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Who Is Carrie Fisher? Know About Her Age, Death, Net Worth, Career, Personal Life, & Relationship

Shaile Published On Tue Aug 13 2019   Modified On Tue Aug 13 2019
Who Is Carrie Fisher? Know About Her Age, Death, Net Worth, Career, Personal Life, & Relationship


    Who Is Carrie Fisher? Know About Her Age, Death, Net Worth, Career, Personal Life, & Relationship

    Carrie Fisher was an American actress, writer, and comedian. As being an actor she is known for portraying Princess Leia in Star Wars film franchise for which she was nominated for four Saturn Awards. For her role on 30 Rock and Catastrophe, she was nominated twice for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series. As writer, she had written a screenplay for the film version of Postcards From The Edge for which she had nominated a BAFTA Award for Best Adapted Screenplay. She worked as a script doctor for other writer's screenplays on Hook, Sister Act and many more.

    Carrie Fisher's Early Life, Parents, & Education

    Carrie Frances Fisher was born on 21st October 1956 in Burbank, California, United States. She belonged to white ethnicity with the birth sign of Libra.

    Talking about Carrie's family, she was the only child of Eddie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds. Her mother was an actress and his father was a singer. Her parents got divorced when she was two years old. Her Father married actress Connie Stevens and from that relation, she has two half-sisters.

    From a young age, she was interested in reading books her family used to call her a bookworm. She mostly spent her time reading Classic literature and writing poetry. Fishers attended Beverly Hills High School. At a young age, she worked as an actress and singer in the hit Broadway revival Irene in which her mother had a main role when she was 16 years old.

    Later she enrolled at London's Central School of Speech and Drama for 18 months and later joined Sarah Lawrence College in Yonkers, New York. But dropped from the college without graduating.

    Personal Life & Relationship History

    Fisher was married and had one child daughter from her marriage. She met musician Paul Simon while filming Star Wars and dated for six years 1977 to 1983. Later she was engaged to Canadian actor Dan Aykroyd

    Carrie Fisher and Paul Simon
    Carrie Fisher and Paul Simon 

    She again moved to her previous boyfriend Paul and got married in August 1983. Carrie and her husband lived together for 1 year and got divorced in July 1984. Then She was in a relationship with talent agent Bryan Lourd.

    Carrie Fisher and Bryan Lourd
    Carrie Fisher and Bryan Lourd 

    The couple also welcomed their first child Billie Lourd on 17th July 1992. The couple ended their relationship when she found Bryan Lourd was in a homosexual relationship. 

    Carrie Fisher and her daughter
    Carrie Fisher and her daughter 

    She described Lourd as her second husband but she was never legally married.

    Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford
    Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford

    She also had an affair with Harrison Ford for three months during the shoot of Star Wars in 1976. 

    Carrie discussed her diagnosis of bipolar disorder and her addictions to cocaine and prescription medication. She told that drug was a form of self-medication, she used pain medication to control her bipolar disorder. 

    Furthermore, she also gave nicknames to her bipolar moods Roy and Pam. While she used drugs she feels like a normal. She took electroconvulsive therapy for her treatments and she received ECT every six weeks to blow apart the cement in her brain.


    She was to be appeared on the episode of 8 out of 10 Cats and her flight was on 23rd December 2016 from London to Los Angeles where she suffered a medical emergency fifteen minutes before the aircraft landed and was taken to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center where she was placed on a Ventilator.

    She died on 27th December 2016 and her daughter Billie Lourd confirmed the cause of death due to cardiac arrest in a statement to the press. Many of her co-stars and directors from Star Wars and other works also shared their thoughts on her funeral.

    Net Worth & Career

    At the time of her death, Carrie Fisher had an estimated net worth of around $25 million (as per Celebrity Net Worth). Celebrity like Morgan Macgregor, Bar Refaeli, and Candice Swanepoel has similar net worth as Carrie Fisher at the time of her death. 

    Most of her earning came from her acting in films and television series as an actor. She took $40,000 per episode from the series Family Guy in which she appeared in 25 episodes for which she earned $1,000,000 in total and $80,000 per episode in Catastrophe for which she appeared in 5 episodes in which she earned $400,000 in total.

    Here are some movies with her salary included.

    MovieReleased DateSalary
    Scream 32000$145,000
    Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle2003$80,000
    The Women2008$650,000
    Star Wars: Episode VII-The Force Awakens2015$1,500,000
    Star Wars: Episode VIII-The Last Jedi2017$2,000,000

    She also had earned end profit from her movies and here is some of her movie with budget and box office collections.

    MovieReleased Date BudgetBox-Office Collection
    Star Wars1977$11 million$775.4 million
    The Empire Strikes Back1980$18 million$538.4 million
    Return of the Jedi1983$32.5-42.7 million$475.1-572.7 million
    The 'Burbs1989$18 million$49.1 million
    When Harry Met Sally1989$16 million$92.8 million
    Star Wars: The Force Awakens2015$306 million$2.068 billion
    Star Wars: The Last Jedi2017$317 million$1.333 billion

    Furthermore, talking about her house, she and her husband had an estate in Beverly Hills estate which was estimated to be worth around $18 million. Which was gone to her daughter after her death. 


    Carrie debut Debbie Reynolds and the Sound of Children with her mother in 1969. Later she appeared in 1975 movie Shampoo. Her main role movie came in 1977 directed by Gorge Lucas' epic space opera and the first film of Star Wars trilogy. In this movie, she shared a screen with actors like Harrison Ford and Mark Hamill. Later appeared in various Star Wars series. 

    She also appeared with Tom Hanks in 1989 movie The 'Burbs. She worked as a screenwriter based on her novel Postcards from The Edge. She also had done many television series for one or two episodes. She had given her voice for television animation Family Guy from 2005 to 2017 in 25 episodes. 

    For her work, she was nominated in various Awards including Primetime Emmy Awards, BAFTA Awards and won Grammy Awards for The Princess Diarist and Teen Choice Awards in Choice Movie Actress: Fantasy for her role in Star Wars: Episode VIII- The Last Jedi.

    Quick Summary of Carrie Fisher

    Who was Carrie?

    Carrie Fisher was an American actress, writer, and comedian.

    What was her height?

    Her height was 5 feet 5 inches or 165 in cm.

    What was Carrie Fisher's Net Worth at the time of her death?

    Carrie Fisher had an estimated net worth of around $25 million.