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 (1998), alongside Richard Dreyfuss. She won a Golden Globe award for her role in "Dharma & Greg" (1997) and has since appeared in such films as Keeping the Faith (2000) and Edtv (1999).
|Bodhi Elfman||(18 February 1995 - present) 2 children|
Studied acting at The Beverly Hills Playhouse with Milton Katselas.
Is a classically-trained ballet dancer.
Graduated from Los Angeles County High School for the Arts, class of 1989. She was senior class representative (dance dept), on Student Arts Council.
She started taking classical ballet at the age of five, but by nine, she suffered a serious ankle injury, and at age 12, the tendon came off the bone. She later gave up ballet at the age of 16.
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.
Is of Croatian heritage.
Gave birth to her son Story Elias Elfman, with husband Bodhi Elfman, in Los Angeles, weighing in at 7lbs 2oz (23 July 2007).
Turned down a role in Minority Report (2002).
Gave birth to her son Easton Quinn Monroe Elfman, with husband Bodhi Elfman, in Los Angeles at 7.53am, weighing in at 7lbs 12oz (2 March 2010).
Was four months pregnant with her son Easton when she completed filming on the first series of "Accidentally on Purpose" (2009).
Returned to work four months after giving birth to her son Easton in order to begin filming Friends with Benefits (2011).
Creatively, you need to go live life. As an artist, you are representing life. So you have to rub elbows and be out in it.
|"Accidentally on Purpose" (2009)||$125,000/episode (2009-10)|
(October 2003) Was to perform on Broadway in the musical "Nine", as a replacement for Jane Krakowski. Citing lack of proper time, she left the show during rehearsals and was replaced by Krakowski's understudy.
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