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Jane Fonda is an American actress best known for her acting career, political activism and aerobic-exercise videos. The daughter of acclaimed actor Henry Fonda, the actress has won two Oscars.
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Fonda won her second Academy Award for the Vietnam War drama Coming Home with Jon Voight. She also starred in the hit thriller The China Syndrome (1979) with Jack Lemmon and Michael Douglas around this time.
Another significant role for Fonda came a few years later. She co-starred with her father Henry in On Golden Pond (1982). The film explores the dynamics of a family during a visit to their summer home. Art mirrored life in this case, with Fonda playing daughter to her real-life father. Katharine Hepburn also starred as Fonda's mother. The film gave her father his first and only Academy Award win as best actor.
Around this time, Fonda also found herself spearheading a national health craze. She launched an immensely successful series of aerobic-exercise videos.
In 2005, Fonda made a dramatic return to the public eye. She appeared in her first film in almost 15 years with Monster-in-Law, which also starred Jennifer Lopez and Michael Vartan. That same year, Fonda published an autobiography, My Life So Far. More film roles followed, including playing the title character in the 2007 film Georgia Rule with Lindsay Lohan.
Working on the small screen, Fonda appeared in the media-focused dramatic series The Newsroom in a recurring role in 2012. She is also set to play former First Lady Nancy Reagan in the upcoming film The Butler.
Fonda has been married three times—all of these unions ended in divorce. Her marriage to Vadim lasted from 1965 to 1973, and they had a daughter named Vanessa together. Then she married activist and politican Tom Hayden in 1973. Their marriage lasted until 1989, and they had one son named Troy Garity. Two years later, Fonda married media mogul Ted Turner. The pair divorced in 2001, reportedly over Fonda's newfound Christian faith. These days Fonda has been dating music producer Richard Perry.
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