Jane Krakowski is an American actress and singer. Krakowski is best known for her role as Jenna Maroney in the NBC satirical comedy series, 30 Rock, as Elaine Vassal in the Fox legal comedy-drama series, Ally McBeal, and as Jacqueline White in the Netflix comedy series, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. For her lead role in 30 Rock, she received four Emmy Award nominations. She has starred in numerous films and stage productions. Her role in the Broadway revival of Nine won her Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical. She has been honored with several awards and nominations for her contribution to the music industry.
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What is Jane Krakowski Famous For?
- Her role as Jenna Maroney in the NBC satirical comedy series, 30 Rock.
Where is Jane Krakowski From?
Jane Krakowski was born on 11 October 1968. Her birth name is Jane Krajkowski. Her birth place is in Parsippany-Troy Hills, New Jersey in the United States. She holds an American nationality. Her zodiac sign is Libra. She was born to a father, Ed Krajkowski, and a mother, Barbara Benoit. She has one older brother. She has Polish ancestry on her father’s side. On her mother’s side, she has half French-Canadian, half Polish, and Scottish ancestry. She took ballet lessons at a very young age but stopped because of her body shape. She began Broadway dancing. She grew up in the local theater scene as her parents were involved in theater.
Regarding her educational background, she attended Parsippany High School and the Professional Children’s School. She later attended Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University, New Brunswick.
Jane Krakowski Career
- Jane Karkowski started her acting career in theater. She starred in numerous theater Broadway and Off-Broadway productions.
- A trained singer, she starred in numerous musical theater productions.
- Her role in the 1989 Broadway musical, Grand Hotel earned her a Tony Award nomination.
- She won the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical for her role as Carla in the Broadway revival of Nine in 2003.
- She won the 2006 Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Musical for her role as Miss Adelaide in the West End revival of Guys and Dolls.
- Her role in the Broadway revival of She Loves Me won her the 2016 Fred and Adele Astaire Award as Outstanding Female Dancer in a Broadway Show, the Outer Critics Circle Award, Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical, and the Drama Desk, Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical. She was nominated for the Tony Award for Featured Actress in a Musical for the same role.
- She made her television debut with the 1983 television film, No Big Deal.
- She made her film debut with the road comedy film, National Lampoon’s Vacation in the same years.
- She landed her first major role in the soap opera, Search For Tomorrow in 1984. She played Theresa Rebecca “T.R.” Kendall in the show.
- She was nominated for Daytime Emmy Award for her role in 1986 and 1987.
- She appeared in several tv shows before landing in one of the major roles in the legal comedy-drama series, Ally McBeal in 1997.
- She appeared in the series as Elaine Vassal from 1997 to 2002 and was nominated for Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress in 1999.
- She landed one of the lead roles in the sitcom, 30 Rock in 2006. She played Jenna Maroney from 2006 to 2013 and returned to the series in 2020.
- For her role in 30 Rock, she earned four Primetime Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series in 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2013.
- She starred in another main role as Jacqueline White in the Netflix comedy series, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt in 2015. For her role, she was nominated for Primetime Emmy Award.
- She plays Emily Norcross Dickinson in the Apple TV+ comedy-drama series, Dickinson since 2019.
- She became the host of the music game show, Name That Tune in 2021.
- She was a guest panelist on the panel game show, Match Game from 2017 to 2020.
- She has voice roles in series, Catdog, Rocket Power, The Simpsons, American Dad!, Robot Chicken, Sofia the First, Tangled: The Series, and BoJack Horseman.
- Jane Krakowski appeared in guest roles in series, Another World, Alex Haley’s Queen, The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles, Due South, Early Edition, Everwood, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Hack, Sex, Love, Power, and Politics, Modern Family, Younger, Dead Boss, Difficult People, Drunk History, AJ and the Queen, and Curb Your Enthusiasm among others.
- She plays The Countess in the upcoming musical comedy series, Schmigadoon!.
- She has starred in numerous films. She also has voice roles in several movies including Ice Age, Open Season film series, Henchmen, and The Willoughbys.
- Some of the movies Krakowski starred in are, Pixels, Big Stone Gap, Adult Beginners, Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant, Kit Kittredge: An American Girl, The Rocker, Pretty Persuasion, Alfie, When Zachary Beaver Came to Town, Marci X, The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas, Go, Dance With Me, Hudson River Blues, Mrs. Winterbourne, Stepping Out, and Fatal Attraction.
Jane Krakowski Husband
Jane Krakowski is reportedly single at present. She has maintained a private life regarding her relationship status. Any updates regarding her dating history will be updated here.
She was previously engaged to Robert Godley. The couple got engaged in 2009. They separated in 2013 without getting married. They share a son, Bennett Robert Godley, born in April 2011.
She previously dated actor and singer, Julian Ovenden and was also linked with Aaron Sorkin and Marc Singer.
Jane Krakowski Height
Jane Krakowski stands at a height of 1.64 m i.e. 5 feet and 4 inches tall. She has a body weight of 121 lbs i.e. 55 kg. She has a slim body build. Her body measurements are 34-27-35 inches. Her bra size is 32, dress size is 8 (US), and shoe size is 8 (US). Her eye color is blue and her hair color is blonde. Her sexual orientation is straight.
Jane Krakowski Net Worth
Jane Krakowski earns from her acting career. She has starred in numerous movies and tv shows. As a singer, she starred in numerous musical theater productions. The majority of her income comes from acting. She has also starred in several television commercials including Clairol Herbal Essence Shampoo, Atari 2600 Solar Fox video game, Tropicana Trop50 (Orange Juice), and Pampers among others. Her net worth is estimated at $14 million at present.
Did You Know?
- Her father was a chemical engineer, while her mother was a theater instructor and producing artistic director for the Women’s Theater Company.
- She speaks a little Polish.
- She took ballet lessons at the age of four.
- She is a trained singer.
- She was a guest judge on the 5th season of RuPaul’s Drag Race: All Stars in 2020.
- She has also starred in numerous television films.
- She was originally cast in the horror film Sleepaway Camp (1983), but dropped out just before filming began because she felt her character’s death scene with a curling iron was too violent.
- She appeared in the music video of the song “Goodbye Earl” by Dixie Chicks in 2000.
- She is sometimes mistaken for Judy Greer’s sister.