Jenna Fischer Bio, Career, Lookalikes

Jenna Fischer | Jenna Fischer Biography

Jenna Fischer, also known as Regina Marie Fischer is an American actress famously known for playing Pam Beesly in ‘The Office.’ Participation in the NBC sitcom saw her being nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series in 2007.

She has then appeared in films like ‘Blades of Glory’ (2007), ‘Hall Pass’ (2011) and ‘The Giant Mechanical Man.’ She currently stars in ‘Splitting Up Together.’
Before ‘The Office,’ Fischer worked for three years doing animal rescue work, which is her passion. She is involved with the Los Angeles organizations Kitten Rescue and Rescue Recover.
Fischer, on April 17, 2017, attended an event at DePauw University as a guest. She donated the money she received from the university to the NAACP, The Trevor Project, and the Anti-Defamation League
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Jenna Fischer Age | Jenna Fischer Birthday

Jenna was born on March 7, 1974, in Fort Wayne, Indiana and raised in St. Louis, Missouri. She is 44 years old as of 2018.

Jenna Fischer Family

Jenna Fischer is the daughter of Anne née Miller (a history teacher) and James E. ‘Jim’ Fischer (an engineer). She is also the sister to Emily Fischer, a third-grade teacher.

Jenna Fischer Husband | Jenna Fischer Lee Kirk

Jenna has been married twice: She first married James Gunn in 2000 and they divorced in 2008. She later married Lee Kirk, a screenwriter, in 2010. They are still married up to date.

Jenna Fischer Baby | Jenna Fischer Children

Fischer has two children with Kirk; Weston Lee Kirk (2011) and Harper Marie Kirk (2014)

Jenna Fischer School

Fischer studied at Pierremont Elementary School in Manchester, Missouri, and Nerinx Hall High School, a private all-girls Catholic school, in Webster Groves, Missouri. She is also an alumna of Truman State University. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in theatre, as well as a minor in journalism.

Jenna Fischer Career

Fischer moved to Los Angeles in1998 where she performed at the Zoo District Theatre. Due to her talent, she was noticed by an agent and was later signed.
She started directing and writing films as soon as her career picked the pace. She Wrote, directed, and starred in films like ‘LolliLove’ and ‘mockumentary.’ LolliLove premiered at St. Louis International Film Festival in November 2004.
In 2005, Jenna played the role of Palm Bessy in ‘The Office,’ the NBC hit film based on the original BBC series. Soon after the premiere of ‘The Office,’ Fischer was focused on its success. As it grew into a success, her film acting career became more firm.
Fischer currently stars in the television series, ‘ Splitting Up Together,’ which was developed by Emily Kapnek. It premiered in 2017 on ABC. The series was renewed for a second season on May 11, 2018, by ABC.

Jenna Fischer Movies | Jenna Fischer Filmography





1998Channel 493Rane
1998Born ChampionWendy Miller
2002Les superficialesItchy French Girl
2003Doggie Tales, Vol. 1: Lucky’s First SleepoverKelsey
2003Melvin Goes to DinnerSister/Hostess
2004Employee of the MonthWhisper
2004The WomenLeslie
2004LolliLoveJenna Gunn
2005The 40-Year-Old VirginWoman #1
2007Blades of GloryKatie Van Waldenberg
2007The Brothers SolomonMichelle
2007Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox StoryDarlene Madison
2008The PromotionJen Stauber
2009Solitary ManSusan Porter
2010A Little HelpLaura Pehlke
2011Hall PassMaggie
2012The Giant Mechanical ManJanice
2013Are You HereAlli
2014Kiss MeVera
2017Brad’s StatusMelanie Sloan
2018The 15:17 to ParisHeidi Skarlatos





