Fast Facts

  • Made her big-screen debut in the live-action Disney comedy The North Avenue Irregulars (1979).
  • Won a Young Artist Award for the 1983 series Two Marriages.
  • Played the Jennifer Grey role of Baby on the short-lived TV version of Dirty Dancing.
  • Had a recurring role as detective Adrian Monk's beloved late wife Trudy on Monk.
  • Portrayed Linda Evans in the campy 2005 TV-movie Dynasty: The Making of a Guilty Pleasure.
  • Most prominent role to date came with the part of Michael Scott's off-kilter boss, Jan Levinson, on NBC sitcom The Office.
  • Is an accomplished singer and has released several albums, including The Meloradrama (2008) and All the Way to Mars (2010).

Awards

  • 2006, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Winner
  • 2007, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Winner
  • 2008, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2016, Emmy — Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series: Nominee

Relationships

  • Diane Hardin — Mother
  • Rory Melora Jackson — Daughter
  • Jerry Hardin — Father
  • Gildart Jackson — Husband

College

  • Attended Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY

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Details

  • Birth Place: Houston, TX
  • Birthday: June 29, 1967, Cancer
  • Profession: Actor, Singer

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