A multiple Emmy® and Golden Globe® winner, recipient of the Officer of the British Empire (OBE) in the year 2000, which was bestowed upon her by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace, Jane Seymour has proven her talents on the Broadway stage, in motion pictures, and in television. Her love of art and color has led to her great success as a painter in watercolors and oils, as well as in her work as a jewelry designer.
Seymour’s past films include the James Bond movie, Live and Let Die, the cult classic Somewhere in Time, and the comedy smash Wedding Crashers. Her television credits include an Emmy award-winning performance in Onassis: The Richest Man in the World as Maria Callas, East of Eden (for which she was awarded a Golden Globe), the mini-series War and Remembrance and her Golden Globe-winning role in the title role of the long-running television series, Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman. Additionally, Seymour appeared on the Emmy-nominated show, Dancing With The Stars. Her recent projects include the Sony Classics’ Austenland, the romantic comedy Love By Design, the dance film High Strung and Marlon Wayan’s 2016 comedy, Fifty Shades of Black.
Born in Hillingdon, England, and raised in Wimbledon, Seymour began dance training an early age and was just 13 years of age when she made her professional debut with the London Festival Ballet. That same year, she entered the Arts Educational Trust for dance, music and theatre training and danced with the visiting Kirov Ballet at Covent Garden.
Seymour is involved in many philanthropic causes including Childhelp, American Red Cross, City Hearts and Camp Soaring Eagle. In addition to the charitable work that she does with these notable organizations, in 2010 the performer launched the Open Hearts Foundation.