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Jane Krakowski



Biography

Tony Award(r) winner Jane Krakowski currently stars as Jenna Maroney in NBC's Emmy(r) Award-winning "30 Rock," a workplace comedy where the workplace exists behind-the-scenes of a live variety show.  Krakowski, along with the "30 Rock" cast, won the 2008 Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series.

The New Jersey-born beauty is an accomplished actress, dancer, and singer with numerous awards and credits to her name from film, theater, and television. She won Tony(r), Drama Desk and Outer Critics awards for her stunning and sultry portrayal of Carla in Broadway's Nine opposite Antonio Banderas, and won an Olivier Award while starring in Guys and Dolls with Ewan McGregor on the West End (London).

She earned her first Tony(r) nomination for her work in the production of Grand Hotel, and has also starred in Company, Once Upon A Mattress, Tartuffe and Starlight Express. Recently, Krakowski starred in Encores revival of Damn Yankees opposite Sean Hayes.

During her five-year stint on the Emmy(r), Golden Globe(r), and SAG award-winning series "Ally McBeal," she received a Golden Globe(r) nomination for her portrayal of Elaine Vassal. Other television credits include appearances on NBC's "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" and "Everwood."

Making her film debut as Cousin Vickie in National Lampoon's Vacation with Chevy Chase, Krakowski has also starred alongside Jude Law in Alfie, the remake of the famous 1966 film, and in Pretty Persuasion with Evan Rachel Wood and James Woods. In addition to lending her voice to the animated film Open Season from Sony Pictures, she co-starred, opposite Abigail Breslin, in the family film Kit Kittredge: All American Girl, produced by Julia Roberts; last holiday season, she starred in the NBC Christmas Special, "Muppets: Letters to Santa."   She next appears in the Universal feature, Cirque du Freak, from director Paul Weitz.

In addition to singing on several original Broadway cast recordings and the "Ally McBeal" Christmas episode compilation CDs, Krakowski recorded the hit single track "You" with Jim Brickman on his album Lovesongs and Lullabies.
Jane Krakowski