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Frances Fisher

Frances Fisher was born in Milford-On-Sea, England, the daughter of an international construction supervisor. Her family lived all over the world (Columbia, Canada, France, Brazil, Turkey, Italy and the U.S.) before she finished her schooling in Texas. Attracted to the theatre, she eventually moved to New York City and studied with Stella Adler and Lee Strasberg. Fisher was one of the last three actors chosen by Strasberg to be a member of the Actors' Studio before he passed on. Fisher spent years playing leading roles in over thirty productions, regional, Off-Broadway and Off-Off-Broadway. Her favourite productions include: Fool For Love, Desire Under the Elms, Cat On a Hot Tin Roof and A Midsummer Night's Dream. During this time she also had long-running roles in the television soaps The Edge of Night and The Guiding Light.

Fisher is perhaps best known for her starring role (as Ruth DeWitt Bukater) in the Oscar-winning mega blockbuster Titanic (for which Fisher received a Screen Actors Guild nomination for Best Ensemble Cast).

Fisher's additional feature film credits include The Stars Fell on Henrietta; Female Perversions; Clint Eastwood's True Crime, and his Oscar-winning Unforgiven; Paul Schrader's Patty Hearst; and Henry Jaglom's Babyfever and Can She Bake A Cherry Pie.

Fisher recently won a DramaLogue Award for her work in Caryl Churchill's Three More Sleepless Nights and is currently working with Joan Tewkesbury on an expanded version of Jammed, her one-woman show which Fisher debuted to critical acclaim at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 1997.

Fisher's recent screen credits include the ABC telefeature Audrey Hepburn (as Audrey's mother, co-starring with Jennifer Love-Hewitt); Tom Rice's The Rising Place and Vadim Perelman's House of Sand and Fog.

She is currently filming the HBO/Killer Films production, Mrs. Harris, opposite Annette Bening.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2004.
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Frances Fisher Facts

BirthdayMay 11, 1952 (70)
BirthplaceMilford On-Sea, England, United Kingdom
Height5' 4" (1m63)  How tall is Frances Fisher compared to you?

Selected Filmography

An American Girl Story
The Kingdom
Unleashing Mr. Darcy
The Host
Laws of Attraction
Here's to Good Friends
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