Jenna Fischer - Biography

Last Modified: Sep 1, 2022

Jenna Fischer
Profession: Actress
Best Known For: The Office (TV series)
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: $16 million

Personal Details

Born on : March 7, 1974 (age 49)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Regina Marie Fischer
Birth Place: Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA
Horoscope: Pisces
Father's Name: James E. Fischer
Mother's Name: Anne Fischer
Siblings: 1

Emily Fischer (younger sister)

High School: Pierremont Elementary School
University: Truman State University
Ethnicity: Multi-ethnic (German, Swiss, Irish, Scottish, English, Czech)
Nationality: American


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Married Date: July 3, 2010
Husband's Name: Lee Kirk

James Gunn (Oct 7, 2000- Sept 2007)

Children: 2

Weston Lee Kirk (son)
Harper Marie Kirk (daughter)

Body Measurements

Height: 1.68 meter (5 feet 6 inch)
Weight: 57 kg (125.66 lb)
Hair Color: Firey Blonde
Eye Color: Olive Green
Shoe Size: 8 US
Dress Size: 6 US
Breast Size: 35 inch
Waist Size: 26 inch
Hip Size: 35 inch
Bra Size: 32
Cup Size: C

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Who is Jenna Fischer?

Jenna Fischer is an actress by profession and American by nationality. She is well known for starring in The Office as Pam Beesly.

Jenna Fischer – Age, Parents, Siblings

Jenna Fischer was born on March 7, 1974, in Fort Wayne, Indiana, the U.S. Her full name/birth name is Regina Marie Fischer. She was born to parents James E. Fischer, an engineer, and mother Anne Fischer, a history teacher. She is not the only child of her parents and has a younger sister named Emily Fischer, who currently works as a third-grade teacher.

Source: People (Jenna Fischer with her sister Emily Fischer)

Education, Ethnicity

Fischer attended Pierremont Elementary School, located in Manchester, Missouri, and later transferred to Nerinx Hall High School in Webster Groves, Missouri. After she graduated from high school, Fischer enrolled at Truman State University as a pre-law history major. But she changed her mind and changed her major to a Bachelor of Arts in theatre.

Her ethnicity includes German, Swiss, Irish, Scottish, English, and Czech.

Jenna Fischer – Boyfriend, Husband, Children, Divorce

Jenna Fischer’s childhood friend Sean Gunn introduced her to his brother screenwriter James Gunn. Fischer was an aspiring actress back then. Soon Jenna Fischer and James Gunn started dating.

On October 7, 2000, Gunn and Fischer got married. The couple's happiness lasted around 7 years, after which they announced their separation in September 2007. Their divorce was finalized in 2008 and never had children together.

Jenna Fischer then moved on with screenwriter Lee Kirk. The two were happy together and in love. In June 2009, they announced their engagement. Next year on July 3, 2010, Fischer and Kirk tied the knot.

A year later, in May 2011 the couple shared the good news- Fischer was pregnant! They became parents for the first time when their son Weston Lee Kirk was born on September 24, 2011. Their second child, a daughter named Harper Marie Kirk was born on May 25, 2014.

As of now, Kirk and Fischer are happily married with no rumors of divorce or extramarital affairs.

Source: NY Daily News (Jenna Fischer with husband Lee Kirk)

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Jenna Fischer – Career

Early Days

Jenna Fischer’s early career started when she was still a University student. While there, she toured and performed with the Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre group. In 1998, she moved to Los Angeles. There she was a regular performer at the Zoo District Theatre, where Fischer was spotted by a talent scout. The agent gave her an opportunity to sign a signing contract with them.

Although she had a singing contract, Fischer had a hard time landing roles. It took her three years to land the role of a waitress in the sitcom Spin City in 2001. Gradually, she landed small roles in shows such as Employee of the Month, Lucky 13, and The Specials.

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LolliLove and thereafter

Tired of her slow-growing career, she started to take matters into her own hands. Jenna Fischer along with her then-husband James Gunn and some friends wrote, directed, and starred in their own documentary LolliLove in November 2004For this, she was awarded a Screen Actors Guild Emerging Actor Award.

Fischer in 2005 landed the role of Pam Beesly in the hit NBC series The OfficeDuring her interview the same year, she shared, "Honestly it would be great to get to play Pam for a long, long time .... I don't have real big aspirations to be a movie star. I would love to be on a long-running hit TV show. You end up playing a defining role."

Over the years, she has appeared in SlitherThe Brothers SolomonBlades of GloryWalk Hard: The Dewey Cox StoryThe PromotionSolitary ManA Little Help,  Hall Pass.

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Source: Parade (Jenna Fischer in the set of The Office)


On the set of The Office, Jenna Fischer worked with Kate FlannerySteve CarellOscar NunezPhyllis SmithGreg Daniels.

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Jenna Fischer – Awards, Nominations

For her work in The Office, Fischer has been nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series in 2007. She has also been awarded Screen Actors Guild Emerging Actor Award in 2004.

Jenna Fischer – Net Worth, Salary

The net worth of Fischer is estimated to be around $16 million while the figure on her annual salary is under review.

Jenna Fischer – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On  Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook Jenna Fischer is followed by thousands of followers.

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