henry Fonda), her aunt (Jane Fonda),
and her father (Peter Fonda). article
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1972 Peter and Susan divorced and their mother in the Coldwater
Canyon section of Los Angeles reared Bridget and her brother,
Justin. During this time the children had little contact with
their father or any of the Fonda family for that matter. Bridget
recalls in an interview that "When I was a kid, the most important
thing for me was my home..People would come and go, and things
would change, but that place wouldn't. I loved it. I want to
have that for the rest of my life. I want to have a place."
Although she came from a long line of actors, Bridget resented
the implication that acting was in her blood. She not only refused
to solicit acting tips and advice from her famous relatives,
she worked hard to learn her craft. She studied method acting
at New York University's celebrated Lee Strasberg Theatre institute
for four years. During her first two years at the theatre, she
suffered from a severe case of stage fright and self-consciousness
that were exacerbated by the extra scrutiny she experienced
because of her name. "When you've got all eyes on you, people
saying, 'She's not so hot,' you sort of with you were a nobody,"
she told a reporter for People in 1990. However, in her third
year, she learned to subordinate her concern for others' opinions
to her desire to do what she thought was best. She recalls "Once
I was able to make myself look like a fool, I was no longer
scared."After gaining work on a few theater productions and
a small time opera anthology "Aria" (1987) she landed a role
in Michael Caton-Jone's acclaimed "Scandle" in 1989. A review
in the New Yorker proclaimed she had ".a provocative, taunting
assertiveness" and Rolling Stone said that Fonda was "a comic
delight."Fonda quickly found work that same year and pumped
out two other movies, "Shag" and "Strapless". She also stared
in three television sequences: Fox's 21 Jump Street, HBO's The
Edge, and PBS's Wonder Works tale "Jacob Have I Loved".
The next few years had Bridget doing more films but were of
little consequence. In 1992 she was cast in the lead for Barbet
Schroeder's "Single White Female". Critics proclaimed Bridgets
performance as her most expressive performance to date.She has
become one of Hollywood's busiest actresses. Bridget has turned
out a fist full of movies over the past several years and has
played each character with uncanny believability. In 1993's
"Point of No Return", she convincingly essayed the virtually
unplayable part of an evening-gowned political assassin effortlessly.
She has also displayed the Fonda family predilection for razor-sharp
comic timing in such films as "Singles" (1992), "It Could Happen
to You" (1994), "and "The Road to Wellville" (1994).Her father,
Peter Fonda, believes his daughter is the most talented member
of their family including his father, whose skill Bridget has
said she aspires to attain. "I'm never completely happy with
what I do on screen," she admitted to the New York Times. "What
comes out is never as good as I think it'll be, or hope it'll
be." She also explains that "You can't count on fame or popularity."
"There are people who work their whole lives because they pace
themselves, and that's the way I want to be." With an attitude
like that it appears that we will be seeing more of Bridget
Fonda in the months and years ahead.
Crowe had her in mind when he wrote the movie Singles (1992)
Dating singer/actor Dwight Yoakam
Lived with Lee Drysdale
offered the role of "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.
Lived with Eric Stoltz
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of Henry Fonda, niece of Jane Fonda.
of Peter Fonda.
of Justin Fonda
Chosen by Empire magazine as one of the 100 Sexiest Stars
in film history (#85).
of Vanessa Vadim.
of Susan Brewer.
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."
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."
is who people are at the most interesting point of the evening,
when they take off their protective layer, when no one is