July 17, 1992
Los Angeles, California, United States
Billie Lourd was an actress best known as the daughter of iconic actress Carrie Fisher, who played Princess Leia in the original "Star Wars" movies before moving on to a successful career as a novelist and screenwriter. Lourd followed in her mother's footsteps when she was cast in the highly anticipated reboot of the series, "Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens" (2015). Lourd was born on July 17, 1992 in Los Angeles, California, the only daughter of Fisher and casting agent Bryan Lourd. Lourd aspired to be an actress and performer, and her mother gave her acting lessons. In the summer of 2014, it was revealed that Lourd would join her mother, Harrison Ford, Adam Driver, and many others in "The Force Awakens." While internet rumors spread that Lourd would play Princess Leia in flashbacks, Lourd and director J.J. Abrams denied the idea; Lourd played rebel fighter Lt. Connix, a role she reprised in "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" (2017). Lourd co-starred in "Scream Queens" (FOX 2015-16), Ryan Murphy's comedy/horror show, as Chanel #3, henchwoman to sorority girl Chanel, played by Emma Roberts. Lourd joined many famous actresses and celebrities on the buzzy series, including Jamie Lee Curtis, Lea Michele, Nick Jonas, and Taylor Lautner, whom she briefly dated during the show's second and final season. Following the shocking deaths of her mother and grandmother Debbie Reynolds in December 2016, Lourd returned to the screen in 1980s-set drama "Billionaire Boys Club" (2017), based on a real-life crime ring.