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Jane Krakowski is an actress and singer from the United States. She has excelled in music, cinema, television, and theater during the course of her three-decade career. Her parents, who were both prominent in New Jersey theater, pushed her to pursue her passion for the arts when she was a child. She enrolled in a school that specialized in acting instruction, where she acquired the fundamentals of the craft. Despite her inability to achieve stardom, she left an indelible influence on every creative genre in which she was interested. She has been nominated for Emmy and Golden Globe Awards for her remarkable performance in a number of TV shows and films. She supplied her voice to characters in children’s television shows and films. She’s even dabbled in the music business, releasing her debut album at a late time in her career. Krakowski’s personal life was not particularly happy, since she had short-lived relationships with a number of men.

Childhood and Adolescence

Jane Krakowski was born on October 11, 1968, in Parsippany-Troy Hills, New Jersey, United States. Her father worked as a chemical engineer, while her mother taught theater at a community college. Her mother also worked for the acclaimed Women’s Theater Company as artistic director.

Krakowski attended the Professional Children’s School in New York City and then earned a bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University. The Professional Children’s School is a place where budding actors and dancers can learn their craft. By the time she finished school, she had mastered the art of acting.

Krakowski’s father was from a Polish family. Her mother hailed from Poland, France, Canada, and Scotland. Her older brother is her only sibling.

Her love in theater and dancing began at a young age, thanks to her family’s heritage in the entertainment industry. Krakowski’s mother used to drive her to local college classes, and she gradually became involved in the local theater scene.

At the age of four, she began taking ballet lessons. However, due to her poor body shape, she eventually stopped and began practicing Broadway dancing.

Career of Jane Krakowski

Krakowski is a multi-talented artist who has succeeded in a variety of mediums. She landed her first acting role when she was still in her teens. In the 1983 film ‘National Lampoon’s Vacation,’ she played an oversexed cousin.

She went on to work in daytime television later on. During the years 1984-1986, she appeared on the television show ‘Search for Tomorrow.’ Krakowski received two Daytime Emmy nods for the show, which made her highly popular.

Krakowski began concentrating on theater in the late 1980s and early 1990s. On the New York Stage, she had some success. Andrew Lloyd Webber’s ‘Starlight Express’ was her first Broadway role. She had multiple Broadway appearances, including one with Sarah Jessica Parker in 1996’s ‘Once Upon a Mattress.’

Krakowski starred as an office secretary in the television show ‘Ally McBeal’ from 1997 to 2002.
Krakowski has appeared in a number of films, including ‘Fatal Attraction,’ ‘Marci X,’ ‘Dance With Me,’ and ‘Mom at Sixteen.’ She also dabbled with television films, such as NBC’s ‘A Christmas Carol: The Musical’ in 2004.

Despite her success in film and television, Krakowski never lost her passion for singing. In the year 2010, she launched her first solo album. She continued to release solo albums after that, including ‘The Laziest Gal in Town’ in 2010 and the Broadway revival cast recording ‘She Loves Me’ in 2016.

Krakowski continued to work in television, theatre, and film until 2016, starring in such films as Xanadu (theatre), Pixels (movie), and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (TV). Krakowski has contributed her voice to a variety of characters on TV and in movies, rather than playing full roles.

Major Projects of Jane Krakowski

One of her most well-known works is the NBC soap series ‘Search for Tomorrow.’ The show was a highlight for ‘Procter & Gamble Productions,’ which produced various television shows from the 1950s until the 1980s.
In 2003, she played with Antonio Banderas in the Broadway musical ‘Nine,’ which gained her a lot of recognition and attention. The musical was a success, and it led to other possibilities for her.

Achievements & Awards

Krakowski was nominated for two Emmy Awards at a young age. She later received Primetime Emmy nods for her work in TV shows such as 30 Rock and Netflix’s Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.

Krakowski was nominated for a Tony Award in 2003 for her performance as ‘Carla’ in the Broadway musical ‘Nine,’ which she co-starred in with Antonio Banderas.

Krakowski won the Laurence Oliver Award for Best Actress in a Musical for ‘Guys and Dolls’ in 2006.
Krakowski was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in ‘Ally McBeal’ in 1999.

Personal History and Legacy

Marc Singer, an English documentary filmmaker, with whom she had a brief romance. Krakowski fell in love with him after meeting him at a movie screening.

In 2009, she became engaged to Robert Godley. In the year 2013, they split up. In New York City, they had a son named ‘Bennett Robert Godley.’

Estimated Net Worth

Jane Krakowski is an actress and singer from the United States with a net worth of $14 million. Krakowski is best known for her roles on Fox’s “Ally McBeal” (1997–2002), NBC’s “30 Rock” (2006–2013), and Netflix’s “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” (2015–2020).