Kingston Fisher Lourd Rydell-Son Of Billie Lourd And Austen Rydell
Kingston Fisher Lourd Rydell is the firstborn of actress Billie Lourd and actor/producer Austen Rydell.
Billie Lourd is an actress known for roles in movies and television shows like Scream Queens, American Horror Story, and the Star Wars sequel trilogy.
Among fans, she is best known as the only child of the late legendary actress and writer Carrie Fisher, aka Princess Leia from the Star Wars films.
Similarly, Austen Rydell is an actor/producer from a filmy family. He is the son of actor Christopher Rydell and grandson of legendary director Mark Rydell.
After years of on and off relationship, Billie and Austen married in early 2016 in an intimate wedding ceremony.
The couple gave birth to Kingston Fisher Lourd Rydell. The two-year-old has already made several headlines, all thanks to his celebrity family.
Kingston Fisher Lourd Rydell: Age And Birthday
Billie Lourd and Austen Rydell were friends first for many years, and they officially started dating in 2016.
However, it was a short-lived romance, and the actress began dating her Scream Queens co-star Taylor Lautner.
The duo broke up in less than a year, and after a month of a split, Lourd reconnected with Rydell in 2017.
They were spotted kissing in October 2017 in Palm Springs, confirming their romance to the world.
After almost three years of relationship, the couple got engaged in June 2020.
The actor/producer released the news via Instagram, stating, "💍💍💍She said YES!! (Actually, she said 'Duhhh') But I guess that's even better than yes?!? 💗🤪🎉🎰💥🍾."
In September 2020, Billie Lourd and Austen Rydell surprised the world after announcing the birth of their baby boy named Kingston Fisher Lourd Rydell.
They kept the whole pregnancy very quiet and no one knew about his birth and other details.
As of July 2022, he is one and a half years old.
Finally, on March 12, 2022, the pair got married in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Billie wore a custom Rodarte dress which was a tribute to her late mother.
She wore René Mancini shoes, reminiscent of her mom and Fisher's favorite ring, a blue fire opal as "something blue."
Billie shared a great bond with Fisher despite all the personal issues over the years.
In an interview, she stated:
"She raised me to not think of men and women as different. She raised me without gender. It's kind of the reason she named me Billie. It's not about being a strong woman - it's about being a strong person."
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Mother Billie Lourd-Only Child Of Late Actress Carrie Fisher: Age & Height
Billie Lourd was born Catherine Fisher Lourd on July 17, 1992, in Los Angeles, California.
Currently, she is 29-year-old and stands at 5' 1" (155 cm). She is of Russian-Jewish and Scots-Irish/English descent from her mother's side.
She is the only daughter of actress and writer Carrie Fisher and talent agent, Bryan Lourd.
The couple was together from 1991 to 1994. Although Fisher stated Lourd to be her second husband, they were never legally married.
Reportedly, they separated after Lourd left her for a man.
Carrie was married to singer/songwriter Paul Simon from August 1983 to July 1984.
On the other hand, after leaving Fisher, Bryan married Bruce Bozzi, the former co-owner of The Palm. He also adopted Ava from Bozzi's first marriage.
Billie Lourd comes from an entertainment family. She is the only grandchild of actress Debbie Reynolds and singer Eddie Fisher.
Also, the niece of actor/producer Todd Fisher, actress/singer Joely Fisher, and actress/ singer Tricia Leigh Fisher.
Similarly, Lourd is the goddaughter of Hollywood icon Meryl Streep and writer Bruce Wagner.
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Grandmother Carrie Fisher Death: What Was The Cause?
The American actress and writer Carrie Fisher need no introduction.
Her iconic character Princess Leia in the Star Wars films is still considered one of the strongest and sexiest female roles.
Her other popular movies and tv shows are The Blues Brothers, Hannah and Her Sisters, When Harry Met Sally…, 30 Rock, and Catastrophe, among others.
As a writer, Fisher published many semi-autobiographical novels, including Postcards from the Edge and Wishful Drinking.
Sadly, the legendary Carrie Fisher died at 60 on December 27, 2016. On December 23, 2016, she was on a flight from London to Los Angeles when she suffered a medical emergency.
She was rushed to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.
