A four-time OscarÂ® nominee for the films Testament, Kramer vs. Kramer, All the
President's Men and The Great White Hope, JANE ALEXANDER (Dr. Greeley) has
appeared in more than 55 screen roles, including roles in Brubaker, The Cider
House Rules, Sunshine State, Feast of Love and Terminator Salvation.
For her work on television, Alexander 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. Her other nominations
and awards include those for her roles in Calamity Jane, Malice in Wonderland
and A Marriage: Georgia O'Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz, which she also produced
Alexander also co-starred in the HBO series Tell Me You Love Me.
Alexander's distinguished stage career has taken her from Broadway to London's
West End, and to regional theaters from Atlanta to Los Angeles. She has
performed in more than 100 plays, among them The Great White Hope, for which she
won a Tony Award, and The Sisters Rosenweig, Find Your Way Home and 6 Rms Riv
Vu, all for which she was Tony-nominated.
Alexander has been honored with numerous awards, including the Obie, Drama
League, Drama Desk and Theatre World awards, to mention a few, and she was
inducted into the Theater 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.
Alexander will soon be seen in the Hallmark Channel film William & Catherine: A
Royal Romance as Queen Elizabeth II and in the TNT film Deck the Halls.
Alexander has narrated dozens of books and voice-over roles, and she is a
screenwriter and producer as well as an actress.
In 1994, President Clinton appointed Alexander the chairman of the National
Endowment for the Arts and the Senate unanimously confirmed her. She held the
position for four years, successfully battling to save the agency from
elimination. Her book "Command Performance: An Actress in the Theater of
Politicsâ€ť documents her tenure. Alexander continues her public service as a
commissioner of parks for the Taconic region of New York.
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