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Jane Alexander

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 55 screen roles, including Brubaker, The Cider House Rules, Sunshine State, Feats of Love, Terminator Salvation, and Mr. Morgan’s Last Love with Michael Caine.

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 recently seen in a recurring role on NBC’s hit drama “The Blacklist” starring James Spader.

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 DUBUQU”.

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.”

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