Jane Alexander

Jane Alexander

Known for: Acting
Birthday: 1939-10-28 (82 years old)

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Biography

Jane Alexander (née Quigley; born October 28, 1939) is an American actress and author. She is the recipient of two Primetime Emmy Awards, a Tony Award, and nominations for four Academy Awards, and three Golden Globe Awards. From 1993 to 1997, Alexander served as the chairwoman of the National Endowment for the Arts. Alexander won the 1969 Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play for her performance in the Broadway production of The Great White Hope. Other Broadway credits include 6 Rms Riv Vu (1972), The Night of the Iguana (1988), The Sisters Rosensweig (1993) and Honour (1998). She has received a total of eight Tony Award nominations and was inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame in 1994.Her film breakthrough came with the romantic drama The Great White Hope (1970), which earned her a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actress. Her subsequent Oscar nominations were for her roles in All the President's Men (1976), Kramer vs. Kramer (1979), and Testament (1983). An eight-time Emmy nominee, she received her first nomination for playing Eleanor Roosevelt in Eleanor and Franklin (1976), a role that required her to age from 18 to 60. She has won two Emmys for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie for Playing for Time (1980) and Warm Springs (2005).

Personal Life

Alexander met her first husband, Robert Alexander, in the early 1960s in New York City, where both were pursuing acting careers. They had one son, Jace Alexander, in 1964, and the couple divorced a decade later. Alexander had been acting regularly in various regional theaters when she met producer/director Edwin Sherin in Washington, DC, where he was artistic director at Arena Stage. Alexander starred in the original theatrical production of The Great White Hope under Sherin's direction at Arena Stage prior to the play's Broadway debut. The two became good friends and, once divorced from their respective spouses, became romantically involved, marrying in 1975. Between the two, they have four children, Alexander's son Jace and Sherin's three sons, Tony, Geoffrey, and Jon. Edwin Sherin died at the age of 87, on May 4, 2017.

Early Life

Alexander was born Jane Quigley in Boston, Massachusetts, daughter of Ruth Elizabeth (née Pearson), a nurse, and Thomas B. Quigley, an orthopedic surgeon. She graduated from Beaver Country Day School, an all-girls school in Chestnut Hill outside of Boston, where she discovered her love of acting.Encouraged by her father to go to college before embarking on an acting career, Alexander attended Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, New York, where she concentrated on theater, but also studied mathematics with an eye toward computer programming, in the event that she failed as an actress. Also while at Sarah Lawrence, she shared an apartment with Hope Cooke, who would become Queen Consort of Sikkim. Alexander spent her junior year studying at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland, where she participated in the Edinburgh University Dramatic Society. The experience solidified her determination to continue acting.

Filmography

All 89

Movies 70

TV Shows 19

Self 10

Voice 2

Narrator 2

Serena
Backstage - Dietro le quinte (2022)

Backstage - Dietro le quinte (2022)

Movie
Vivien Waldorf
The Man in the Woods (2020)

The Man in the Woods (2020)

Movie
Klara
Tales from the Loop (2020)

Tales from the Loop (2020)

TV Show
Margot
Modern Love (2019)

Modern Love (2019)

TV Show
Self
Alan Pakula: Going for Truth (2019)

Alan Pakula: Going for Truth (2019)

Movie
Mrs. Tumilty
Christmas Around the Corner (2018)

Christmas Around the Corner (2018)

Movie
Dr. Abraham
Three Christs (2017)

Three Christs (2017)

Movie
Judge Suzanne Morris
The Good Fight (2017)

The Good Fight (2017)

TV Show
4.33
Parthy Hawks
Show Boat (2015)

Show Boat (2015)

Movie
Maria
The Book of Negroes (2015)

The Book of Negroes (2015)

TV Show
Diane Fowler
The Blacklist (2013)

The Blacklist (2013)

TV Show
6.57
Joan Morgan
Mr. Morgan's Last Love (2013)

Mr. Morgan's Last Love (2013)

Movie
C.
Elementary (2012)

Elementary (2012)

TV Show
6.07
HM Queen Elizabeth II
William & Catherine: A Royal Romance (2012)

