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Jennifer Mary Butala Wiki Biography
Jennifer Mary Butala was born on the 30th September 1971, in Los Angeles, California, USA and is an actress probably best known for her role in the sitcom “Dharma and Greg” (1997 – 2002). Now under her married name Jenna Elfman, she has been active in the entertainment industry since 1990.
How much is the net worth of Jenna Elfman? It has been estimated by authoritative sources that the overall size of her wealth is as much as $16 million, as of the data presented in the middle of 2016. Acting is the main source of Elfman’s wealth; her assets among others include a three bedroom house previously owned by Madonna, which is now valued $4 million.
To begin with, she was raised in a family of three children, by parents Richard and Sue Butala. She was educated at the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts, and later graduated from California State University, Northridge.
Jenna started her career by turning up in commercials, so her career took off slowly, then appearing in shows and television series, mostly comedies. She landed her first lead role in the sitcom “Townies” (1996), in which she co-starred with the redhead Molly Ringwald and brown-haired Lauren Graham. The following year she debuted as the female lead role in the romantic series “Dharma and Greg” (1997 – 2002). Her performance earned the actress – among other awards – the Golden Globe, while meanwhile also starring in the comedy “Krippendorf’s Tribe” (1998), in which she played alongside Richard Dreyfuss. The success of the series allowed her to appear in the satirical comedy film “Edtv” (1999) co-produced and directed by Ron Howard, but the actress decided to focus on television, and starred in the television film “Obsessed” (2002). Afterwards, she was in the main cast of the sitcom “Courting Alex” (2006) created by Rob Hanning, which was followed by appearances on television in the family drama “Brothers & Sisters” (2007) and the comedy “My Name Is Earl” (2008). What is more, she landed the lead role in “Accidentally on Purpose” (2009 – 2010), in which she played Billie Chase. However, due to low watching ratings the series were cancelled. Following the failure, she participated in episodes of the comedy drama “Shameless” (2012) and “Damages” (2012), and her net worth was still growing.
She returned to the screens of television in early 2013 as a member of the main cast of “1600 Penn”, in which she played the wife of the USA president, played by Bill Pullman, but the series was a critical and commercial failure and was stopped after 13 episodes. The same happened the following year with the series “Growing Up Fisher” (2014), in which she played the wife of a father suffering from blindness, played by J.K. Simmons, as again the NBC cancelled the series after a season. It should be noted that the actress starred in the feature films “The Six Wives of Henry Lefay” (2009), “Love Hurts” (2009), “Friends with Benefits” (2011) and “Big Stone Gap” (2014), and most recently in 2015, Elfman landed a role in the television film “The Perfect Stanleys”.
To conclude, all the above mentioned roles have increased the total size of Jenna Elfman net worth.
Finally, in the personal life of the actress, Elfman has been married to actor Bodhi Elfman since 1995, and they have two sons.
IMDB Wikipedia “1600 Penn” (2013) “Accidentally on Purpose” (2009 – 2010) “Brothers & Sisters” (2007) “Courting Alex” (2006) “Damages” (2012) “Dharma and Greg” (1997-2002) “Growing Up Fisher” (2014) “Krippendorf’s Tribe” (1998) “My Name Is Earl” (2008) “Obsessed” (2002) “Shameless” (2012) “The Perfect Stanleys” $16 Million 1971 1971-9-30 1999 2000 5′ 10″ (1.78 m) Actress American Comedy Award for Funniest Female Performer in a TV Series Bill Pullman Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Actress Bodhi Elfman California California State University Dharma & Greg (1997) Edtv (1999) Friends with Benefits (2011) Golden Globe Award for Best Actress (1999) Jenna Elfman Net Worth Jennifer Mary Butala Keeping the Faith (2000) Lauren Graham Libra Los Angeles Los Angeles County High School for the Arts Molly Ringwald Northridge Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series (1998 producer Richard Dreyfuss Rob Hanning Satellite Award for Best Actress (2000-2002) Satellite Award for Best Actress (2000) September 30 Television and film actress Townies (1996) TV Guide Award for Favorite Actress in a Comedy (1999 USA
Jennifer Mary Butala Quick Info
|Full Name||Jenna Elfman|
|Net Worth||$16 Million|
|Date Of Birth||September 30, 1971|
|Place Of Birth||Los Angeles, California, USA|
|Height||5′ 10″ (1.78 m)|
|Profession||Television and film actress|
|Education||Los Angeles County High School for the Arts, California State University, Northridge|
|Spouse||Bodhi Elfman (m. 1995-)|
|Children||Story Elias Elfman, Easton Quinn Monroe Elfman|
|Parents||Richard and Sue Butala|
|Awards||Golden Globe Award for Best Actress (1999), TV Guide Award for Favorite Actress in a Comedy (1999, 2000)|
|Nominations||Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Actress, Satellite Award for Best Actress (2000), Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series (1998, 1999, 2000), American Comedy Award for Funniest Female Performer in a TV Series, Satellite Award for Best Actress (2000-2002)|
|Movies||“Krippendorf’s Tribe” (1998), “Edtv” (1999), “Obsessed” (2002),“Brothers & Sisters” (2007), “My Name Is Earl” (2008), “Shameless” (2012), “Damages” (2012), “1600 Penn” (2013), “The Perfect Stanleys”|
|TV Shows||“Townies” (1996), “Dharma and Greg” (1997-2002), “Courting Alex” (2006), “Accidentally on Purpose” (2009 – 2010), “Growing Up Fisher” (2014)|
Jennifer Mary Butala Quotes
- I’ll probably stick to comedy for the time being. I mean, a great piece of work is a great piece of work, and I’m up for good work anytime. But I do love comedy!
