Jane Krakowski, known for her role as Jenna Maroni in the NBC Comedy Series, 30 Rock, is a recognized American singer and actress. With five nominations for the Primetime Emmy Award, she has definitely shown that her acting skills are no joke. Here you will find everything you need to know about this dynamic actress.
Who Is Jane Krakowski?
Jane Krakowski was born on October 11, 1968, in Parsippany-Troy Hills, New Jersey, as the daughter of Ed and Barbara Krakowski. Her father is a chemical engineer, her mother is a college drama teacher. Her family has ancestral roots in Polish, French, Canadian, and Scottish culture.
As a young girl, she has introduced to local theater thanks to the activities of her parents, especially her mother. At the age of four, she took ballet lessons, but had to stop because she had the “wrong body shape”. She then attended the Professional Children’s School in New York City, where children are trained as actors and dancers. Afterward, she attended Rutgers University in Braunschweig.
Krakowski got her first major television role in the NBC soap opera Search For Tomorrow, where she played the role of Theresa Rebecca Kendall in 1984. For her performance, she was nominated for the Daytime Emmy Award twice in a row. She also played the role of Elaine Vassal in Ally McBeal for five years and was critically acclaimed.
In 2006, she was cast in the comedy series 30 Rock, which earned her the fourth nomination as an outstanding supporting actress in a comedy series. In Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Krakowski was cast as Jacqueline White, which earned her the fifth nomination for the Emmy Award. She has also made guest appearances in Law and Order: Special Victims Unit as Emma Spevak; The Simpsons as Zhenya; Everwood as Dr. Gretchen Trott and Early Edition as Dr. Handelman.
Away from the television series, Jane Krakowski made her film debut in the 1983 National Lampoon’s Vacation. She also starred in films such as Alfie, The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas, Go, Stepping Out, Mom at Sixteen, Cirque du Freak, Kit Kittredge: An American Girl, and many others. Originally she was supposed to star in the horror movie Sleepaway Camp but decided to quit because the death scene of her character was too violent. In 2004, she starred in the film adaptation of A Christmas Carol, where she played the Ghost of Christmas Past. In 2006 she sang the stag Giselle in the cartoon Open Season.
Jane Krakowski’s diverse career includes theater and singing as well as acting on stage. She appeared at the Broadway Musical Grand Hotel as a typist and aspiring film star and was nominated for a Tony Award.
She is also a talented singer and contributed her vocals to the album Love Songs & Lullabies by Jim Brickman. Jane Krakowski and Jim Brickman also recorded Christmas songs for the album Broadway Cares: Home For The Holidays.
In 2016, she played the role of Ilona Ritter in the Broadway She Loves Me by the Roundabout Theatre Company alongside Laura Benanti and Zachary Levi. In the same year, she won the 2016 Fred and Adele Astaire Award as an outstanding dancer in a Broadway show and an outstanding leading actress in a musical.
Husband and Son
While there is not much information about her previous relationships, it is clear that she was with Robert Godley for more than a year. The couple got engaged in December 2009 but did not marry as soon as expected. However, they welcomed their first child, a son – Benett Robert Godley – on April 13, 2011.
Robert Godley, born on July 7, 1971, is a British designer of menswear. He designed for ‘David Evans & Co. Mantero Silk Printers’, ‘Mantero Silk Printers’ and ‘Drakes of London’. He has also been a creative director for Polo Ralph Lauren. In 2005 he founded the men’s clothing label ‘Psycho Bunny’ together with his friend and partner Robert Goldman. He is also a fisherman and owns a fishing boat called the Ginger Ninja. Robert Godley is a philanthropist and actively supports the Big Brothers Big Sisters of America – a non-profit organization that helps children reach their potential through relationships with volunteer mentors.
In 2013 the couple was separated. Since then, Jane has been relatively inconspicuous when it comes to her dating life, and she has never been married.
Is Judy Greer Her Sister?
Judy Greer and Jane Krakowski were both involved in promoting the Tropicana Trop 50 Sisters, which led many people to believe they were sisters. However, the two are not related. Jane, however, has an older brother, but not much is known about him.
After a high-altitude flight and a successful career, the beautiful actress has a cumulative net worth of $12 million. Although singing and acting are her main sources of income, she continues to accumulate wealth through sponsorship money and sponsorship.