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Jane Fonda

Oscar-Winning Actress, Activist & Bestselling Author

Jane Fonda is an Oscar-winning actress, author, activist, and fitness expert. Her work on stage and screen has earned numerous nominations and awards, including Oscars (Best Actress in 1971 for Klute and in 1978 for Coming Home) and an Emmy for her performance in The Dollmaker. Along with starring roles in dozens of highly acclaimed productions, Fonda also took on responsibilities as a film and television producer. In 2007 Fonda received an Honorary Palme d’Or from the Cannes Film Festival, one of only three people ever to be granted this honor until then.

Atlanta, Georgia, USA


My Life So Far
In this popular talk, the acclaimed actress, bestselling author and activist tells the story of her life – a life lived at the center of movies and American events, from the 1940’s to the present.

Being a Teen: A Guide to Adolescence
As founder of the Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention (G-CAPP) and Emory University’s Jane Fonda Center for Adolescent Reproductive Health, Jane Fonda has over eighteen years of experience in the field of adolescent sexuality and development. In this speech, Fonda gives a frank overview of identity, friendship, family, the body, sexuality, pregnancy, bullying, and more – everything a young person needs to grow up happy and healthy.

The Ultimate Workout: Accepting Your Body Image and Yourself
In the 1980s Jane Fonda’s Workout was the top grossing video of all time and Fonda revolutionized the fitness industry like no other. A trusted voice on fitness and well-being, Jane Fonda speaks about her own struggles with eating disorders and what it takes for people to strengthen their body image and reclaim their health.

The Third Act: Aging Successfully
Due to the longevity revolution, the average life expectancy has jumped by thirty-four years, giving us a whole second adult lifetime to plan for and enjoy. In this inspiring speech, Jane Fonda offers a valuable roadmap for taking advantage of this gift of time while embracing and maximizing life’s “third act”.


AFI Life Achievement Award

New York Women's Agenda | Lifetime Achievement Award

Cannes Film Festival | Palme d'Or for Career Achievement

Oscar | Best Actress in a Leading Role

Oscar | Best Actress in a Leading Role

Summary Profile

Fonda revolutionized the fitness industry with the release of Jane Fonda’s Workout in 1982. She followed with the production of 23 home exercise videos, 13 audio recordings, and five books – selling 17 million copies all together. The original Jane Fonda’s Workout video remains the top grossing home video of all time. Fonda returned to Broadway in 2009 and received a Tony Award nomination for her role in Moisés Kaufman’s 33 Variations. In 2011 she reprised her Tony-nominated role at The Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles.

In 2005, Fonda’s memoir, My Life So Far, went to #1 on The New York Times bestsellers list. That same spring Monster-in-Law, her first film in 15 years, also became the #1 box office hit making Fonda the first person to simultaneously have a #1 book and #1 movie. 2009-2010 was an incredible year for Fonda; she released a set of Fitness DVDs under her new label Prime Time, aimed at the boomer/senior generation and released by Lionsgate. Fonda’s recent credits include the French comedy Et Si On Vivait Tous Ensemble, Peace, Love & Misunderstanding, The Butler, Better Living Through Chemistry and This is Where I Leave You.

For two seasons Fonda appeared as ‘Leona Lansing’ in an Emmy-nominated performance in The Newsroom on HBO. Fonda currently stars alongside Lily Tomlin in the Netflix comedy series Grace and Frankie. Most recently, she received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture for her portrayal of ‘Brenda Morel’ in Youth. In addition to her tremendous success as a stage and screen actress, Jane Fonda focuses much of her time on activism and social change. She founded Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Power and Potential (G-CAPP) in 1995.

Fonda serves as Chair Emeritus of this statewide effort to reduce the high rates of adolescent pregnancy and obesity in Georgia through community, youth and family development and training of professionals who work with adolescents. In March 2014, her book, Being A Teen made The New York Times bestseller list. Fonda is on the board of the Women’s Media Center, which she co-founded in 2004; she sits on the board of V-Day: Until The Violence Stops, a global effort to stop violence against women and girls.

At the Emory School of Medicine, Fonda established the Jane Fonda Center for Adolescent Reproductive Health. In 1994, Fonda was named Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Population Fund.