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Jane Kaczmarek is a Actor American born on 21 december 1955 at Milwaukee

Jane Kaczmarek

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Birth name Jane Frances Kaczmarek
Nationality USA
Birth 21 december 1955 (65 years) at Milwaukee

Jane Frances Kaczmarek ([kat͡ʂˈmarɛk]; born December 21, 1955) is an American actress. She is best known for playing the character of Lois on the television series Malcolm in the Middle (2000–06). Kaczmarek is a three-time Golden Globe and seven-time Emmy Award nominee.


Kaczmarek married fellow Wisconsin native and actor Bradley Whitford (The West Wing, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip) on August 15, 1992. They lived in Los Angeles with their three children: Frances Genevieve (b. January 1997), George Edward (b. December 23, 1999) and Mary Louisa (b. November 25, 2002). Both were very active with charity, and were seen attending many major award shows together. She is the founder of "Clothes Off Our Back" which auctions celebrity clothing for children's charities. In June 2009, the couple filed for divorce after almost 17 years of marriage. One of the last times they were seen together publicly was in September 2008, at the opening of a Los Angeles production of The House of Blue Leaves, in which Kaczmarek was starring. According to a June 2009 magazine interview with conducted prior to announcement of the divorce, she replied "That's a big no comment" when asked to sum up her love life. She also added that she used to believe that she could "go it alone and as long as I had some fabulous boy on my arm, or man, and my career was sailing, that's all I needed" whereas she now had grown to appreciate the support of her girlfriends "to talk about kids, to talk about marriages, to talk about just life". In 2010, they sold their villa, a former mansion, in San Marino, California.

Kaczmarek underwent a hip replacement in April 2004, due to chronic arthritis. She recovered quickly, and used an X-ray of her new hip for her Emmy campaign the following summer, advertising herself as "the only Emmy nominee with an artificial hip (except for Anthony LaPaglia)".

In 2006, Kaczmarek and Malcolm in the Middle co-star Erik Per Sullivan contributed the afterword for the children's book, Together, that shows the importance of domestic animals to impoverished people in the world, and was inspired by the mission of the nonprofit charitable organization, Heifer International.

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Dax Shepard
Dax Shepard
(1 films)
Gary Ross
Gary Ross
(1 films)
Jack Conley
Jack Conley
(2 films)
Dick Clement
Dick Clement
(1 films)
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Filmography of Jane Kaczmarek (13 films)

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CHiPS (2017)

