awards & nominations

Warm Springs (2005)

Jane Alexander as "Sara Delano Roosevelt"

After polio threatens his political career in the early 1920s, Franklin Delano Roosevelt (Kenneth Branagh) desperately searches for a cure to his newly acquired disease, hoping to regain the use of his legs. He learns of a promising spa in Warm Springs, Ga., and travels there, only to find it dilapidated. Determined to overcome polio, Roosevelt invests in the spa's revitalization and sets about recovering, aided by the support of his wife (Cynthia Nixon) and physical therapist (Kathy Bates).

Emmy (Primetime) (2005)WonOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie

The Cider House Rules (1999)

Jane Alexander as "Nurse Edna"

The film follows the life of Homer Wells (Tobey Maguire), a precocious orphan who leaves his lifelong home and his loving tutor, Dr. Larch (Michael Caine) to explore the world. While Homer struggles to make a life for himself on his own, he must make monumental decisions that will change the course of his future and deeply affect the lives of those around him.

Screen Actors Guild Awards (1999)NominatedOutstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

Testament (1983)

Jane Alexander as "Carol Wetherly"

It is just another day in the small town of Hamlin until something disastrous happens. Suddenly, news breaks that a series of nuclear warheads has been dropped along the Eastern Seaboard and, more locally, in California. As people begin coping with the devastating aftermath of the attacks -- many suffer radiation poisoning -- the Wetherly family tries to survive. Led by mom Carol (Jane Alexander), the clan tries to support each other even as they take in other stranded survivors.

Academy Award (1983)NominatedActress in a Leading Role
Golden Globe (1983)NominatedBest Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama

Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)

Jane Alexander as "Margaret Phelps"

On the same day Manhattan advertising executive Ted Kramer (Dustin Hoffman) lands the biggest account of his career, he learns that his wife, Joanna (Meryl Streep), is leaving him and their young son, Billy (Justin Henry). Forced to raise his son alone, Ted loses his job but gains a stronger relationship with the child with the help of another single parent, Margaret (Jane Alexander). When Joanna returns to claim custody of Billy, the ensuing court battle takes a toll on everyone concerned.

Academy Award (1979)NominatedActress in a Supporting Role
Golden Globe (1979)NominatedBest Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

All the President's Men (1976)

Jane Alexander as "Bookkeeper"

Two green reporters and rivals working for the Washington Post, Bob Woodward (Robert Redford) and Carl Bernstein (Dustin Hoffman), research the botched 1972 burglary of the Democratic Party Headquarters at the Watergate apartment complex. With the help of a mysterious source, code-named Deep Throat (Hal Holbrook), the two reporters make a connection between the burglars and a White House staffer. Despite dire warnings about their safety, the duo follows the money all the way to the top.

Academy Award (1976)NominatedActress in a Supporting Role