- Source of Wealth: Film, Television, Novel, Screenwriting
- Age: 63
- Birth Place: Beverly Hills, California
- Height: 5’1″ (1.55 m)
- Marital Status: Divorced (Paul Simon)
- Full Name: Carrie Frances Fisher
- Nationality: American
- Date of Birth: October 21, 1956
- Occupation: Actress, Novelist, Screenwriter, Performance Artist
- Children: 1 (Billie Catherine Lourd)
She has earned her wealth primarily through her acting career. She is also a talented novelist. She played the role of Princess Leia in the original Star Wars trilogy. Her bestselling novel “Postcards from the Edge” and screenplay for a film of the same name brought her fame and stardom. She is also known for her autobiographical one-woman play, Wishful Drinking. Carrie wrote a non-fiction book based on it.
Carrie Fisher was born on 21st October, 1956 in Beverly Hills, California, U.S. She appeared as a singer and debutante in the hit Broadway revival Irene. She began her film career with Shampoo in 1975. She attended the London School of Speech and Drama for 18 months before she did her first film. In 1977, Fisher received the offer to play Princess Leia in the Stars Wars trilogy.
She has done innumerable movies and TV series. She was seen in some of the most popular television shows such as Sex and the City, and Family Guy. Her book “Postcards from the Edge” was turned into a film in which Meryl Streep, Shirley MacLaine, and Dennis Quaid were starred. She has also worked with Woody Allen in “Hannah and her Sisters”, and played an important role in “Harry Met Sally”.
Her most successful relationship was with the famous musician Paul Simon. She married Simon in August 1983, but eventually the couple divorced. They dated again briefly after their divorce. She was reportedly suffering from the bipolar disorder once.