"Georgia Rule" ABOUT THE CAST
Having enjoyed tremendous success as a stage and screen actress, JANE FONDA (Georgia) now focuses much of her time on activism and social changewith much of her work devoted to the program she founded in 1995, the Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention (G-CAPP).
Fonda chairs this statewide effort to reduce the high rates of adolescent pregnancy in Georgia through community, youth and family development, sustainable economic development and legislative advocacy.
Fonda has long been known for activism and advocacy on environmental issues, human rights and the empowerment of women and girls. Among the scores of community projects she has spearheaded is the Laurel Springs Children’s Camp. This summer program ran for 15 years at her ranch in Santa Barbara, California, using performing arts to build self-esteem and cooperation among children of all races and socioeconomic backgrounds.
In 2000, Fonda traveled to Nigeria and produced a film in collaboration with the
International Women’s Health Coalition, entitled Generation 2000: Changing Girls’
Fonda is a member of the Women and Foreign Policy Advisory Committee of the
Council on Foreign Relations; the board of The Women’s Media Center, which she
helped found in 2004; GreenStone Media, the women-owned, women-run national
women’s talk radio network which launched in fall of 2006; and the Advisory Board of
the Native American Rights Fund. Additionally, she sits on The V-Counsel of V-Day:
Until the Violence Stops.
At the Emory School of Medicine, Fonda established the Jane Fonda Center for
Adolescent Reproductive Health, which engages in research, education and training
activities that have the potential for creating needed social change, as well as enhancing service delivery to children, youth and families, including adolescent reproductive health.
In addition, Fonda’s gift has endowed a faculty chair in the Department of Gynecology
and Obstetrics at Emory University School of Medicine, named the Marion Howard
Chair in Adolescent Reproductive Health. In 1994, Fonda was named Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Population Fund.
Fonda was born in New York City in 1937, the daughter of Henry Fonda and
Frances Seymour Fonda. She attended the Emma Willard School in Troy, New York,
and Vassar College. In her late teens, Fonda studied with renowned acting coach Lee
Strasberg and became a member of the Actors Studio in New York.
Her subsequent work on stage and screen earned numerous nominations and
awards, including Oscars® (Best Actress in 1971 for Klute and in 1978 for Coming
Home) and an Emmy for her performance in The Dollmaker.
Along with starring roles in dozens of highly acclaimed productions, Fonda also took on responsibilities as a film and television producer. Her additional credits include The China Syndrome, 9 to 5, Rollover, On Golden Pond and The Morning After.
Fonda revolutionized the fitness industry with the release of Jane Fonda’s
Workout in 1982. She followed with the production of 23 home exercise videos, 13
audio recordings and 5 booksselling a total of 16 million copies. The original Jane
Fonda’s Workout video remains the top-grossing home video of all time.
In May 2005, Random House published Fonda’s memoirs, My Life So Far, which
immediately went to No. 1 on The New York Times Best Sellers list. That same spring,
Monster-in-Law, her first film in 15 years, also became a No. 1 box-office hit, making
Fonda the first person to simultaneously have a No. 1 book and a No. 1 movie.
Fonda is an avid reader, hiker, fly fisherwoman and yoga enthusiast. She lives in
Atlanta along with her daughter Vanessa Vadim and her two grandchildren. Her son,
Troy Garity, lives in Los Angeles and is an actor.
(photo left) LINDSAY LOHAN is out-of-control granddaughter Rachel in the film "Georgia Rule". "Georgia Rule" will be released in theaters on May 11, 2007.
Photo Credit: Ron Batzdorff / Universal Pictures
Copyright: © 2007 Universal Studios. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
Green-eyed, auburn-haired LINDSAY LOHAN (Rachel) burst onto the scene playing twins in Nancy Meyers’ The Parent Trap, co-starring Dennis Quaid and Natasha Richardson.
To rave reviews, she later starred in Freaky Friday, along with Jamie Lee Curtis, and Tina Fey’s cult-hit Mean Girls. Lohan recently wrapped production on the thriller I Know Who Killed Me and is currently filming The Best Time of Our Lives, with Keira Knightley.
This past year, Lohan appeared in Robert Altman’s A Prairie Home Companion, with Meryl Streep and Lily Tomlin; Chapter 27, opposite Jared Leto; and Emilio Estevez’s Bobby, for which she was bestowed the Breakthrough Actress award at the Hollywood Film Festival in October 2006.
Also in 2006, she won the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award for Favorite Female Movie Actress. In 2004, Lohan hosted the MTV Movie Awards and won the award for Female Breakout Star for her performance in Mean Girls.
The same year, she received Teen Choice awards for Choice Movie Actress and
Choice Breakout Movie Star. In addition to being a critically acclaimed actress, in 2004 Lohan released her platinum-selling debut album “Speak,” from Universal Records. Universal also produced her most recent album, “A Little More Personal (Raw).”
