A four-time Oscar nominee for the films “TESTAMENT”, “KRAMER vs. KRAMER”, “ALL THE PRESIDENT’S MEN”, and “THE GREAT WHITE HOPE”, Jane Alexander has appeared in over 70 screen and television roles, including: “BRUBAKER”, “THE CIDER HOUSE RULES”, “SUNSHINE STATE”, “FEAST OF LOVE”, “TERMINATOR SALVATION” and “MR. MORGAN’S LAST LOVE” with Michael Caine. Jane recently shot a cameo role in Jon Avnet’s film “THE THREE CHRISTS OF YPSILANTI” starring Richard Gere.
On television Jane won Emmy Awards for “PLAYING FOR TIME” and
“WARM SPRINGS” and a Television Critics Circle Award for her portrayal
Of Eleanor Roosevelt in “ELEANOR AND FRANKLIN: THE WHITE HOUSE YEARS”. Other nominations and awards include those for her roles in
“CALAMITY JANE”, “MALICE IN WONDERLAND”, and “A MARRIAGE: O’KEEFFE and STIEGLITZ”, which she also produced for PBS.
Jane co-starred in the HBO series “TELL ME YOU LOVE ME”, and starred in the TV series for the Super Channel “PLEASE FORGIVE ME”.
Jane was seen in a recurring role on NBC’s “THE BLACKLIST” starring James Spader, on CBS’s “THE GOOD WIFE”, and in a recur role on CBS’s ELEMENTARY. This past year, Ms. Alexander shot the USA pilot “BROOKLYN ANIMAL CONTROL”.
Ms. Alexander’s distinguished stage career has taken her from Broadway to London’s West End, and in regional theatres from Atlanta to
Los Angeles. She has performed in more than 100 plays, among them her Tony winning role in “THE GREAT WHITE HOPE” and Tony nominated roles in “THE SISTERS ROSENSWEIG”, “FIND YOUR WAY HOME”, and 6 RMS RIV VU”. Jane has been honored with numerous
Awards: the Obie, Drama League, Drama Desk and Theatre World awards to mention a few, and she was inducted into the Theatre Hall of Fame in 1994. She was most recently seen on stage in “CHASING MANET”, “THE BREATH OF LIFE” and “A MOON TO DANCE BY”, and THE LADY FROM DUBUQUE”.
Jane has narrated dozens of books and voice over’s and is a screenwriter and producer as well as an actress.
In 1994 President Clinton appointed Ms. Alexander Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts and the Senate unanimously confirmed her. She held the position for 4 years successfully battling to save the agency from elimination. Her book “COMMAND PERFORMANCE: AN ACTRESS IN THE THEATRE OF POLITICS” documents her tenure. Jane has been active as a wildlife conservationist for many years and currently sits on the national board of Audubon. In 2012 she was awarded Global Wildlife Ambassador by the Indianapolis Prize.” In September of 2016, Jane’s new book will be released: “WILD THINGS, WILD PLACES: ADVENTUROUS TALES OF WILDLIFE AND CONSERVATION ON PLANET EARTH.