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Carrie Fisher Net Worth, Biography, Wiki 2017-2016

Carrie Frances Fisher was born on 21 October 1956, in Beverley Hills, California USA, into a show business family of Russian-Jewish (father) and British (mother) descent. Carrie Fisher was a well-known actress, screenwriter and novelist, perhaps best known for her role in the first “Star Wars” film, and for her books “Wishful Drinking” and “Postcards from the Edge”. She passed away in December 2016.

So how rich was Carrie Fisher? It is reliably estimated that Carrie’s net worth was $30 million, the main sources of her wealth being her careers as an actress and a writer, which began in the late 1960s.

Carrie Fisher Net Worth $30 Million

Carrie Fisher’s mother was actress Debbie Reynolds – who passed away a week after her daughter – and her father was singer Eddie Fisher, so show business was not a new thing for Carrie. Fisher studied at the Beverly Hills High School, but did not matriculate as she and her mother toured with a theater company. In 1973 Carrie appeared with her mother in the play called “Irene”, then that same year she began studying at London’s Central School of Speech and Drama. In 1975 Carrie was cast in her first role, in the movie called “Shampoo”, with such actors as Tony Bill, Goldie Hawn, Julie Christie, Lee Grant and others. This was the time when Carrie’s net worth began growing.

In 1977 Carrie was cast in the role of Princess Leia in the first “Star Wars” movie, later re-named as “Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope”. This appearance had a huge impact on the growth of  Fisher’s net worth, especially at the movie became so popular all over the world, and Carrie’s name also became more recognised and acclaimed. Later she acted in other “Star Wars” movies, and even became something of a sex symbol.

During her career, Carrie Fisher appeared in over 40 films and more than 50 TV movies and shows and was nominated for and has won such awards as BAFTA , Primetime Emmy and Saturn among others.

In addition to her success as an actress, in 1987 Fisher published her first book, entitled “Postcards from the Edge” which was highly acclaimed. Other books published by Carrie include “Surrender the Pink”, “The Best Awful There Is”, “Delusions of Grandma” and others. All these books added considerably to Carrie Fisher’s net worth.

As well as the novels written by Carrie, she was also involved in the writing of plays and screenplays, which also contributed to her net worth.

In talking about Carrie Fisher’s personal life, she was married to musician Paul Simon,(1983-84), and is known to have had relationships with such celebrities as Dan Aykroyd, Bryan Lourd – with whom she has a daughter – Harrison Ford and James Blunt. Carrie also had  problems with drugs, partly through prescription medicine as she suffered from bipolar disorder.

Fisher was active until right up to her passing – she died on 27 December 2016 in Los Angeles, California, after apparently suffering cardiac arrest on a flight from London.

Carrie Fisher information

Carrie Fisher information

Birth date: October 21, 1956
Birth place: Beverly Hills, California, United States
Death date: December 27, 2016, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, United States
Height:5 ft 1 in (1.55 m)
Profession:Actress, Novelist, Screenwriter, Script doctor, Spokesperson, Voice Actor, Playwright, Singer
Education:Beverly Hills High School, London’s Central School of Speech and Drama
Nationality:American
Spouse:Paul Simon (m. 1983–1984)
Children:Billie Catherine Lourd
Parents:Debbie Reynolds, Eddie Fisher
Siblings:Todd Fisher, Joely Fisher, Tricia Leigh Fisher
Awards:Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Solo Performance (2010), Saturn Awards, President's Award (1990), Online Film Critics Society Awards - Special Award (2017)
Nominations:old Derby TV Award (2008), ACCA (2015), American Comedy Award (1990), Saturn Awards, BAFTA Film Award (1991), Primetime Emmy Awards (2008 (2008), 2011)
Movies:“The Blues Brothers “ (1980), “Star Wars”, “Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope”, ”The Time Guardian” (1987), ”These Old Broads” (2001), ”Fanboys” (2008), ”Star Wars: The Last Jedi” (2017)
TV shows:”Wishful Drinking” (2006-2007 (2006-2007), play), ”A Spy in the House of Me” (2008 (2008), play), ”The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles” (1992), ”Entourage” (2010), ”Family Guy” (2005-2017), ”Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce” (2014-2016), ”Catastrophe” (2015)
Books:“Postcards from the Edge” (1987), “Surrender the Pink”, “The Best Awful There Is”, “Delusions of Grandma”, ”The Princess Diarist” (2016), ”Hollywood Moms” (2001)

