Jenna Elfman Biography (1971-)

Original name, Jennifer Mary Butala; born September 30, 1971, in Los Angeles,CA; daughter of Richard (an executive for Hughes Aircraft) and Sue Butala; married Bodhi Pine Elfman (an actor), 1995. Addresses: Agent: CreativeArtists Agency, 9830 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90212.; Manager: Immortal Entertainment, 1650 21st St., Santa Monica, CA 90404.; Publicist: Wolf/Kasteler PR, 335 N. Maple Dr., Suite 351, Beverly Hills, CA 90210.; Contact: 6920 Los Tilos Rd., Los Angeles, CA 90068; 1608 N. Cahuenga Blvd., #1271, Los Angeles, CA 90028.

Nationality
American
Gender
Female
Occupation
Actress, producer
Birth Details
September 30, 1971
Los Angeles, California, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Appearances
  • Tall dancer in "Halo" video, Strange Too, 1990
  • (Uncredited) Cameo, Farewell: Live from the Universal Ampitheatre Halloween 1995, 1996
  • Tanya, Grosse Pointe Blank, Buena Vista, 1997
  • (Uncredited) Angel, Can't Hardly Wait (also known as The Party), Columbia, 1998
  • Veronica Micelli, Krippendorf's Tribe, Buena Vista, 1998
  • Voice of an Owl, Doctor Dolittle, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1998
  • Shari, Edtv (also known as Ed TV), Universal, 1999
  • Title role, Venus, 1999
  • Anna Riley, Keeping the Faith, Touchstone Pictures, 2000
  • Voice of Phig, CyberWorld, IMAX Corp., 2000
  • Voice of Lorelei, The Tangerine Bear, Artisan Entertainment, 2000
  • Auburn, Town & Country, New Line Cinema, 2001
  • Television Appearances, Series
  • Shannon Canotis, Townies, ABC, 1996-1997
  • Dharma Freedom Finkelstein Montegomery, Dharma & Greg, ABC, 1997-2002
  • Guest regular, Hollywood Squares, syndicated, 1998
  • Television Appearances, Movies
  • (As Jenna Butala) Lisa Majorski, Double Deception, 1993
  • Leslie, Her Last Chance, NBC, 1996
  • Ellena Roberts, Obsessed, Lifetime, 2002
  • Television Appearances, Specials
  • Interviewee, Inside Scientology, Arts and Entertainment, 1998
  • Barbara Walters Presents 6 To Watch, ABC, 1998
  • Influences: From Yesterday to Today, CBS, 1999
  • Host, Women Rock! Girls & Guitars, Lifetime, 2000
  • Men Strike Back, VH1, 2000
  • Intimate Portrait: Bobbi Brown, Lifetime, 2001
  • Television Appearances
  • Awards Presentations
  • Presenter, The Walt Disney Company Presents The 8th American Teacher Awards, The Disney Channel, 1998
  • Presenter, The 24th Annual People's Choice Awards, CBS, 1998
  • Presenter, The 50th Emmy Awards, NBC, 1998
  • Presenter, The 12th Annual American Comedy Awards, Fox, 1998
  • Host, The 51st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, Fox, 1999
  • TV Guide Awards, Fox, 1999
  • Herself, My VH1 Music Awards, VH1, 2000
  • The 52nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, ABC, 2000
  • Second Annual TV Guide Awards, Fox, 2000
  • The 14th Annual American Comedy Awards, Fox, 2000
  • Presenter, My VH1 Music Awards, VH1, 2001
  • Television Appearances, Episodic
  • Lily Bishop, "Bottom's Up," The Monroes, ABC, 1995
  • Garland, "The Getaway, Almost," Roseanne, ABC, 1995
  • Patty Snow, "The Nutty Confessor," NYPD Blue, ABC, 1996
  • Angela Scalise, "Chapter 17," Murder One, ABC, 1996
  • Becky Toll, "Being Fired Means Never Having to Say You're Sorry," Almost Perfect, CBS, 1996
  • Jordan, "Just Friends?" The Single Guy, NBC, 1997
  • The Pet Shop, 1997
  • Cohost, Rock across America, VH1, 2001
  • The Late Show with David Letterman, NBC, 2001
  • Television Work
  • Series
  • Worked as producer, Dharma & Greg, ABC.
  • Stage Appearances
  • Visions + Lovers, Variations on a Theme, Skylight Theatre, Hollywood, CA, 1999
  • RECORDINGS
  • Music Videos
  • Depeche Mode, "Halo," 1991
  • Anthrax, "Black Lodge," 1993
  • Also appeared in ZZ Top's "Legs."

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Books
    • Newsmakers 1999, Issue 4, Gale Group, 1999
    Periodicals
    • Biography, May, 1999
    • Cosmopolitan, February, 1998, p. 216
    • People Weekly, December 29, 1997, p. 125

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