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Jane Fonda

 
Birth Place:
New York, NY, USA
Bio:
Born in New York City to legendary screen star Henry Fonda and New York socialite Frances Seymour Brokaw, Jane Seymour Fonda was destined early to an uncommon and influential life in the limelight. Although she initially showed little inclination to follow her father's trade, she was prompted by ... (read complete bio)
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Date of Birth: December 21, 1937 (84)

Birth Place: New York, NY, USA

Bio:
Born in New York City to legendary screen star Henry Fonda and New York socialite Frances Seymour Brokaw, Jane Seymour Fonda was destined early to an uncommon and influential life in the limelight. Although she initially showed little inclination to follow her father's trade, she was prompted by ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2009
Dr. Katherine Brandt
  [Broadway]
1963
Madeline Arnold
  [Broadway]
1962
Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1960
Norma Brown
  [Broadway]
1960
Toni Newton

Photos

Jodie Foster, Jane Fonda, Alexandra Hedison Photo

Jodie Foster, Jane Fonda, Alexandra Hedison

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Jane Fonda

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10/17/2021
Jane Fonda, Jodie Foster, Alexandra Hedison, Jennifer Grey Photo

Jane Fonda, Jodie Foster, Alexandra Hedison, Jennifer Grey

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10/17/2021
Times Square Billboard for HBO's "Jane Fonda in Five Acts" on September 21, 2018 at 4 Photo

Times Square Billboard for HBO's "Jane Fonda in Five Acts" on September 21, 2018 at 42nd Street in New York City.

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09/21/2018
Times Square Billboard for HBO's "Jane Fonda in Five Acts" on September 21, 2018 at 4 Photo

Times Square Billboard for HBO's "Jane Fonda in Five Acts" on September 21, 2018 at 42nd Street in New York City.

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Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2009
Dr. Katherine Brandt

  [Broadway]
1963
Madeline Arnold

  [Broadway]
1962
Performer

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1960
Norma Brown

  [Broadway]
1960
Toni Newton

Jane Fonda Biography

Born in New York City to legendary screen star Henry Fonda and New York socialite Frances Seymour Brokaw, Jane Seymour Fonda was destined early to an uncommon and influential life in the limelight. Although she initially showed little inclination to follow her father's trade, she was prompted by Joshua Logan to appear with her father in the 1954 Omaha Community Theatre production of "The Country Girl". Her interest in acting grew after meeting Lee Strasberg in 1958 and joining the Actors Studio. Her screen debut in Tall Story (1960) (directed by Logan) marked the beginning of a highly successful and respected acting career highlighted by two Academy Awards for her performances in Klute (1971) and Coming Home (1978), and five Oscar nominations for Best Actress in They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (1969), Julia (1977), The China Syndrome (1979), The Morning After (1986) and On Golden Pond (1981), which was the only film she made with her father. Her professional success contrasted with her personal life, which was often laden with scandal and controversy. Her appearance in several risqué movies (including Barbarella (1968)) by then-husband Roger Vadim was followed by what was to become her most debated and controversial period: her espousal of anti-establishment causes and especially her anti-war activities during the Vietnam War. Her political involvement continued with fellow activist and husband Tom Hayden in the late 1970s and early 1980s. In the 1980s she started the aerobic exercise craze with the publication of the "Jane Fonda's Workout Book". She and Hayden divorced, and she married broadcasting mogul Ted Turner in 1991.

Jane Fonda Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 2009 - Outstanding Actress in a Play
Jane Fonda, 33 Variations
 
Tony Awards - 2009 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play
Jane Fonda, 33 Variations
 
Theatre World Awards - 1960 - Performance Gold Star
Jane Fonda, There Was a Little Girl
 
Tony Awards - 1960 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play
Jane Fonda , There Was a Little Girl

Jane Fonda News

Majestic Theater's 2022 Summer Classic Movies Kick Off June 8 Photo Majestic Theater's 2022 Summer Classic Movies Kick Off June 8
by Stephi Wild - May 12, 2022

Gettysburg College's Majestic Theater will celebrate 15 years of Summer Classic Movies when the annual series begins June 8 at 7:30 p.m. in the historic 1925 auditorium. Enjoy classic movies in the beautifully restored historic theater Wednesday nights at 7:30 p.m. June through August. Tickets for each film are just $8 and are on sale now. Advanced ticket purchase is strongly recommended.

