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Jane Fonda          

Actress, Feminist, Author, Political Activist, Former Fashion Model & Fitness Advocate

Jane Fonda is an actor, producer, author, fitness guru, and activist. With her career spanning over 50 years, Fonda is a two-time Academy Award winner (Best Actress in 1971 for Klute and in 1978 for Coming Home) and has appeared in more than 45 films. Besides her cinematic achievements, she has been actively involved in various political causes, such as women's rights, Native American rights, and environmentalism. Fonda is also a seven-time Golden Globe winner, recipient of the Cecil B. DeMille Award in 2021, Honorary Palme d’Or honoree, and a 2014 AFI Life Achievement Award winner. Further recognition came in 2019 when she received the Stanley Kubrick Excellence in Film Award as part of BAFTA’s Britannia Awards.

Fonda's recent roles include the seventh and final season of "Grace & Frankie," which has become Netflix’s longest-running original series, earning her an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series in 2017. She starred in Paramount’s comedy Book Club alongside Diane Keaton, Mary Steenburgen, and Candice Bergen. Additionally, the HBO documentary Jane Fonda in Five Acts, which provides a deeper look at her life and activism, premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival and later received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special in 2019. Fonda's recent projects include the animated film Luck for Apple TV+ and Paul Wetiz’s film Moving On, which reunited her with Lily Tomlin. She also starred in the 2023 film 80 for Brady alongside Lily Tomlin, Rita Moreno, and Sally Field, and was a part of the sequel Book Club: The Next Chapter in the same year.

Continuing her activism, Fonda initiated Fire Drill Fridays in October 2019 in partnership with Greenpeace USA to protest government inaction on climate change. She detailed her personal journey with the movement and provided solutions for communities to fight the climate crisis in her book, "What Can I Do? My Path From Climate Despair To Action." In 2022, she launched the Jane Fonda Climate PAC, a political action committee focused on ousting politicians supporting the fossil fuel industry. Apart from her environmental activism, Fonda is also known for her support of feminist causes, LGBTQ+ rights, and women's reproductive health. She 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.

Speech Topics

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”.

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.

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 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.

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.


Jane Fonda says she has cancer and is undergoing treatment - NPR
Jane Fonda announced on Friday that she has been diagnosed with cancer and is in treatment. The actress, activist and former fitness guru issued an optimistic statement on Instagram, informing her followers about her condition. "I've been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and have started chemo treatments," Fonda began in the lengthy post. "This is a very treatable cancer. 80% of people survive, so I feel very lucky."
Jane Fonda to Be Inducted Into National Women's Hall of Fame Class of 2019
'9 To 5' Reboot: Parton, Fonda, Tomlin All Circling; Rashida Jones ...
Actually, Jane Fonda was 43 and Lily Tomlin was 41 when the movie was ... They 're still pretty fresh in some cases, though I haven't seen 9-5 since the 90s.
Jane Fonda To Host 2016 Women’s Media Awards
The Women’s Media Center is proud to announce that the 2016 Women’s Media Awards will this year be hosted for the first time by Jane Fonda, the two-time Academy Award-winning star of Netflix’s “Grace and Frankie.”..
How Feminism Taught Jane Fonda The Importance Of Female Friendships
Jane Fonda is more than an actress-fitness-guru-antiwar activist. She is officially “an embodied feminist.” In the March 22nd Lenny Letter newsletter, Fonda wrote of her journey to “blood and bones” feminism, and growing beyond her public and “theoretical” feminist identity
Jane Fonda: Santa Barbara Film Fest to Honor With Kirk Douglas ...
The Santa Barbara International Film Festival has selected Jane Fonda as the recipient of its 10th annual Kirk Douglas Award.
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Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin's 'Grace and Frankie' debuts on Netflix
"What brand would you smoke if your husband turned out to be gay?" asks Lily Tomlin during the first episode of the Netflix comedy "Grace and Frankie.".
Jane Fonda To Receive 'Women In Motion' Honor At Cannes ...
Two-time Oscar winner Jane Fonda will receive a special “Women in Motion” award, recognizing her professional achievements and commitment to peace, ...
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