Jane Kaczmarek


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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 7 Primetime Emmys. Another 7 wins & 18 nominations. See more awards »

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Malcolm in the Middle Lois / Lois Wilkerson
(2000-2006)
Pleasantville David's Mom
(1998)
CHIPS Captain Jane Lindel
(2017)
Falling in Love Ann Raftis
(1984)

Filmography

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  2 Timers (Short) (completed)
Diva
 2020 Killing Eleanor
Martina Grillo
 2020 Mixed-ish (TV Series)
Eleanor
- True Colors (2020) ... Eleanor
 2019 Carol's Second Act (TV Series)
Phyllis
- Sick and Retired (2019) ... Phyllis
 2019 Trolls: The Beat Goes On! (TV Series short)
Mom Cloud
- Don't Worry Be Peppy/Two's a Cloud (2019) ... Mom Cloud (voice)
 2018 This Is Us (TV Series)
Mrs. Philips
- Katie Girls (2018) ... Mrs. Philips
 2018 Animals. (TV Series)
Judge
- The Trial (2018) ... Judge (voice)
 2018 6 Balloons
Gloria
 2017 The Boat Builder
Katherine
 2014-2017 Playing House (TV Series)
Gwen Crawford
- Ride the Dragon (2017) ... Gwen Crawford
- Gwen or Lose (2017) ... Gwen Crawford
- Cashmere Burka (2015) ... Gwen Crawford
- Bugs in Your Eyes (2014) ... Gwen Crawford
- 37 Weeks (2014) ... Gwen Crawford
 2017 CHIPS
Captain Jane Lindel
 2017 Long Day's Journey Into Night: Live (TV Movie)
Mary Tyrone
 2016 Wolves at the Door
Mary
 2016 Cooper Barrett's Guide to Surviving Life (TV Series)
Cindy Barrett
- How to Survive Your Parents' Visit (2016) ... Cindy Barrett
 2016 The Big Bang Theory (TV Series)
Dr. Gallo
- The Sales Call Sublimation (2016) ... Dr. Gallo
 2015 Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero (TV Series)
Coach Jackie
- Ultrahyperball (2015) ... Coach Jackie (voice)
 2012-2015 Captain Jake and the Never Land Pirates (TV Series)
Red Jessica
- Tiki Maskerade Mystery/The Tale of Ratsputin (2015) ... Red Jessica (voice)
- Captain Scrooge (2014) ... Red Jessica (voice)
- Hook the Genie!/A Royal Misunderstanding (2014) ... Red Jessica (voice)
- Smee-erella (2014) ... Red Jessica (voice)
 2015 Big Time in Hollywood, FL (TV Mini Series)
Dr. Moore
- Monkey Largo (2015) ... Dr. Moore
- What Dreams May Come (2015) ... Dr. Moore
 2015 Salem Rogers (TV Movie)
Dana
 2015 The McCarthys (TV Series)
Eilleen
- Sister Act (2015) ... Eilleen
 2014-2015 Us & Them (TV Series)
Pam
- Upstairs & Downstairs (2015) ... Pam
- Coeds & Carburetors (2014) ... Pam
- Corn & Cancer (2014) ... Pam
- Together & Apart (2014) ... Pam
- Snowmen & Wingmen (2014) ... Pam
 2014 Here's Your Damn Family (TV Series) (2014)
 2014 Phineas and Ferb (TV Series)
Denise
- Lost in Danville/The Inator Method (2014) ... Denise (voice)
 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
 2001-2010 The Simpsons (TV Series)
Judge Constance Harm
- Chief of Hearts (2010) ... Judge Constance Harm (voice)
- Rome-old and Juli-eh (2007) ... Judge Constance Harm (voice)
- On a Clear Day I Can't See My Sister (2005) ... Judge Constance Harm (voice)
- The Wandering Juvie (2004) ... Judge Constance Harm (voice)
- Brake My Wife, Please (2003) ... Judge Constance Harm (voice)
 2008-2009 Raising the Bar (TV Series)
Judge Trudy Kessler
- Oh, Say Can You Pee (2009) ... Judge Trudy Kessler
- Maybe, Baby (2009) ... Judge Trudy Kessler (credit only)
- Happy Ending (2009) ... Judge Trudy Kessler
- Beating a Dead Horse (2009) ... Judge Trudy Kessler
- Bobbi Ba-Bing (2009) ... Judge Trudy Kessler
 2006-2007 Help Me Help You (TV Series)
Anne Hoffman
- Boxer (2007) ... Anne Hoffman
- Moving On (2007) ... Anne Hoffman
- Working Women (2006) ... Anne Hoffman
- Pink Freud (2006) ... Anne Hoffman
- Fun Run (2006) ... Anne Hoffman
 2000-2006 Malcolm in the Middle (TV Series)
Lois / Lois Wilkerson
- Graduation (2006) ... Lois Wilkerson
- Morp (2006) ... Lois Wilkerson
- Cattle Court (2006) ... Lois Wilkerson
- Stevie in the Hospital (2006) ... Lois Wilkerson
- Bomb Shelter (2006) ... Lois Wilkerson
 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
 1998 Pleasantville
David's Mom
 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 Frasier (TV Series)
Maureen Cutler
- Dad Loves Sherry, the Boys Just Whine (1997) ... Maureen Cutler
- Police Story (1996) ... Maureen Cutler
 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 Wildly Available
Rita Goodman
 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
 1995 Picket Fences (TV Series)
Janice Neiman
- Heroes and Villains (1995) ... Janice Neiman
 1994 Without Warning (TV Movie)
Dr. Caroline Jaffe
 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
 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
- The Devil His Due (1991) ... Linda Bauer
- What Color Are My Eyes? (1991) ... Linda Bauer
- Opening Farewell (1991) ... Linda Bauer (credit only)
- Without Prejudice (1991) ... Linda Bauer
- 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
- Episode #1.2 (1987) ... Nina Stern
- Episode #1.1 (1987) ... Nina Stern
 1986 The Christmas Gift (TV Movie)
Susan Macmillen
 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 The Heavenly Kid
Emily Barnes
 1984 Crazy Like a Fox (TV Series)
- Pilot (1984)
 1984 Falling in Love
Ann Raftis
 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 Door to Door
Katharine Holloway
 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 Right of Way (TV Movie)
TV Reporter
 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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(July 2 to 18, 1981) She played woman of Argos, Troy and other lands in Euripdes, Aeschylus, Homer and Sophocles' play, "The Greeks," in the Williamstown Theatre Festival production at the Main Stage in Williamstown, Masaschusetts with Emery Battis (Old Man); Donald F. Berman (Pylacles); Kate Burton (Artemis, chorus); Mary F. ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Interviews | 6 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 3 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

5' 6½" (1.69 m)

Spouse:

Bradley Whitford  (divorced)  (3 children)

Children:

Frances Genevieve Whitford | See more »

Parents:

Edward Kaczmarek | Evelyn Kaczmarek
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Personal Quote:

"I hate cooking, so my only concern was fitting a turkey in it on Thanksgiving and I can." (when asks when she will use her newly purchased 1950s stove). See more »

Trivia:

Received seven consecutive Emmy nominations for Best Actress in a Comedy Series (Malcolm in the Middle (2000)) but never won. See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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