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2022 Mar 15

Billie and Austen are Married!

Billie and Austen are Married!

Congratulations to Billie and Austen!

Billie married Austen Rydell over the weekend (March 12) in Cabo San Lucas. Vogue posted exclusive photos of the big day and Billie shared some details about the wedding. Check out the photos and article below!


Billie Lourd Wore Rodarte to Marry Austen Rydell at an Intimate Ceremony in Cabo San Lucas

VOGUE – Actor Billie Lourd—who is known for her roles in Scream Queens, American Horror Story, and Booksmart as well as for being the daughter of actor Carrie Fisher and power agent Bryan Lourd, not to mention the only grandchild of Hollywood royalty Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher—met producer Austen Rydell back in January of 2011 while they were both attending NYU. Austen proposed in June of 2020 (according to his Instagram engagement announcement, Billie said “duh!” instead of “yes” when he popped the question), and their son, Kingston Fisher Lourd Rydell, was born in September.

The couple’s wedding took place this past weekend in Cabo San Lucas, and the two worked with planner Mark Seed to bring their vision to life. Festivities kicked off with a floral-Friday-themed rehearsal dinner. “I am a little bit of a procrastinator, so I didn’t start looking for my rehearsal-dinner dress until late January,” Billie admits. “I’ve always loved Oscar de la Renta’s floral designs, so I went to the store to find a white floral gown. When I arrived, they asked me when my wedding was, and I confidently replied, ‘March!’ They looked at me quizzically and said, ‘2023?’ I didn’t realize people started planning for this whole wedding thing over a year in advance and awkwardly smiled, ‘2022…’ The saleswoman smiled and told me most of their dresses are custom and take at least six months to make, but she would see if they happened to have anything in stock in my size. She went in the back and then came out with my absolute dream floral-Friday dress—a floor-length gown with flowers delicately embroidered all over it. I hit the jackpot. I decided to hem it short in the front and long in the back, and it turned out incredible.”
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2021 Oct 06

“New Day” Podcast

Billie Lourd has been grieving the loss of her mother, Carrie Fisher, and grandmother, Debbie Reynolds, since 2016. She shares what it was like growing up in the public eye in a family dealing with addiction and mental illness. This week’s practice is about all the things you inherit from your family (good and bad) and the patterns you want to break.

2021 Jul 07

Billie to appear in “American Horror Stories”

‘American Horror Stories’: Matt Bomer, Billie Lourd & John Carroll Lynch Among ‘AHS’ Alums To Return For Hulu Anthology Series, Danny Trejo Confirmed

DEADLINEAmerican Horror Stories, Hulu’s American Horror Story spinoff anthology series, will welcome some fresh and returning faces. AHS alums Matt Bomer, Billie Lourd and John Carroll Lynch are set to return to the wicked world of Ryan Murphy’s horror franchise as they round out the cast.

On Wednesday Murphy unveiled a slate of actors set to join the series via a social media post. The video listed off the names of participating actors and their roles. Bomer, Lourde and Lynch are set to play Michael, Liv Whitely and Larry Bitterman, respectively. Naomi Grossman will also return to the American Horror Story franchise to take on Rabid Ruth.

American Horror Stories is a weekly hourlong anthology series that will feature a different horror story in each contained episode. The spinoff will premiere exclusively on Hulu July 15. Murphy’s social media post also revealed that Aaron Tveit, Paris Jackson, Madison Bailey and Virginia Garndner and many more will appear throughout the series. Murphy also confirmed that Danny Trejo will join the cast as Santa.

“And this isn’t even the half of it,” Murphy said about the packed cast.

he spin-off anthology series will premiere a little more than a month before American Horror Story returns for its tenth installment, Double Feature. American Horror Stories is set to conclude on Halloween.

American Horror Stories is executive produced by Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, Alexis Martin Woodall, John J. Gray and Manny Coto.

2021 Mar 05

Billie Lourd to Star in “Ticket to Paradise”

Billie Lourd To Star With George Clooney & Julia Roberts In Universal’s ‘Ticket To Paradise’

DEADLINEEXCLUSIVE: Billie Lourd is in talks to star with George Clooney and Julia Roberts in Ticket To Paradise, which Ol Parker is directing this fall for Universal Pictures.

Lourd, most recently seen in Booksmart, American Horror Story and the last three Star Wars installments, here plays Wren Butler, a recent University of Chicago graduate who accompanies her best friend Lily to a post graduation jaunt to Bali. Lily’s abrupt decision to marry a Balinese local triggers her parents (Clooney & Roberts) to team to try and stop her from repeating their mistake from 25 years ago. Wren stays in Bali for the engagement/wedding festivities and, in the process, finds her own love with a local doctor. The role of Lily hasn’t yet been set. Parker and Daniel Pipski wrote the script.

Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner of Working Title will produce alongside Sarah Harvey and Deborah Balderstone. Clooney and Grant Heslov will produce for their Smokehouse Pictures, alongside Red Om Films’ Roberts, Lisa Gillan, and Marisa Yeres Gill.

Senior Executive Vice President of Production Erik Baiers and Director of Development Lexi Barta will oversee the project on behalf of Universal.

Lourd is represented by CAA.

2019 Nov 07

Billie on Becoming the Keeper of Princess Leia

Billie Lourd on Becoming the Keeper of Princess Leia

TIME – I grew up with three parents: a mom, a dad and Princess Leia. I guess Princess Leia was kind of like my stepmom–technically family, but deep down I didn’t really like her. She literally and metaphorically lived on a planet I had never been to. When Leia was around, there wasn’t as much room for my mom–for Carrie. As a child, I couldn’t understand why people loved Leia as much as they did. I didn’t want to watch her movie, I didn’t want to dress up like her, I didn’t even want to talk about her. I just wanted my mom–the one who lived on Earth, not Tatooine.

I didn’t watch Star Wars until I was about 6 years old. (And I technically didn’t finish it until I was 9 or 10. I’m sorry! Don’t judge me!) My mom used to love to tell people that every time she tried to put it on, I would cover my ears and yell, “It’s too loud, Mommy! Turn it off!”–or fearfully question, “Is that lady in the TV you?” It wasn’t until middle school that I finally decided to watch it of my own accord–not because I suddenly developed a keen interest in ’70s sci-fi, but because boys started coming up to me and saying they fantasized about my mom. My mom? The lady who wore glitter makeup like it was lotion and didn’t wear a bra to support her much-support-needed DD/F’s? They couldn’t be talking about her! I had to investigate who this person was they were talking about.
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