How tall is Jodie Foster

Jodie Foster's Height

5ft 2 ½ (158.8 cm)

American actress best known for roles in memorable films such as The Silence of the Lambs, Contact, Taxi Driver, The Accused and Panic Room. In her own words, she has said of her stature "I'm 5ft 3". In 1978 an article mentioned her as "5 feet 2 1/2 inches and she won't say how many pounds".

How tall is Jodie Foster
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Average Guess (36 Votes)
5ft 2.24in (158.1cm)
Jon Kennedy said on 31/May/23
more like 5 ft 2 inch or a bit less.
Tara Kathleen said on 22/May/23
Wait, no way is Jodie Foster's birthday November 22nd. That's Rodney Dangerfield's, Scarlett Johansson's, Jamie-Lee Curtis' and strangely enough, my own, birthdays. But, strangely enough, I never tell random others about the date (November 22nd) of my birthday either. Besides, it's also the same date our first, smart, intelligent and Irish president was also assassinated on that same date. His name was John F. Kennedy.
I'd give Jodie at least 5'2.5," although she does present as more petite. Me, myself is only 5'and almost 1," and would love to have 1" to 3" more inches. I always ate well, even as a child...tons of veggies and fruit. Never any sugar or soda in my house. O well, what's it matter now? I'm a writer, so hopefully it wo t ever really matter. I may look mean, but Lord knows: I'm tougher than I look! NEVER UNDERESTIMATE!
Gladstone Screwer said on 14/May/23
Currently watching her in The Mauritanian. She’s around 60 and looks shorter than earlier years. I’d say 5’1” is not being too harsh.
Sandy Cowell said on 13/Dec/22
Ha ha! The 1978 article which stated Jodie’s height added that she won’t state her weight. Why should she have done? A girl of 15 has plenty more development to accomplish, and
besides, a lady’s weight is rarely constantly the same steady figure, ESPECIALLY if she’s not too tall.

Jodie gets 5ft2.5. 🌹
Sandy Cowell said on 19/Nov/22
🎈🎂🎉🎁 Happy Birthday Jodie! 🎁🎉🎂🎈

Many Happy Returns to the great Jodie Foster on her……
🍶⭐️ BIG 6️⃣0️⃣! ⭐️🍶

Have a great day, Jodie, and a fantastic, healthy year ahead.

5ft2.5 💐💕🎬

2fit said on 10/Aug/22
I think she’s been untruthful, in the entire movie Contact everyone was always crouching around her or sitting next to her in her standing scenes and even then her head was the same height as theirs. Other actors wereplaced farther away whenever they are both standing. One scene shows a meeting table & chairs in the background that is clearly lower in height to make her appear taller, would anyone accommodate that much for someone that is supposed to be 5’2 or 5’3? I think not. The only thing that is big about her is her presence and acting capabilities- exceptional btw. So disappointed now that I realize she would fit right in in the shire. Guess I have a height pet peeve.
Mvk said on 18/Apr/22
One of my favourite actresses! Really talented at what she does in my opinion. 158.8cm(Out of bed, maybe a solid 5'3, 160.8cm) is what I have her in height aswell.
Tall Sam said on 28/Nov/21
She might not have been quite full grown by the time she shot Taxi Driver, she of course looks short there.
Andy Beaden said on 26/Nov/21
I think she is shorter. Just saw Taxi Driver were she is much shorter than De Niro. He is 5-8 and so I think she is no more than 5-1.5.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 19/Nov/21
💝🎂🎈💐 Happy Birthday Jodie! 💐🎈🎂💝

Many Happy Returns to Jodie Foster, who celebrates her 59th Birthday today. Have a great time, Jodie, and a happy and healthy year ahead.

