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Frances Fisher

An 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. After 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. Her 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. In 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. Nowadays, 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.

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