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Billie Catherine Lourd (born July 17, 1972) is an American actress. She is known for her role as Sadie "Chanel #3" Swenson in Scream Queens.


Billie Lourd was born July 17, 1992, in Los Angeles, California, the only child of actress Carrie Fisher and talent agent Bryan Lourd. Lourd is also the only grandchild of actress Debbie Reynolds and singer Eddie Fisher, and the niece of Todd Fisher, Joely Fisher, and Tricia Leigh Fisher, all of whom have worked in show business. She has a sister, Ava, from her father's marriage to Bruce Bozzi, whom her father legally adopted. From her mother's side, she is of Russian-Jewish and Scots-Irish/English descent. Her godmother is actress Meryl Streep. Writer Bruce Wagner is Lourd's godfather. Eddie Fisher stated in his autobiography (Been There Done That) that his granddaughter's name is Catherine Fisher Lourd and her nickname is "Billy".

In 2008 Lourd was a debutante at Le Bal des débutantes at the Hôtel de Crillon in Paris. She was dressed by Chanel for the occasion.

Lourd attended high school at Harvard-Westlake School in Los Angeles. She graduated with a self-designed degree in "Art and Business as Religion" from New York University Gallatin School of Individualized Study, in 2014. Lourd is engaged to actor Austen Rydell, with whom she has two children, a son named Kingston Fisher Lourd Rydell, born in September 2020, and a daughter born in December 2022.

Work on American Horror Story[]

Billie Lourd joined American Horror Story for its seventh installment, subtitled Cult, as main character and cultist Winter Anderson. She returned for the eighth installment, subtitled Apocalypse, as Mallory, a shy girl who's more than meets the eyes. For the ninth season, 1984, she starred as Montana Duke, a counsellor at Camp Redwood

In February 2021, Ryan Murphy confirmed her return for the tenth season, and appeared in the first part of Double Feature titled "Red Tide" as tattoo artist and doctor Lark Feldman.

The same year, Lourd joined the first installment of spin-off American Horror Stories in the episode "BA'AL" as central character Liv Whitley.

Lourd was confirmed as part of the regular cast for the eleventh installment of American Horror Story, titled AHS: NYC in the role of Dr. Hannah Wells, and returns as a guest star in the twelfth installment as Ashley, a seemingly supernatural PR expert.

Work on American Horror Stories[]



Episode appearances for Billie Lourd
Story or Series Character Episodes
Cult Winter Anderson
Cult Linda Kasabian Charles (Manson) in Charge
Apocalypse Mallory
1984 Montana Duke
Double Feature: Red Tide Lark Feldman
American Horror Stories Liv Whitley BA'AL
NYC Dr. Hannah Wells
Delicate Ashley