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Jane Krakowski

Jane Krakowski was born in Parsippany-Troy Hills, New Jersey, to Barbara (Benoit), a college theater instructor, and Edward Krajkowski, a chemical engineer. Her father is of Polish descent and her mother is of French-Canadian, Scottish, and half Polish ancestry.Jane was the winner of the 2003 Tony Award for her stunning and sultry portrayal of "Carla", in the Broadway musical "Nine", opposite Antonio Banderas. Her performance also earned her the Drama Desk Award and the Outer Critic's Award. Krakowski also stars in Alfie (2004), the remake of the famous 1966 film, alongside Jude Law. She has signed on to play Liza Minnelli in "Simply Halston", the biopic of the famous designer, who will be played by Alec Baldwin. Krakowski recently filmed Pretty Persuasion (2005) starring Evan Rachel Wood and James Woods. Other recent film credits include When Zachary Beaver Came to Town (2003), Go (1999), The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas (2000) as "Betty Rubble", Dance with Me (1998), Mrs. Winterbourne (1996), Stepping Out (1991), Fatal Attraction (1987) and National Lampoon's Vacation (1983). For television, Jane received a Golden Globe Award nomination for her portrayal of "Elaine Vassal" on Ally McBeal (1997).She also stars in NBC's remake of the Charles Dickens classic A Christmas Carol: The Musical (2004), opposite Kelsey Grammer. Other recent television credits include: Law & Order (1990), Everwood (2002), the ABC family movie Just a Walk in the Park (2002), and the miniseries, Queen (1993) (aka Alex Haley's "Queen"). Other Broadway credits include "Grand Hotel" (Tony Award and Drama Desk Award nominee), "Company", "Once Upon a Mattress", "Tartuffe" and "Starlight Express". In Los Angeles, California, she starred at the Mark Taper Forum in "Henceforward", for which she won the LA Drama Critics Award and the Dramalogue Awards, and played "Mabel" in the Reprise production of "Mack and Mabel". In addition to singing on several original Broadway cast recordings of shows in which she appeared, and the Ally McBeal (1997) Christmas episode compilation CDs, Krakowski also recorded the hit single track "You" with A/C hitman Jim Brickman on his recent album "Lovesongs and Lullabies".

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Oct 11, 1968 In Parsippany, New Jersey, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Saturday Night Live 1975-10-11
Latest Project:
Series Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt 2015-03-06

Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 wins & 27 nominations.

Known For
Poster of 30 Rock
Poster of Ally McBeal
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Jacqueline White / ... 51 episodes, 2015-2019 2015-03-06
Late Night with Seth Meyers Unknown 2014-02-24
Modern Family Unknown 2009-09-23
Ace of Cakes Unknown 2006-08-17
30 Rock Jenna Maroney / ... 137 episodes, 2006-2013 2006-10-11
American Dad! Unknown 2005-02-06
Everwood Unknown 2002-09-16
Rocket Power Unknown 1999-08-16
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Unknown 1999-09-20
CatDog Unknown 1998-04-04
The View Unknown 1997-08-11
Ally McBeal Elaine Vassal 112 episodes, 1997-2002 1997-09-08
Early Edition Unknown 1996-09-28
Due South Unknown 1994-04-23
The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles Unknown 1992-03-04
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
The Simpsons Unknown 1989-12-17
Jeopardy! Unknown 1984-09-10
Saturday Night Live Unknown 1975-10-11