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Angular in features, reserved in demeanor and more-or-less plaintive in appearance, actress Jane Alexander's has played down the glamor card for the most part. Her true brilliance has come from the remarkable range and depth of her talent. Heralded as one of the finest 70s actresses to arrive in films following a towering Broadway success, Jane ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 4 Oscars. Another 7 wins & 20 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Ring
The Ring Dr. Grasnik
(2002)
Kramer vs. Kramer
Kramer vs. Kramer Margaret Phelps
(1979)
Terminator Salvation
(2009)
The Cider House Rules
(1999)

Filmography

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 2018 Three Christs (post-production)
Dr. Abraham
  Brooklyn Animal Control (TV Series) (post-production)
Den Mother Vilhelmiina
- Episode #1.1 ... Den Mother Vilhelmiina
 2014-2016 Elementary (TV Series)
C.
- Worth Several Cities (2016) ... C.
- Dead Clade Walking (2014) ... C.
 2015 Live from Lincoln Center (TV Series)
Parthy Hawks
- Kern & Hammerstein's Show Boat (2015) ... Parthy Hawks
 2015 Forever (TV Series)
Nora Morgan
 2015 The Book of Negroes (TV Mini-Series)
Maria
- Episode #1.5 (2015) ... Maria
 2014 The Divide (TV Series)
Elizabeth
- And the Little Ones Get Caught (2014) ... Elizabeth
- I'm for Justice (2014) ... Elizabeth
 2013 Forgive Me (TV Series)
Bookie
- Lead Us Not Into Temptation (2013) ... Bookie
- Forgive Us Our Trespasses (2013) ... Bookie
- Thy Kingdom Come (2013) ... Bookie
- Who Art in Heaven (2013) ... Bookie
- Our Father (2013) ... Bookie
 2011 Deck the Halls (TV Movie)
Nora Regan Reilly
 2011 Dream House
Dr. Greeley
 2008-2011 American Masters (TV Series documentary)
Narrator / Ednah Cheney
- John Muir in the New World (2011) ... Narrator
 2007 Feast of Love
Esther Stevenson
 2006 The Way (TV Movie)
Helen Warden
 2004 Carry Me Home (TV Movie)
Mrs. Gortimer
 2003 Freedom: A History of Us (TV Series documentary)
Jane Addams
- Yearning to Breathe Free (2003) ... Jane Addams (voice)
 2001 Bitter Winter (TV Movie)
 2001 Jenifer (TV Movie)
Marilyn Estess
 2000 Law & Order (TV Series)
Regina Mulroney
- Entitled (2000) ... Regina Mulroney
 1993 New Year (TV Movie)
Elsie Robertson
 1992 Stay the Night (TV Movie)
Blanche Kettman
 1990 Daughter of the Streets (TV Movie)
Peggy Ryan
 1989 Glory
Sarah Blake Sturgis Shaw (uncredited)
 1988 Open Admissions (TV Movie)
Ginny Carlsen
 1988 A Friendship in Vienna (TV Movie)
Hannah Dournenvald
 1987 In Love and War (TV Movie)
Sybil Stockdale
 1987 Square Dance
Juanelle
 1986 Blood & Orchids (TV Movie)
Doris Ashley
 1984 City Heat
Addy
 1984 When She Says No (TV Movie)
Nora Strangis
 1983 Testament
Carol Wetherly
 1982 In the Custody of Strangers (TV Movie)
Sandy Caldwell
 1982 Kennedy's Children (TV Movie)
Wanda
 1982 Night Crossing
Doris Strelzyk
 1981 Dear Liar (TV Movie)
Mrs. Patrick Campbell
 1980 Playing for Time (TV Movie)
Alma Rose
 1978 A Question of Love (TV Movie)
Barbara Moreland
 1978 The Betsy
Alicia Hardeman
 1976 All the President's Men
Bookkeeper
 1975 Death Be Not Proud (TV Movie)
Frances Gunther
 1974 This Is the West That Was (TV Movie)
Sarah Shaw
 1972 The New Centurions
Dorothy
 1972 Welcome Home, Johnny Bristol (TV Movie)
Anne Palmer
 1971 A Gunfight
Nora Tenneray
 1969 Adam-12 (TV Series)
Records Clerk
- Log 112: You Blew It (1969) ... Records Clerk (uncredited)
 1969 N.Y.P.D. (TV Series)
- The Night Watch (1969)
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Other Works:

"The Great White Hope," a dramatic play; written by Howard Sackler, music arranged by Charles Gross, directed by Edwin Sherin. Alvin Theatre: 3 Oct 1968- 31 Jan 1970 (546 performances + 15 previews). Cast: James Earl Jones (as Jack Jefferson), Jane Alexander (as Eleanor Bachman), Thomas Anderson (as Negro Man/Jack's Friend/... See more »

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1 Print Biography | 2 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Height:

5' 6½" (1.69 m)
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Personal Quote:

Things come up suddenly these days, but that's all right because I work better under pressure. See more »

Trivia:

Mother of Jace Alexander. See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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