1962 - Alicia Christian Foster, Jodie Foster, born on the 19th of November, to Lucius Foster III and Evelyn 'Brandy' Foster in Los Angeles, California. Jodie Foster is a two-time Academy Award-winning American actress, director, and producer.
1968 - Began her career at age three as the Coppertone Girl in a television commercial and debuted as a television actress in a episode of Mayberry R.F.D. 1970 - First film appearance came in the TV movie Menace On The Mountain.
1981 - Her deranged fan shot U.S. President Ronald Reagan and three other people, and claimed his motive was to impress Foster, then a Yale freshman on the 3rd of March. The media stormed the Yale campus in April "like a calvary invasion," following Foster relentlessly.
1985 - Attended an exclusive prep school, the Lycée Français de Los Angeles, and graduated valedictorian before going to Yale University where she earned a B.A. in literature and graduated magna cum laude.
1992 - Founded a production company called Egg Pictures in Los Angeles.
1994 - Began working as a producer with the acclaimed Nell, the story of young woman raised in an isolated place who has to return to civilization.
1997 - Starred alongside Matthew McConaughey in the sci-fi movie Contact, based on the novel by scientist Carl Sagan. She portrayed a scientist searching for extra-terrestrial life in the SETI project.
2006 - Most recent film, Inside Man, a thriller co-starring Denzel Washington and Clive Owen, was released on the 24th of March, and opened at #1 at the box office.
- Gave the Class of 2006 University of Pennsylvania commencement address on the 15th of May, the university's 250th commencement. The university also conferred on her the Doctor of Arts (honoris causa) degree for her lifelong achievement and contribution to film in both acting and directing.
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