Jane Fonda

Actor and activist
Jane Fonda has had four extraordinary careers (so far): Oscar-winning actor, author, fitness guru and impassioned activist.

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Jane Fonda's career has spanned over 50 years, accumulating a body of film work that includes more than 45 films and crucial work on behalf of political causes such as women's rights, Native Americans and the environment. Her remarkable screen and stage performances have garnered her two Best Actress Oscars, an Emmy, a Tony Award nomination and an Honorary Palme d’Or from the Cannes Film Festival. She continues her career by starring in the hit series Grace & Frankie, which will return for its sixth season in January 2020. She also premiered Jane Fonda in Five Acts, a documentary for HBO chronicling her life and activism, at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival.

Fonda celebrated her 80th birthday by raising one million dollars for each of her nonprofits, Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Power & Potential and The Women’s Media Center. Currently, she 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. She has written a best-selling memoir, My Life So Far, and Prime Time, a comprehensive guide to living life to the fullest.

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Strike for the climate: Jane Fonda speaks at TEDWomen 2019

December 6, 2019

At age 81, actor and activist Jane Fonda is putting herself on the line for the planet, literally. In a video interview with TEDWomen curator Pat Mitchell, Fonda speaks about Fire Drill Fridays, the weekly demonstrations on Capitol Hill she leads in partnership with Greenpeace. Since moving to Washington D.C. in September 2019, Fonda has […]

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Planet Protectors: Notes from Session 3 of TEDWomen 2019

December 6, 2019

The world is experiencing the consequences of climate change and the urgency couldn’t be more clear. In Session 3 of TEDWomen 2019, we dug deep into some of the most pressing environmental issues of our time — exploring solutions and the many ways people across the globe are fighting for change. The event: TEDWomen 2019, […]

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