Jenna Fischer
Actress
Jenna Fischer
Regina Marie "Jenna" Fischer is an American actress and director. She is most widely known for her Emmy-nominated portrayal of Pam Halpert (née Beesly) on the NBC situation comedy and mockumentary The Office, and has also appeared in several films, including Blades of Glory, Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story, The Promotion and Hall Pass.
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Jenna Fischer's personal information overview.
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Chili's Forgives Pam Halpert From 'The Office' 11 Years After Permanent Ban
Huffington Post - 19 days
Back in 2005 on the beloved TV comedy “The Office,” Pam Halpert née Beesly was permanently banned from Chili’s after getting too drunk during The Dundies award show. Now it seems Pam has returned to the restaurant chain 11 years later in an apparent attempt to bury the hatchet, and Chili’s was ready to work things out. Jenna Fischer, the actress who played the soft-spoken but charming secretary, tweeted on Monday a selfie as she stood in front of a Chili’s restaurant with a concerned look on her face. She asked her fans, “Should I try to go in?” Should I try to go in? pic.twitter.com/HDpPqzA0by — Jenna Fischer (@jennafischer) February 6, 2017 Fans replied to Fischer’s tweet with nostalgia for the retired show, many of them sharing their favorite Dunder Mifflin moments with a gif. @jennafischer pic.twitter.com/05Gw0kVgJm — Shehan Jeyarajah (@ShehanJeyarajah) February 6, 2017 @jennafischer pic.twitter.com/FesFuiOw24 — Josh Stein ( ...
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The Funniest Tweets From Parents This Week
Huffington Post - 2 months
Kids may say the darndest things, but parents tweet about them in the funniest ways. So each week, we round up the most hilarious 140-character quips from moms and dads to spread the joy. Scroll down to read the latest batch and follow @HuffPostParents on Twitter for more! When is the part where we all settle down for a long winter's nap? — Meredith (@PerfectPending) December 19, 2016 Having kids means you finally finish your Christmas shopping & then your kids give you their "updated" Christmas lists. — Sarcastic Mommy (@sarcasticmommy4) December 19, 2016 The recipe never mentions how much wine you will need to get through baking cookies with your kids. — Simon Holland (@simoncholland) December 21, 2016 I know you think you know creepy, but until a small human stands over you at 2am and whispers "My cars are awake", you don't know creepy. — MyMomologue (@MyMomologue) December 20, 2016 [Married Pill ...
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Feast Your Eyes On This Beautiful 'Office' Reunion
Huffington Post - about 1 year
While you count the days until Netflix's "Gilmore Girls" revival arrives, you can bask in the glory of another reunion of a funny, emotional show from the early 2000s.  Earlier this week, NBC's "The Office" stars Jenna Fischer, Oscar Nunez and Angela Kinsey reunited for dinner and an Instagram pic:  Hey West Coast, sorry I can't watch You, Me and the Apocalypse live with you tonight but I'm at dinner with these jokers! @angelakinsey #oscarnunez #ymata Starts in 5 mins Riverside, San Diego, Rialto, Pasadena! A photo posted by Jenna Fischer (@msjennafischer) on Feb 18, 2016 at 7:53pm PST Pam, Oscar and Angela, together again!  Per the photo's caption, Fischer now stars in NBC's hourlong comedic drama "You, Me and the Apocalypse," about a group of humans living in the last days before a comet is set to collide with earth. The cast also includes Rob Lowe and Gaia Scodellaro.  Also on HuffPost:  -- This feed and its contents are the property of The H ...
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Jenna Fischer talks 'You, Me and the Apocalypse' and watching 'The Office' on Netflix
LATimes - about 1 year
Jenna Fischer has turned in the drab pencil skirts and cardigans for a yellow prison jumpsuit. Three years after ending her nine-season run as everyone's favorite receptionist on "The Office," Fischer returns to NBC in the daffy dramedy "You, Me and the Apocalypse." As the title hints, the sci-fi...
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A trio of TV’s funniest people crush it in bizarre new show
Houston Chronicle - about 1 year
“What You Missed”: Rob Lowe, Jenna Fischer, and Megan Mullally joined forces in the strange new show, “You, Me and the Apocalypse”. Labeled as a sci-fi dramedy mini-series, the show takes place the month before a comet is set to destroy Earth and follows a handful of people as they prepare for their impending death.
