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Jane Leeves

Jane Leeves

Jane Leeves portrays the eccentric Daphne Moon in the top-rated comedy series FRASIER. Daphne is a warmhearted and semi-psychic home-care worker from Manchester, England who cares for Frasier's crusty father Martin and adds spice to the Crane household.

Born on April 18 in London, Leeves, who received her first Emmy nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series last year, was raised in East Grinstead, Sussex, England, the daughter, (along with two sisters and a brother) of a contracts engineer and a nurse. Her first dream was to be a ballerina, but that career was cut short by an ankle injury when she was 18. She bounced back with modeling and less strenuous dancing in commercials and rock videos.

Leeves moved to Los Angeles to break into acting and was soon cast in the role of Blue in the syndicated series Throb. She gained much attention for her role as Audrey Cohen, the girlfriend of Miles Silverberg on Murphy Brown, and later appeared in one of the most memorable episodes of Seinfeld, as the virgin who seduced John F. Kennedy Jr. She reprised her role in the Seinfeld season finale. Her other television work includes the NBC miniseries Pandora's Clock starring opposite Richard Dean Anderson as well as guest starring on such series as Murder, She Wrote, My Two Dads, Blossom, and Who's the Boss?

Her feature film credits include the Miramax feature Music of the Heart opposite Meryl Streep, the independent feature Don't Go Breaking My Heart opposite Anthony Edwards, the voice of the Ladybug in the animated film James & the Giant Peach based on the Roald Dahl book, Miracle on 34th Street, To Live and Die in L.A., Monty Python's The Meaning of Life, The Hunger and Mr. Write, opposite Paul Reiser.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2003.

Jane Leeves Facts

BirthdayApril 18, 1961 (57)
BirthplaceIlford, Essex, England, United Kingdom
Height5' 10" (1m78)  How tall is Jane Leeves compared to you?

Selected Filmography

James and the Giant Peach
Monty Python's The Meaning of Life
Frasier: The Complete Series
Hot in Cleveland: The Complete Series
Surf Party
Hot in Cleveland: Season 6
Frasier: Season 4
Frasier: Season 1
Frasier: Season 5
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