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Jane Krakowski

A first class talent in high demand, Jane Krakowski shines in every role on both stage and screen.

She is starring opposite Ewan McGregor in the London Donmar Warehouse's spring 2005 production of Guys and Dolls, and recently signed on to film Simply Halston, the biopic of the famous designer who will be played by Alec Baldwin; Krakowski will play Liza Minnelli in what is sure to be a scene-stealing performance. Last fall, Krakowski co-starred opposite Jude Law and Susan Sarandon in Paramount's remake of the classic film Alfie for director Charles Shyer. Krakowski also starred in NBC's musical remake of Charles Dickens' classic, A Christmas Carol, in which she played The Ghost of Christmas Past, with Kelsey Grammer as Scrooge.

Krakowski conquered yet another medium last year with her stunning, sultry portrayal of Carla in the Broadway musical NINE, also starring Antonio Banderas, Mary Stuart Masterson and Chita Rivera. Her knock-out performance earned her the 2003 Tony Award for Featured Actress in a Musical, the Drama Desk Award for Featured Actress in a Musical, and the Outer Critic's Award for Best Actress in a Musical, launching an exciting new chapter in this talented woman's already burgeoning career.

Ever busy with a hand in all the markets, Krakowski appeared in a recurring role opposite Treat Williams in the acclaimed WB series Everwood. She also starred opposite George Eads (C.S.I.) in the ABC Family original telefilm, Just a Walk in the Park. Her other film credits include Marci X, The Flinstones: Viva Rock Vegas as 'Betty Rubble', the critically-acclaimed feature Go, Dance with Me, Mrs. Winterbourne, Steppin Out, Fatal Attraction and National Lampoon's Vacation.

A Tony Award and Drama Desk Award nominee for Grand Hotel, Krakowski has also starred in the Broadway productions of Company, Once Upon a Mattress, Tartuffe and Starlight Express. In Los Angeles, she starred at the Mark Taper Forum in Henceforward, winning the Los Angeles Drama Critics and the Dramalogue Awards. She also starred as 'Mabel' in Broadway's Reprise series of Mack & Mabel.

Jane received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actress in a Television Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television for her portrayal of 'Elaine' on Ally McBeal. Her additional television work includes HBO's The High Life and Men and Women II, Alex Haley's Queen, the film When We Were Young and the recent Great Performances Rodgers and Hart. She also received two Emmy Award nominations for her work on Search For Tomorrow.

In addition to singing for several original Broadway cast recordings of shows in which she appeared, she recorded the single track You with A/C hitman Jim Brickman on his recent album Love Songs & Lullabies.


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Jane Krakowski Facts

Birth NameJane Krajkowski
OccupationActress
BirthdayOctober 11, 1968 (49)
SignLibra
BirthplaceParsippany, New Jersey, USA

Selected Filmography

Pixels
Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant
The Rocker
The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas
Kit Kittredge: An American Girl
Leaked 'Peter Pan Live!' Audition Tape with Jane Krakowski
Open Season 2
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Season Two
Dance With Me
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