Jodie Foster was born Alicia Christian Foster
in Los Angeles, California
on November 19, 1962
Jodie Foster has appeared in some 48 movies from 1970 to the present. She began her career by doing commercials, then made her debut as an actress in a TV episode of "Mayberry RFD," in which her older brother, Buddy Foster, had a starring role. She received an Academy Award nomination for her role in "Taxi Driver," and by age 30 was a successful producer and director, as well as being an outstanding actress with two Oscars.