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Jane grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Her mother, Evelyn, was a school teacher. Her father, Edward, is a former Defense Department employee. She is the oldest of four children. Her brothers, Jim & Bill, are a teacher and an entrepreneur respectively. Her sister, Mary, works for an Internet company. Jane was a theater major at the University of ... See full bio »
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Nominated for 3 Golden Globes. Another 5 wins & 16 nominations. See more awards »

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 2013-2014 Us & Them (TV Series) (post-production)
Pam
- Corn & Cancer (2014) ... Pam
- Episode #1.1 (2013) ... Pam
 2014 Here's Your Damn Family (TV Series) (2014)
 2014 Playing House (TV Series)
Gwen Crawford
- Bugs in Your Eyes (2014) ... Gwen Crawford
- 37 Weeks (2014) ... Gwen Crawford
- Totes Kewl (2014) ... Gwen Crawford
- Unfinished Business (2014) ... Gwen Crawford
 2013 Lost on Purpose
Ms. Liz
 2012-2013 The Middle (TV Series)
Sandy Armwood
- Wheel of Pain (2013) ... Sandy Armwood
- The Safe (2012) ... Sandy Armwood
 2013 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
D.A. Pam James
- Beautiful Frame (2013) ... D.A. Pam James
 2011-2012 Whitney (TV Series)
Candi / Patti Morris
- Bawl and Chain (2012) ... Candi
- Christmas Is Cummings (2011) ... Candi
- Pilot (2011) ... Patti Morris
 2012 Ruth & Erica (TV Series)
Brenda
- November (2012) ... Brenda
 2011 Wilfred (TV Series)
Beth
- Pride (2011) ... Beth
 2010 Who Gets the Parents (TV Movie)
Phyllis
 2010 Reviving Ophelia (TV Movie)
Marie
 2006-2007 Help Me Help You (TV Series)
Anne Hoffman / Anne
- Boxer (2007) ... Anne Hoffman
- Moving On (2007) ... Anne Hoffman
- Working Women (2006) ... Anne
- Pink Freud (2006) ... Anne
- Fun Run (2006) ... Anne
 2000-2006 Malcolm in the Middle (TV Series)
Lois
- Graduation (2006) ... Lois
- Morp (2006) ... Lois
- Cattle Court (2006) ... Lois
- Bomb Shelter (2006) ... Lois
 2001 Jenifer (TV Movie)
Valerie Estess
 1999-2000 Felicity (TV Series)
Carol Anderson
- The Biggest Deal There Is (2000) ... Carol Anderson
- Happy Birthday (1999) ... Carol Anderson
- Todd Mulcahy: Part 2 (1999) ... Carol Anderson
- Todd Mulcahy: Part 1 (1999) ... Carol Anderson
- Friends (1999) ... Carol Anderson
 1995-1999 Party of Five (TV Series)
Helene Thompson
- Stand by Me (1999) ... Helene Thompson
- Strange Bedfellows (1996) ... Helene Thompson
- In Loco Parentis (1995) ... Helene Thompson
 1997 The Spittin' Image (Short)
 1997 The Practice (TV Series)
Pamela Boyd
- Part IV (1997) ... Pamela Boyd
- Trial and Error (1997) ... Pamela Boyd
 1996-1997 Cybill (TV Series)
Holly
- Bachelor Party (1997) ... Holly
- Going to Hell in a Limo: Part 2 (1996) ... Holly
- Going to Hell in a Limo: Part 1 (1996) ... Holly
- Sex, Drugs and Catholicism (1996) ... Holly
- Cybill Does Diary (1996) ... Holly
 1996 Apollo 11 (TV Movie)
Jan Armstrong
 1996 The Chamber
Dr. Anne Biddows
 1994-1996 ABC Afterschool Specials (TV Series)
Nancy Gallagher / Mary Reed
- Educating Mom (1996) ... Nancy Gallagher
- Boys Will Be Boys (1994) ... Mary Reed
 1996 Touched by an Angel (TV Series)
Bonnie Bell
- Out of the Darkness (1996) ... Bonnie Bell
 1996 Wildly Available
Rita Goodman
 1995 Picket Fences (TV Series)
Janice Neiman
- Heroes and Villains (1995) ... Janice Neiman
 1994 L.A. Law (TV Series)
Cass' Atty. Gershonwood
- Whose San Andreas Fault Is It, Anyway? (1994) ... Cass' Atty. Gershonwood
 1994 Law & Order (TV Series)
Janet Rudman
