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Jenna Elfman

Jenna Elfman

Highest Rated: 80% Barry (2016)

Lowest Rated: 13% Town & Country (2001)

Birthday: Sep 30, 1971

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA

An ebullient performer who earned fame with her role as a buoyant free-spirit on the popular sitcom "Dharma & Greg" (ABC, 1997-2002), actress Jenna Elfman broke through as a stand out cast member of the failed sitcom, "Townies" (ABC, 1996). A professional dancer who made the switch to acting in the early 1990s, Elfman made immediate strides on the small screen, landing guest starring roles on both dramas and sitcoms, including "Roseanne" (ABC, 1988-1997) and "NYPD Blue" (ABC, 1993-2005) before landing her first regular gig with "Townies." Though "Townies" was only on the air a short time, network executives were duly impressed with Elfman's talents and signed her to an exclusive deal to develop her own series. The result was "Dharma & Greg," which managed to stay on for five seasons while earning the actress three consecutive Emmy Award nominations. Once the show was canceled, however, Elfman's career hit a rough patch that included starring in the failed sitcom, "Courting Alex" (CBS, 2006), while a heated argument with a Scientology critic ignited a brief, but white-hot media firestorm. But Elfman continued to persevere, regaining her presence as a charming sitcom actress on series including "Accidentally On Purpose" (CBS 2009-10), White House satire "1600 Penn" (ABC 2012-13), family sitcom "Growing Up Fisher" (ABC 2014) and fantasy "Imaginary Mary" (ABC 2017) before joining the cast of established horror hit "Fear the Walking Dead" (AMC 2015- ).

Highest rated movies

80% Barry 69% Friends With Benefits
69% Keeping the Faith
63% EDtv
57% Looney Tunes: Back in Action
33% Big Stone Gap
29% Love Hurts
17% Krippendorf's Tribe

Photos

Jenna Elfman Jenna Elfman at arrivals for IN TIME Premiere, Regency Village Theater in Westwood, Los Angeles, CA October 20, 2011. Photo By: Elizabeth Goodenough/Everett Collection (L-R) Emma Stone, Will Gluck, Mila Kunis, Justin Timberlake, Jenna Elfman at arrivals for FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS Premiere, The Ziegfeld Theatre, New York, NY July 18, 2011. Photo By: Gregorio T. Binuya/Everett Collection Jenna Elfman at arrivals for THE COMEDIAN Premiere, Silver Screen Theatre at The Pacific Design Center, Los Angeles, CA January 27, 2017. Photo By: Priscilla Grant/Everett Collection Jenna Elfman at arrivals for TCA Winter Press Tour 2016: Disney/ABC Party, The Langham Huntington, Pasadena, CA January 10, 2017. Photo By: Priscilla Grant/Everett Collection Jenna Elfman at arrivals for 2015 ELLE Women in Hollywood Awards, Four Seasons Hotel Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, CA October 19, 2015. Photo By: Elizabeth Goodenough/Everett Collection Jenna Elfman at arrivals for STONE GAP Premiere, Landmark Sunshine Cinema, New York, NY September 24, 2015. Photo By: Derek Storm/Everett Collection Jenna Elfman at arrivals for STONE GAP Premiere, Landmark Sunshine Cinema, New York, NY September 24, 2015. Photo By: Derek Storm/Everett Collection Jenna Elfman at arrivals for American Film Institute's 43rd Life Achievement Award Gala, The Dolby Theatre at Hollywood and Highland Center, Los Angeles, CA June 4, 2015. Photo By: Elizabeth Goodenough/Everett Collection Jenna Elfman at arrivals for IN TIME Premiere, Regency Village Theater in Westwood, Los Angeles, CA October 20, 2011. Photo By: Elizabeth Goodenough/Everett Collection Jenna Elfman at arrivals for FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS Premiere, The Ziegfeld Theatre, New York, NY July 18, 2011. Photo By: Gregorio T. Binuya/Everett Collection Jenna Elfman at arrivals for HORRIBLE BOSSES Premiere, Grauman''s Chinese Theatre, Los Angeles, CA June 30, 2011. Photo By: Elizabeth Goodenough/Everett Collection Jenna Elfman at arrivals for LARRY CROWNE Premiere, Grauman''s Chinese Theatre, Los Angeles, CA June 27, 2011. Photo By: Elizabeth Goodenough/Everett Collection KRIPPENDORF'S TRIBE, Jenna Elfman, 1998, © Buena Vista KEEPING THE FAITH, Ben Stiller, Jenna Elfman, Edward Norton, 2000, (c) Touchstone LOONEY TUNES: BACK IN ACTION, front: Daffy duck, Bugs Bunny, rear: Yosemite Sam, Wile E. Coyote, Road Runner, Brendan Fraser, Jenna Elfman, Steve Martin, Tazmanian Devil, Tweety, 2003, (c) Warner Brothers LOONEY TUNES: BACK IN ACTION, front: Tazmanian Devil, rear: Daffy Duck, Jenna Elfman, Brendan Fraser, Tweety, Bugs Bunny, 2003, (c) Warner Brothers LOONEY TUNES: BACK IN ACTION, Daffy Duck, Jenna Elfman, Tazmanian Devil, Brendan Fraser, Tweety, bugs Bunny, 2003, (c) Warner Brothers LOONEY TUNES: BACK IN ACTION, Daffy Duck, Brendan Fraser, Tweety, Tazmanian Devil, Jenna Elfman, Bugs Bunny, 2003, (c) Warner Brothers CAN'T HARDLY WAIT, from left: Ethan Embry, Jenna Elfman, 1998, © Columbia

