Jenna Fischer

Actress
As Pam Beesly, the mild-mannered receptionist, doe-eyed optimist and love interest to slacker Jim Halpert on "The Office" (NBC, 2005- ), actress Jenna Fischer carved out a niche as one of the most beloved television ... Read more »
Born: 03/06/1974 in Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA

Filmography

Actor (37)

Apocalypse Slough 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Actor

Are You Here 2014 (Movie)

Alli (Actor)

Comedy Bang! Bang! 2014 (Tv Show)

Herself

Hollywood Game Night 2014 (Tv Show)

Herself

Kiss Me 2014 (Movie)

Vera (Actor)

Official Rejection 2014 (Movie)

Interviewee (Actor)

The American Giving Awards 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

The Late Show With David Letterman 2006, 2008, 2010, 2013 (Tv Show)

Guest

The Office 2000 - 2001, 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

The Office: Retrospective Special 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Giant Mechanical Man 2012 (Movie)

Janice (Actor)

The Tonight Show With Jay Leno 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

A Little Help 2011 (Movie)

Laura Pehlke (Actor)

Hall Pass 2011 (Movie)

Maggie (Actor)

Solitary Man 2010 (Movie)

Susan Porter (Actor)

The 16th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

The Jay Leno Show 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Movies Rock 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Reel Comedy: Walk Hard 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

The Promotion 2008 (Movie)

Jen Stauber (Actor)

Blades of Glory 2007 (Movie)

Katie Van Waldenberg (Actor)

Even Scarier Movie Moments 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

The Brothers Solomon 2007 (Movie)

Michele (Actor)

Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story 2007 (Movie)

Darlene Madison (Actor)

Celebrity Poker Showdown 2003 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Slither 2006 (Movie)

Shelby (Actor)

Employee of the Month 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Lollilove 2005 (Movie)

(Actor)

That '70s Show 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Cold Case 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Miss Match 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Strong Medicine 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Off Centre 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

What I Like About You 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Spin City 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Undeclared 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor
Producer (1)

The Giant Mechanical Man 2012 (Movie)

(Producer)
Director (1)

Lollilove 2005 (Movie)

(Director)

Biography

As Pam Beesly, the mild-mannered receptionist, doe-eyed optimist and love interest to slacker Jim Halpert on "The Office" (NBC, 2005- ), actress Jenna Fischer carved out a niche as one of the most beloved television characters of the 2000s. Fischer, who worked as an office temp for five years while searching for her big break in Hollywood, made the deceptively complicated Pam all her own, bringing a refreshing Midwestern sensibility to the role. Her combination of charm, modesty and honesty clicked with audiences, some of whom saw a little bit of Pam Beesly in themselves. Prior to her breakout, Fischer bounced around episodic television with a series of guest appearances. While starring on "The Office," however, she landed higher profile work with ease, including featured roles in comedies like "Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story" (2007) and "Blades of Glory" (2007). In short order, the Emmy-nominated actress became a household name whose career only promised better things to come.

Relationships

Weston

Son
Born Sept. 24, 2011; father, Lee Kirk

Anne Fischer

Mother

James Gunn Screenplay

Husband
Married Oct. 7, 2000 Divorced in 2008

Sean Gunn Actor

Brother-In-Law
Met in acting class at age six

Lee Kirk Actor

Husband
Began dating in January 2008 Announced engagement on July 6, 2009 Married July 3, 2010 in Malibu, CA

EDUCATION

Truman State University

Kirksville , Missouri

Milestones

2011

Co-starred with Owen Wilson and Jason Sudeikis in the Farrelly Brothers directed "Hall Pass"

2009

Cast in the romantic drama "Solitary Man," starring Michael Douglas and Susan Sarandon

2007

Co-starred with Will Forte and Will Arnett in the comedy "The Brothers Solomon," directed by Bob Odenkirk

2007

Played Jon Heder's romantic interest in the ice skating-themed comedy "Blades of Glory"

2007

Portrayed Darlene, backup singer and title character's second wife in "Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story"; film parodied "Walk the Line" (2005)

2006

Starred in the horror film "Slither," written and directed by her husband James Gunn

2005

Guest starred on two episodes of the HBO original series "Six Feet Under"

2005

Cast as office receptionist Pam Beesly on NBC's American version of the British cult favorite series "The Office"; earned an Emmy (2007) nomination for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

2004

Appeared in Mitch Rouse's "Employee of the Month," starring Matt Dillon and Steve Zahn

2004

Wrote and directed the independent feature film "Lollilove"; also co-starred with Linda Cardellini and her husband James Gunn

2001

Guest starred on two episodes of the short-lived comedy "Undeclared" (Fox), created by Judd Apatow

Bonus Trivia

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"When I look at some of my friends who came out here and then moved back, there's only one thing I can see that I had that maybe some of them didn't: a high tolerance for being really poor." – Fischer to Interview magazine, April 2007

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"Survivor" (CBS) host Jeff Probst, who was a longtime pal of Fischer's and an ordained minister in the Universal Life Church, presided over the actress' July 3, 2010 wedding in Malibu, CA to writer Lee Kirk.

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