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Carrie Fisher

Carrie Fisher (born October 21, 1956) is an American actress.

She was born Carrie Frances Fisher in Beverly Hills, California, the daughter of singer Eddie Fisher and actress Debbie Reynolds. Her brother is Todd Fisher. Her half sisters are actress Joely Fisher and actress Tricia Leigh Fisher, whose mother is actress Connie Stevens.

Carrie Fisher attended Beverly Hills High School and then Central School of Speech and Drama in London, England.

Her first film appearance was in Shampoo (1975). In 1977, she played Princess Leia in Stars Wars. It was a huge success and made her famous in her own right.

In 1987, Fisher's autobiographical book Postcards From the Edge was published. It was made into a movie of the same title in 1989 starring Meryl Streep, Shirley MacLaine and Dennis Quaid.

Fisher was married to musician Paul Simon (1983-1984).

She is the mother of Billie Catherine Fisher, whose father is agent Bryan Loard.


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