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Actor

Jane
Kaczmarek

Jane Kaczmarek is best known for her role as Lois on Malcolm in the Middle, for which she received seven consecutive Emmy nominations as well as nominations for Golden Globe and SAG Awards. Her work on television began on The Paper Chase, St. Elsewhere, and Hill Street Blues after she graduated from University of Wisconsin and the Yale School of Drama. She has appeared on Broadway and Off at Manhattan Theatre Club, Second Stage Theatre, New York Theatre Workshop and the Public Theater, as well as the Williamstown and Berkshire Theatre Festivals and the Eugene O’Neill Playwright Conference. Los Angeles theater credits include Kindertransport (Ovation Award), the premiere of Pulitzer Prize-winning Dinner With Friends and Raised In Captivity (L.A. Drama Critics Award), House Of Blue Leaves (Mark Taper Forum), Good People (Geffen Playhouse, Ovation nomination). At L.A. Theater Works: Awake And Sing with Mark Ruffalo, Death Of A Salesman with Stacy Keach and Fathers And Sons with Alfred Molina. Also with Mr. Molina: A View From the Bridge for BBC Radio and the American premiere of And No More Shall We Part at the Williamstown Theatre Festival. Jane is the founder of Clothes Off Our Back, which has raised over four million dollars for children’s charities. She has traveled with WonderWorks to their hospitals in India, Tanzania and Rwanda. Jane serves on the Board of the Pasadena Conservatory of Music, Pasadena Playhouse and Pasadena Educational Foundation. She lives in Pasadena with her three children.