A VICIOUS CIRCLE Will Have an Industry Reading Next Week Photo A VICIOUS CIRCLE Will Have an Industry Reading Next Week
by Stephi Wild - May 11, 2022

A new play about the decades-long, tempestuous friendship between Dorothy Parker and Robert Benchley will receive an industry reading on Wednesday, May 18, 2022.

OZARK Tops Netflix Viewership the Week of May 2 Photo OZARK Tops Netflix Viewership the Week of May 2
by Michael Major - May 10, 2022

The series was the most viewed title this week and was in the Top 10 in 81 countries. Season 1 also jumped onto the list at #7 with 13.64M hours viewed. Moving into the second spot (and into our hearts) is Grace and Frankie Season 7: The Final Episodes. Starring Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda, the comedy pulled in 23.18M hours viewed.

CSC And Coolidge Corner Theatre Present Kenneth Branagh's MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING Photo CSC And Coolidge Corner Theatre Present Kenneth Branagh's MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
by A.A. Cristi - May 6, 2022

The plays of Shakespeare have been translated into more than one hundred languages, and his timeless stories have inspired great works in many art forms. For the second year, Commonwealth Shakespeare Company (CSC) and the Coolidge Corner Theatre are teaming up to take an in-depth look at how some filmmakers have brought Shakespeare's stories to the screen.

HBO Announces THE JANES Documentary Premiere Photo HBO Announces THE JANES Documentary Premiere
by Michael Major - May 4, 2022

The film includes stirring accounts from the women who received abortions from the secret organization and the women at the center of ‚ÄúJane,‚ÄĚ including Heather Booth, Judith Arcana, Marie Leaner, Diane Stevens, Eleanor Oliver, and more, as well as insights from lawyers, doctors and others who reflect on the era.

Lola Kirke Releases Sophomore Album 'Lady for Sale' Photo Lola Kirke Releases Sophomore Album 'Lady for Sale'
by Michael Major - Apr 29, 2022

Lola Kirke’s sophomore album Lady for Sale is out today on Third Man Records and accompanying the title track is a Jane Fonda-inspired workout video starring Kirke, filmed at the famed Parthenon in Nashville by director Celia Rowlson-Hall and cinematographer Ben Chappell. Listen to the new album now!

VIDEO: Netflix Shares Inside Look at GRACE AND FRANKIE Final Season Photo VIDEO: Netflix Shares Inside Look at GRACE AND FRANKIE Final Season
by Michael Major - Apr 26, 2022

Celebrate the end of an era with 'A Farewell to 7 Seasons,' a never-before-seen trip down memory lane featuring Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Showrunners Marta Kauffman and Howard J. Morris, and more. Watch the new featurette now!

VIDEO: Netflix Reveals GRACE & FRANKIE Season Seven Trailer Photo VIDEO: Netflix Reveals GRACE & FRANKIE Season Seven Trailer
by Michael Major - Apr 14, 2022

Seven years ago, Grace and Frankie’s lives turned upside down when their longtime husbands left them for… each other. Both sparring partners and partners-in-crime, Grace and Frankie formed an unlikely and unbreakable bond as they faced uncertain futures head-on, and hand-in-hand. The series stars Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin.

Coolidge Corner Theatre Presents STAND WITH UKRAINE THROUGH FILM Photo Coolidge Corner Theatre Presents STAND WITH UKRAINE THROUGH FILM
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 13, 2022

Coolidge Corner Theatre will host Stand with Ukraine Through Film, an afternoon at the theatre that will include one of the first US theatrical screenings of The Guide, a 2014 Ukrainian film set against the backdrop of Soviet efforts to exterminate Ukrainians in the 1930s. Cinema Salem in Salem, MA recently screened the film last month.

Page 73 Gala To Honor Producer Barbara Whitman Photo Page 73 Gala To Honor Producer Barbara Whitman
by Stephi Wild - Apr 13, 2022

Page 73 announces the 2022 Page 73 Spring Benefit. The event this year honors Barbara Whitman, producer of A Strange Loop on Broadway and, previously, of Fun Home, the 2018 revival of Angels in America, The Humans, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, and Next to Normal, to name just a few.

Jane Fonda Videos

VIDEO: STILL WORKING 9 TO 5 Documentary Celebrates International Women's Day With New VideoVIDEO: STILL WORKING 9 TO 5 Documentary Celebrates International Women's Day With New Clip, Featuring Dolly Parton, Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin & More
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 8, 2021

When the highest-grossing comedy, '9 to 5,' starring Jane Fonda, Dolly Parton, Dabney Coleman and Lily Tomlin, exploded on the cinema screens in 1980, the laughs hid a serious message about women in the office.

