Dharma & Greg Notes
Jenna Elfman brings a distinctive method of performingto her varied film and television roles, aptly combining a heightened sense of wit and fun with beauty and intelligence. In addition to her work on DHARMA & GREG, for which she was nominated for a Golden Globe Award, Elfman has completed filming a starring role in ED TV opposite Matthew McConaughey, Woody Harrelson and Ellen DeGeneres. Directed by Ron Howard, the film will be released in the spring. She also recently finished production on the feature film, TOWN & COUNTRY, with Warren Beatty, Diane Keaton and Goldie Hawn.
Two years ago, Elfman earned raves for her scene-stealing performance in the ABC series, TOWNIES. In film, she has been seen in the feature comedy, KRIPPENDORF'S TRIBE, opposite Richard Dreyfuss and Lily Tomlin; and GROSSE POINT BLANK, starring John Cusack and Minnie Driver. She has guest-starred in such television programs as ROSEANNE, MURDER ONE, NYPD BLUE and ALMOST PERFECT. In 1996, she played a drug counselor in the critically acclaimed made-for-television movie, HER LAST CHANCE, with Patti LuPone and Kellie Martin.
A native of Los Angeles, Elfman began her career in commercials, landing roles in dozens of national television ads for a variety of well-known companies. She later expanded her horizons by studying with renowned acting teacher
Milton Katselas, with whom she still maintains a working relationship.
Among her many other talents, Jenna is a classically trained ballerina. She currently resides in Los Angeles with her husband.
Audiences have seen all sides of Thomas Gibson’s acting versatility in a wide rangeof dramatic and comedic roles in film, television and stage. This year, he will reprise his role as Greg Montgomery, a buttoned-down U.S. Attorney who fell in love at first sight with a free-spirited yoga teacher and married her on the first date.
For the past three years, Thomas Gibson has played Dr. Daniel Nyland on the critically acclaimed medical drama, CHICAGO HOPE. Recently, he has also starred in the television movie of Louisa May Alcott’s THE INHERITANCE.
Born in Charleston, South Carolina, Gibson has been performing since the age of 10 when he became active in children’s theater. As a young actor in South Carolina, he performed and studied with the Footlight Players at the Dock Street Theater.
From 1979 to 1981, Gibson attended the College of Charleston. In the summer of 1980, he interned at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival and was encouraged to apply to the Juilliard School. After winning a scholarship to the prestigious institution, Gibson pursued his studies and earned his B.F.A. degree.
Gibson made his professional stage debut in David Hare’s A MAP OF THE WORLD at the New York Shakespeare Festival Public Theater in 1985. He later performed in TWELFTH NIGHT, THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA, MACBETH and HENRY IV. On Broadway, he performed in a revival of Noel Coward’s HAY FEVER and Moliere’s THE MISER.
Gibson began his film career in 1992 in Ron Howard’s FAR AND AWAY, with Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman. Gibson recently re-teamed with Cruise in Stanley Kubrick’s EYES WIDE SHUT which has completed production and will be released later this year. His additional film credits include THE AGE OF INNOCENCE, LOVE AND HUMAN REMAINS, BARCELONA, SLEEP WITH ME and MEN OF WAR.
On television, he has also appeared in Gore Vidal’s LINCOLN, THE KENNEDYS OF MASSACHUSETTS, Armistead Maupin’s TALES OF THE CITY for PBS, and he recently reprised the role as Beauchamp Day in MORE TALES OF THE CITY. Gibson is currently filming an NBC miniseries, A WILL OF THEIR OWN opposite Lea Thompson and Ellen Burstyn.
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