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Jane Leeves Biography

Birth Place:
Ilford, Essex, England
Profession
Actor

Fast Facts

  • Began studying ballet at a very early age, but hurt her ankle when she was 18 and was forced to give it up
  • Appeared in David Lee Roth's video for "California Girls
  • " Lived for a time with her best friend Faith Ford, whom she met in acting class
  • Cofounded the production company Bristol Cities with Frasier costar Peri Gilpin in 1998
  • Since her first pregnancy wasn't written into Frasier, her character, Daphne, was sent off to a fat camp and was said to have lost 9 pounds, 12 ounces---the weight of Jane's daughter when she was born
  • Made her Broadway debut in Cabaret as Sally Bowles in 2002
  • Reunited with Fraiser alum Wendy Malick to costar in the TV Land sitcom Hot in Cleveland

Awards

  • 2010Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2003Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2002Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2001Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2000Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 1999Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: winner
  • 1998Emmy-Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 1998Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 1997Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 1996Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 1995Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 1995Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: nominated
  • 1994Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: nominated

Relationships

  • Richard Leeves -- Brother
  • Isabella Kathryn Coben -- Daughter
  • Colin Leeves -- Father
  • Marshall Coben -- Husband
  • Ruth Leeves -- Mother
  • Alison -- Sister
  • Katie -- Sister
  • Finn William Coben -- Son