She eventually testified during Hinckley's trial and admitted to being badly shaken by the experience.
Foster received an Oscar nomination at age 12 for her role as a child prostitute in Martin Scorsese's film Jodie Foster was born Alicia Christian Foster (she was later nicknamed "Jodie") in Los Angeles, California, on November 19, 1962.After years of dodging questions about her sexuality, Foster addressed them somewhat at last year's Golden Globes Awards, when she thanked her ex-girlfriend Cydney Bernard in her acceptance speech for the Cecil B. "I guess I have a sudden urge to say something that I've never been able to air in public that I'm a little nervous about," Foster said."I already did my coming out about a thousand years ago back in the Stone Age, in those very quaint days when a fragile young girl would open up to trusted friends and family and co-workers and then gradually, proudly to everyone who knew her, to everyone she actually met."She addressed her need for privacy but went on to call Bernard, with whom she coparents two sons, her "ex-partner in love." The couple ended their relationship in 2008.Most prominently she played Dylan Moreland on Showtime's lesbian-focused drama for three seasons.In the early 2000s, Hedison was dating Ellen De Generes, before they broke things off in 2004.