Jane Kaczmarek Net Worth 2017: Short Bio & Wiki

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Jane Frances Kaczmarek was born on 21 December 1955, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin USA, of part-Polish descent, and is an actress probably best known for being a part of “Malcolm in the Middle” for six years as Lois. She’s also been nominated numerous times for both Golden Globe and Emmy Awards. All of her efforts have helped put her net worth to where it is today.

How rich is Jane Kaczmarek? As of mid-2016, sources estimate a net worth that is at $9 million, mostly earned through a successful career in acting now spanning almost 35 years. Aside from television projects, she’s also done theatre work and appeared in feature films. She’s also made numerous guest appearances in several popular television shows and as she continues her career it is expected that her wealth will increase.

Jane Kaczmarek Net Worth $9 million

Kaczmarek attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison and graduated with a degree in theatre. Afterwards, she attended graduate school at the Yale School of Drama where she became part of the school’s theatre company.

One of Jane’s first film appearances was in “Pleasantville”, and during this time she was also part of numerous Broadway hits including “Lost in Yonkers” for which she won an LA Drama Critics Circle Award. She then made an appearance in the film “Falling in Love” which starred Meryl Streep and Robert De Niro, but continued being a part of television shows for most of her career. A few of her television appearances include “St. Elsewhere”, “Frasier”, “Law & Order”, and “Felicity”. She also became a part of “The Big Bang Theory”, “The Simpsons”, and “Raising the Bar”, all of which contributed steadily to her net worth.

What really put Jane into the spotlight was the show “Malcolm in the Middle” for which she was cast as a mid-season replacement in 2000.
Many called her performance in the series a breakout role, and her character was often compared to Homer Simpson. During her time in the series she was nominated seven Emmy Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, and two Screen Actors Guild Awards, and won two Television Critics Association Awards, an American Comedy Award, and Family Television Award for her performances, all of which helped her net worth to grow.

After “Malcolm in the Middle” ended, Jane would go on and work on other projects including the unsuccessful “Help Me Help You”. She was then cast in “Raising the Bar” as Judge Trudy Kessler but it was also of short duration. In 2010, she became part of the television movie “Reviving Ophelia”, and then tried her hand at doing voice work in “Jake and the Never Land Pirates”. In 2011, she made a guest appearance in “Wilfred”, and also made an appearance in “Good People”, plus similar guest appearances in “The Middle”, and “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” in which she portrayed DA Pamela James. She also became a part of an alternate ending feature of “Breaking Bad” which is part of a DVD/Blu-ray box set. A few of her latest projects include “The Comeback” and “The Big Bang Theory”. Her net worth still benefited from these varied involvements.

For her personal life, it is known that Jane married actor Bradley Whitford in 1992; they have three children but in 2009 the couple filed for divorce and the following year sold their villa in San Marino. Aside from that, Kaczmarek underwent hip replacement in 2004 due to chronic arthritis but recovered soon after.