- Censure (1994) ... Janet Rudman
 1994 Monty (TV Series)
Nickerson
- Wild, Wild Willy and His O.K. Corral (1994) ... Nickerson
 1993 Big Wave Dave's (TV Series)
Karen Fisher
- Him (1993) ... Karen Fisher
- The Adventures of Ozzie and Marshall (1993) ... Karen Fisher
- Dave's Big Wave (1993) ... Karen Fisher
- Making Up Is Hard to Do (1993) ... Karen Fisher
- The Six Stages of Marshall (1993) ... Karen Fisher
 1990-1991 Equal Justice (TV Series)
Linda Bauer
- Opening Farewell (1991) ... Linda Bauer (credit only)
- Do the Wrong Thing (1991) ... Linda Bauer (credit only)
 1989 Spooner (TV Movie)
Gail Archer
 1989 All's Fair
Linda
 1988 American Playhouse (TV Series)
Susan Glaspell
- Journey Into Genius (1988) ... Susan Glaspell
 1988 D.O.A.
Gail Cornell
 1988 Vice Versa
Robyn
 1987 The Three Kings (TV Movie)
Dr. Paula Bolet
 1987 I'll Take Manhattan (TV Mini-Series)
Nina Stern
 1986 The Christmas Gift (TV Movie)
Susan
 1986 The Right of the People (TV Movie)
Alicia
 1985 Hometown (TV Series)
Mary Newell Abbott
- Fading Away Jump Shots (1985) ... Mary Newell Abbott
- Ben the Candidate (1985) ... Mary Newell Abbott
- Nobody's Perfect (1985) ... Mary Newell Abbott
- Mary's Yen (1985) ... Mary Newell Abbott
- Paternity (1985) ... Mary Newell Abbott
 1985 Door to Door
Katharine Holloway
 1985 The Heavenly Kid
Emily Barnes
 1984 Crazy Like a Fox (TV Series)
- Pilot (1984)
 1983-1984 The Paper Chase (TV Series)
Connie Lehman
- Mrs. Hart (1984) ... Connie Lehman
- Snow (1983) ... Connie Lehman
- Plague of Locusts (1983) ... Connie Lehman
- Commitments (1983) ... Connie Lehman
- Cinderella (1983) ... Connie Lehman
 1984 Flight 90: Disaster on the Potomac (TV Movie)
Donna Olian
 1984 Hill Street Blues (TV Series)
Off. Clara Pilsky
- Nutcracker Suite (1984) ... Off. Clara Pilsky
- The Count of Monty Tasco (1984) ... Off. Clara Pilsky
- The End of Logan's Run (1984) ... Off. Clara Pilsky
- Parting Is Such Sweep Sorrow (1984) ... Off. Clara Pilsky
- The Other Side of Oneness (1984) ... Off. Clara Pilsky
 1984 Something About Amelia (TV Movie)
Mrs. Hall
 1983 The Last Leaf (Short)
Joanna Brady
 1983 Uncommon Valor
Mrs. Wilkes
 1983 Scarecrow and Mrs. King (TV Series)
Penny / Princess Salana Sharese Khan
- Always Look a Gift Horse in the Mouth (1983) ... Penny / Princess Salana Sharese Khan
 1983 Remington Steele (TV Series)
Barbara Troy Dannon
- Altared Steele (1983) ... Barbara Troy Dannon
 1983 St. Elsewhere (TV Series)
Sandy Burns
- Family History (1983) ... Sandy Burns
- Release (1983) ... Sandy Burns
- Graveyard (1983) ... Sandy Burns
 1982 For Lovers Only (TV Movie)
Margie Spoleto
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TV commercial for M & M's (2002). See more »

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3 Interviews | 5 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

5' 6½" (1.69 m)
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Personal Quote:

Student teaching is the hardest job there is. Secondary school kids didn't want to be there. I skipped out one afternoon and went to the mall, and there were some of my students there. But they couldn't report me, could they? - about the time she was student teaching See more »

Trivia:

Actor Daniel von Bargen has coincidentally appeared with husband and wife actors Jane Kaczmarek and Bradley Whitford in four different projects. Along with Kaczmarek, he appeared in Malcolm in the Middle (2000). With Whitford, he was in RoboCop 3 (1993), Philadelphia (1993) and The West Wing (1999). See more »

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