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Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Wonderwell2017filmingHazel
Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi2017post-productionLeia
Family Guy2005-2016TV SeriesAngela Angela as Mon Mothma
Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens2016Video GameLeia Organa (voice)
Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce2014-2016TV SeriesCat
Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens2015Princess Leia
Catastrophe2015TV SeriesMia
Maps to the Stars2014Carrie Fisher
Legit2014TV SeriesAngela McKinnon
The Big Bang Theory2014TV SeriesCarrie Fisher
It's Christmas, Carol!2012TV MovieEve
Dishonored2012Video GameAlternate Street Speaker (voice)
A Child's Garden of Poetry2011TV Movie voice
Wright vs. Wrong2010TV MovieJoan Harrington
Entourage2010TV SeriesAnna Fowler
Sorority Row2009Mrs. Crenshaw
Fanboys2009Doctor
White Lightnin'2009Cilla
The Women2008/IBailey Smith
30 Rock2007TV SeriesRosemary Howard
Side Order of Life2007TV SeriesDr. Gilbert
Weeds2007TV SeriesArlene Cutter
Odd Job Jack2007TV SeriesDr. Finch
Cougar Club2007Glady Goodbey
Suffering Man's Charity2007Reporter
Friendly Fire2006VideoChanteuse
Romancing the Bride2005TV MovieEdwina
Smallville2005TV SeriesPauline Kahn
Undiscovered2005Carrie
Jack & Bobby2004TV SeriesMadison Skutcher
Stateside2004Mrs. Dubois
Good Morning, Miami2003TV SeriesJudy Silver
Wonderland2003Sally Hansen
Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle2003Mother Superior
A Midsummer Night's Rave2002Mia's Mom
A Nero Wolfe Mystery2002TV SeriesEllen Tenzer
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back2001Nun
Heartbreakers2001Ms. Surpin
These Old Broads2001TV MovieHooker
Sex and the City2000TV SeriesCarrie Fisher
Lisa Picard Is Famous2000Carrie Fisher
Scream 32000Bianca
It's Like, You Know...1999TV SeriesCarrie Fisher
Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist1998TV SeriesRoz Katz
Gun1997TV SeriesNancy
Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery1997Therapist (uncredited)
Present Tense, Past Perfect1995TV Short
Frasier1995TV SeriesPhyllis
This Is My Life1992Claudia Curtis
Hook1991Woman Kissing on Bridge (uncredited)
Soapdish1991Betsy Faye Sharon
Drop Dead Fred1991Janie
Sibling Rivalry1990Iris Turner-Hunter
Sweet Revenge1990Linda
Trying Times1989TV SeriesEnid
When Harry Met Sally...1989Marie
She's Back1989Beatrice
Two Daddies?1989TV MovieAlice Conway (voice)
Loverboy1989Monica Delancy
The 'Burbs1989Carol Peterson
Appointment with Death1988Nadine Boynton
The Time Guardian1987Petra
Amazon Women on the Moon1987Mary Brown (segment "Reckless Youth")
Amazing Stories1987TV SeriesLaurie McNamara
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color1986TV SeriesFranny Jessup
Liberty1986TV MovieEmma Lazarus
Hollywood Vice Squad1986Betty Melton
Hannah and Her Sisters1986April
From Here to Maternity1985TV ShortVeronica
Happily Ever After1985TV MovieAlice Conway (voice)
The Man with One Red Shoe1985Paula
Frankenstein1984TV MovieElizabeth
Garbo Talks1984Lisa Rolfe
Faerie Tale Theatre1984TV SeriesThumbelina
Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi1983Princess Leia
Laverne & Shirley1982TV SeriesCathy
Under the Rainbow1981Annie Clark
The Blues Brothers1980Mystery Woman
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back1980Princess Leia
Saturday Night Live1980TV SeriesLeprechaun
The Star Wars Holiday Special1978TV MoviePrincess Leia Organa
Leave Yesterday Behind1978TV MovieMarnie Clarkson
Ringo1978TV MovieMarquine
Come Back, Little Sheba1977TV MovieMarie
Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope1977Princess Leia Organa
Shampoo1975Lorna
Debbie Reynolds and the Sound of Children1969TV MovieGirl Scout

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds2016TV Movie documentary performer: "I'll Never Say No" from tt0058708, "Bridge over Troubled Water", "Follow the Yellow Brick Road" from tt0032138 uncredited, "White Christmas" uncredited, "Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer" uncredited, "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town" uncredited, "Jingle Bells" uncredited, "We're off to See the Wizard" from tt0032138 uncredited, "I'd Rather Be Blue Thinking of You" from tt0062994 uncredited, "The Man That Got Away" uncredited
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2015TV Series performer - 1 episode
CatastropheTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2015 writer - 1 episode, 2015
Peace, Love, & Misunderstanding2011writer: "The Shine"
The Oprah Winfrey Show2011TV Series performer - 1 episode
Family Guy2010TV Series performer - 1 episode
Wishful Drinking2010TV Movie documentary performer: "Happpy Days Are Here Again"
Hannah and Her Sisters1986performer: "The Way You Look Tonight"
Faerie Tale Theatre1984TV Series performer - 1 episode
Saturday Night Live1978TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Star Wars Holiday Special1978TV Movie performer: "A Day To Celebrate"
Ringo1978TV Movie performer: "You're Sixteen" - uncredited

