Jane Fonda

Actor, Producer, Director
Academy Award-winning actress Jane Fonda had undergone nearly as many transformations throughout her career as a cat has lives, with each new phase of her life - however scandalous or controversial - keeping the public ... Read more »
Born: 12/20/1937 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (142)

Fathers and Daughters 2015 (Movie)

Teddy (Actor)

Late Night with Seth Meyers 2015 (Tv Show)

Guest

Youth 2015 (Movie)

Brenda Morel (Actor)

Better Living Through Chemistry 2014 (Movie)

Jane Fonda (Actor)

Conan 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

Makers 2014 (Tv Show)

Interviewee

Oprah Presents: Master Class 2011 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Herself

Real Time with Bill Maher 2004 - 2005, 2011 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

The (Dead Mothers) Club 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

The Newsroom 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Simpsons 2014 (Tv Show)

Voice

This is Where I Leave You 2014 (Movie)

Hilary Altman (Actor)

Lee Daniels' The Butler 2013 (Movie)

Nancy Reagan (Actor)

NO 2013 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

The '80s: The Decade That Made Us 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

The 85th Annual Academy Awards 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Presenter

After Lately 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

All Together 2012 (Movie)

Jeanne (Actor)

Peace, Love and Misunderstanding 2012 (Movie)

Grace (Actor)

The 69th Annual Golden Globes Awards 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Conversation with Amanda de Cadenet 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

The Late Show With David Letterman 2009, 2012 (Tv Show)

Guest

The 16th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 63rd Annual Tony Awards 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

AFI's 100 Years...AFI's 10 Top 10 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Battleground Earth: Ludacris VS. Tommy Lee 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Georgia Rule 2007 (Movie)

Georgia (Actor)

Private Screenings: Jane Fonda 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Sir! No Sir! 2006 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Hollywood Home Movies 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Inside the Actors Studio 2005 (Tv Show)

Interviewee

Monster-in-Law 2005 (Movie)

Viola Fields (Actor)

Tell Them Who You Are 2005 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Until the Violence Stops 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Searching for Debra Winger 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Robert Redford: Hollywood Outlaw 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Hot on the Trail 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Intimate Portrait: Rosalynn Carter 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Narrator

People Count: Six Billion 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2000 Trumpet Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The 72nd Annual Academy Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Forging Ahead 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

A Century of Women 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Narrator

Fishing For Answers 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The Sixth Annual Trumpet Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Henry Fonda: Hollywood's Quiet Hero 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Making It Happen -- The Road From Rio 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Moms of a Lifetime 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

The Fifth Annual Trumpet Awards 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

The Fourth Annual Trumpet Awards 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Fourth Annual Environmental Media Awards 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Hollywood Stars: A Century of Cinema 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Inside the Academy Awards 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

The Third Annual Trumpet Awards Ceremony 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

A Century of Women 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Facts of the Heart 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Facts of the Mind 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

The Facts of Life 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

The 65th Annual Academy Awards 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

What Is This Thing Called Love? 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Battle For the Great Plains 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Fonda on Fonda 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Laughing Back: Comedy Takes a Stand 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Mysterious Elephants of the Congo 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Night of 100 Stars III 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Stanley and Iris 1990 (Movie)

Iris King (Actor)

The 16th Annual People's Choice Awards 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

The 62nd Annual Academy Awards 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

The Television Academy Hall of Fame 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Time Warner Presents the Earth Day Special 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Old Gringo 1989 (Movie)

Harriet Winslow (Actor)

The 61st Annual Academy Awards Presentation 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Gregory Peck -- His Own Man 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Fit For a Lifetime 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Leonard Part 6 1987 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

The Special Olympics Opening Ceremonies 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

The 58th Annual Academy Awards Presentation 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

The Morning After 1986 (Movie)

Alex Sternbergen (Actor)

Windows on Women 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Agnes of God 1985 (Movie)

Doctor Martha Livingston (Actor)

9 to 5 1981 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

I Love Liberty 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

Lily For President 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

Lily -- Sold Out 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

Montgomery Clift 1981 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

On Golden Pond 1981 (Movie)

Chelsea Thayer Wayne (Actor)

Rollover 1981 (Movie)

Lee Winters (Actor)

9 to 5 1980 (Movie)

Judy Bernly (Actor)

Acting: Lee Strasberg and The Actors Studio 1980 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

No Nukes 1980 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

The China Syndrome 1979 (Movie)