Quick Facts

Birth date: December 21, 1955
Birth place: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.
Height:5' 6½" (1.69 m)
Profession:Actress
Education:Yale School of Drama, Yale University, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Nationality:American
Spouse:Bradley Whitford (m. 1992–2010)
Children:Mary Louisa Whitford, Frances Genevieve Whitford, George Edward Whitford
Parents:Evelyn Kaczmarek, Edward Kaczmarek
Siblings:Mary Kaczmarek, Bill Kaczmarek, Jim Kaczmarek
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Supporter of Heifer International.
2With her Malcolm in the Middle (2000) co-star, Erik Per Sullivan, lent her name to the book "Together" and added an afterword. The book aims to educate young people about the importance of livestock to the world; with emphasis on addressing world hunger.
3Her family is Polish.
4Friend of Joan Van Ark, Kate Burton, Tony Shalhoub, Alexandra Wentworth and Timothy Busfield.
5It was revealed during a segment featuring her ex-husband, Bradley Whitford, on the The Megan Mullally Show (2006) that if she had only one food to eat for the rest of her life, it would be Polish sausage. (October 16, 2006).
6Received seven consecutive Emmy nominations for Best Actress in a Comedy Series (Malcolm in the Middle (2000)) but never won.
7Ex-daughter-in-law of Genevieve Smith Whitford.
8Founded the charity "Clothes off our Back" (http://www.clothesoffourback.org) with her ex-husband, Bradley Whitford, in 2002. "Clothes off our Back" runs on-line auctions after major awards shows where celebrities' gowns, tuxedos, and other articles of clothing, are auctioned off. The proceeds go to children's charities such as Cure Autism Now (http://www.cureautismnow.org) and The Children's Defense Fund (http://www.childrensdefense.org/).
9Studied at Yale University School of Drama, where she was a classmate of Kate Burton.
10Actor Daniel von Bargen has coincidentally appeared with husband and wife actors Jane Kaczmarek and Bradley Whitford in four different projects. Along with Kaczmarek, he appeared in Malcolm in the Middle (2000). With Whitford, he was in RoboCop 3 (1993), Philadelphia (1993) and The West Wing (1999).
11She and her ex-husband, Bradley Whitford, have three children: Frances Whitford was born in January 1997; George Whitford was born on December 23, 1999 and Mary Louisa Whitford was born on November 25, 2002.
12Studied to be a teacher at the University of Wisconsin.


Net Worth & Salary

TitleSalary
Malcolm in the Middle (2000)$100,000 per episode 2002-2003
Malcolm in the Middle (2000)$3,300,000 (2003-2004)


Quotes

#Quote
1"I hate cooking, so my only concern was fitting a turkey in it on Thanksgiving and I can." (when asks when she will use her newly purchased 1950s stove).
2"If a stove like this was good enough for 50s moms, who made three meals a day, then it's good enough for me!" (when asked why she bought her 1950s stove.)
3Look, you can get yourself cut and stitched, or you can get a good girdle. The day before my first Emmy show, I went to Sears and bought a really good girdle. And I've worn that thing to every single awards show since!
4Student teaching is the hardest job there is. Secondary school kids didn't want to be there. I skipped out one afternoon and went to the mall, and there were some of my students there. But they couldn't report me, could they? - about the time she was student teaching


Pictures

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Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2004Golden Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actress in a Series, Comedy or MusicalMalcolm in the Middle (2000)
2001American Comedy AwardAmerican Comedy Awards, USAFunniest Female Performer in a TV Series (Leading Role) Network, Cable or SyndicationMalcolm in the Middle (2000)
2001Family Television AwardFamily Television AwardsActressMalcolm in the Middle (2000)
2001OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Actress in a Comedy SeriesMalcolm in the Middle (2000)
2001TCA AwardTelevision Critics Association AwardsIndividual Achievement in ComedyMalcolm in the Middle (2000)
2000OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Actress in a New Comedy SeriesMalcolm in the Middle (2000)
2000TCA AwardTelevision Critics Association AwardsIndividual Achievement in ComedyMalcolm in the Middle (2000)

