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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 »

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Dharma & Greg Dharma Finkelstein Montgomery
(1997-2002)
Keeping the Faith Anna Riley
(2000)
(1998)

Filmography

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 2018 Fear the Walking Dead (TV Series)
Naomi / June
- ...I Lose Myself (2018) ... June
- I Lose People... (2018) ... June
- MM 54 (2018) ... June
- Blackjack (2018) ... June
- Weak (2018) ... Naomi
 2017 Imaginary Mary (TV Series)
Alice
- Sleep Over (2017) ... Alice
- Last Dance with Mary (2017) ... Alice
- The Ex X Factor (2017) ... Alice
- Alice the Mole (2017) ... Alice
- In a World Where Worlds Collide (2017) ... Alice
 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
 2014 Growing Up Fisher (TV Series)
Joyce Fisher
- Madi About You (2014) ... Joyce Fisher
- Growing Up Fairbanks (2014) ... Joyce Fisher
- Secret Lives of Fishers (2014) ... Joyce Fisher
- First Time's the Charm (2014) ... Joyce Fisher
- Desk/Job (2014) ... Joyce Fisher
 2013 The Mindy Project (TV Series)
Priscilla
- Mindy Lahiri Is a Racist (2013) ... Priscilla
 2013 Royal Pains (TV Series)
Lacy
- Open Invitation (2013) ... Lacy
 2012-2013 1600 Penn (TV Series)
Emily Nash Gilchrist
- Marry Me, Baby (2013) ... Emily Nash Gilchrist
- Bursting the Bubble (2013) ... Emily Nash Gilchrist
- Dinner, Bath, Puzzle (2013) ... Emily Nash Gilchrist
- The Short Happy Life of Reba Cadbury (2013) ... Emily Nash Gilchrist
- Game Theory (2013) ... Emily Nash Gilchrist
 2012 Damages (TV Series)
Naomi Walling
- But You Don't Do That Anymore (2012) ... Naomi Walling
- I Like Your Chair (2012) ... Naomi Walling
- I Need to Win (2012) ... Naomi Walling
- There's Something Wrong with Me (2012) ... Naomi Walling (voice, uncredited)
- Failure Is Failure (2012) ... Naomi Walling
 2012 Shameless (TV Series)
Jill
- Fiona Interrupted (2012) ... Jill
 2011 Bad Mom (TV Movie)
Julia
 2011 Matumbo Goldberg (TV Series)
Matumba Goldberg
- Sex Ed (2011) ... Matumba Goldberg
- Matumba (2011) ... Matumba Goldberg
- Bar Mitzvah (2011) ... Matumba Goldberg
- Tribesmates (2011) ... Matumba Goldberg
- Matumbo Goldberg (2011) ... Matumba Goldberg
 2004-2011 Two and a Half Men (TV Series)
Frankie / Dharma
- Nice to Meet You, Walden Schmidt (2011) ... Dharma
- That Was Saliva, Alan (2004) ... Frankie
- Round One to the Hot Crazy Chick (2004) ... Frankie
 2011 Friends with Benefits
Annie
 2009-2010 Accidentally on Purpose (TV Series)
Billie
- Speed 2 (2010) ... Billie
- Speed (2010) ... Billie
- Face Off (2010) ... Billie
- Back to School (2010) ... Billie
- Attack of the 50 Foot Woman (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
- We've Got Spirit (2008) ... Kimmi Himler
 2008 Struck (Short)
 2007 Brothers & Sisters (TV Series)
Lizzie Jones-Baker
- Game Night (2007) ... Lizzie Jones-Baker
 2006 Courting Alex (TV Series)
Alex Rose / Bex Atwell
- Everything I Know About Men (2006) ... Bex Atwell
- A Moving Story (2006) ... Alex Rose
- Alex Looks Out for Steven (2006) ... Alex Rose
- You Compete Me (2006) ... Alex Rose
- The Perfect Couple (2006) ... Alex Rose
 2006 Best of Chris Isaak (Video) (segment "Somebody's Crying") (uncredited)
 2005/I Touched
Angela Martin
 2005 United (Video short)
Jenna Elfman
 2004 Clifford's Really Big Movie
Dorothy (voice)
 2002 Obsessed (TV Movie)
Ellena Roberts
 1997-2002 Dharma & Greg (TV Series)
Dharma Finkelstein Montgomery
- The Mamas and the Papas: Part 2 (2002) ... Dharma Finkelstein Montgomery
- The Mamas and the Papas: Part 1 (2002) ... Dharma Finkelstein Montgomery
- Tuesday's Child (2002) ... Dharma Finkelstein Montgomery
- The Parent Trap (2002) ... Dharma Finkelstein Montgomery
- The Tooth Is Out There (2002) ... Dharma Finkelstein Montgomery
 2001 Town & Country
Auburn
 2000 The Tangerine Bear: Home in Time for Christmas! (Video)
Lorelei (voice)
 2000 CyberWorld (Short)
Phig (voice)
 2000 Keeping the Faith
Anna Riley
 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)
 1998 Krippendorf's Tribe
Veronica
 1997 Grosse Pointe Blank
Tanya
 1997 The Single Guy (TV Series)
Jordan
- Just Friends? (1997) ... Jordan
 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
 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
 1992-1996 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Ballet Dancer / Ballet Dancer in background
- Something Foul in Flappieville (1996) ... Ballet Dancer
- Danse Diabolique (1992) ... Ballet Dancer in background (uncredited)
 1995 Roseanne (TV Series)
Garland
- The Getaway, Almost (1995) ... Garland
 1995 The Monroes (TV Series)
Lily
- Bottom's Up (1995) ... Lily
 1995 Chris Isaak: Somebody's Crying (Video short)
Beachgoer
 1995 Pointman (TV Series)
Mary Ellen
- Storm Warning (1995) ... Mary Ellen (as Jenna Butala)
 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)
 1990 Depeche Mode: Halo (Video short)
Tall Dancer (uncredited)
 1990 Depeche Mode: Strange Too (Video short)
Tall Dancer in 'Halo' Video (as Jenna)
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Alternate Names:

Jenna Butala | Jenna

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

Like, to do a pilot, you don't know what's going to happen with it. See more »

Trivia:

Susan Sullivan, who played the mother-in-law of her character, Dharma, in the series Dharma & Greg (1997), also played the mother of her character Lizzie, in the series Brothers & Sisters (2006). See more »

Trademark:

Bubbly cheerful goofy persona

Star Sign:

Libra

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