Billie Lourd is Best Known For Playing the character of Sadie Swenson / Chanel #3 in Fox horror-comedy series Scream Queens.
Born Name: Billie Catherine Lourd
Nick Name: Billy
Years active: 2015–present
Born: July 17, 1992, 27 years and 8 months, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 5 ft 1 in or 155 cm
Hair Color: Light Brown
Eye Color: Light Brown
Measurements: 33-26-34 in or 84-66-86 cm
Bra size: 32A
Lourd went to New York University and graduated in 2014 by double majoring in religion and psychology.
Father – Bryan Lourd (Talent Agent)
Mother – Carrie Fisher (Actress) (Died of cardiac arrest on December 27, 2016)
Siblings – None
Others – Debbie Reynolds (Grandmother) (Actress) (Died on December 28, 2016), Eddie Fisher (Grandfather) (Singer), Todd Fisher (Maternal Uncle) (Actor, Director), Joely Fisher (Maternal Aunt) (Singer, Actress), Tricia Leigh Fisher (Maternal Aunt) (Actress, Singer), Ava Bozzi (Paternal Step-Sister).
Billie Catherine Lourd is known for starring as Chanel #3 in the Fox horror comedy series Scream Queens (2015–2016) and for her roles in the FX horror anthology series American Horror Story (2017–present). She also appears as Lieutenant Connix in the Star Wars sequel trilogy (2015–2019). Lourd is the only child of actress Carrie Fisher.
Lourd was born July 17, 1992, in Los Angeles, California, the only child of actress Carrie Fisher and talent agent Bryan Lourd. Lourd is the granddaughter of actress Debbie Reynolds and singer Eddie Fisher, and the niece of Todd Fisher, Joely Fisher, and Tricia Leigh Fisher, all of whom have worked in show business. She has a sister, Ava, from her father’s marriage to Bruce Bozzi, whom her father legally adopted. From her mother’s side, she is of Russian-Jewish and Scots-Irish/English descent. Her godmother is actress Meryl Streep. Writer Bruce Wagner is Lourd’s godfather.
Lourd studied psychology at New York University, graduating in 2014.
Lourd played the role of Lieutenant Connix in the 2015 Star Wars sequel film The Force Awakens. On The Ellen DeGeneres Show in 2017, she said that she auditioned for the lead role of Rey, which ultimately went to Daisy Ridley. Lourd also appeared in the second installment, Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017), and will return in the third film, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019).
In February 2015, Lourd was cast in the Fox horror-comedy series Scream Queens. 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. 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.
By December 2015, Lourd had joined the cast of the American biographical crime-drama film Billionaire Boys Club, in the role of Rosanna, love interest of Kyle Biltmore. The film was released on July 17, 2018. Its release was put off due to claims of sexual harassment committed by actor Kevin Spacey, who stars in the film. In 2016, Lourd returned to Scream Queens for its second season. She joined the cast of American Horror Story in the role of Winter Anderson for the series’ seventh season. She also portrayed Linda Kasabian, a former member of the Manson Family cult. She returned to American Horror Story for its eighth season, Apocalypse, playing Mallory, a powerful witch.
In 2019, Lourd played Gigi in Booksmart, a high school comedy film directed by Olivia Wilde. Lourd also returned to American Horror Story for its ninth season, 1984, portraying serial killer-chased punk rocker Montana Duke. Murphy stated that her work in 1984 impressed him so much that he decided to write Lourd her own miniseries. She will guest star in the first episode of the eleventh and final season of the NBC sitcom Will & Grace as Fiona, the granddaughter of the character that her real-life grandmother, Debbie Reynolds, portrayed during the show’s original run.
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Billie has Russian Jewish, Scots-Irish and English ancestry on her mom’s side. She also has German, Welsh, and distant French ancestry.
In 2015, she appeared in epic space film Star Wars: The Force Awakens for her role as Lieutenant Connix.
First TV Show
In 2015, she started appearing in Fox comedy horror series Scream Queens for her role as Sadie Swenson / Chanel #3.
Billie loves to do yoga. She also does abs exercises for 8 minutes at least 2 times a week. Billie also takes her dog on a stroll every possible morning.
She also does SoulCycle, which is actually her guilty pleasure.
Regarding diet, she eats everything in moderation. She doesn’t like to count calories.
Her ideal food day is like –
Breakfast – Egg sandwich of Gjusta Bakery
Lunch – Fried chicken enchiladas at Cha Cha Chicken in LA
Dinner – Sushi at Kazu Nori
Billie Lourd Favorite Things
Food – Chicken
Cuisine – Caribbean
Restaurants – Gjusta Bakery in LA, Cha Cha Chicken in LA, Caracas in New York, Traif in New York, Cafe Colette in New York
Beauty Products – Urban Decay eyeshadows, YSL Touche éclat, Esthetic Underground
Goto Favorites – New Orleans, Big Sur, Cabo
Billie Lourd Facts
Actress Meryl Streep is her godmother.
On two consecutive days, December 27 and 28, she lost her mom and grandmother.
Her parents, especially her dad didn’t want her to step into acting business.
In Scream Queens, after her mom died, she started wearing earmuffs in every episode as a tribute to her mom.
She was named Billie by her mom due to Carrie (Billie’s mom) stance on gender.
She has a pet French bulldog Tina at home.
While traveling, her essentials are a headphone pair and a book.
If given a chance, she would like to host a dinner party inviting David Bowie, Nick Hornby, Drake, Keith Richards, and her mom Carrie Fisher.