Billie Catherine Lourd is the daughter of the late Carrie Fisher. An actress in her own right, she shows us just how talented she is. Here is her bio.
Billie Catherine Lourd Bio
Billie Catherine Lourd is the daughter of the famous Star Wars actress and the late Carrie Fisher. She was born in Los Angeles, California on July 17, 1992, to parents, actress Carrie Fisher and talent agent Bryan Lourd. Billie Lourd is also the granddaughter of American actress and singer Debbie Reynolds and singer Eddie Fisher. She is also the niece of Joely Fisher, Todd Fisher, and Trisha Leigh Fisher. Her godmother is also the famous Meryl Streep. Billie comes from a Hollywood dynasty and from strong, intelligent and extremely creative women of the arts. Her mother, Carrie Fisher’s net worth was reportedly 25 million dollars until her death in December 2016. Her grandmother’s net worth was also reported to be 85 million dollars as of May 2017. Although Billie’s family is both very wealthy and famous, she shows herself to be a very humble and down-to-earth woman who doesn’t let it all go to her head. Following many of the famous women in her family. Billie made her acting debut alongside her mother Carrie in the film, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” her role was the tough Lieutenant Kaydel Ko Connix in 2015. Billie, coming from a famous family her net worth is naturally in the high range but she is coming into her own and earning her spot in Hollywood in her own awesome and independently way. Billie further showed her aptitude for the arts and continues to follow in her famous and talented families footsteps she had continued to snag role after role, starring in “Scream Queens” in 2016-2017 as Chanel #3 and “American Horror Story: Cult” in 2017. Billie has also snagged a role in the upcoming 2018 film, “Billionaire Boys Club” as the main character’s love interest in the film, Rosanna Tickpurth. Unfortunately, Billie Lourd’s mother and grandmother both died within the same week of each other in 2016. Carrie Fisher died on December 27th, 2016. Debbie Reynolds died December 28th, 2016. Billie has stated that it is “surreal” to be without them, but that she has to keep going. She also said that she will always be her mother’s daughter, but that now it’s time for her to be just Billie.
Being Carrie Fisher’s Daughter
Billie Lourd’s parents Carrie Fisher and Bryan Lourd dated for three years but had never gotten married. Her father Bryan Lourd is an American talent agent, and he has also been the co-chairman as well as the Director of “Creative Arts Agency.” In 1992, Billie was born as the product of that relationship. Billie knew from a young age just what it’s was like to be in the spotlight and having a famous grandmother and mother. In her Town and Country Magazine Interview that was done by fellow actress and co-star Sarah Paulson, she spoke more about her upbringing. Billie described how when she was with her father there was a lot of structure, but the opposite with her mom. Billie would tell her co-star about trips to the store “Sharper Image” and how they would go to buy little trinkets at 1 am or 3 am in the morning. But she also discussed how open her mother was, and how she let Billie be herself no matter what. Discussing how anything that she was curious or interested in, Carrie would be completely supportive of it. Although Billie also had stated that her family didn’t want her to go into the entertainment industry to become an actress. She decided to go to college and ended up earning a degree from New York University in 2017 with a degree in Psychology. After graduating from NYU, of took that leap just as her mother and grandmother one did years ago following the family business of show business. She began to go on auditions and she started picking up many interesting roles showing her own acting abilities to the world.
“I love being my mother’s daughter, and it’s something I always will be, but now I get to be just Billie.”
Billie Catherine Lourd’s Filmography
The young actress has appeared in the following movies and television shows since 2015: Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Scream Queens, and American Horror Story: Cult. In 2018, she will be appearing in Billionaire Boys Club.
Like mother, like daughter: Star Wars
Billie made her very first film debut at the age of 23 alongside her mother Carrie Fisher “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”, as Lieutenant Kaydel Ko Connix. Her character, Connix is a female human who is a lieutenant and junior controller in the Resistance. The Resistance is an organization that was founded by Princess and General Leia Organa to fight against the First Order. The First Order, which is ruled by the Supreme Leader Snoke came as result of the fall of the Galactic Empire. Billie originally auditioned for the starring role, Rey in “The Force Awakens” but the role was given to Daisy Ridley and she took the smaller role as the Lieutenant. Billie had stated that the experience she had with her mother, how excited she was about it and how special she felt it was to be able to work on set with her mother. Billie will be in the next Star Wars Franchise film reprising her role as the lieutenant in “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.” Audiences will get to see her once again. Hopefully, she will have a bigger role. This will allow her to grab even more roles in the future for herself.
