FRANCES FISHER was born in Milford On-Sea, England. Her itinerant childhood, living in Columbia, Canada, France, Brazil, Iowa, Turkey Italy and Texas, provided fodder for her versatile career. In NYC, Ms. Fisher studied with Stella Adler, and became a member of Lee Strasberg’s Actors Studio. She worked with Elia Kazan, Norman Mailer and Arthur Miller. She has starred in over 30 plays, including Fool For Love, Desire Under The Elms, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, 1984, Orpheus Descending and A Midsummer Night’s Dream, earning a Drama-Logue award for Three More Sleepless Nights. On TV, she starred on The Edge of Night, as Lucille Ball in Lucy & Desi: Before the Laughter, and did too many guest spots to list. Favorite film experiences: Ms. Fisher starred in two Academy Award-winning films, Unforgiven and Titanic (which garnered her a SAG Award nomination for Best Ensemble). Other films include The Stars Fell on Henrietta, True Crime, Wild America, Blue Car, House of Sand & Fog, Laws of Attraction, Mrs. Harris, The Kingdom, Jolene, In The Valley Of Elah, The Roommate, Janie Jones, The Host, and The Lincoln Lawyer. In 2011 Ms. Fisher was awarded Pacific Palisades Film Festival’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Her numerous television appearances include HBO’s acclaimed The Watchmen, The Rookie, Masters of Sex, and Fargo. Ms. Fisher is a passionate supporter of The Survivor Mitzvah Project and has lent her considerable talents to two Survivor Mitzvah Project Programs at The Simon Wiesenthal Center’s Museum of Tolerance: IN THEIR OWN WORDS for International Holocaust Remembrance Day, and stars in The Survivor Mitzvah Project‘s, The Last Survivors – Echoes from the Holocaust, where she read Holocaust testimony of Fanya Brancovskaya who was a teenage partisan in the forests of Lithuania.
Click here to watch Frances Fisher as Holocaust Survivor Fanya Branconskaya from Lithuana