Filmography

Movies

Credit
80% 50% Barry Kathy Baughman (Character) - 2016
33% 54% Big Stone Gap Iva Lou Wade (Character) $1.0M 2014
69% 65% Friends With Benefits Annie (Character) $55.8M 2011
29% 32% Love Hurts Darlene (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 25% The Six Wives of Henry Lefay Ophelia (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet 75% Touched Angela Martin (Character),
Executive Producer
- 2005
55% 38% Clifford's Really Big Movie Dorothy (Voice) $2.8M 2004
57% 50% Looney Tunes: Back in Action Kate Houghton (Character) $21.0M 2003
No Score Yet 38% Obsessed Ellena Roberts (Character) - 2002
13% 14% Town & Country Auburn (Character) $6.7M 2001
69% 59% Keeping the Faith Anna Riley (Character) $37.0M 2000
55% 62% CyberWorld Phig (Voice) $11.2M 2000
63% 30% EDtv Shari (Character) $22.4M 1999
17% 24% Krippendorf's Tribe Veronica Micelli (Character) $7.6M 1998

TV

Credit
73% 58% Fear the Walking Dead June (Character) 2018-2023
No Score Yet No Score Yet Show Me More Self 2022
No Score Yet No Score Yet AMC+ Fan Experience Unknown (Character) 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Talk Guest 2011 2013 2017 2019-2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rachael Ray Guest 2013-2014 2017 2021
No Score Yet 81% Talking Dead Guest 2018 2020-2021
67% 44% The Twilight Zone Unknown (Guest Star) 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet To Tell the Truth Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Conan Guest 2013-2014 2017-2018
27% 54% Imaginary Mary Alice (Character) 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Harry Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wendy Williams Show Guest 2014 2017
No Score Yet 88% At Midnight With Chris Hardwick Guest 2016-2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Chew Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly Guest 2017
No Score Yet 19% The Late Late Show With James Corden Guest 2017
No Score Yet 7% The View Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hollywood Game Night Guest 2014-2015
35% 70% Growing Up Fisher Joyce Fisher (Character) 2014
No Score Yet 100% The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson Guest 2014
No Score Yet 61% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2014
86% 83% The Mindy Project Unknown (Guest Star) 2013
94% 76% Royal Pains Lacy (Guest Star) 2013
No Score Yet 58% So You Think You Can Dance Judge 2013
41% 33% 1600 Penn Emily Nash Gilchrist (Character) 2012-2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Larry King Now Guest 2013
65% 66% Two and a Half Men Dharma (Guest Star) 2004 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lopez Tonight Guest 2011
30% 40% Accidentally on Purpose Billie (Character) 2009-2010
No Score Yet 36% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2009-2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bonnie Hunt Show Guest 2009
82% 88% My Name Is Earl Kimmi Himler (Guest Star) 2008
79% 84% Brothers & Sisters Lizzie Jones-Baker (Guest Star) 2007
25% No Score Yet Courting Alex Alex Rose (Character) 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dharma & Greg Dharma Finkelstein (Character) 1997-2002
55% No Score Yet Emmys Host 1999
75% No Score Yet The Single Guy Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
30% No Score Yet Townies Shannon (Character) 1996
91% 60% Murder One Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
86% No Score Yet Almost Perfect Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
83% 93% NYPD Blue Patty Snow (Guest Star) 1996
76% 78% Roseanne Garland (Guest Star) 1995
29% No Score Yet The Monroes Unknown (Guest Star) 1995