Jane Krakowski is an American actress and singer. A Tony Award-winning theatre performer, she made the lateral jump to on-screen acting and immediately found tremendous success, being nominated for five Emmy Awards in total.
Her on-screen acting credits include 30 Rock, Modern Family, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, and most recently, Dickinson.
These are seven facts about Jane Krakowski:
Jane's most recent turn finds her playing the Dickinson family matriarch, Emily Norcross Dickinson, in the Apple+ period-comedy-drama series, Dickinson.
Jane was engaged to English fashion designer Robert Godley from 2009 to 2013, during which Jane bore a child with Godley. Their son Bennett Robert Godley was born in April 2011.
Despite having a child together, their relationship could not progress to matrimony. On the contrary, their engagement was called off and they called it quits in 2013.
Besides being an actor, Jane is also a trained singer. Her singing and acting go hand in hand in her illustrious musical theatre career.
She has lent her voice to many musical plays on the stage, most notably as Dinah the Dining Car -- a role earmarked specifically for Jane -- in the Broadway production of Starlight Express. She also played Flaemmchen in the Broadway musical Grand Hotel, for which she earned her first Tony Award nomination.
Jane is a highly-accomplished theatre performer who has won the ultimate accolade of theatre performance, the Tony Award.
Her theatre credits extend to Broadway and off-Broadway plays. On Broadway, she has performed in musicals like Grand Hotel, Company, Once Upon a Mattress, Tartuffe, Starlight Express, and Nine, the latter of which earned her a Tony Award.
Off-Broadway, Jane has performed for Roundabout Theater Company, Piccadilly Theatre, and New York City Center.
From reaching the pinnacle in stage performance to damn near reaching the peak in TV performance, Jane has been nominated for four Primetime Emmy Awards for her turn as Jenna Maroney in the sitcom, 30 Rock.
Additionally, she has also appeared in other sitcoms like Modern Family and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.
She has also appeared in movies like Adult Beginners, Pretty Persuasion, The Rocker, and Alfie.
Jane Krakowski was born on October 11, 1968, in Parsippany-Troy Hills, New Jersey. She is 51 years old as of March 2020.
Born to Polish chemical engineer, Ed Krajkowski, and Polish-Canadian-Scottish theatre instructor Barbara Benoit, Jane's intricate ancestry has Polish, French-Canadian, and Scottish origins.
As of March 2020, Jane Krakowski is worth $12 million. In her prolific career, she has been a stage, TV, and movie actress, and a singer.
Her reach can be felt through all facets of performance arts: from theatre to the small screens and the silver screen.
Jane has been a performer since 1981 and has racked up performances in 74 movies and TV shows.
Her most recent turn sees her as Emily Norcross Dickinson in the Apple+ period-comedy-drama series, Dickinson.