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(Sarah Mitchell) spent this past year as an abused wife, a conniving
wife, a drugged-out surfer chick and a Marilyn Monroe impersonator
in four very different films. She recently wrapped production
on "The Break Up," as an abused wife pushed to the edge,
and last Christmas Fonda was seen in "Jackie Brown,"
directed by Quentin Tarantino and starring Robert De Niro, Samuel
L. Jackson and Michael Keaton. She has also completed the independent
film "Finding Graceland," with Harvey Keitel and Jonathan
Schaech. Currently she is filming "Lake Placid."
Deeply committed to acting and a self-avowed film fan who loves
all movie genres, Fonda has purposely chosen roles in a wide variety
After studying drama at New York University and the Lee Strasberg
Theatre Institute, as well as training with acting coach Harold
Guskin, Fonda made her feature debut in Franc Roddam's segment
of "Aria," a 1988 film composed of short works directed
by ten filmmakers. Soon after, she starred in the comedy "Shag,"
with Phoebe Cates, and in 1989 she earned critical acclaim and
a Golden Globe (TM) nomination as Best Supporting Actress for
"Scandal," the story of the Profumo Affair which rocked
the ruling party of Great Britain in the 1960s.
Fonda's other credits include "City Hall" with Al Pacino;
"The Road To Welville" with Anthony Hopkins; "Strapless;"
"The Godfather Part III;" "Doc Hollywood;"
the psychological thriller "Single White Female;" and
"Singles," in which she plays a college-educated, espresso-bar
waitress who dreams of being an architect.
Her other credits include "Tough Magic," directed by
Clare Peploe; "Touch," directed by Paul Schrader; "It
Could Happen To You" with Nicolas Cage; "Little Buddha,"
directed by Bernardo Bertolucci; "Point of No Return"
with Gabriel Byrne; and "Bodies, Rest and Motion" with
Phoebe Cates, Tim Roth and Eric Stoltz.
On television, Fonda starred in PBS' critically acclaimed "Jacob
Have I Loved" and an episode for HBO's "The Edge"
series, in addition to her Emmy-nominated role in HBO's "In
The Gloaming" directed by Christopher Reeves.
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