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Thursday's TV Highlights: 'Baskets' on FX
LATimes - about 1 year
SERIES You, Me and the Apocalypse As a comet heads toward Earth, an unlikely group of survivors makes its way to safety in this new series starring Rob Lowe, Jenna Fischer and Megan Mullally. 8 p.m. NBC DC's Legends of Tomorrow In Part 2 of the two-part series premiere, the united heroes find themselves...
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Thursday's TV Highlights: 'Baskets' on FX
LATimes - about 1 year
SERIES You, Me and the Apocalypse As a comet heads toward Earth, an unlikely group of survivors makes its way to safety in this new series starring Rob Lowe, Jenna Fischer and Megan Mullally. 8 p.m. NBC DC's Legends of Tomorrow In Part 2 of the two-part series premiere, the united heroes find themselves...
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Thursday's TV Highlights: 'Baskets' on FX
LATimes - about 1 year
SERIES You, Me and the Apocalypse As a comet heads toward Earth, an unlikely group of survivors makes its way to safety in this new series starring Rob Lowe, Jenna Fischer and Megan Mullally. 8 p.m. NBC DC's Legends of Tomorrow In Part 2 of the two-part series premiere, the united heroes find themselves...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Jenna Fischer
    FORTIES
  • 2016
    Age 41
    Jenna Fischer stars in the world premiere of Steve Martin's new comedy, Meteor Shower at the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego, California from July 30 to September 18, 2016.
    More Details Hide Details Fischer is working alongside actor Greg Germann, Alex Henrikson and Josh Stamberg. After Fischer moved to Los Angeles, her childhood friend Sean Gunn helped her get a part in a showcase and then introduced her to his brother, screenwriter James Gunn. That small part in a showcase also led to Fischer getting her first manager.
  • THIRTIES
  • 2014
    Age 39
    Fischer gave birth to their second child, a daughter Harper Marie Kirk born May 25, 2014.
    More Details Hide Details Fischer is passionate about animal rescue, and she is involved with the Los Angeles organizations Kitten Rescue and Rescue Rover. Before The Office, she worked for three years doing hands-on rescue work for the organizations. She regularly fosters cats and hosted Kitten Rescue's annual silent auction in 2008, 2009, and 2010.
  • 2013
    Age 38
    After finishing The Office, Fischer starred in the Off-Broadway play Reasons to Be Happy, written and directed by Neil LaBute, which ran from May to June 2013.
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  • 2011
    Age 36
    On September 24, 2011, Fischer gave birth to her son named Weston Lee Kirk.
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    Fischer and Kirk announced pregnancy with their first child in May 2011.
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  • 2010
    Age 35
    They remain friends, and in 2010 Fischer helped Gunn with casting her The Office co-star Rainn Wilson in Gunn's film Super.
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    Fischer was named as producer of the mid-August through October 2010 run of the critically acclaimed play Sad Happy Sucker, written by her husband Lee Kirk and directed by friend Sean Gunn.
    More Details Hide Details The play previously ran as a theatre workshop in February and March 2007.
  • 2009
    Age 34
    In July 2009, Fischer played left field for the National League team in the Taco Bell All-Star Legends and Celebrity Softball Game as part of the MLB All-Star Week festivities, held at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri, where she grew up.
    More Details Hide Details In March 2010, Fischer returned to the area to co-chair an annual auction for Nerinx Hall High School, her alma mater. At the event, she auctioned off a set visit to The Office and multiple autographed props from the show.
    In June 2009, Fischer's engagement to screenwriter Lee Kirk was announced, and they married on July 3, 2010.
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    Fischer was named an official spokeswoman for Proactiv Skincare Solutions in 2009 and was announced as the voice behind the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board Grilled Cheese Academy website in 2010.
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    Fischer herself spent several years working as a receptionist and administrative assistant in Los Angeles offices, much like her television counterpart, while struggling to achieve success, and thus felt she was well-suited to the role. "I'm so attached to Pam's journey," she told NPR in 2009. "I just love playing this character so, so much."
    More Details Hide Details She received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination in 2007.
  • 2008
    Age 33
    In a June 2008 interview, Fischer confirmed that she and Gunn had finalized their divorce.
