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