Currently alive, at 51 years of age.
1964 – Fonda, Bridget, born on the 27th of January in Los Angeles, California. The granddaughter of Henry Fonda, daughter of Peter Fonda, and niece of Jane Fonda, Bridget Fonda was to the celluloid manor born. Although her famous lineage may have initially helped her when she was starting out, she has evolved into a strong performer in her own right, noted for the grit, spirit, and complexity of her performances.
1982 – She made her film debut with a non-speaking role in the comedy Partners.
1988 – She had her first speaking role in a feature film. That year, she appeared in both You Can’t Hurry Love and Shag, the latter opposite Phoebe Cates as one of a group of girls looking for a good time in Myrtle Beach.
1989 – She earned her first measure of acclaim with her portrayal of real-life good-time girl Mandy Rice-Davies in Michael Caton-Jones’ Scandal. The combined impact of her favorably reviewed performance in that film and her lead in another film, Strapless, effectively gave her a small bit of land on the Hollywood map.
1990 – She began to work steadily in features, starting with a small but memorable role as a reporter in The Godfather Part III.
1992 – 1994 – She went on to star in such films as Cameron Crowe’s Singles (reportedly, Crowe wrote her role specifically for her), Single White Female, Bodies, Rest, and Motion, Point of No Return, and It Could Happen to You.
1997 – She surprised and delighted many an observer when she took on the role of a perpetually stoned, ill-fated beach bunny in Jackie Brown.
1998 – She portrayed another atypical character in A Simple Plan, earning raves as Bill Paxton’s pregnant, increasingly crazed wife.
2001 – Became the lead actress for the movie Monkey Bone and with Jet Li in Kiss Of the Dragon.