Kimberly Wells (Actor)

The Electric Horseman 1979 (Movie)

Hallie Martin (Actor)

The Helen Reddy Special 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

California Suite 1978 (Movie)

Hannah Warren (Actor)

Comes a Horseman 1978 (Movie)

Ella Connors (Actor)

Coming Home 1978 (Movie)

Sally Hyde (Actor)

Fun With Dick and Jane 1977 (Movie)

Jane Harper (Actor)

Julia 1977 (Movie)

Lillian Hellman (Actor)

The Blue Bird 1975 (Movie)

Night (Actor)

Introduction to the Enemy 1973 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Steelyard Blues 1973 (Movie)

Iris (Actor)

A Doll's House 1972 (Movie)

Nora (Actor)

Tout va bien 1972 (Movie)

Journalist--She (Actor)

FTA 1971 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Klute 1971 (Movie)

Bree Daniel (Actor)

They Shoot Horses, Don't They? 1969 (Movie)

Gloria Beatty (Actor)

Toby Dammit 1969 (Movie)

Countess Frederica (Actor)

Barbarella 1968 (Movie)

Barbarella (Actor)

Barefoot in the Park 1967 (Movie)

Corie Bratter (Actor)

Hurry Sundown 1967 (Movie)

Julie Ann Warren (Actor)

Any Wednesday 1966 (Movie)

Ellen Gordon (Actor)

The Chase 1966 (Movie)

Anna Reeves (Actor)

La Ronde 1965 (Movie)

Married Woman (Actor)

Cat Ballou 1964 (Movie)

Cat Ballou (Actor)

In the Cool of the Day 1963 (Movie)

Christine Bonner (Actor)

Period of Adjustment 1962 (Movie)

Isabel Haverstick (Actor)

Sunday in New York 1962 (Movie)

Eileen Tyler (Actor)

Walk on the Wild Side 1962 (Movie)

Kitty Twist (Actor)

The Chapman Report 1961 (Movie)

Kathleen Barclay (Actor)

Tall Story 1960 (Movie)

June Ryder (Actor)

Brando (TV Show)

Actor

Complicated Women (TV Show)

Narrator

The Dollmaker (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (2)

Old Gringo 1989 (Movie)

(Producer)

FTA 1971 (Movie)

(Producer)
Writer (1)

FTA 1971 (Movie)

(FTA Show) (Screenplay)

Biography

Academy Award-winning actress Jane Fonda had undergone nearly as many transformations throughout her career as a cat has lives, with each new phase of her life - however scandalous or controversial - keeping the public eternally fascinated. As the daughter of film legend Henry Fonda, she parlayed the family name into a movie career that began with "Tall Story" (1960). Her comedic role in "Cat Ballou" (1965) was followed by a full-fledged metamorphosis into a 1960s sex kitten, as embodied in decadent French director and then-husband Roger Vadim's "Barbarella" (1968). Disturbed by her sexual exploitation, Fonda recreated herself as the cause-conscious champion of Black Panthers, Native Americans and anti-war activists, and her visit to North Vietnam in 1972 earned her the lasting enmity of the Right, who venomously dubbed her "Hanoi Jane." But she was able to shake off such abuse with successful films like "Coming Home" (1978) and "9 to 5" (1980), while making another career turn as "Queen of the Exercise Video," when her aerobic workout tapes helped popularize at-home exercise, raking in millions. Though she retired from acting in 1990 and primarily came to be known for her less-than-idyllic marriage to cable tycoon Ted Turner, Fonda re-emerged in 2005 to reactivate her career, cementing her place as one of Hollywood's truly iconic actresses.

Relationships

Viva

Granddaughter
Born in 2002; mother, Vanessa Vadim

Malcolm

Grandson
Born in 1999; mother, Vanessa Vadim

Oliver

Great-Nephew
Born January 2005 to Bridget Fonda and Danny Elfman

Warren Beatty Actor

Companion
Met when they auditioned for the teen movie "Parrish" in 1960 No longer together

Frances Brokaw

Mother
Committed suicide on Oct. 14, 1950 when Jane was 12 years old

Lorenzo Caccialanza

Companion
No longer together

Henry Fonda Actor

Father
Born May 16, 1905 Acted together in "On Golden Pond" (1981)

Peter Fonda Actor

Brother
Born Feb. 23, 1940; produced and starred in "Easy Rider" (1968) and nominated for an Academy Award in "Ulee's Gold" (1997)

