Jenna Elfman

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Jenna Elfman Biography


Jenna Elfman is best known for her role as Dharma in the hit series "Dharma and Greg," for which she garnered a Golden Globe Award, three Emmy Award nominations and two TV Guide Awards. Other notable television appearances include guest-starring roles on "Two and a Half Men," "My Name is Earl" and "Brothers and Sisters."

Jenna stars as Emily Gilchrist, First Lady (and second wife) to the President of the United States (Bill Pullman), who is eager to win over her step-kids, in NBC's quirky family comedy "1600 Penn.""1600 Penn" marks Elfman's return to situation comedy after critically acclaimed guest appearances on "Shameless" and the final season of the award-winning drama "Damages," with Glenn Close and Rose Byrne. She appeared in the hit comedy film "Friends with Benefits," starring Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis. Her film credits also include "Keeping the Faith," opposite Ben Stiller and Edward Norton and Ron Howard's "EDtv," opposite Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson.

Elfman is a classically trained ballerina and was born and raised in Los Angeles, where she currently lives with her husband Bodhi Elfman and their two young sons. She is involved with "charity: water" and has a slight obsession with recycling.

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The Latest Jenna Elfman News

Jenna Elfman Replaces Parker Posey In Tv Comedy

10th July 2013

Actress Jenna Elfman has stepped in to replace Parker Posey in new Tv comedy Growing Up Fisher.Posey quit the project...

1600 Penn Premiere: You're Not Going To Laugh Very Much

18th December 2012

Bull Pullman's new political drama 1600 Penn premieres on NBC tonight (December 18, 2012) and the first reviews have begun...

‘not A Political Show’ - Bill Pullman Stars In White House Comedy '1600 Penn'

17th December 2012

1600 Penn may be set in the most famous residence in the US – The White House – but the...

Stars Pay Tribute To Comedy Writer Alan Kirschenbaum

29th October 2012

Screen stars Jaime Pressly, Jenna Elfman and Mike O'malley have paid tribute to Tv writer Alan Kirschenbaum, who has died...

Jenna Elfman's New Puppy Wreaking Havoc

31st May 2012

Actress Jenna Elfman is the latest star to take in a rescue pup - she adopted a stray dog last...

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Jenna Elfman Footage Film / Movie Reviews

Friends With Benefits 2011, Review by Rich Cline

A smart, witty script and a likable cast help overcome the deep-seated rom-com cliches the...

Looney Tunes: Back in Action 2003, Review by Sean O'Connell

There's a scene near the end of Joe Dante's Looney Tunes movie where a beleaguered...

Looney Tunes: Back In Action 2003, Review by

There's nothing more satisfying as a movie critic than going into a screening with low...

Obsessed 2002, Review by Christopher Null

A quarter century ago, John Badham was directing classics like Saturday Night Fever and WarGames....

Obsessed (2002) 2002, Review by Christopher Null

A quarter century ago, John Badham was directing classics like Saturday Night Fever and WarGames....

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