Jane Fonda

Birth Place: New York, NY, USA

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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.

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Original Broadway Production, 2009
Dr. Katherine Brandt

Madeline Arnold


Original Broadway Production, 1960
Norma Brown

Toni Newton

Jane Fonda Movies

[1960]Tall Story June Ryder

[1962]Walk on the Wild Side Kitty Twist

[1962]Period of Adjustment Isabel Haverstick

[1962]The Chapman Report Kathleen Barclay

[1963]In the Cool of the Day Christine Bonner

[1963]Sunday in New York Eileen Tyler

[1964]Joy House Melinda

[1964]Circle of Love Sophie

[1965]Cat Ballou Cat Ballou

[1966]The Chase Anna Reeves

[1966]The Game Is Over Renée Saccard

[1966]Any Wednesday Ellen Gordon

[1967]Hurry Sundown Julie Ann Warren

[1967]Barefoot in the Park Corie Bratter

[1968]Barbarella Barbarella

[1969]They Shoot Horses, Don't They? Gloria

[1971]Klute Bree Daniels

[1972]Tout Va Bien Her, Suzanne

[1973]A Doll's House Nora

[1973]Steelyard Blues Iris Caine

[1976]The Blue Bird The Night

[1977]Fun with Dick and Jane Jane Harper

[1977]Julia Lillian

[1978]California Suite Hannah Warren

[1978]Comes a Horseman Ella

[1978]Coming Home Sally Hyde

[1979]The Electric Horseman Hallie

[1979]The China Syndrome Kimberly Wells

[1980]9 to 5 Judy Bernly

[1981]Rollover Lee Winters

[1981]On Golden Pond Chelsea Thayer Wayne

[1985]Agnes of God Doctor Martha Livingston

[1986]The Morning After Alex Sternbergen

[1989]Old Gringo Harriet Winslow

[1990]Stanley & Iris Iris King

[2005]Monster-in-Law Viola Fields

[2007]Georgia Rule Georgia

[2011]All Together Jeanne

[2011]Peace, Love & Misunderstanding Grace

[2013]The Butler Nancy Reagan

[2014]This Is Where I Leave You Hilary Altman

[2014]Better Living Through Chemistry Pharmacy Customer

[2015]Fathers & Daughters Teddy Stanton

[2015]Youth Brenda Morel

[2017]Our Souls at Night Addie Moore

[2018]Book Club Vivian

[2022]Luck Dragon

[2023]Book Club 2: The Next Chapter Vivian

Jane Fonda TV Shows

Elena of Avalor Shuriki

Grace and Frankie Grace Hanson

Stoner Cats Ms. Stoner

The Newsroom Leona Lansing

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Jane Fonda has appeared on Broadway in 5 shows.

Jane Fonda has not appeared in the West End.

Jane Fonda has been nominated for several awards throughout her career. She was nominated for Outstanding Actress in a Play at the Drama Desk Awards for her performance in "33 Variations". She was also nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play at the Tony Awards for the same production. Additionally, Fonda received a Performance nomination at the Theatre World Awards for her work in "There Was a Little Girl". She was also nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play at the Tony Awards for her performance in "There Was a Little Girl".

Jane Fonda has won the Performance (Theatre World Awards) for her role in "There Was a Little Girl."

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