Happy Birthday, Carrie Fisher

October 21, 2011 at 12:01 am | Posted in Birthday, Entertainment | Leave a comment

Today Roqoo Depot wishes a very happy birthday to actress Carrie Fisher! Forever famous for her portrayal of Princess Leia in the Star Wars films, Carrie has gone on to establish herself as a successful writer with six books, three screenplays, and two plays.

Carrie was born in Beverly Hills, CA to singer Eddie Fisher and actress Debbie Reynolds. Her parents divorced when she was two, and she attended Beverly Hills High School before going off on the road with her mom. At age 17 she appeared in the Broadway play Irene alongside her mother. That same year she attended London’s Central School of Speech and Drama. Two years later she got a part in her first film, Shampoo. It took only two more years for her to land her biggest gig ever, Star Wars.

After Star Wars she did TV, film, and even hosted Saturday Night Live with a memorable sketch as the “Beach Blanket Bimbo from Outer Space” alongside Billy Murray, Gilda Radner, John Belushi, and Dan Aykroyd. In 1980 she was in the Blues Brothers, the Broadway play Censored Scenes from King Kong, and Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back.

More films and plays followed, along with her first book in 1987, Postcards From the Edge which was a bestseller. She went on to movies like When Harry Met Sally, The ‘Burbs, Scream 3, Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, and Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back. Behind the scenes she’s worked as a script doctor, a person who polishes off screenplays. She’s also done voice work as Peter Griffin’s boss Angela in Family Guy, as well as parts for Robot Chicken and Family Guy’s Star Wars specials.

Currently Carrie has a new book coming out on November 1st called Shockaholic and her play Wishful Drinking is on tour with dates available on her website. If you’d like to wish her a happy birthday, be sure to drop by her Facebook or Twitter pages.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

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