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014BTVA Television Voice Acting AwardBehind the Voice Actors AwardsBest Vocal Ensemble in a Television Series - Children's/EducationalJake and the Never Land Pirates (2011)· Cameron Boyce
· Madison Pettis
· Jonathan Morgan Heit
· Corey Burton
· Jeff Bennett
· Loren Hoskins
· Dee Bradley Baker
· Ariel Winter
· Russi Taylor
2006Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy SeriesMalcolm in the Middle (2000)
2006OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Actress in a Comedy SeriesMalcolm in the Middle (2000)
2005Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy SeriesMalcolm in the Middle (2000)
2004Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy SeriesMalcolm in the Middle (2000)
2004OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Actress in a Comedy SeriesMalcolm in the Middle (2000)
2004Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsMost Popular Mom & Pop in a Television SeriesMalcolm in the Middle (2000)· Bryan Cranston
2003Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Comedy or MusicalMalcolm in the Middle (2000)
2003Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy SeriesMalcolm in the Middle (2000)
2003OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Actress in a Comedy SeriesMalcolm in the Middle (2000)
2003ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy SeriesMalcolm in the Middle (2000)
2002Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Comedy or MusicalMalcolm in the Middle (2000)
2002Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy SeriesMalcolm in the Middle (2000)
2002AFI AwardAFI Awards, USAActor of the Year - Female - TV SeriesMalcolm in the Middle (2000)
2002OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Actress in a Comedy SeriesMalcolm in the Middle (2000)
2002Golden Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Performance by an Actress in a Series, Comedy or MusicalMalcolm in the Middle (2000)
2002Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsTV - Choice Actress, ComedyMalcolm in the Middle (2000)
2001Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Comedy or MusicalMalcolm in the Middle (2000)
2001Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy SeriesMalcolm in the Middle (2000)
2001ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy SeriesMalcolm in the Middle (2000)
2000Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy SeriesMalcolm in the Middle (2000)
2000OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Actress in a Comedy SeriesMalcolm in the Middle (2000)
2000Q AwardViewers for Quality Television AwardsBest Actress in a Quality Comedy SeriesMalcolm in the Middle (2000)
1983ACECableACE AwardsActress in a Dramatic PresentationThe Paper Chase (1978)


Filmography

Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
6 Balloons2017post-production
CHiPs2017completed
Wolves at the Door2016Mary
Cooper Barrett's Guide to Surviving Life2016TV SeriesCindy Barrett
The Big Bang Theory2016TV SeriesDr. Gallo
The Boat Builder2015Katherine
Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero2015TV SeriesCoach Jackie
Playing House2014-2015TV SeriesGwen Crawford
Jake and the Never Land Pirates2012-2015TV SeriesRed Jessica
Big Time in Hollywood, FL2015TV SeriesDr. Moore
Salem Rogers2015TV MovieDana
The McCarthys2015TV SeriesEilleen
Here's Your Damn Family2014TV Series 2014
Us & Them2013-2014TV SeriesPam
Phineas and Ferb2014TV SeriesDenise
Lost on Purpose2013Ms. Liz
The Middle2012-2013TV SeriesSandy Armwood
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit2013TV SeriesD.A. Pam James
Whitney2011-2012TV SeriesCandi / Patti Morris
Ruth & Erica2012TV SeriesBrenda
Wilfred2011TV SeriesBeth
Who Gets the Parents2010TV MoviePhyllis
Reviving Ophelia2010TV MovieMarie
The Simpsons2001-2010TV SeriesJudge Constance Harm
Raising the Bar2008-2009TV SeriesJudge Trudy Kessler
Help Me Help You2006-2007TV SeriesAnne Hoffman
Malcolm in the Middle2000-2006TV SeriesLois
Jenifer2001TV MovieValerie Estess
Felicity1999-2000TV SeriesCarol Anderson
Party of Five1995-1999TV SeriesHelene Thompson
Pleasantville1998David's Mom
The Spittin' Image1997Short
The Practice1997TV SeriesPamela Boyd
Frasier1996-1997TV SeriesMaureen Cutler
Cybill1996-1997TV SeriesHolly
Apollo 111996TV MovieJan Armstrong
The Chamber1996Dr. Anne Biddows
ABC Afterschool Specials1994-1996TV SeriesNancy Gallagher / Mary Reed
Touched by an Angel1996TV SeriesBonnie Bell
Wildly Available1996Rita Goodman
Picket Fences1995TV SeriesJanice Neiman
Without Warning1994TV MovieDr. Caroline Jaffe
L.A. Law1994TV SeriesCass' Atty. Gershonwood
Law & Order1994TV SeriesJanet Rudman
Monty1994TV SeriesNickerson
Big Wave Dave's1993TV SeriesKaren Fisher
Equal Justice1990-1991TV SeriesLinda Bauer
Spooner1989TV MovieGail Archer
All's Fair1989Linda
American Playhouse1988TV SeriesSusan Glaspell
D.O.A.1988Gail Cornell
Vice Versa1988Robyn
The Three Kings1987TV MovieDr. Paula Bolet
I'll Take Manhattan1987TV Mini-SeriesNina Stern
The Christmas Gift1986TV MovieSusan
The Right of the People1986TV MovieAlicia
Hometown1985TV SeriesMary Newell Abbott
The Heavenly Kid1985Emily Barnes
Crazy Like a Fox1984TV Series
Falling in Love1984Ann Raftis
The Paper Chase1983-1984TV SeriesConnie Lehman
Door to Door1984Katharine Holloway
Flight 90: Disaster on the Potomac1984TV MovieDonna Olian
Hill Street Blues1984TV SeriesOff. Clara Pilsky
Something About Amelia1984TV MovieMrs. Hall
The Last Leaf1983ShortJoanna Brady
Uncommon Valor1983Mrs. Wilkes
Scarecrow and Mrs. King1983TV SeriesPenny / Princess Salana Sharese Khan
Remington Steele1983TV SeriesBarbara Troy Dannon
St. Elsewhere1983TV SeriesSandy Burns
For Lovers Only1982TV MovieMargie Spoleto

