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Jane Alexander

Author, Actress, Tony & Emmy Award-Winner; Former Director of the National Endowment for the Arts

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Jane Alexander Biography

Jane Alexander is a Tony and Emmy Award winner and Oscar nominee, as well as an author and former Director of the National Endowment for the Arts under President Bill Clinton.

Her distinguished acting career includes her Tony Award-winning performance in "The Great White Hope" and Tony-nominated roles in "Honour," "The Sisters Rosensweig," "The Visit," "First Monday in October," "Find Your Way Home," and "6 Rms Riv Vu," all on Broadway.

She received a Drama Desk and Theatre World Award for "The Great White Hope," and an Obie for "The Sisters Rosensweig." She also appeared in "Shadowlands" opposite Nigel Hawthorne, both on Broadway and in London's West End.

Her regional theatre work includes performances at Arena Stage and the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., as well as at the Mark Taper Forum, Alliance Theatre Company, McCarter Theatre, and American Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford Connecticut.

A four-time Oscar nominee for the films "Testament," "Kramer vs. Kramer," "All The President's Men," and "The Great White Hope," she has also appeared in over 50 screen roles; among them being "Brubaker," "City Heat" and "The Cider House Rules." Alexander was also seen in the feature films: "Fur" with Nicole Kidman, directed by Steven Shainberg, "The Ring," and John Sayles' "The Sunshine State."

On television, Alexander won an Emmy Award for the movie Playing for Time and a Television Critic's Circle Award for her portrayal of Eleanor Roosevelt in "Eleanor and Franklin: The White House Years." She was in the telefilm "Jenifer" on CBS, which was directed by her son, Jace Alexander.

Alexander received a Daytime Emmy nomination for her cameo role in Showtime's film "Carry Me Home," also directed by Jace Alexander. Alexander received the Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie for her portrayal of Sara Roosevelt in HBO's "Warm Springs."

Alexander attended her share of protest marches in the 1960s and 1970s, but she had never been involved in mainstream politics and was happily engaged in her acting career when she was asked to consider becoming head of the ever-embattled National Endowment for the Arts.

Alexander's NEA tenure coincided with the ascent of the Gingrich Congress and its attempt to sabotage arts funding. In her book, "Command Performance: An Actress In The Theatre of Politics," Alexander describes these years, offering a sharp and sometimes hilarious take on those sometimes surreal days, and a gimlet-eyed portrait of Washington at work, play, and cocktail reception.

In her speech "Freedom of Expression: What Does it Mean in Today's World?", Alexander looks at the complications of First Amendment Rights in the media, in public places and on the internet. Drawing on her years in Washington, D.C., and her many controversial roles on stage, television and in the movies, Alexander offers an insightful and witty perspective on the issue of freedom of expression.

Speaking Topics
  • Ending the War on Wildlife

    We are in the midst of a mass extinction; as many as 50 percent of all land and marine species could be gone by 2100. Unlike other extinctions in Earth's history the blame for this one points squarely at us. Climate change is altering landscapes and warming the oceans. Human beings continue to plunder species for wildlife trafficking in body parts; we desecrate lands and seas for the insatiable demands of a growing population; we repudiate the word of scientists for political and economic gains and in our arrogance we have lost our connectedness to the earth itself. We are as predatory as any species we have ever feared. But we humans are also the most adaptable, the most emphatic and the most ingenious creatures on the planet. We are at a crossroads and how we move forward will affect everything for the generations that follow us. Fortunately we are living in the great age of technological wizardry. Can we turn things around? How do we do it? Jane Alexander discusses the problems and possible solutions in this provocative lecture.

  • Freedom of Expression: What Does it Mean in Today's World?

    Ms. Alexander looks at the complications of First Amendment Rights in the media, in public places and on the internet. Drawing on her years in Washington D.C. and her many controversial roles on stage, television and in the movies, Ms. Alexander offers an insightful and witty perspective on the issue of freedom of expression.

  • The Creative Mind

    Focusing her keen intellect and expertise on the importance of arts education for today's schools, Ms. Alexander explains the importance of fine arts in academic achievement.

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    Booking fees for Jane Alexander, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Jane Alexander, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
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    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Jane Alexander for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Jane Alexander for your next private or corporate function.
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    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Jane Alexander or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Jane Alexander or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.
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Jane Alexander Biography

Jane Alexander is a Tony and Emmy Award winner and Oscar nominee, as well as an author and former Director of the National Endowment for the Arts under President Bill Clinton.

Her distinguished acting career includes her Tony Award-winning performance in "The Great White Hope" and Tony-nominated roles in "Honour," "The Sisters Rosensweig," "The Visit," "First Monday in October," "Find Your Way Home," and "6 Rms Riv Vu," all on Broadway.

She received a Drama Desk and Theatre World Award for "The Great White Hope," and an Obie for "The Sisters Rosensweig." She also appeared in "Shadowlands" opposite Nigel Hawthorne, both on Broadway and in London's West End.

Her regional theatre work includes performances at Arena Stage and the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., as well as at the Mark Taper Forum, Alliance Theatre Company, McCarter Theatre, and American Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford Connecticut.

A four-time Oscar nominee for the films "Testament," "Kramer vs. Kramer," "All The President's Men," and "The Great White Hope," she has also appeared in over 50 screen roles; among them being "Brubaker," "City Heat" and "The Cider House Rules." Alexander was also seen in the feature films: "Fur" with Nicole Kidman, directed by Steven Shainberg, "The Ring," and John Sayles' "The Sunshine State."

