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Jane Krakowski most recently starred as “Jenna Maroney” on NBC’s Emmy Award-winning “30 Rock,” a role that indelibly marked her brand of theatrical comedy on primetime. Krakowski was honored with three Emmy nominations for her work on the show as well as a collective 2009 Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series along with a nomination in that category in 2013. She was first introduced to the TV mainstream with her Golden Globe nominated five-year portrayal of Elaine Vassal on the Emmy, Golden Globe and SAG Award winning “Ally McBeal.”
Last year, Krakowski released her solo debut album, “The Laziest Gal in Town,” a CD recording captured during her cabaret nightclub debut at the Park Avenue hotspot, Feinstein’s at Loews Regency.
And through it all, the stage has always been her home. Krakowski received the 2003Tony Award for her portrayal of Carla in the Broadway musical Nine, opposite Antonio Banderas. Her performance in Nine also earned her the Drama Desk Award and the Outer Critic’s Award. She earned her first Tony nomination for her work in the production of Grand Hotel. Krakowski won an Olivier Award while starring in Guys and Dolls with Ewan McGregor. Other Broadway credits includeCompany, Once Upon a Mattress, Tartuffe and Starlight Express. She also starred in the Encores revival of Damn Yankeesopposite Sean Hayes. In 2012, she performed a one woman cabaret act to a sold out crowd at NYC’s legendary Town Hall Theater.
Making her film debut as Cousin Vickie in “National Lampoon’s Vacation” (with Chevy Chase), Krakowski has also starred alongside Jude Law in “Alfie” (the remake of the famous 1966 film), in “Pretty Persuasion” with Evan Rachel Wood and James Woods; she co-starred opposite Abigail Breslin in the family film “Kit Kittredge: An American Girl,” and appeared in the Universal feature “Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant” (directed by Paul Weitz).