Jane Krakowski

Actor, Singer, Dancer
Tony-winning actress and trained singer Jane Krakowski gracefully made the transition from child actor to accomplished Broadway performer to television star all before the age of 35. Following her film debut in the ... Read more »
Born: 10/10/1968 in Parsippany, New Jersey, USA

Filmography

Actor (76)

Ally McBeal 1997 - 2002, 2006 - 2007, 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Big Stone Gap 2015 (Movie)

Sweet Sue Tinsley (Actor)

Due South 1994 - 2002, 2006 - 2007, 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Early Edition 1996 - 2002, 2006 - 2007, 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Hollywood Game Night 2015 (Tv Show)

Guest

Late Night with Seth Meyers 2015 (Tv Show)

Guest

Pixels 2015 (Movie)

First Lady Jane Cooper (Actor)

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt 2006 - 2007, 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Modern Family 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

30 Rock 2006 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

The 67th Annual Tony Awards 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Simpsons 2013 (Tv Show)

Voice

Tina Fey: Mark Twain Prize 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

2009 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Performer

Christmas in Rockefeller Center 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Host

The 32nd Annual Kennedy Center Honors 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

The 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Christmas in Rockefeller Center 2008 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Host

Cirque Du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant 2009 (Movie)

Corma Limbs (Actor)

Rosie Live 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

TV's 50 Funniest Phrases 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Host

The Jay Leno Show 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Countdown To The Emmys 2007 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Kit Kittredge: An American Girl 2008 (Movie)

Miss Dooley (Actor)

Open Season 2 2008 (Movie)

Voice of Giselle (Actor)

The Late Show With David Letterman 2008 (Tv Show)

Guest

The Rocker 2008 (Movie)

Carol (Actor)

Fashionably Late with Stacy London 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 61st Annual Tony Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Open Season 2006 (Movie)

Voice of Giselle (Actor)

Pretty Persuasion 2005 (Movie)

Emily Klein (Actor)

When Zachary Beaver Came to Town 2005 (Movie)

Heather Wilson (Actor)

When Zachery Beaver Came to Town 2005 (Movie)

(Actor)

Alfie 2004 (Movie)

Dorie (Actor)

Hack 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 58th Annual Tony Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Everwood 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Heroes Of Comedy: Women On Top 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Narrator

Marci X 2003 (Movie)

(Actor)

All About Ally 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Ice Age 2002 (Movie)

of Jennifer the Female Sloth (Voice)

Intimate Portrait: Calista Flockhart 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The First Ten Awards: Tony 2001 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

6th Annual Blockbuster Entertainment Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Ally 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Snoops 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The 14th Annual American Comedy Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1999 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The 42nd Annual Grammy Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The 54th Annual Tony Awards (CBS) 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas 2000 (Movie)

Betty O'Shale (Actor)

Go 1999 (Movie)

Irene (Actor)

Dance With Me 1998 (Movie)

Patricia (Actor)

Hudson River Blues 1996 (Movie)

Diane (Actor)

Mrs. Winterbourne 1996 (Movie)

Christine (Actor)

Great Performances' 20th Anniversary Special 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Stepping Out 1991 (Movie)

Lynne (Actor)

Fatal Attraction 1987 (Movie)

Babysitter (Actor)

Search For Tomorrow 1951 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Horatio Alger Updated: Frank and Fearless 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

National Lampoon's Vacation 1983 (Movie)

Cousin Vicki (Actor)

Just a Walk in the Park (TV Show)

Actor

Mom at Sixteen (TV Show)

Actor

Queen (TV Show)

Actor

Red Nose Day (TV Show)

Host

The List (TV Show)

Actor

When We Were Young (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Tony-winning actress and trained singer Jane Krakowski gracefully made the transition from child actor to accomplished Broadway performer to television star all before the age of 35. Following her film debut in the classic comedy "National Lampoon's Vacation" (1983), Krakowski's subsequent screen outings were sporadic at best, often in inferior material. After several years of honing her skills on the Broadway stage - which included performances in "Starlight Express" (1987) and "Grand Hotel" (1989) - Krakowski finally found mainstream success in the late 1990s as Elaine Vassal on the David E. Kelley dramedy hit, "Ally McBeal" (Fox, 1997-2002). Thanks to her breakout role, the actress landed more prominent parts in feature films, including playing Betty Rubble in "The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas" (2000). Back on the stage, she won a Tony for her performance in the Broadway rival of "Nine" (2003), which she followed with a starring turn opposite Jude Law in the feature remake of "Alfie" (2004). But Krakowski truly wowed critics with her next performance, portraying the vain, late night television performer Jenna Maroney on Tina Fey's critically acclaimed and multiple award-winning sitcom, "30 Rock" (NBC, 2006-2013). Thanks to that show's popularity, Krakowski was able to take her multifaceted talents, including her soaring vocals, to a new level.

Relationships

Robert Godley

Companion
Co-founder of Psycho Bunny upscale menswear began dating in 2008 engaged in December 2009

Bennett Godley

Son
Born April 13, 2011 father, Robert Godley

Charles Hart

Companion
British wrote lyrics for "The Phantom of the Opera" dated briefly c. 1990 rekindled relationship in 1998 no longer together

Edward Krajkowski

Father
Active in community theater in Montville, NJ

Barbara Krajkowski

Mother
Active in community theater in Montville, NJ

EDUCATION

Parsippany High School

Parsippany-Troy Hills , New Jersey

Professional Children's School

New York , New York
Enrolled at age 13

Rutgers University

New Brunwick-Piscataway , New Jersey
Enrolled in the Mason Gross School of the Arts, where she met future "Ally McBeal" co-star, Calista Flockhart

Milestones

2011

Nominated for the 2011 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series

2009

Cast as Corma Limbs in the feature adaptation of "Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant"

2008

Cast in the Encores! production of "Damn Yankee" directed by John Rando at City Center

2006

Plays a cast member of a fictional late night sketch show on the NBC sitcom, "30 Rock"

2005

Cast in the dark comedy "Pretty Persuasion" opposite Evan Rachel Wood and Ron Livingston; screened at Sundance

2004

Cast opposite Jude Law in "Alfie" a remake of the 1966 film which starred Michael Caine

2003

Won a Tony starring in the Broadway revival of "Nine"

2002

Cast in the comedy "Marci X" alongside Lisa Kudrow and Damon Wayans

2000

Portrayed Mabel Normand in a concert staging of "Mack and Mabel"

2000

Cast as Betty Rubble in "The Flinstones in Viva Rock Vegas"

1999

Had featured role in Doug Liman's "Go"

1997

Breakthrough role as office assistant Elaine Vassal on the FOX series "Ally McBeal"

1996

Starred alongside Sarah Jessica Parker in the Broadway revival of "Once Upon a Matress"

1995

Played the ditzy flight attendant April in the Broadway revival of "Company"

1993

Appeared in the CBS miniseries "Queen"

1991

Co-starred with Liza Minnelli in "Stepping Out"

1989

Cast in the Broadway musical "Grand Hotel" as the typist and would-be-film-star Flaemmchen; earned a Tony nomination

1987

Made Broadway debut as Dinah the Dining Car in the musical "Starlight Express"; stayed with the show for its entire run

1984

First major television role, as Theresa Rebecca (T.R.) Kendall on the soap opera "Search for Tomorrow" (NBC)

1983

Debut film role, as Cousin Vicki in "National Lampoon's Vacation"

1977

Cast in an industrial fashion show at age eight

1972

At age three, began taking dance lessons

Auditioned for a role in Tommy Tune's "Nine"; was not cast

Raised in Parsippany, New Jersey

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