- It was the most pleasurable thing I’ve ever done, playing this character, and I just remember feeling so at home and so – I don’t know, I was just happy – and it just wasn’t ever work! It was like a sandbox for me, and I would crack myself up rehearsing.
- Playing in front of an audience was just such a turn-on for me, and you have 200 people in the audience and it’s like doing live theater. And filming something that goes to millions of people several weeks later, it’s an interesting dynamic.
- There’s a power in women being women. There’s a role for men, but we don’t have to be men, because we’re women. I think that representing that on television is a cool thing.
- Yeah, I think the common denominator – and this is probably going to sound like Acting 101 – but the common denominator is belief in the character in the moment.
- You know, she was a girl. She was a female. And she wasn’t like, trying to compete in a man’s world and she wasn’t trying to be in a man’s position, she was just who she was. And I think that was like, a good thing.
- And as a character, what I found very inspiring about playing Dharma, especially at that time, is that the women on television were more neurotic than they were free. And I thought, this is a rare bird and this is unique on television and I think it’s really refreshing.
- And I’m so excited to remind people and even gain new fans who find out about Dharma – a new generation who could find out about Dharma and enjoy her and all the characters on the show.
- Not hippie – my parents were not hippies – but they were very supportive and encouraging, and that does a lot for someone, and it gives them a lot of confidence.
- And you don’t want to just totally mess up the rhythm when you’re playing with Bob Dylan.
- Drama is not hard for me. It just didn’t seem hard.
- In comedy, something may be more absurd, but you have to believe just as much as you do when you’re doing drama.
- It proved to me, though, that comedy is so much harder.
- It’s such a pleasurable experience to look back, and all of the fun I had just comes rushing back.
- Like, to do a pilot, you don’t know what’s going to happen with it.
- The most memorable moment was playing drums with Bob Dylan.
- And you know, we did it as an independent film, and we weren’t expecting it to be on television, and Lifetime ended up buying it. And the viewers responded intensely to that film.
- Comedy is much more challenging, because you have to have the same level of belief but you have to make people laugh, and that’s definitely a challenge.
- Especially while television I think is going through some growing pains or is in need of – I think current comedy is a bit, uh, not happening, you know?
- I can’t say I can foresee the future and tell the stars, you know. But I do have an understanding for my own reality, just elements and things that I’ve learned from.
- I got good notice from that show, and on the last day of filming Townies (1996), Twentieth Century Fox called, wanting to meet with me about a development deal.
- I just kind of understood it, and I threw my love for others and love for life into the character, and was having a blast. I loved playing Dharma. I loved it!
- I just think it’s fun to remind people that good television has exited and it can exist again and just to give them pleasure and enjoy it and make them laugh.
- I just think that it’s such a good show and timeless and still very funny, and that just makes me happy to have that whole first season in one concentrated space for people to enjoy so that it’s not hit and miss trying to find it in syndication always.
- I loved that about her because I knew it would open the door for a lot of comedy, because I knew that the conflict would come, because not many people live like the way she does.
- I think that marriage is an amazing institution and should be preserved, and you can have great marriages, and you must because sharing your life with someone is like the greatest thing. And I loved being able to set a good example for that on television.
