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Also Known As: Died:
Born: October 11, 1968 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Parsippany, New Jersey, USA Profession: actor, dancer, singer

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Tony-winning actress and trained singer Jane Krakowski gracefully made the transition from child actor to accomplished Broadway performer to television star all before the age of 35. Following her film debut in the classic comedy "National Lampoon's Vacation" (1983), Krakowski's subsequent screen outings were sporadic at best, often in inferior material. After several years of honing her skills on the Broadway stage - which included performances in "Starlight Express" (1987) and "Grand Hotel" (1989) - Krakowski finally found mainstream success in the late 1990s as Elaine Vassal on the David E. Kelley dramedy hit, "Ally McBeal" (Fox, 1997-2002). Thanks to her breakout role, the actress landed more prominent parts in feature films, including playing Betty Rubble in "The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas" (2000). Back on the stage, she won a Tony for her performance in the Broadway rival of "Nine" (2003), which she followed with a starring turn opposite Jude Law in the feature remake of "Alfie" (2004). But Krakowski truly wowed critics with her next performance, portraying the vain, late night television performer Jenna Maroney on Tina Fey's critically acclaimed and multiple award-winning sitcom, "30 Rock"...

Tony-winning actress and trained singer Jane Krakowski gracefully made the transition from child actor to accomplished Broadway performer to television star all before the age of 35. Following her film debut in the classic comedy "National Lampoon's Vacation" (1983), Krakowski's subsequent screen outings were sporadic at best, often in inferior material. After several years of honing her skills on the Broadway stage - which included performances in "Starlight Express" (1987) and "Grand Hotel" (1989) - Krakowski finally found mainstream success in the late 1990s as Elaine Vassal on the David E. Kelley dramedy hit, "Ally McBeal" (Fox, 1997-2002). Thanks to her breakout role, the actress landed more prominent parts in feature films, including playing Betty Rubble in "The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas" (2000). Back on the stage, she won a Tony for her performance in the Broadway rival of "Nine" (2003), which she followed with a starring turn opposite Jude Law in the feature remake of "Alfie" (2004). But Krakowski truly wowed critics with her next performance, portraying the vain, late night television performer Jenna Maroney on Tina Fey's critically acclaimed and multiple award-winning sitcom, "30 Rock" (NBC, 2006- ). Thanks to that show's popularity, Krakowski was able to take her multifaceted talents, including her soaring vocals, to a new level.

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CAST: (feature film)

2.
 Open Season 2 (2009)
3.
 Rocker, The (2008)
5.
 OPEN SEASON (2006)
6.
 Pretty Persuasion (2005) Cast
8.
 Mom at Sixteen (2005)
9.
 Christmas Carol: The Musical, A (2004) Ghost Of Christmas Past
10.
 Alfie (2004) Dorie
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Raised in Parsippany, New Jersey
1972:
At age three, began taking dance lessons
1977:
Cast in an industrial fashion show at age eight
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Auditioned for a role in Tommy Tune's "Nine"; was not cast
1983:
Debut film role, as Cousin Vicki in "National Lampoon's Vacation"
1984:
First major television role, as Theresa Rebecca (T.R.) Kendall on the soap opera "Search for Tomorrow" (NBC)
1987:
Made Broadway debut as Dinah the Dining Car in the musical "Starlight Express"; stayed with the show for its entire run
1989:
Cast in the Broadway musical "Grand Hotel" as the typist and would-be-film-star Flaemmchen; earned a Tony nomination
1991:
Co-starred with Liza Minnelli in "Stepping Out"
1993:
Appeared in the CBS miniseries "Queen"
1995:
Played the ditzy flight attendant April in the Broadway revival of "Company"
1996:
Starred alongside Sarah Jessica Parker in the Broadway revival of "Once Upon a Matress"
1997:
Breakthrough role as office assistant Elaine Vassal on the FOX series "Ally McBeal"
1999:
Had featured role in Doug Liman's "Go"
2000:
Cast as Betty Rubble in "The Flinstones in Viva Rock Vegas"
2000:
Portrayed Mabel Normand in a concert staging of "Mack and Mabel"
2002:
Cast in the comedy "Marci X" alongside Lisa Kudrow and Damon Wayans
2003:
Won a Tony starring in the Broadway revival of "Nine"
2004:
Cast opposite Jude Law in "Alfie" a remake of the 1966 film which starred Michael Caine
2005:
Cast in the dark comedy "Pretty Persuasion" opposite Evan Rachel Wood and Ron Livingston; screened at Sundance
2006:
Plays a cast member of a fictional late night sketch show on the NBC sitcom, "30 Rock"
2008:
Cast in the Encores! production of "Damn Yankee" directed by John Rando at City Center
2009:
Cast as Corma Limbs in the feature adaptation of "Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant"
2011:
Nominated for the 2011 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series
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Education

Parsippany High School: Parsippany-Troy Hills , New Jersey -
Rutgers University: New Brunwick-Piscataway , New Jersey -
Professional Children's School: New York , New York -

Notes

Krakowski received Daytime Emmy Award nominations for her role on "Search for Tomorrow" in 1986 and 1987.

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companion:
Charles Hart. Lyricist. British; born c. 1961; wrote lyrics for "The Phantom of the Opera"; dated briefly c. 1990; remet and rekindled relationship in 1998.

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father:
Edward Krajkowski. Engineer. Active in community theater in Montville, New Jersey.
mother:
Barbara Krajkowski. Teacher. Active in community theater in Montville, New Jersey.

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