5ft2.5 XXX 🤗🥂😁🎊🎶

Gladstone Screwer said on 14/Dec/20
Just watching her in Panic Room on Sony. Appears around 5’1.5”, to be fair. Top actress though.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 19/Nov/20
💐💝🎂🎈 Happy Birthday Jodie! 🎈🎂💝💐

I remember when the adverts for 'Taxi Driver' were all over the place, yet I wasn't old enough to get in and thoroughly hacked off about it! Time hurries along so quickly; I wish I had that problem now...

The first film I saw of Jodie's to leave a strong impression on me was 'The Accused', and I had to jump on a bus after work and travel quite a few miles to see it. There was a mainly male audience, and given the sensitive subject matter, I was worried that there'd be jeering, but absolutely no such thing.

Kelly McGillis describes Jodie as tiny, being her attorney, and I'd only ever read that Kelly was 5ft11, but perhaps she was near to that height back then. Consequently I expected Jodie to be around 5ft1, and was quite surprised to find 5ft2.5 for her when I checked out her height on Celebheights.

Then there was 'The Silence of the Lambs', another I simply had to see on the big screen. Jodie is virtually the only woman in the FBI, and her section consists of tall males. This did nothing to distract me from thinking she was 5ft1 or less.

Those were the days when you simply had to see a film at the pictures, or wait patiently for it to be shown on TV. Videos when they came out were very expensive, so it paid to join a video club. Now that you can see almost anything on the film channels, or buy them cheaply on DVD and Blu-ray, the urgency to make the cinema showings is history.

Jodie turns 58 today, and has been in showbiz since childhood. She's worked her way up to Actor/Director status now. With her level of experience, directing is often a natural progression.

Have a wonderful birthday Jodie!

5ft2.5 😁👍🌹🎬 XXX

Almost 180cm guy said on 14/Oct/20
Maybe 5ft 2.5 is ok for Jodie as her peak height. But recently I found some photos of her from 1996 alongside Samuel L. Jackson: Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here
In all of these photos, Samuel's posture is clearly weak, if he measured he could even be a full foot taller than Jodie. Rob, maybe 6ft 2.25 really better fit for Samuel?
Chris Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 10/Mar/20
5'2 1/2 and 115 pounds my guess.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 19/Nov/19
💐🎂🎉🕯️ Happy Birthday Jodie! 🕯️🎉🎂💐

Many Happy Returns to Jodie, who turns 57 today. Hers is one Birthday I don't need any prompting on!

Fantastic at everything she's ever done, Jodie gets 5ft2.5. 😃👍

Peter175 said on 12/Aug/19
She was no more than 5ft0 in Taxi Driver. She was 12 when it was filmed and didn't look anywhere near a 5'3" height she currently has
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 13/May/19
I saw Jodie in 'Taxi Driver' the other night. She was definitely far from fully grown at 13, making Robert de Niro look extremely tall when they stood together.

I remember the criticism the film came out to, involving the shocking subject of child prostitution. As atrocities like that do go on, they should be brought to the public eye and dealt with, and what better way than through a film? It's still a disturbing watch today and the fact that Jodie was so tiny made it all the more shocking.

Today, I will go with 5ft2.5 for this amazing woman. She was never destined to grow very tall. It just wouldn't be Jodie! 😁🏆
Sandy Cowell said on 19/Nov/18
🎂🎁 Happy Birthday Jodie! 🎁🎂

Many Happy Returns to Jodie Foster, who has contributed so much to the world of entertainment.

Have the best birthday ever! 😄

Jodie gets 5ft2.5.
Sandy Cowell said on 31/Mar/18
I watched 'The Silence of the Lambs' last night and enjoyed it immensely! It's amazing how much more you pick up with each watch, but when something is as deep and involved as this is, it's safe to say it gets better every time!

One thing I did notice about Jodie's vulnerable-looking Clarice Starling is how small she was next to the men. It is exactly the same when I watch 'The 'X' Files'! Gillian Anderson, who is the same height give or take half an inch, looks like a dwarf next to all the male characters! Of course, Jodie's character is meant to be small, young and vulnerable and it is for that reason, as well as her refreshing naturalness and honesty, that Hannibal finds quite irresistible!