- Creatively, you need to go live life. As an artist, you are representing life. So you have to rub elbows and be out in it.
Jennifer Mary Butala Important Facts
- $125,000 /episode (2009-10)
- Was to perform on Broadway in the musical “Nine”, as a replacement for Jane Krakowski. Citing lack of proper time, she left the show during rehearsals and was replaced by Krakowski’s understudy. [October 2003]
- Returned to work four months after giving birth to her son Easton in order to begin filming Friends with Benefits (2011).
- Was four months pregnant with her son Easton when she completed filming on the first series of Accidentally on Purpose (2009).
- Gave birth to her son Easton Quinn Monroe Elfman, with husband Bodhi Elfman, in Los Angeles at 7.53am, weighing in at 7lbs 12oz (2 March 2010).
- Turned down a role in Minority Report (2002).
- Susan Sullivan, who played the mother-in-law of her character, Dharma, in the series Dharma & Greg (1997), also played the mother of her character Lizzie, in the series Brothers & Sisters (2006).
- Gave birth to her son Story Elias Elfman, with husband Bodhi Elfman, in Los Angeles, weighing in at 7lbs 2oz (23 July 2007).
- Was among the guests at Tom Cruise’s and Katie Holmes’ wedding ceremony in Italy.
- Daughter-in-law of Richard Elfman and Marie-Pascale Elfman.
- She is the daughter of Susan (Grace) and Richard Gregory Butala. Her father is of Croatian descent, and her mother has English, Scottish, and German ancestry.
- Was listed as a potential nominee on the 2004 Razzie Award nominating ballot. She was suggested in the Worst Supporting Actress category for her performance in the film Looney Tunes: Back in Action (2003); however, she failed to receive a nomination.
- She started taking classical ballet at the age of five, but by nine, she suffered a serious ankle injury, and at age 12, the tendon came off the bone. She later gave up ballet at the age of 16.
- Niece of singer Tony Butala, who founded and performs with the vocal group The Lettermen.
- Graduated from Los Angeles County High School for the Arts, class of 1989. She was senior class representative (dance dept), on Student Arts Council.
- Is a classically-trained ballet dancer.
- Studied acting at The Beverly Hills Playhouse with Milton Katselas.
Jennifer Mary Butala Filmography
|Imaginary Mary||2017||TV Movie completed||Actress|
|In Bed with Tammin||2016||TV Series||Actress|
|The Perfect Stanleys||2015||TV Movie||Ellen||Actress|
|Gigi: Almost American – Season Two||2014||TV Movie||Yoga Instructor||Actress|
|Big Stone Gap||2014||Iva Lou Wade||Actress|
|Gigi: Almost American||2014||TV Series||Yogi Dendra||Actress|
|Growing Up Fisher||2014||TV Series||Joyce Fisher||Actress|
|The Mindy Project||2013||TV Series||Priscilla||Actress|
|Royal Pains||2013||TV Series||Lacy||Actress|
|1600 Penn||2012-2013||TV Series||Emily Nash Gilchrist||Actress|
|Damages||2012||TV Series||Naomi Walling||Actress|
|Bad Mom||2011||TV Movie||Julia||Actress|
|Matumbo Goldberg||2011||TV Series||Matumba Goldberg||Actress|
|Two and a Half Men||2004-2011||TV Series||Frankie|
|Friends with Benefits||2011||Annie||Actress|
|Accidentally on Purpose||2009-2010||TV Series||Billie||Actress|
|The Six Wives of Henry Lefay||2009||Ophelia||Actress|
|Special Agent Oso||2009||TV Series||Mom’s Maya||Actress|
|My Name Is Earl||2008||TV Series||Kimmi Himler||Actress|
|Brothers & Sisters||2007||TV Series||Lizzie Jones-Baker||Actress|
|Best of Chris Isaak||2006||Video segment “Somebody’s Crying” uncredited||Actress|
|Courting Alex||2006||TV Series||Alex Rose / Bex Atwell||Actress|
|United||2005||Video short||Jenna Elfman||Actress|
|Clifford’s Really Big Movie||2004||Dorothy (voice)||Actress|
|Looney Tunes: Back in Action||2003||Kate||Actress|
|Obsessed||2002||TV Movie||Ellena Roberts||Actress|
|Dharma & Greg||1997-2002||TV Series||Dharma Finkelstein Montgomery||Actress|