FELICITY HUFFMAN (Lilly) has proven herself as an exceptional actress in both dramatic and comedic roles. The last year has been a prolific one, with an Academy
Award® nomination for her stunning performance in Transamerica, as well as a Golden
Globe Award and Independent Spirit Award for the same role. Huffman has also been
honored with an Emmy and a Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Lead Actress in a
Comedy Series for her role on Desperate Housewives.
Huffman can currently be seen starring as Lynette Scavo on the ABC hit Desperate Housewives on Sunday nights at 9:00 PM EST. The cast won the 2004 SAG
Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series and most
recently won a Golden Globe for Best Television SeriesComedy or Musical. Huffman
was also nominated for Best Actress in a Television Comedy for Desperate Housewives.
On the big screen, she was most recently seen starring in the critically acclaimed
Weinstein Company film Transamerica. The film, which was written and directed by
Duncan Tucker, was the first-ever acquisition for the company and starred Huffman as
Bree, a transgendered woman who embarks on a journey across country with her newly
discovered son. In addition to the Oscar® nomination, Huffman won a Golden Globe an
Independent Spirit Award for the role.
She was also nominated for a Screen Actors Guild
Award, was awarded Best Actress by the National Board of Review and received a
nomination for Best Actress from the Broadcast Film Critics Association. Multiple film
festivals have screened the film, including the Toronto International Film Festival and the
Berlin International Film Festival. Huffman received Best Actress awards from the
Tribeca Film Festival, the San Diego Film Festival, the Aspen Film Festival and the
Florida International Film Festival and was honored by the Palm Springs International
Film Festival. She was also honored by Movieline’s Hollywood Life with its award for
In 2004, Huffman appeared in the feature film Christmas With the Kranks, which
starred Tim Allen and Jamie Lee Curtis. She also appeared in Raising Helen, which
starred Kate Hudson and John Corbett.
On the small screen, Huffman was seen in 2004 in the television movie Reversible
Errors, with William H. Macy, Tom Selleck and Monica Potter. Her television movie
credits include Out of Order; the critically acclaimed Door to Door, starring William H.
Macy; Path to War, starring Alec Baldwin and Donald Sutherland; The Heart
Department; Harrison: Cry of the City; Quicksand: No Escape; The Heart of Justice; The
Water Engine; and The Underworld. Other television credits include Chicago Hope; The
X-Files; Law & Order; Bedtime; and appearances as a series regular on The Human
Factor; the ABC series Sports Night; Thunder Alley; Early Edition; Jules; and The
Huffman is a founding member of the Atlantic Theater Company, an off-
Broadway theater company in which she has been featured in numerous plays including
Dangerous Corner, Shaker Heights and The Joy of Definitely Going Somewhere. Among her other stage credits are Oh Hell, directed by Greg Mosher at the Lincoln Center Theatre; Boy’s Life, directed by William H. Macy; The Loop; and Grotesque Love Songs. Huffman also appeared in David Mamet’s Speed-the-Plow. She received an OBIE Award for her portrayal of Donnie in Mamet’s Cryptogram. Huffman resides in Los Angeles with her husband, actor/director William H. Macy.
DERMOT MULRONEY (Simon) can most recently be seen in David Fincher’s
Zodiac, based on Robert Graysmith’s book about the lives and careers of the detectives
and news journalists who search for the notorious 1970s San Francisco serial killer. The
film also stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Robert Downey Jr. and Mark Ruffalo. In June, he will
star opposite Elisabeth Shue in the independent drama Gracie, directed by Davis
Mulroney’s recent credits include The Family Stone, a romantic comedy for Fox
in which he starred opposite Diane Keaton, Sarah Jessica Parker, Claire Danes, Luke
Wilson and Rachel McAdams; Warner Bros.’ romantic comedy Must Love Dogs, with
Diane Lane and John Cusack; Universal Pictures’ romantic comedy The Wedding Date,
with Debra Messing; and David Gordon Green’s Undertow, with Jamie Bell and Josh
Lucas. He also appeared in Alexander Payne’s About Schmidt, co-starring Jack
Nicholson and Hope Davis; and in The Safety of Objects, an ensemble film adapted from
the A.M. Homes short-story collection of the same name, in which he starred with Glenn
Close, Patricia Clarkson, Joshua Jackson and Timothy Olyphant.
