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Encyclopedia > Jane Krakowski
Jane Krakowski

Jane Krakowski in 2005
(Photo: Eugene Wei)
Birth name Jane Krajkowski
Born October 11, 1968 (1968-10-11) (age 38)
Flag of the United States Parsippany, New Jersey, United States

Jane Krakowski (née Krajkowski, born October 11, 1968 in Parsippany, New Jersey) is a Tony Award-winning American actress and singer. She is best known for her roles as Elaine Vassal on Ally McBeal and Jenna Maroney on 30 Rock. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... is the 284th day of the year (285th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Parsippany-Troy Hills Township is a Township located in Morris County, New Jersey. ... Official language(s) English de facto Capital Trenton Largest city Newark Area  Ranked 47th  - Total 8,729 sq mi (22,608 km²)  - Width 70 miles (110 km)  - Length 150 miles (240 km)  - % water 14. ... What is popularly called the Tony Award® but is formally the Antoinette Perry Award is an annual American award celebrating achievements in theater, including musical theater. ... The Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical is awarded to the actress who is voted the best non-starring actress in a musical, whether a new production or a revival. ... Nine is a musical with music and lyrics by American composer Maury Yeston. ... is the 284th day of the year (285th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Parsippany-Troy Hills Township is a Township located in Morris County, New Jersey. ... Official language(s) English de facto Capital Trenton Largest city Newark Area  Ranked 47th  - Total 8,729 sq mi (22,608 km²)  - Width 70 miles (110 km)  - Length 150 miles (240 km)  - % water 14. ... What is popularly called the Tony Award (formally, the Antoinette Perry Award for Excellence in Theatre) is an annual award celebrating achievements in live American theater, including musical theater, primarily honoring productions on Broadway in New York. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... A singer is a musician who uses their voice to produce music. ... Ally McBeal is an American television series which ran on the FOX network from 1997 to 2002 and was one of the best-known dramedy television series of the 1990s winning several awards. ... Jenna Maroney is a fictional character on the American television series 30 Rock, played by Jane Krakowski. ... 30 Rock is a Golden Globe Award-winning and Emmy Award-nominated NBC sitcom that debuted in the United States on October 11, 2006. ...


Krakowski attended Parsippany High School.[1] Parsippany High School is a four-year comprehensive public high school, one of two high schools in the township of Parsippany-Troy Hills, New Jersey, as part of the Parsippany-Troy Hills School District. ...

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Television

In her first major television role, Krakowski joined the soap opera Search for Tomorrow in 1984, playing the role of Theresa Rebecca (T.R.) Kendall, a role she played until the show ended in 1986. She was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award for the role in 1987. For Philippine soap opera, see Teleserye. ... Search for Tomorrow was a soap opera which started airing on Monday, September 3, 1951 on CBS. The show was moved from CBS, its original broadcaster, on Friday, March 26, 1982, with NBC picking it up on the following Monday, March 29, 1982. ... The Daytime Emmy Awards are awards presented by the New York-based National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and the Los Angeles-based Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in recognition of excellence in American daytime television programming. ...


In 1997 she landed what would become her biggest role, playing office assistant Elaine Vassal on the television series Ally McBeal for five seasons until 2002. Her role on Ally McBeal earned her a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress in 1999. For the band, see 1997 (band). ... The Golden Globe Award The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and television programs, given out each year during a formal dinner. ...


In 2006, Krakowski joined the cast of the new NBC sitcom 30 Rock, where she plays Jenna Maroney, a cast member of the fictional late night sketch show TGS with Tracy Jordan. Krakowski was cast to replace Rachel Dratch, who played Jenna in the show's unaired original pilot episode. Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The National Broadcasting Company (NBC) is an American television network headquartered in the GE Building in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... This article does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A television pilot is a test episode of an intended television series. ...


Film

Krakowski has also appeared in the movies National Lampoon's Vacation, Fatal Attraction, The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas (where she played Betty Rubble), Marci X, Alfie, Go, Dance With Me, Pretty Persuasion and will appear in the upcoming movie Kit Kittredge: An American Girl Mystery. Krakowski was also originally cast in the horror camp classic Sleepaway Camp as the role of "mean girl" Judy but dropped out just before filming because she felt her character's death scene was too violent. National Lampoons Vacation is a 1983 comedy film directed by Harold Ramis and starring Chevy Chase, Beverly DAngelo, Anthony Michael Hall, Dana Barron, Randy Quaid and Imogene Coca. ... Fatal Attraction is a 1987 thriller about a married man who has a weekend affair with a woman who refuses to allow it to end and who becomes obsessed with him. ... The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas is a 2000 film based on the Hanna-Barbera animated television series The Flintstones, produced by Amblin Entertainment and Univershell (Universal) Pictures. ... Betty Rubble and her friend, Wilma Flintstone. ... Marci X is a 2003 film, directed by Richard Benjamin and written by Paul Rudnick. ... Alfie is also a 1966 movie. ... Go is a 1999 film directed by Doug Liman, with three intertwining plots that happen to involve one drug deal. ... Pretty Persuasion is a 2005 comedy / drama / teen film directed by Marcos Siega and written by Skander Halim. ... Summer camp ‎Sleepaway Camp was a 1983 horror movie written and directed by Robert Hiltzik—who also served as executive producer—about murders at a summer camp. ...


