actress born in Milford On-Sea, England. Frances Fisher spend her
childhood travelling between the UK, Columbia, Canada, France,
Brazil, Turkey, Italy, Iowa and Texas, which definitely provided a
solid basis for the development of her acting career. After
graduating from high school in Orange, Texas, Frances started acting
in Tennessee Williams’ and Robert Bolt’s plays in the Orange
Community Theater and also Barter Theater in Virginia, to later move
to New York, where her career bloomed in no time. She appeared in
more than 30 theater productions, such as “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof”,
“A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, “1984” or “Three More
Sleepless Nights” (for which she received a Drama Leage Award). She
has recently made appearance in “The Cherry Orchard” at The Taper
Theatre, along Annette Bening and Alfred Molina.
the exceptionally successful reading of “In Their Own Words” (a
selection of letters written by 1,500 forgotten Holocaust survivors,
now in their 80s and 90s, struggling to stay alive in Eastern Europe)
at the Museum of Tolerance on the International Holocaust Remembrance
Day 2012, Frances decided to co-produce a play for the Museum of
Tolerance based on same script.
diverse film career includes both independent films and great Academy
Award-winning blockbusters such as “Tough Guys Don’t Dance”,
“Can She Bake A Cherry Pie?”, much acclaimed “Unforgiven”,
“True Crime”, “The Rising Place”, “Blue
Car”, “Mrs. Harris”, “House of Sand & Fog”, “Laws of
Attraction”, “The Kingdom”, “In The Valley Of Elah”,
“Jolene” (Jessica Chastain’s debut), “The Lincoln Lawyer”.
Frances Fisher is perhaps best known for her memorable performance as
Kate Winslet’s mother in “Titanic”, which garnered her a Screen
Actors Guild nomination for Best Ensemble Cast, while the film went
on to receive 11 Academy Awards.
addition to her thriving theater and movie career, Fisher has had
many notable television roles such as Lucille Ball in “Lucy &
Desi: Before the Laughter”, Audrey Hepburn’s (played by Jennifer
Love Hewitt) mother in “The Audrey Hepburn Story” or Jackie
Onassis’ mothers, Janet Bouvier, in “Jackie Bouvier Kennedy
Onassis”, not to mention her repeated appearances in several other
shows (such as “The Mentalist”, “ER”, “Two and a Half Men”,
“Eureka”, “Private Practice” or “CSI”). Her roles in soap
operas, which boomed in the USA of that time, earned her a living in
New York, while she truly developed her acting skills on the stages
of off-broadway theaters and in the famous Actor’s Studio.
Frances Fisher is still mostly seen in the roles of mothers of very
interesting young talents: Leighton
Meester’s in blockbuster “Rommate”, Ryan Philippe’s in
well-received “The Lincoln Lawyer” and David Rosenthal and
Abigail Breslin’s in “Janie Jones”. She has lately finished
shooting for “The Host” based on Stephanie Meyer’s novel and
directed by Andrew Niccola, where she is accompanied by Saoirse Ronan
and William Hurt, and for “Pandora’s Box” with Joe Mantegna.