Additional credits include My Best Friend’s Wedding, opposite Julia Roberts and
Cameron Diaz; the Nicole Holofcener film Lovely & Amazing, co-starring Catherine
Keener, Brenda Blethyn and Emily Mortimer; Griffin & Phoenix, with Amanda Peet;
Trixie, opposite Brittany Murphy and Emily Watson; Goodbye Lover, with Patricia
Arquette and Ellen DeGeneres, directed by Roland Joffé; Where the Money Is, opposite
Paul Newman and Linda Fiorentino; The Trigger Effect, with Elisabeth Shue; Kansas
City, with Jennifer Jason Leigh; Copycat, opposite Holly Hunter and Sigourney Weaver;
Tom DiCillo’s Living in Oblivion, opposite Steve Buscemi and Catherine Keener; How to
Make an American Quilt, with Winona Ryder, Anne Bancroft, Ellen Burstyn, Kate
Capshaw, Dr. Maya Angelou and Alfre Woodard.
Mulroney’s earlier work includes the following: critically acclaimed performances in Longtime Companion and Where the Day Takes You; Samantha, with Martha Plimpton; Staying Together, with Stockard Channing; Peter Bogdanovich’s The Thing Called Love, which also starred River Phoenix and Sandra Bullock; Young Guns, with Kiefer Sutherland; Point of No Return, with Bridget Fonda; Bad Girls, opposite Andie MacDowell, Madeleine Stowe and Drew Barrymore; the Blake Edwards comedy
Sunset; and Career Opportunities, opposite Jennifer Connelly.
His television work includes a multi-episode guest-starring role on the hit NBC
comedy Friends; the HBO film Long Gone; ABC’s four-hour drama Family Pictures,
with Anjelica Huston; the TNT feature The Heart of Justice; the ABC movie-of-the-week
Daddy; CBS’ Unconquered, in which he starred as football and track star Richmond
Flowers; the CBS movie-of-the-week Sin of Innocence; and the CBS Schoolbreak Special TomaThe Drug Knot.
Throughout his career, veteran actor CARY ELWES (Arnold) has turned in an
array of outstanding, eclectic performances. Elwes just wrapped production on The
Alphabet Killer, set for release this fall; and the psychological thriller Psych: 9, in which
he stars as Dr. Clement, a physician trying to help a young woman confront her traumatic
Elwes made his cinematic debut in Marek Kanievska’s film Another Country,
based on the award-winning play, and followed up with a starring role in the highly
acclaimed historical drama Lady Jane, alongside Helena Bonham Carter. He then turned in a memorable portrayal as Westley in Rob Reiner’s classic fairy tale The Princess Bride, a film that won over audiences across the globe. Other film credits include the hit psychological thriller Saw; the Academy Award®-winning war epic Glory; Bram Stoker’s Dracula, directed by Francis Ford Coppola; Mel Brooks’ Robin Hood: Men in Tights; Twister; Liar Liar; Kiss the Girls; and Shadow of the Vampire.
On the small screen, Elwes recently guest-starred in a gripping episode of Law &
Order: SVU as a mob lawyer whose family is viciously attacked. In addition, he
portrayed the young pope in CBS’ telepic Pope John Paul II. Previous television credits
include the Golden Globe award-winning miniseries From the Earth to the Moon, The
Riverman, Uprising and a recurring role as FBI Assistant Director Brad Follmer on the
final season of The X-Files.
Elwes was born and raised in London before moving to the States in his teens. He
attended college in upstate New York and went on to study at the Actors Studio and the
Lee Strasberg Institute. However, it was back in his native England where Elwes began
his film career. He later returned to New York before eventually relocating to Los
GARRETT HEDLUND (Harlan) made an auspicious motion picture debut as
part of the all-star cast in Wolfgang Petersen’s Troy, the big-budget movie based on The
Iliad, Homer’s epic account of the Trojan War and the bloody battle between the
Achaeans and Trojans. Hedlund, who portrayed Patroclus, Achilles’ teenage cousin who aspires to become a warrior, co-starred opposite Brad Pitt, Eric Bana, Orlando Bloom and Diane Kruger. Hedlund will next be seen in Death Sentence, for 20th Century Fox.
Hedlund was most recently seen in the film Eragon, co-starring with Djimon
Hounsou, Jeremy Irons and John Malkovich; Paramount Pictures’ Four Brothers, costarring with Mark Wahlberg, André Benjamin and Tyrese Gibson for director John
Singleton; and Universal Pictures’ Friday Night Lights, directed by Peter Berg and
produced by Brian Grazer and Imagine Entertainment. Hedlund starred as tailback Don
Billingsley, co-starring with Billy Bob Thornton, Derek Luke, Jay Hernandez, Lucas
Black and Tim McGraw.
Only 18 when he debuted in Petersen’s epic film, Hedlund was born in northern
Minnesota and spent his high school years in Scottsdale, Arizona. He began taking
private acting classes while in high school and prepared by reading screenplays of older
films, watching those films on video, then pretending he was auditioning for one of the
roles in the film. He also spent countless hours reading the Hollywood trade papers at his local bookstore, as well as calling agents in Los Angeles. He graduated from high school a semester early and immediately packed his bags and headed for Hollywood.