Jane Fonda was born on 21st December, 1937 in
City, New York, USA.
Her mother, Frances Ford Seymour, is a socialite and father,
, is an actor. She has three siblings – Frances de Villers Brokaw,
(actor), and Amy Fishman.
This 78-year-old star married thrice, first to Roger Vadim (1965-1973), then to Tom Hayden (1973-1990), and later to Ted Turner (1991-2001). She is the mother of Mary Luana Williams (adopted) who is a famous writer, Vanessa Vadim, a film director, and Troy Garity, an actor.
Fonda’s education took place at Emma Willard School, Troy, New York, and she did her graduation from the Vassar College, Poughkeepsie.
Jane is a well-known American actress, a writer, and also a political activist. She was also a fitness guru and a fashion model in her early years.
Fonda has been active in the film industry from 1960 onwards. The actor made her stage debut in a play in 1960 named, “There Was a Little Girl”, for which she got nominated for the Tony Awards. She made her acting debut in the movie, “Tall Story” in 1960. In the 60s, her film career was at its peak as she was a part of a number of memorable films such as, “Period of Adjustment” (1962), “Sunday in New York” (1963), “Cat Ballou” (1965), and “Barbarella” (1968), which gained her massive fame and success. Post 1970s, Jane acted in many award-winning productions like “Klute” (1971), “
” (1978), “
” (1977), “On Golden Pond” (1981), “The Morning After” (1986), “Monster in Law” (2005), “The Butler” (2013), and “This is Where I Leave You” (2014).
The actor has been nominated for the Oscars seven times for her movies like, ‘Julia’, ‘On Golden Pond’, and ‘The Morning After’. She has won both the BAFTA, as well as the Academy Award twice in the category of Best Actress in a Leading Role for the movies ‘Klute’ and ‘Coming Home’. She has also received the American Film Institute AFI Life Achievement Award.
Jane is also a part of a Netflix show- Grace and Frankie, also starring and
. Talking of her TV shows, she has been a part of an HBO series, The Newsroom (nominated for the Emmy Awards).
Jane took a break from the film industry for 15 years. Meanwhile, she released her fitness videos called Jane Fonda’s Workout, which had 22 exercise videos and was a super success.
The actor has also been a political activist, fighting for the rights and issues related to women at a global level. She, thus, calls herself a feminist. She has also voiced her opinion against the Iraq War and is a supporter of many other social and political movements. She is the co-founder of the Women’s Media Centre.