Born and raised in Milwaukee, Kaczmarek is a familiar face in television and an industry veteran. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin, she went on to receive a graduate degree in drama from Yale. She was a series regular on Equal Justice, Hometown, Big Wave Dave and Paper Chase: The Second Year. Additional credits include recurring roles on Felicity, Party of Five, Frasier, The Practice, Cybill and Hill Street Blues, and guest starring roles on such series as Touched By An Angel, Picket Fences, L.A. Law and Hollywood Division. In addition she starred in the made-for-television movies Jenifer, Apollo 11, Educating Mom, The Deception, Boys Will Be Boys, I'll Take Manhattan, Something About Amelia, The Christmas Story and The Three Kings.
Kaczmarek's feature film credits include Pleasantville, The Chamber, Vice Versa, Uncommon Valor, D.O.A., The Heavenly Kid and Falling in Love, as well as the independent films The Spittin' Image and Wildly Available.
On Broadway Kaczmarek appeared in Lost in Yonkers, and in Los Angeles she starred in Kindertransport, which received an LA Ovation Award, and in Raised in Captivity, which won an LA Drama Critics Award. Her other theatrical credits include Steve Martin's Wasp, Escape from Happiness, Eve's Diary, Pride and Prejudice, The Legends of Oedipus, Loose Ends, Ice Cream/Hot Fudge and Better Living, opposite Olympia Dukakis.
Kaczmarek resides in Los Angeles with her husband, actor Bradley Whitford (The West Wing), and their children, Frances, George and Mary Louisa.
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Jane Kaczmarek Facts
|Birthday||December 21, 1955 (62)|
|Birthplace||Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA|
|Falling in Love|
|Tracey Ullman in The Trailer Tales|
|Malcolm in the Middle|
|Malcolm in the Middle: Season 1|