Bridget Fonda

Bridget Jane Fonda (born January 27, 1964) is an Emmy- and Golden Globe Award-nominated American actress. Fonda was born in Los Angeles, California, into a family of actors, including her grandfather Henry Fonda, father Peter Fonda, and aunt Jane Fonda. Her mother, Susan Jane Brewer, is an artist. She is named after Margaret Sullavan's daughter Bridget Hayward, with whom her father was in love at one time. Her parents divorced and he re-married to Portia Rebecca Crockett (ex wife of author Thomas McGuane). Peter and Portia brought up Fonda and her brother Justin, and older stepbrother Thomas McGuane Jr (b circa 1962) in the Coldwater Canyon section of Los Angeles.
She attended Westlake School for Girls in Los Angeles. During this time, Bridget and Justin had little contact with their father or any of the Fonda family, recalling in an interview: "When I was a kid, the most important thing for me was my home... People would come and go, and things would change, but that place wouldn't. I loved it. I want to have that for the rest of my life. I want to have a place". She first became involved with the theatre when she was cast in a school production of Harvey. She refused to solicit acting tips and advice from her famous relatives, and studied method acting at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts and the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute.
She made her film debut as an extra in the 1969 movie Easy Rider as a child in the hippie commune that Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper visit on their trek across the United States. Her second film role was also a non-speaking role in the 1982 comedy Partners. It was not until 1988 that she had her first speaking role in a feature film starring with John Hurt in Scandal, based on the Profumo affair. That year, she also appeared in both You Can't Hurry Love and Shag.
Her first big role in a movie was when she starred as an attractive journalist in The Godfather, Part III. After gaining additional work experience on a few theater productions and small movie roles, she was cast in the lead for Barbet Schroeder's Single White Female. A review in the New Yorker proclaimed she had "...a provocative, taunting assertiveness" and Rolling Stone said that Fonda was "a comic delight". Fonda was also offered the role of Ally McBeal before Calista Flockhart, but turned it down to focus on her film career . On November 29, 2003, she married film composer and former Oingo Boingo frontman Danny Elfman (who composed The Simpsons theme song). They have one son, Oliver, born in January 2005. She has not appeared in a film since her marriage.