Jenna Fischer Birthday & Fun Facts

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

Akinwalere Olaleye
Oct 03, 2022 By Akinwalere Olaleye
Originally Published on May 14, 2022
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Jenna Fischer is a successful American actress, best known for her role in 'The Office'.
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About Jenna Fischer

Jenna Fischer, born Regina Marie Fischer, is a famous actress, film director, and television producer.
Her role as Pam Beesly in 'The Office' series has gotten her several awards. Jenna Fischer acted in famous movies like 'Melvin Goes To Dinner' (2003), 'Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story' (2007), and ' The 40-Year-Old Virgin' (2005).
Jenna Fischer is an American actress who was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana. She is also a film director and television producer.
She moved to Los Angeles, California, and initiated her acting career in 1998, at the age of 24. She has featured in more than 40 films and television shows. Her first feature film and television show were 'Channel 493' (1998) and 'Undeclared' (2001).

Jenna Fischer Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Jenna Fischer's net worth?

As per the source, Jenette Fischer's net worth is expected to be around $16 million.

How much does Jenna Fischer earn per year?

As per the source, Jenna Fischer's annual salary is over $1 million.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Jenna Fischer?

The height of Jenette Fischer is 5 ft 6 in (168 cm).

How old is Jenna Fischer?

Jenette Fischer is born in 1974 and is 48 years old as of 2022.

Childhood And Education

Jenna Fischer was born on March 7, 1974. She was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, in the United States. Her father, James E. Fischer, was an engineer, and her mother, Anne Fischer, was a history teacher. Fischer has a younger sister, Emily Fischer.
In her early life, Fischer went to Pierremont Elementary School in Missouri. She later joined Nerinx Hall High School, in the same city.
At the age of six, Jenna Fischer participated in an acting workshop, directed by her mother. It was run at Henry School in St. Louis, Missouri. Actor Sean Gunn also attended the workshop as he was her classmate back then.
After high school, Jenna Fischer initially enrolled in Truman State University to pursue pre-law. However, her deep interest in acting made her change her major. Fischer eventually graduated with a bachelor of arts. She left college with a theatre degree along with a minor in journalism studies.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Jenna Fischer’s partner?

Jenna Fischer was initially married to her first husband, James Francis Gunn. Born in 1966, he was an American film director, screenwriter, and actor. They got married in 2000 and after eight years, the couple filed for divorce, in 2008.
Fischer then married Lee Kirk, in 2010. Lee Kirk is not only an American director and writer but also an actor. Lee Kirk was born in 1972 and brought up in Texas. Fischer met Lee Kirk at a film festival and the duo later worked together in 'The Gaint Mechanical Man' (2012).
The couple has two kids: a son named Weston in 2010 and a daughter named Harper in 2014. Jenna Fischer is very close to her family.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For...

Jenna Fischer became immensely popular with her role as Pam Beesly in the popular American TV series 'The Office' from 2005-2013. She was also a producer for this series from 2012-2013.

Charity Work

Jenna Fischer always fights for the rights of women, children, and animals. She believes that no one should live in poverty.
Fischer's love for animals, especially cats, made her contribute earnings to support the needs of companion animals. These foundations include Animal Rescue Foundation and Kitten Rescue.
Fischer contributed her earnings to several charities and foundations like Artists for Peace and Justice, Rober F Kennedy Memorial, Dress for Success, Clothes Off Our Back, March of Dimes, and spcaLA.

What awards has Jenna Fischer won?

Jenna Fischer has won six awards and was nominated for 23 awards throughout her career.
In 2006, Fischer received The Women's Image Network (WIN) Award for her role as Pam Beesly in 'The Office' (2005).
In 2007 and 2008, she won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series category. She was later nominated for the same awards for several years (2009-2013).
'The Office' series got Fischer nominated for several awards. In 2006, she was nominated for the Gold Derby TV Award in three categories: Comedy Supporting Actress, Breakthrough Performer of the Year, and Ensemble of the Year.

Jenna Fischer's Hobbies And Interests

Jenna Fischer loves dancing and acting. She is also a baseball fan. Fischer loves fostering companion animals, especially cats.

Other Interesting Jenna Fischer's Facts And Trivia

  • Did you know, that Jenna Fischer worked as a receptionist and also a telephonic psychic, soon after graduation?
  • Jenna Fischer didn't have a big dream of becoming a movie star. Her interest always lies in successful and long-running television shows.
  • Her mother had a keen interest in local plays and Jenna Fischer, at the age of five, would help her in rehearsing lines.
  • Jenna Fischer was a team member of the Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre group, while she was studying at Truman State University.
  • In 1998, she moved to Los Angeles to start her acting career. In the same year, she started working with the Zoo District Theatre Company for performing Commedia dell'arte (a form of popular theater).
  • During her early years, she acted in an educational video that was meant for psychiatric patients. This video was released by the Ronald Regan UCLA Medical Center. After, she struggled for three years to get work in movies and television shows.
  • In 2000, during the shooting for 'The Specials' movie, she met her first husband James Gunn. He was the scriptwriter of this movie.
  • In the movie 'LolliLove' (2004), Jenna Fischer and James Francis Gunn named their respective characters with their original names.
  • In 2004, she appeared in 'Employee Of The Month' as Whisper. She also appeared as Dottie in the television show 'Cold Case' and Leslie in a short film called 'The Women'.
  • Due to the increase in popularity of 'The Office' till the end, the income of the cast also increased. As per sources, it is found that earlier she used to earn $20,000 per episode and later $100,000 per episode. She earned a whopping $150,000 per episode by the end of the series.
  • Jenna Fischer's career became successful after the release of her first directional debut 'LolliLove'. Along with directing, she and her husband portrayed the main characters. Her utmost dedication to the movie fetched her several awards and recognitions. Her acting and direction were highly acclaimed.
  • For Fischer's role as Jenna in this movie, she received the Screen Actors Guild Emerging Actor Award at St. Louis International Film Festival in 2004. In 2005, she received the Independent Soul Award at TromaDance Film Festival for her directional debut.
  • 'The Office' with its nine seasons (201 episodes) is one of the most popular sitcoms on television, as well as, listed as Netflix's most-watched show with billions of viewing hours. She appeared as the main character in 188 episodes, between 2005 and 2013.
  • She appeared in notable feature films that include 'Slither' (2006), 'Solitary Man' (2009), 'The Giant Mechanical Man' (2012), and 'Brad's Status' (2017). She appeared in several supporting roles as well.
  • Jenna Fischer's work in famous television shows includes 'That 70s Show' (1998), 'Six Feet Under' (2001), and 'Undeclared' (2001). In a recent TV show, she acted as Lena in 'Splitting Up Together' (2018-2019).
  • In 2007, she appeared in the 'Through Any Window' music video which was composed by Willy Wisely.
  • In 2019, Jenna Fischer along with actress Angela Kinsey launched a podcast named Office Ladies. It received immense popularity with a high rating. It won the iHeartRadio Podcast of the Year Award, in 2021.

Jenna Fischer Birthday & Fun Facts Facts

Birth Name

Regina Marie Fischer Fischer

Date of Birth




Place of Birth

Fort Wayne



168 cm

Eye Color


Child Star?



Actress, Film Director, Television Producer

Net Worth



Lee Kirk


James E. Fischer, Anne Fischer


Emily Fischer
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Written by Akinwalere Olaleye

Bachelor of Arts specializing in English Literature

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Akinwalere OlaleyeBachelor of Arts specializing in English Literature

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