Jane Fonda
Actress & Philanthropist
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Jane Fonda’s work on stage and screen has earned numerous nominations and awards, including Oscars (Best Actress in 1971 for Klute and in 1978 for Coming Home) and an Emmy for her performance in The Dollmaker. Along with starring roles in dozens of highly acclaimed productions, Fonda also took on responsibilities as a film and television producer. Her credits include Coming Home, The China Syndrome, Nine to Five, Rollover, On Golden Pond, The Morning After and The Dollmaker.

In 2007 Fonda received an Honorary Palme d’Or from the Cannes Film Festival, one of only three people ever to be granted this honor until then. In 2014, she received American Film Institute’s highest honor, the Life Achievement Award.

Fonda returned to Broadway in 2009 and received a Tony Award nomination for her role in Moisés Kaufman’s 33 Variations. In 2011 she reprised her Tony-nominated role at The Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles.

Fonda revolutionized the fitness industry with the release of Jane Fonda’s Workout in 1982. She followed with the production of 23 home exercise videos, 13 audio recordings, and five books – selling 17 million copies all together. The original Jane Fonda’s Workout video remains the top grossing home video of all time.

In 2005, Fonda’s memoir, My Life So Far, went to #1 on The New York Times bestsellers list. That same spring Monster-in-Law, her first film in 15 years, also became the #1 box office hit making Fonda the first person to simultaneously have a #1 book and #1 movie.

2009-2010 was an incredible year for Fonda; she released a set of Fitness DVDs under her new label Prime Time, aimed at the boomer/senior generation and released by Lionsgate.

Fonda’s recent credits include the French comedy Et Si On Vivait Tous Ensemble, Peace, Love & Misunderstanding, The Butler, Better Living Through Chemistry and This is Where I Leave You.

For two seasons Fonda appeared as ‘Leona Lansing’ in an Emmy-nominated performance in The Newsroom on HBO. Fonda currently stars alongside Lily Tomlin in the Netflix comedy series Grace and Frankie.

Most recently, she received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture for her portrayal of ‘Brenda Morel’ in Youth.

In addition to her tremendous success as a stage and screen actress, Jane Fonda focuses much of her time on activism and social change. She founded Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Power and Potential (G-CAPP) in 1995. Fonda serves as Chair Emeritus of this statewide effort to reduce the high rates of adolescent pregnancy and obesity in Georgia through community, youth and family development and training of professionals who work with adolescents.

In March 2014, her book, Being A Teen made The New York Times bestseller list.

Fonda is on the board of the Women’s Media Center, which she co-founded in 2004; she sits on the board of V-Day: Until The Violence Stops, a global effort to stop violence against women and girls. At the Emory School of Medicine, Fonda established the Jane Fonda Center for Adolescent Reproductive Health.

In 1994, Fonda was named Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Population Fund.

She currently resides in Los Angeles.

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