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Wishful Drinking2010TV Movie documentary
The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Demons of Deception2007Video screenplay - segment "Paris"
The 79th Annual Academy Awards2007TV Special
The 74th Annual Academy Awards2002TV Special special material
These Old Broads2001TV Movie written by
Roseanne1997TV Series written by - 1 episode
The 69th Annual Academy Awards1997TV Special
Carrie on Hollywood1995TV Series documentary
Carrie Fisher: The Hollywood Family1995TV Special
Young Indiana Jones1993TV Series writer - 1 episode
Postcards from the Edge1990book / screenplay

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to George Lucas2005TV Special speaker
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace1999script doctor - uncredited

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
These Old Broads2001TV Movie co-executive producer

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Graham Norton Show2017TV Series in memory of - 1 episode
Family Guy2017TV Series in loving memory of - 1 episode
Nostalgia Critic2016TV Series dedicatee - 1 episode
Rogue One2016thanks
Marie Antoinette2006thanks
Empire of Dreams: The Story of the 'Star Wars' Trilogy2004Video documentary special thanks
How Harry Met Sally...2001Video short documentary special thanks
This Is Not an Exit: The Fictional World of Bret Easton Ellis1999Documentary thanks
The Best of Hollywood1998TV Movie documentary thanks
Awakenings1990special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The O'Reilly Factor2004TV SeriesHerself
Celebrity Poker Showdown2004TV SeriesHerself
Homes That Made Hollywood2003TV Mini-Series documentaryHost (pilot)
Intimate Portrait1998-2003TV Series documentaryHerself
Conversations from the Edge with Carrie Fisher2002-2003TV SeriesHerself - Host
The Directors2003TV Series documentaryHerself
Killing in the Name of Life: Terrorism Against Abortion Clinics2002Documentary shortNarrator (voice)
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Passions: America's Greatest Love Stories2002TV Special documentaryHerself
R2-D2: Beneath the Dome2001TV Special shortHerself (uncredited)
How Harry Met Sally...2001Video short documentaryHerself / Marie
So Graham Norton1999-2000TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Blocked: The Novelist's Experience in Hollywood2000TV Movie documentaryHerself
I Love 1970's2000TV Series documentaryHost
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Harrison Ford2000TV MovieHerself
The Stars of 'Star Wars': Interviews from the Cast1999Video documentaryHerself
The Unauthorized 'Star Wars' Story1999Video documentaryHerself
Ruby1997-1999TV SeriesHerself
Ruby1999TV SeriesHerself
Bravo Profiles: The Entertainment Business1998TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1994-1998TV SeriesHerself - Guest
1997 MTV Movie Awards1997TV Special documentaryHerself - Presenter: Lifetime Achievement Award
Star Wars: The Magic & the Mystery1997TV Movie documentaryHerself
The 69th Annual Academy Awards1997TV SpecialHerself
The Force Returns: Star Wars Trilogy Special Edition1997TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1997TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The 11th Annual American Comedy Awards1997TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
Showbiz Today1991-1996TV SeriesHerself
The 3th Annual Women in Hollywood Awards1996TV SpecialHerself
Very Important Pennis1996TV SeriesHerself
Comic Relief's American Comedy Festival1996TV MovieHerself
Ellen1995TV SeriesHerself
The Little Picture Show1995TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Carrie on Hollywood1995TV Series documentaryPresenter
Carrie Fisher: The Hollywood Family1995TV SpecialHerself
Dennis Miller Live1995TV SeriesHerself
The Annual Artist Rights Foundation Honors Steven Spielberg1995TV MovieHerself
Science Fiction: A Journey Into the Unknown1994TV Movie documentaryHerself
Clive Anderson Talks Back1994TV SeriesHerself - Guest
American Masters1993TV Series documentaryHerself
Saturday Night Clive1991TV SeriesHerself
Movie Memories with Debbie Reynolds1991TV SeriesHerself
The Movie Awards1991TV Movie documentaryHerself - Presenter
Red Hot and Blue1990TV MovieHerself (uncredited)
The American Cinematheque Honors Ron Howard1990TV MovieHerself