2001UndeclaredBetty, Sorority Girl
2001Spin CityWaitress
2002Off CentreMelanie
2002What I Like About YouKim
2003Strong MedicineCamille Freemont
2003Miss MatchConnie
2004Cold CaseDottie (1943)
2005That ’70s ShowStacy Wanamaker
2005Six Feet UnderSharon Kinney
2005–2013The OfficePam Beesly
2012Dan Vs.Amber (voice)
2014Comedy Bang! Bang!Herself
2015NewsreadersKelly Spears
2015You, Me and the ApocalypseRhonda MacNeil
2016The Mysteries of LauraJennifer Lambert
2016The GrinderKelly
2016Drunk HistoryKatharine Wright
2017The Guest BookDr. Laurie Galiff
2018–presentSplitting Up TogetherLena

Jenna Fischer Awards and Nominations




Nominated work


2004St. Louis International Film FestivalScreen Actors Guild Emerging Actor AwardLolliLove


2005TromaDance Film FestivalIndependent Soul Award (as director)


2007Primetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy SeriesThe Office


Screen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series




2009Teen Choice AwardsChoice TV Actress Comedy


Screen Actors Guild AwardOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series




St. Louis International Film FestivalOutstanding Achievement in Film



2011Screen Actors Guild AwardOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy SeriesThe Office


Jenna Fischer Book

Jenna also has a book titled ‘The Actor’s Life: A Survival Guide.’ It was published in November 2017.

Jenna Fischer Net Worth

Jenna Fischer has a net worth of $15 million dollars.

Jenna Fischer Height

Fischer stands at 1.68 meters

Jenna Fischer Amy Adams | Jenna Fischer Lookalikes

Jenna Fischer greatly resembles Amy Adams and Isla Fisher. However, she is not related to any of them.
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Jenna Fischer Interview

Jenna Fischer and Oliver Hudson on ABC’s Newest Comedy Series ‘Splitting Up Together’

