Billie Lourd

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Billie Lourd
Billie Lourd by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Lourd at the 2015 San Diego Comic-Con
Born Billie Catherine Lourd
(1992-07-17) July 17, 1992 (age 24)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Alma mater New York University
Occupation Actress
Years active 2015–present
Parent(s)
Relatives

Billie Catherine Lourd[1] (born July 17, 1992)[2] is an American actress. She is best known for starring as Chanel #3 in the horror-comedy series Scream Queens.

Early life

Lourd was born in Los Angeles, California, the daughter of actress Carrie Fisher and talent agent Bryan Lourd.[3][4][5][6] Through her mother, Lourd is the granddaughter of actress Debbie Reynolds and singer Eddie Fisher, and the niece of Todd Fisher, Joely Fisher, and Tricia Leigh Fisher. Her godmother is actress Meryl Streep.[7] From her mother's side, she is of Russian Jewish, Scots-Irish and English descent.[8][9] Writer Bruce Wagner is Lourd's godfather.[10]

Lourd studied religion and psychology at New York University, graduating in 2014.[11]

Career

Lourd played the role of Lieutenant Connix in the 2015 Star Wars sequel film The Force Awakens.[12][13] She will also appear in the next installment, Star Wars: The Last Jedi.[14]

In February 2015, Lourd was cast in the Fox horror-comedy series Scream Queens.[15] Lourd's character, a rich and disaffected sorority girl known as Chanel #3, wears earmuffs as an homage to Fisher's iconic "cinnamon buns" hairstyle from the original Star Wars film.[16][17] In December 2015, Lourd spoke about her initial meeting with Scream Queens creator Ryan Murphy:

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.[18]

By December 2015, Lourd had joined the cast of the American biographical crime-drama film Billionaire Boys Club, alongside her Scream Queens co-star Emma Roberts. Lourd was cast as Rosanna, love interest of Kyle Biltmore, played by Jeremy Irvine.[19]

Lourd returned to Scream Queens for its second season.[20]

She will join the cast of American Horror Story for its seventh season.[21]

Filmography

Film

Year Title Role
2015 Star Wars: The Force Awakens Lieutenant Kaydel Ko Connix
2017 Billionaire Boys Club Rosanna Tickpurth
2017 Star Wars: The Last Jedi Lieutenant Kaydel Ko Connix

Television

Year Title Role Notes
2015–2017 Scream Queens Sadie Swenson/Chanel #3 23 episodes
2017 American Horror Story[22] TBA

References

  1. ^ Fisher, Carrie (2008). Wishful Drinking. Simon and Schuster. p. 121. ISBN 978-1-4391-5371-0. 
  2. ^ "Carrie Fisher and Billie Lourd". People. December 28, 2016. Archived from the original on December 29, 2016. Retrieved December 29, 2016. In 1999, Fisher and daughter Billie (born July 17, 1992) attend a Rugrats-themed benefit for the Children Affected by AIDS Foundation. 
  3. ^ Byrne, James Patrick. Coleman, Philip. King, Jason Francis. Ireland and the Americas: Culture, Politics, and History: A Multidisciplinary Encyclopedia. Volume 2. P. 804. ABC-CLIO, 2008. ISBN 978-1-85109-614-5.
  4. ^ de Vries, Hilary (April 24, 1994). "Q & A Hollywood Times Three Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher discuss Hollywood families, not-so-fictional novels—and baby Billie's there to chaperone". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved March 7, 2010. I was raised Protestant but I'm half-Jewish—the wrong half. 
  5. ^ Carrie Fisher's Wild Ride, Baltimore Jewish Times Archived February 3, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.
  6. ^ "'Jewish Sinatra' tells all]". Jewish News of Greater Phoenix. 52 (7). Phoenix, Arizona. October 15, 1999. Archived from the original on September 10, 2002. 
  7. ^ Muller, Marissa G. (12 May 2016). "Billie Lourd Is The Best Friend We Wish We Had". magazine. Retrieved 4 January 2017. 
  8. ^ Byrne, James Patrick; Coleman, Philip; and Jason Francis King (2008). Ireland and the Americas: Culture, Politics, and History: A Multidisciplinary Encyclopedia, Volume 2, ABC-CLIO, page 804. ISBN 978-1851096145
  9. ^ de Vries, Hilary (April 24, 1994). "Q & A Hollywood Times Three Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher discuss Hollywood families, not-so-fictional novels—and baby Billie's there to chaperone". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved March 7, 2010. 
  10. ^ Bray, Catherine (September 22, 2014). "Carrie Fisher interview: 'Star Wars has been my whole life'". Time Out London. Retrieved January 31, 2017. 
  11. ^ Kelsey, Colleen (June 2015). "Film: Billie Lourd". Interview. Archived from the original on June 10, 2015. Retrieved December 14, 2015. 
  12. ^ Breznican, Anthony (December 18, 2015). "Star Wars: The Force Awakens: A collection of cameos and Easter eggs: Friend of the General". Entertainment Weekly. Archived from the original on January 7, 2017. Retrieved December 27, 2015.  Slide 9 of 10.
  13. ^ Though Lourd is credited as Lieutenant Connix in the film's credits, the official companion book Star Wars: The Force Awakens: The Visual Dictionary by Pablo Hidalgo (2015) identifies the character with Lourd's photo as Kaydel Ko.
  14. ^ Topel, Fred (March 13, 2016). "Billie Lourd Will Return With A Larger Role In Star Wars Episode 8". /Film. Archived from the original on March 14, 2016. Retrieved March 14, 2016. 
  15. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (February 2, 2015). "Billie Lourd Joins Fox's Scream Queens". Deadline.com. Retrieved October 25, 2015. 
  16. ^ Bui, Hoai-Tran (September 25, 2015). "The royal reason for Scream Queens earmuffs". USA Today. Archived from the original on January 2, 2017. Retrieved October 25, 2015. 
  17. ^ Wieselman, Jarett (September 25, 2015). "Princess Leia's Daughter Is Reprising That Iconic Star Wars Look". BuzzFeed. Retrieved October 25, 2015. 
  18. ^ Anthony, Dio (December 2015). "Royal. Billie Lourd". Bellomag.com (Image Nation Studio L.L.C.). Archived from the original on January 2, 2017. Retrieved February 20, 2016. 
  19. ^ McNary, Dave (December 15, 2015). "Billie Lourd, Bokeem Woodbine, Jeremy Irvine Join Billionaire Boys Club (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved December 15, 2015. 
  20. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (January 15, 2016). "Scream Queens: Who Is Coming Back For Season 2?". Deadline.com. Retrieved January 20, 2016. 
  21. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (2017-04-06). "Billie Lourd To Star In 'American Horror Story' Season 7 On FX". Deadline. Retrieved 2017-04-09. 
  22. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (April 6, 2017). "Billie Lourd To Star In American Horror Story Season 7 On FX". Deadline.com. Retrieved April 6, 2017. 

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