William & Catherine: A Royal Romance (2012)

Movie
Nora Regan Reilly
Deck the Halls (2011)

Deck the Halls (2011)

Movie
Dr. Greeley
Dream House (2011)

Dream House (2011)

Movie
7
Narrator (voice)
John Muir in the New World (2011)

John Muir in the New World (2011)

Movie
Eleanor
The Loving Story (2011)

The Loving Story (2011)

Movie
Virginia
Terminator Salvation (2009)

Terminator Salvation (2009)

Movie
5.9
Sofi Kozma
The Unborn (2009)

The Unborn (2009)

Movie
6
Barbara Weathersby
Gigantic (2008)

Gigantic (2008)

Movie
Ednah Cheney
Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind Little Women (2008)

Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind Little Women (2008)

Movie
Marquise Lucrezia Adelaide Priscilla Van Necker
La Figlia di Elisa Rivombrosa (2007)

La Figlia di Elisa Rivombrosa (2007)

TV Show
Esther Stevenson
Feast of Love (2007)

Feast of Love (2007)

Movie
Dr. May Foster
Tell Me You Love Me (2007)

Tell Me You Love Me (2007)

TV Show
6
Self - Narrator
The Powder & the Glory (2007)

The Powder & the Glory (2007)

Movie
Gertrude Nemerov
Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus (2006)

Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus (2006)

Movie
7
Eleanor Bachman (segment 'The Great White Hope') / Sara Goode (segment 'The Sisters Rosensweig')
The Best of The Tony Awards: The Plays (2006)

The Best of The Tony Awards: The Plays (2006)

Movie
Herself
Telling the Truth About Lies: The Making of  "All the President's Men" (2006)

Telling the Truth About Lies: The Making of "All the President's Men" (2006)

Movie
Sara Delano Roosevelt
Warm Springs (2005)

Warm Springs (2005)

Movie
Elizabeth (voice)
In Search of the Titanic (2004)

In Search of the Titanic (2004)

Movie
Lucrezia Van Necker Beauville
Elisa di Rivombrosa (2003)

Elisa di Rivombrosa (2003)

TV Show
Dr. Grasnik
The Ring (2002)

The Ring (2002)

Movie
5.77
Delia Temple
Sunshine State (2002)

Sunshine State (2002)

Movie
Marilyn Estess
Jenifer (2001)

Jenifer (2001)

Movie
Self
Finding the Truth: The Making of 'Kramer vs. Kramer' (2001)

Finding the Truth: The Making of 'Kramer vs. Kramer' (2001)

Movie
Nurse Edna
The Cider House Rules (1999)

The Cider House Rules (1999)

Movie
6
Regina Mulroney
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999)

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999)

TV Show
6.17
Elizabeth Camden
The Legend of the Titanic (1999)

The Legend of the Titanic (1999)

Movie
Self
Small Steps, Big Strides: The Black Experience in Hollywood (1998)

Small Steps, Big Strides: The Black Experience in Hollywood (1998)

Movie
Le donne non vogliono più (1993)

Le donne non vogliono più (1993)

Movie
Blanche Kettman
Stay the Night (1992)

Stay the Night (1992)

Movie
Regina Mulroney
Law & Order (1990)

Law & Order (1990)

TV Show
5.78
Self
Night Of 100 Stars III (1990)

Night Of 100 Stars III (1990)

Movie
Peggy Ryan
Daughter of the Streets (1990)

Daughter of the Streets (1990)

Movie
Sarah Blake Sturgis Shaw
Glory (1989)

Glory (1989)

Movie
5.2
Bartender
Mountain View (1989)

Mountain View (1989)

Movie
Narrator
Building Bombs (1989)

Building Bombs (1989)

Movie
Ginny Carlsen
Open Admissions (1988)

Open Admissions (1988)

Movie
Hannah Dournenvald
A Friendship in Vienna (1988)

A Friendship in Vienna (1988)

Movie
Actress
Drug Free Kids: A Parents' Guide (1988)

Drug Free Kids: A Parents' Guide (1988)

