There is a lot more to Billie Catherine Lourd than just being the daughter of Carrie Fisher: she has her own career and identity.
Billie Catherine Lourd – Bio
According to her bio: Billie Catherine Lourd is known for her roles on Scream Queens, Star Wars and American Horror Story. Billie Lourd, Age (25) was born July 17, 1992. She also is known for her famous family and their tell-all books.
Billie Catherine Lourd Has Legendary Family Members
Billie Catherine Lourd’s mother was none other than Carrie Fisher. Carrie Fisher is most known for her role as Princess Leia in Star Wars. She had been attributed to her role in Star Wars since the seventies, but of course, has done other work. Being the daughter of Princess Leia is impressive enough but Billie’s famous relatives don’t stop there. Her grandmother was Debbie Reynolds. Debbie Reynolds is known for Singing in the Rain, How the West Was Won, The Unsinkable Molly Brown, and her various stints on Broadway. She was one of the most well-known stars to exist and her bio boasts even more accomplishments. Not only are her family members remarkable but her godmother is Meryl Streep. Carrie ended up writing a tell-all book about her family life. ‘I told my daughter: your father’s gay, your mother is a manic depressive, your grandmother’s a tap-dancer and your grandfather took speed’ – An excerpt from her book “Is My Life Crazy Or Am I?” The book tells the truth and puts a comedic spin on the drama and heartbreak throughout her life. She made sure that everything she put in the book was truthful, but also not too revealing according to those she loved around her. She joked a lot about how her daughter Billie was the adult in the family, and that she was very stable. She attributed that to her stable home life and how both of her parents were very dedicated to letting her know they loved her. According to an interview she did in Town and Country magazine with Sarah Paulson, her favorite roles regarding her mother and grandmother were mentioned. “For my grandmother, The Unsinkable Molly Brown. She is unreal in that. And then Behind the Candelabra, the Liberace movie. It’s so underrated. What was great is that they would do roles that they thought I would like. She did Halloweentown so that I could see her in something. She did an episode of Rugrats, too. As far as my mom’s roles, it would be Hannah and Her Sisters.” Her father is legendary agent Bryan Lourd, who represents celebrities like Chris Hemsworth and JJ Abrams. Carrie and Bryan were together from 1991 to 1994. Bryan revealed he was gay and went on to marry Bruce Bozzi.
Actress Carrie Fisher age (59) and Actress Billie Lourd age (24) Sharred via Instagram
Billie Was Embarassed By Her Grandparents
There is no doubt that her grandparents were not normal. Debbie Reynolds was known for tap dancing at any moment and Eddie Fisher was known for breaking out into song. According to her mother, Billie would omit telling her grandparents when there was a grandparents day at school because Debbie would always show up in full Hollywood makeup and hair, and Eddie would just about do the same. She used to envy the plain “grey haired” grandparents, and their quiet nature. Carrie was very understanding with Billie’s embarrassment, remembering that she had to grow up even closer to those very same people. She made sure that she didin’t make embarrassing mistakes like her parents. Whenever she wrote a tell-all book she made sure there was nothing in there that bothered Billie or put her in the spotlight further. Despite all of her considerations, her stories always remained truthful. Carrie always taught Billie to always tell the truth in interviews.
Billie Catherine Lourd Studied Religion
Before the Scream Queens star became an actress, she attended university. She started off at Wesleyan and realized that was not a good fit for her, with her crazy past lifestyle she felt like she was living through her childhood again there. After a semester at Wesleyan, she switched to New York University. She created her own major, Art and Business as Religion. She graduated in 2014. In an interview with Sarah Paulson she revealed that her major was influenced by her mother. She said that she wasn’t raised under a specific religion so when she was a child and wanted to know about a religion her mother would take her to experience it in person. She learned about a lot of different cultures and religions that way. After that, she began acting. She started as Lieutenant Connix in The Force Awakens, then landed Chanel #3 in Scream Queens. Winter Anderson / Linda Kasabian in American Horror Story, then this past year she reprised her role as Lieutenant Connix in Star Wars The Last Jedi and her most recent acting gig was Rosanna in Billionaire Boys Club which comes out in 2018. Her costar in American Horror Story, Sarah Paulson, was good friends with her mother Carrie. When Sarah first came to Hollywood she was dragged to a party by Carrie and she ended up staying at her house often. Billie was about ten years old at the time. Sarah has remarked in interviews in the past that Billie was the coolest kid she ever met, most likely due to her always being surrounded by adults and her mother always treated her like one.