I read below that some visitors think she looks smaller, but I don't think so! She's my former optimum height, and unless you wear high heels all the time, which you can't do in a job like the dangerous one she's doing working for the FBI, you really do look THAT small in a 'Man's World'! I go confidently with 5ft2.5 for Jodie!
Gerry Blue said on 6/Mar/18
Look more like 155
Saul Stubbs said on 4/Feb/18
Jodi Foster looks 5'6" in Taxi Driver. Why? When a person grows their heads grow slower than the rest of their bodies causing their heads to look smaller while taller but smaller heads while shorter. Taller women have broader shoulders and BIGGER hips. 😀
Junior Hernandez said on 1/Feb/18
I think Damon is more like 5'9.5" next to Jodie Foster. 5'2.5" seem legit. At times she wear flats may apear shorter like 5'2.
Ricky said on 5/Jan/18
Rob,in 1978 she was only 16.

Her claim might be correct I think.
Sandy Cowell said on 19/Nov/17
🎈🎂Happy Birthday Jodie🎂🎈

Many Happy Returns to Jodie on this 19th day of November, 2017! I hope you get some great presents🎁💐and are surrounded by friends and family!
Thanks for making all those terrific movies for us to enjoy through the many years of your fabulous career! Good Bless you!
Enjoy your special day and have a wonderful year ahead!

Slim 182 cm said on 25/Jul/17
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I'd go for the 2 cm downgrade. Richard was right, a short woman. Damons got a full head on her, or almost one. 😝
Editor Rob
to be fair to Jodie, she has less footwear and Damon is performing a slight foot rise on his left foot for more height.

