Actress and Activist
Jane Fonda is a two-time Academy Award-winning actress (Best Actress in 1971 for Klute and in 1978 for Coming Home), author, activist, and fitness guru. Her career has spanned over 50 years, accumulating a body of film work that includes over 45 films and crucial work on behalf of political causes such as women’s rights, Native Americans, and the environment. As three-time Golden Globe® winner, Honorary Palme d’Or honoree, 2014 AFI Life Achievement Award winner, and recent recipient of the Stanley Kubrick award for excellence in film at the 2019 BAFTAs, Fonda continues her career by currently starring in the hit series, Grace & Frankie, which will return for its sixth season in January 2020. She received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for the 2017. She was last seen on the big screen in Paramount’s comedy, Book Club in which she starred alongside Diane Keaton, Mary Steenburgen, and Candice Bergen. Fonda also premiered Jane Fonda in Five Acts, a documentary for HBO chronicling her life and activism, at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. Jane celebrated her 80th birthday by raising $1 million for each of her nonprofits, Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Power & Potential and The Women’s Media Center. Currently, Jane is living in Washington D.C. where she’s leading the charge on Fire Drill Fridays, a movement to protest government inaction on climate change.