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. Jenna Elfman, she is sometimes described as a ditzy blond but she says, "I think I'm good at being me and not worrying how I come off". 

Background - Born and raised in LA.  Dance training from the age of 5. Attended Cal State Northridge, studied acting at Beverly Hills Playhouse. 

Early Work - As a dancer, Jenna appeared in many television and film productions.  She was in the dance ensemble for the 1991 Academy Awards. Her dancing led her to appearances on "Murder, She Wrote" and numerous national televised commercials and music videos. 

Screen Debut - Jenna had a small role in the film "Grosse Pointe Blank". 

Her Own Project - Jenna pitched her "Dharma & Greg" sitcom to the powers that be at ABC.  After acceptance and signing the deal, Elfman searched for her 'Greg'.  After seeing many potentials, she chose Thomas Gibson. Their chemistry has made "Dharma & Greg" a hit. 

Personal - Jenna married actor Bodhi Elfman in 1995.  They share their home with their dog, Gwenivere. 

Play - Jenna Elfman is appearing live in "Visions of Lovers: Variations on a Theme" at The Skylight Theatre, 1816 1/2 North Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles CA. Reservations: 310-659-4169. The engagement will end 11 April 1999 so that she can meet her filming obligations. 

Appearances 
Thur 18 Mar - Jenna Elfman guest on Late Night with Conan O'Brien NBC 
Thur, 18 Mar - Jenna Elfman on Live with Regis and Kathie Lee 

Awards 

1999 - Golden Globe - Best Performance  by an Actress in a TV Series - Comedy/Musical - "Dharma & Greg" 
1999 - TV Guide Award - Favorite Actress in a Comedy - "Dharma & Greg"
Nominations  
1998 - Emmy - Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series - "Dharma & Greg" 
1998 - Golden Globe - Best Performance  by an Actress in a TV Series - Comedy/Musical - "Dharma & Greg" 
1998 - Viewers for Quality Television Award - Best Actress in a Quality Comedy Series - "Dharma & Greg"
Films 
1999 - EDtv .... Shari  
1999 - Venus .... Venus  
1998 - Can't Hardly Wait (uncredited) .... Angel  
1998 - Krippendorf's Tribe .... Veronica Micelli  
1998 - Doctor Dolittle (voice) .... Owl  
1997 - Grosse Pointe Blank .... Tanya  
1996 - Farewell: Live from the Universal Amphitheatre Halloween 1995 (uncredited) .... Cameo
TV Projects 
1997 - Present - "Dharma & Greg" (Series) .... Dharma Freedom Finkelstein Montgomery 
1996 - "Townies" (Series) .... Shannon Canotis  
1996 - Her Last Chance .... Leslie 
Bio  
  • Jennifer Mary Butala 
  • September 30, 1971 
  • Los Angeles, CA 
  • Libra 
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c/o More-Medavoy Management 
7920 Sunset Boulevard 
#401 
Los Angeles, CA 90046 
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Project 
Status
. "Ed TV" - 1999 release from Universal.  Cast includes Ellen DeGeneres, Jenna Elfman, Woody Harrelson, Dennis Hopper, Elizabeth Hurley, Sally Kirkland, Martin Landau, Matthew McConaughey, Don Most, Rob Reiner, Matthew Settle. 

"Venus" - 1999 release with Jenna Elfman 

"Town and Country" - 1999 release.  Cast:  Warren Beatty, Diane Keaton, Andie McDowell, Goldie Hawn, Jenna Elfman, Garry Shandling. Josh Hartnett, Charleton Heston, Nastassja Kinski, Marian Seldes, Tricia Vessey. 

"Keeping the Faith" - 2000 release.  Cast:  Jenna Elfman, Edward Morton, Ben Stiller. 
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Links . Movies Future - Upcoming movies, release dates, and official links to their web sites. 

Movies Past - Links to the official movie web sites for past movies. 
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