Jodie Foster is an American actress, director, and producer, born on November 19, 1962, in California. She began her career as a child actress in the 1970s and gained prominence as a result of her roles in films such as “Taxi Driver” (1976) and “The Silence of the Lambs” (1991). Foster has won two Academy Awards, three BAFTA Awards, and three Golden Globe Awards. In addition to her acting career, she is also a director and producer, and has worked on films such as “Little Man Tate” (1991) and “Money Monster” (2016). Foster is also a philanthropist and has supported various causes, including LGBT rights and youth education.