“We’ve changed California’s natural environment in so many ways that it’s putting us at risk. We need to find a solution, a balance between nature and civilization. The Legacy Project is working to do just that.”
– Jane Fonda
As an award winning actress, fitness revolutionary, activist and best-selling author, Jane Fonda has and continues to be one of the most celebrated and influential actors of our time.
Earning numerous nominations and awards for her many stage and screen performances, including Oscars for Best Actress in 1971 for Klute and in 1978 for Coming Home, and an Emmy for her performance in The Dollmaker, Jane Fonda’s acting career is unsurpassed.
With the release of Jane Fonda’s Workout in 1982, Fonda revolutionized the fitness industry. Indeed, with the production of 23 home exercise videos, 13 audio recordings, and five books – selling over 17 million copies all together – the original Jane Fonda’s Workout video remains the top grossing home video of all time.
As an author, Fonda’s memoirs, My Life So Far, released in 2005, immediately went to #1 on The New York Times Best Sellers list. Her latest book, Prime Time, released in 2011, offers a comprehensive guide to living life to the fullest, particularly beyond middle age.
In addition to her tremendous success as a stage and screen actress, Fonda has devoted a great deal of her time to activism and social change – including environmental issues, peace, and the empowerment of women and girls.
She appears as Nancy Reagan in Lee Daniels’s The Butler, and she is currently in production for director Shawn Levy’s This is Where I Leave You, which also stars Tina Fey and Jason Bateman.
Jane Fonda will narrate the Legacy Project’s 2-hour public television program, Becoming California, and its initial set of five regional films created for state and national parks across California. Together, these programs are anticipated to reach millions of PBS viewers and visitors to the state’s parks.