Carrie Fisher Biography

Carrie Fisher Biography

Carrie Frances Fisher an American screenwriter, novelist and actress was born on 21st October, 1956 in Beverly Hills, California. Carrie is well known for her depiction of Princess Leia in original Star Wars trilogy.

Born: 21 Oct 1956 at Beverly Hills, California
Height: 5' 1"
Spouse: Paul Simon (1983 - 1984)
Children: Billie Catherine Lourd
Parents: Debbie Reynolds · Eddie Fisher
Siblings: Todd Fisher · Joely Fisher · Tricia Leigh Fisher

Early Life

Carrie Fisher father’s name is Eddie Fisher who is a singer and mother’s name Debbie Reynolds who is an actress. Carrie Fisher sisters are artists Tricia Leigh Fisher and Joely Fisher. Her grandparents were Jewish colonist from Russia.

When Carrie Fisher was mere two years old, her parents separated with each other and after some time Carrie Fisher father wedded with an artist Elizabeth Taylor. After one year, Carrie Fisher mother wedded with shoe amass chain holder Harry Karl. And it was unspecified from a premature age that Carrie Fisher would join into family trade; Carrie Fisher began emerging with her mom in Las Vegas at the age of 12. Carrie Fisher joined Beverly Hills High School and after it Carrie Fisher admitted Central School of Speech and Drama in London, England. But Carrie Fisher departed to link her mother on the street. Carrie Fisher emerged as a singer and debutante in the smash Broadway revitalization Irene (1973) starring her mother.

Career Graph


Carrie Fisher enrolled at the London's Central School of Speech and Drama, which Carrie Fisher presented for about 18 months. Carrie Fisher produced her movie debut in Columbia humor Shampoo (1975) starring Goldie Hawn, Julie Christie and Warren Beatty with Jack Warden and Lee Grant. In 1977, Carrie Fisher starred as the Princess Leia Organa in George Lucas' sci-fi film Star Wars contrary Harrison Ford and Mark Hamill, a fraction Carrie Fisher alleges to have acquired through sleeping “with some nerd”.

The great achievement of Star Wars crafts Carrie Fisher internationally famous. The personality of the Princess Leia became the merchandising achievement; there were undersized plastic action forms of princess in the toy stores across the U.S.

Carrie Fisher emerged as the Princess Leia in 1978 made-for-TV movie, The Star Wars Holiday Special. Carrie Fisher hosted Saturday Night Live event that comprised the second one presentation through Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi as their admired Blues Brothers characters.

Carrie Fisher emerged in the melody video for the Ringo Starr's envelop of "You're Sixteen" as a love attention in 1978 on the Ringo's TV special of that year.


Later Carrie Fisher emerged in The Blues Brothers film in the cameo role as the Joliet Jake's unforgiving ex-lover, programmed in the tributes as "Mystery Woman." Carrie emerged on the Broadway in Censored Scenes From King Kong in 1980. and that year, Carrie Fisher emerged again as the Princess Leia in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back. Carrie Fisher created her third and last look as Leia in the sequence in Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi. And after that look wearing a gold metal bikini which almost instantly rose to the pop traditions icon status Carrie Fisher became the Sex symbol for the limited period. Later Carrie Fisher appeared in the film The Man with One Red Shoe. Carrie Fisher appeared in Woody Allen movie Hannah and her Sisters in 1986.

In the year of 1987, Carrie Fisher published her primary novel, Postcards from the Edge. And the manuscript was semi-autobiographical in the logic that Carrie Fisher fictionalized and satirized real life events such as her drug addiction of late 1970s. And it became also a bestseller; Carrie Fisher achieved the Los Angeles Pen Award for Best First Novel. Carrie Fisher played the major supporting character in When Harry Met Sally in 1989. And in 1989, Carrie played contrary to Tom Hanks as his spouse in The Burbs.


And in the year of 1990, Columbia Pictures unconfined a movie edition of Postcards from the Edge, modified for the display through Carrie Fisher and starring Dennis Quaid, Shirley McLain, and Meryl Streep. Carrie Fisher also emerged in the film Drop Dead Fred in 1991. And in 1997, Carrie Fisher emerged as the therapist in Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery. For the period of 1990s Carrie Fisher published the stories Surrender the Pink (1991) and Delusions of Grandma (1993).


In 2001, Carrie Fisher played a nun in Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back and co-wrote TV comic movie These Old Broads (2001). It started her mother, Debbie Reynolds, in addition to Shirley McLain, Joan Collins, and Elizabeth Taylor.

Moreover writing and acting works, Carrie Fisher is considered the script doctors in the Hollywood, running on screenplays of new writers.

Carrie Fisher plays Peter Griffin's chief on animated sitcom Family Guy and emerged in the book of snaps titled Hollywood Moms (2001) for which Carrie wrote the prologue. Carrie Fisher published the Suzanne Vale sequel tale, The Best Awful There Is in the year of 2004.

Carrie Fisher wrote and presented in her one-woman drama "Wishful Drinking" at the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles from 7th November, 2006, to 14th January, 2007. And her performance played at Berkeley Repertory Theater during April, 2008. And "Wishful Drinking" played at the Hartford Stage in August of 2008 previous to going on to Arena Stage in Washington, DC in September of 2008 and also Boston in October of 2008.