Directed by Dax Shepard
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Action, Crime
Actors Michael Peña, Vincent D'Onofrio, Adam Brody, Dax Shepard, Rosa Bianca Salazar, Kristen Bell
Roles Captain Jane Lindel
Rating60% 3.00113.00113.00113.00113.0011
Le quotidien du brun ténébreux Francis "Ponch" Poncherello et du blond jovial Jon Baker, deux motards de la police de la route californienne.
Wolves at the Door, 1h13
Directed by John R. Leonetti
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror
Actors Katie Cassidy Rodgers, Elizabeth Henstridge, Adam Campbell, Miles Fisher, Eric Ladin, Jane Kaczmarek
Roles Mary
Rating45% 2.2623752.2623752.2623752.2623752.262375
1969. Quatre amis se retrouvent à l'occasion d'une soirée estivale, en plein Summer of Love, dans une magnifique et élégante demeure. Leur fête est perturbée par l'irruption de rôdeurs mal intentionnés dans leur maison. La nuit de ces quatre innocents se transforme rapidement en véritable cauchemar. Ils vont devoir lutter pour leur survie face à cette agression sanguinaire et gratuite.
Reviving Ophelia, 1h32
Directed by Bobby Roth
Origin Canada
Genres Drama
Themes Films about families, Films about domestic violence
Actors Jane Kaczmarek, Rebecca Williams, Kim Dickens, Peter Outerbridge, Joe Dinicol, Jordan Hudyma
Roles Marie
Rating64% 3.249223.249223.249223.249223.24922
When LeAnne Dunley arrives home from work and catches her daughter Kelli in a sexual act with a classmate, she arranges for Kelli to stay at her sister Marie's home when she is working. Kelli notices that her cousin Elizabeth Jones--Marie's daughter--is in an unhealthy relationship with her boyfriend, Mark. He calls and texts her at an extremely frequent rate, tries to control where she goes and what she wears, and becomes angry when she tries to spend any time with her friends.
Pleasantville, 2h
Directed by Gary Ross
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Fantasy, Romance
Themes Films about films, Films about television, Political films, Dystopian films
Actors Tobey Maguire, Jeff Daniels, Joan Allen, William H. Macy, J. T. Walsh, Reese Witherspoon
Roles David's Mother
Rating74% 3.748473.748473.748473.748473.74847
David (Tobey Maguire) and his twin sister Jennifer (Reese Witherspoon) lead different high-school social lives. Jennifer is shallow and extroverted; David is introverted and spends most of his time watching television. One evening while their mother (Jane Kaczmarek) is away, they fight over the TV. Jennifer wants to watch a concert on MTV, but David wants to watch a marathon of Pleasantville, a black and white 1950s sitcom about the idyllic Parker family. During the fight, the remote control breaks, and the TV cannot be turned on manually.
The Chamber, 1h53
Directed by James Foley
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Prison films, Films about capital punishment
Actors Chris O'Donnell, Gene Hackman, Faye Dunaway, Lela Rochon, Robert Prosky, Raymond J. Barry
Roles Dr. Anne Biddows
Rating60% 3.000153.000153.000153.000153.00015
Having survived the hatred and bigotry that was his Klansman grandfather Sam Cayhall's (Hackman) only legacy, young attorney Adam Hall (O'Donnell) seeks to appeal the old man's death sentence for the murder of two Jewish children 30 years ago. Only 28 days before Cayhall is to be executed, Adam meets his grandfather for the first time in the Mississippi State Penitentiary which has held him since his conviction in 1980. The meeting is predictably tense when the educated, young Mr. "Hall" confronts his venom-spewing elder, Mr. "Cayhall" about the murders. The next day, headlines run proclaiming Adam the grandson who has come to the state to save his grandfather, the infamous Ku Klux Klan bomber.
Apollo 11
Apollo 11 (1996)
, 1h33
Directed by Norberto Barba
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Adventure
Themes Space adventure films, Films about the Apollo program, Sur la Lune, Space opera
Actors Carmen Argenziano, Dennis Lipscomb, William Mesnik, Jake Lloyd, Jack Conley, Jeffrey Nordling
Roles Jan Armstrong
Rating60% 3.004633.004633.004633.004633.00463
Fearful that the Soviets would continue their lead in the space race and be the first to put a man on the moon, NASA felt an enormous pressure to push the Apollo Program forward as quickly as possible, though they knew that pushing too hard could lead to the ultimate disaster. This film recreates the tensions that were felt not only by the three astronauts, Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins, but also by their families and by the teams of technicians training to deal with anything that could go wrong.