An old trick that many actors do.
Slim 182 cm said on 22/Jul/17
Rob, have you considered a 157 downgrade? She looked short in silence of the lambs. This listing is generous.
Richardspain said on 23/Apr/17
Her looks is short woman , almost 160cm no is possible. Maybe 155cm not more, in my opinion.
S.J.H said on 21/Jan/17
Shes small. She is 157cm in person
Sandy Cowell said on 20/Dec/16
@ the average short - hello! I couldn't agree more that Jodie looks tiny in 'The Silence of the Lambs', and 5ft2.5 is tiny, especially when you are standing with men all the time as Jodie does in the male-dominated profession that she has found herself in, with this nasty, gritty field of police work that is for only the strong-stomached!
In the film 'The Accused', you can see a shoeless Jodie standing next to 5ft10 Kelly McGillis, and I have actually paused the film in order to take a better look! Again, 5ft2.5 was my conclusion.
Another brilliant film of Jodie's is 'The Brave One' and I came to the same sort of height for her in that. So I doubt very much that she is any more than 5ft2.5, or 5ft3 as she claims, though she might once have been the 5ft3! But 5ft? No! 5ft3 and below seems to look tiny on screen! Just look at Gilliam Anderson, Brittany Murphy - and Jodie!
the average short said on 18/Dec/16
She looks tiny in silence of the lambs, I would guess her at 5 foot after seeing that film.
Judd ISR said on 8/Jun/15
5'2.5"? she's taller than what i thought...i thought she was a bit taller than 5' 5'1"...
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Maroon said on 9/Sep/12
Well, about her height in Silence of the Lambs, the character she was playing was supposed to be very "vulnerable" as compared to all the men around her, so I wouldn't be surprised if they cast tall men around her, especially for scenes like in the beginning of the film
Hullywood said on 2/Aug/12
In Taxi Driver de Niro was a full head taller then her (de Niro in cowboyboots).
But who knows, how tall foster was at the age of 13.
John said on 29/Jul/12
I would agree on about 5'3" looking at her with actors of known height. She did look 5 inches shorter that 5'8" actress Mary Steenburgen in movie The Brave One.
steven said on 11/Jan/12
denzel was't a 6'0. 6'0 is someone like kevin costner,chris pine. denzel was 6'0 in shoe and foster look 5'0.75-5'1 range.
me said on 30/Oct/11
nex to denzel (6ft)she llooked like 5ft 2 5ft 1
TruebloodFan said on 20/Jul/11
5'2 at best.
gregory lehmann said on 12/May/11
5'3" is okay with me regarding Jodie. She's skinny,though,at 102 pounds,but again,a comfortable weight for 5'3" women.
jtm said on 12/May/11
she also didn't look 5'3 next to denzel washington.
Mr. Kaplan said on 10/May/11
She's not 5'3". In "The Silence of the Lambs", she looks tiny. More like 5'1"
bob said on 9/Mar/11
looks alot shorter in silence of the lambs
Samantha said on 2/Mar/09
In the early 1980s in college, I would estimate her as being a little less than 5'2" tall. My nose was at the same level as hers, and I was between 5' 1.5" and 5' 1.75". This would be with both of us in similar flat shoes. She was very petite, and had a sharp nose. She is much thinner today, of course. There is no way she is 5'3".
small packages said on 20/Oct/08
Just this week I found out I shrunk 3/4 inch. I was 5'3/4".Everyone I ever meet comments on how "petite" or "tiny" I am. I watched Jodie on The Brave One last night on TV. Now I understand that description. She is a powerhouse. Though someone has not yet placed her on this list along with Beethoven et al Click Here
Mr. R said on 3/Oct/08
I saw Jodi last night at The AFI salute. She is about 5-3 minus her heels. Much to my surprise she is much smaller, and more beautiful in person! She looked fantastic!
Actor2Be said on 21/Apr/08
I went to Yale with her. She's 5'2" at best!
Tara said on 27/Mar/08
Im envious of all of you that have met her. I think she's amazing. She appears fairly tiny, she's been quoted as saying she's 5'3 a few times, seems accurate to me. Glenn, did you have a chance to talk to her?
Charliemoto said on 13/Feb/08
Jodie Foster and Naveen Andrews walking in the street full body shot side by side

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looks 162cm with all star.
BlondGirl said on 24/Jul/07
Jodie Foster walked right past me on a narrow pavement in the UK so I was close to her. I'm 5-4. She was wearing flats, and there's no way she's 5-3. 5-2 or 5-2 and a half max.
runt said on 30/Jun/07
the tomboy broad shoulders gives her that extra perceived inch. She's 5-2
vandal said on 10/Jun/07
also looked 5-2 in "Contact" against Tom Skerrit, James Woods, William Fichtner 6 footers and even McConoghay looked like a 6 footer against her.
raffaele canzona said on 13/Apr/07
she is taller. I know it.......i'm her's personal chef. We cook pasta e lenticchie together every day. concact me if you want to konw the ingrediets,
Tineke said on 28/Jan/07
You met Jodie Foster???!! Tell me more!!
Vanessa said on 4/Jan/07
met this actress twice. We were talking about shoes and she mentioned she was just under 5'2.5" and rounded it up to 5'3" to avoid saying the 'and a half' part. On another magazine I found that, at the time of filming Taxi, she was 4'9", and had recently been spotted as at 5'3" with an inch heel, so basically, my guess is she is a few millimetres over 5'2"
Franco said on 20/Oct/06
foster is one of the most honest actress around. 5'3 it is.
nj said on 30/Mar/06
saw Jodie and Denzel in The Inside Man. If Denzel is 6 feet, Jodie is 5'2.5" at best.
CelebHeights Editor said on 6/Oct/05
Hmm, only a transcription but Esquire 1982, "In the beginning of school [Yale] I had tried desperately to be five foot four. Now I was five foot four. I was elated".
mcfan said on 14/Sep/05
I'd believe her at 5'3 with sneakers.

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