|Town & Country||2001||Auburn||Actress|
|The Tangerine Bear: Home in Time for Christmas!||2000||Video||Lorelei (voice)||Actress|
|Keeping the Faith||2000||Anna Riley||Actress|
|Anthrax: Return of the Killer A’s: Video Collection||1999||Video||Black Lodge video character||Actress|
|Doctor Dolittle||1998||Owl (voice)||Actress|
|Can’t Hardly Wait||1998||The Angel (uncredited)||Actress|
|Grosse Pointe Blank||1997||Tanya||Actress|
|The Single Guy||1997||TV Series||Jordan||Actress|
|Her Last Chance||1996||TV Movie||Leslie||Actress|
|Almost Perfect||1996||TV Series||Becky Toll||Actress|
|Murder One||1996||TV Series||Angela Scalese||Actress|
|NYPD Blue||1996||TV Series||Patty Snow||Actress|
|The Monroes||1995||TV Series||Lily||Actress|
|Pointman||1995||TV Series||Mary Ellen||Actress|
|The George Carlin Show||1994||TV Series||Psychedelic girl||Actress|
|Double Deception||1993||TV Movie||Lisa Majorski (as Jenna Butala)||Actress|
|Freshman Dorm||1992||TV Series||Tina||Actress|
|Murder, She Wrote||1992||TV Series||Ballet Dancer in background||Actress|
|Depeche Mode: Strange Too||1990||Video short||Tall Dancer in ‘Halo’ Video (as Jenna)||Actress|
|Accidentally on Purpose||2009-2010||TV Series producer – 8 episodes||Producer|
|Courting Alex||2006||TV Series producer – 10 episodes||Producer|
|Dharma & Greg||2001-2002||TV Series producer – 23 episodes||Producer|
|Rage||2008||TV Series 1 episode||Soundtrack|
|In Bed with Tammin||2016||TV Series||Herself||Self|
|4th Annual Saving Innocence Gala: Live from the SLS Hotel||2015||TV Movie||Herself – Host||Self|
|The View||2015||TV Series||Herself||Self|
|Home & Family||2013-2015||TV Series||Herself||Self|
|The Meredith Vieira Show||2015||TV Series||Herself||Self|
|Hollywood Game Night||2014-2015||TV Series||Herself – Celebrity Player / Herself – Panelist||Self|
|Hollywood Health Report||2015||TV Series||Herself||Self|
|AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Steve Martin||2015||TV Special||Herself (uncredited)||Self|
|Bystander Revolution||2014||TV Series documentary||Herself||Self|
|So You Think You Can Dance||2013-2014||TV Series||Herself – Guest Judge||Self|
|The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson||2009-2014||TV Series||Herself||Self|
|The Wendy Williams Show||2014||TV Series||Herself||Self|
|Late Night with Seth Meyers||2014||TV Series||Herself||Self|
|Conan||2013-2014||TV Series||Herself – Guest||Self|
|The Queen Latifah Show||2014||TV Series||Herself||Self|
|Rachael Ray||2013-2014||TV Series||Herself||Self|
|Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race||2013||TV Movie||Herself||Self|
|Good Day L.A.||2013||TV Series||Herself||Self|
|The Talk||2011-2013||TV Series||Herself||Self|
|The Tonight Show with Jay Leno||1997-2013||TV Series||Herself||Self|
|Watch What Happens: Live||2013||TV Series||Herself||Self|
|Chelsea Lately||2013||TV Series||Herself||Self|
|Larry King Now||2013||TV Series||Herself||Self|
|Fashion News Live||2012||TV Series||Herself||Self|
|Monster Man||2012||TV Series||Herself||Self|
|Comedy of a Sexomedy||2011||Video short||Herself||Self|
|Lopez Tonight||2011||TV Series||Herself||Self|
|Made in Hollywood||2011||TV Series||Herself||Self|
|Entertainment Tonight||2007-2010||TV Series||Herself||Self|
|Jimmy Kimmel Live!||2003-2010||TV Series||Herself||Self|
|Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show||2003-2010||TV Series||Herself||Self|
|The 36th Annual People’s Choice Awards||2010||TV Special||Herself||Self|
|Late Show with David Letterman||1999-2010||TV Series||Herself||Self|
|Tavis Smiley||2009||TV Series||Herself||Self|
|The Early Show||2009||TV Series||Herself||Self|
|Larry the Cable Guy’s Star-Studded Christmas Extravaganza||2008||TV Special||Herself||Self|
|Countdown to 111 Hits||2008||TV Movie||Herself||Self|
|The Merrick & Rosso Show||2008||TV Series||Herself||Self|
|Secret’s Out||2008||TV Series||Herself||Self|
