Kingston Fisher Lourd Rydell was born on the 24th of September 2020 to Austen Rydell and Billie Lourd. His mother is an actress and his father is a producer and actor. The family has a long history of creativity, as his grandmother, Carrie Fisher was an American actress, novelist, and script doctor. His grandfather on his father’s side is Christopher Rydell, an actor and writer. Kingston’s younger sister, Jackson Joanne Lourd Rydell, was born in December 2022. With a strong support system of talented individuals and a life filled with artistic influences and love, it’s only a matter of time until we see Kingston make a meaningful contribution to the creative world.
His Mother, Billie Lourd
Billie Lourd is the daughter of the late actress Carrie Fisher and talent agent Bryan Lourd, and granddaughter of singer Eddie Fisher and the late actress Debbie Reynolds. She is the adopted sister of Ava, daughter of Bryan Lourd and Bruce Bozzi. Of Russian-Jewish and Scots-Irish/English descent, her godmother is Meryl Streep, and Bruce Wagner is her godfather. Nicknamed “Billy”, she was born on July 17, 1992, in Los Angeles.
Since making her debut at the iconic Le Bal des Débutantes at the Hôtel de Crillon in Paris, Billie Lourd has established herself as an ever-growing presence in Hollywood. After graduating from the New York University Gallatin School of Individualized Study with a degree in “Art and Business as Religion” in 2014, Lourd made her breakthrough in 2015 with a starring role in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. She has since appeared in other prominent roles, such as Scream Queens, American Horror Story, Billionaire Boys Club, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Booksmart, Will & Grace, and Ticket to Paradise. Lourd will wrap filming for And Mrs in late 2022, where she stars as Audrey.
His Father Austen Rydell
Austen Rydell was born on April 3, 1992, in Los Angeles, California, USA. He is a producer and actor, who is best known for his work on What Is Missing, The Rules of Inheritance and NFL GameDay (2002). In March 2022 he married actress Billie Lourd. His father is actor Christopher Rydell and his grandparents are director/filmmaker/actor Mark Rydell and actress Joanne Linville. He is also related to actor Alexander Rydell.
His Grandmother, Carrie Fisher
Carrie Fisher was born on October 21, 1956, in Burbank, California, to singers/actors Eddie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds. She was an actress and writer known for her portrayal of rebel leader Princess Leia Organa in the Star Wars original trilogy (1977-1983) and its subsequent sequel trilogy (2015-2019). Fisher is also known for her autobiographical novels, such as Postcards from the Edge (1987), Surrender the Pink (1990), Delusions of Grandma (1993), and The Best Awful There Is (2004); which were inspired by her real-life physical and mental problems and her anxieties over her personal relationships. As an uncredited script doctor, Fisher contributed to the scripts of Sister Act (1992), Last Action Hero (1993), Anastasia (1997), and The Wedding Singer (1998). She also wrote the screenplay for the movie based on her novel Postcards from the Edge. Fisher passed away in 2016, but will forever remain an icon of the science fiction genre.