Nancy McKeon is an American actress best known for her role as Jo on NBC television show of the 80s The facts of Life. Of all the movies and tv shows she appeared in as far back as the 80s and 90s, most people today will most likely remember her for Facts of Life and its subsequent spin-offs.
Who is Nancy Mckeon?
She was born on April 4, 1966, to parents of a white ethnical background and an American ancestry. Nancy is a staunch believer and she practices the Christian religion in the Roman Catholic foundational church. She has attained so much fame in the acting world, especially because she took it up from a really young age and since then, there has been no stopping or slowing down for the seasoned actress. As old as she is today, she is still very much relevant in the game.
Mckeon started acting at the age of two and got her main role in 1977; at about eleven (11) years of Age, nevertheless, she started with commercials on TV alongside her brother Phillip Mckeon who is also an actor. She continued with appearances on soap operas like The Secret Storm and Another World. Just when she was beginning to get the hang of it all, she moved with her immediate family to Los Angeles in 1975 and this seemed like a set back to her acting career which was already picking up. The move was facilitated by a huge role her brother got to appear as Tommy Hyatt in the American sitcom Alice.
Sooner than expected, she picked up her act in more commercials and successfully executed an act that has brought her to the limelight. Nancy McKeon was able to cry on cue in a commercial which was discovered by a casting director who in turn cast her as Jo Polniaczek, a tomboy in 1980 in the second season of Facts of Life. Nancy found true fame as Jo and executed it well until the show was cancelled in 1988.
Banking on the fame she achieved as Jo, Nancy McKeon has provided voice over for a lot of movies, especially under ABC weekend special cartoon characters including the part she voiced for Scruffy. After Facts of Life, McKeon was considered for the TV adaptation of the 1988 film Working Girl, but in the end, Sandra Bullock got the role even though she was still largely unknown at the time.
In 1995, Nancy took the bull by its horns when she starred in her own TV series Can’t Hurry Love, but this was not to last as the series got cancelled after just one season. She took other smaller roles and made appearances until another big project came calling in 2001 when she was cast as Inspector Jinny Exstead on the Lifetime police drama The Division. This role lasted until 2004 and her real-life pregnancy had to be written into the storyline towards the end of the series. Fast forward to 2009, McKeon played the role of Connie Munroe in the Disney Channel Original series Sonny with a Chance.
For her excellent work on TV and the movies she has starred in, Mckeon in the year 1983, won the award for Best Young Actress in a Movie Made for Television for her role in The Facts of Life Goes to Paris. She went on to win the ‘Audience award for best short drama’ for A Wakening in the year 2000 and in the year 2003, Mckeon was nominated to the Prism awards for her performance in The Division.
Nancy Mckeon’s Net Worth Today
In all the years she has been acting both as an actress and a ventriloquist, McKeon has been able to garner a net worth of approximately $6 million.
Family – Parents, Brother
McKeon’s family members are devout Catholics and have had an opportunity to see Pope John II. Her brother Phillip is also an actor, her mother’s name is Baraba Mckeon and her father Don McKeon was a travel agent who supported the movie industry and had really high hopes that his children would rise in the industry, so he supported them at every stage of their acting careers.
Marc Andrus – Nancy McKeon’s Husband, Children
Nancy’s dating history is on the very colourful side, she dated Michael J. Fox for a while, but the relationship lasted only three years from the year 1982 to 1985 before it crashed. She then dated Michael Damian in 1987, their relationship lasted until the year 1989 when it fizzled out. She soon moved on to Luc Robitaille, however, their relationship didn’t last more than one year, they dated from 1990-1991.
Finally, she found true love when she started dating Marc Andrus in the year 1993 and eventually got married to him on June 8, 2003, after dating for ten years and their union produced two beautiful daughters Aurora born on March 6th, 2003 and Harlow born in December 2006. The family lives together happily and there hadn’t been any information about a divorce or an affair in their home.
Marc Andrus was born in 1965, he is an actor and show presenter. His works include The Day After Tomorrow which was produced in 2004, The life of David Gale produced in 2003 and Arlington Road in 1999. There’s not much information about him out there which is most likely how he wants it because Marc is a totally private person.
Facts about Nancy McKeon
1. Nancy had a thing for the entertainment industry from childhood and was encouraged by her father.
2. She started acting at the age of two.
3. She has only one brother Phillip McKeon who is also an actor.
4. Before she got married to Marc Andrus, Nancy McKeon had been in four other relationships in the past.
5. She is not an excellent lead role actor, so she does more of drama and she is a ventriloquist.
6. Nancy is an American with green eyes which is rare.
7. She has a quiet personality and is a super devoted Christian.
8. Little information is known about her mother Baraba McKeon.
9. The seasoned actress has won five awards in her time in the entertainment industry.
10. She has body measurements of 34B-28-36 and she wears size 8 in shoes.
11. One of her hobbies is travelling and her favourite places include New York and Los Angeles and she is, however, not a social media fan.
12. She has a height of 5.51 feet (1.68m).