Movie
Juanelle
Square Dance (1987)

Square Dance (1987)

Movie
Anna
Sweet Country (1987)

Sweet Country (1987)

Movie
Sybil Stockdale
In Love and War (1987)

In Love and War (1987)

Movie
Narrator
American Masters (1986)

American Masters (1986)

TV Show
Doris Ashley
Blood & Orchids (1986)

Blood & Orchids (1986)

Movie
Hedda Hopper
Malice in Wonderland (1985)

Malice in Wonderland (1985)

Movie
Addy
City Heat (1984)

City Heat (1984)

Movie
6
Calamity Jane (Martha Jane Canary)
Calamity Jane (1984)

Calamity Jane (1984)

Movie
Nora Strangis
When She Says No (1984)

When She Says No (1984)

Movie
Carol Wetherly
Testament (1983)

Testament (1983)

Movie
Sandy Caldwell
In the Custody of Strangers (1982)

In the Custody of Strangers (1982)

Movie
Self
Night of 100 Stars (1982)

Night of 100 Stars (1982)

Movie
Wanda
Kennedy's Children (1982)

Kennedy's Children (1982)

Movie
Doris Strelzyk
Night Crossing (1982)

Night Crossing (1982)

Movie
Alma Rose
Playing for Time (1980)

Playing for Time (1980)

Movie
Lillian Gray
Brubaker (1980)

Brubaker (1980)

Movie
6
Margaret Phelps
Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)

Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)

Movie
5.82
Mary MacCracken
Lovey: A Circle of Children, Part II (1978)

Lovey: A Circle of Children, Part II (1978)

Movie
Barbara Moreland
A Question of Love (1978)

A Question of Love (1978)

Movie
Alicia Hardeman
The Betsy (1978)

The Betsy (1978)

Movie
Eleanor Roosevelt
Eleanor and Franklin: The White House Years (1977)

Eleanor and Franklin: The White House Years (1977)

Movie
Mary MacCracken
A Circle of Children (1977)

A Circle of Children (1977)

Movie
Judy Hoback
All the President's Men (1976)

All the President's Men (1976)

Movie
3.1
Eleanor Roosevelt, Age 18-60
Eleanor and Franklin (1976)

Eleanor and Franklin (1976)

TV Show
Self
Pressure and the Press: The Making of 'All the President's Men' (1976)

Pressure and the Press: The Making of 'All the President's Men' (1976)

Movie
Frances Gunther
Death Be Not Proud (1975)

Death Be Not Proud (1975)

Movie
Sarah Shaw
This Is the West That Was (1974)

This Is the West That Was (1974)

Movie
Karen Walker
Miracle on 34th Street (1973)

Miracle on 34th Street (1973)

Movie
Self
The American Film Institute Salute to ... (1973)

The American Film Institute Salute to ... (1973)

TV Show
Dorothy
The New Centurions (1972)

The New Centurions (1972)

Movie
Anne Palmer
Welcome Home, Johnny Bristol (1972)

Welcome Home, Johnny Bristol (1972)

Movie
Nora Tenneray
A Gunfight (1971)

A Gunfight (1971)

Movie
Eleanor
The Great White Hope (1970)

The Great White Hope (1970)

Movie
Adam-12 (1968)

Adam-12 (1968)

TV Show
7.5
Self - Host / Self - Nominee / Performer
Tony Awards (1956)

Tony Awards (1956)

TV Show
Hallmark Hall of Fame (1951)

Hallmark Hall of Fame (1951)

TV Show
8.33
Hedda Hopper
Malice in Wonderland

Malice in Wonderland

TV Show
Doris Ashley
Blood & Orchids

Blood & Orchids

TV Show

Ratings

Average 5.96
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Jane Alexander
Jane Alexander

Information

Known for
Acting

Gender
Female

Birthday
1939-10-28 (82 years old)

Birth name
Jane Quigley

Place of birth
Boston, United States of America

Spouse
Edwin Sherin

Citizenships
United States of America

Also known as
Jane Quigley

Awards
AAAS Fellow, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress in a Play, Theatre World Award, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie, Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play, Radcliffe Medal

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