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'Nurse Jackie' star Merritt Wever wins Best Supporting Actress Emmy

'Nurse Jackie' star Merritt Wever wins Best Supporting Actress Emmy

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- "Nurse Jackie" co-star Merritt Wever won the Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series in Los Angeles Sunday night.
'Girls,' 'Louie,' 'Modern Family' up for Emmy Awards

'Girls,' 'Louie,' 'Modern Family' up for Emmy Awards

LOS ANGELES, July 18 (UPI) -- "The Big Bang Theory," "Girls," "Louie," "Modern Family" and "30 Rock" were nominated for the Best Comedy Emmy Award in Los Angeles Thursday.
Sally Field, Mike Tyson to be Tony Awards presenters

Sally Field, Mike Tyson to be Tony Awards presenters

NEW YORK, June 5 (UPI) -- Sally Field, Jake Gyllenhaal, Mike Tyson, Sigourney Weaver and Steven Van Zandt are to be presenters at Sunday's Tony Awards show in New York, CBS announced.
Krakowski gives birth to a son

Krakowski gives birth to a son

NEW YORK, April 21 (UPI) -- Jane Krakowski's publicist says the television actress has given birth to her first child, a son named Bennett Robert Godley, in New York.
Report: Jane Krakowski is pregnant

Report: Jane Krakowski is pregnant

NEW YORK, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- Jane Krakowski's publicist confirms the U.S. television actress is pregnant with her first child.
Krakowski and Godley get engaged

Krakowski and Godley get engaged

NEW YORK, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- Jane Krakowski's publicist has confirmed the U.S. television actress and her menswear-designer beau, Robert Godley, are engaged.
More stars line up for NYC tree lighting

More stars line up for NYC tree lighting

NEW YORK, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- Jo Dee Messina, Rod Stewart, Rob Thomas and The Muppets have joined the celebrity lineup for this week's tree-lighting in Rockefeller Center, NBC said.
Buble, Franklin set for N.Y. tree lighting

Buble, Franklin set for N.Y. tree lighting

NEW YORK, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- Michael Buble, Aretha Franklin and Barry Manilow have been booked to perform on the 12th annual "Christmas in Rockefeller Center" TV special, NBC said.
Krakowski to present catch-phrase special

Krakowski to present catch-phrase special

NEW YORK, May 21 (UPI) -- U.S. actress and singer Jane Krakowski will count down 50 of television's funniest catch phrases in the special "TV's 50 Funniest Phrases," NBC said Thursday.
Cyrus set to perform at tree lighting

Cyrus set to perform at tree lighting

NEW YORK, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- Singer-actress Miley Cyrus has joined the all-star lineup of performers for the 11th annual "Christmas in Rockefeller Center" live telecast, NBC said Wednesday.
Stars flocking to Obama inauguration

Stars flocking to Obama inauguration

WASHINGTON, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- Scores of celebrities plan to attend, while others want to perform at U.S. President-elect Barack Obama's upcoming inauguration, the New York Daily News said.
Baldwin to guest star on 'Rosie Live'

Baldwin to guest star on 'Rosie Live'

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Nov. 19 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor Alec Baldwin has signed on to appear on Rosie O'Donnell's upcoming variety special "Rosie Live," NBC announced.
O'Donnell lines up Griffin for TV special

O'Donnell lines up Griffin for TV special

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Kathy Griffin and Jane Krakowski have agreed to perform on Rosie O'Donnell's upcoming U.S. television variety special, "Rosie Live," NBC said.
Thurman, Lane set for 'Muppets' special

Thurman, Lane set for 'Muppets' special

BURBANK, Calif., Sept. 25 (UPI) -- Hollywood film stars Uma Thurman and Nathan Lane have joined the cast of "A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa," NBC announced Thursday.

Jane Krakowski to join NBC's '30 Rock'

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- Former "Ally McBeal" star Jane Krakowski has signed to head the "The Girlie Show," a show within the NBC show, "30 Rock," about a live TV program in New York.
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WAX2003041004 - WASHINGTON, April 10 (UPI) --Mary Stuart Masterson, Antonio Banderas and Jane Krakowski, top to bottom, in the Roundabout Theatre's Broadway production of Nine, directed by David Leveaux. rlw/Joan Marcus/HO UPI
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Jane Krakowski (pronounced /krəˈkaʊski/; born October 11, 1968) is an American actress and singer. She is known for playing Elaine Vassal on Ally McBeal and Jenna Maroney on 30 Rock, winning Screen Actors Guild Awards for both roles. She also regularly performs on the stage, winning a Tony Award for her performance in Nine, and an Olivier Award for Guys and Dolls in London's West End.

Krakowski was born Jane Krajkowski in Parsippany, New Jersey, the daughter of Barbara, a college theater instructor and producing artistic director for the Women's Theater Company, and Ed Krajkowski, a chemical engineer. She has an older brother. Krakowski's father's family is entirely Polish and comes from Kraków, and although she only knows a few words in Polish, her father and grandparents are fluent. Krakowski was a childhood classmate of astronaut Garrett Reisman.

Krakowski grew up immersed in the local theater scene as a result of her parents' activities, saying in one interview, "Instead of hiring baby sitters, they brought me along with them." She took ballet lessons from age four, but later stopped because she was the wrong body shape, instead moving more towards Broadway dancing. She attended the Professional Children's School in New York City.

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