Jodie Foster is an American actress best known for playing the role of Sarah Tobias in The Accused and Clarice Starling in The Silence of the Lambs. For her performance in both the movies, she won Oscar Awards.

Additionally, Foster is also a director and producer who has her own production company, Egg Pictures. Some of her notable acting credits are Taxi Driver, Nell, Contact Inside Man, The Brave One, and The Beaver.

What Is The Net Worth And Salary Of Oscar-Winning Actress Jodie Foster?    

The Silence of the Lambs star Jodie has an estimated net worth of $100 million in March 2020, as per Celebrity Net Worth. She earns a good sum of salary as an actress, director, and producer.

Here Are Lists Of Fosters’ Earnings From Her Acting Credits:

Year Movies Salary
1984 The Hotel New Hampshire $500,000
1994 Nell $9,500,000 ($5 million as a producer and $4.5 million as an actor)
1994 Maverick $5 million
1997 Contact $9 million
1999 Anna and the King $15 million
2002 Panic Room $12 million
2005 Flightplan $13 million
2007 The Brave One 15 million

What Was The Breakthrough Role Of, Jodie Foster?

Jodie Foster’s made a professional debut as an actress playing the role of Jenny Benson on the television series, The Doris Day Show, in 1969. After that, she appeared on the television, such as Menace on the Mountain, Daniel Bonne, Mayberry R.F.D., The Courtship of Eddie’s Father, My Three Sons, and others.

The versatile figure Jodie’s performance in the film Taxi Driver is considered her breakthrough role. For her portrayal of Iris Steensma, who is a 12-year-old child prostitute, she earned an Oscar Award nomination in “Best Supporting Actress”.

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In 1991, Jodie played Clarice Starling in The Silence of the Lambs and earned the limelight. Later that, featured in the films such as Nell, Frasier, and The X-Files. Then, her dedication to the role Eleanor Arroway in Contact was appreciated by the public.

Taxi Driver actress Jodie Foster
Taxi Driver actress Jodie Foster

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Additionally, 5 feet 3 inches tall actress also grabbed the audience’s attention for playing Erica Bain in the film, The Brave One. Furthermore, she is also a notable part of television shows and movies like Nim’s Island, Motherhood, The Simpsons, The Beaver, Carnage, Elysium, Conan, and Hotel Artemis.

Foster also played Sarah Tobias in The Accused alongside Kelly McGills, Tom O’Brien, Woddy Brown, and Scott Paulin. Currently, Foster is filming for the post-production film, Prisoner 760.

Sold California Bungalow

The Accused actress Foster had a lavish home located in Beverly Hills, California. The house covering 7,500 square feet boasts five bedrooms, five full and 2.5 bathrooms was purchased for $11.75 million in 2012.

Jodie Foster's Beverly Hills House
Jodie Foster’s Beverly Hills House

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The villa was on the market, asking $15.9 million till March 2019. Later, in April 2019, the mansion was sold for $14.9 million.

Charity Work

The Academy Award-winning actress Jodie supports the causes like adoption, orphans, hunger, mental challenge, poverty, and many more.

Similarly, she donates a good sum of amount for the organizations like Clothes Off Our Back, Small Steps Project, GO Campaign, National Alliance on Mental Illness, and St. Francis Food Pantries and Shelters.

Like Foster, other celebs such as George Clooney, Joaquin Phoenix, Jonah Hill, and Courteney Cox also support the above foundations.

Yale University Graduate

Jodie Foster was born Alicia Christian Foster on November 19, 1962, in Los Angeles, California, United States to parents, Lucius Fisher Foster III and Evelyn Ella Almond. She has four siblings, Buddy Foster, Cindy Foster Jones, Connie Foster, and Amy Foster.

Talking about 57-year-old actress’ education, Jodie attended The Center for Early Education, Lycee Francais De Los Angeles, and Hopper College. Later, in 1985, she graduated from Yale University.

Is Openly Lesbian: Shares Two Sons With Former Partner

Taxi Driver actress, Jodie is a member of the LGBTQ community as she is openly gay. She is married to an American photographer, actress, and director, Alexandra Hedison, also famous as ex-partner of Ellen DeGeneres. The couple began dating in 2013 and exchanged the wedding rings on April 20, 2014.

Jodie Foster and Alexandra Hedison
Jodie Foster and Alexandra Hedison

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After her marriage, the actress said that having children made her take on fewer projects in one of her interviews. She stated:

“It is a big sacrifice to leave home. I want to make sure that I feel passionate about the movies I do because it is a big sacrifice… Even if you take the average movie shoot of four months – you have three weeks’ prep, press duties here and abroad, dubbing and looping, magazine covers, events and premieres – that’s eight months out of a year. That’s a long time. If you do two movies back-to-back, you’re never going to see your children.”

Prior to Hedison, Foster was in a relationship with film producer Cydney Bernard from 1993 to 2008. The duo has two children, Kit Bernard Foster and Charles Bernard Foster.

Obsessive Fan Make It Hard To Be A Celebrity

When Jodie was a freshman at Yale University, she was stalked by her obsessed fan John W. Hinckley Jr. He became a crazy fan of the actress after watching Taxi Driver and began contacting her via phone and letters.

In order to impress, Foster he even tried killing then United States President Ronald Reagan by shooting him, but he, along with the other three people were injured. Then, she had to hire bodyguards while she was at college.

The innocent actress Jodie also had another stalker, Edward Richardson. His obsession almost killed her, but Richardson later changed his mind after watching her performance in a college play.

Due to this worst experience of crazy fans moments, Taxi Driver star wrote all her feelings in an essay titled, “Why Me?” which was published by Esquire magazine in 1982.