Leeves, Jane 1961–

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Leeves, Jane 1961–

(Jane Leaves)


Born April 18, 1961, in Ilford, Essex, England (some sources say London, England); raised in East Grinstead, Sussex, England; daughter of Colin (an engineer) and Ruth (a nurse) Leeves; married Marshall Coben (a television executive), December 21, 1996; children: Isabella Kathryn, Finn William. Avocational Interests: Cooking, dancing, reading, sports.

Addresses: Agent—The Gersh Agency, 232 North Canon Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210. Manager—3 Arts Entertainment, 9460 Wilshire Blvd., Seventh Floor, Beverly Hills, CA 90210. Publicist—Baker Winokur Ryder, 9100 Wilshire Blvd., Sixth Floor West, Beverly Hills, CA 90212. Office—Bristol Cities Productions, 5555 Melrose Ave., Swanson Building, Room 105, Los Angeles, CA 90048.

Career: Actress. Worked as a ballet dancer; worked as a model and as a dancer in commercials and music videos; appeared in television commercials and print advertisements. Bristol Cities Productions, cofounder, c. 1998.

Awards, Honors: Q Award, best supporting actress in a quality comedy series, Viewers for Quality Television, 1995, Screen Actors Guild Award (with others), outstanding performance by an ensemble in a comedy series, 2000, Golden Globe Award nomination, best supporting actress in a series, miniseries, or motion picture made for television, 1995, Screen Actors Guild Award nominations (with others), outstanding performance by an ensemble in a comedy series, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, and 2004, Emmy Award nomination, outstanding supporting actress in a comedy series, 1998, Q Award nominations, best supporting actress in a quality comedy series, 1998 and 2000, Golden Satellite Award nominations, best performance by an actress in a supporting role in a series, comedy or musical, International Press Academy, 2000 and 2004, and TV Guide Award nomination, supporting actress of the year in a comedy series, 2001, all for Frasier.


Television Appearances; Series:

Hill's Angel, The Benny Hill Show, Thames Television and syndicated, c. 1983–85.

Blue (Prudence Anne Bartlett), Throb, syndicated, 1986–88.

Audrey Cohen, Murphy Brown, CBS, 1989–93.

Daphne Moon Crane, Frasier, NBC, 1993–2004.

Voice of Athena, Hercules (animated; also known as Disney's "Hercules"), ABC and syndicated, 1998–99.

Amanda Watson, Misconceptions, The WB, beginning 2006.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Narrator and voice of Adrienne Corri, Sex and the Silver Screen (documentary), Showtime, 1996.

Rachel Sherwood, Pandora's Clock (also known as Doomsday Virus), NBC, 1996.

Voice of Caroline Webb, The Great War and the Shaping of the 20th Century (documentary; also known as 1914–1918), PBS, 1996.

Television Appearances; Specials:

The Golden Globe's 50th Anniversary Celebration, NBC, 1994.

Host, Christmas in Washington, NBC, 1995.

Star Trek: 30 Years and Beyond, UPN, 1996.

Herself, The Frasier Story, Channel 4 (England), 1999.

Herself, My Favourite Frasier (short), [Great Britain], 1999.

Herself/hostess, TV's Most Memorable Weddings, NBC, 2003.

Daphne Moon, Frasier: Analyzing the Laughter, NBC, 2004.

Holly, The Best TV Shows That Never Were, ABC, 2004.

Herself, Signing Off: A Dateline Special, NBC, 2004.

Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:

Host, The 12th Annual Soap Opera Awards, NBC, 1996.

The 53rd Annual Golden Globe Awards, NBC, 1996.

The 48th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, ABC, 1996.

Presenter, The 50th Emmy Awards, NBC, 1998.

The 1998 Live Emmy Award Post-Show, E! Entertainment Television, 1998.

Presenter, The 1999 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards, 1999.

Presenter, The 52nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, ABC, 2000.

Presenter, The Second Annual TV Guide Awards, Fox, 2000.

The 2001 TV Guide Awards, Fox, 2001.