|Speechless||2008||TV Movie documentary||Herself||Self|
|American Masters||2007||TV Series documentary||Herself||Self|
|2006 American Music Awards||2006||TV Special||Herself – Presenter||Self|
|AFI’s 100 Years… 100 Cheers: America’s Most Inspiring Movies||2006||TV Movie documentary||Herself||Self|
|The 48th Annual Grammy Awards||2006||TV Special||Herself – Presenter||Self|
|The 32nd Annual People’s Choice Awards||2006||TV Special documentary||Herself||Self|
|Ministry of Mayhem||2004||TV Series||Herself||Self|
|Great Women of Television Comedy||2003||TV Movie||Herself||Self|
|4Pop||2003||TV Series documentary||Herself||Self|
|Late Night with Conan O’Brien||1999-2003||TV Series||Herself||Self|
|HBO First Look||2003||TV Series documentary||Herself||Self|
|The Desilu Story||2003||TV Movie documentary||Herself||Self|
|The Rosie O’Donnell Show||1999-2002||TV Series||Herself||Self|
|My VH1 Music Awards||2001||TV Special||Herself – Presenter||Self|
|Hollywood Squares||1998-2001||TV Series||Herself||Self|
|Intimate Portrait||2001||TV Series documentary||Herself||Self|
|The 2001 IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards||2001||TV Special||Herself – Presenter (uncredited)||Self|
|The 43rd Annual Grammy Awards||2001||TV Special||Herself||Self|
|Women Rock! Girls and Guitars||2000||TV Movie||Herself||Self|
|My VH1 Music Awards||2000||TV Special documentary||Herself – Presenter||Self|
|Howard Stern||2000||TV Series||Herself||Self|
|2000 Blockbuster Entertainment Awards||2000||TV Special documentary||Herself – Presenter||Self|
|The 14th Annual American Comedy Awards||2000||Herself||Self|
|The 57th Annual Golden Globe Awards||2000||TV Special||Herself||Self|
|Edtv: Caught in the Camera’s Eye||1999||Video documentary short||Herself||Self|
|Influences: From Yesterday to Today||1999||TV Movie||Herself||Self|
|The 51st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards||1999||TV Special||Herself – Co-Host & Nominee: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series||Self|
|The Martin Short Show||1999||TV Series||Herself||Self|
|Woodstock ’99||1999||TV Special||Herself – Presenter||Self|
|The Daily Show||1999||TV Series||Herself||Self|
|The 56th Annual Golden Globe Awards||1999||TV Movie documentary||Herself||Self|
|1998 MTV Movie Awards||1998||TV Special||Herself – Presenter||Self|
|The 24th Annual People’s Choice Awards||1998||TV Special||Herself||Self|
|The 50th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards||1998||TV Special||Herself – Presenter: Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series, Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series and Introducing to Mel Brooks and Nominated: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series||Self|
|Investigative Reports||1998||TV Series||Herself||Self|
|The 9th Annual American Teacher Awards||1998||TV Special||Herself||Self|
|Farewell: Live from the Universal Amphitheatre Halloween 1995||1996||Video documentary||Herself (uncredited)||Self|
|1996 VH1 Fashion Awards||1996||TV Special||Herself – Presenter||Self|
Jennifer Mary Butala Awards
|2000||TV Guide Award||TV Guide Awards||Favorite Actress in a Comedy||Dharma & Greg (1997)||Won|
|1999||Golden Globe||Golden Globes, USA||Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Comedy or Musical||Dharma & Greg (1997)||Won|
|1999||TV Guide Award||TV Guide Awards||Favorite Actress in a Comedy||Dharma & Greg (1997)||Won|
|1998||Golden Apple||Golden Apple Awards||Female Discovery of the Year||Won|
|2000||TV Guide Award||TV Guide Awards||Favorite Actress in a Comedy||Dharma & Greg (1997)||Nominated|
|1999||Golden Globe||Golden Globes, USA||Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Comedy or Musical||Dharma & Greg (1997)||Nominated|
|1999||TV Guide Award||TV Guide Awards||Favorite Actress in a Comedy||Dharma & Greg (1997)||Nominated|
|1998||Golden Apple||Golden Apple Awards||Female Discovery of the Year||Nominated|