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Also Known As: Died:
Born: May 11, 1952 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Milford-on-Sea, England, GB Profession: actor, nanny

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The sympathetic, red-haired, porcelain-skinned Fisher has portrayed strong women on film and TV since the early 1980s. Born in England and raised there as well as in Italy, Turkey and Texas, she got her start on the ABC soap opera "The Edge of Night," appearing as the wealthy Deborah Saxon from 1976 to 1981. Fisher followed with a brief turn playing a record executive on "The Guiding Light" (CBS, 1985). During that time, she was studying at the Actors Studio and appeared in several theatrical productions, most notably Sam Shepard's Off-Broadway success "Fool for Love" (1984).

The sympathetic, red-haired, porcelain-skinned Fisher has portrayed strong women on film and TV since the early 1980s. Born in England and raised there as well as in Italy, Turkey and Texas, she got her start on the ABC soap opera "The Edge of Night," appearing as the wealthy Deborah Saxon from 1976 to 1981. Fisher followed with a brief turn playing a record executive on "The Guiding Light" (CBS, 1985). During that time, she was studying at the Actors Studio and appeared in several theatrical productions, most notably Sam Shepard's Off-Broadway success "Fool for Love" (1984).

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CAST: (feature film)

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 Portrait of Love (2015)
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 M Word, The (2014)
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 You're Not You (2014)
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 Host, The (2013)
9.
 Red Wing (2013)
10.
 Plush (2013)
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Milestones close milestones

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Traveled with family around the world because of father's job
1964:
Family settled in Orange, TX (date approximate)
1972:
After divorce, moved to NYC to study acting
1976:
Made TV debut on "The Edge of Night" (ABC)
1983:
Made film acting debut in "Can She Bake a Cherry Pie?" directed by Henry Jaglom
1984:
Co-starred in off-Broadway production of Sam Shepard's "Fool For Love"
1985:
Landed regular role of record executive Suzette Saxton on CBS soap "Guiding Light"
1988:
Moved to Los Angeles
1991:
Cast as Lucille Ball in CBS movie "Lucy & Desi: Before the Laughter"
1992:
Breakthrough screen role, Strawberry Alice in Clint Eastwood's "Unforgiven"
1994:
Reteamed with Henry Jaglom for "Babyfever"
1995:
Appeared regularly on Fox series "Strange Luck" as waitress Angie
1997:
Played Kate Winslet's starchy mother in James Cameron's Oscar-winning blockbuster "Titanic"
1999:
Reteamed with Eastwood for "True Crime"
2002:
Acted in Sundance festival-screened feature "Blue Car"
2002:
Cast as the lead character's mother on midseason replacement series "Glory Days" (The WB)
2003:
Featured in the "House of Sand and Fog" with Ben Kingsley and Jennifer Connelly
2004:
Appeared in "Laws of Attraction" with Pierce Brosnan and Julianne Moore
2005:
Cast in the last play written by Arthur Miller "Finishing the Picture" at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago, IL
2006:
Appeared in the play "The Cherry Orchard" at Los Angeles' Mark Taper Forum
2007:
Co-starred in Paul Haggis' "In the Valley of Elah"
2007:
Cast in "The Kingdom," directed by Peter Berg, and starring Jamie Foxx and Jennifer Garner
2008:
Acted in ensemble indie drama "Jolene"
2008:
Played the narrator and suffragist in "A Single Woman"
2010:
Guest starred on "Two and a Half Men" (CBS), "Private Practice" (ABC), and "Sons of Anarchy" (FX)
2011:
Cast in drama-thriller "The Roommate," starring Leighton Meester and Minka Kelly
2011:
Acted opposite Abigail Breslin in "Janie Jones"
2011:
Played supporting role in "The Lincoln Lawyer," starring Matthew McConaughey
2013:
Cast opposite Saoirse Ronan in sci-fi romance "The Host," adapted from novel by Stephenie Meyer
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Education

Lutcherstark High School: Orange , Texas -
Actors Studio: New York , New York -

Notes

Fisher and her daughter were briefly trapped by fire in the second story of their Vancouver, British Columbia home on Christmas Day, 2001. The pair managed to climb out of a window onto the roof of an adjacent home from which they jumped to safety. Fisher suffered burns to her hands while her daughter underwent treatment for smoke inhalation.

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husband:
Billy Mack Hamilton. High school sweetheart; married in 1970; divorced in 1972.
companion:
Clint Eastwood. Actor, director, producer. Born on May 31, 1930; together from 1989-94.

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father:
Bill Fisher. Construction supervisor. Oversaw building of oil refineries in Brazil, Turkey, Iowa and France.
mother:
Olga Fisher. Died of heart failure in 1967.
brother:
William Fisher. Activist. Raised by Fisher after their mother died; spokesperson for the Internet movement "Censure Bill [Clinton] and Move On".
daughter:
Francesca Ruth Fisher Eastwood. Born on August 7, 1993; father, Clint Eastwood.
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