The 61st Annual Academy Awards1989TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Best Animated Short Film and Best Live Action Short Film
Late Night with David Letterman1983-1988TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The 3th Annual Mr. Abbot Awards1987TV SpecialHerself
The Last Resort with Jonathan Ross1987TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Paul Reiser Out on a Whim1987TV MovieHerself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1983-1986TV SeriesHerself - Guest
George Burns Comedy Week1985TV SeriesHerself
The New Show1984TV SeriesHerself
From 'Star Wars' to 'Jedi': The Making of a Saga1983TV Movie documentaryHerself
Classic Creatures: Return of the Jedi1983TV Movie documentaryHerself - host, narrator
Return of the Ewok1982Video shortHerself / Princess Leia
Mr. Mike's Mondo Video1979Herself
Saturday Night Live1978TV SeriesHerself - Host / Princess Leia / Various / ...
The 20th Annual Grammy Awards1978TV SpecialHerself
Captain Kangaroo1977TV SeriesHerself
Dinah!1977TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Making Star Wars1977TV Movie documentaryHerself
The Mike Douglas Show1977TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Elizabeth, Michael and Marlon2016TV MovieHerself
8 Out of 10 Cats2016TV SeriesHerself
The Graham Norton Show2015-2016TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2005-2016TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert2016TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Today1977-2016TV SeriesHerself - Guest / Herself - Guest Co-Anchor
Richard E. Grant on Ealing Comedies2016TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself
The Last Leg2014-2016TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds2016TV Movie documentaryHerself
Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens: The Story Awakens - The Table Read2016Video documentary shortHerself
Secrets of the Force Awakens: A Cinematic Journey2016DocumentaryHerself
Live with Kelly and Michael2015-2016TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The EE British Academy Film Awards2016TV Special documentaryHerself - Presenter
Coked Up!2016DocumentaryHerself
The Insider2015TV SeriesHerself
38th Annual Kennedy Center Honors2015TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
Access Hollywood2015TV SeriesHerself
Extra2015TV SeriesHerself
Conan2015TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Entertainment Tonight2014-2015TV SeriesHerself
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2015TV SeriesHerself - Performer
Crackanory2015TV SeriesHerself - Storyteller
Good Morning America2015TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2015TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Star Wars Celebration Live Anaheim 20152015TV Mini-SeriesHerself - Guest
The 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2015TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Life Achievement Award
QI2014TV SeriesHerself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2005-2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Words with Warwick2013TV Mini-SeriesHerself / Princess Leia
The 40th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards2013TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Outstanding Special Class Animated Program:
The Talk2012TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Indie Cinema Showcase2012TV SeriesHerself
Comedy Central Roast of Roseanne2012TV MovieHerself - Roaster
Spoilers with Kevin Smith2012TV SeriesHerself
Episode IV: Crew and Cast Interviews2011Video documentary shortHerself
The Oprah Winfrey Show2011TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Wishful Drinking2010TV Movie documentaryHerself
A Quiet Word with...2010TV SeriesHerself
The 7PM Project2010TV SeriesHerself
Good News Week2010TV SeriesHerself
Telethon2010TV SeriesHerself
Shrink Rap2010TV SeriesHerself
Biography2000-2010TV Series documentaryHerself
Late Show with David Letterman1994-2009TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2009TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Charlie Rose2009TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Celebrity Ghost Stories2009TV Series documentaryHerself
The 63rd Annual Tony Awards2009TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Next to Normal
