Academy Award-winning actress, producer, activist and author
Jane Fonda is a renowned actress and activist. She is a member of the Women & Foreign Policy Advisory Committee of the Council on Foreign Relations; The board of Women’s Media Center and she sits on the board of V-Day, an association dedicated to stop violence against women. She also established the Jane Fonda Center for Adolescent Reproductive Health which engages to broaden the understanding of adolescent development and reproductive health.
In 1995, Jane Fonda founded the Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention (G-CAPP), aiming to reduce the high rates of adolescent pregnancy in Georgia. Fonda has long been known for activism and advocacy on environmental issues, human rights, and the empowerment of women and girls.
In 1994, Fonda was named Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Population Fund. In 2000, Fonda travelled to Nigeria and produced a film, in collaboration with the International Women’s Health Coalition, “Generation 2000: Changing Girls’ Realities”.
Fonda was born in New York City in 1937, the daughter of Henry Fonda and Frances Seymour Fonda. She attended the Emma Willard School in Troy, New York, and Vassar College. Fonda studied with renowned acting coach Lee Strasberg and became a member of the Actors Studio in New York. Along with starring roles in dozens of highly acclaimed productions, Fonda also took on responsibilities as a film and television producer.
Her subsequent work on stage and screen 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.