Bridget Fonda Actor

Niece
Born Jan. 27, 1964 to Peter Fonda and Susan Brewer

Troy Garity Actor

Son
Born July 7, 1973; father Tom Hayden; named after a Vietnamese resistance leader and given paternal grandmother's surname; portrayed his father in "Steal This Movie" (2000), a biopic about Abbie Hoffman

Lynden Gillis

Companion
Began dating in 2007 after meeting at a book signing No longer together

Tom Hayden Actor

Husband
Married Jan. 19, 1973 Divorced June 10, 1989

Eva La Rue Actor

Cousin

Richard Perry Actor

Companion
Began dating in June 2009 after being set up by actress Carrie Fisher

Donald Sutherland Actor

Companion
Met while filming "Klute" (1971) Had three-year relationship Performed together in 1973 in "Free the Army" anti-war revue that toured military bases

Ted Turner Actor

Husband
Met in 1989 Engaged in 1990 Married on Dec. 21, 1991 at Avalon, Turner's plantation in Florida Separated in January 2000 She filed for divorce in April 2001 Divorced May 22, 2001

Roger Vadim Actor

Husband
Began dating in 1963 Married Aug. 14, 1965 Divorced Jan. 16, 1973

Vanessa Vadim

Daughter
Born Sept. 28, 1968; father, Roger Vadim; named after Fonda's friend Vanessa Redgrave

Alexander Whitelaw Actor

Companion
Six years Fonda's senior; involved at time of her feature debut "Tall Story" (1960)

Mary Williams

Daughter
Adopted in the 1970s; Williams attended a children's camp run by Fonda and then-husband Tom Hayden

EDUCATION

Art Students League of New York

New York , New York

Emma Willard School

Troy , New York

Brentwood Town and Country School

Brentwood , California

Vassar College

Poughkeepsie , New York 1956 - 1960

Actors Studio

New York , New York
Studied with Lee Strasberg

Milestones

2012

Played news channel CEO Leona Lansing on Aaron Sorkin's drama series "The Newsroom" (HBO)

2012

Co-starred with Catherine Keener in the comedy-drama "Peace, Love, & Misunderstanding"

2009

Returned to Broadway after 45 years to play a present-day musicologist in Moises Kaufman's "33 Variations"; earned a Tony Award nomination for Best Actress in a Play

2007

Played Lindsay Lohan's grandmother in the Garry Marshall directed "Georgia Rule"

2006

Received a six-figure contract with L'Oreal Paris' Age Re-Perfect cream, which was aimed at women over 65 (Fonda was 68)

2005

Returned to acting after a long hiatus to star opposite Jennifer Lopez in comedy hit "Monster-in-Law"

2005

Published her autobiography My Life So Far

2001

Returned to acting for one-night only appearing in a gala benefit staging of "The Vagina Monologues" at Madison Square Garden in NYC

1992

Announced her retirement from acting to spend more time with third husband Ted Turner

1989

Last feature film as actor for 16 years, "Stanley & Iris"

1989

First Fonda Films project "Old Gringo" flopped; also co-starred with Gregory Peck and Jimmy Smits

1986

Earned an Oscar nomination for her portrayal of an alcoholic murder suspect in the thriller "The Morning After"

1985

Played the role of Dr. Martha Livingston in the feature adaption of "Agnes of God" opposite Meg Tilly in the title role

1984

Delivered Emmy-winning performance in ABC TV-movie "The Dollmaker"

1982

Executive produced the ABC sitcom version of "Nine to Five"

1982

Released first exercise video "Jane Fonda's Workout"

1981

Acted for first and only time with father (his role won him the Best Actor Oscar) in the feature "On Golden Pond"

1980

Co-starred in one of her biggest commercial successes to date, the comedy "Nine to Five" with Lily Tomlin and Dolly Parton

1979

Again co-starred with Redford in "The Electric Horseman"

1979

Founded her fitness company Workout Inc.; opened first aerobics studio

1979

Received an Oscar nomination for her role in "The China Syndrome," co-starring Jack Lemmon and Michael Douglas

1978

Earned second Best Actress Oscar for "Coming Home"

1977

Returned to features in Fred Zinnemann's "Julia"; first screen collaboration with Vanessa Redgrave

1974

Co-directing debut, "Introduction to the Enemy"

1974

Formed the production company I.P.C. (Indo-China Peace Campaign) with Tom Hayden and Bruce Gilbert

1972

Co-produced, co-wrote, and acted in the feature film "FTA/Free the Army/F*ck the Army"

1972

Earned the nickname 'Hanoi Jane' while visiting North Vietnam

1970

Gave an Oscar winning performance as Bree Daniels in "Klute"

1968

Earned first Academy Award nomination as Best Actress for Sydney Pollack's "They Shoot Horses, Don't They?"