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1994-2009TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Bonnie Hunt Show2009TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The View2008TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Bring Back... Star Wars2008TV Movie documentaryHerself
Deal or No Deal2008TV SeriesHerself
Heckler2007DocumentaryHerself
The Essentials2007TV Series documentaryHerself - Host
Staar: She'd Rather Be a Mistress2007Herself
On the Lot2007TV SeriesHerself - Judge
Star Wars at 302007TV MovieHerself
Dreams on Spec2007DocumentaryHerself
The Megan Mullally Show2006TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Return of Courtney Love2006TV Movie documentaryHerself
Stephen Fry: The Secret Life of the Manic Depressive2006TV Movie documentaryHerself
Comedy Central Roast of William Shatner2006TV MovieHerself - Audience (uncredited)
Richard & Judy2006TV SeriesHerself - Guest
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to George Lucas2005TV SpecialHerself
Star Wars: Feel the Force2005TV Movie documentaryHerself
Tavis Smiley2005TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Early Show2005TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Tony Danza Show2005TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Aristocrats2005DocumentaryHerself
The Rutles 2: Can't Buy Me Lunch2004TV SpecialCarrie Fisher - Interviewee
When Star Wars Ruled the World2004TV Movie documentaryHerself
GMTV2004TV SeriesHerself
Empire of Dreams: The Story of the 'Star Wars' Trilogy2004Video documentaryHerself - 'Princess Leia Organa'
The Best of 'So Graham Norton'2004VideoHerself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Meryl Streep2004TV SpecialHerself
Dinner for Five2003-2004TV SeriesHerself - Special Guest
T42004TV SeriesHerself
Today with Des and Mel2004TV SeriesHerself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Entertainment Tonight2014-2017TV SeriesHerself
The 74th Golden Globe Awards2017TV Special documentaryHerself
Good Morning Britain2016-2017TV SeriesHerself / Herself - 1956-2016
Access Hollywood2016-2017TV SeriesHerself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2017TV SeriesHerself
Extra2015-2017TV SeriesHerself
The Insider2017TV SeriesHerself
20/202016TV Series documentaryHerself
Inside Edition2015-2016TV Series documentaryHerself / Princess Leia
Breakfast2016TV SeriesHerself
CBS This Morning2016TV SeriesHerself
The Drunken Peasants2015-2016TV SeriesLeia Princess Leia
Star Wars at the BBC2015TV Short documentaryHerself (uncredited)
Film '722015TV SeriesHerself - Interviewee
QI2015TV SeriesHerself
Saturday Night Live: Thanksgiving Special2014TV SpecialJoan Loud
You Can't Kill Tom Hanks! Interview mit Regisseur Joe Dante2014Video documentary shortCarol Peterson (uncredited)
Edición Especial Coleccionista2010-2014TV SeriesPrincess Leia Organa Woman Kissing on Bridge
Saturday Night Live: Thanksgiving2013TV SpecialJoan Loud (uncredited)
Welcome to the Basement2013TV SeriesPrincess Leia
America's Book of Secrets2013TV Series documentaryPrincess Leia Organa
Too Young to Die2012TV Series documentaryMystery Woman
Prophets of Science Fiction2012TV Series documentaryPrincess Leia
Star Tours: The Adventures Continue2011ShortPrincess Leia
20 to 12006-2010TV Series documentaryPrincess Leia Princess Leia Organa
A New Chapter: The Story of 'The Force Unleashed'2008Video documentary shortPrincess Leia Organa
5 Second Movies2008TV SeriesPrincess Leia
Banda sonora2008TV SeriesPrincess Leia Organa
On the Lot2007TV SeriesHerself - Judge
Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy2006Video GamePrincess Leia (uncredited)
El Magacine2005TV SeriesLeia
Cinema mil2005TV SeriesPrincess Leia Organa
Retrosexual: The 80's2004TV Mini-Series documentary
Star Wars: Battlefront2004Video GamePrincess Leia
Diva Graham Norton2003TV MovieHerself
Star Wars: Rogue Squadron II - Rogue Leader2001Video GameLeia Organa
Twentieth Century Fox: The Blockbuster Years2000TV Movie documentaryPrincess Leia Organa / Herself
Dennis Miller Live1998TV SeriesHimself
... y otras mujeres de armas tomar1998TV Movie documentaryHerself
100 Years at the Movies1994TV Short documentaryHerself
Oscar's Greatest Moments1992Video documentaryHerself
SPFX: The Empire Strikes Back1980TV Movie documentaryPrincess Leia Organa