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Malcolm in the Middle2000-2005TV Series performer - 3 episodes

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Celebrity Name Game2016TV SeriesHerself - Celebrity Player
The Talk2011-2016TV SeriesHerself - Guest / Herself - Guest Co-Hostess
Fox and Friends2013TV SeriesHerself
The Wendy Williams Show2010-2011TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Jeopardy!2006-2010TV SeriesHerself - Contestant
The Bonnie Hunt Show2009-2010TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Entertainment Tonight2008-2009TV SeriesHerself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2005-2008TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Backstage: Hollywood Fashion2007TV MovieHerself - Co-Founder, 'Clothes Off Our Back'
Great American Authors: Since 16502007TV Series documentaryHerself - Host
TV Land Confidential2007TV Series documentaryHerself - Interviewee
Head Case2007TV SeriesHerself
The Mark Twain Prize: Neil Simon2006TV Movie documentaryHerself
The Megan Mullally Show2006TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The 58th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards2006TV SpecialHerself - Nominee: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2004-2006TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Miss America2006TV MovieHerself - Judge
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2005TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Comeback2005TV SeriesHerself
11th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2005TV SpecialHerself
The Funniest Families of Television Comedy: A Museum of Television & Radio Special2004TV MovieHerself
Wellstone!2004DocumentaryNarrator
The Wayne Brady Show2004TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Good Day Live2004TV SeriesHerself - Guest
10th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2004TV SpecialHerself
Great Women of Television Comedy2003TV MovieHerself
The Sharon Osbourne Show2003TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Tracey Ullman in the Trailer Tales2003TV MovieHerself
Intimate Portrait2002-2003TV Series documentaryHerself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien2001-2003TV SeriesHerself - Guest
9th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2003TV SpecialHerself
The 60th Annual Golden Globe Awards2003TV SpecialHerself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy
MADtv2002TV SeriesHerself
E! News Live2002TV SeriesHerself
American Idol2002TV SeriesHerself - Audience Member
The 59th Annual Golden Globe Awards2002TV Special documentaryHerself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy
The 3rd Annual Family Television Awards2001TV SpecialHerself
Total Access 24/72001TV SeriesHerself
The 53rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards2001TV SpecialHerself - Nominee: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series and Co-Presenter: Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries or a Movie
America: A Tribute to Heroes2001TV Special documentaryHerself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show2001TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The 15th Annual American Comedy Awards2001Herself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2001TV SeriesHerself - Guest
7th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2001TV SpecialHerself
The 12th Annual Golden Laurel Awards2001TV SpecialHerself
The 58th Annual Golden Globe Awards2001TV SpecialHerself - Nominee: Best Actress in a TV-Series - Comedy / Musical
3rd Annual TV Guide Awards2001TV SpecialHerself
John & Leeza from Hollywood1993TV SeriesHerself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Corazón de...2005TV SeriesHerself
Biography2005TV Series documentaryLois
Malcolm in the Middle2002TV SeriesLois

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