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October 21, 1956
Carrie Frances Fisher was born in Beverly Hills, California, the daughter of singer Eddie Fisher and actress Debbie Reynolds.
In 1975, Fisher made her film debut in the Columbia comedy Shampoo starring Warren Beatty, Julie Christie and Goldie Hawn, with Lee Grant and Jack Warden as her character's parents.Purchase on Amazon
Star Wars, 1977
In 1977, Fisher starred as Princess Leia in Star Wars (later retitled Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope) opposite Mark Hamill and Harrison Ford.Purchase on Amazon
The Blues Brothers, 1980
The Blues Brothers
In 1980, Fisher appeared in The Blues Brothers film as Jake's vengeful ex-lover; she is listed in the credits as "Mystery Woman".Purchase on Amazon
The Empire Strikes Back, 1980
The Empire Strikes Back
In 1980, she reprised her role as Princess Leia in The Empire Strikes Back, and appeared as herself with her Star Wars costars on the cover of the July 12, 1980 issue of Rolling Stone to promote the film.Purchase on Amazon
Return of the Jedi, 1983
Return of the Jedi
In 1983, Fisher returned to the role of Princess Leia in Return of the Jedi, and posed in the Princess Leia metal bikini on the cover of the Summer 1983 issue of Rolling Stone to promote the film.Purchase on Amazon
Postcards from the Edge, 1987
Postcards from the Edge
In 1987, Fisher published her first novel, Postcards from the Edge. It became a bestseller, and she received the Los Angeles Pen Award for Best First Novel.Purchase on Amazon
Postcards from the Edge, 1990
Postcards from the Edge
In 1990, Columbia Pictures released a film version of Postcards from the Edge, adapted for the screen by Fisher and starring Meryl Streep, Shirley MacLaine, and Dennis Quaid.Purchase on Amazon
Screenwriting, 1991 – 2005
1991 – 2005, Besides acting and writing original works, Fisher was one of the top script doctors in Hollywood, working on the screenplays of other writers. She did uncredited polishes on movies from 1991 to 2005.
Women of Vision Award, 2005
Women of Vision Award
In 2005, Women in Film & Video - DC recognized Fisher with the Women of Vision Award.
Wishful Drinking, 2006
In 2007, Fisher wrote and performed in her one-woman play Wishful Drinking at the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles from November 7, 2006, to January 14, 2007.
Wishful Drinking, 2008
In 2008, Fisher published her autobiographical book, Wishful Drinking, based on her successful play.Purchase on Amazon
Wishful Drinking, 2010
In 2010, HBO aired a feature-length documentary based on a special live performance of Fisher's Wishful Drinking stage production.
In 2011, Fisher released her non-fiction title Shockaholic.Purchase on Amazon
Star Wars Episode VII, 2015
Star Wars Episode VII
In 2015, Fisher reprised her role of Princess Leia in Star Wars Episode VII, subtitled The Force Awakens, released worldwide on December 18, 2015. Fisher was nominated for a 2016 Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress for her portrayalPurchase on Amazon
The Princess Diarist, 2016
The Princess Diarist
In 2016, Fisher released her memoir, The Princess Diarist. The book is based on diaries she kept while filming the original Star Wars trilogy in the late 70s and early 80s.Purchase on Amazon