Jane Fonda

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Biography

  • Birth Name: Jane Seymour Fonda
  • Birth Place: New York, NY
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 12/21/1937, Sagittarius
  • Profession: Actor; model; producer
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Jane Fonda Fast Facts:
  • Was told her mother, who committed suicide, died of heart failure. Learned the truth while reading a movie magazine in a high-school art class.
  • Turned down the role of Chris MacNeil in The Exorcist.
  • Nicknamed "Hanoi Jane" for her controversial trip to North Vietnam in 1972, where she was photographed sitting on an enemy aircraft gun. Expressed regret for the photos in a 2005 interview on 60 Minutes.
  • Performed with her father in On Golden Pond, their only appearance together on film. He won his only Oscar for his role, and she accepted the statuette on his behalf.
  • Received an honorary degree from Emerson College in May 2000.
  • Gave up her movie career for then-husband Ted Turner, but staged a comeback with Monster-in-Law (2005), her first in 15 years, after their divorce.
  • Published her autobiography, My Life So Far, in 2005.
  • In 2009, returned to Broadway after over 45 years to star in the play 33 Variations by Moises Kaufman.
  • A pioneer of the exercise boom in the 1980's, released two low-impact workout DVDs in 2010 geared to the senior set.
  • Jane Fonda Relationships:
  • Lynden Gillis - Ex-significant Other
  • Amy Fonda Fishman - Half Sister
  • Pan Brokaw - Half Sister
  • Henry Fonda - Father
  • Justin Fonda - Nephew
  • Tom Hayden - Ex-husband
  • Roger Vadim - Ex-husband
  • Troy Garity - Son
  • Bridget Fonda - Niece
  • Peter Fonda - Brother
  • Frances Seymour Brokaw - Mother
  • Ted Turner - Ex-husband
  • Vanessa Vadim - Daughter
  • Mary Williams - Daughter
  • Richard Perry - Significant Other
  • Jane Fonda Awards:
  • 1973 Golden Globe: Henrietta Award (World Film Favorites) - Winner
  • 1962 Golden Globe: New Star of the Year - Actress - Winner
  • 1970 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama - Nominee
  • 1980 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama - Nominee
  • 1980 People's Choice Awards: Favorite Motion Picture Actress - Winner
  • 1980 Golden Globe: Henrietta Award (World Film Favorites) - Winner
  • 1977 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 1979 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 1960 Tony: Actress, Supporting or Featured (Dramatic) - Nominee
  • 1982 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 1972 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama - Winner
  • 1985 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television - Nominee
  • 1978 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama - Winner
  • 1979 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama - Winner
  • 1982 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Supporting Actress - Nominee
  • 1963 Golden Globe: Actress in a Leading Role - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
  • 1979 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Actress - Winner
  • 1969 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 1986 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 1971 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role - Winner
  • 1978 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role - Winner
  • 1984 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or a Special - Winner
  • 1966 Golden Globe: Actress in a Leading Role - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
  • 1983 People's Choice Awards: Favorite Motion Picture Actress - Winner
  • 1982 People's Choice Awards: Favorite Motion Picture Actress - Winner
  • 1967 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Foreign Actress - Nominee
  • 1970 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Actress - Nominee
  • 1967 Golden Globe: Actress in a Leading Role - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
  • 1971 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Actress - Nominee
  • 1978 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Actress - Winner
  • 2013 Emmy: Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 2014 Emmy: Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 2013 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 1979 Golden Globe: Henrietta Award (World Film Favorites) - Winner
  • 1981 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role - Nominee
  • 1995 Emmy: Outstanding Informational Series - Nominee
  • 1981 People's Choice Awards: Favorite Motion Picture Actress - Winner
  • 1965 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Foreign Actress - Nominee
  • 2009 Tony: Actress (Play) - Nominee
  • College:
  • Attended Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY

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