Jenna Elfman currently stars as Joyce Fisher on NBC's family comedy "Growing Up Fisher" with J.K. Simmons.
Elfman began her career as a professional dancer, appearing in music videos by Depeche Mode and Anthrax, and danced on the 1991 Academy Awards live broadcast, choreographed by Debbie Allen. She ultimately transitioned to acting, best known for her role as Dharma in the hit television series “Dharma and Greg,” for which she garnered a Golden Globe Award, three Emmy Award nominations and two TV Guide Awards.
Last year, “1600 Penn” marked Elfman’s return to situation comedy after critically-acclaimed guest appearances on “Shameless” and the final season of the award-winning drama “Damages,” with Glenn Close and Rose Byrne. Other notable television credits include a recent guest appearance on “The Mindy Project," as well as appearances on “Two and a Half Men,” "My Name is Earl," and "Royal Pains."
She appeared in the hit comedy feature film “Friends with Benefits,” starring Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis, and her film credits also include “Keeping the Faith,” opposite Ben Stiller and Edward Norton, the cult favorite "Can't Hardly Wait," and Ron Howard’s “Edtv,” opposite Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson. Elfman will next be seen in the upcoming feature film “Big Stone Gap” with Patrick Wilson, Ashley Judd and Whoopi Goldberg.
As a classically trained ballerina, Jenna has been enjoying being a guest judge on the hit dance competition show "So You Think You Can Dance". She is also proudly on the board of trustees of the Dizzy Feet Foundation, whose mission is to support, improve, and increase access to dance education in the United States.
Jenna was born and raised in Los Angeles, where she currently lives with her husband, Bodhi Elfman, and their two young sons.