Jenna Fischer

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  • Birth Name: Regina Marie Fischer
  • Birth Place: Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States
  • Profession: Actor
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Biography

Although when off camera, Fischer is more charismatic — and more attractive — than the unassuming receptionist she portrays on The Office, this comic player does have one thing in common with her small-screen alter ego: administrative experience. An aspiring performer since childhood, her first acting class at age 5 was a family affair, as her mother was the teacher. After graduating college, she worked a host of administrative jobs in between gigs, popping up primarily on the small screen and in indie films such as The Specials, which was penned by her then-husband, writer/director James Gunn. With his support as a producer and actor, Fischer made her directorial debut with the 2004 mockumentary LolliLove. But her breakthrough came the next year, when she landed a spot on The Office as receptionist-turned-saleswoman Pam Beesly. Fischer easily transitioned to the big screen, with comedic turns in 2007's Blades of Glory and 2008's Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story. Off screen, she is involved with various animal rescue organizations, such as Kitten Rescue and Rescue Rover.

Awards

  • 2007, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2009, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2007, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Winner
  • 2006, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Winner
  • 2010, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2008, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2012, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2011, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Nominee

Relationships

  • Emily — Sister
  • Anne Fischer — Mother
  • James Gunn — Ex-husband
  • Harper Marie Kirk — Daughter
  • Isabel Ruby Lieberstein — Godchild
  • Lee Kirk — Husband
  • Jim Fischer — Father
  • Weston Lee Kirk — Son

Details

  • Birth Name: Regina Marie Fischer
  • Birth Place: Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States
  • Profession: Actor

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