“The Office” Jenna Fischer

Jenna Fischer The Office Photo

Jenna Fischer As Pam Beesly On The Office – Photo: NBC

Jenna Fischer : Pam Beesly

Date Of Birth: March 7th, 1974  Hometown: Fort Wayne, Indiana

Jenna Fischer portrays Pam Beesly, the office receptionist who tolerates her boss’ awkward attempts at humor in NBC’s “The Office.”

No stranger to television, Fischer includes among her credits guest-starring roles on “Six Feet Under,” “That ‘70s Show,” “Cold Case,” “Miss Match,” “Strong Medicine,” “What I Like About You,” “Off Centre,” “Undeclared” and “Spin City.” Her feature-film credits include “Employee of the Month,” “Lucky 13” and “The Specials,” and the soon-to-be-released horror movie “Slither” from Universal Pictures.

Fischer recently wrote and directed the feature film “Lollilove,” starring herself, Linda Cardellini (NBC’s “ER”), Judy Greer, and her husband, James Gunn. As a result, Fischer was awarded the Screen Actors Guild Emerging Actor Award at last year’s St. Louis Film Festival. In addition, she received the Tromadance Independent Soul Award at the American Film Market. “LolliLove” will be released on DVD this month (January 2006).

Fischer was raised in St. Louis, Missouri where, at the age of 5, she took her first acting class with Sean Gunn (Kirk on the “Gilmore Girls”). Gunn and Fischer stayed in touch over the years and in October 2000, she married his brother – writer-director James Gunn.

Much like her character Pam, Fischer has a talent for administrative work and toiled for many years as both a receptionist and administrative assistant. She can type 85 words per minute with 90 percent accuracy.

A former volunteer with the animal rescue organization Kitten Rescue as a foster parent for sick and injured cats, Fischer has a passion for animals. She currently lives in Los Angeles with her dog Wesley and cat Andy.