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Carrie Fisher

 
Date Of Birth:
October 21, 1956
Date Of Death:
December 27, 2016 (60)
Birth Place:
Beverly Hills, CA, USA
Bio:
Carrie Fisher was a beloved cultural icon, best known for her role as Princess Leia in the original Star Wars trilogy, a role which she most recently reprised in the record-breaking box office hit Star Wars: The Force Awakens in December 2015. Her autobiographical one-woman Broadway show, ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: October 21, 1956
Date of Death: December 27, 2016 (60)

Birth Place: Beverly Hills, CA, USA

Bio:
Carrie Fisher was a beloved cultural icon, best known for her role as Princess Leia in the original Star Wars trilogy, a role which she most recently reprised in the record-breaking box office hit Star Wars: The Force Awakens in December 2015. Her autobiographical one-woman Broadway show, ... (read complete bio)

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Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2009
Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1982
Agnes [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1980
Iris
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1973
Ensemble/Other Roles
Debutante

Writing

Playwright
Story

Carrie Fisher Biography

Carrie Fisher was a beloved cultural icon, best known for her role as Princess Leia in the original Star Wars trilogy, a role which she most recently reprised in the record-breaking box office hit Star Wars: The Force Awakens in December 2015.


Her autobiographical one-woman Broadway show, Wishful Drinking debuted in 2006 at Westwood's Geffen Playhouse with Joshua Ravetch directing. It went on to enjoy a successful Broadway run and toured in additional cities. In 2010, HBO filmed a feature-length documentary of the stage play. She later released a non-fiction book of the same name based on the show.

In addition to WISHFUL DRINKING, Fisher appeared on Broadway in the role of Agnes in 1982's AGNES OF GOD. Other Broadway credits include 1980's CENSORED SCENES FROM KING KONG, and 1973's musical comedy IRENE.

Fisher was also known for her semi-autobiographical novels, including Postcards from the Edge, and the screenplay for the film of the same name. Her other film roles included Shampoo (1975), The Blues Brothers (1980), Hannah and Her Sisters (1986), The 'Burbs (1989), and When Harry Met Sally (1989).

Her TV credits included hosting NBC's Saturday Night Live in 1978, and guest appearances in such shows as 30 Rock (Emmy nomination), Family Guy and Catastrophe.

Carrie Fisher Awards and Nominations

 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2010 - Outstanding Solo Performance Gold Star
Carrie Fisher, Wishful Drinking
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2009 - Outstanding Solo Performance
Carrie Fisher, Wishful Drinking

Carrie Fisher News

10TH ANNUAL TRIBUTE TO THE STAR WARS HOLIDAY SPECIAL to Play The Slipper Room Photo 10TH ANNUAL TRIBUTE TO THE STAR WARS HOLIDAY SPECIAL to Play The Slipper Room
by Blair Ingenthron - Nov 20, 2022

Handsome Brad and Cherry Pitz will present: Hotsy Totsy Burlesque's 10th Annual Tribute to The Star Wars Holiday Special at The Slipper Room on Thursday, December 8, 2022.

Mitch and Murray Productions Kicks Off Its 10th Anniversary With The World Premiere O Photo Mitch and Murray Productions Kicks Off Its 10th Anniversary With The World Premiere Of INSTANTANEOUS BLUE
by Stephi Wild - Nov 2, 2022

Mitch and Murray Productions launches its 2022-2023 season, which marks the company's ten-year anniversary, with the world premiere of Instantaneous Blue from Friday, January 6 to Sunday, January 22, 2023 at The Waterfront Theatre on Granville Island.

Review: Meg Flather Premieres New Play HOLD ON TIGHT at United Solo Theatre Festival Photo Review: Meg Flather Premieres New Play HOLD ON TIGHT at United Solo Theatre Festival
by Stephen Mosher - Oct 13, 2022

With her new one-woman solo show, Meg Flather has taken her storytelling to a whole new level.

Interview: Gerald Sternbach's Making Music in JASON GRAAE'S GRAAETEST HITS & More Photo Interview: Gerald Sternbach's Making Music in JASON GRAAE'S GRAAETEST HITS & More
by Gil Kaan - Oct 4, 2022

Jason Graae brings his Graaetest (not a typo!) Hits ‚Äď The Sequel to the El Portal October 21, 2022, accompanied by musical director Gerald Sternbach. I got a chance to catch up with Jerry after years of path-crossing at benefits and concerts.

Interview: Sean Barrett of THE LAND OF OZ at Autumn At Oz Festival Photo Interview: Sean Barrett of THE LAND OF OZ at Autumn At Oz Festival
by Jared Fessler - Aug 26, 2022

Fun fact! Did you know Judy Garland was born in Grand Rapids Minnesota? In fact, they have a Judy Garland Museum there with her home as well as other items of Judy Garland and the iconic Wizard of Oz.

& JULIET, Starring Lorna Courtney, Betsy Wolfe, Stark Sands and More, Will Open on Br Photo & JULIET, Starring Lorna Courtney, Betsy Wolfe, Stark Sands and More, Will Open on Broadway This October
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 7, 2022

Currently playing a long-awaited pre-Broadway engagement in Toronto, & Juliet will transfer directly to Broadway, with previews beginning October 28, 2022 ahead of a November 17, 2022 opening at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre. Tickets are available now!

STAR WARS to Screen At The Ellen Theatre This Month Photo STAR WARS to Screen At The Ellen Theatre This Month
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 3, 2022

STAR WARS: EPISODE IV - A NEW HOPE hits The Ellen Theatre's big screen, Saturday, June 18 at 7:30 PM.

