Jenna Fischer



Jenna Fischer (born March 7, 1974) is an actress best known for her role as Pam Beesly in the U.S. adaptation of The Office. Fischer was born Regina Marie Fischer in Ft. Wayne, Indiana, but was raised in St. Louis, Missouri, attending Nerinx Hall High School in suburban Webster Groves. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre from Truman State University.

Fischer’s television series credits include guest-starring roles on Six Feet Under, That '70s Show, Cold Case, Miss Match, Strong Medicine, What I Like About You, Off Centre, Undeclared and Spin City. Her feature-film credits include Employee of the Month, Lucky 13 and The Specials. She is also going to be in Blades of Glory, which is currently filming, and stars Will Ferrell and Jon Heder.

Fischer talked about her career aspirations in an interview with the student newspaper, The Index, at her alma mater:

Honestly it would be great to get to play Pam for a long, long time ... ," she said. "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.

Fischer is married to filmmaker James Gunn. She was part of the cast for Gunn's 2006 horror film Slither.

Fischer wrote, directed, and starred in the mockumentary LolliLove, co-starring Gunn, Linda Cardellini, Judy Greer, Lloyd Kaufman, and Jason Segel. For her role in the film, Fischer was awarded a Screen Actors Guild Emerging Actor Award. Her experience on the low-budget film (principal photography cost $1500, mostly for food) discouraged her from any future directorial aspirations, as she told a St. Louis arts and entertainment magazine:

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 was simultaneously getting into character, going over my lines, set dressing the next shot, coaching an actor, and brainstorming with my D.P. 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.

* Fischer appeared on Bravo's Celebrity Poker Showdown, during the series shot in New Orleans, Louisiana. She played for Catholic Charities, and finished in 2nd place, behind Keegan-Michael Key and ahead of Mario Cantone, Rocco DiSpirito, and Jordan Peele. She won $5,000 for her charity.

* She auditioned for the role of Sydney Bristow on Alias, but was never called back. She later admitted, "They said they liked my acting but I wasn't hot enough."Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, with no Front-Cover Texts, and with no Back-Cover Texts.
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