Jenna Fischer is an award-winning American actress, screenwriter and film producer who is most known for her Pam Beesly role on the NBC sitcom The Office.
For almost 2 decades in the movie world, the actress has featured in over 20 movies and many TV productions. Jenna was nominated for the 2007 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. She went on to clinch several other awards for her brilliant acting skill. She is a 2-time Screen Actors Guild Award winner and was honoured with the St Louis International Film Festival award in 2004 and 2010.
Jenna Fischer Brief Bio (Age)
Originally named as Regina Marie Fischer, it is not clear how her professional name “Jenna” came into the picture. Her birth date is March 7, 1974. Jenna Fischer has a multi-cultural and ethnic ancestry- German, Swiss, Scots-Irish, English, and Czech. She was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana but the middle-class family later moved to St. Louis, Missouri, where Jenna was raised.
For her education, Jenna attended Pierremont Elementary School in Manchester, Missouri and later proceeded to a privately run all-girls Catholic school, Nerinx Hall High School. She also graduated from the Truman State University with a degree in Theatre Arts and a minor in journalism. Initially, she had enrolled as a Pre-Law student before changing her mind.
Jenna would have actually been a lot of so many things. For instance, her love for animals made her consider the path of becoming a veterinarian. Moving to Los Angeles to find her footing in life, Jenna briefly took up jobs as a telephone psychic, receptionist and administrative assistant. For 3 years, she worked at a car wash.
Her first onscreen appearance was for a medical ad video. In time, with so much struggle, she finally made her film debut as a professional actress in Born Champion (1998).The Office which she is most popular for was originally a BBC series. Jenna auditioned for the role and got the Pam Beesly role. In the show, Jenna’s character is that of a shy but artistic receptionist who grows on the job while balancing it up with her personal life.
Jenna Fischer has starred in movies like LolliLove, Hall Pass, Blades of Glory, Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story, The Promotion and The Giant Mechanical Man which was directed by her husband, Lee Kirk. Jenna directed and co-wrote LolliLove. Adding to writing movie scripts, she wrote and published her first book in acting, The Actor’s Life: A Survival Guide.
Her parents are known to be James E. Fischer, an engineer and Anne Miller Fischer, a teacher. Jenna has a sister, Emily Fischer who is also an elementary school teacher. Reminiscing about the good old days, Jenna and Emily remember their father for the traditional Sunday paper and doughnuts. They would go with him sometimes to carry out this weekend ritual which Jenna has successfully introduced in her family too.
At the age of six, the future actress had already started taking acting classes with good friend Sean Gunn whose brother turned out to be her first husband. Jenna tied the knot with James Gunn, a multi-talented media personality in 2000. They first met at a script reading for The Specials which he wrote. As an actor, writer, producer and director, they both shared similar interests professionally. Unfortunately, the couple called it quit and got divorced after 8 years.
Lee Kirk came along and in 2010, the actress got married for the second time. The couple were engaged for 12 months before they got married. Together, they have 2 children. Their son Weston Lee Kirk was born on September 24, 2011 and 3 years later, their daughter Harper Marie Kirk was born on May 25, 2014. Lee Kirk is an actor, writer and director.
Jenna Fischer, the official spokeswoman for Proactiv Skincare Solutions, is currently thought to have a net worth range of $10- $15 million. In 2013, Lee and Jenna bought a five bedroom and 4,565-square feet luxury home in Glendale, California worth $1.9 million. The exotic house was formerly owned by Casey Stengel, a renowned American baseball manager and was originally put up for the sum of $2.41 million. Jenna who clearly hit a really good bargain for the house reportedly owns an Audi Q7 worth $21,000.
Height And Quick Facts
Height: 5 ft 5 inches
Weight: 125 pounds (57 kg)
Body Measurement: 35-26-35.
Shoe size: 8