Bridget Fonda and Danny Elfman's 2003 LA Wedding

Details of the Celebrity Couple's Ceremony and Private Life

Bridget Fonda and Danny Elfman in 2007

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Actress Bridget Fonda and composer Danny Elfman wed in a quiet, candlelit ceremony on November 29, 2003, at Los Angeles' First Congressional Church. Reports of the couple's marriage surfaced only after a brief statement was released by their publicist. Fonda's father, actor Peter Fonda, walked her down the aisle as a 20-piece choir sang. Guests gathered afterward for a reception at LA's Cicada restaurant. It was the first marriage for the bride and the second for the groom, who has a child from his previous marriage. Any further details of the ceremony have been kept private by the couple, their families, and guests.


The couple met while working on the 1997 film "A Simple Plan." Fonda had a starring role; Elfman composed it. They announced their engagement in March 2003 shortly after Fonda was in a car crash that left her hospitalized with fractured vertebrae. The wedding is Fonda's first (she'd been previously linked to actor Eric Stoltz and country singer/actor Dwight Yoakam). It is Elfman's second marriage.

About Danny Elfman

Danny Elfman is a composer, producer, singer, and songwriter who first rose to prominence as the lead singer for the '80s new wave band Oingo Boingo. Although he had no formal training as a composer, Elfman launched his career with the 1985 Tim Burton film "Pee-wee's Big Adventure." The two developed a friendship and since then he's gone on to score most of Burton's studio films, including "Edward Scissorhands," "The Nightmare Before Christmas," and "Corpse Bride." He is known for his use of brass, percussion, and haunting vocals.

He's scored a staggering number of other films, including "Good Will Hunting," the original "Men in Black" films, "Batman," "Beetlejuice," "Dick Tracy," "Hulk," and "Big Fish." He also composed the themes for the television shows "Desperate Housewives" and "The Simpsons," which is perhaps his best-known work.

Elfman's more recent credits include "Milk," "American Hustle," "Silver Linings Playbook," "Oz the Great and Powerful," and "Fifty Shades of Grey." He also composed additional music for the 2015 film "Avengers: Age of Ultron."

About Bridget Fonda

Bridget Fonda was born into a true Hollywood dynasty. Her father Peter Fonda, her aunt Jane Fonda, and her late grandfather Henry Fonda are all actors. She made her acting debut as an extra at age 5 in "Easy Rider," in which her father starred. She is best known for her roles in films like "Single White Female," "Jackie Brown," "The Godfather Part III," "Point of No Return," and "It Could Happen to You." She was nominated for Golden Globe Awards for the 1989 film "Scandal" and the 2001 TV film "No Ordinary Baby." She was also nominated for an Emmy Award for the 1997 TV film "In the Gloaming."

Her career slowed significantly in the late '90s, but she continued to act up until 2002. She has since officially retired as an actress.

About the Couple

In 2005 Fonda gave birth to the couple's first child, a son named Oliver. They have not had any other children together. They are still married, although the couple has been quite steadfast in keeping their marriage and personal lives private.