Jenna Elfman - Bio and Creative Works

Jenna Elfman

ACTOR • FILM PRODUCER • PODCASTER
Born
1971-09-30
Age
51
Citizenship
United States of America
Place of Birth
Los Angeles
Full TV/Movie Credits
Bio

Jennifer Mary Elfman is an American actress and producer. She is perhaps best known for her leading role as Dharma on the ABC sitcom Dharma & Greg (1997–2002), for which she received the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy in 1999, as well as three nominations for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series. After making her film debut in Grosse Pointe Blank (1997), she has appeared in Krippendorf's Tribe (1998), Dr. Dolittle (1998), EDtv (1999), Keeping the Faith (2000), Town & Country (2001), Looney Tunes: Back in Action (2003), Clifford's Really Big Movie (2004), and Big Stone Gap (2014). - Wikipedia

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TV SERIES • 2015-2022

Character: June

What did the world look like as it was transforming into the horrifying apocalypse depicted in "The Walking Dead"? This spin-off set in Los Angeles, following new characters as they face the beginning of the end of the world, will answer that question.

TV SERIES • 2017

Character: Alice

A workaholic adult woman's imaginary friend from childhood comes back to her, but ends up being more of a troublemaker than a great companion.

MOVIE • 2016

Character: Kathy Baughman

A biopic of Barack Obama set during his time as a college student in New York City.

MOVIE • 2014

Character: Iva Lou Wade

A story centered around a transitional point in the life of Ave Maria Mulligan, the heart of her community in the Appalachian Mountains of Virginia.

TV SERIES • 2014

Character: Joyce Fisher

It's not every family that's brought closer together by divorce, but then again, the Fishers are anything but typical.

TV SERIES • 2012-2013

Character: Emily Nash Gilchrist

1600 Penn is an American single camera television comedy series about a dysfunctional family living in the White House.

MOVIE • 2011

Character: Annie Harper

Dylan and Jamie think it's going to be easy to add the simple act of sex to their friendship, despite what Hollywood romantic comedies would have them believe. They soon discover however that getting physical really does always lead to complications.

TV SERIES • 2009-2010

Character: Billie

A newspaper film critic, Billie is a single woman who finds herself "accidentally" pregnant after a one-night stand with a much younger guy, and decides to keep the baby... and the guy.

MOVIE • 2009

Character: Darlene

After his wife leaves him, middle-aged Ben Bingham slips into a funk and refuses to change out of his pajamas. Justin, Ben's 17-year-old son, has the cure for what ails his depressed dad: he gives Ben a makeover and pushes him out into the singles scene. Soon Ben is the most popular guy in town, but when Justin falls in love for the first time, Ben must refocus his priorities and set about trying to win back his wife.

MOVIE • 2009

Character: Ophelia

A presumed-dead man's current wife and former wives squabble over his funeral arrangements.

TV SERIES • 2006

Character: Alex Rose

Courting Alex is an American sitcom that aired on CBS from January 23, 2006 to March 29, 2006, and was a vehicle for Jenna Elfman of Dharma & Greg fame. Elfman portrays Alex Rose, a successful, single attorney who works with her father Bill at his law firm. Alex struggles with dating while looking for love in a big city. Her father wants her to settle down with her coworker Stephen, a star lawyer at the firm who is smitten with her. She prefers Scott, the tavern owner she meets in the first episode, who her father doesn't approve of. Alex relies on the advice of her assistant Molly and British neighbor Julian. Comedian Wayne Federman has a recurring role as office sycophant, Johnson.

MOVIE • 2005

Character: Angela Martin

A romantic drama about a man who awakes from a coma without his sense of touch and the nurse who comes to his aid.

MOVIE • 2004

Character: Dorothy (voice)

Fearing that he costs too much to feed, Clifford decides to join a traveling carnival so he can enter a talent contest in hopes of winning a lifetime supply of Tummy Yummies treats. Joined by his friends Cleo and T-Bone, Clifford meets up with Shackleford the High-Flying Ferret and Rodrigo Chihuahua of Steel, as they work together to turn a broken-down act into a record-breaking show.

MOVIE • 2003

Character: Kate

Fed up with all the attention going to Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck quits Hollywood, teams up with recently-fired stuntman Damien Drake Jr. and embarks on a round-the-world adventure, along with Bugs and The VP of Warner Bros. Their mission? Find Damien's father, and the missing blue diamond... and stay one step ahead of The Acme Corp., who wants the diamond for their own purposes.

