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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 4 April 1966Westbury, New York, USA
Birth NameNancy Justine McKeon
Height 5' 6" (1.68 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Nancy McKeon was born in Westbury, New York to Don and Barbara McKeon, began modeling baby clothes for the Sears catalog at the age of two and she and her brother did over sixty-five commercials in seven years. She appeared briefly on the soap operas, The Secret Storm (1954), and Another World (1964). When her brother, Philip McKeon, won a role on the TV series, Alice (1976), the family moved to Los Angeles.

Her first real acting break came when she did the short-lived TV series, Stone (1979), and guested on Starsky and Hutch (1975). The producers of The Facts of Life (1979) were so impressed by Nancy's performance as the street-wise girl in a pilot called "Dusty", they decided to sign her to play "Jo" on "The Facts of Life". Nancy has starred in the television movies, High School U.S.A. (1983), Poison Ivy (1985), This Child Is Mine (1985) and Firefighter (1986). She provided the voices for animated shows like ABC Weekend Specials: The Puppy's Great Adventure (1979).

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Spouse (1)

Marc Andrus (8 June 2003 - present) (2 children)

Trivia (12)

Was cast as the lead in the TV show Working Girl (1990), but left before production started. She was replaced by Sandra Bullock.
Younger sister of Philip McKeon.
Declined to participate in The Facts of Life Reunion (2001) because, "I'm just not a fan of that kind of thing. I would not watch it, so why would I be IN it? It's just never the same." She did, however, offer to direct a movie which would have dealt with the girls reuniting after Jo's death. She later said that she was joking.
Practiced a form of martial arts.
Was considered for the part of Monica on Friends (1994). The role later went to Courteney Cox.
She became a mother when she gave birth to her first child, a daughter named Aurora, on March 6, 2004.
Lived, for a time, in Kansas City, Missouri.
Was number 81 on vh1's The Greatest: 100 Greatest Kid Stars (2005)
At age 40, she gave birth to her second child, daughter Harlow Andrus, at the end of December 2006.
Remains good friends with her The Facts of Life (1979) co-star Lisa Whelchel.
Was good friends with singer Michael Damian in the 1980s.
Austin, Texas: Living on a ranch, with her husband, Marc Andrus, and their daughters, Aurora Andrus and Harlow Andrus.

Personal Quotes (4)

I'm usually the victim, the one who gets beat on.
"I hope we're put in the same league as other cop shows. Female or male, it's the same job. Hopefully, we will be able to hold our heads up high and be considered among the best shows, like NYPD Blue (1993)". -Discussing The Division (2001).
I don't really think that way. If I were to cross the river tomorrow, I'd think I had had as good a time here [on earth] as people could have. I'm enjoying the day and watching how things evolve. - Ambition
[on Facts of Life] We went through puberty on camera. The audience saw us go through our ugliest times and come out all right.

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