Attended Sarah Lawrence College and the University of Edinborough.
Married to Robert Alexander from 1962 to 1974.
Mother of director Jace Alexander.
Married director Ed Sherin on March 29, 1975.
Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts from August 1993 to October 1997.
Jane has been nominated for three Golden Globe Awards. In 1971 she was nominated for Most Promising Newcomer-Female for The Great White Hope. In 1980 she was nominated for Best Motion Picture Actress in a Supporting Role for Kramer vs. Kramer. In 1984 she was nominated for Best Actress in a Motion Picture-Drama for Testament.
In 2000, Jane was nominated for a SAG award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast for the movie The Cider House Rules.
Jane serves on the many boards including; The Board of Wildlife Conservation Society, Project Greenhope, the National Stroke Association, and Women's Action for Nuclear Disarmament.
Jane received the Women's International Center Living Legacy Award in 1988.
Jane was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in 1980 for starring in the movie Kramer vs. Kramer, but she lost to her co-star Meryl Streep. She has been nominated for three other Oscars. In 1971 she was nominated for Best Actress in a Leading Role for The Great White Hope. In 1977 she was nominated for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for All The President's Men. In 1980 she was nominated for Best Actress in a Leading Role for Testament.
Jane was Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, from 1993 to 1997.
Jane won the 2005 Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie for her role in Warm Springs. She also won the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Special in 1981 for Playing For Time.
Jane: You have to have the ability to persevere, to get knocked down and get back up again. Just talent isn't enough.