Jane Leeves

Jane Leeves

Apr. 18th, 1961
Born in
Ilford, Essex, England, UK
5' 10

Jane Leeves' Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Frasier TV Show
Hot In Cleveland TV Show
Hot In Cleveland
The Penguins of Madagascar TV Show
The Penguins of Madagascar
Throb TV Show

Main Movie Roles

2009 - Endless Bummer
2006 - Garfield 2: A Tail of Two Kitties
2003 - The Event
1999 - Music of the Heart
1996 - James and the Giant Peach
1994 - Miracle on 34th Street
1985 - To Live and Die in L.A.
1985 - To Live and Die in L.A.

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Audrey Cohen
Athena (Voiced)
Nikki Stars (Voiced)
Hill's Angel
Herself - Guest
Ann Hefton
Dr. Graham
Herself - Guest
Herself - Celebrity Guest
Mary Frances
[Complete List]


Leeves made her screen debut with a small role in the 1988 popular British comedy television show The Benny Hill Show, and appeared as a dancer in Monty Python's The Meaning of Life. Leeves moved to the United States, where she performed in small roles. In 1986–1988, Leeves garnered her first leading role in the short-lived sitcom Throb and then secured a recurring part in the television sitcom Murphy Brown. In 1993 she achieved wider fame as Daphne Moon on the television sitcom Frasier for the entire run of the series, from 1993 until 2004, for which she was nominated for Emmy Awards and Golden Globe Awards during the show's run. She received further recognition for her performances in Miracle on 34th Street (1994), James and the Giant Peach (1996), Music of the Heart (1999) and The Event (2003).
She has worked in television production, but beginning in June 2010, Leeves returned to acting, as Joy on TV Land's sitcom Hot in Cleveland. Leeves was born in Ilford, Essex before moving to Crawley, Sussex and then East Grinstead. Early in her career she trained as a ballet dancer at Bush Davies School of Dance and worked as a model, until she made her first film appearance in Monty Python's The Meaning of Life. Jane abandoned the possibility of a career in ballet due to an ankle in

  • Plays a tourist in 'David Lee Roth' (qv)'s "California Girls" video (1985).
  • Appeared as an uncredited dancer in the "Christmas in Heaven" sequence in _The Meaning of Life (1983)_ (qv).
  • Played Sally Bowles on Broadway in "Cabaret" in 2002.
  • _"Frasier" (1993)_ (qv) co-star 'Peri Gilpin' (qv) is child Isabella's godmother.
  • Wears a size 6 dress.
  • Although born in Ilford Essex and brought up in East Grinstead in Sussex, she affects completly different accent (Mancunian) from 250 miles away for _"Frasier" (1993)_ (qv).
  • Had her marriage blessed at St. Michael's Church, Withyham, Sussex in 1996.
  • Former roommate of 'Faith Ford' (qv).

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