- Name: Carrie Fisher
- Age at Death: 60 years old
- Height: 5ft 1in (155 cm)
- Occupation: Actress
- Net Worth: US $25 Million
- Status: Deceased
Carrie Fisher was an American actress, novelist and screenwriter. She became a cultural icon for her role as “Princess Leia” in the original Star Wars Trilogy. Her film credits include Postcards from the Edge, Hannah and Her Sisters and When Harry Met Sally. Carrie Frances Fisher was born on October 21, 1956 in Beverly Hills, California. Her mother, Debbie Reynolds, was an actress, and her father, Eddie, was a singer. She had three siblings, Todd, Joely and Tricia. Fisher attended Beverly Hills High School followed by the Central School of Speech and Drama in London. She studied at Sarah Lawrence College but never completed a degree.
Fisher made her Broadway debut in the musical Irene (1973). Her big screen debut came two years later in the comedy-drama film, Shampoo (1975). The film was directed by Hal Ashby and stars Warren Beatty, Julie Christie and Goldie Hawn. Fisher was later cast as “Princess Leia” in George Lucas’ sci-fi film, Star Wars (1977). The role was reprised in The Empire Strikes Back (1980), Return of the Jedi (1983) and The Force Awakens (2015). Star Wars: Episode VIII is in post-production.
Fisher starred opposite Ringo Starr in NBC the television film, Ringo (1978). She held supporting roles in The Man with One Red Shoe (1985) with Tom Hanks, Hannah and Her Sisters (1986) with Woody Allen and When Harry Met Sally (1989) with Billy Crystal. She voiced the character “Angela” from Seth MacFarlane’s animated television series, Family Guy. Her credits as a screenwriter include Hook(1991), Sister Acts (1992), Outbreak (1995), The Wedding Singer (1998) and Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005).
Fisher’s first book as a novelist was Postcards from the Edge (1987). It was adopted into a screenplay and later into a 1990 film starring Meryl Streep and Shirley MacLaine. Fisher’s other novels include Surrender the Pink (1990), Delusions of Grandma (1993) and The Best Awful There Is (2004). Her non-fiction works include Wishful Drinking (2008) and Shockaholic (2011).
Carrie Fisher suffered a massive heart attack on December 23, 2016 while traveling from London to Los Angeles, California. She received CPR and was admitted to a Los Angeles hospital in critical condition. She died on December 27, 2016 at the age of 60. Her reported cause of death was sleep apnea. Fisher had a history of cocaine and prescription drug addiction. She also suffered from bipolar disorder.
Fisher was 5ft 1in tall and of Jewish, Scottish, Irish and English ancestry. Her net worth was estimated at $25 million. Fisher was married to musician ‘Paul Simon’ from 1983 to 1984. She had a daughter named Billie Catherine Lourd from her relationship with talent agent Bryan Lourd. Billie is also an actress. Fisher was also romantically linked to actors Harrison Ford, John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd. She wrote about her romance with Ford in her 2016 autobiography, The Princess Diarist.
Carrie Fisher Age, Birthday, Wiki
- Birth Name: Carrie Frances Fisher
- Birthday: October 21, 1956
- Place of Birth: Beverly Hills, California, United States
- Zodiac Sign: Libra
- How Tall : Height: 5ft 1in (155 cm)
- Occupation: Actress, Novelist, Screenwriter
- Years Active: 1973-2016
- Net Worth 2017: US $25 Million
- Marriage(s): Paul Simon
- Death-O-Meter: Dead
- Died: December 27, 2016
- Cause of Death: Sleep Apnea
- Place of Death: Los Angeles, California, U.S.
- Official Site: carriefisher.com