Jodie Foster didn't take home the trophy at the '77 Oscars, but she made up for the loss by winning the awards for Best Actress in a Leading Role in 1989 for "The Accused" and in 1992 for "The Silence of the Lambs," undoubtedly her most well-known role. The actress famously struggled with fan obsession: John Hinckley Jr. stalked Jodie while she was studying literature at Yale University, and on March 30, 1981, when she was a freshman, he attempted to assassinate President Ronald Reagan to get her attention.
The mother of two remains fiercely protective of her personal life, most notably her sexual orientation, the identities of her children's father(s), and the method by which her sons were conceived. However, in January 2013, she publicly revealed that she's a lesbian while accepting the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2013 Golden Globes. The following year, she married actress Alexandra Hedison.
Jodie continues to work steadily, even as she's begun focusing on her career as a director, helming episodes of "Orange Is the New Black" and "House of Cards" in recent years. Her last on-screen appearance was in 2013's "Elysium."
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