Question: Did Jane Kaczmarek (Bradley Whitford's wife) ever appear in The Paper Chase TV show or movie? — Rachel K.
Televisionary: Now, Rachel, let me get this straight. In this time of enlightenment, Ms. Kaczmarek's work on Malcolm in the Middle earns her an Emmy nomination and all you can do is define her as West Wing-er Whitford's wife? Ah, me.
To answer your query, though, the actress was on the small-screen version of the 1973 film. She played law student Connie Lehman in The Paper Chase: the Second Year, the series continuation shown on Showtime in 1983 after CBS's 1979 cancellation of the original Paper Chase. She only appeared for one season, although the show itself made it to 1986.