October 11, 1968
53 years old
5 ft 4½ in | 164 cm tall
34-27-35 in | 86-68.5-89 cm
55 kg | 121 pounds
8 US | 38.5 EU
Jane Krakowski was born in Parsippany-Troy Hills, New Jersey, United States, on October 11, 1968, is an American actress.
Young Jane Krakowski first started performing during her years at the Professional Children’s School, in New York City.
She made her big screen debut in road comedy film National Lampoon's Vacation (1983) in role as Cousin Vicki Johnson.
She got her television debut in anthology series ABC Weekend Specials (1983) in episode "Horatio Alger Updated: Frank and Fearless", in role as Lizzie Dodge.
Her breakthrough performance came as Elaine Vassal in Fox legal comedy drama television series Ally McBeal (1997-2002).
She landed her Broadway debut in a musical "Starlight Express" (1987) in role as Dinah the Dining Car, at Gershwin Theatre, at the age of eighteen.
She won a Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical for her role as Carla Albanese in a musical "Nine" (2003) at Eugene O'Neill Theatre.
She released her debut solo album "The Laziest Gal in Town" in 2010.
Fatal Attraction (1987) psychological thriller opposite Michael Douglas, Glenn Close and Anne Archer
Dance With Me (1998) romantic dance drama with Vanessa L. Williams, Kris Kristofferson and Chayanne
Go (1999) crime comedy opposite William Fichtner, Katie Holmes and Jay Mohr
She voiced Rachel the Sloth in animated comedy movie Ice Age (2002).
Kit Kittredge: An American Girl (2008) comedy drama with Abigail Breslin, Chris O'Donnell and Julia Ormond
She voiced Giselle in animated comedy films: Open Season (2006) and Open Season 2 (2008).
Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant (2009) fantasy with Chris Massoglia, John C. Reilly and Salma Hayek
Adult Beginners (2014) comedy drama opposite Rose Byrne, Bobby Cannavale and Joel McHale
Big Stone Gap (2014) romantic comedy drama with Ashley Judd, Patrick Wilson and Whoopi Goldberg
She voiced Jane in animated action comedy film Henchmen (2018).
She voiced Mother Willoughby in animated comedy film The Willoughbys (2020).
She was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance as Elaine Vassal in Fox comedy drama television series Ally McBeal (1997-2002).
She was nominated for four Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her role as Jenna Maroney in NBC satirical comedy series 30 Rock (2006–2013, 2020).
She was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her role as Jacqueline White in Netflix sitcom Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (2015-2020).
Search for Tomorrow (1984-1986) CBS soap opera in role as Theresa Rebecca "T.R." Kendall
Alex Haley's Queen (1993) CBS miniseries in role as Jane Jackson
Everwood (2002-2003) The WB drama series in role as Dr. Gretchen Trott
She had recurring role as Dr. Donna Duncan in ABC mockumentary family sitcom Modern Family (2014, 2017).
Dickinson (2019) Apple TV+ comedy series in role as Emily Norcross Dickinson
Schmigadoon! (2021) Apple TV+ musical comedy series in role as The Countess
Attended the Professional Children’s School, in New York City.
Studied at Rutgers University, New Brunswick.
Studied drama at HB Studio in Greenwich Village, New York City.
Has older brother.
Has Polish, Scottish and French-Canadian ancestry.
She started taking ballet lessons, at the age of 4.
Featured in music video for The Chicks "Goodbye Earl" (2000).
She was nominated for two Tony Awards for Best Featured Actress in a Musical for her performances in musicals:
Grand Hotel (1989) as Frieda "Flaemmchen" Flamm, at Gershwin Theatre
She Loves Me (2016) as Ilona Ritter, at Studio 54
She won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Musical for her role as Adelaide in a musical "Guys and Dolls" (2005).
Lives in Greenwich Village, New York City.
Has been engaged to British designer Robert Godley (2009-2013), they have a son, Bennett Robert Godley.