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  • 2007
    Age 32
    In 2007, Fischer starred in the music video for Willie Wisely's single "Through Any Window", directed by longtime friend John Cabrera; the opportunity arose because she knew Wisely from work he had done on soundtracks for LolliLove and Tromeo and Juliet, one of her husband's films.
    More Details Hide Details In December of the same year, during the Hollywood writer's strike, Fischer appeared at Sacred Fools Theater Company in episode 25 of Darque Magick, a serialized play written and directed by Jenelle Riley.
  • 2006
    Age 31
    Fischer appeared on Bravo's Celebrity Poker Showdown in 2006, participating in the show's eighth tournament, shot in New Orleans, Louisiana, and playing for Catholic Charities' Tsunami Relief.
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    In 2006, she co-starred in her then-husband's film, Slither, and in 2007, she filmed supporting roles in The Brothers Solomon, with Will Arnett and Will Forte, Blades of Glory, with Will Ferrell, John Heder, Amy Poehler, and Will Arnett, Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story, alongside John C. Reilly, with whom she co-starred again in 2008's The Promotion, also starring Seann William Scott.
    More Details Hide Details In 2009, Fischer completed filming on the movies Solitary Man, and the indie A Little Help, which opened in the summer of 2010 at the Seattle International Film Festival. Also that summer, she completed filming on the Farrelly Brothers comedy Hall Pass, which was released in February 2011.
  • 2005
    Age 30
    Soon after The Office premiered, Fischer was focused on the show's success; in an April 2005 interview with her alma maters student newspaper, she said: "Honestly it would be great to get to play Pam for a long, long time.
    More Details Hide Details I don't have real big aspirations to be a movie star. I would love to be on a long-running hit TV show. You end up playing a defining role." As The Office grew into a success, Fischer's film acting career became more established.
    In 2005, after a succession of mostly improvised auditions similar to her Lollilove experience, Fischer landed the role of Pam Beesly on what would become the NBC hit, The Office, based on the original BBC series.
    More Details Hide Details Before her initial audition, casting director Allison Jones advised Fischer, "Dare to bore me."
  • TWENTIES
  • 2004
    Age 29
    Lollilove premiered at the St. Louis International Film Festival, the hometown of Fischer and Gunn, in November 2004, and was also shown at the TromaDance Film Festival.
    More Details Hide Details For her role in the film, Fischer was awarded a Screen Actors Guild Emerging Actor Award. Despite the film's contribution to her career, she admitted to a St. Louis arts and entertainment magazine that the experience dissuaded her from any future directing: The directing was exhausting and the writing was painful. It was very difficult to direct and star in a movie. We also had a very small crew so I did a lot of things a normal director doesn’t have to do, like make the props and serve lunch. I’m good at multitasking, but that was too much for me. I couldn’t enjoy any one part the way I would have liked. I think I’ll stick to acting.
  • 2003
    Age 28
    In 2003, she held a starring role in The Girl's Guide to Summer, a 2003 Instant Films short (a competition similar to the nationally held 48 Hour Film Project, only based in Los Angeles) directed by Instant Film's co-founder (and camera operator) Charles Papert.
    More Details Hide Details While her film career was slowly taking off, Fischer took matters into her own hands, writing, directing and starring in her own mockumentary, LolliLove, her only directing credit. The film co-starred her then-husband James Gunn, as well as friends Linda Cardellini, Judy Greer, Lloyd Kaufman and Jason Segel. She began participating in The Artist's Way, a self-led creativity seminar in book form. "From doing that book I got this idea... When we started it, it wasn’t even supposed to be a real movie. It was just going to be an improv project for James and I to amuse ourselves with." Utilizing a camera she gave Gunn as a wedding present, she filmed preliminary improvisational interviews with her friends in the faux documentary format that would later bring her fame on The Office. "I really feel it was divine intervention that I chose to work in this medium for a year," she said in an interview. "It was the super best practice I could have ever gotten for the possibility of being on the show."
  • 2002
    Age 27
    Fischer appeared in friend Peter Alton's 2002 short subject film Les Superficiales.
    More Details Hide Details Fischer met Alton at the Zoo District Theatre group, and he later co-wrote and narrated her self-produced film, Lollilove.
  • 2000
    Age 25
    Fischer married James Gunn on October 7, 2000.
    More Details Hide Details They announced their separation in September 2007.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1974
    Born
    Born on March 7, 1974.
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