Melora Hardin

Actress
Melora Hardin was a working actress for 30 years before her recurring role as Jan on NBC's cult hit, "The Office" (2004- ) finally cemented her name and face for posterity. The songbird and classically trained dancer ... Read more »
Born: 06/29/1967 in Houston, Texas, USA

Filmography

Actor (68)

Falling Skies 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Self/Less 2015 (Movie)

Judy (Actor)

Boxboarders! 2014 (Movie)

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Drive Thru 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

American Girl: Isabelle Dances Into The Spotlight 2013 (Movie)

Nancy Palmer (Actor)

Beauty And The Least 2013 (Movie)

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Wedding Band 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

I Melt With You 2011 (Movie)

Jane (Actor)

Knucklehead 2010 (Movie)

Mary O'Connell (Actor)

The Office 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

17 Again 2009 (Movie)

Principal Jane Masterson (Actor)

Hannah Montana: The Movie 2009 (Movie)

Lorelai (Actor)

27 Dresses 2008 (Movie)

Maureen (Actor)

Me, Mom, Dad and Her 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

The Dukes 2008 (Movie)

Diane (Actor)

The Comebacks 2007 (Movie)

Barb Fields (Actor)

Gilmore Girls 2006 (Tv Show)

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Thank You for Smoking 2006 (Movie)

Interviewer (Actor)

Monk 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

El Padrino 2003 (Movie)

Jane Thompson (Actor)

NCIS 2003 (Tv Show)

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The Division 2003 (Tv Show)

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The Hot Chick 2002 (Movie)

Carol (Actor)

Seven Girlfriends 2000 (Movie)

Laura (Actor)

Diagnosis Murder 1992 - 1996, 1998 - 1999 (Tv Show)

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Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman 1992 - 1996, 1998 - 1999 (Tv Show)

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Murder, She Wrote 1992 - 1996, 1998 - 1999 (Tv Show)

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Payne 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

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Quantum Leap 1992 - 1993, 1995 - 1996, 1998 - 1999 (Tv Show)

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Erasable You 1998 (Movie)

Calamity (Actor)

The Tom Show 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

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Timecop 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

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Absolute Power 1997 (Movie)

Christy Sullivan (Actor)

Chameleon 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

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Things That Go Bump 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

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Touched By an Angel 1995 - 1996 (Tv Show)

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The Undercover Kid 1995 (Movie)

Clyder (Actor)

Reckless Kelly 1994 (Movie)

Robin Banks (Actor)

The Bridal Shower 1993 (Movie)

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The Pornographer 1992 (Movie)

Sasha Leon Hoffner (Actor)

Shangri-La Plaza 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

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The Rocketeer 1991 (Movie)

South Seas Singer (Actor)

Lambada 1990 (Movie)

Sandy (Actor)

Big Man on Campus 1989 (Movie)

Cathy (Actor)

Dirty Dancing 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

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La Boutique de l'orfevre 1989 (Movie)

Monica (Actor)

Iron Eagle 1986 (Movie)

Katie (Actor)

Soul Man 1986 (Movie)

Whitney Dunbar (Actor)

The Best Times 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

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Little House: Look Back to Yesterday 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

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Two Marriages 1982 - 1984 (TV Show)

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The Family Tree 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

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Catalina C-Lab 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

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Secrets of Midland Heights 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

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Haywire 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

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The North Avenue Irregulars 1979 (Movie)

Carmel (Actor)

The Cliffwood Avenue Kids 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

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Thunder 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

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Little House on the Prairie (TV Show)

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Miles From Nowhere (TV Show)

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Moon Over Miami (TV Show)

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Orleans (TV Show)

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The Hollywood Mom's Mystery (TV Show)

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Tower of Terror (TV Show)

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What Are Friends For? (TV Show)

Actor
Music (1)

The Rocketeer 1991 (Movie)

("Begin the Benguine" "When Your Lover Has Gone") (Song Performer)

Biography

Melora Hardin was a working actress for 30 years before her recurring role as Jan on NBC's cult hit, "The Office" (2004- ) finally cemented her name and face for posterity. The songbird and classically trained dancer carved out an impressive career for herself as a working character actress on dozens of shows throughout the 1980s, 1990s and into the next millennium before regular appearances on "Monk" (USA, 2002- ) and "The Office" brought this charismatic talent into the spotlight -a position she used to help launch a new career behind the camera.

Relationships

Jerry Hardin Actor

Father
Born Nov. 20, 1929; character actor best recognized for playing the character Deep Throat on the Fox series "The X-Files"

Diane Hardin Actor

Mother

Shawn Hardin

Brother
CEO of the web browser Flock

Gildart Jackson Actor

Husband
Married in 1997

Piper Jackson

Daughter
Born in 2005; father, Gildart Jackson

Rory Jackson

Daughter
Born Sept. 29, 2001; father, Gildart Jackson

EDUCATION

Sarah Lawrence College

Yonkers , New York

Joffrey Ballet Company

New York , New York
Won a scholarship at age 13

Milestones

2011

Played a supporting role in Mark Pellington's "I Melt with You"

2009

Played Billy Ray Cyrus' love interest in "Hannah Montana: The Movie"

2009

Cast as the principal in the body-switching comedy "17 Again"

2008

Released two CDs of original, theatrical-tinged vocal stylings The Meloradrama and Purr

2008

Joined the Broadway cast of "Chicago" in the lead role of Roxie Hart

2007

Directed the play "Strip Search" in Los Angeles

2007

Made her feature film directorial debut with "You"

2005

Cast as no-nonsense corporate manager Jan Levinson on the American adaptation of the BBC series "The Office" (NBC)

2005

Had in a supporting role in the Jason Reitman comedy satire "Thank You for Smoking"

2004

Appeared in a recurring role on "Monk" (USA Network) as the wife of the obsessive compulsive investigator (Tony Shaloub)

2000

Starred in the gritty USA Network drama "Cover Me: Based on the True Life of an FBI Family"

1997

Cast in the pivotal role of Christy Sullivan opposite Gene Hackman in the Clint Eastwood directed "Absolute Power"

1992

Appeared on two episodes of "Quantum Leap" (NBC) as Abigail in parts II and III of "Trilogy"

1991

Played the role of a vintage-era nightclub singer in "The Rocketeer"; also contributed several songs to the soundtrack

1988

Cast as Baby in the short-lived TV adaptation of "Dirty Dancing" (CBS)

1986

Played a small role opposite C. Thomas Howell in the comedy "Soul Man"

1985

Appeared in first feature film, "Papa Was a Preacher"

1983

Played the love interest of Albert Ingalls in the TV-movie "Little House: Look Back to Yesterday" (NBC)

1981

Landed a recurring role on the series "Little House on the Prairie" (NBC)

1977

First television role was in the Little Rascals-inspired show "Cliffwood Avenue Kids" (NBC)

1977

Played the lead role in the Saturday morning series "Thunder" (NBC)

Bonus Trivia

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Hardin was cast as McFly’s love interest in "Back to the Future" (1985), but was recast because of her height when her co-star to be, Eric Stolz, was let go and Michael J. Fox, who was shorter than Hardin, was given the lead.

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