Born: 30 September 1971
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California
Best known as: Dharma on TV's Dharma & Greg
Name at birth: Jenna Butala
Part ditzy New Ager and part bodacious California babe, Jenna Elfman starred in the sitcom Dharma and Greg (1997-2002). She also starred in the short-lived 2006 sitcom Courting Alex. Her films include Krippendorf's Tribe (1998, with Richard Dreyfuss), EDtv (1999, with Ellen Degeneres) and Town and Country (2001, with Warren Beatty). Elfman executive-produced and starred in the independent film Touched in 2005, then made a development deal with CBS in 2006. She starred briefly in the TV series Courting Alex (a dozen episodes in 2006).
Extra credit: Her character's full name in Dharma and Greg was Dharma Freedom Finkelstein-Montgomery... Like John Travolta and Tom Cruise, Elfman is a prominent Hollywood Scientologist... She married Bodhi Elfman, the nephew of composer Danny Elfman, in 1995.
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