Jodie Foster is an American actress, director, and producer. She began her acting career as a child, appearing in numerous films and television shows, including "Taxi Driver" (1976), "Freaky Friday" (1976), and "The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane" (1976). She is best known for her roles in these films and for her versatility as an actress, having performed in a variety of genres, including drama, comedy, and science fiction. Foster has received critical acclaim for her performances and has won several awards, including two Academy Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, and a BAFTA Award. In addition to her acting career, Foster is also a successful director and producer and has directed several films, including "Little Man Tate" (1991) and "Home for the Holidays" (1995). She is also a philanthropist and has been involved in various charitable organizations and campaigns.