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Also Known As: Died: December 27, 2016
Born: October 21, 1956 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Beverly Hills, California, USA Profession: Cast ...
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1968:
First appeared onstage in her mother's Las Vegas, NV act at age 12
1973:
Made Broadway debut as chorus girl in a revival of "Irene"; starred her mother, Debbie Reynolds
1975:
Film acting debut in "Shampoo"
1977:
First leading film role as Princess Leia in "Star Wars"
1977:
Appeared in TV version of "Come Back, Little Sheba" (NBC)
1980:
Reprised role of Princess Leia in "The Empire Strikes Back"
1980:
Appeared on Broadway in "Censored Scenes From King Kong"
1982:
Assumed title role in the Broadway production of "Agnes of God"
1983:
Again played the role of Leia in "The Return of the Jedi"
1986:
Appeared in the Woody Allen film "Hannah and her Sisters"
1987:
Published first novel, <i>Postcards From the Edge</i>
1989:
Played a major supporting role in "When Harry Met Sally"
1989:
Played Tom Hanks' wife in the dark comedy "The Burbs"
1990:
Screenwriting debut, adapted her novel for the screen, "Postcards From the Edge"
1991:
Published the novel <i>Surrender the Pink</i>
1993:
Published the semi-autobiographical, <i>Delusions of Grandma</i>
1996:
Contributed column to <i>Live</i> magazine entitled "Travels With Billie"
1997:
Appeared as a therapist in "Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery"
2000:
Played an actress mistaken for Carrie Fisher in "Scream 3"
2001:
Wrote the teleplay for the ABC movie, "These Old Broads" starring her mother Debbie Reynolds
2001:
Played a nun in "Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back"
2003:
Appeared as Mother Superior in "Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle"
2005:
Cast in "Undiscovered," a film which follows a group of aspiring entertainers trying to establish careers
2006:
Performed in a one-woman autobiographical show, "Wishful Drinking," at the Geffen Playhouse; also includes songs in the monologue
2007:
Appeared in several episodes of Showtime's suburban pot comedy "Weeds," as Celia's (Elizabeth Perkins) divorce lawyer
2007:
Garnered an Emmy nomination for her guest starring role on NBC's "30 Rock"
2009:
Will bring her one-woman show "Wishful Drinking" to Broadway (September)
2009:
Earned Grammy nomination for Best Spoken Word for album <i>Wishful Drinking</i>
2013:
Made franchise return in "Star Wars: Episode VII," confirmed by George Lucas

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