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Jane Kaczmarek

Jane grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Her mother, Evelyn, was a school teacher. Her father, Edward, is a former Defense Department employee. She is the oldest of four children. Her brothers, Jim & Bill, are a teacher and an entrepreneur respectively. Her sister, Mary, works for an Internet company. Jane was a theater major at the University of Wisconsin. While there, she became buddies with Tony Shalhoub, who encouraged her to shoot for stardom. She followed Tony in enrolling at Yale University & performed in the Yale Repertory Company. She had several film and theatrical successes, including good notices for her replacement of Mercedes Ruehl in Neil Simon's Broadway play, "Lost In Yonkers". Jane's roommate at Yale was Kate Burton, Richard Burton's daughter. Kate arranged a blind date between Jane and Bradley Whitford. In 1992, after two years of dating, the two married. They have three children: Frances (b. 1997), Edward (b. 1999) and Mary (b. 2002).

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Dec 21, 1955 In Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series ABC Afterschool Specials 1972-10-04
Latest Project:
Series Big Time in Hollywood, FL 2015-03-25

Nominated for 3 Golden Globes. Another 6 wins & 17 nominations.

Known For
Poster of Malcolm in the Middle
Big Time in Hollywood, FL Unknown 2015-03-25
Playing House Unknown 2014-04-29
The McCarthys Unknown 2014-10-30
Us & Them Pam 7 episodes, 2013-2014 2013
Wilfred Unknown 2011-06-23
Whitney Unknown 2011
The Middle Unknown 2009-09-30
The Wendy Williams Show Unknown 2008-05-14
Raising the Bar Judge Trudy Kessler 25 episodes, 2008-2009 2008-09-01
The Comeback Unknown 2005-06-05
American Idol Unknown 2002-06-11
Malcolm in the Middle Lois / ... 147 episodes, 2000-2006 2000-01-09
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Unknown 1999-09-20
Felicity Unknown 1998-09-29
The Practice Unknown 1997-03-04
Cybill Unknown 1995-01-02
Touched by an Angel Unknown 1994-09-21
Party of Five Unknown 1994-09-12
Frasier Unknown 1993-09-16
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
Picket Fences Unknown 1992-09-18
Equal Justice Linda Bauer 26 episodes, 1990-1991 1990-03-27
Law & Order Unknown 1990-09-13
The Simpsons Unknown 1989-12-17
L.A. Law Unknown 1986-09-15
Jeopardy! Unknown 1984-09-10
Scarecrow and Mrs. King Unknown 1983-10-03
Remington Steele Unknown 1982-10-01
St. Elsewhere Unknown 1982-10-26
Hill Street Blues Unknown 1981-01-15
The Paper Chase Unknown 1978-09-09
ABC Afterschool Specials Mary Reed / ... 2 episodes, 1994-1996 1972-10-04