Date of birth: 10/28/1939 Year
Age: 75 years
Place of Birth: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
The American actress, winner of film awards; author. From 1993 to 1997. Bill Clinton was appointed head of the National Endowment for the Arts. Perhaps one of her most famous roles – leading female role in biopik “Great White Hope”, played both on stage and in film. Jane was active in the theater and in the movies, and devoted herself to charity.
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Jane Alexander was born Jane Quigley October 28, 1939 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Daughter Ruth Elizabeth (nee Pearson), a nurse, and Thomas B. Quigley, an orthopedic surgeon. Alexander graduated from Beaver Country Day School, a girls’ school in Chestnut Hill outside of Boston, where he discovered his love for acting.
Encouraged by her father, Jane went to college, instead of just to try herself as an actress – in New York, Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, where it has concentrated all his strength and skill in performing arts, but also studied mathematics, showing his obvious abilities in computer programming. Mathematics was like clockwork, but as an actress Jane has not yet taken place. She became a student of the University of Edinburgh in Scotland, where he joined the drama society and accumulating experience, getting good feedback from the teachers and the audience, which, of course, strengthen its decision to continue acting.
Advancing majeure times. The first breakthrough caught Jane in 1967, when she played Eleanor Backman in the original production of Howard Sackler “Great White Hope” at Arena Stage in Washington, DC. As another star of the show, James Earl Jones, the actress continued promotion of theater. Appearing on Broadway in 1968, she won the prestigious statuette “Tony” for his performance in the “Great White Hope” and for participating in the 1970 film adaptation won the nomination for “Oscar”.
Alexander also has appeared in such films as “All the President’s Men” (1976), “Kramer vs. Kramer” (1979) and “The Will” (1983), these films have earned the approval of the American Academy Awards; “Brubaker” (1980), “The Cider House Rules” (1999) and “Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus” (2006).
Jane portrayed Eleanor Roosevelt in two television productions, “Eleanor and Franklin” and “Eleanor and Franklin: The White House Years», and played the mother Eleanor, Sara Delano Roosevelt in the TV movie, Joseph Sargent’s “Warm Springs” with Kenneth Branagh and Cynthia Nixon. Thanks to the latter role, Alexander was nominated for the “Emmy” in the category “Best Actress.”
Jane, along with Rachel Roberts became the star of the drama directed by Don Taylor scripted Steve Getersa “Circle of Children” (1977), stories about parents who are bringing up the problem of children (with a focus on autism), which earned the director the “Emmy”.
Other notable television roles the actress – it’s a game of Alma Rose in Arthur Miller’s drama «Playing for Time» Vanessa Redgrave, for which Jane has won yet another award “Emmy”; the role of Hedda Hopper (known torgashki gossip) in the comedy “The intrigues in Wonderland”; Doris Ashley role in the drama, Jerry Thorpe, “Blood and Orchids”; and Sybil Stockdale in the film “Loving and fighting” with James Woods.
In addition, she played the main character, Dr. May Foster, in a Drama Series HBO «Tell Me You Love Me”, a psychotherapist, is the link between the three couples struggling with everyday problems and difficulties of a sexual nature. Explicit scenes “elderly” and generally prevailing on the screen intimate details of life have caused a lot of controversy to the series and its actors, including Jane herself.
In 1993 President Bill Clinton appointed Jane new chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, an organization that was responsible for the partial financing of the “Great White Hope” at Arena Stage. Alexander moved to Washington, DC, and served for the good of the organization until 1997. Her book, “Team performance: Actress in theater Policy” (2000), was the main subject of a showdown when the 104th United States Congress, led by Newt Gingrich, unsuccessfully tried to conceal the author’s work from actress publicity.
In 2004 Alexander, along with her husband, Edwin Sherin, joined the theater faculty of Florida State University. She received a variety of purposes, including work in the Wildlife Conservation Society, the project “Green Hope” and female activist community for nuclear disarmament. Jane was awarded the Israel Prize and the cultural award Helen Caldicott. Also, Alexander – a member of a political online forum ILF.
Her first husband, Robert Alexander, actress met in the early 1960s in New York City where they both attempted to develop his acting career. The couple had a son, Jace, in 1964, a few years after his birth, Robert and Jane filed for divorce.
Jane worked in regional theater when she met producer / director Edwin Sherina in Washington, DC, where he served as artistic director of the Arena Stage. Alexander became the star of an original theatrical production of “The Great White Hope” led by Sherina for Arena Stage before the debut of the play on Broadway. The two became good friends and both leaving behind a divorce, became romantically involved with each other, got married in 1975. As a result, the couple have four children, all from previous relationships: son Alexander, Jays, television director, and Sherina three sons, Tony, Geoffrey and John.
1977 and 1980. Academy Award nomination for “Best Actress” for roles in “All the President’s Men” and “Kramer vs. Kramer”, respectively.
1971 and 1984. Academy Award nomination for “Best Actress starring” for participation in the film “The Great White Hope” and “Will”, respectively.
For his role in the play “The Great White Hope”: the prize «Drama Desk» (1969) in the category “Outstanding performance”, the prize «Theatre World» (1969), a statuette “Tony” (1969) for “Best actress plays the executive.”
Nominated for “Tony” 1973, 1974, 1979, 1992, 1993 and 1998. in the category “Best Actress Drama” for his roles in productions of “6 Rms Riv Vu», «Find Your Way Home,” “First Monday in October”, “visit”, “Rozensvig Sisters” and “honor”, respectively.
Nominee «Drama Desk» 1992 1993. in the category of “Outstanding Actress Drama” for his roles in productions of “Visit” and “Sisters Rozensvig”, respectively.
Nominee 1976 1977. in the category “Home comedy or drama actress” for her role in “Eleanor and Franklin” and “Eleanor and Franklin: The White House Years», respectively.
Nominated in 1984 and 1985. in the category “Home Actress small series or special screenings” for his roles in «Calamity Jane» and «intrigues in Wonderland”, respectively.
Nominated in 1999 and 2000. in the category of ‘Guest Actress in a Drama Series “for his roles in the television series” Law & Order. Special Victims Unit “and” Law and Order “, respectively.
The prize-winner in 1981 and 2005. In “Best Actress small series or special display” and “Best Supporting Actress miniseries or a movie” for roles in the films «Playing for Time» and “Warm Springs,” respectively.
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