Jane Alexander (born October 28, 1939) is an American actress, author, and former director of the National Endowment for the Arts. Although perhaps best known for playing the female lead in The Great White Hope on both stage and screen, she has played an array of roles in theater, film and television, and has committed herself to a variety of charitable causes. Alexander has won a Tony, two Emmys and has been nominated for an Academy Award four times.
Things come up suddenly these days, but that's all right because I work better under pressure.
I never thought of myself as pretty as a child and I have tried to bring that awareness to my roles.
You have to have the ability to persevere, to get knocked down and get back up again. Just talent isn't enough.
|Date of Birth||October 28, 1939|
|Birthplace||Boston, Massachusetts, USA|
|Height||5' 6½" (169 cm)|
|Claim to Fame||Kramer vs. Kramer|