Speaker Biography

Jane Fonda

Jane Fonda 

TitleAcademy Award-winning actress, author, activist, and fitness guru
BioJane Fonda is a two-time Academy Award winner (Best Actress in 1971 for Klute and in 1978 for Coming Home), a seven-time Golden Globe winner, the 2014 recipient of the AFI Life Achievement Award and, at the time in 2007, the third person to ever receive an Honorary Palme d’Or from the Cannes Film Festival. She revolutionized the fitness industry with the release of Jane Fonda’s Workout (1982) – still the top grossing home video of all time – and went on to create 23 home exercise videos, 13 audio recordings, and seven bestselling books, which have sold 17 million copies all together. She secured starring roles in dozens of highly acclaimed productions, in addition to taking on responsibilities as a film and television producer, with credits include Coming Home, The China Syndrome, Nine to Five, Rollover, On Golden Pond, The Morning After and The Dollmaker. For three seasons Fonda appeared as media mogul Leona Lansing in an Emmy-nominated performance in Aaron Sorkin’s The Newsroom on HBO. Most recently, she appeared in Youth, written and directed by Paolo Sorrentino (director and co-writer of Italy's Academy Award® winning Best Foreign Language Film The Great Beauty). She received a Golden Globe nomination for her performance. Fonda currently stars in Netflix’s hit series, Grace and Frankie, which premiered its third season in March 2017 and for which she received a 2017 Emmy nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series. Her new film, Our Souls at Night, co-starring Robert Redford, will premiere on Netflix in September 2017. She received the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement at the 74th Venice Film Festival alongside Redford in September.

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