Presenter, The 10th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, TNT, 2004.

The BAFTA TV Awards 2004, BBC, 2004.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Gwen Petri, "It Runs in the Family," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1987.

Annie, "Stakeout," Hooperman, ABC, 1989.

Professor Ann Burns, "The Professor," Mr. Belvedere, ABC, 1989.

Terry Tedaldo, "He Never Sang for His Father," It's a Living, syndicated, 1989.

Harriet, "See You in September?," My Two Dads, NBC, 1990.

Ms. Adams, "Parental Guidance Suggested," Who's the Boss?, ABC, 1990.

Sheila, "Love Stinks," Blossom, NBC, 1991.

Marla Penny, "The Contest," Seinfeld, NBC, 1992.

Marla Penny, "The Virgin," Seinfeld, NBC, 1992.

(Uncredited) Marla Penny, "The Pilot," Seinfeld, NBC, 1993.

Daphne Moon, "Caroline and the Bad Back," Caroline in the City (also known as Caroline), NBC, 1995.

Herself, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, NBC, 1995, 2000.

Herself, The Rosie O'Donnell Show, syndicated, 1997.

The Late Show with David Letterman, CBS, 1997.

Marla Penny, "The Final," Seinfeld, NBC, 1998.

Herself, Intimate Portrait: Faith Ford (documentary), Lifetime, 1998.

Herself, Intimate Portrait: Valerie Bertinelli (documentary), Lifetime, 1998.

Herself, The Martin Short Show, syndicated, 1999.

Herself, The View, ABC, 2002, 2004.

Herself, V Graham Norton, Channel 4 (England), 2002, 2003.

Voice of Edwina, "The Regina Monologues," The Simpsons (animated), Fox, 2003.

Herself, "Frasier," VH1 Goes Inside, VH1, 2004.

Herself, "The Vicar of Dibley," Britain's Best Sitcom, BBC-2, 2004.

Guest host, Have I Got News for You, BBC, 2004.

Herself, Breakfast, BBC, 2004.

Herself, Friday Night with Jonathan Ross, BBC, 2004.

Herself, The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn, CBS, 2004.

Appeared as Pamela Milligan in "Sleeping with the Enemy," an unaired episode of The Pursuit of Happiness, NBC.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Annie Ballin, The Gregory Harrison Show, CBS, 1989.

Amy, Just Deserts, ABC, 1992.

Holly, Red Dwarf (also known as Red Dwarf USA), 1992.

Best Laid Plans, The WB, 2005.

Film Appearances:

(Uncredited) "Christmas in Heaven" dancer, Monty Python's "The Meaning of Life" (also known as The Meaning of Life), Universal, 1983.

(Uncredited) The Hunger, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1983.

(As Jane Leaves) Serena, To Live and Die in L.A., Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1985.

Alberta Leonard, Miracle on 34th Street, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1994.

Wylie, Mr. Write, Shapiro Glickenhaus Entertainment, 1994.

Voice of Ladybug, James and the Giant Peach (live action and animated), Buena Vista, 1996.

Dorothea von Haeften, Music of the Heart, Miramax, 1999.

Juliet, Us Begins With You (also known as Don't Go Breaking My Heart), PolyGram Filmed Entertainment/Curb Entertainment, 1999.

Voice of Margaret Beetle, The Adventures of Tom Thumb and Thumbelina (animated), Miramax, 2000.

Mona, The Event, ThinkFilm/Lightning Entertainment, 2003.

Stage Appearances:

Sally Bowles, Cabaret (musical), Studio 54, New York City, 2002.


Music Videos:

David Lee Roth, "California Girls," 1985.

Bree Sharp, "David Duchovny," c. 1998.



Parade, July 26, 1998, p. 12.

People Weekly, September 30, 2002, p. 73.

Radio Times, July 22, 1995, p. 13.

Starlog, December, 1995.

TV Guide, April 6, 1996, pp. 5-6.

US Weekly, February 19, 2001, p. 30.

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