Nancy McKeon

Actor
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 ... Read more »
Born: 04/04/1966 in Westbury, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (45)

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

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So Random! 2009 (Tv Show)

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Without A Trace 2007 (Tv Show)

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Comfort and Joy 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

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The Division 2001 - 2004 (Tv Show)

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Touched By an Angel 1999 - 2000, 2002 - 2004 (Tv Show)

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Lifetime Presents Disney's American Teacher Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Presenter

Style & Substance 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

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Can't Hurry Love 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Teresa's Tattoo 1994 (Movie)

Sara (Actor)

Where the Day Takes You 1992 (Movie)

Vikki (Actor)

The Facts of Life 1979 - 1988 (TV Show)

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Battle of the Network Stars XVIII 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

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Candid Kids 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

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Poison Ivy 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

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High School U.S.A. 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

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Battle of the Network Stars XIV 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

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Dusty 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

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Battle of the Network Stars XII 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

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Please Don't Hit Me, Mom 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

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The Puppy Saves the Circus 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Voice

Miss Switch to the Rescue 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Voice

Stone 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

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Stone 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

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A Mother's Gift (TV Show)

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A Question of Love (TV Show)

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Baby Snatcher (TV Show)

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Firefighter (TV Show)

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In My Sister's Shadow (TV Show)

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Love Begins (TV Show)

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Return to Fantasy Island (TV Show)

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Schoolboy Father (TV Show)

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Scruffy (TV Show)

Voice

Strange Voices (TV Show)

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The Lightning Incident (TV Show)

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The Wrong Woman (TV Show)

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This Child Is Mine (TV Show)

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Wild Hearts (TV Show)

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Biography

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.

Relationships

Aurora

Daughter
Born March 2004; father, Marc Andrus

Harlow

Daughter
Born 2006; father, Marc Andrus

Marc Andrus Key Grip

Husband
Married June 8, 2003

Michael J. Fox Actor

Companion
Briefly dated in the 1980s

Philip McKeon Actor

Brother
Born Nov. 11, 1964

Milestones

2011

Featured in Hallmark Channel movie "Love Begins"

2009

Cast as the title character's mother on Disney Channel's "Sonny with a Chance"

2001

Cast as homicide detective Jinny Exstead on Lifetime police drama "The Division"; schedule prevented her from joining "The Facts of Life Reunion" (ABC, 2001)

1999

Made directorial debut with short film "A Wakening"

1998

Co-starred with Jean Smart on the CBS sitcom "Style & Substance"

1995

Co-starred on ensemble comedy series "Can't Hurry Love" (CBS)

1994

Auditioned for role of Monica Geller on NBC's "Friends"; lost role to Courteney Cox

1992

Feature film debut, "Where the Day Takes You"

1980

Landed breakthrough role as tough and independent tomboy Jo Polniaczek on long-running NBC sitcom "The Facts of Life"

1978

Made first of two guest appearances on CBS sitcom "Alice," co-starring her brother Philip

1975

Moved to Los Angeles, CA with family

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