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Jane Krakowski

Lowest Rated:   7% Mrs. Winterbourne (1996)
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Birthplace:   Parsippany, New Jersey
A musical theater veteran, Jane Krakowski is best known for her Emmy-nominated portrayal of scheming law secretary Elaine on the Fox TV hit Ally McBeal. Raised in Parsippany, NJ, Krakowski began taking dance lessons at age three. After making her movie debut as an orally skilled teenager in National Lampoon's Vacation (1983), she garnered two Emmy nominations during her 1984-1986 stint on the serial Search for Tomorrow. Though she acted in several TV productions, including Men and Women II (1991) and Queen (1993), and had small feature film parts in Fatal Attraction (1987) and Stepping Out (1991), Krakowski found more success on Broadway in the first half of the 1990s. After she earned a Tony nomination for her work in the 1990 musical Grand Hotel, the actress was featured in several shows, including the revival of Once Upon a Mattress starring Sarah Jessica Parker. Krakowski became a TV star, however, when she was cast in Ally McBeal in 1997. As ambitious busybody Elaine, Krakowski became a bombshell comic foil to Calista Flockhart's neurotic Ally, asserting her power over the series' law office with her well-honed observational skills. The actress also displayed her versatile talents in the show's whimsical song-and-dance interludes. Bolstered by her TV success, Krakowski played a supporting role in the dance romance Dance With Me (1998), appeared as the seemingly lascivious wife of William Fichtner's bizarre narc in Go (1999), and starred as Betty in the sequel The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas (2000). After Ally McBeal went off the air in 2002, Krakowski continued to divide her time between TV, features and the stage. Along with voicing one of the female sloths in the hit animated movie Ice Age (2002), Krakowski starred in the made for TV romantic comedy Just a Walk in the Park (2002) and played a supporting role in the Lisa Kudrow comic vehicle Marci X (2003). As in the early 1990s, though, Krakowski wound up attracting more attention on Broadway. Drawing positive notice for her acrobatic entrance via a bed sheet as well as her musical gifts, Krakowski earned another Tony nomination for her sexy supporting performance as Antonio Banderas's mistress in the acclaimed revival of Nine, the musical version of Federico Fellini's 8 1/2 (1963).She was one of the female conquests for Jude Law in the remake of Alfie in 2004, and had a great success starting in 2006 when she was cast as Jenna Maroney, the oversexed, undereducated, deeply vain, and paranoid actress at the center of the fictional show within the show on the highly-respected sitcom 30 Rock. She provided a voice for the animated flim Open Season, and its sequel.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet The Willoughbys
  • Actor
2018
No Score Yet One Night Only: Alec Baldwin
  • Actor
2017
No Score Yet Henchmen
  • Actor
2016
35% Big Stone Gap
  • Sweet Sue Tinsley
$1.1M 2015
16% Pixels
  • First Lady
$66.5M 2015
47% Adult Beginners
  • Miss Jenn
$0.2M 2015
38% Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant
  • Corma Limbs
$13.9M 2009
No Score Yet Letters to Santa: A Muppets Christmas
  • Actor
2008
79% Kit Kittredge: An American Girl
  • Miss Dooley
$17.6M 2008
No Score Yet Open Season 2
  • Giselle
2008
78% Surf's Up
  • Actor
$58.9M 2007
48% Open Season
  • Giselle
$84.3M 2006
No Score Yet Sex, Power, Love & Politics
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet A Christmas Carol
  • Ghost of Christmas Past/Lamplighter
2005
32% Pretty Persuasion
  • Emily Klein
$59.1k 2005
No Score Yet Mom at Sixteen
  • Donna Cooper
2005
49% Alfie
  • Dorie
$13.4M 2004
No Score Yet When Zachary Beaver Came to Town
  • Heather Wilson
2003
9% Marci X
  • Lauren Farb
$1.6M 2003
77% Ice Age
  • Female Sloth
$176.4M 2002
No Score Yet Just a Walk in the Park
  • Rachel
2002
No Score Yet CatDog: The Great Parent Mystery
  • Actor
2001
25% The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas
  • Betty O'Shale
2000
92% Go
  • Irene
1999
50% Dance with Me
  • Patricia
1998
7% Mrs. Winterbourne
  • Christine
1996
No Score Yet Queen
  • Jane
1992
No Score Yet Stepping Out
  • Lynne
1991
No Score Yet Women & Men 2
  • Actor
1991
78% Fatal Attraction
  • Babysitter
1987
93% National Lampoon's Vacation
  • Cousin Vicki
1983
No Score Yet No Big Deal
  • Actor
1983

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
92% Difficult People
2015
  • Lizzie
  • 2017
91% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
  • Guest
  • 2017
83% Match Game
2016
  • Panelist
  • 2017
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015
  • Appearing
  • Guest
  • 2017
  • 2016
97% Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
2015
  • Jaqueline Voorhees
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
86% Modern Family
2009
  • Dr. Donna Duncan Donna Duncan
  • 2017
  • 2014
No Score Yet Sunday Morning
2011
  • Appearing
  • 2016
No Score Yet American Dad (target for inaccurate feed data)
2005
  • Voice
  • 2016
  • 2014
No Score Yet Hollywood Game Night
2013
  • Appearing
  • 2015
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
  • Guest
  • 2015
No Score Yet Sesame Street
1969
  • Actor
  • 2015
99% Younger
2015
  • Actor
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Simpsons
1989
  • Voice
  • 2013
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
  • Guest
  • 2013
  • 2009
81% 30 Rock
2006-2013
  • Jenna Maroney
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
  • Guest
  • 2010
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
  • Emma Spevak
  • 2004
No Score Yet Everwood
2002-2006
  • Dr. Trott Dr. Gretchen Trott
  • 2003
  • 2002
No Score Yet Ally McBeal
1997-2002
  • Elaine Elaine Vassal
  • 2002
  • 2001
  • 2000
  • 1999
  • 1998
  • 1997

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