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Jenna stars as "Pam Beesly" on NBC's new comedy series "The Office", which premires in Late March 2005. Born and raised in the suburbs of St. Louis, Missouri, Fischer showed proficiency in both show business and office procedural work. At the age of 10, she snagged the role of Toto in her school play “The Wizard of Oz,” and shortly thereafter she took her first typing class, earning an ‘A.’ After receiving a bachelor of arts degree in theater from Truman State University, Fischer moved to Los Angeles and took various odd jobs to pay the rent including work as a telephone psychic (although she’s not a psychic). Fischer’s television series credits include guest-starring roles on “That 70s Show,” “Cold Case,” “Six Feet Under,” “Miss Match,” “Strong Medicine,” “What I Like About You,” “Off Centre,” “Undeclared” and “Spin City.” Her feature-film credits include “Employee of the Month,” “Lucky 13,” “The Specials” and “Born Champion” among others. Fischer recently wrote and directed the feature film “Lollilove,” starring herself, Linda Cardellini (NBC’s “ER”), Judy Greer, and her husband, screenwriter James Gunn. “Lollilove” is currently making the rounds on the film festival circuit. Fischer was awarded the Screen Actors Guild Emerging Actor Award at this year’s St. Louis Film Festival. Akin to her character Pam -- who has talent as an illustrator--one of Fischer’s hobbies is cartooning. She also volunteers with the animal rescue organization Kitten Rescue as a foster parent for sick and injured cats. She currently lives in Los Angeles with her husband and their dog Wesley, and cat. Andy can proudly be seen in the upcoming 2005 Page-a-Day Cat Calendar as Mr. April 7. Fischer’s birthday is March 7.
Jenna Fischer stars in the NBC's new comedy ''The Office''
From Reveille and NBC Universal Television Studio comes a documentary-style look into the humorous and sometimes poignant foolishness that plagues the world of 9-to-5 in the half-hour comedy “The Office,” based on the award-winning BBC hit.
A fly-on-the-wall docu-reality parody about modern American office life, “The Office” delves into the lives of the workers at Dunder Mifflin paper supply company in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Regional manager Michael Scott (Steve Carell, “The Daily Show,” “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy,” “Bruce Almighty”) is a single, middle-aged man who is the boastful tour guide for the documentary. With unshaken enthusiasm, Michael believes he is the office funnyman, a fountain of business wisdom and his employees’ cool friend. He has no clue that his employees tolerate his inappropriate behavior only because he signs their paychecks. Painstakingly trying to be liked and look cool, Michael comes off alternately absurd and pathetic. His prize possession is his “World’s Greatest Boss” mug -- which he had to buy for himself.
Pam Beesly (Jenna Fischer, “Miss Match”) is the reasonable and friendly office receptionist who bears the brunt of Michael’s routines. The bright spots in Pam’s day are her conversations with Jim Halpert (John Krasinski, “Kinsey”), a likable sales rep with a good sense of humor who should have found a better job years ago, but is too comfortable with his office mates and routine to leave.
Jim shares his working space with Dwight Schrute (Rainn Wilson, “Six Feet Under”), the arrogant assistant to the regional manager. Dwight is intensely irritating to normal people and Jim spends a lot of time finding new, interesting ways to drive Dwight crazy.
Ryan Howard (B.J. Novak, “Punk’d”) is a young, smart, self-possessed temp, who quickly figures out the real office politics despite Michael’s attempts to instill the official point-of-view.
“The Office” is executive-produced by Ben Silverman, Greg Daniels, Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant and Howard Klein.