Fisher was placed on a ventilator for four days. On the morning of December 27, 2016, Billie Lourd confirmed her mother's death in a statement to the press.
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health issued a death certificate that stated "cardiac arrest/deferred" was the cause of Carrie Fisher's death.
Few traces of different drugs were also found in her blood. In an interview, Billie stated:
"My mother battled drug addiction and mental illness her entire life. She ultimately died of it. She was purposefully open in all of her work about the social stigmas surrounding these diseases…. I know my Mom, she'd want her death to encourage people to be open about their struggles."
Already dealing with her Mom's tragic loss, Billie also lost her grandmother Debbie Reynolds the very next day.
Reynolds suffered a stroke and died after a few hours on December 28, 2016.
As per Todd Fisher, immediately before suffering the stroke, Debbie said, "I want to be with Carrie."
The private joined funeral for mother-daughter Fisher and Reynolds was held on January 5, 2017. The former was cremated while the latter was entombed.
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Billie Lourd: Career Highlights
Billie Lourd attended high school at Harvard-Westlake School.
Later joined New York University Gallatin School of Individualized Study and graduated with a self-designed degree in "Art and Business as Religion" in 2014.
"I went to NYU, and my parents had a rule that I needed to major in something other than acting if I wanted to pursue acting after college."
Although almost all her family members were against her career choice, Lourd somehow convinced them and started acting in 2015.
She appeared as Lieutenant Kaydel Ko Connix in Star Wars: The Force Awakens in 2015.
In the same year, she grabbed the main role of Sadie Swenson / Chanel#3 in the American comedy-horror Scream Queens.
Ironically, Billie is not a horror fan. "I am not a big horror freak. I'm a bit of a scaredy-cat in general. I can't handle scary movies unless I am at home with the lights on and the doors locked or it is in the morning."
However, she appeared in many horror genres shows such as American Horror Story: Cult, American Horror Story: Apocalypse, and American Horror Story: Double Feature, among others.
Also, in the Star Wars film saga, Lourd appeared in Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.
On the latter, she briefly portrayed Princess Leia, and her face was digitally replaced by Fisher's likeness, using imagery from Return of the Jedi. The movie is dedicated to her late mother.
Did you know? She was not a huge fan of her mother's iconic character Princess Leia as a kid.
"I grew up with three parents: a mom, a dad, and Princess Leia. Initially, Princess Leia was kind of like my stepmom. Now she's my guardian angel. And I'm her keeper."
Similarly, the 29-year-old has shows and films like Ticket to Paradise, Booksmart, Billionaire Boys Club, and Will & Grace to her credit.
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Father Austen Rydell: Age, Height, And Parents
Austen Rydell was born Austen Christopher Rydell on April 3, 1992, in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Currently (July 2022), he is 30 years old and stands tall at 6' 1" (185 cm).
He is the son of actor Christopher Rydell. He was most active in the 80s and known for movies such as Golden Pond, Mask, and Gotcha!
Also, Rydell is the grandson of legendary award-winning director Mark Rydell. His notable credits are The Long Goodbye, On Golden Pond, and Hollywood Ending.
Likewise, his grandmother was actress Joanne Linville and was most active in the 1950s-1980s era. She died on June 20, 2021.
Growing up in an artistic family and members full of Hollywood stars, Austen also decided to be the part.
He is a producer and actor who worked on movies and shows like The Rules of Inheritance, NFL GameDay, and What Is Missing.
Kingston Fisher Lourd Rydell Lifestyle-How Much Is The Net Worth Of Billie Lourd And Austen Rydell?
There is no doubt that Kingston Fisher Lourd Rydell has a lavish lifestyle, all thanks to his rich family.
His mom Billie Lourd is worth $20 Million as of July 2022. She earns more than $100k annual salary from her career as an actor.
Also, she makes decent money from sponsorships, endorsements, and ad campaigns.
However, most of Lourd's riches come from her late mother, Carrie Fisher. She is the sole heir of Fisher's estate, estimated to be worth $18–$25 million in 2017.
Lourd owns most of her mother and grandmother's estate in Beverly Hills.
Also, she inherited her mother's personal property, including many valuable pieces of Star Wars memorabilia.
Carrie Fisher was worth $25 million at the time of her death.
On the other hand, his dad Austen Rydell is worth $5 million.