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Nancy McKeon

Born Apr 4, 1966

Nancy Justine McKeon is an American actress. She is best known for her role as Jo Polniaczek on the NBC sitcom The Facts of Life.

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Nancy McKeon.


1966 Birth Born on April 4, 1966.
1975 9 Years Old The McKeons moved to Los Angeles in 1975, when Philip began appearing on the television series Alice with Linda Lavin.


1979 13 Years Old In 1979, McKeon was discovered by a casting director for The Facts of Life after a performance in a Hallmark greeting cards advertisement.
1980 14 Years Old She was cast as tom boy type character Jo Polniaczek, and debuted on the show in the fall of 1980.


1988 22 Years Old This is her most famous role and she portrayed the character until the show was canceled in 1988. … Read More
1994 28 Years Old In 1994, both she and Courteney Cox auditioned for the role of Monica Gellar on Friends. … Read More
1995 29 Years Old In 1995 she starred in her own series, Can't Hurry Love, which lasted one season.


1998 32 Years Old In 1998, she starred in a sitcom with Jean Smart titled Style & Substance.
2001 35 Years Old McKeon portrayed Inspector Jinny Exstead on the Lifetime police drama The Division from 2001 to 2004, with her pregnancy incorporated into the storyline of the last year of the series. … Read More
2003 37 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2003, McKeon starred in the film Comfort and Joy. … Read More


2006 40 Years Old According to her A&E Biography TV special, she welcomed a second daughter, Harlow, in 2006. … Read More
2011 45 Years Old On June 24, 2011 McKeon was named Cougar of the Week by The Danettes on The Dan Patrick Show. … Read More
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