On television, Alexander won an Emmy Award for the movie Playing for Time and a Television Critic's Circle Award for her portrayal of Eleanor Roosevelt in "Eleanor and Franklin: The White House Years." She was in the telefilm "Jenifer" on CBS, which was directed by her son, Jace Alexander.

Alexander received a Daytime Emmy nomination for her cameo role in Showtime's film "Carry Me Home," also directed by Jace Alexander. Alexander received the Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie for her portrayal of Sara Roosevelt in HBO's "Warm Springs."

Alexander attended her share of protest marches in the 1960s and 1970s, but she had never been involved in mainstream politics and was happily engaged in her acting career when she was asked to consider becoming head of the ever-embattled National Endowment for the Arts.

Alexander's NEA tenure coincided with the ascent of the Gingrich Congress and its attempt to sabotage arts funding. In her book, "Command Performance: An Actress In The Theatre of Politics," Alexander describes these years, offering a sharp and sometimes hilarious take on those sometimes surreal days, and a gimlet-eyed portrait of Washington at work, play, and cocktail reception.

In her speech "Freedom of Expression: What Does it Mean in Today's World?", Alexander looks at the complications of First Amendment Rights in the media, in public places and on the internet. Drawing on her years in Washington, D.C., and her many controversial roles on stage, television and in the movies, Alexander offers an insightful and witty perspective on the issue of freedom of expression.

Jane Alexander Speaking Topics

  • Ending the War on Wildlife

    We are in the midst of a mass extinction; as many as 50 percent of all land and marine species could be gone by 2100. Unlike other extinctions in Earth's history the blame for this one points squarely at us. Climate change is altering landscapes and warming the oceans. Human beings continue to plunder species for wildlife trafficking in body parts; we desecrate lands and seas for the insatiable demands of a growing population; we repudiate the word of scientists for political and economic gains and in our arrogance we have lost our connectedness to the earth itself. We are as predatory as any species we have ever feared. But we humans are also the most adaptable, the most emphatic and the most ingenious creatures on the planet. We are at a crossroads and how we move forward will affect everything for the generations that follow us. Fortunately we are living in the great age of technological wizardry. Can we turn things around? How do we do it? Jane Alexander discusses the problems and possible solutions in this provocative lecture.

  • Freedom of Expression: What Does it Mean in Today's World?

    Ms. Alexander looks at the complications of First Amendment Rights in the media, in public places and on the internet. Drawing on her years in Washington D.C. and her many controversial roles on stage, television and in the movies, Ms. Alexander offers an insightful and witty perspective on the issue of freedom of expression.

  • The Creative Mind

    Focusing her keen intellect and expertise on the importance of arts education for today's schools, Ms. Alexander explains the importance of fine arts in academic achievement.

Jane Alexander Videos

  • 2018 Book Festival: Jane Alexander
  • Jane Alexander, "Wild Things, Wild Places"

FAQs on booking Jane Alexander

  • How to book Jane Alexander?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Jane Alexander for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Jane Alexander, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Jane Alexander or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Jane Alexander?

    Booking fees for Jane Alexander, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Jane Alexander, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Jane Alexander?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Jane Alexander for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Jane Alexander for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Jane Alexander or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Jane Alexander or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Jane Alexander is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Ending the War on Wildlife, Freedom of Expression: What Does it Mean in Today's World? and The Creative Mind. The estimated speaking fee range to book Jane Alexander for your event is available upon request. Jane Alexander generally travels from New York, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Mia Farrow, Caroline Baron, Kathleen Turner, Kathy Ireland and Linda Ellerbee. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Jane Alexander for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Jane Alexander Speaking Topics

  • Ending the War on Wildlife

    We are in the midst of a mass extinction; as many as 50 percent of all land and marine species could be gone by 2100. Unlike other extinctions in Earth's history the blame for this one points squarely at us. Climate change is altering landscapes and warming the oceans. Human beings continue to plunder species for wildlife trafficking in body parts; we desecrate lands and seas for the insatiable demands of a growing population; we repudiate the word of scientists for political and economic gains and in our arrogance we have lost our connectedness to the earth itself. We are as predatory as any species we have ever feared. But we humans are also the most adaptable, the most emphatic and the most ingenious creatures on the planet. We are at a crossroads and how we move forward will affect everything for the generations that follow us. Fortunately we are living in the great age of technological wizardry. Can we turn things around? How do we do it? Jane Alexander discusses the problems and possible solutions in this provocative lecture.

  • Freedom of Expression: What Does it Mean in Today's World?

    Ms. Alexander looks at the complications of First Amendment Rights in the media, in public places and on the internet. Drawing on her years in Washington D.C. and her many controversial roles on stage, television and in the movies, Ms. Alexander offers an insightful and witty perspective on the issue of freedom of expression.

  • The Creative Mind

    Focusing her keen intellect and expertise on the importance of arts education for today's schools, Ms. Alexander explains the importance of fine arts in academic achievement.

Jane Alexander Speaker Videos

  • 2018 Book Festival: Jane Alexander
    Jane Alexander, "Wild Things, Wild Places"

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

If you are the talent, and wish to request removal from this catalog or report an issue with your profile, please click here.

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