Actress, Author. The daughter of actress Debbie Reynolds and singer Eddie Fisher, she will be remembered for playing 'Princess Leia' in the "Star Wars" film franchise. She followed her parents into the entertainment industry and made her professional debut in the TV-Movie "Debbie Reynolds and the Sound of Children" (1969). In 1973, she co-starred opposite her mother on the Tony Award garnered play "Irene." After this experience, she studied at London's Central School of Speech and Drama. This was followed with her motion picture debut in "Shampoo" (1975). In 2008, She received an Emmy Award nomination for an episode from the series "30 Rock." Her 1987 novel "Postcards from the Edge" was made into a 1990 motion picture adaptation which starred Meryl Streep and Shirley MacLaine. Diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder, she went on to become an advocate for mental health issues. Additionally, she battled drug addiction during part of her career. She was briefly married to singer Paul Simon from 1983 until 1984. Her daughter Billie Lourd went on to become a successful actress in her own right. Fisher suffered a serious heart attack onboard a flight from London to Los Angeles and died four days later. Her book "The Princess Diarist" was released just prior to her death.
Bio by: C.S.