27 january, 1964
The daughter of Peter Fonda, granddaughter of Henry Fonda and niece of Jane Fonda, Bridget Fonda made her film debut at age five as an extra in Easy Rider (1969), but did not become interested in acting until after appearing in a high-school production of "Harvey." At 18, she enrolled at New York University and spent four years there and at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute.
She went on to hone her craft in workshop productions and worked on such stage projects as "Just Horrible," written by Nicholas Kazan. Bridget Fonda's film credits include Shag (1989), Scandal (1989), Strapless (1989), Single White Female (1992), Singles (1992), Point of No Return (1993), It Could Happen to You (1994), Rough Magic (1995), A Simple Plan (1998), and Kiss of the Dragon (2001). She has not acted since 2002, when she played the title role in the Hallmark television film Snow Queen (2002) (TV).
In 2003, Fonda suffered head and neck injuries when she drove her Jaguar over an embankment and off the Pacific Coast Highway. Later that year, she married Oingo Boingo frontman Danny Elfman and has since retired from show business.