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2017Special AwardOnline Film Critics Society Awards
1990President's AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Supporting ActressStar Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015)
2015ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Cast EnsembleStar Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015)· Daisy Ridley
· John Boyega
· Harrison Ford
· Peter Mayhew
· Anthony Daniels
· Mark Hamill
· Lupita Nyong'o
· Adam Driver
· Andy Serkis
· Oscar Isaac
· Domhnall Gleeson
· Gwendoline Christie
· Max von Sydow
2011Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Variety, Music or Comedy SpecialWishful Drinking (2010)· Sheila Nevins (executive producer)
· Fenton Bailey (produced by)
· Randy Barbato (produced by)
2008Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series30 Rock (2006)
2008Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsComedy Guest Actress30 Rock (2006)
1991BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Screenplay - AdaptedPostcards from the Edge (1990)
1990American Comedy AwardAmerican Comedy Awards, USAFunniest Supporting Actress in a Motion PictureWhen Harry Met Sally... (1989)
1984Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest ActressStar Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983)
1978Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest ActressStar Wars (1977)

TitleSalary
Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015)$1,500,000

#Fact
1Died the same year as her Star Wars co-star Kenny Baker.
2She was considered for several roles which ultimately went to other actresses, including the role of Regan in The Exorcist (1973) which went to Linda Blair, the role of Iris in Taxi Driver (1976) which went to Jodie Foster, the role of Violet in Pretty Baby (1978) which went to Brooke Shields, the role of Rizzo in Grease (1978) which went to Stockard Channing, the role of Lois Lane in Superman (1978) which went to Margot Kidder, the role of Linda Barrett in Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982) which went to Phoebe Cates, the role of Elvira Hancock in Scarface (1983) which went to Michelle Pfeiffer, the role of Deborah Gelly in Once Upon a Time in America (1984) which went to Elizabeth McGovern, the role of Maerose Prizzi in Prizzi's Honor (1985) which went to Anjelica Huston, the role of Charlie in Top Gun (1986) which went to Kelly McGillis, the role of Alex Forrest in Fatal Attraction (1987) which went to Glenn Close, the role of Katharine Parker in Working Girl (1988) which went to Sigourney Weaver, the role of Vicki Vale in Batman (1989) which went to Kim Basinger, the role of Vivian Ward in Pretty Woman (1990) which went to Julia Roberts, the role of Kate McCallister in Home Alone (1990) which went to Catherine O'Hara, the role of Thelma Dickinson in Thelma & Louise (1991) which went to Geena Davis, the role of Catherine Tramell in Basic Instinct (1992) which went to Sharon Stone, and the role of Annie in Speed (1994) which went to Sandra Bullock.
3As well as working as a script doctor for films, she also polished scripts for George Lucas' television series Young Indiana Jones (1992). Lucas had directed Fisher as Princess Leia in the original Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) trilogy. There exists a Stars Wars script purported to be hers, which shows extensive pen and ink changes to the dialog, perhaps marking the beginning of the script doctor part of her career. Lucas later hired her to polish the scripts of the original trilogy's prequels Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999), Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002), and Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005).
4She turned down the role of Emmeline Lestrange in The Blue Lagoon (1980) which went to Brooke Shields, the role of Sarah Connor in The Terminator (1984) which went to Linda Hamilton, and the role of Kathryn Murphy in The Accused (1988) which went to Kelly McGillis.
5She suffered an ectopic pregnancy whilst married to Paul Simon in May 1984.
6She was well known for her sense of humor and quick wit. One of her father Eddie Fisher's first hits in the 1950s was a song entitled "Oh! My Pa-Pa". Her father, of course, had a scandalous affair with Elizabeth Taylor and ultimately left her mother, Debbie Reynolds to marry Taylor. When Fisher and Reynolds were making a joint television appearance, Fisher quipped that her mother could sing, too, and should have written and sang a song entitled, "Oh! My Faux Pas".
7She died only one day before her mother Debbie Reynolds.
8She co-starred with her daughter in Billie Lourd in Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015) and Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi (2017). Lourd auditioned without Fisher's awareness.
9Her final acting project was the third season of Catastrophe (2015). She was the only cast member allowed to improvise and her own real life dog Gary portrays her dog on the show. She passed away a week after finishing work on the show.
10She was originally cast as Miss Scarlett in Clue (1985), but had to check into rehab a week before filming began.
11She auditioned for the lead role in Carrie (1976), while Sissy Spacek auditioned for Princess Leia in Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977), as George Lucas and Brian De Palma were holding joint auditions. They ultimately swapped roles. Contrary to popular belief, Fisher did not turn down Spacek's role because of the nudity involved.
12Her French bulldog Gary accompanied her everywhere, even onto TV talk show sets whenever she was a guest.
13She admitted that she found it difficult to act across from Peter Cushing in Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) for two reasons. She thought the dialog was awful, and Cushing was so nice and polite to her on set between takes that she found it very difficult to show the disdain her character, Princess Leia felt towards Cushing's character, Grand Moff Tarkin.
14She accomplished a 35-pound weight loss in her preparation for Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015).
