Bridget Fonda Biography
Peter Fonda and Susan Brewer divorced in 1972, and Bridget Fonda as well as her brother Justin was raised in Coldwater Canyon by their mother. Her passion for acting became more developed when she was cast in their school play, Harvey, in the Westlake School for Girls. Because of this interest, Bridget Fonda moved to New York and studied theater at the NYUs Tisch School of the Arts. At first she had a hard time dealing with her mentors, as she was expected to exert equal acting talents like those of her family, and this resulted to chronic stage fright. Bridget was only able to overcome this fear by the time of her graduation, as she was finally able to exhibit her innate acting prowess not just to her peers but more importantly, to herself.
What earned her instant stardom were the movies Strapless, Shag and Scandal, wherein Bridget Fonda was finally seen and applauded by critics as well as a Golden Globe nomination that year. High-profile roles soon came in her way, including those of Mary Shelley in Frankenstein Unbound, The Godfather III, and Doc Hollywood opposite Michael J. Fox.
In 1992, Bridget Fonda took on the lead role in Single White Female, which is her most expressive performance at the box-office. Later the same year she starred alongside Matt Dillon in the Cameron Crowe romantic comedy, Singles, the role made just for her. She also played the role of Linda in the cult classic Army of Darkness and the action thriller Point of No Return, as well as in Bodies, Rest and Motion with her then boyfriend, Eric Stoltz. Bridget Fonda continued to star in films during the 90s including Little Buddha and It Could Happen To You. She has also worked with notable directors such as Sam Raimi and Quentin Tarantino, and David E. Kelley even offered her the lead in Ally McBeal, which she turned down.
Bridget Fonda has taken a rest from showbiz; her last films being Kiss of the Dragon and Monkeybone in 2001. In 2003, she married film composer Danny Elfman, and they have a son born in 2005.