1968

Acted with brother Peter Fonda in the Vadim-directed episode of "Metzengerstein"

1968

Directed by husband Vadim in the science fiction spoof "Barbarella"

1967

Starred opposite Redford in movie adaptation of Neil Simon's "Barefoot in the Park"

1966

First of four collaborations with Robert Redford, "The Chase"

1965

Played the title role in "Cat Ballou"; its success led to her being able to demand a salary equal to that of her father

1964

First of four collaborations with director and future husband Roger Vadim, "Circle of Love"

1963

Last Broadway appearance for over 45 years, "Strange Interlude"

1962

Earned first Golden Globe playing a prostitute in "A Walk on the Wild Side"

1960

Made Broadway debut in "There Was a Little Girl"; received Tony Award nomination as Featured Actress (Dramatic)

1960

Film acting debut, "Tall Story"

1959

Appeared as a model on the covers of such magazines as Esquire, Vogue, Ladies' Home Journal, Glamour and McCall's

1954

Debut as stage actress at Omaha Community Theatre in "The Country Girl"; appeared with father Henry Fonda

Formed production company Fonda Films in late 1980s

After college, moved to Paris to study painting and languages

Bonus Trivia

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While visiting North Vietnam in July 1972, Fonda was photographed seated on an anti-aircraft battery. She also participated in several radio broadcasts on behalf of the Communist regime, asking U.S. aircrews to consider the consequences of their actions. Fonda's actions in July 1972 was perceived by many as an unpatriotic display of aid and comfort to the enemy, with some characterizing it as treason. Years later, she was labeled as "Hanoi Jane" by her critics.

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Fonda dedicated herself to working with pregnant teens in the Atlanta area, creating the Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention, a nonprofit organization established with funds from the Turner Foundation.

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Comparing third husband Ted Turner to her father: "Oh, he's very much like my father, with none of the bad parts. He's like my father, and sometimes he even sounds like him, and sometimes he looks like him. He loves fishing, my dad was a fisherman. One big difference. I never know how to say it in English, but 'bien dans sa peau.' Ted is well within his skin. Ted is not afraid of expressing need, and he loves women, and he is not threatened by them." – Fonda to Vanity Fair magazine, April 1997

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She received an honorary degree from Emerson College in May 2000.

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In 2001, Fonda established the Jane Fonda Center for Adolescent Reproductive Health at Emory University in Atlanta, GA. The goal of the center was to prevent adolescent pregnancy through training and program development.

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In March 2001, it was announced that Fonda donated $12.5 million to Harvard University's School of Education to study the role of gender in education. Her donation was reportedly the largest in the school's history to that date.

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During a "60 Minutes" interview on March 31, 2005, Fonda stated that she had no regrets about her trip to North Vietnam in 1972, with the exception of the anti-aircraft gun photo. She stated that the incident was a "betrayal" of American forces and of the "country that gave me privilege." Fonda said, "The image of Jane Fonda, Barbarella, Henry Fonda's daughter...sitting on an enemy aircraft gun was a betrayal...the largest lapse of judgment that I can even imagine." Fonda said she had no regrets about the broadcasts she made on Radio Hanoi, something she asked the North Vietnamese to do: "Our government was lying to us and men were dying because of it, and I felt I had to do anything that I could to expose the lies and help end the war."

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"I have been successful, famous, financially independent – all of those things are true," says Fonda. "Yet, behind the closed doors I was afflicted with the disease to please, and would totally give up my own voice. That shows how insidious misogyny is, that even for someone like me, it can invade your core." – Fonda talking about her memoir My Life So Far to CNN.com, April 5, 2005

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In December 2008, Fonda was inducted into the California Hall of Fame, located at The California Museum for History, Women and the Arts.

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In November 2010, Fonda revealed that a routine check-up found that she had breast cancer. The cancer was diagnosed as non-invasive and after undergoing a procedure, she was cancer-free.

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