15In 1994, she did a rewrite of the script of Intolerable Cruelty (2003), shortly after the original script sold. The Coen Brothers rewrote the script years later and none of Fisher's work remained in the finished film.
16In 1990, she sold the big screen rights to her book, Surrender the Pink, to Warner Bros. for $1 million. Steven Spielberg was producing, with Demi Moore attached to star. Fisher wrote the screenplay, but the project stalled in development.
17She wrote her own scene for her cameo appearance in Scream 3 (2000).
18Her paternal grandparents were Russian Jewish immigrants. Her mother had English, some Scottish, Scots-Irish (Northern Irish), and German, and distant French, ancestry.
19Sister-in-law of Catherine Hickland, and ex-sister-in-law of Donna Jean Freberg and Donavan Freberg.
20She appeared in Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) parody episodes of both Family Guy (1999) and Robot Chicken (2005). She played Mon Mothma, one of the few other female characters in the series. In the latter series, Princess Leia - now played by Alex Borstein - says "I don't like her.
21She continued to date Paul Simon for 8 years after their divorce, until finally breaking up in 1991.
22She was longtime friends with Miguel Ferrer, who encouraged her and helped her prepare for her Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) audition. Their mothers - Debbie Reynolds and Rosemary Clooney respectively - were both best known for their performances in hit 1950s musicals: Singin' in the Rain (1952) and White Christmas (1954).
23She was author William Goldman's first choice for the character Buttercup in The Princess Bride (1987), a role which went to Robin Wright instead.
24Her personal assistant was Kim Painter.
25In her 2008 memoir "Wishful Drinking", she noted that, like her mother in Singin' in the Rain (1952), she became famous at age 19 for her role in a classic hit alongside two male co-stars. She also mentioned that the title of Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) could also refer to her celebrity parents' infamous divorce.
26She was good friends with Michael Jackson and Meryl Streep. Streep portrayed Fisher in Postcards from the Edge (1990).
27She revealed in her memoir Wishful Drinking that she once had a romantic relationship with U.S. Senator Chris Dodd (D-Connecticut). When Dodd was asked for a comment by a reporter from The Kansas City Star in 2007, he explained that "it was a long, long time ago in a galaxy far, far away.".
28She wrote several novels, including the semi-autobiographical Postcards from the Edge, a thinly veiled study of the relationship between Fisher and her mother, Debbie Reynolds. It later became the film Postcards from the Edge (1990), which starred Meryl Streep and Shirley MacLaine in the Fisher and Reynolds roles respectively.
29She has one daughter, Billie Lourd, whose father is the film agent, Bryan Lourd. Fisher and Lourd never married. After he left her for a man, she used the experience as the opening premise for her novel, The Best Awful.
30She was once engaged to Dan Aykroyd.
31Her mother, Debbie Reynolds, lived next door to her for most of her life.
32Weighed 7 lbs 2 ozs at birth.
33She was listed as a potential nominee on the 2006 Razzie Award nominating ballot in the category of the Worst Supporting Actress category for her performance in the film Undiscovered (2005), however, she failed to receive a nomination.
34She was diagnosed with bipolar disorder and spoke on this topic to thousands of psychiatrists assembled for the American Psychiatric Association's Annual Meeting in May 2004 in New York City.
35Former stepdaughter of Connie Stevens, Harry Karl and Elizabeth Taylor.
36She had to stand on a box for many of her scenes with Harrison Ford in the original Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) trilogy because she was roughly a foot shorter than him and did not fit into the frame.
37When asked to choose her favorite moment from the original Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) trilogy, she explained that her favorite moments were the arguing scenes between her and Harrison Ford.
38She has confirmed in her autobiography that she disliked the "bagel bun" hairstyle she wore in the original Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977). However, prior to filming, the studio had requested that she lose some weight first, which she hadn't. Out of fear of being fired for it, she was eager to comply with everything that director George Lucas suggested, which included the hairstyle.
39She did her very first European signing in London, England in a hotel library on August 3, 2003. It was an exclusive one-day signing, and tickets limited to 500.
40Appeared in Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001), which also starred Mark Hamill. It was the first time the two had appeared in the same film since Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983). Neither of them knew the other was involved in the project until shortly after filming had been completed. They would later reunite again in Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015).
41Attended the Central School of Speech and Drama in London.
42Half-sister-in-law of Christopher Duddy and Byron Thames.
43She made her stage debut in 1975 in the chorus of the musical Irene, which starred her mother, Debbie Reynolds.
44The punk rock group Blink 182 wrote a song called "A New Hope", in which her Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) character Princess Leia is the lead singer's dream girl.
45Older half-sister of Joely Fisher and Tricia Leigh Fisher. Older sister of Todd Fisher.
46Mother, with Bryan Lourd, of daughter Billie Lourd (Billie Catherine Lourd), born on July 17, 1992.
47Her father Eddie Fisher left her mother, Debbie Reynolds, when Carrie was two years old in order to marry Elizabeth Taylor.
48Daughter of Eddie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds.
49In 1998, she checked into a substance-abuse program for addiction to prescription drugs.

