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Carrie Fisher

Carrie Frances Fisher was born on  October 26, 1956, in Beverly Hills, CA to Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher.  Carrie started appeared nightly with her mother on Vegas stages at age twelve.  And by the time she was 15 she had left high school to pursue acting.  By sixteen she was in the chorus of the Broadway revival of Irene, which starred her mother. In 1973, Fisher enrolled at London's Central School of Speech and Drama where she studied for eighteen months, then studied at Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

Carrie's public life was full of drama starting from when she was very young.  She had a reputation for being a bit of a party girl and subsequently had to receive treatment for drug addiction in 1998. That was a turning point in her life which allowed her to turn out a great novel called, "Postcards From the Edge" which later became a well-received film.  Carrie became known as a talented script doctor and writer and worked on many shows, including the Academy Awards.

Carrie Fisher was married to Paul Simon (1983 - div) - which spawned the book "Surrender the Pink" - and had a daughter, Billie Catherine (b. 1993) by Bryan Lourd (who left her for another man). Carrie has a brother, Todd Fisher; two half-sisters Joely Fisher and Tricia Leigh Fisher, and is the half-sister-in-law of Christopher Duddy (Director of Photography for Thirteen Days).

Ms. Fisher died on December 27, 2016, after suffering a heart attack on a flight, her mother, Debbie Reynolds, died on December 28, 2016. They will both be missed. ❤

Wonderwell~2019 - Hazel (released posthumously)
Star Wars: The Last Jedi~2017 - General Leia Organa (BTS photo)
Star Wars: The Force Awakens~2015 - General Leia Organa
Maps to the Stars~2014 - Carrie Fisher
Sorority Row~2009 - Mrs. Crenshaw

Fanboys~2009 - Doctor
White Lightnin'~2009 - Cilla
The Women~2008 - Bailey Smith
Heckler~2007 - Herself
Dreams on Spec~2007 - Herself
Cougar Club~2007 - Glady Goodbey
5-25-77~2007 - Janet Johnson
Suffering Man's Charity~2006 - Reporter
E-Girl~2005 - Herself
Aristocrats~2005 - Herself
In Search of Ted Demme~2005 - Herself

Rutles 2~2005 - (V)  Interviewee
Sellevision~2005 - Herself
Undiscovered~2005 - Agent
Empire of Dreams: The Story of the Star Wars Trilogy~2004 (V) Herself
Stateside~2004 - Mrs. Dubois (see Actor Connections - Film)
Wonderland~2003 - Sallie Hansen

A Midsummer Night's Rave~2002 - Mia's Mom
R2-D2: Beneath the Dome~2001 (V) - Herself (uncredited)
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back~2001 - Nun
Heartbreakers~2001 - Mrs. Surpin
These Old Broads~2001  (uncredited) - Hooker
How Harry Met Sally... ~2000 (V) -  Herself
The Best of So Graham Norton~2000 (V) - Herself
Famous~2000 - Herself
Scream 3~2000 - Bianca Burnette
The Stars of Star Wars: Interviews with the Cast~1999 (V) - Herself
The Unauthorized Star Wars Story~1999 (V) - Herself/Interviewee
Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery~1997 - uncredited Therapist
George Lucas: Heroes, Myths and Magic~1993 - Herself
This Is My Life~1992 - Claudia Curtis

Hook~1991 - Woman (right) Kissing (George Lucas) on Bridge (see Actor Connections - Film)
Soapdish~1991 - Betsy Faye Sharon
Drop Dead Fred~1991 - Janie
Sweet Revenge~1990 - Linda Williams
The 'Burbs~1989 - Carol Peterson

She's Back~1989 - Beatrice

When Harry Met Sally~1989 - Marie
Loverboy~1989 - Monica Delancy (see Actor Connections - Film)
Amazon Women on the Moon~1987 - Mary Brown 'Reckless Youth' (see Actor Connections - Film)
The Time Guardian~1987 - Petra
Hollywood Vice Squad~1986 - Betty Melton

Hannah and Her Sisters~1986 - April Knox
From Star Wars to Jedi: The Making of a Saga~1985 (V) -  (archive footage of Princess Leia)
The Man with One Red Shoe~1985 - Paula
Garbo Talks~1984 - Lisa Rolfe
Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi~1983 - Princess Leia Organa/Bounty Hunter Boushh

Under the Rainbow~1981 - Annie Clark (see Actor Connections - Film)
The Blues Brothers~1980 - Camille Dzunda (Mystery Woman) (see Actor Connections - Film)
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back~1980 - Princess Leia Organa

Mr. Mike's Mondo Video~1979 - Herself
Star Wars~1977 - Princess Leia Organa
Shampoo~1975 - Lorna

