Jenna Elfman

Biography: Jenna Elfman brings a distinctive method of performing to her varied film and television roles, aptly combining a heightened sense of wit and liveliness with beauty and intelligence. She is currently staring in CBS's 'Accidentally on Purpose' She is best known for her role in 'Dharma & Greg.' Elfman was also recently seen starring in Newline's film, Town & Country opposite Warren Beatty, Diane Keaton, Garry Shandling and Goldie Hawn. In the film she depicts a young woman who has a brief affair with Warren Beatty's character. She can also be seen in Disney's romantic-comedy Keeping the Faith opposite Ben Stiller and Edward Norton. Elfman is the object of both men's affection - one who is a priest and the other one who is a rabbi. The film marks Edward Norton's directorial debut. In Ron Howard's EDtv, Elfman starred opposite Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson. Elfman portrays 'Shari,' the girlfriend of 'Ed,' a "regular" guy who has agreed to have his life videotaped 24 hours a day to be broadcast to the entire country.

In addition to her film and television work, Elfman received rave reviews for her portrayal of 'She' in the two-person one-act play, Visions and Lovers: Variations on a Theme opposite Miguel Ferrer. The play was written and directed by Milton Katselas and showed at the Skylight Theatre in Los Angeles.

Elfman marked her first starring feature role in Touchstone's comedy Krippendorf's Tribe opposite Richard Dreyfuss and Lily Tomlin. The film was directed by Todd Holland. She was also seen in George Armitage's Grosse Pointe Blank with John Cusack and Minnie Driver.

Elfman's television credits include the ABC sitcom Townies and guest appearances on Roseanne, Murder One, NYPD Blue and Almost Perfect. In 1996, she played a drug counselor in the critically acclaimed made-for-television movie, Her Last Chance with Patti LuPone and Kellie Martin.

A native of Los Angeles, Jenna began her career in commercials, landing roles in dozens of national television ads for a variety of well-known companies. She later expanded her horizons by studying with renowned acting teacher Milton Katselas with whom she still studies.

Among her many other talents, Jenna is a classically trained ballerina. She currently resides in Los Angeles with her husband. They have been together since 1991.

Jenna Elfman's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average career score: 55
Highest Metascore: 64 Looney Tunes: Back in Action
Lowest Metascore: 46 Love Hurts
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
7 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
63 Friends with Benefits Jul 22, 2011 Cast 6.6
46 Love Hurts Nov 13, 2009 Darlene 3.0
49 Clifford's Really Big Movie Feb 20, 2004 Dorothy 8.0
64 Looney Tunes: Back in Action Nov 14, 2003 Kate 5.9
55 CyberWorld Oct 6, 2000 Phig 8.4
60 Keeping the Faith Apr 14, 2000 Anna Riley 6.8
48 Edtv Mar 26, 1999 Shari 8.5