She is an American film actress and film director. Throughout her career, she has won two Golden Globes and two Oscars. She studied at the exclusive school "Lycée Français de Los Angeles", and then at Yale University, wherein 1985 she graduated Magna cum laude in English Literature. Jodie Foster received the Cecil B. DeMille Award for her entire career at the 2013 Golden Globes. She is considered one of the greatest actresses of her generation and her performance in dramatic films, particularly in Taxi Driver and The Silence of the Lambs are considered iconic, although she also occasionally dabbled in comedy.
She made her debut at the age of two starring in a television commercial for Coppertone suntan lotions. At the age of four, she began acting in television series. At the age of 13, she achieved her first film success with Martin Scorsese's Taxi Driver, earning an Oscar nomination!
Foster's performances are remarkable, characterizing emotionally charged women, giving her characters a complex profile of mixed emotions. With roles in films such as The Accused, Silence of the Lambs, Contact and Panic Room. At the end of the 1990s, she began to space out her work.
She was offered a million-dollar salary to reprise her role as "Detective Starling" in The Silence of the Lambs for the sequel Hannibal, but unlike Anthony Hopkins, she refused to participate in it; according to some, because she was afraid of not matching the level of the first film, and according to others, because the plot of the sequel was too gruesome.