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Billie Lourd Was Asked To Audition For the Lead In The Force Awakens.
Of course, her mother, actress Carrie Fisher, was involved in the long-awaited Star Wars saga continuation, leaving Billie on JJ Abrams’s radar when casting. Billie revealed, while on the Ellen Degeneres show, that JJ Abrams asked her to audition for Rey. Rey is the title character in the Force Awakens and he had not yet decided on the woman who would eventually take the role, Daisy Ridley. Though, despite not getting the role of Rey she did still get cast in the movie. Her role, though quite small, was that of Lieutenant Kaydel Ko Connix. She found that she was very comfortable on the set, more comfortable than most, something that her mother noticed and left her convincing her to continue the pursuit of acting. She also met the creator of Scream Queens Ryan Murphy while at a party for her Grandfather. She had no intention of attending the party but ended up going after persuasion and was seated next to Murphy. Murphy was very interested in what Billie was doing with her life and when she told him she was setting up auditions to try and be an actor he offered her a role in Scream Queens on the spot. According to Billie, “I thought he wanted me to audition, and so I was just very relaxed and casual about the news. I didn’t think he wanted to hire me, I knew that’s not how things worked. The next day, they told me, you know that offer you didn’t sound too excited about? It’s an offer, not an audition. I flipped out. I didn’t know how he was doing this! The next week I was in New Orleans.”
Billie Lourd as Lieutenant Kaydel Ko Connix in Star Wars The Force Awakens.
Both Her Mother, Carrie Fisher and Grandmother, Debbie Reynolds, Died With In A Day Of Eachother
Fisher died of cardiac arrest on December 27, 2016, at age 60, four days after a medical emergency during a flight from London to Los Angeles. It was stated that while on the flight she stopped breathing and a fellow passenger gave her mouth to mouth until they landed. Her death was first thought to be caused by sleep apnea but later tests revealed that she had cocaine and Heroin in her system. After finding out about her daughter’s death, Debbie Reynolds suffered a severe stroke and died the very next day. Most in the news media reported it as though she died of a broken heart. Billie, of course, had a hard time dealing with these tragedies, though her main coping mechanism was humor. She always talks about how her mother and grandmother told her to find the humor in anything and that’s how it makes everything easier to handle. She did find the positive in the tragedy stating that “I’ve always kind of lived in their shadows, and now is the first time in my life when I get to own my life and stand on my own. I love being my mother’s daughter, and it’s something I always will be, but now I get to be just Billie.”
“If my life weren’t funny then it would just be true and that is unacceptable,” – Carrie Fisher
Carrie Fisher’s Daughter Honors Her With A Matching Tattoo
In October, Billie Catherine Lourd honored her mothers first birthday after her death by getting a tattoo that was reminiscent of the one her mother had on her ankle. Both celestial tattoos contained the same stars and planets. According to Billie her mother got the tattoo as a sort of homage to Star Wars since she was the space princess. Not only did Billie know the story behind the tattoo, she was there with her mother in the tattoo parlor when she got it. She was only eight years old at the time. Billie debuted her tattoo on Instagram. Though her birthday is not the only time she honors her mother on Instagram, she loves to post throw back photos of her and her mom.
Billie Lourd, the daughter of Carrie Fisher, and Her Family’s Net Worth
As of 2017, Carrie Fisher’s net worth of 25 million has been transferred to her daughter. Billie was named as the receiver of Carrie’s fortune and estate. Carrie’s beautiful southern rustic mansion is worth 18 million alone. Billie mentioned that she wasn’t sure if she was going to keep her mothers house, but she loved the memories it brought so she decided to have some of her friends move in and treat it as a commune. Though Carrie was the owner of the house, when she was alive she always had people over in a similar manner. Billie though acted on Scream Queens, her bio doesn’t list any known net worth before her mother’s death. Billies grandmother Debbie Reynolds has a net worth of 60 million, which is not tied up with Carrie’s or her net worth.
Carrie Fishers Home That Was Left To Her Daughter
Anyone can see glimpses of their world on Instagram, which Billie keeps a very positive and upbeat tone.