Jane Leeves

Actor, Dancer, Model
With sharp comic timing and a mellifluous British accent, Jane Leeves held up her end of the "Niles and Daphne" super-couple pairing that helped power "Frasier" (NBC, 1993-2004) into one of the most critically respected ... Read more »
Born: 04/17/1961 in East Grinstead, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (54)

Hot in Cleveland 2009 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

Endless Bummer 2014 (Movie)

Liv (Actor)

Hollywood Game Night 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

Phineas and Ferb 2009, 2013 (Tv Show)

Voice

Why We Laugh: Funny Women 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

Genesis Awards 2011 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Presenter

Hot in Cleveland: Behind the Hotness 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

The Ninth Annual TV Land Awards 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 8th Annual TV Land Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

The Penguins of Madagascar 2009 (Tv Show)

Voice

The Starter Wife 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties 2006 (Movie)

Voice of Eenie (Actor)

Twenty Good Years 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Blossom 1990 - 1991, 1993 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Caroline in the City 1990 - 1991, 1993 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Frasier 1993 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Frasier: Analyzing the Laughter 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Signing Off: A Dateline Special 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The 10th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The Adventures of Tom Thumb and Thumbelina 2004 (Movie)

Margaret Beetle (Actor)

TV's Most Memorable Weddings 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The Event 2003 (Movie)

Mona Rothschild (Actor)

The 2001 TV Guide Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The 52nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

2nd Annual TV Guide Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Disney's Hercules 1998 - 2000 (TV Show)

Voice

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

Actor

50th Emmy Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Music of the Heart 1999 (Movie)

Dorothea von Haeften (Actor)

The 1998 Live Emmy Award Post-Show 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Don't Go Breaking My Heart 1998 (Movie)

Juliet (Actor)

Seinfeld 1992, 1998 (Tv Show)

Actor

Sex and the Silver Screen 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Narrator

Star Trek: 30 Years and Beyond 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1996 Emmy Awards 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Christmas in Washington 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

James and the Giant Peach 1996 (Movie)

of Ladybug (Voice)

The 12th Annual Soap Opera Awards 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The 53rd Annual Golden Globe Awards 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Miracle on 34th Street 1994 (Movie)

Alberta Leonard (Actor)

Mr. Write 1994 (Movie)

Wylie (Actor)

Just Deserts 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

The Gregory Harrison Show 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Throb 1986 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

To Live and Die in L.A. 1985 (Movie)

Dancer (Actor)

Pandora's Clock (TV Show)

Actor

We Are Men (Tv Show)

Actor

Biography

With sharp comic timing and a mellifluous British accent, Jane Leeves held up her end of the "Niles and Daphne" super-couple pairing that helped power "Frasier" (NBC, 1993-2004) into one of the most critically respected and beloved sitcoms of all time. Although she received her start as scantily-clad eye candy on "The Benny Hill Show" (ITV, 1951-1991), Leeves showed her strength by moving to Los Angeles on a whim and enduring all the requisite struggles and starvation en route to stardom. Her memorable roles on "Murphy Brown" (CBS, 1988-1998) and as "Marla the virgin" on "Seinfeld" (NBC, 1989-1998) led to her sitcom-in-Seattle breakthrough as Daphne Moon. Although she chose to focus more on her family than her career post-"Frasier" Leeves worked steadily, eventually teaming up with Valerie Bertinelli, Wendie Malick and Betty White for TV Land's original sitcom, "Hot in Cleveland" (2010- ). Her success was quiet and consistent, and Leeves found herself in an excellent position to decide how often she worked, and in what projects - the dream of almost any successful actor.

Relationships

Marshall Coben

Husband
worked at Paramount TV born c. 1956 married in December 1996

Isabella Coben

Daughter
born on January 9, 2001

Finn Coben

Son
born December 19, 2003 father is television exec Marshall Coben

Colin Leeves

Father

Ruth Leeves

Mother

Grant Shaud Actor

Companion
no longer together

EDUCATION

studied ballet

Milestones

2010

Co-starred in TV Land's ensemble comedy "Hot in Cleveland" opposite Valerie Bertinelli, Wendie Malick, and Betty White

2010

Guest-starred as a therapist in ABC's "Desperate Housewives"

2006

Voiced the character of Eenie in the family feature "Garfield: A Tale of Two Kitties"

2002

Made Broadway debut as Sally Bowles in "Cabaret" (summer)

1998

With "Frasier" co-star Peri Gilpin, formed production company Bristol Cities

1993

Co-starred in the "Cheers" spin-off, "Frasier"; Nominated at the Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series (1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004)

1992

Appeared as Marla the virgin on "Seinfeld"

1989

Appeared in a recurring role in the series "Murphy Brown"

1986

Co-starred in the syndicated series, "Throb"

1985

Feature acting debut, "To Live and Die in L.A."

1984

Moved to New York from England at age 21 (date approximate)

Moved to Los Angeles

English TV acting debut, "The Benny Hill Show"

Returned to England

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