Jane Alexander

Jane Alexander

Highest Rated: 94% Glory (1989)

Lowest Rated: 6% Dream House (2011)

Birthday: Oct 28, 1939

Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, USA

A much-lauded Broadway performer whose Tony Award-winning performance in "The Great White Hope" led to an Academy Award-nominated reprisal of her role on the big screen in 1970, Jane Alexander established herself as one of the most respected actresses across all media during the 1970s. In a career that stretched ahead more than three decades, the fresh-scrubbed New Englander was often cast as forthright, sympathetic characters, and was noted for the seemingly effortless simplicity and unmannered honesty of her work. Alexander never strayed far from the Broadway stage, earning multiple Tony nominations for dramas including "The Visit" and "First Monday in October," and taking home an award for "The Sisters Rosensweig." Onscreen, Alexander earned Oscar nominations for dramas including "Kramer vs. Kramer" (1979) and the gripping nuclear holocaust story "Testament" (1983). Throughout her career, Alexander also showed an affinity for biographical and historical material, like the Watergate tell-all "All the President's Men" (1977), for which she was Oscar-nominated as Best Supporting Actress; her work in several biographical films about the life of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, portraying first lady and Civil Rights advocate Eleanor Roosevelt in "Eleanor and Franklin" (ABC, 1976) and "Eleanor and Franklin: The White House Years" (ABC, 1977) as well as the president's overbearing mother Sara in the HBO film "Warm Springs" (2005). Respected by the arts community for her valuable work as head of the National Endowment for the Arts during the 1990s, Alexander remained one of the most respected actresses well into the new millennium.

Highest rated movies

All the President's Men
Kramer vs. Kramer
Sunshine State
Night Crossing
The Ring




No Score Yet No Score Yet The Man in the Woods Vivien Waldorf (Character) - 2020
No Score Yet 40% Christmas Around the Corner Mrs. Tumulty (Character) - 2018
43% 63% Three Christs Dr. Abraham (Character) $37.3K 2017
31% 53% Last Love Joan (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Deck the Halls Nora Regan Reilly (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet 57% William & Catherine: A Royal Romance HM Queen Elizabeth II (Character) - 2011
6% 36% Dream House Dr. Greeley (Character) $21.3M 2011
33% 53% Terminator Salvation Virginia (Character) $125.3M 2009
9% 30% The Unborn Sofi Kozma (Character) $42.6M 2009
No Score Yet 100% Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind Little Women Ednah Cheney (Character) - 2008
35% 34% Gigantic Mrs. Weathersby (Character) $102.1K 2008
39% 55% Feast of Love Unknown (Character) $3.5M 2007
32% 63% Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus Gertrude Nemerov (Character) $220.9K 2006
No Score Yet 78% Warm Springs Sara Delano Roosevelt (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet In Search of the Titanic Unknown (Voice) - 2004
No Score Yet 12% Carry Me Home Mrs. Gortimer (Character) - 2003
71% 48% The Ring Dr. Grasnik (Character) $128.6M 2002
80% 57% Sunshine State Delia Temple (Character) $3.1M 2002
No Score Yet 40% Jenifer Marilyn Estess (Character) - 2001
71% 77% The Cider House Rules Nurse Edna (Character) $57.5M 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Stay the Night Blanche Kettman (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Daughter of the Streets Peggy Ryan (Character) - 1990
94% 93% Glory Sarah Blake Sturgis Shaw (uncredited) (Character) $25.5M 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Open Admissions Ginny Carlsen (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet 100% A Friendship in Vienna Hannah Dournenvald (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet 33% In Love and War Sybil Stockdale (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Square Dance Juanelle (Character),
Executive Producer
$13.7K 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sweet Country Anna (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet 67% Malice in Wonderland Hedda Hopper (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet 67% Calamity Jane Calamity Jane (Character),
- 1984
22% 24% City Heat Addy (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet When She Says No Nora Strangis (Character) - 1984
89% 75% Testament Carol Wetherly (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet 48% In the Custody of Strangers Sandy Caldwell (Character) - 1982
80% 66% Night Crossing Doris Strelzyk (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dear Liar Eleanor Roosevelt age 18-60 (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet 72% Playing for Time Alma Rose (Character) - 1980
75% 73% Brubaker Lillian Gray (Character) - 1980
89% 89% Kramer vs. Kramer Margaret Phelps (Character) - 1979
17% 23% The Betsy Alicia Hardeman (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Question of Love Barbara Moreland (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lovey: A Circle of Children, Part II Mary MacCracken (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet 67% Eleanor and Franklin: The White House Years Eleanor Roosevelt (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Circle of Children Mary MacCracken (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet 100% Eleanor and Franklin Eleanor Roosevelt (Character) - 1976
94% 92% All the President's Men Bookkeeper (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Death Be Not Proud Frances Gunther (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet The West Was Never Like This Sarah Shaw (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet This Is the West That Was Sarah Shaw (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet 50% Miracle on 34th Street Karen Walker (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet 63% The New Centurions Dorothy Fehler (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Welcome Home, Johnny Bristol Anne Palmer (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet 43% A Gunfight Nora Tenneray (Character) - 1971
43% 66% The Great White Hope Eleanor Backman (Character) - 1970


95% 69% The Good Fight Judge Suzanne Morris (Guest Star) 2017
95% 89% Elementary C. (Guest Star) 2014 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live From Lincoln Center Music Performer 2015
93% 91% The Good Wife Judge Suzanne Morris (Guest Star) 2011-2012 2014-2015
57% 92% Forever Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
100% 86% The Book of Negroes Maria Witherspoon (Character) 2015
91% 80% The Blacklist Diane Fowler (Guest Star) 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet American Masters Ednah Dow Cheney (Character) 2009
62% 100% Tell Me You Love Me Dr. May Foster (Character) 2007
No Score Yet 96% Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
78% 89% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Regina Mulroney (Guest Star) 2000