Published: March 27, 2018
From executive producer/writer Emily Kapnek (Suburgatory), the ABC comedy series Splitting Up Together tells the story of a couple – Lena (Jenna Fischer) and Martin (Oliver Hudson) – who start to remember what they love and appreciate about each other, now that they’ve split up. As they continue to co-parent their three kids – Mae (Olivia Keville), Mason (Van Crosby) and Milo (Sander Thomas) – and try to find ways to individually relate to them, they’re also trying to figure out what to do next with their own lives.
During this interview with Collider, co-stars Jenna Fischer and Oliver Hudson talked about the appeal of Splitting Up Together, that neither character is the bad guy, getting to know the actors who play their kids, what their first table read was like, and whether they’re rooting for their characters to get back together.
Collider: When this script came your way, did you immediately get what this show and the tone would be?
JENNA FISCHER: I read the script, and then shortly after that, I met with (creator/executive producer) Emily Kapnek and (executive producer/pilot director) Dean Holland. They talked to me about how very important it was to them that we capture the heartbreak and reality of the situation while, at the same time, capturing the comedy. They didn’t want to gloss over the real feelings associated with the complications of divorce.
OLIVER HUDSON: The tone is what drew me to the script, in the beginning. It wasn’t your typical single-camera comedy from a network. Luckily enough, I got the job, and I was just praying and hoping that they were gonna execute it the way I felt it should be executed, because I’m just an actor for higher, and they did. The network understood what we wanted to do, and the marketing team understands how we want to present this show. All in all, tonally, this show is going down the right path because it’s different from things you see on a network. As long as they lean into that, I think we have something really special.
FISCHER: Tonally, it’s okay to feel sad, if something feels sad, and it’s okay to be hurt if it warrants it. We’re not afraid of those moments.
I love that neither of these characters is the bad guy.
FISCHER: They’re both the good guy and both the bad guy, which is what most real-life situations are.
They also both realize that maybe they both need each other more than they realized.
HUDSON: Yeah. You can’t just freewheel your way through life. You do need structure, and that’s a lesson that he has to learn through her. What’s also great is that we get to see each other change and evolve. When we’re on our own, I get to see how she loosens up, later on in the show. She lets things go and basically says, “Fuck it!” And she gets to see him make dinner and take care of the kids when they’re sick.
FISCHER: Sometimes you think you know the answer to your situation. After divorce, my character thinks the answer is that she needs to date, she needs someone to love her, and she needs these things. Over the course of the season, she starts to realize that she actually doesn’t need that and that she was wrong. She starts becoming a little bit more self-reflective, which I appreciated. That’s what’s so cool to me about this show. It’s complex and we even contradict ourselves sometimes, as characters, which people do.
Were you worried about what kind of child actors you might end up working with?
HUDSON: They found three amazing kids (Olivia Keville, Van Crosby and Sander Thomas), who you’ve never really seen before. They just crushed it.
FISCHER: For all of them, it’s their first big break.
HUDSON: They’re not just in the periphery, and they shouldn’t be because this is a story about a whole family.
This divorce also affects them.
HUDSON: Exactly! It mostly affects them. The goal is to be divorced, but raise great children. That’s really what we’re trying to do, at the end of the day. It’s mostly about them, and it’s secondarily about us.
And their family and friends don’t seem to be shy about telling them how they feel about the situation, which is where a lot of the comedy comes from.
HUDSON: What’s great is that you get to see this alternative relationship, with Bobby [Lee] and Lindsay [Price], that shows it can work in a thousand different ways. Martin could never be Arthur, in that relationship. He could never have a woman like Camille in his life, but it works for them. You never know what’s gonna work. They accept their roles, in their relationship, and they’re happy with that.
When you met the kids and the rest of this cast, did you instantly know that this would work?
FISCHER: I loved the kids, instantly.
HUDSON: We clicked, immediately. [Jenna] had the job and we tested together, and they had to tell us to stop talking and do the scene. There was an instant connection there. I don’t know what it comes from or what it is. You can’t really define it, and it just worked. It was just a beautiful chemistry that happened. And with the kids, we did a lot of rehearsals with them.
FISCHER: We wanted to get comfortable with them.
HUDSON: We did a whole improv with them. They said, “Here’s the situation, just go. Just parent them.” It was Jenna and I, riffing and going off on certain things to get them comfortable with us.
FISCHER: I really liked working with the kids, and everybody. We did out first table read, where we all met each other, and then we had this cast lunch planned for afterwards, to be a first step in bonding. That was really the only step we needed.
HUDSON: Yeah, that’s true.
FISCHER: Lindsay [Price] plays my best friend, and she felt like exactly the kind of person that you want to be your best friend. She was instantly generous, warm and kind, and gives great advice. And Diane [Farr] was like my wise older sister, the minute I met her.
HUDSON: What was great about that lunch was that Bobby [Lee] came 25 minutes late, in his leather jacket and all crazy. It was perfect! You couldn’t ask for a more perfect first cast meeting.
FISCHER: It was amazing!
Do you find yourselves rooting for Lena and Martin to get back together?
FISCHER: Yes and no.
HUDSON: No, because I want this show to continue on. When we did the pilot and we did the scene in the cupboard, it played really beautiful. The best note that I’ve gotten on this show was, “Slow down. Take your time.” In comedy, you never get that note. I always get, “Pace it up!” In this specific scene, they told us to slow down and take our time, which we did, and it was so fun. It was a great scene to do with [Jenna] because we were just getting to know each other. In that moment, I, as Oliver Hudson, was rooting for these people to be together. I was like, “This characters are fuckin’ good together. There’s something really here.”
FISCHER: I’m not 100% convinced that they should be together. I feel like I still need more growth from both of them before I think it’s responsible for them to get back together. So, I’m rooting for them, but I’m not convinced that there couldn’t be someone else.
HUDSON: You see why they were good together. You get to have a window into why they made sense. There are scenes that will show our audience why they made sense and why they were good together, and then you see it shattered because of petty bullshit that goes on.
FISCHER: I feel like I could still be convinced, either way, and both ways could be a happy ending.
HUDSON: They’re gonna get back together because he’s irresistible. That’s it. The end.