|Date of Birth
||21 October 1956,
|Place of Birth
||Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA
In the movie Scream 3 (2000), Fisher's character, Bianca Burnette, is mistaken for Carrie Fisher. Fisher pokes fun at herself with the line, "Yeah, I was up for the part of Princess Leia. But who gets it? The girl who slept with George Lucas!" Director's commentary on the Scream 3 DVD suggests that the sequence was in fact penned by Fisher herself.
In 2001, Fisher appeared in Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back as the nun in the car. This was the first time she starred in a movie together with Mark Hamill since the original Star Wars trilogy. She also co-wrote the TV comedy movie These Old Broads (2001), of which she was also co-executive producer. It starred her mother, Debbie Reynolds, as well as Elizabeth Taylor, Joan Collins, and Shirley MacLaine. In this, Taylor's character, an agent, explains to Reynolds's character, an actress, that she was in a drunken blackout when she married the actress's husband, "Freddy." Besides acting and writing, Fisher also works as a script doctor on the screenplays of other writers. Fisher also plays Peter Griffin's boss on the animated sitcom Family Guy. Fisher also appeared in a book of photographs titled Hollywood Moms (2001) for which she wrote the introduction.
Fisher published a Suzanne Vale sequel novel, The Best Awful There Is, in 2004. Since Postcards from the Edge Vale has married, become a parent, and divorced. She is also undergoing treatment for bipolar disorder, but is not entirely comfortable with her "normal" self. The book was later renamed The Best Awful.
Fisher wrote and performed in her one-woman play "Wishful Drinking" at the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles, CA from November 7, 2006 to January 14, 2007.
She is now a permanent judge on FOX's filmmaking-competition reality TV series On the Lot.