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Jane Krakowski (pronounced /krəˈkaʊski/; born October 11, 1968) is an American actress and singer. She is most well known for playing Elaine Vassal on Ally McBeal and Jenna Maroney on 30 Rock, winning Screen Actors Guild Awards for both roles. She also regularly performs on the stage, winning a Tony Award for her performance in Nine, and an Olivier Award for Guys and Dolls in London's West End.
Krakowski was born Jane Krajkowski in Parsippany, New Jersey, the daughter of Barbara, a college theater instructor and producing artistic director for the Women's Theater Company, and Ed Krajkowski, a chemical engineer. She has an older brother. Krakowski's father's family is entirely Polish and comes from Kraków, and although she knows few words in Polish, her father and grandparents are fluent. Krakowski was a childhood classmate of astronaut Garrett Reisman.
Krakowski grew up immersed in the local theater scene as a result of her parents' activities, saying in one interview, "Instead of hiring baby sitters, they brought me along with them." She took ballet lessons from age four, but later stopped because she was the wrong body shape, instead moving more towards Broadway dancing. She attended the Professional Children's School in New York City.
She dropped the "j" from the family last name when she began working as an actress as people kept trying to pronounce the letter even though it was silent
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Jane Krakowski (; born October 11, 1968) is an American actress and singer who is known for her role as Jenna Maroney on the NBC sitcom 30 Rock, for which she has received four Primetime Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series and for her performance as Elaine Vassal on Ally McBeal, for which she was nominated for a Golden Globe Award. She also regularly performs on the stage and won a Tony Award for her performance in the Broadway revival of Nine and an Olivier Award for her role as Miss Adelaide in the West End revival of Guys and Dolls. Krakowski is also known as the voice of Giselle in Open Season and Open Season 2, and for her role as Irene in the film Go.
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Professional Children's School in New York City
Mason Gross School of the Arts of Rutgers University, New Brunswick
Ed Krajkowski (chemical engineer)
Barbara Krajkowski (née Benoit) (college theater instructor)
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