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Jodie Foster

Ancestry of
Jodie Foster

Movie Actress


Who is Jodie Foster?

Jodie Foster is an American movie actress who has won numerous awards include two Academy Awards for Best Actress for the films The Accused (1989) and The Silence of the Lambs (1992). Although she started her career with television roles, it was the big screen that made her famous. Her first significant role that made her a star is arguably Taxi Driver (1976) for which she received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress portraying a child prostitute.

One fan became obsessed with Jodie Foster after watching the film Taxi Driver a number of times. John Hinckley, Jr. claimed that his assassination attempt on U.S. President Ronald Reagan in 1981 was meant to impress Foster.

Famous Kin

Jodie Foster is the 9th great-granddaughter of Mayflower passengers John Alden and Priscilla Mullins. She has a number of presidential kin including Presidents John Adams, John Quincy Adams, Rutherford B. Hayes, Calvin Coolidge, William Howard Taft, Richard Nixon, and George W. Bush.

Jodie Foster has kinship to a number of fellow thespians including John Wayne, Raquel Welch, Marilyn Monroe (probable), Orson Welles, Bing Crosby, Humphrey Bogart, Dick Van Dyke, Ted Danson, Henry and Jane Fonda, Paget Brewster, and Lucille Ball.

Some historically significant cousins include artist John Trumbull, poets William Cullen Bryant and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Scopes Monkey Trial lawyer Clarence Darrow, women's rights advocate Susan B. Anthony, and the infamous accused murderess Lizzie Borden.


Some of the most recently added connections of famous kin for Jodie Foster

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Ted Danson

TV Actor - “Cheers”, “CSI”

10th cousin
via Thomas Judd

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Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Jr.

New York Times Publisher

11th cousin
via Edmund Freeman

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Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Jr.

New York Times Publisher

8th cousin
via John Alden

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Arthur Gregg Sulzberger

New York Times Publisher

11th cousin 1 time removed
via Edmund Freeman

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Arthur Gregg Sulzberger

New York Times Publisher

8th cousin 1 time removed
via John Alden

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Thomas Sadoski

Stage, TV and Movie Actor

11th cousin 1 time removed
via Edmund Freeman

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Melville Fuller

8th Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court

7th cousin 3 times removed
via John Alden

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Thomas White

(c1599 - 1679)
Great Migration Immigrant 1635

9th great-grandfather

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Samuel Cony

31st Governor of Maine

6th cousin 4 times removed
via John Alden

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David Ogden Stiers

Broadway, TV and Movie Actor

10th cousin
via John Alden

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Ethan Peck

TV and Movie Actor

10th cousin 1 time removed
via Anthony Fisher

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Charlie Munger

Vice-Chairman of Berkshire Hathaway

10th cousin
via Thomas White

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Joe Keery

TV and Movie Actor

11th cousin 1 time removed
via John Porter

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Joe Keery

TV and Movie Actor

11th cousin
via Richard Goodrich

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Gregory Peck

Movie Actor

9th cousin 1 time removed
via Anthony Fisher

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George Howard Earle

30th Governor of Pennsylvania

10th cousin 2 times removed
via Henry Scott

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Joe Keery

TV and Movie Actor

10th cousin 2 times removed
via Joseph Loomis

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Joe Keery

TV and Movie Actor

10th cousin 1 time removed
via William Buell

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Joe Keery

TV and Movie Actor

10th cousin 1 time removed
via Robert Webster

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Joe Keery

TV and Movie Actor

10th cousin 1 time removed
via Edward Griswold

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Albert G. Spalding

Co-Founder of Spalding Sporting Goods Co.

8th cousin 4 times removed
via Richard Willard

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Charlie Baker

72nd Governor of Massachusetts

10th cousin 2 times removed
via Richard Willard

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Charlie Baker

72nd Governor of Massachusetts

9th cousin 1 time removed
via David Wheeler

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Charles Edward Merrill

Co-Founder of Merrill Lynch & Company

7th cousin 2 times removed
via Joseph Alden

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Charles Edward Merrill

Co-Founder of Merrill Lynch & Company

8th cousin 3 times removed
via John Dunham

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Jodie Foster photo by Alan Light (CC BY 2.0)