An actress since early childhood, Nancy McKeon made her show business debut at age five, starring in a number of commercials during the early 1970s, as well as appearing on the soap operas "The Secret Storm" (CBS, 1954-1974) and "Another World" (NBC, 1969-1999). But it was her turn as the tough-but-level headed tomboy Jo Polniaczek on the long-running sitcom "The Facts of Life" (NBC, 1979-1988) that earned McKeon her greatest recognition. For eight years, McKeon played the rough-and-tumble Jo, though her image was gradually softened as she grew to be a twenty-something woman by show's end. Both during and after the show's run, she starred in a number of made-for-TV movies, most notably opposite Michael J. Fox in "Poison Ivy" (NBC, 1985). While her career stalled a bit in the 1990s, McKeon emerged in the new millennium with a regular role as Inspector Jinny Exstead on "The Division" (Lifetime, 2001-04), a crime drama about a female team of police officers struggling to juggle their personal and professional lives. Though her career slowed again after "The Division," McKeon still maintained a steady presence on the small screen.