BWW Exclusive: Rita Moreno Champions the Women's Movement in New Documentary STILL WO VideoBWW Exclusive: Rita Moreno Champions the Women's Movement in New Documentary STILL WORKING 9 TO 5
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 1, 2021

Moreno starred on the short-lived '9 to 5' television series in 1982 and 1983. She played Violet Newstead, the character originated in the movie by Lily Tomlin and eventually played on Broadway by Allison Janney.

BWW Exclusive: Jane Fonda Discusses Cultural Impact in New Documentary STILL WORKING  VideoBWW Exclusive: Jane Fonda Discusses Cultural Impact in New Documentary STILL WORKING 9 TO 5
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 23, 2021

'It validated [women's] thoughts that it ain't fair. It ain't fitting. As good workers, they shouldn't be treated that way,' Fonda says of '9 to 5,' which she starred in alongside Lily Tomlin and Dolly Parton. 

BWW Exclusive: Allison Janney Respects Women Who Paved the Way in New Documentary STI VideoBWW Exclusive: Allison Janney Respects Women Who Paved the Way in New Documentary STILL WORKING 9 TO 5
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 15, 2021

n the documentary, she will tell exclusive stories about her time onstage in that production ‚ÄĒ including one about what happened the day Marc¬†Kudisch (the actor playing Mr. Hart) fell into the pit without a cushion underneath him.

BWW Exclusive: Dolly Parton Talks Equal Pay in New Documentary STILL WORKING 9 TO 5 VideoBWW Exclusive: Dolly Parton Talks Equal Pay in New Documentary STILL WORKING 9 TO 5
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 8, 2021

In this brand new clip from the upcoming documentary 'Still Working 9 to 5,' Dolly Parton discusses the conditions under which she joined the cast of the 1980 classic film.

VIDEO: Jane Fonda Shares Why She Moved to Washington D.C. on TODAY SHOW VideoVIDEO: Jane Fonda Shares Why She Moved to Washington D.C. on TODAY SHOW
by Stage Tube - Sep 25, 2020

Jane Fonda shares the inspiration behind her new book, 'What Can I Do?', and some of her favorite books of all time on 'Open Book' with Jenna Bush Hager.

VIDEO: Jane Fonda Talks About Nixon Ordering Her Arrest on LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYER VideoVIDEO: Jane Fonda Talks About Nixon Ordering Her Arrest on LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS
by Stage Tube - Sep 9, 2020

Jane Fonda talks about how her activism has changed over the years, Fire Drill Fridays and her fight against climate change and getting arrested during the Nixon administration.

VIDEO: Casey Wilson Talks About Getting Arrested on THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBER VideoVIDEO: Casey Wilson Talks About Getting Arrested on THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT
by Stage Tube - Mar 6, 2020

Star of Showtime's 'Black Monday' and host of the podcast 'Bitch Sesh,' Casey Wilson, was overprepared for her recent arrest while protesting with Jane Fonda.

VIDEO: Jane Fonda & Lily Tomlin Talk GRACE AND FRANKIE on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE! VideoVIDEO: Jane Fonda & Lily Tomlin Talk GRACE AND FRANKIE on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE!
by Stage Tube - Jan 21, 2020

Jane & Lily talk about being arrested for non-violent disobedience as a part of Fire Drill Fridays to bring awareness to the climate crisis, what it was like in jail, Jane's famous mugshot from her 1970 arrest, other things they should have been arrested for, and the new season of ‚ÄúGrace and Frankie‚ÄĚ on Netflix.

VIDEO: Jane Fonda Talks About Getting Arrested on THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT VideoVIDEO: Jane Fonda Talks About Getting Arrested on THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT
by Stage Tube - Jan 7, 2020

Jane Fonda started 'Fire Drill Fridays' as a way to raise awareness about climate change by joining young people to practice civil disobedience, and she gives Stephen a few helpful tips about getting arrested for protesting.


Jane Fonda Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Jane Fonda been in?
Jane Fonda has appeared on Broadway in 5 shows.

How many West End shows has Jane Fonda been in?
Jane Fonda has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Jane Fonda been nominated for?
Outstanding Actress in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for 33 Variations , Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for 33 Variations Performance (Theatre World Awards) for There Was a Little Girl and Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for There Was a Little Girl .

What awards has Jane Fonda won?
Performance (Theatre World Awards) for There Was a Little Girl.