Who is Jodie Foster’s Son Charles Bernard Foster? Everything About Him

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Who is Jodie Foster’s Son Charles Bernard Foster? Everything About Him
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Charles Bernard Foster is the first-born son of Jodie Foster, the two-time Oscar-winning actress. Although his mother Jodie is immensely popular in the media, the identity of Charles Foster’s father remains off the market. So, many people have questioned who is the biological father of Jodie Foster’s child.

Charles has all grown up now and one obvious question is if the star kid is also following in his mother’s footsteps. So, in today’s article, let’s take a closer look at several unknown facts about Charles, including his college, age, and career interests.

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Quick Facts

Date of BirthJune 20th, 1998
ParentsJodie Foster
Birth MethodArtificial Insemination
Siblings1 Brother (Charles Bernard Foster)
EducationYale University
Relationship StatusSingle

How Was Jodie Foster’s Son Charles Bernard Foster Born? All About His Mother’s Pregnancy

Foster was born via artificial insemination on 20th June 1998. His mother, Jodie gave birth to him after twelve hours of labor at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, in Los Angeles. According to her publicist Pat Kingsley, the baby was born at 5:53 a.m. and weighed 7 and a half pounds, and measured 20.5 inches at the time of his birth.

Talking of the pregnancy, Foster initially kept it private but later it came to know that the actress went to a Los Angeles clinic to pick the sperm of a dark-haired, 6-foot, Ph.D. scientist with a 160 IQ.

Foster was Ecstatic Over Her Son’s Birth

While talking about motherhood, Foster once said, it is “more artistic than anything I’ve ever done.” Furthermore, the award-winning actress said of the pregnancy as “the biggest adventure of my life.”

Besides, when Jodie was pregnant with the second child, one associate of hers said,

“Charlie changed her life, and now she wants him to have a baby brother or sister to play with.”

The source continued,

“She has been such a wonderful mother to Charlie that it was only a matter of time before she became pregnant again. It was always Jodie’s intention to have more than one child. At her time of life she is much more interested in being a down-to-earth good mother than an actor or a film star.”

Who is Charles Bernard Foster’s Father?

Since the birth of Charles, one of the most searched queries is about his biological father. Nevertheless, the answer to the question still remains behind closed doors. But, back then, there were rumors that late Hollywood producer Randy Stone was Jodie Foster’s son Charles’ father.

The rumor was supported by the fact that Randy is Jodie’s ex-partner. However, they weren’t dating at the time of her first child’s birth and the rumor later turned out to be nothing more than a rumor. As a matter of fact, Jodie and Stone dated for a long time and also attended a number of Hollywood gala events together until the producer died of a heart attack in Feb 2017.

Charles Has a Younger Brother: Their Hush-Hush Lifestyle

Charles spent most part of his early years along with his brother, Kit Bernard Foster, born on 29th September 2001, in a Los Angeles hospital. He currently studies Chemistry at Princeton University, a private college in Princeton, New Jersey.

Both Foster brothers prefer to live a life out of the media. They occasionally make their public appearance. Back in October 2016, Charles stepped out to attend the 2016 AMD British Academy Britannia Awards along with his mother and brother at The Beverly Hilton Hotel.

Moreover, Charles and Kit appeared along with their mother during her induction into the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2016.

Charles Bernard Foster family.
Charles Bernard Foster attended his mom’s Hall of Fame.
Source: Facebook

Charles Bernard Foster College

Talking about his education, Jodie Foster’s son Charles completed his high school in his hometown of Los Angeles. He later went to the Yale University, a private college in New Haven, Connecticut in 2017.  As per his LinkedIn profile, Foster graduated from college with a bachelor’s degree in English Language and Literature/Letters in 2021.

Jodie Foster Shares Joint Custody of Her Kids With Her Ex-Partner Cydney Bernard

According to online tabloids, Foster shares the custody of her two children with her former producer partner Cydney Bernard. The exes started dating soon after they met for the first time during the filming of Sommersby (1993). The two led a happy relationship for nearly fifteen years before they split in 2008.

Charles Bernard Foster parents.
Charles Bernard Foster’s mother and her ex-partner.

Long after their separation, Foster came out as gay in 2013. As of now, the Academy-award-winning actress is married to an actress and photographer, Alexandra Hedison. The lovebirds dated for over a year before they exchanged their vows in April 2014.

What is Jodie Foster’s Son Charles Bernard Foster Doing? Is He Also Into Acting Like His Mother?

Yes, he is also interested in acting, just like his award-winning actress mom. The 25-year-old has already worked on a handful of projects. Back in 2022, Charles, who is booked with Zoom Talent Management, got himself a recurring role in a comedy podcast and also a role in a feature film.

What’s more, he studied at the prestigious, Yale College Arts, and his bio states he is a theater geek. Moreover, from 2018 to 2021, he has worked in numerous plays including Tybalt and Mercutio Are Dead, Spring Awakening, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Working, and more.

Apart from this, Foster has also worked behind the camera as well. From working in the lighting team to Assitant Stage Manager, he has done it all.

Jodie Said Her Son Loves Acting

As we have explained earlier that Charles has kept most part of his life out of the spotlight. But, his mother said that her oldest son is pretty into acting like his mother. She said about her son’s growing interest in acting to The Guardian, in 2018,

“My older son is getting more interested in acting now.”

So, it seems that Charles is following the same career path as his mother Jodie. His mom who began her acting career in 1965 has featured in a number of cult movies and TV shows. The renowned actress landed her first acting role in the TV sitcom Mayberry R.F.D. in 1968.

Charles Foster is a promising actor.
Charles Foster has an interest in acting.
Source: Daily Mail

In the following years, Foster worked in a couple of movies and TV shows like Napoleon and Samantha, Tom Sawyer, and more. Her major breakthrough came when Jodie starred in the acclaimed psychological thriller Taxi Driver (1976), starring Robert De Niro, Albert Brooks, and more. Her role in the movie also earned her first Academy Award nomination.

Charles’ mother Jodie won her first Academy Award for her role in The Accused (1988) with Kelly McGillis.

What is His Net Worth?

Charles Bernard Foster is yet to pursue a profession as his career, so as of now, it is safe to say the star kid doesn’t have any significant net worth of himself. But, talking about his mother’s net worth, Jodie has a $100 million fortune. Her main source of income is her work in movies and TV shows.

Talking about her properties, back in May 2020, the actress put her longtime Calabasas house for sale with an asking price of $2.25 million.

Does Charles Bernard Foster Have a Girlfriend?

The grown celebrity kid Bernard has remained quite confidential when it comes to his love life. He has neither opened up about his dating life on media nor does have any official social media accounts.

Due to his tendency to keep things private, it is yet to be confirmed whether Charles Foster is dating a girlfriend or not.

Some Other Quick Facts About Jodie Foster’s Son Charles

  • His nationality is American.
  • Belongs to the Caucasian ethnicity.
  • Foster now Resides in Los Angeles, California.
  • Charles is into acting like his mother.


Sagar Chand, who goes by Cannon, is a founder at celebsuburb.com. With an aim to cover the life of celebrities, he started the website in 2020 and has been continuously working as an author, editor, and administrator. He has over 6 years of work experience in the entertainment field. Further, he is also one of the Co-Founders at Pandora Group of Companies. Contact: sagarchand242@gmail.com