Jane Leeves

Biography: Jane Leeves, was born in London but raised in East Grinstead, West Sussex, UK. At the age of 5 she recalls writing in a schoolbook that she wanted to be an actress, but until the age of 18, when she had a tragic ankle accident and had to discontinue, she wanted to be a ballerina.

After the accident she took to less strenuous dancing, in music videos, like “California Girls.“ She then decided she wanted to become an actress, and starred in shows with small roles for a while, like "Monty Python and the Meaning of Life", as an angel, and singing every sperm is sacred. Then in 1984, after someone told her she'd have more chances in America, she let her flat go, sold or gave away most of her possessions, packed a suitcase and $1000, and bought a one-way ticket to LA.

She said she cried most of the journey and the first weeks she was there, and (of which I am unsure, there are 2 different stories) she either stayed with a man she met in Paris, or in a rented room owned by the
mum of a girl she met while dancing. Later she shared a flat with Faith Ford. After Faith got some good roles, Jane began to think lightening wouldn't strike twice in the same flat, but it did.

She got some roles too, including virgin Marla Penney, who was in one of the most memorable "Seinfield" episodes, "The Contest", seducing JFK jr. Then she was called to audition for a new series, spun off from "Cheers”, called "Frasier" she was the only one they had in mind for the part, and after a bit of reading, received it.

She starred on the show for 11 years, as Daphne Moon, the home care specialist from Manchester. She works alongside Peri Gilpin, who plays Roz Doyle, and the two have made a company called "Bristol Cities"

Jane married Marshall Coben in 1996, and has had two children with him, one daughter named Isabella Kathryn Coben in January 2001 and one son named Finn William Leeves Coben in December 2003.

"Frasier" has ended its 11 year run and at the beginning of 2006 Jane will be starring in a new series “Misconceptions”.
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Jane Leeves' Scores

Average career score: 84
Highest Metascore: 100 Murphy Brown: Season 2
Lowest Metascore: 72 Murphy Brown: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
3 tv reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
tbd Frasier: Season 11 Sep 23, 2003 Daphne Moon Crane 8.7
tbd Frasier: Season 10 Sep 24, 2002 Daphne Moon Crane 8.3
tbd Frasier: Season 9 Sep 25, 2001 Daphne Moon Crane 8.1
tbd Frasier: Season 8 Oct 24, 2000 Daphne Moon Crane 8.3
tbd Frasier: Season 7 Sep 23, 1999 Daphne Moon Crane 7.9
tbd Frasier: Season 6 Sep 24, 1998 Daphne Moon Crane 8.6
tbd Murphy Brown: Season 10 Oct 1, 1997 Audrey Cohen (Seasons 2-5, Recurring Afterwards) tbd
tbd Frasier: Season 5 Sep 23, 1997 Daphne Moon 8.3
tbd Seinfeld: Season 8 Sep 19, 1996 Marla 8.4
tbd Frasier: Season 4 Sep 17, 1996 Daphne Moon Crane 8.7
tbd Murphy Brown: Season 9 Sep 16, 1996 Audrey Cohen (Seasons 2-5, Recurring Afterwards) tbd
tbd Frasier: Season 3 Sep 19, 1995 Daphne Moon Crane 8.2
tbd Murphy Brown: Season 8 Sep 18, 1995 Audrey Cohen (Seasons 2-5, Recurring Afterwards) tbd
tbd Frasier: Season 2 Sep 20, 1994 Daphne Moon Crane 8.6
tbd Murphy Brown: Season 7 Sep 19, 1994 Audrey Cohen (Seasons 2-5, Recurring Afterwards) tbd
tbd Murphy Brown: Season 6 Sep 20, 1993 Audrey Cohen (Seasons 2-5, Recurring Afterwards) tbd
80 Frasier: Season 1 Sep 16, 1993 Daphne Moon Crane 8.6
tbd Murphy Brown: Season 5 Sep 21, 1992 Audrey Cohen (Seasons 2-5, Recurring Afterwards) tbd
tbd Seinfeld: Season 3 Sep 18, 1991 Marla Penny 8.5
tbd Murphy Brown: Season 4 Sep 16, 1991 Audrey Cohen (Seasons 2-5, Recurring Afterwards) tbd
tbd Murphy Brown: Season 3 Sep 17, 1990 Audrey Cohen (Seasons 2-5, Recurring Afterwards) tbd
100 Murphy Brown: Season 2 Sep 18, 1989 Audrey Cohen (Seasons 2-5, Recurring Afterwards) / Audrey Cohen 3.4
72 Murphy Brown: Season 1 Nov 14, 1988 Audrey Cohen (Seasons 2-5, Recurring Afterwards) / Audrey Cohen 4.4