Recently Carrie Fisher connected with Turner Classic Movies host Robert Osborne on the Saturday evenings for The Essentials with revealing and amusing conversation on the Hollywood’s best movies. On 25th October, 2007, Carrie Fisher guest-starred on the 30 Rock for "Rosemary's Baby" period 4 of season 2 for which Carrie got an Emmy Award nomination. On 28th April, 2008 Carrie was a caller on Deal or No Deal.

Private Life

Carrie Fisher was wedded with the musician Paul Simon. During their wedding, Carrie Fisher emerged in Simons music video for the track "Rene and Georgette Magritte with Their Dog after the War". Carrie is referred to several of Simon’s songs, consists of "Allergies", "She Moves On", "Graceland", and "Hearts and Bones".

Afterward, Carrie Fisher had an association with Creative Artists Agency major and an agent Bryan Lourd. And they had mere one kid, Billie Catherine Lourd. And they separated after some time. And then Carrie Fisher was attached for an instance to Senator Christopher Dodd and for a short time Carrie Fisher was engaged with Dan Aykroyd. Carrie dated broadcast journalist Bob Tur in 2004-2005.

Carrie Fisher has depicted herself as an "enthusiastic agnostic who would be happy to be shown that there is a God.” Carrie Fisher was elevated Protestant and frequently joins Jewish Services.


Year Title Role
1975 Shampoo Lorna Carp
1977 Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope Princess Leia Organa
1977 Come Back, Little Sheba Marie
1978 Ringo Marquine
1978 Leave Yesterday Behind Marnie Clarkson
1978 Star Wars Holiday Special Princess Leia Organa
1980 Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back Princess Leia Organa
1980 The Blues Brothers Mystery Woman
1981 Under the Rainbow Annie Clark
1982 Laverne & Shirley Cathy
1983 Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi Princess Leia Organa
1984 Faerie Tale Theatre Thumbelina
1984 Garbo Talks Lisa Rolfe
1984 Frankenstein Elizabeth
1985 From Here to Maternity Veronica
1985 The Man with One Red Shoe Paula
1985 George Burns Comedy Week  
1985 Happily Ever After Alice Conway
1986 Hannah and Her Sisters April
1986 Hollywood Vice Squad Betty Melton
1986 Liberty Emma Lazarus
1986 Sunday Drive Franny Jessup
1987 Amazing Stories Laurie McNamara
1987 Amazon Women on the Moon Mary Brown
1987 The Time Guardian Petra
1988 Appointment with Death Nadine Boynton
1989 The 'burbs Carol Peterson
1989 Loverboy Monica Delancy
1989 Two Daddies Alice Conway
1989 She's Back Beatrice
1989 When Harry Met Sally... Marie
1989 Trying Times Enid
1990 Sweet Revenge Linda
1990 Sibling Rivalry Iris Turner-Hunter
1991 Drop Dead Fred Janie
1991 Soapdish Betsy Faye Sharon
1991 Hook Woman kissing on bridge
1992 This Is My Life Claudia Curtis
1994 Super Star Wars: Return of the Jedi Princess Leia
1995 Present Tense, Past Perfect  
1995 Frasier Phyllis
1997 Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery Therapist
1997 Gun Nancy
1998 Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist Roz Katz
1999 Return of the Ewok  
2000 Scream 3 Bianca
2000 Sex and the City Herself
2001 These Old Broads Hooker
2001 Heartbreakers Ms. Surpin
2001 Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back Nun
2002 A Midsummer Night's Rave  
2002 A Nero Wolfe Mystery Ellen Tenzer
2003 Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle Mother Superior
2003 Wonderland Sally Hansen
2003 Good Morning, Miami Judy Silver
2004 Stateside Mrs. Dubois
2004 Jack & Bobby Madison Skutcher
2005 Undiscovered Carrie
2005 Smallville Pauline Kahn
2005 Romancing the Bride Edwina
2005–present Family Guy Angela
2007 Suffering Man's Charity Reporter
2007 Cougar Club Glady Goodbey
2007 Odd Job Jack Dr. Finch
2007 Weeds Celia's attorney
2007 Side Order of Life Dr. Gilbert
2007 30 Rock Rosemary Howard
2008 The Women Bailey Smith
2009 Fanboys Doctor
2008 Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode II Princess Leia, Mon Mothma, Krayt Dragon's Mother
2008 Bring Back... Star Wars Herself
2009 White Lightnin' Cilla
2009 Sorority Row Mrs. Crenshaw
2010 Wright vs. Wrong Joan Harrington
2010 Entourage Anna Fowler
2010 Family Guy Mon Mothma
2010 A Quiet Word With Herself
2011 The Talk Herself
2012 It's Christmas, Carol! Eve
2012 Dishonored Loudspeaker
2012 Comedy Central Roast Herself
2014 Maps to the Stars Herself
2014 The Big Bang Theory Herself
2014 QI Herself
2015 Star Wars: Episode VII Princess Leia Organa Solo


"People see me and they squeal like tropical birds or seals stranded on the beach."
- Carrie Fisher

"I am mentally ill. I can say that. I am not ashamed of that. I survived that, I'm still surviving it, but bring it on. Better me than you."
- Carrie Fisher

"I enjoy taking jobs that make fun of me - or me as Princess Leia, or me as the writer, or whatever, as some idea."
- Carrie Fisher

"Everything is negotiable. Whether or not the negotiation is easy is another thing."
- Carrie Fisher

"Mistakes are a drag, because you get in the area of regret and self-pity."
- Carrie Fisher

"Instant gratification takes too long."
- Carrie Fisher