Stage

A trained singer, Krakowski has made numerous appearances on stage. She appeared in the 1989 Broadway musical Grand Hotel as the typist and would-be-film-star Flaemmchen for which she was nominated for a Tony Award. Her solo number "I Want to go to Hollywood" is included on the original cast recording. At the 2000 American Comedy Awards, Krakowski won rave reviews when she performed a sexually-charged musical tribute and love letter to Microsoft chairman, Bill Gates. Note on spelling: While most Americans use er (as per American spelling conventions), the majority of venues, performers and trade groups for live theatre use re. ... Musical theater (or theatre) is a form of theatre combining music, songs, dance, and spoken dialogue. ... Grand Hotel is a musical with music and lyrics by Robert Wright and George Forrest, with additional music by Maury Yeston and Wally Harper, additional lyrics by Maury Yeston, and a book by Luther Davis. ... The American Comedy Awards were a group of awards presented annually since 1987 to honor performances and performers in the field of comedy. ... Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT), (founded 1975), headquartered in Redmond, Washington, USA, is the worlds largest software company (with over 50,000 employees in various countries, as of May 2004). ... For other persons named Bill Gates, see Bill Gates (disambiguation). ...


In 1995, she played the ditzy flight attendant April in The Roundabout Theatre Company's revival of Company.


In January of 2002, Windham Hill Records released a Jim Brickman album titled "Love Songs & Lullabies" featuring Jane as a vocalist for the song "You", which became a hit on adult contemporary radio stations. Brickman and Krakowski also recorded an alternate Christmas version of "You". Windham Hill Records is a record company, founded in the 1976 by guitarist and carpenter William Ackerman and his then-wife Anne Robinson. ... Jim Brickman (born November 20, 1961) is a Jewish-American composer and contemporary pianist. ... Adult contemporary music, frequently abbreciated to just AC, is a type of radio format that plays mainstream and pop music, without hip-hop or rap since, as per the name, it is geared more towards adults than teens. ...


In 2003, she starred in the Broadway revival of Nine for which she won the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress. In 2005, she starred as Miss Adelaide alongside Ewan McGregor in the new production of Guys and Dolls[1] in London (Piccadilly Theatre) a role for which she won the 2006 Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Musical. Nine is a musical with music and lyrics by American composer Maury Yeston. ... Ewan Gordon McGregor (born March 31, 1971) (IPA pronunciation: [1]) is a Scottish actor who has had significant success in mainstream, indie and art house films. ... Guys and Dolls Original Broadway Cast recording (1950) Guys And Dolls is a hit 1950 musical, with the music and lyrics written by Frank Loesser. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... The Laurence Olivier Awards, previously known as The Society of West End Theatre Awards, were renamed in honour of British actor Laurence Olivier, Baron Olivier in 1984, having first been established in 1976. ...


Krakowski performed in a January 2007 workshop production and backers' audition for a Broadway musical adaption of the 1980 film, Xanadu, with music from the film's soundtrack and a book by Douglas Carter Beane. Xanadu premiered on Broadway summer 2007, although Krakowski's role is played by Kerry Butler. Xanadu is a 1980 musical/romance film directed by Robert Greenwald. ... Douglas Carter Beane is an American playwright and screenwriter. ... Kerry Butler (born June 18, 1971 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American actress. ...


Other Works

Krakowski played "Wanda" in the video for the Dixie Chicks' song Goodbye Earl in 2000. She is a friend of Joss Stone, and attended Stone's concert June 8, 2007 in Central Park, NYC The Dixie Chicks are a thirteen-time Grammy Award-winning female country/rock music trio from the United States comprising Emily Robison, Martie Maguire and Natalie Maines. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Joss Stone (born Joscelyn Eve Stoker on 11 April 1987) is an English soul, R&B, and blues singer, songwriter, and occasional actress who has sold over ten million albums worldwide and won two BRIT Awards and one Grammy Award. ...


References

  1. ^ Leave It to Jane, TheaterMania.com, March 10, 2006.

March 10 is the 69th day of the year (70th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

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Jane Krakowski
Awards
Preceded by
Harriet Harris
for Thoroughly Modern Millie
Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical
2003
for Nine
Succeeded by
Anika Noni Rose
for Caroline, or Change

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