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Jane Fonda

Date of Birth: December 21, 1937 (85)

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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This weekend, The Actors Studio will continue its 75th Anniversary celebration as the world’s most celebrated and influential membership association for professional actors, directors and playwrights.

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ON THE FLY 2023: THEN & NOW to be Presented at The Actors Studio This Weekend

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Photos: Jane Fonda, Diane Keaton & More Attend BOOK CLUB: THE NEXT CHAPTER Premiere

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Schedule Announced For The 2023 CAPA Summer Movie Series At The Ohio Theatre, June 15- July 16

The CAPA Summer Movie Series, the longest-running classic film series in America, has announced the schedule for its 54th series of classic films and cult favorites. The 2023 series will run June 15-July 16 at the historic Ohio Theatre (39 E. State St.) and feature 19 films over five weeks.

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Cleveland Play House will bring its 2022-2023 season to a close with the world premiere production of Ken Ludwig's Moriarty: A New Sherlock Holmes Adventure. Running April 29 through May 21 in the Allen Theatre at Playhouse Square.

The Actors Studio to Host Events Featuring Lois Smith & Celebrations of BIPOC Membership in May

In May, The Actors Studio will continue its 75th Anniversary celebration as the world’s most celebrated and influential membership association for professional actors, directors and playwrights.

Theatre Arlington Presents ON GOLDEN POND

Theatre Arlington is thrilled to open the third installment in our 50th Anniversary season, On Golden Pond by Ernest Thompson. This classic play follows an elderly couple spending their summer at their lake house, where they reconnect with their estranged daughter. The story is a heartfelt meditation on the complications of aging, family, and forgiveness.

Review: BAREFOOT IN THE PARK at Cotuit Center For The Arts

What did our critic think of BAREFOOT IN THE PARK at Cotuit Center For The Arts? This is one of dyed-in-the-wool New Yorker Neil Simon's tongue-in-cheek looks at life in mid-century Manhattan. It's set in 1963, and focuses on Corie and Paul (Troy Davies), young Manhattanites who, at the outset, have been married for all of six days.

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The Actors Studio to Present Three Day Celebration of Estelle Parsons

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Jake Shears Shares New Track 'Devil Came Down The Dance Floor'

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The Actors Studio to Present THE PLAYWRIGHT: TALES FROM THE COLOR LINE This Spring

Continuing  its 75th Anniversary celebration as the world’s most celebrated and influential membership association for professional actors, directors and playwrights The Actors Studio will open its doors to the public for a special event, free and open to the public: The Playwright: Tales From The Color Line on Saturday, March 25 at 7PM.

Captain Planet Foundation Raises Over $650,000 At Annual Gala

Last night, Captain Planet Foundation, the global non-profit dedicated to empowering youth to be changemakers for the environment, held their annual Gala at Flourish Atlanta and recognized environmental honorees Xiye Bastida and Louie Schwartzberg.

Vide: Toni Collette, Jane Fonda & More Voice in RUBY GILLMAN: TEENAGE KRAKEN Trailer

The film features the voices of Lana Condor, Toni Collette, Annie Murphy, Sam Richardson, Liza Koshy, Will Forte, Colman Domingo, Jaboukie Young-White, Blue Chapman, Eduardo Franco, Ramona Young, Echo Kellum, Nicole Byer and Jane Fonda. Watch the new video trailer now!

Review: GLORIA: A LIFE By Emily Mann At Theater J

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Jane Fonda has appeared on Broadway in 5 shows.

Jane Fonda has not appeared in the West End

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 .

Performance (Theatre World Awards) for There Was a Little Girl.

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