Jodie Foster. biography
Jodie Foster was born Alicia Christian Foster on November 19, 1962, in Los Angeles, California and activated her acting career at the age of 3 when she landed a TV commercial role as the Coppertone Girl. In 1968, Foster's career as a child actress began to soar with her TV debut role in Mayberry R.F.D, followed by her big-screen debut in Disney's Napoleon and Samantha (1972) and One Little Indian (1973).
At the age of 12, Foster got her big break with a controversial role as a child prostitute in Martin Scorsese's Taxi Driver (1976) alongside Robert De Niro, which led to her first Academy Award nomination. Soon after garnishing critical acclaim, Foster was attracting leading roles in blockbuster hits, including Freaky Friday (1976) and Foxes (1980).
With success comes fame, but Foster was content with separating herself from Hollywood in order to grasp an ordinary life by enrolling in Yale University following her high school graduation. Ensuing her graduation from Yale, Foster went on to star in Svengali (1983) with Peter O'Toole and successfully transitioned into an adult actress with the role of a rape survivor in The Accused (1988) in which she won both a Golden Globe and Academy Award for Best Actress.
Foster continued to establish herself as a Hollywood star with a memorable performance as FBI agent Clarice Starling in The Silence of the Lambs (1991) alongside Anthony Hopkins, which led to her second Golden Globe and Academy Award. Later that year, Foster made her critically praised directorial debut in Little Man Tate (1991) and made catchy appearances in the comedy Maverick (1994) with Mel Gibson, the mystery sci-fi Contact (1997) opposite Matthew McConaughey and the box office hit Panic Room (2002) opposite Kristen Stewart. She also starred in The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys (2002), the French film The Very Long Engagement (2004), the mystery thriller Flightplan (2005), the crime thriller Inside Man (2006) with Denzel Washington and Clive Owen, the drama-thriller The Brave One (2007) and the family comedy Nim's Island (2008).
Foster's most recent projects include, the drama The Beaver (2011) opposite Mel Gibson, the dramedy Carnage (2011) alongside Kate Winslet, the action sci-fi film Elysium (2013) with Matt Damon.
Is Jodie Foster Gay?
Jodie Foster's sexuality was first called into the question in 1997, after her estranged brother Buddy authored Foster Child in which he claims, "I have always assumed Jodie was gay or bisexual." Foster quickly responded to the baseless allegation, calling the book "[a] cheap cry for attention and money filled with hazy recollections, fantasies and borrowed press releases. Buddy has done nothing but break our mother's heart his whole life."
The public's obsession with Foster's sexuality continued to expand when Foster gave birth to her first son Charles Foster on July 20, 1998, followed by her second son Christopher Foster on September 29, 2001. Suspicion began to hover around the new family ensuing Foster's refusal to reveal who the children's father was and what methods were used to conceive.
During an acceptance speech at the Hollywood Reporter's "Women in Entertainment" event in December 2007, Foster's sexuality was again scrutinized when the star apparently made a coming-out-of-the-closet statement in which she refers to film producer Cydney Bernard as "my beautiful Cydney, who sticks with me through the rotten and the bliss."
Foster has always been known to protect her personal privacy, which is why she has never confirmed nor denied any rumors, but her acceptance speech seemed to tear down her privacy wall and hint at the possibility that she was in fact gay. When Foster and Cydney began being spotted together with Foster's children, the press immediately took it as her officially coming out party, although, she has never confronted the rumor. Soon after, rumors that Cydney had been helping with raising Foster's kids since they were born created new buzz around Hollywood and led to the confirmation of Foster's "gayness."
Until this day, neither Foster nor Cydney have discussed their relationship. The question still remains; is she or isn't she?