Jane Leeves, born as Jane Elizabeth Leeves is an English actress, singer, dancer and producer. She is best recognized for playing the role of Daphne Moon in the series ‘Frasier’ and of Joy Scroggs in the sitcom ‘Hot in Cleveland’. She is also famous for appearing as a recurring character in the drama ‘Throb’. In addition, the actress has contributed to many other TV programs, such as 'The Benny Hill Show', 'Murphy Brown', 'Notes from the Underbelly', 'Twenty Good Years', 'Seinfeld', 'Murder, She Wrote' and 'My Two Dads', to name a few. On the big screen, Leeves has contributed to many movies including ‘Miracle on 34th Street’, ‘James and the Giant Peach’, ‘The Event’ and ‘Music of the Heart’. She has served as a voice actress for the television shows ‘Phineas and Ferb’ and ‘Lego Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures’. While most people know her as a talented and successful actress, very few are aware that the English artiste also co-owns a production company named Bristol Cities. Talking about her awards and accolades, Leeves has earned several nominations for numerous prestigious awards till date. These include nominations for the Screen Actors Guild Awards, Primetime Emmy Awards and Satellite Awards.
Jane Leeves first appeared in the 1981 TV film ‘Nice to See You’. After this, she was cast as Hill's Angel in ‘The Benny Hill Show’ in 1983. Then she began playing the role of Prudence Anne "Blue" Bartlett in ‘Throb’. The actress was cast in the role of Audrey Cohen in the sitcom ‘Murphy Brown’. In 1992, she started playing Marla Penny in ‘Seinfeld’. A year later, she joined the cast of the drama ‘Frasier’ as Daphne Moon.
The actress did the Christmas fantasy film ‘Miracle on 34th Street’ in 1994. Two years later, she did voice work for the movies ‘James and the Giant’ and ‘The Great War and the Shaping of the 20th Century’. Leeves played Rachel Sherwood in the television film ‘Pandora's Clock’ in 1996. Then in 1998, she contributed as an actress to ‘Hercules: The Animated Series’. Soon after this, she did the drama movies ‘Music of the Heart’ and ‘The Event’.
In 2006, the English actress appeared in seven episodes of ‘Misconceptions’ as well as in an episode of ‘Twenty Good Years’. Two years later, she got featured in two episodes of ‘The Starter Wife’. Leeves was next cast in the comedy flick ‘Endless Bummer’ in 2009. That year, she also started doing voice work for the animated series ‘Phineas and Ferb’. She then got featured as Dr. Graham in ‘Desperate Housewives’ in 2010. The same year, the actress was also cast as Joy Scroggs in ‘Hot in Cleveland’, a role she played until 2015. Leeves next appeared in the TV programs ‘Crowded’ and ‘The Great Indoors’.
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Jane Leeves was born as Jane Elizabeth Leeves on 18 April 1961 in Ilford, Essex, England, the United Kingdom. She has a brother as well as two sisters, including Kathryn. She learnt ballet from the Bush Davies School of Dance. Coming to her love life, the actress has been married to Marshall Coben since 21 December 1996. The couple has two kids: daughter Isabella Kathryn Coben and son Finn William Leeves Coben.