Jane Fonda has been nominated for seven Oscars and won two of them during her legendary acting career. Some of her more renowned films include Barbarella (1968), They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (1969), Julia (1977), Coming Home (1978), The China Syndrome (1979), Nine to Five (1980) The Morning After (1986), and On Golden Pond (1981), which was the only film she made with her father, Henry Fonda. 

For many years now, she has focused much of her time on activism and social change, particularly on the program she founded in 1995, the Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Power & Potential, formerly known as the Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention.

Among the scores of other community projects she has spearheaded is the Laurel Springs Children's Camp, a performing arts camp. The camp builds self-esteem and cooperation among children of all races and socio-economic backgrounds.

Fonda is a member of the Women & Foreign Policy Advisory Committee of the Council on Foreign Relations; the board of Women's Media Center, which she helped found in 2005; the National Support Committee of the Native American Rights Fund; and sits on the V-Counsel of V-Day. In 1994, she was named Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Population Fund.

Fonda revolutionized the fitness industry with the release of Jane Fonda's Workout video in 1982, inspired by her best-selling book, Jane Fonda's Workout Book. Jane Fonda's Workout became the highest selling home video of the next few years, selling more than 1 million copies. She followed with the production of 23 home exercise videos, 13 audio recordings, and five books--selling 16 million copies all together. The original Jane Fonda's Workout video remains one of the top grossing home videos of all time.

In 2005, Fonda made a return to entertainment. She appeared in her first film in almost 15 years with Monster-in-Law. More film roles followed, including playing the title character in the 2007 film Georgia Rule with Lindsay Lohan. Working in television, Fonda has appeared in the media-focused dramatic series The Newsroom in a recurring role since 2012.

Fonda is also the author of a 2005 autobiography, My Life So Far