“It was incredible,” she said. “I’m a big believer in things happening for a reason and I think I ended up in that movie for a reason. It was really incredible for us to have that experience together.”
Scream Queens and American Horror Story
In February of 2015, Billie scooped up the role of Chanel #3 (Sadie Swenson) on the show “Scream Queens” (produced by Fox Network), starring alongside famous stars; Jamie Lee Curtis, Lea Michele, Emma Roberts, Abigail Breslin, Keke Palmer and many others. On the website; wikia.com, the fandom website that gives in-depth bio regarding popular television shows and movies describes Sadie as one of Chanel Olberin’s minions. “Scream Queens” is about a murder mystery of a serial killer from 20 years ago starts killing again and targets a sorority house. The show was such a hit as well as Billie showing off her own talents, was renewed for a second season on January 15th 2016 and premiered on September 20th 2016. Unfortunately, on May 15th, 2017 Fox executives decided to cancel the show. The cancellation was sad for some, but Billie kept moving on, auditioning and getting new parts on other television shows. On September 5th, 2017 “American Horror Story: Cult” was premiered, Billie was able to earn a role as characters; Winter Anderson and Linda Kasabian. Billie’s character on the show is the younger sister of the villain, Kai. She is a little bit of a villain herself as well. The show covers many different topics such as politics and cultural current events and ideologies. Unfortunately, there is no word as of yet if she will be in any future seasons of the Anthology series, “American Horror Story”. Even though “American Horror Story” season finale has wrapped up, she has once again grabbed another role while making her own way to Hollywood and stardom in the footsteps of her famous grandmother and mother. Her latest role will be in the upcoming film, “Billionaire Boys Club” as Rosanna Tickpurth, the love interest of the character Kyle Biltmore.
Billie has shown us her many different talents that she possesses making her film debut as well as what a creative mind she has. She has been well known for her Instagram posts, pictures, and her original hashtags. On her popular Instagram Billie gives us a peek into her life as an actress and a fun loving young woman. She shows us her humor and how playful she is, similar to the personalities of her mother, Carrie, and grandmother Debbie. In her posts on Instagram, she posts humorous hashtags along with her vibrant and colorful pictures of the going’s-on in her life. Hopefully Billie will continue to build upon her creative abilities and we will see her develop into not only Billie, the actress, but Billie the author as well and write a bio of her own.
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Billie Lourd’s humorous and creative Instagram hashtags.
325.7k Likes, 15.1k Comments – Billie Lourd (@praisethelourd) on Instagram: “❤???❤ Receiving all of your prayers and kind words over the past week has given me strength…”Source: Instagram
She raised me to not think of men and women as different. She raised me without gender. It’s kind of the reason she named me Billie. It’s not about being a strong woman – it’s about being a strong person. Read more at: https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/billie_lourd_801711
Billie Catherine Lourd speaking about her mother, the late Carrie Fisher
On her mother Carrie Fisher and her future
Billie Lourd’s mother, Carrie Fisher died on December 27th, 2016. Her grandmother, Debbie Fisher slipped away the following day on December 28th, 2016. Upon her mother, Carrie FIsher’s death whose net worth reach to a height of $25 million dollars. Billie is said to inherit $6.8 million dollars from her mother’s estate. She has posted on her Instagram honoring her grandmother and mother and even speaking about them in interviews, stating how she will always miss them and be their daughter, and granddaughter. She is stating that it is time for her to just be Billie. Billie, during her interview for “Town and Country,” was interviewed by fellow co-star Sarah Paulson. She said that she would like to get into music in the future. She told Sarah that, “My goal is to do it before I’m 30”. Billie also stated in the interview that she was going to keep her mother’s house and live in it. Her grandmother, Debbie Reynolds was a collector of Old Hollywood area pieces and memorabilia. Maybe Billie will continue that tradition. As mentioned above, Billie has earned the upcoming role of Rosanna Tickpurth, Kyle’s love interest. Billie, showing audiences how talented she is in her own right will continue perfecting and showing off her acting chops to us, as she continues to climb the later of fame and make her mark in Hollywood.
At some point, when I develop the balls to do that. My goal is to do it before I’m 30.
Billie discussing her interest in performing music in the future.
Billie Lourd has suffered some loss in her family recently, but she’s also had some additions to her family as well. In 2016 her father, Bryan Lourd married his longtime partner Bruce Bozzi, adding a little sister to the klan as well. Billie Lourd is a strong and inspirational woman and we all hope to see her one day create her own family and watch her gain even more success in the future to come.