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How much is Jodie Foster’s net worth?

Jodie Foster is an actor, director, and producer with an estimated net value of 100 million dollars. Jodie Foster is part of a unique group of actors. The group is known as “Child Stars Who Actually Grew Up To Be Healthy Adults”. A child-star who was able to get through the teenage years without a lot of trouble and graduated from Yale University, and has had a great career as both an actor as well as a director. According to all reports the time she spent at Yale were among the most challenging.

This wasn’t due to her schedule or academic work, but because numerous crazy fans were able to gain access to her on a college campus. One of the Most “famous” of these fans, John Hinckley, Jr. followed her around while she was a student and eventually attempted to assassinate the president of the time Ronald Reagan in order to impress her. When she graduated from her college degree, she was unsure whether she’d like to continue acting and decided to go on.

It was a wise choice for her, since she went to be the recipient of 2 Academy Awards, two Golden Globes as well as an BAFTA as well as an SAG Award, and this last year, she won an award called the Cecil B. Demille Award at the Golden Globes. The child actor who got her debut Academy Award nomination when she was 13 years old was able becoming one of the most consistent bankable female stars.

Her notable films include “The Accused,” “The Silence of the Lambs,” and “Nell,” among other films. As director, her credits include “Little Man Tate,” “Home for the Holidays,” “The Beaver,” and “Money Monster,” as and scenes from”Orange is the New Black,” a Netflix program “Orange is the New Black.”

The Beginning of Life as well Career Beginnings

Jodie Foster was born Alicia Christian Foster on November 19th, 1962 at Los Angeles, California. She was the eldest child born to Evelyn and Lucius who had separated prior to her birth. Foster is from Irish, English, and German heritage and is an ancestor to Mayflower passengers John Alden. Foster has three full siblings, Lucinda, Constance, and Lucius and three half-brothers who were born from her father’s previous marriage.

An exceptionally gifted child, Foster began reading when she was three years old. At the same time she started her professional career by appearing in an Coppertone commercial on television. This led to more commercial appearances, leading to a brief role on sitcom “Mayberry R.F.D.” in 1968. Foster was later to appear on more than 50 TV shows in the following years.

Among her most notable credits are regular roles in the comedy series “The Courtship of Eddie’s Father” and “Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice.” In film, Foster made her debut in the movie “Napoleon and Samantha.” After that, she landed performances as a character in “Kansas City Bomber,” “One Little Indian,” “Tom Sawyer,” and Martin Scorsese’s “Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore.”

To further her education, Foster went to the French-language preparatory school Lycee Francais de Los Angeles and was valedictorian in the year 1980. Then, she attended Yale University with a major in African-American literature. She graduated as a magna cum loupe in the year 1985.

The Teenage Movie

in 1976 Foster came back together and Martin Scorsese for “Taxi Driver,” in which she made her first performance as the child prostitute Iris Steensma. It was a huge success, and won the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival. In addition, Foster received numerous plaudits for her performance as well as an initial Academy Award nomination.

Foster was a young actress who appeared in four other films in the year 1976 which included”The family thriller “Echoes of a Summer,” the musical comedy starring gangsters “Bugsy Malone,” the thriller “The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane,” and the Disney fantasy “Freaky Friday.” In the aftermath of this pivotal year, Foster spent nine months living in France and starred in the movie “Moi, flour bleue.” Foster then appeared on”Casotto,” the Italian film comedy “Casotto” and the Disney family-friendly adventures “Candleshoe.”

Film Careers during the 1980s and 1990s

Foster began to transition into more adult role in the late 1980s. Her credits at the beginning of the decade comprised “Foxes,” “Carny,” “O’Hara’s Wife,” “Svengali,” “The Hotel New Hampshire,” and “The Blood of Others.” Then she landed parts as a character in “Mesmerized,” “Five Corners,” “Siesta,” and “Stealing Home.” Foster’s breakthrough in acting as an adult occurred in the film “The Accused,” in which she played a survivor of a sexual assault seeking justice. In recognition of the role she played, she was awarded an Academy Award for Best Actress.

Following her appearance in 1990’s “Catchfire,” Foster gave her most famous and acclaimed character in the thriller of 1991 “The Silence of the Lambs.” Foster was FBI student Clarice Starling. She works with an inmate serial killer Hannibal Lecter to track down another serial killer at large. The film was among the biggest critical and commercial achievements of the year. it won 5 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Actor for Anthony Hopkins, and another Best Actress honor for Foster. In 1990, Foster was the first director she directed through “Little Man Tate,” in which she was also the lead. In 1995 Foster produced “Home for the Holidays.” Other notable credits for Foster in the 90s were “Sommersby,” “Maverick,” “Nell,” “Contact,” and “Anna and the King.”

Additional Film Career

In the beginning of 2000, Foster was in “The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys” as well as “Panic Room.” In the following year, she appeared on the set of 2004’s French production “A Very Long Engagement,” she was praised for her roles in the three thrillers “Flightplan,” “Inside Man,” and “The Brave One.” In the following year, Foster was in the family-friendly adventure film “Nim’s Island.”

Foster concentrated on her career as a director in the decade of 2010. The film she directed was “The Beaver,” in which she also played Mel Gibson. Foster was later the director of the criminal film “Money Monster,” starring George Clooney and Julia Roberts. Her other credits as an actor over her career include “Carnage,” “Elysium,” “Hotel Artemis,” and “The Mauritanian.” In recognition of her accomplishments, Foster received the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 70th Golden Globe Awards in 2013.

TV Directing

Beyond the cinema, Foster has directed a several episodes of popular television shows. From 2013 until 2014 she directed two seasons of Netflix streaming program “Orange is the New Black,” which earned her the Emmy Award nomination for her work. In the following years she directed episodes of another two Netflix shows including the thriller about politics “House of Cards” and the science-fiction series “Black Mirror.” In the year 2020, Foster directed an episode of a different science-fiction show, “Tales from the Loop.”

John Hinckley Incident

When she was a freshman in Yale during the late 1980s, Foster was stalked by the name of John W. Hinckley Jr. who was obsessed with her following the show “Taxi Driver.” In March of 1981 Hinckley attempted unsuccessfully to assassinate President Ronald Reagan in an attempt to “impress” Foster. The event was extensively reported by the media, and Foster was then escorted on the campus with bodyguards.


The year 1993 was when Foster started a romance with the producer Cydney Bernard whom she met during making “Sommersby.” Both of them had sons prior to breaking up in 2008. Then, in 2014. Foster married photographer and actress Alexandra Hedison.

Salary Per Film

In the peak of her career in the mid-1990s and the mid the 2000s Jodie was able to earn over 100 million dollars in basic film salary by herself. The highest-paying movies include five million dollars for “Maverick”, $9.5 million for “Nell” (that includes a producer’s fee of $5 million) and $9 million from “Contact”, $15 million for “Anna and the King” and $12 million to “Panic Room”, $13 million for “Flightplan” and $15 million for “The Brave One”.

Real Estate

In 2012, Jodie invested $11.75 million to buy the largest home situated in Beverly Hills. The property was listed to be sold during March 2019, for $16 million. Jodie previously resided in an apartment worth $6 million not away from the property. In April 2019, Jodie bought the mansion to a buyer for $14.9 million.

In 2005 Jodie paid $2.25 million for a home in Calabasas, California. It’s believed that Jodie’s mom lived in the home until her death in the year 2019. Jodie offered the house to be sold in May 2020 for $2.85 million.

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