Without Warning, 1h40
Directed by Robert Iscove
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Action
Themes Films about religion, Films set in the future, Political films, Dystopian films, Impact events in fiction, Disaster films, American disaster films
Actors Jane Kaczmarek, James Handy, Ashley Peldon, Dennis Lipscomb, Brian McNamara, James Morrison
Roles Dr. Caroline Jaffe
Rating69% 3.4942553.4942553.4942553.4942553.494255
Broadcast eleven years after a similar program, Special Bulletin, Without Warning starts in an identical fashion, with the beginning of "regular programming", in this case the opening of a murder mystery film with the title Without Warning, starring Loni Anderson (appearing in a cameo). Within moments, however, the program is interrupted with a news bulletin of an earthquake in Wyoming. The "movie" resumes but a few moments later is interrupted for good as coverage begins of a Halloween night meteor impact on the United States.
D.O.A. (1988)
, 1h36
Directed by Rocky Morton, Annabel Jankel
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Actors Dennis Quaid, Meg Ryan, Charlotte Rampling, Daniel Stern, Jane Kaczmarek, Christopher Neame
Roles Gail Cornell
A man staggers into the police station to report a murder. When the desk sergeant asks who was murdered, he answers: "I was."
Vice Versa
Vice Versa (1988)
, 1h38
Directed by Brian Gilbert
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Fantastic, Comedy, Fantasy
Actors Judge Reinhold, Fred Savage, Swoosie Kurtz, Corinne Bohrer, Jane Kaczmarek, David Proval
Roles Robyn
Rating59% 2.950312.950312.950312.950312.95031
In Thailand, a pair of thieves steal an ancient skull from a Buddhist monastery.
The Heavenly Kid, 1h31
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Themes Films about religion, Films about angels
Actors Lewis Smith, Jason Gedrick, Richard Mulligan, Mark Metcalf, Nancy Valen, Hal Holbrook
Roles Emily Barnes
Rating63% 3.1984953.1984953.1984953.1984953.198495
In the early 1960s, Bobby Fantana (Lewis Smith), a young greaser-type rebel, challenges Joe Barnes (Mark Metcalf) to a game of chicken for making a pass at his girlfriend Emily (Jane Kaczmarek). Bobby wins the race easily when Joe dives out of his car, but Bobby is unable to get out of the car in time due to his bracelet getting caught on the gearshift. He dies as his car plummets over the cliff into a fiery wreck.
Something About Amelia, 1h40
Directed by Randa Haines
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about families, Films about sexuality
Actors Ted Danson, Glenn Close, Olivia Cole, Melissa Francis, Roxana Zal, Lane Smith
Roles Mrs. Hall
Rating66% 3.34163.34163.34163.34163.3416
La honte et la peur ont gardé Amelia Bennett silencieuse au sujet de l'agression sexuelle qu'elle subit aux mains de son père, Steven. Mais comme Amelia commence à croire que Steven pourrait faire du mal à son jeune frère de la même manière, elle se libère de son terrible secret. Confrontée à cette nouvelle horrible, la femme de Steven, Gail, n'arrive pas à croire que ce soit vrai, et il professe son innocence. Mais à mesure que de nouveaux détails apparaissent, la famille est profondément secouée.
Falling in Love, 1h48
Directed by Ulu Grosbard
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama, Romance
Actors Robert De Niro, Meryl Streep, Harvey Keitel, Jane Kaczmarek, George Martin, David Clennon
Roles Ann Raftis
Rating65% 3.2513853.2513853.2513853.2513853.251385
While Christmas shopping for their respective families, architect Frank Raftis (De Niro) and graphic artist Molly Gilmore (Streep) find their holiday packages becoming mixed up. What starts as a pleasant chance acquaintance blossoms into romance. Inevitably, both parties realize that even casual smooching is wrong. Sadly, their marriages don't appeal to them either. Finally, a somewhat bittersweet resolution is revealed one year later.
Uncommon Valor, 1h45
Directed by Ted Kotcheff
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Thriller, Action, Adventure
Themes Politique, Political films
Actors Gene Hackman, Fred Ward, Patrick Swayze, Reb Brown, Tim Thomerson, Robert Stack
Roles Mrs. Wilkes
Rating63% 3.1981453.1981453.1981453.1981453.198145
Taking place in the early 1980s and set in the context of the Vietnam War POW/MIA issue, retired Marine Colonel Jason Rhodes (Gene Hackman) is obsessed with finding his son Frank, listed as "Missing In Action" since 1972. After ten years of searching Southeast Asia and turning up several leads, Rhodes believes that Frank is still alive and being kept in Laos as a prisoner of war.