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Carrie Fisher

Since her feature debut opposite Warren Beatty in Shampoo in 1975, Carrie has been a compelling force in the film industry. She attained international recognition as Princess Leia, a role that made her a cultural icon, in the box office sensation Star Wars and the smash hit sequels The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi.

Other acting credits include The Blues Brothers, Garbo Talks, The Man With One Red Shoe, Hannah And Her Sisters, The Burbs, This Is My Life, When Harry Met Sally and Austin Powers.

On the literary front, Fisher became a sensation with The New York Times best seller, Postcards From The Edge, for which she won the Los Angeles Pen Award for Best First Novel. Two additional best selling novels Surrender The Pink and Delusions Of Grandma followed.

She is working simultaneously on her fourth novel, and has just completed production on a new film; a comedy for ABC Pictures entitled These Old Broads, starring her mother, Debbie Reynolds, Elizabeth Taylor, Shirley MacLaine and Joan Collins. These Old Broads premiered on February 12, 2001 on ABC-TV.

Fisher has recently begun writing a screenplay adaptation for Jerry Bruckheimer entitled, Confessions Of A Shopaholic, and has completed one of the next installments of HBO Pictures Emmy Award winning series If These Walls Could Talk 3. Fisher has written two screenplays based on her best sellers: Postcards From The Edge, which starred Meryl Streep and Shirley MacLaine, and the upcoming Surrender The Pink. She has also been commissioned to write an original screenplay for Columbia Pictures.

As if that's not enough, she continues to be one of the most sought-after script doctors in Hollywood.


Note: This profile was written in or before 2003.

Carrie Fisher Facts

Birth NameCarrie Frances Fisher
OccupationActress
BirthdayOctober 21, 1956 (61)
SignLibra
BirthplaceBeverly Hills, California, USA
Height5' 1" (1m55)  How tall is Carrie Fisher compared to you?

Selected Filmography

Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Star Wars: A New Hope
Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back
Star Wars: Return of the Jedi
Star Wars Trilogy Episodes IV-VI
Star Wars: The Complete Saga
The Burbs
Soapdish
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