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Jane Kaczmarek

Birth Name:
Birth Place:
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Profession
Actor

Fast Facts

  • In 1990, introduced to future husband Bradley Whitford by Kate Burton, a friend and classmate at the Yale School of Drama, when Whitford and Burton were in a Lincoln Center production of Shakespeare's Measure for Measure
  • Before daughter Mary Louisa was born in 2002, Malcolm in the Middle writers wrote Kaczmarek's pregnancy into the show, rather than hiding it with props and clothes as they did when she was carrying son George in 1999
  • In 2002, cofounded (with Whitford) the foundation Clothes Off Our Back, which auctions off celebrity apparel to benefit children's charities
  • Underwent hip-replacement surgery in April 2004
  • Competed in the Jeopardy! Million Dollar Celebrity Invitational in 2009, winning $50,000 for Clothes Off Our Back, the charity she cofounded

Awards

  • 2006Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2005Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2004Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2003Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: nominated
  • 2003Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2002Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2002Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: nominated
  • 2002Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2001Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: nominated
  • 2001Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2001American Film Institute-Best Female Actor in a Television Series: nominated
  • 2000Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2000Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series: nominated

Relationships

  • Bill Kaczmarek--Brother
  • Jim Kaczmarek--Brother
  • Mary Kaczmarek--Brother
  • Frances Genevieve Whitford--Daughter
  • Mary Louisa Whitford--Daughter
  • Edward Kaczmarek--Father
  • Evelyn Kaczmarek--Mother
  • George Edward Whitford--Son