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Jenna Fischer has consistently won raves from fans and critics for her role as Pam Beesly, on NBC's hit comedy "The Office." The series, which is entering its 6th season, won the 2006 Emmy for Best Comedy Series and in 2007, Fischer earned her first Emmy nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series.
Fischer recently wrapped production on two films, Millennium Films' "Solitary Man" opposite Michael Douglas, Susan Sarandon and Mary-Louise Parker and the indie dramedy "A Little Help," which she stars in opposite Chris O'Donnell as a recently widowed, single mom who reconnects with an old flame, who happens to be her sister's husband.
Fischer has starred in numerous feature films over the past couple of years. Most recently she co-starred opposite John C. Reilly and Sean William Scott in Dimension Films' "The Promotion" and in the satirical bio-pic "Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story" from producer/writer Judd Apatow. In 2007 she co-starred in the Dreamworks hit figure skating comedy "Blades of Glory" with Will Ferrell, Amy Poehler and Will Arnett. Additional feature-film credits include, "The Brothers Solomon" opposite Will Arnett and Will Forte, "Employee of the Month," "Lucky 13," "The Specials," and the horror movie "Slither."
Past television credits include a recurring role on "Six Feet Under," and guest-starring roles on "That '70s Show," "Cold Case," "Miss Match," "Strong Medicine," "What I Like About You," "Off Centre," "Undeclared" and "Spin City."
Fischer also wrote and directed the feature film "Lollilove," starring herself, Linda Cardellini, Judy Greer, and director, James Gunn. As a result, Fischer was awarded the Screen Actors Guild Emerging Actor Award at the St. Louis Film Festival. In addition, she received the Tromadance Independent Soul Award at the American Film Market.
Fischer was raised in St. Louis and much like her character Pam, she has a talent for administrative work and toiled for many years as both a receptionist and administrative assistant. She can type 85 words per minute with 90 percent accuracy.
A former volunteer with the animal rescue organization Kitten Rescue as a foster parent for sick and injured cats, Fischer has a passion for animals. She currently lives in Los Angeles and is engaged to writer Lee Kirk.