Film Script Doctor
Star Wars: The Last Jedi~2017
Star Wars~1999-2005 (prequel trilogy: The Phantom Menace: Attack of the Clones; Revenge of the Sith)
Mr. and Mrs. Smith~2005
Intolerable Cruelty~2003
Kate & Leopold~2001
Coyote Ugly~2000
Scream 3~2000
The Wedding Singer~1998
The Mirror Has Two Faces~1996
Milk Money~1994
My Girl 2~1994
Love Affair~1994
The River Wild~1994
The Last Action Hero~1993
Made in America~1993
So I Married an Axe Murderer~1993
Lethal Weapon 3~1992
Sister Act~1992

Film Screenplays
Postcards from the Edge~1990 (screenplay)
Surrender the Pink~1990 (screenplay)

Film Producer
These Old Broads~2001  (co-executive producer)

Catastrophe~2015-2017 - Mia in 1.2, 1.5, 2.1, 2.6, 3.6 (photo from ep: Foreign Baby #1.2)
Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce~2015-2016 - Cat in:
     Rule #25: Beware the Second Chance
     Rule #23: Never Lie to the Kids

Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds~2016 - Herself
Ellen~2016 - Herself
Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce~2014-2016 - Cat in:
     Rule #25: Beware the Second Chance
     Rule #23: Never Lie to the Kids
Family Guy~2005-2016 - voice of Angela/Angela as Mon Mothma in (20 episodes):
     Candy, Quahog Marshmallow; The Most Interesting Man in the World; Secondhand Spoke;
     Mom's the Word; Peter Problems; Courtship of Stewie's Father (#4.16); Jungle Love (#4.13);
QI: Christmas Special~2015 - Herself in No L (12.12)
Ellen~2015 - Herself

Alan Carr: Chatty Man~2014 - Herself
Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson~2014 - Herself 12/8/14
Legit~2014 - Angela McKinnon in Licked
The Big Bang Theory~2014 - Carrie Fisher in The Convention Conundrum
Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson~2013 - Herself 01/18/13
InnerVIEWS with Ernie Manouse~2012 - Herself (#11.4)
Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson~2012 - Herself 05/31/12
Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson~2012 - Herself 1/3/12
It's Christmas, Carol!~2012 - Eve - Carol's Boss (ghost)
Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson~2011 - Herself 05/20/11
Oprah Winfrey Show~2011 - Herself (with her mother Debbie Reynolds)
A Child's Garden of Poetry~2011 - Brother read by Carrie Fisher
Studio Q~2011 - Herself
Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson~2010 - Herself 12/07/10
ABC Australia (Kerry O'Brien Interview)~2010 - Herself
Wright vs. Wrong~2010 - Joan Harrington
Entourage~2010 - Anna Fowler in Tequila and Coke
Celebrity Ghost Stories~2009 - Herself in 1.3
AFI~2009 - Herself - Lifetime Achievement Award - George Lucas

Bring Back Star Wars~2008 - Herself
Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode II~2008 (short) - voice of Princess Leia Organa / Mon Mothma / Krayt Dragon's Mother
Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson~2008 - Herself 12/12/08
TODAY~2008 - Herself
30 Rock~2007 - Rosemary Howard in Rosemary's Baby

Side Order of Life~2007 - Dr. Gilbert in Funeral for a Phone
Weeds~2007 - Celia's divorce lawyer in The Brick Dance
The Essentials (Turner Classic Movies)~2007 - co-host with Robert Osborne March 2007
Stephen Fry: The Secret Life of the Manic Depressive~2006 - Herself
Romancing the Bride~2005 - Edwina 12/3/05
Smallville~2005 - Pauline Kahn in Thirst
Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson~2005 - Herself 8/25/05
AFI Tribute to George Lucas~2005 - Herself
Star Wars: Feel the Force~2005 - Herself
Tavis Smiley~2005 - Herself 3/9/05
The Tony Danza Show~2005 - Herself 1/11/05
The Early Show~2005 - Herself 1/11/05
Jack and Bobby~2004 - Washington Post Reporter in The First Lady (#1.5) 10/10/04
GMTV~2004 - Herself 9/17/04
Dinner for Five~2001 - Herself
     3.8 5/28/04
T4~2004 - Herself on T4 Star Wars Quiz 2/20/04
Today with Des & Mel~2004 -  Herself 2/19/04
The O'Reilly Factor~2004 -  Herself 1/22/04
In Search of Ted Demme~2004 -  Herself
Celebrity Poker Showdown~2003 (Bravo) - Herself
Homes That Made Hollywood~2003 - Host
Intimate Portrait: Penny Marshall~2003 - Herself
Conversations From the Edge with Carrie Fisher~2002  - Host
Rutles 2: Can't Buy Me Lunch~2002  - Herself
Intimate Portrait: Elizabeth Taylor~2002  - Herself
Intimate Portrait: Joely Fisher~2002 - Herself
A Nero Wolfe Mystery~2001 - Ellen Tenzer in Motherhunt: Parts 1 & 2 (# 2.4/5)
20/20~1978 - Herself  2000
Jennifer Jones: Portrait of a Lady~2001 - uncredited Herself
So Graham Norton~2000 - Herself (# 4.8)
So Graham Norton~1999 - Herself (#3.4)
Sex and the City~1998 - Herself in Sex and Another City (#3.14)
I Love 1970's~2000 - Herself in I Love 1977 (# 1.8)
So, Graham Norton~1999 - Herself (#3.4)
It's Like, You Know...~1999 - Herself in Arthur 2: on the Rocks (#2.5)

Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist~1998 - voice of Roz Katz in Thanksgiving
1997 MTV Movie Awards~1997 -  Herself - Presenter: Lifetime Achievement Award - Chewbacca
Ruby~1998/9 - Herself (#3.2, 2.12, 2.7, 1.5, 1.4)
Gun~1997 - Nancy in The Hole (#1.5)
Carrie Fisher: The Hollywood Family~1995 -  Herself

Present Tense, Past Perfect~1995 -
Science Fiction: A Journey Into the Unknown~1995 - Herself
Charlie Rose~1994 - Herself
Ellen~1994 - Herself/Gina in The Movie Show (#3.9)
Frasier~1993 - voice of Phyllis in She's the Boss (#3.1)
MTV News~1990 - Herself
Sibling Rivalry~1990 - Iris Turner-Hunter
BBC HARDtalk With Tim Sebastian~2000 - Herself
(Interview)~1995 - Herself  “George and I have a deal that I’m going to help him make the dialog easier for the new actors to say.”

Clive Anderson Talks Back~1994 - Herself (#9.12)
The Talk Show With Clive James~1992 - Herself
Arsenio~1990 - Herself (Surrender the Pink)

Trying Times~1989 - Enid in Hunger Chic
The 61st Annual Academy Awards~1989 - Herself (with Martin Short) - Presenter: Best Animated Short
Paul Reiser Out on a Whim~1988 -
Late Night with David Letterman~1983-1987 - Herself:


Hour Magazine (Gary Collins Interview)~1987 - Herself

Amazing Stories~1987 - Laurie McNamara in Gershwin's Trunk (#2.17) 3/13/87
Brian Linehan's City Lights~1986 - Herself
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color~1986 - Franny Jessup in Sunday Drive

Liberty~1986 - Emma Lazarus
From Here to Maternity~1985 - Veronica Tessich

Happily Ever After (Molly and the Skywalkers: Two Daddies?)~1985 - voice of Alice Conway

George Burns Comedy Week~1985 - "Mickey"? (Valerie Perrine's daughter) in The Couch
Frankenstein~1984 - Elizabeth

The New Show~1984 - Herself
Faerie Tale Theater~1984 - Thumbelina in Thumbelina (#3.4) 6/11/84

Unknown Interview (in Chicago)~1983/84 - Herself
The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson~1983 - Herself
Classic Creatures: Return of the Jedi~1983 - Host
Laverne & Shirley~1982 - Cathy in The Playboy Show (#8.4)

NBC Dallas (Bobbie Wygant Interview)~1980 - Herself (with Billy Dee Williams)

The Star Wars Holiday Special~1978 - Princess Leia Organa
Leave Yesterday Behind~1978 - Marnie Clarkson
Ringo~1978  - Marquine (Ringo here just starting to sing, "You're Sixteen"
The Making of 'Star Wars'~1977 - Herself
TODAY~1977 - Herself (with Mark Hamill and Harrison Ford - Gene Shalit interviewing)
WCCO TV (Bill Carlson Interview)~1977 - Herself
Mike Douglas Show~1977 - Herself 07/20/1977
Come Back, Little Sheba~1977 - Marie
Debbie Reynolds and the Sound of Children~1969 - Girl Scout

Writer TV
79th Annual Academy Awards~2007
The Best Awful~2008? - (TV series will be based on her book of the same title and will star Meg Ryan)
74th Annual Academy Awards~2002
These Old Broads~2001
Roseanne~1988 - for Arsenic and Old Mom 1997 (Fisher's mother Debbie Reynolds makes a guest appearance on this episode, as Dan's mom, and she makes Star Wars references)
69th Annual Academy Awards~1997
Carrie On Hollywood~1995
Carrie Fisher: The Hollywood Family~1995
Young Indiana Jones Chronicles, The~1992  series 'Paris, October 1916'
Young Indiana Jones Chronicles, The~1992  series 'Benares, January 1916'

