Jane Kaczmarek

Jane Kaczmarek

Highest Rated: 85% Pleasantville (1998)

Lowest Rated: Not Available

Birthday: Dec 21, 1955

Birthplace: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

Jane Kaczmarek had already had a long and fruitful acting career comprised of roles on stage and screen, but it was her role as harried mother Lois on the hit sitcom "Malcolm in the Middle" (Fox, 2000-06) that finally placed her firmly in the spotlight. The wife of fellow actor Bradley Whitford of "West Wing" fame since 1993, this attractive and versatile brunette routinely turned in noteworthy performances. Kaczmarek had about her an air of determined self-possession that she molded around her characters, regardless of whether she was playing rich, snooty socialites or underprivileged scrappers. One obvious result of Kaczmarek's extreme dedication was her exceptionally realistic portrayals of older women who were either accomplished or embittered with their lives.

Highest rated movies

Uncommon Valor
Falling in Love
Vice Versa
The Heavenly Kid
Wolves at the Door




No Score Yet 100% Killing Eleanor Martina Grillo (Character) - 2020
19% 45% CHIPS Captain Jane Lindel (Character) $18.6M 2017
0% 26% Wolves at the Door Mary (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet 71% The Boat Builder Katherine (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet 73% Lost on Purpose Ms. Liz (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet 45% Reviving Ophelia Marie (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet 40% Jenifer Balerie Estess (Character) - 2001
85% 79% Pleasantville David and Jennifer's Mom (Character) $40.6M 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Apollo 11 Jan Armstrong (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wildly Available Rita Goodman (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet 74% Without Warning Dr. Caroline Jaffe (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Equal Justice Linda Bauer (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Spooner Gail Archer (Character) - 1989
50% 41% Vice Versa Robyn Seymour (Character) $12.2M 1988
60% 29% D.O.A. Gail Cornell (Character) $12.7M 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet All's Fair Linda (Character) $52.9K 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Right of the People Alicia (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet 17% The Christmas Gift Susan (Character) - 1986
30% 65% The Heavenly Kid Emily Barnes (Character) - 1985
58% 63% Falling in Love Ann Raftis (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Something About Amelia Mrs. Hall (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Door to Door Katharine Holloway (Character) - 1984
60% 61% Uncommon Valor Mrs. Wilkes (Character) - 1983


76% 60% mixed-ish Eleanor (Guest Star) 2020
50% 47% Carol's Second Act Phyllis (Guest Star) 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Us & Them Pam (Character) 2018
84% 76% Animals. Unknown (Guest Voice) 2018
90% 98% Playing House Gwen Crawford (Guest Star) 2014-2015 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tavis Smiley Guest 2017
50% 57% Cooper Barrett's Guide to Surviving Life Unknown (Guest Star) 2016
No Score Yet 0% The Talk Guest 2011-2012 2014 2016
81% 82% The Big Bang Theory Dr. Gallo (Guest Star) 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero Coach Jackie (Guest Star) 2015
58% 60% The McCarthys Eilleen (Guest Star) 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Captain Jake and the Never Land Pirates Red Jessica (Guest Star) 2013-2014
No Score Yet 88% The Middle Sandy Armwood (Guest Star) 2012-2013
78% 89% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit D.A. Pam James (Guest Star) 2013
21% 43% Whitney Unknown (Guest Star) 2011-2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wendy Williams Show Guest 2010-2011
83% 90% Wilfred Unknown (Guest Star) 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today Guest 2009-2010
85% 76% The Simpsons Judge Constance Harm (Guest Voice) 2001-2005 2007 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bonnie Hunt Show Guest 2009-2010
22% No Score Yet Raising the Bar Judge Trudy Kessler (Character) 2008-2009
50% No Score Yet Help Me Help You Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
No Score Yet 90% Malcolm in the Middle Lois Wilkerson (Character) 2000-2006
No Score Yet 68% Felicity Unknown (Guest Star) 1999-2000
No Score Yet 92% Party of Five Unknown (Guest Star) 1996 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Practice Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
95% 94% Frasier Maureen Cutler (Guest Star) 1996-1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cybill Unknown (Guest Star) 1996-1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Afterschool Special Unknown (Character) 1994-1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Touched by an Angel Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet 96% Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 1994
50% No Score Yet Big Wave Dave's Karen Fisher (Character) 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hometown Mary Newell Abbott (Character) 1985
97% 100% Hill Street Blues Clara Pilsky (Guest Star) 1984