Jane Hajduk is an American actress and producer who is best known for playing the role of Taylor in the movie 'Zoom'. She has worked in many films like 'Year by the Sea', ‘Joe Somebody’ and 'Ovation'. She also did a guest appearance in the 2006 hit film 'The Shaggy Dog', which grossed over $87 million on the box-office. Her small screen appearances include TV shows, such as ‘Monk’ and ‘NCIS’. She has also lent her voice to the character Sharon Carter in the video game 'Ultimate Spider-Man'. Hajduk recently started her innings as a producer with an ongoing television series titled, 'The Watch'. She is the wife of the actor Tim Allen who is well known for his role as Tim 'The Toolman' Taylor in the sitcom 'Home Improvement'. Both of them support the Elton John AIDS Foundation, a charity that is dedicated to helping HIV patients and spreading awareness about the disease across the globe.
Jane Hajduk's acting stint started in 1993 when she appeared in the movie 'Sex Crimes'. Two years later, she featured in the short movie 'Nothing Man', in which she portrayed Meagan. In 1998, she had a guest appearance as Lisa in the 'Wag the Doc' episode of David Kelley's sitcom 'Chicago Hope'. It was a medical drama series that ran for six seasons on CBS. In 2001, she played the role of a Club 13 receptionist in the John Pasquin-directed comedy-drama film 'Joe Somebody'. Five years later, she appeared as a news reporter in 'The Shaggy Dog' (2006), a family comedy movie directed by Brian Robbins. In the same year, her role of researcher Taylor in Peter Hewitt's 'Zoom' captured public attention. This adventurous movie was based on Jason Lethcoe's book 'Amazing Adventures from Zoom's Academy'. As far as the small screen is concerned, Hajduk acted in the 'Mr. Monk and the Big Game' episode of 'Monk', a detective mystery series by Andy Breckman, and the 'Eye Spy' episode of 'Navy NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service', an action police procedural series by Donald Bellisario and Don McGill. She has also appeared in the following TV shows: 'Ty the Pie Guy', 'Benchmarks' and 'Entertainment Tonight'.
In 2005, Hajduk gave her voice to the character Sharon Carter in video game 'Ultimate Spider-Man', based on the comic book of same name written by Brian Michael Bendis and Mark Bagley. She played the role of Maggie in Brent Nowak's horror short movie 'Nightmare' (2007), Nurse Angela in Mercy Malick and Michael Traynor's comedy drama 'Tales from the Catholic Church of Elvis' (2009), Paula Hess in Henry Jaglom's 'Ovation' (2015) and Judy in Alexander Janko's comedy drama 'Year by the Sea' (2016). In 2018, she played the lead role of Clarissa, a woman who has a unique encounter with a stranger, in Deborah LaVine's short drama 'Unintended'. Jeff Perry, known for his work in 'Scandal' and 'Wild Things', starred opposite her in the short. Hajduk is currently producing the ongoing television series 'The Watch', which is directed by Deborah LaVine and Susan Cummings. LaVine and Cummings are also the co-producers of the show along with Shari Doshan. The anthology series that started airing in 2018 stars Paul Nygro, Gregory Bach and Michael Cavanaugh in lead roles.
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Family & Personal Life
Jane Hajduk was born on October 26, 1966 to Matthew J. Hajduk and Elizabeth Hajduk in Oil City, Pennsylvania, United States. She has Hungarian American and Caucasian ethnicity. Not much is known about her childhood, education and her life before movies. She married the actor Tim Allen on October 7, 2006 after dating him for five years. The wedding ceremony took place in Grand Lake, Colorado and was a very private affair, involving only families. The couple has a daughter together, Elizabeth Allen (born in 2009). Hajduk and Allen have appeared together in moves like 'Zoom', 'Joe Somebody' and 'The Shaggy Dog'. Allen has another daughter, Katherine (born in 1989), from his previous marriage to Laura Deibel. Their 19 years long marriage ended in a divorce on March 1, 2003. Both Hajduk and Tim Allen support the Elton John AIDS Foundation, which is the legendary singer Elton John’s non-profit organization. It supports innovative programs related to HIV prevention, education, direct care and special aid to people living with HIV across America, the Caribbean, Europe, Asia and Africa. Hajduk is a religious person and follows Christianity.