Orange Cinema Adverts~2006
Orange Photo Messaging~2003

Live Appearances
St. Paul College's 10th annual Women of Substance~2006 - herself (St. Paul, Minnesota) 10/6/06
Forbidden Fruit: Readings From Banned Works of Literature~2006 - reader (Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles, CA)
Costume Designers Guild Awards~2005 - presenter (Beverly Hilton Hotel, Beverly Hills, CA)
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Wishful Drinking~2006 - herself (one-woman show) (Geffen Theatre, Los Angeles, CA)
Photo of Carrie Fisher by Axel Koester for The New York Times
The Inner Me: Mental Health Out of the Shadows~2004 - herself (Michigan Theatre, Jackson, Michigan)
Agnes of God~1982/83 - Agnes (Music Box Theatre, New York, NY)  (see Actor Connections - Theatre)
Censored Scenes from King Kong~1980 - Iris (Princess Theatre, New York, NY)
No, No Nanette~1976/7 - Nanette (Florida)
Irene~1975 - Debutante (seated on floor) (Minskoff Theatre, New York, NY)
Debbie Reynolds' Las Vegas show~1974/5 - chorus (Desert Inn, Las Vegas, NV)
Debbie Reynolds' Las Vegas show~1971 - singer (Desert Inn, Las Vegas, NV)

Music Videos
Sean Lennon's Friendly Fire - cameo in one of the animated shorts for one of the songs on the album.

Books by or about Carrie Fisher:
The Princess Diarist~2016 by Carrie Fisher
Shockaholic~2013 by Carrie Fisher
Wishful Drinking~2008 by Carrie Fisher
The Best Awful~2004 by Carrie Fisher
Delusions of Grandma~1993 by Carrie Fisher
Surrender the Pink~1990 by Carrie Fisher
Postcards From the Edge~1987 by Carrie Fisher
Hollywood Moms~  by Joyce Ostin -Photographer, Carrie Fisher (Introduction)
Sisters of the Extreme: Women Writing on the Drug Experience Including Charlotte Bronte, Louisa May Alcott, Anaïs Nin, Maya Angelou, Billie Holiday, Nina Hagen, Carrie Fisher, and Others -- by Michael Horowitz
Fast Forward: Growing Up in the Shadow of Hollywood by Lauren Greenfield

New York Times Online: T Style Magazine~2005 - Fisher takes a trip to Newfoundland with Meg Ryan. 9/25/05

Video Games
Star Wars: Battlefront~2004 - film footage of Princess Leia Organa
Super Star Wars: Return of the Jedi~1994  - Princess Leia Organa

Awards, Honors, and Nominations
Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films (Saturn):
Rec'd 1989 President's Award
Nom 1984 Best Actress for Star Wars: Return of the Jedi
Rec'd 1978 Best Actress - Science Fiction for Star Wars
Apex Award:
Nom 1990 Adapted Screenplay - Comedy Postcards From the Edge
BAFTA (UK) Awards:
Nom 1991 Best Adapted Screenplay Postcards From the Edge
Fennecus Awards:
Nom 2000 Actress in a cameo role Scream 3
Rec'd 1997 Actress in a cameo role Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery
Nom 1991  Actress in a Limited Role Drop Dead Fred
Nom 1990 Screenplay for Postcards From the Edge
LA Pen Award:
Rec'd 1989-90 Best First Novel Postcards From the Edge
National Television Advertising Awards:
Nom 2004 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Commercial for a series of Orange ads
Apex Award:
Nom 1990 Adapted Screenplay - Comedy Postcards From the Edge

2007 - poll - All time favorite nerd crush: Princess Leia

Owned a small parcel of land on the Moon.

Was once considered for the role of Betty Rizzo in the film production of Grease. That role ultimately went to Stockard Channing who was most recently seen as Abbey Bartlet on West Wing.

James Blunt (musician) recorded some demos (including the song Goodbye My Lover) for his new album "Back to Bedlam" in Ms. Fisher's bathroom:
From MSNBC: Rumor has it that you recorded “Goodbye My Lover” in actress Carrie Fisher’s bathroom in Los Angeles. How did that come about?
I met her through my ex-girlfriend, and I rented a room off Carrie. She had an upright piano in her bathroom, though really it does not take up too much room. We did not have the right kind of piano in the studio, and “Goodbye My Lover” is a very special song and to try and get back to the meaning of the song, I wanted to get out of the studio. Late at night we set up a studio in the bathroom, and we got into the song more. I was over the moon with the outcome.

2005 - The Sun (Sexiest Ever Super Heroine poll) #8 (as Princess Leia) at %5 of the votes.

Was once engaged to Dan Akroyd.

Was once saved from choking (on a Brussels Sprout) by Dan Akroyd.

The character of Princess Leia (played by Carrie Fisher) was named 4th sexiest Sci-Fi Babe by movie magazine Film Review

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