The Hollywood Museum to Present an Industry Moms Mother's Day Exhibit Photo The Hollywood Museum to Present an Industry Moms Mother's Day Exhibit
by Marissa Tomeo - Apr 23, 2022

‚ÄúFor most, our mother is your first friend, your best friend, your forever friend.¬† Our mother‚Äôs love is unconditional and only grows stronger over a lifetime,‚ÄĚ says Donelle Dadigan (Founder/President of the Hollywood Museum).

Pacific Symphony Announces SUMMERFEST 2022 Photo Pacific Symphony Announces SUMMERFEST 2022
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 14, 2022

Pacific Symphony has once again put together an entertaining SummerFest program for 2022. For this summer's programming, all three concerts will be held in the beautiful setting of FivePoint Amphitheatre (located in the heart of Orange County) in Irvine.

North Coast Repertory Theatre to Stage AN EVENING WITH GROUCHO Photo North Coast Repertory Theatre to Stage AN EVENING WITH GROUCHO
by Marissa Tomeo - Apr 8, 2022

Award-winning actor/director Frank Ferrante re-creates his acclaimed New York and London stage portrayal celebrating America's greatest comedian - Groucho Marx.  You will feel as though Groucho is back, as Ferrante sings, dances and performs classic routines on the North Coast Rep stage, May 2nd & 3rd, 2022 at 7:30pm.

Carrie Fisher Videos

Celine Dion Musical Comedy TITANIQUE To Play Off-Broadway This Summer Videoplay
Celine Dion Musical Comedy TITANIQUE To Play Off-Broadway This Summer

by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 29, 2022

In celebration of C√©line Dion‚Äôs birthday on March 30, Tony Award-winning producer¬†Eva Price¬†(Jagged Little Pill, Oklahoma!) has¬†announced that¬†Titanique¬†‚Ästthe irresistibly funny and irreverent new musical send-up of the blockbuster film¬†Titanic,¬†featuring the songs of pop icon¬†C√©line Dion¬†‚Ästwill open off-Broadway this summer at¬†The Asylum Theatre¬†(307 W 26th St.)

VIDEO: Watch the Trailer for Upcoming Documentary BELUSHI Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch the Trailer for Upcoming Documentary BELUSHI

by Stage Tube - Sep 30, 2020

The feature-length film examines the too-short life of the once-in-a-generation talent John Belushi, who captured the hearts and funny bones of devoted audiences.

VIDEO: Watch the 'Honest Trailers' Take on STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch the 'Honest Trailers' Take on STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER

by Stage Tube - Mar 25, 2020

Honest Trailers has released their take on the trailer for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker!

VIDEO: Listen to the Song Lin-Manuel Miranda Created for STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWA Videoplay
VIDEO: Listen to the Song Lin-Manuel Miranda Created for STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER!

by Stage Tube - Jan 22, 2020

Disney Music has shared a video from the most recent Star Wars film, The Rise of Skywalker, which features a song that Lin-Manuel Miranda wrote for the film. The clip shows the the Aki Aki's of the planet Pasaana singing Miranda's song a?oeLido Heya?? for the celebration scene in the film.

VIDEO: Watch a Special Look at STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch a Special Look at STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER

by Stage Tube - Nov 29, 2019

Join fans around the world in celebrating the unparalleled legacy of¬†Star Wars¬†by enjoying and sharing the special look that was shown¬†tonight on ABC's¬†‚ÄúThe Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration‚ÄĚ in a salute to¬†Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker,¬†the epic conclusion of the Skywalker saga.

VIDEO: J.J. Abrams Reveals a Message from the Late Carrie Fisher on THE LATE SHOW WIT Videoplay
VIDEO: J.J. Abrams Reveals a Message from the Late Carrie Fisher on THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT

by Stage Tube - Nov 26, 2019

J.J. Abrams is the director for 'Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker' and he talks about an eerie message the late Carrie Fisher left him in her last book.

VIDEO: JJ Abrams Says the Script of STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER Was Almost Leake Videoplay
VIDEO: JJ Abrams Says the Script of STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER Was Almost Leaked

by Stage Tube - Nov 25, 2019

Abrams talks about missing Carrie Fisher, who almost spoiled the film and what fans can expect in ‚ÄúStar Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.‚ÄĚ

VIDEO: Get a Special Look at STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER Videoplay
VIDEO: Get a Special Look at STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER

by Stage Tube - Nov 25, 2019

Take a look back at Star Wars' impact on pop culture over four decades of storytelling in this new STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER special look that aired during The American Music Awards. 

VIDEO: Watch the New Trailer for STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER! Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch the New Trailer for STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER!

by Stage Tube - Oct 21, 2019

Watch the final, exciting trailer for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker that debuted during halftime of ESPN's ‚ÄúMonday Night Football‚ÄĚ NFL game between the New England Patriots and the New York Jets.

VIDEO: Watch Billie Lourd Sing 'American Girl' in Honor of Her Mom, Carrie Fisher Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch Billie Lourd Sing 'American Girl' in Honor of Her Mom, Carrie Fisher

by Stage Tube - Oct 21, 2019

Actress Billie Lourd honored her late mother, Carrie Fisher, in an Instagram video posted earlier today.


Carrie Fisher Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Carrie Fisher been in?
Carrie Fisher has appeared on Broadway in 4 shows.

How many West End shows has Carrie Fisher been in?
Carrie Fisher has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Carrie Fisher been nominated for?
Outstanding Solo Performance (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Wishful Drinking and Outstanding Solo Performance (Drama Desk Awards) for Wishful Drinking .

What awards has Carrie Fisher won?
Outstanding Solo Performance (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Wishful Drinking.

How many shows has Carrie Fisher written?
Carrie Fisher has written 2 shows including Wishful Drinking (Playwright), In Your Arms (Story).