Fonda’s most memorable on-screen roles include projects like 9 to 5, Klute, Coming Home, Barefoot in the Park, Monster in Law, The Newsroom, On Golden Pond and Book Club. Fonda will next be seen in the seventh and final season of Grace & Frankie, which will be Netflix’s longest-running original series.
Throughout her career, Fonda has used her platform to speak out on important social and political causes such as women’s rights, indigenous peoples’ rights, fair wages for tipped workers and the environment.
The Cecil B. de Mille Award is given annually to “a talented individual who has made a lasting impact on the film industry” and is named after one of the most successful filmmakers in American history. Past recipients include Tom Hanks, Oprah Winfrey, Jeff Bridges, Robert De Niro, Audrey Hepburn, Harrison Ford, Jodie Foster, Sophia Loren, Sidney Poitier, Steven Spielberg, Denzel Washington, Robin Williams and many more.