#Quote
1[on being the daughter of a Jewish father and Protestant mother] I always felt the Jewish part more. In fact, growing up I felt like a Jew among WASPs.
2They always do [ask me to lose weight]. They want to hire part of me, not all of me. They want to hire about three-fourths, so I have to get rid of the fourth somehow. The fourth can't be with me. I made a joke!"
3George comes up to me the first day of filming and he takes one look at the dress and says, "You can't wear a bra under that dress." So, I say, "Okay, I'll bite. Why?" And he says, "Because. . . there's no underwear in space." What happens is you go to space and you become weightless. So far so good, right? But then your body expands??? But your bra doesn't--so you get strangled by your own bra. Now I think that this would make for a fantastic obit--so I tell my younger friends that no matter how I go, I want it reported that I drowned in moonlight, strangled by my own bra.
4"Resentment is like drinking poison and waiting for the other person to die." Wishful Drinking, 2008
5The father who flipped out about it [Lei's metal bikini in Return of the Jedi], 'What am I going to tell my kid about why she's in that outfit?' Tell them that a giant slug captured me and forced me to wear that stupid outfit, and then I killed him because I didn't like it. And then I took it off. Backstage.
6I got to be the only girl in an all boy fantasy, and it's a great role for women. She's a very proactive character and gets the job done. So if you're going to get typecast as something, that might as well be it for me. [On her role as Princess Leia]
7I'm not as cooperative as you might want a woman to be ... Every man, I think, or at least the ones I end up finding, there's no such thing as a consort. All men are kings. That was my little discovery in the process ... I really thought men's fantasy is to have an intellectual geisha. So what I did was I learned to cook and I took a massage course. But that's not all of it. You have to also agree. [On her relationship with Paul Simon]
8Even in space, there's a double standard. [On why Princess Leia never got her own light saber]
9[on the sale of Lucasfilm to Disney] I'm now a Disney Princess!
10[About what her father, Eddie Fisher, did to help Elizabeth Taylor after her husband Michael Todd's death] He rushed to her side, gradually moving to her front... He consoled her with flowers and, ultimately, he consoled her with his penis.
11[When asked if the character Princess Leia was the dark side of the force in your professional career] Oh, no. It was fun! I was young. People want it to be a problem for me. No. Those are great movies. Why shouldn't I be proud of being in that? The dark side? You ever see Hollywood Vice Squad (1986) or The Star Wars Holiday Special (1978)? How about Under the Rainbow (1981)? Was Star Wars the dark side? There's so much competition for that one.
12[on the cultural significance of her parents] I don't know if they were culturally significant, but they were very popular. My mother and my father were America's sweethearts. They literally received that tag. Even my parents sort of went along with the assumption that they were a good couple, but they probably weren't a very good couple. Anyway, my father was best friends with a man named Michael Todd. Mike Todd was married to Elizabeth Taylor. Mike Todd died in a plane crash, and my father consoled Elizabeth Taylor with his penis.
13On experience: Maturity: A stoic response to endless reality.
14On time: Instant gratification takes too long.
15On success: There is no point at which you can say, "Well, I'm successful now. I might as well take a nap".
16I think of my body as a side effect of my mind.
17I've got a lot of photos of me when I was very young at parties with celebrities, but I don't really remember the people or when the photos were taken.
18Leia is not a real character. She is more of a caricature, and is somewhat one-dimensional. It's not really possible to write out a list of Princess Leia's likes and dislikes. I do know her favorite color, though, it's white. She wears white all the time. But that doesn't help me much.
19I was born into big celebrity. It could only diminish.
20Describing the filming of Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980): "Mark [Hamill] was off on Dagobah while Harrison [Ford] and I were were getting drunk in Cloud City."
21Acting engenders and harbours qualities that are best left way behind in adolesence. People-pleasing, going on those interviews and jamming your whole personality into getting the job, ingratiating yourself to people you wouldn't f***ing spit on if they were on fire.
22Explaining why gaffer's tape was sometimes used under her Princess Leia costume in Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977): "As we all know, there is no underwear in space."
23Describing working with Harrison Ford on the original Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977): Mark was 24, I was 19 and he [Harrison] was 33. He was like the big man on campus. You looked at him and you said to yourself, 'He's going to be a star.'
24My father (Eddie Fisher) was a short Jewish man. My husband (Paul Simon) was a short Jewish man. Go figure.
25On merchandising for Star Wars: "I signed my likeness away. Every time I look in the mirror, I have to send Lucas a couple of bucks."
26Females get hired along procreative lines. After 40, we're kind of cooked.
27You can't find true affection in Hollywood because everyone does the fake affection so well.
28I always wanted to do what my mother did - get all dressed up, shoot people, fall in the mud. I never considered anything else.
29On her father's gossipy 1999 autobiography: "I'm going to have my DNA fumigated."
30I have no ambitions as an actress. I'm going to do a day's work on Scream 3 (2000), but that's all I can handle, a day's work.
31I was street smart, but unfortunately the street was Rodeo Drive.

#Trademark
1Small petite figure
2Deep husky voice
3Large brown eyes
4Often played smirking, sarcastic characters
5Princess Leia Organa in the Star Wars films

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  • danhoch

    Information is incorrect. Carrie died 1 day before Debbie Reynolds, not 1 week.

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