MOVIE • 2002

Character: Ellena Roberts

A woman claims she had an affair with a married neurosurgeon and stands trial for allegedly harassing him.

TV SERIES • 1997-2002

Character: Dharma Montgomery

Dharma & Greg is an American television sitcom that aired from September 24, 1997, to April 30, 2002. It stars Jenna Elfman and Thomas Gibson as Dharma and Greg Montgomery, a couple who got married on their first date despite being complete opposites. The series is co-produced by Chuck Lorre Productions, More-Medavoy Productions and 4 to 6 Foot Productions in association with 20th Century Fox Television for ABC. The show's theme song was written and performed by composer Dennis C. Brown. Created by executive producers Dottie Dartland and Chuck Lorre, the comedy took much of its inspiration from so-called culture-clash "fish out of water" situations. The show earned eight Golden Globe nominations, six Emmy Award nominations, and six Satellite Awards nominations. Elfman earned a Golden Globe in 1999 for Best Actress.

MOVIE • 2001

Character: Auburn

Porter Stoddard is a well-known New York architect who is at a crossroads... a nexus where twists and turns lead to myriad missteps, some with his wife Ellie, others with longtime friends Mona and her husband Griffin. Deciding which direction to take often leads to unexpected encounters with hilarious consequences.

MOVIE • 2000

Character: Lorelei (voice)

When Tangie, a teddy bear goes into the Smile-erator on his head, his smile is put on upside down, causing him to end up on the bargain bin on Christmas Eve with other misfit toys, then onto Winkle's Emporium, a discount store. There, Tangie does his level best over the coming year to become a part of some family. He spends his time in Winkle's front window with Jack, a Jack-in-the-box with claustrophobia and Bird, a cuckoo clock bird with agorophobia.

MOVIE • 2000

Character: Phig (voice)

A collaboration of computer-animated films which features new characters and old friends from the award-winning Fox network television series, "The Simpsons" and Dreamworks' feature film "Antz" The saucy, synthetic hostess, Phig, takes the viewers through Cyberworld 3D, a futuristic gallery of wild adventure and spectacular images. Trouble arrives in the form of three unwelcomed guests named Buzzed, Wired and Frazzled who are inadvertently destroying the environment's foundation, forcing Phig into a hilarious battle to save herself and Cyberworld 3D from total annihilation!

MOVIE • 2000

Character: Anna Riley

Best friends since they were kids, Rabbi Jacob Schram and Father Brian Finn are dynamic and popular young men living and working on New York's Upper West Side. When Anna Reilly, once their childhood friend and now grown into a beautiful corporate executive, suddenly returns to the city, she reenters Jake and Brian's lives and hearts with a vengeance. Sparks fly and an unusual and complicated love triangle ensues.

MOVIE • 1999

Character: Shari

Video store clerk Ed agrees to have his life filmed by a camera crew for a tv network.

MOVIE • 1998

Character: Owl (Voice)

A successful physician and devoted family man, John Dolittle seems to have the world by the tail, until a long suppressed talent he possessed as a child, the ability to communicate with animals is suddenly reawakened with a vengeance! Now every creature within squawking distance wants the good doctor's advice, unleashing an outrageous chain of events that turns his world upside down!

MOVIE • 1998

Character: Veronica

After squandering his grant money, despondent and recently widowed anthropologist James Krippendorf must produce hard evidence of the existence of a heretofore undiscovered New Guinea tribe. Grass skirts, makeup, and staged rituals transform his three troubled children into the Shelmikedmu, a primitive culture whose habits enthrall scholars. But when a spiteful rival threatens to blow the whistle on Krippendorf's ruse, he gets into the act as well.

MOVIE • 1997

Character: Tanya

Martin Blank is a hitman for hire. When he starts to develop a conscience, he botches a couple of routine jobs. On the advice of his secretary and his psychiatrist, he decides to attend his ten-year high school reunion in Grosse Pointe, Michigan.

TV SERIES • 1996

Character: Shannon Canotis

Life-long friends Carrie, Shannon and Denise grew up together. Now in their mid-twenties, the threesome work together as waitresses but wish they had more to their lives than that. Together the girls make their way though life knowing no matter what, they'll always have each other.

MOVIE • 1996

Character: Leslie

Drug adict teen gets out of rehab only to be accused of her boyfriend's death.

MOVIE • 1993

Character: Lisa Majorski (as Jenna Butala)

An ex-call girl hires private investigator Jon Kane to find her missing husband.

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