Jane Krakowski is an American actress and singer best known for her television roles as Elaine Vassal on Ally McBeal (1997-2002) and as Jenna Maroney on 30 Rock, from 2006-2013.
Krakowski, along with the 30 Rock cast, was nominated for a 2008 Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series.
The New Jersey-born Krakowski is an accomplished actress, dancer and singer with numerous awards and credits to her name from film, theatre and television.
For her sultry portrayal of Carla in Broadway’s Nine opposite Antonio Banderas, she won Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics awards. She won an Olivier Award while starring in Guys and Dolls with Ewan McGregor on the West End.
Krakowski held other acclaimed roles in Broadway productions of Grand Hotel, Company, Once Upon A Mattress, Tartuffe and Starlight Express.
During her five-year stint on the Emmy, Golden Globe and SAG award-winning series Ally McBeal, she received a Golden Globe nomination for her portrayal of Elaine Vassal.
Other credits include television appearances on NBC’s Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and Everwood.
Making her film debut as Cousin Vickie in National Lampoon’s Vacation with Chevy Chase, Krakowski has also starred alongside Jude Law in Alfie, the remake of the famous 1966 film, and in Pretty Persuasion with Evan Rachel Wood and James Woods.
In 2008 she lent her voice to the animated film Open Season for Sony Animation. Also in 2008 she co-starred, opposite Abigail Breslin, in the family film Kit Kittredge: All American Girl, produced by Julia Roberts.
In addition to singing on several original Broadway cast recordings and the Ally McBeal Christmas episode compilation CDs, Krakowski recorded the hit single track You with Jim Brickman on his recent album Lovesongs and Lullabies.