Academy Awards 2016: 22 Youngest Winners and Nominees

#16. Jodie Foster

Age at Awards Show: 14 years, 4 months, 9 days old
Award: Actress in a Supporting Role (1977) for “Taxi Driver”
Result: Nominee

Jodie Foster, born Alicia Christian Foster, started appearing in commercials at the age of 2. Her role as a child prostitute in “Taxi Driver” received critical acclaim. During her time studying literature at Yale University, a fan attempted to assassinate President Ronald Reagan in an effort to impress her. She has since forged a highly accomplished career in the industry with work as an actress, director and producer.