More Jane Alexander Bios & Profiles
Biography #2 (for Sunshine State)Jane Alexander won a Tony Award for her Broadway debut performance in 1968 in The Great White Hope, directed by Edwin Sherin, and has since been nominated for her roles in 6 Rooms Riv Vu, Find Your Way Home, First Monday in October, The Visit, The Sisters Rosensweig and, most recently, Honour. Other New York stage appearances including Approaching Zanzibar by Tina Howe, The Heiress, Hamlet, Monday After the Miracle and Shadowlands, in which her portrayal of Joy Davidman won critical raves. Ms. Alexander's film and television career has been equally active and her credits are extensive. She has been nominated for four Academy Awards, for THE GREAT WHITE HOPE, ALL THE PRESIDENT'S MEN, KRAMER VS. KRAMER and TESTAMENT. On television, she has portrayed Eleanor Roosevelt (in the much-heralded miniseries Eleanor and Franklin), Calamity Jane, Georgia O'Keefe (in the PBS production A Marriage: Georgia O'Keefe and Alfred Steiglitz), and Alma Rose in Playing For Time, for which she won an Emmy Award.
Bio courtesy Sony Classics for "Sunshine State" (02-Nov-2002)