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Jenna Elfman


Jenna Elfman was born in Los Angeles, California, and began her career appearing in commercials. She studied with Milton Katselas, the renowned acting teacher. She then began appearing in TV shows before landing the role of Dharma in the hit ABC television show Dharma & Greg (1997). Her first starring role in a film was in Krippendorf's Tribe (... See full bio »

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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 3 wins & 17 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Dharma & Greg
Dharma & Greg Dharma Finkelstein Montgomery
(1997-2002)
Keeping the Faith
Keeping the Faith Anna Riley
(2000)

Filmography

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 2016/II Barry
Kathy Baughman
 2015 The Perfect Stanleys (TV Movie)
Ellen
 2014 Gigi: Almost American - Season Two (TV Movie)
Yoga Instructor
 2014 Big Stone Gap
Iva Lou Wade
 2014 Gigi: Almost American (TV Series)
Yogi Dendra
- Yogi (2014) ... Yogi Dendra
 2013 The Mindy Project (TV Series)
Priscilla
- Mindy Lahiri Is a Racist (2013) ... Priscilla
 2013 Royal Pains (TV Series)
Lacy
- Open Invitation (2013) ... Lacy
 2012 Shameless (TV Series)
Jill
- Fiona Interrupted (2012) ... Jill
 2011 Bad Mom (TV Movie)
Julia
 2009-2010 Accidentally on Purpose (TV Series)
Billie
- Speed 2 (2010) ... Billie
- Speed (2010) ... Billie
- Face Off (2010) ... Billie
- Back to School (2010) ... Billie
 2009/I Love Hurts
Darlene
 2009 Special Agent Oso (TV Series)
Mom's Maya
- The Boy with the Golden Gift/Birthdays Are Forever (2009) ... Mom's Maya (voice)
 2008 My Name Is Earl (TV Series)
Kimmi Himler
 2008 Struck (Short)
 2007 Brothers & Sisters (TV Series)
Lizzie Jones-Baker
- Game Night (2007) ... Lizzie Jones-Baker
 2006 Best of Chris Isaak (Video) (segment "Somebody's Crying") (uncredited)
 2006 Courting Alex (TV Series)
Alex Rose / Bex Atwell
- Everything I Know About Men (2006) ... Bex Atwell
- A Moving Story (2006) ... Alex Rose
- You Compete Me (2006) ... Alex Rose
 2005/I Touched
Angela Martin
 2005 United (Video short)
Jenna Elfman
 2002 Obsessed (TV Movie)
Ellena Roberts
 2001 Town & Country
Auburn
 2000 The Tangerine Bear: Home in Time for Christmas! (Video)
Lorelei (voice)
 2000 CyberWorld (Short)
Phig (voice)
 1999 Anthrax: Return of the Killer A's: Video Collection (Video)
Black Lodge video character
 1999 Venus
Venus
 1999 Edtv
Shari
 1998 Doctor Dolittle
Owl (voice)
 1998 Can't Hardly Wait
The Angel (uncredited)
 1997 Grosse Pointe Blank
Tanya
 1997 The Single Guy (TV Series)
Jordan
- Just Friends? (1997) ... Jordan
 1996 Her Last Chance (TV Movie)
Leslie
 1996 Almost Perfect (TV Series)
Becky Toll
 1996 Murder One (TV Series)
Angela Scalese
- Chapter Seventeen (1996) ... Angela Scalese
 1996 NYPD Blue (TV Series)
Patty Snow
- The Nutty Confessor (1996) ... Patty Snow
 1996 Townies (TV Series)
Shannon
- The Six-Month Itch (1996) ... Shannon
- I'm with Stupid (1996) ... Shannon
- Thanksgiving (1996) ... Shannon
- It's Go Time (1996) ... Shannon
- Things That Go Bump in the Water (1996) ... Shannon
 1995 Roseanne (TV Series)
Garland
- The Getaway, Almost (1995) ... Garland
 1995 The Monroes (TV Series)
Lily
- Bottom's Up (1995) ... Lily
 1995 Pointman (TV Series)
Mary Ellen
- Storm Warning (1995) ... Mary Ellen (as Jenna Butala)
 1995 Chris Isaak: Somebody's Crying (Video short)
Beachgoer
 1994 The George Carlin Show (TV Series)
Psychedelic girl
- George Does a Bad Thing (1994) ... Psychedelic girl (as Jenna Butala)
 1993 Double Deception (TV Movie)
Lisa Majorski (as Jenna Butala)
 1992 Freshman Dorm (TV Series)
Tina
- The Scarlett Letter (1992) ... Tina (as Jenna Butala)
 1992 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Ballet Dancer in background
- Danse Diabolique (1992) ... Ballet Dancer in background (uncredited)
 1990 Depeche Mode: Halo (Video short)
Tall Dancer (uncredited)
 1990 Depeche Mode: Strange Too (Video short)
Tall Dancer in 'Halo' Video (as Jenna)
Show Show Producer (4 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (1 credit)
Show Show Self (96 credits)

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Other Works:

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Publicity Listings:

2 Interviews | 10 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 17 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Jenna Butala | Jenna

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Personal Quote:

I think that marriage is an amazing institution and should be preserved, and you can have great marriages, and you must because sharing your life with someone is like the greatest thing. And I loved being able to set a good example for that on television. See more »

Trivia:

Was listed as a potential nominee on the 2004 Razzie Award nominating ballot. She was suggested in the Worst Supporting Actress category for her performance in the film Looney Tunes: Back in Action (2003); however, she failed to receive a nomination. See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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