Jane Fonda Biography

Birthday: 1937-12-21
Place of Birth: New York City, New York USA
Height: 5' 8" (1.73 m)
Wiki Biography: Born in New York City in 1937 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 additional Oscar nominations (as Best Actress in They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (1969), Julia (1977), The China Syndrome (1979), The Morning After (1986), and Best Supporting Actress in On Golden Pond (1981), which was the only film she made with her father). Fonda underwent a series of metamorphoses in both her profession and personal life. After finding her niche in romantic comedies such as Period of Adjustment (1962), Sunday in New York (1963), and Any Wednesday (1966), she starred in the notorious sci-fi sex farce Barbarella (1968), directed by her then-husband Roger Vadim. The events that followed became her most debated, scandalous, 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 second husband Tom Hayden in the 1970s and '80s. In the 1980s she started the aerobic exercise craze with the publication of the "Jane Fonda's Workout Book". After divorcing Hayden and announcing her retirement from the film industry, she married broadcasting mogul Ted Turner in 1991; they split eight years later. In 2005, Fonda penned the best-selling autobiography "My Life So Far" and relaunched her film career with a starring role in the box office hit Monster-in-Law (2005).

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Filmography

TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
Walk on the Wild Side Kitty Twist 1962 Drama
Barefoot In The Park Corie Bratter 1967 Comedy
Julia Lillian 1977 Drama
Green Scalpel Herself 2013 Drama
Bondi Vet Viola Fields 2013 Documentary
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
Period of Adjustment Isabel Haverstick 1962 Drama, Comedy
Sunday in New York Eileen Tyler 1963 Comedy, Romance
Cat Ballou Cat Ballou 1965 Comedy, Musical
Any Wednesday Ellen Gordon 1966 0
Barefoot in the Park Corie Bratter 1967 Comedy, Romance
Hurry Sundown Julie Ann Warren 1967
Barbarella Barbarella 1968 Action, Adventure, Comedy
They Shoot Horses, Don't They? Gloria 1969
Klute Bree Daniels 1971 Game Show, 0
A Doll's House Nora Helmer 1973
Steelyard Blues 1973 Comedy, Crime
Comes a Horseman 1978 Biography, Fantasy
California Suite 1978 Comedy, Romance
The China Syndrome Kimberly Wells 1979 Drama, Thriller
The Electric Horseman Alice 'Hallie' Martin 1979 Comedy, Drama
Nine to Five Judy Bernly 1980 Comedy
On Golden Pond Chelsea Thayer Wayne 1981
Rollover 1981 0, Game Show
No Nukes 1983 Documentary, Music
The Dollmaker Gertie Nevels 1984 Drama
Agnes of God Dr. Martha Livingston 1985 Drama, Mystery, Thriller
The Morning After Alex Sternbergen 1986 Comedy, 0
Old Gringo 1989 Adventure, History, Romance
Stanley and Iris Iris King 1990
Searching for Debra Winger 2002 Documentary
Until the Violence Stops Herself 2003
Monster-in-Law Viola Fields 2005 Comedy, Romance
Georgia Rule Georgia 2007 0, 0
Julia Lillian 2008 0
All Together Jeanne 2011 0
Peace, Love, & Misunderstanding Grace 2012 Comedy, Drama
The Butler Nancy Reagan 2013
Coming Home Sally Hyde 2014 0, 0