Sep. 30th, 1971
Los Angeles, California, USA
Jenna Elfman's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles2009 - The Six Wives of Henry Lefay
2004 - Clifford's Really Big Movie
2003 - Looney Tunes: Back in Action
2001 - Town & Country
2000 - Keeping the Faith
1999 - EDtv
1998 - Krippendorf's Tribe
1998 - Dr. Dolittle
1998 - Can't Hardly Wait
1997 - Grosse Pointe Blank
Guest TV Roles
Jenna Elfman was born in Los Angeles, California, and began her career appearing in commercials. She studied with Milton Katselas, the renowned acting teacher. She then began appearing in TV shows before landing the role of Dharma in the hit ABC television show "Dharma & Greg" (1997).
Her first starring role in a film was in Krippendorf's Tribe (1998), alongside Richard Dreyfuss. She won a Golden Globe award for her role in "Dharma & Greg" (1997) and has since appeared in such films as Keeping the Faith (2000) and Edtv (1999).
- Was listed as a potential nominee on the 2004 Razzie Award nominating ballot. She was suggested in the Worst Supporting Actress category for her performance in the film _Looney Tunes: Back in Action (2003)_ (qv); however, she failed to receive a nomination.
- Is a classically-trained ballet dancer.
- 'Susan Sullivan (I)' (qv), who played the mother-in-law of her character, Dharma, in the series _"Dharma & Greg" (1997)_ (qv), also played the mother of her character Lizzie, in the series _"Brothers & Sisters" (2006)_ (qv).
- She started taking classical ballet at the age of five, but by nine, she suffered a serious ankle injury, and at age 12, the tendon came off the bone. She later gave up ballet at the age of 16.
- Niece of singer 'Tony Butala' (qv), who founded and performs with the vocal group 'The Lettermen' (qv).
- Daughter-in-law of 'Richard Elfman' (qv) and 'Marie-Pascale Elfman' (qv).
- Graduated from Los Angeles High School for the Arts, class of 1989. She was senior class representative (dance dept), on Student Arts Council.
- Is of Croatian heritage.