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Also Known As: Melora Diane Hardin Died:
Born: June 29, 1967 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Houston, Texas, USA Profession: actress

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Melora Hardin was a working actress for 30 years before her recurring role as Jan on NBC's cult hit, "The Office" (2004- ) finally cemented her name and face for posterity. The songbird and classically trained dancer carved out an impressive career for herself as a working character actress on dozens of shows throughout the 1980s, 1990s and into the next millennium before regular appearances on "Monk" (USA, 2002- ) and "The Office" brought this charismatic talent into the spotlight -a position she used to help launch a new career behind the camera.

Melora Hardin was a working actress for 30 years before her recurring role as Jan on NBC's cult hit, "The Office" (2004- ) finally cemented her name and face for posterity. The songbird and classically trained dancer carved out an impressive career for herself as a working character actress on dozens of shows throughout the 1980s, 1990s and into the next millennium before regular appearances on "Monk" (USA, 2002- ) and "The Office" brought this charismatic talent into the spotlight -a position she used to help launch a new career behind the camera.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Self/Less (2015)
3.
 33 Liberty Lane (2013)
4.
 I Melt With You (2011)
5.
 Knucklehead (2010)
7.
 17 Again (2009)
8.
 27 Dresses (2008)
9.
 Boxboarders! (2008)
10.
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1977:
First television role was in the Little Rascals-inspired show "Cliffwood Avenue Kids" (NBC)
1977:
Played the lead role in the Saturday morning series "Thunder" (NBC)
1981:
Landed a recurring role on the series "Little House on the Prairie" (NBC)
1983:
Played the love interest of Albert Ingalls in the TV-movie "Little House: Look Back to Yesterday" (NBC)
1985:
Appeared in first feature film, "Papa Was a Preacher"
1986:
Played a small role opposite C. Thomas Howell in the comedy "Soul Man"
1988:
Cast as Baby in the short-lived TV adaptation of "Dirty Dancing" (CBS)
1991:
Played the role of a vintage-era nightclub singer in "The Rocketeer"; also contributed several songs to the soundtrack
1992:
Appeared on two episodes of "Quantum Leap" (NBC) as Abigail in parts II and III of "Trilogy"
1997:
Cast in the pivotal role of Christy Sullivan opposite Gene Hackman in the Clint Eastwood directed "Absolute Power"
2000:
Starred in the gritty USA Network drama "Cover Me: Based on the True Life of an FBI Family"
2004:
Appeared in a recurring role on "Monk" (USA Network) as the wife of the obsessive compulsive investigator (Tony Shaloub)
2005:
Had in a supporting role in the Jason Reitman comedy satire "Thank You for Smoking"
2005:
Cast as no-nonsense corporate manager Jan Levinson on the American adaptation of the BBC series "The Office" (NBC)
2007:
Made her feature film directorial debut with "You"
2007:
Directed the play "Strip Search" in Los Angeles
2008:
Released two CDs of original, theatrical-tinged vocal stylings <i>The Meloradrama</i> and <i>Purr</i>
2008:
Joined the Broadway cast of "Chicago" in the lead role of Roxie Hart
2009:
Cast as the principal in the body-switching comedy "17 Again"
2009:
Played Billy Ray Cyrus' love interest in "Hannah Montana: The Movie"
2011:
Played a supporting role in Mark Pellington's "I Melt with You"
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Education

Sarah Lawrence College: Yonkers , New York -
Joffrey Ballet Company: New York , New York -

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husband:
Gildart Jackson. Survived him.
husband:
Gildart Jackson. Actor.

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daughter:
Rory Melora Jackson. Furniture store owner.
daughter:
Rory Melora Jackson. Born on September 29, 2001.

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