Jenna Elfman Biography

Updated On Mar 28, 2019 Published On Dec 03, 2015
Facts of Jenna Elfman
Date of Birth: 1971 , September-30
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 5 Feet 10 Inch
Name Jenna Elfman
Birth Name Jennifer Mary "Jenna" Elfman
Father Richard Wayne Butala
Mother Sue Grace Butala
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Los Angeles, California, United States
Ethnicity White
Profession Actress
Net Worth $16 million
Married Yes
Married to Bodhi Elfman (m. 1995)
Children Easton Quinn Monroe Elfman, Story Elias Elfman
Movies Barry, Big Stone Gap
TV Show Fear the Walking Dead, Imaginary Mary
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Golden Globes, USA winner for Best Performance by an Actress in a TV-Series - Comedy/Musical, Jenna Elfman is one of the famous actresses in the United States and she is popular for portraying her role in the television series, Dharma & Greg.

Jenna Elfman Childhood, Education

Born as Jennifer Mary Butala in Los Angeles, California, the United States of America to Sue Grace Butala and Richard Wayne Butala, Jenna was raised in an upper-middle-class family. She is an American and is of Croatian descent.

Elfman did her high school from the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts and later studied at California State University, Northridge (CSUN). Besides, as a child, at the age of 5, she was also trained in ballet. However, later, after the tendon came off her bone, she was bound to leave ballet.

Jenna Elfman Husband & Marriage Details

In February 1991 when Jenna was at a Sprite commercial audition, she met the love of her life, Bodhi Elfman. Bodhi Elfman is also an American actor.

They fell in love and began their love affairs since then. They finally got married on the 18th of February 1995.

Professional Details, Career as an Actor

The graduate of Los Angeles County High School for the Arts, Jenna joined California State University soon after her high school graduation.

As her childhood dreams were acting and dancing, she began her career as a dancer and that was in the music video, Halo.

In 1992, she appeared as a ballet dancer in Murder, She Wrote and then in 1997, she played her first feature film role.

Salary & Net worth

In 2009, for her role in Accidentally on Purpose, she earned the salary of $125,000 per episode. Her net worth is said to be around $16 million.

Jenna Elfman facts on timeline

Born in Los Angeles, California

September 30 , 1971

Born as Jennifer Mary Butala in Los Angeles, California, United States of America to Sue Grace Butala and Richard Wayne Butala, Jenna was raised in upper middle class family. She is an American and is of Croatian descent.

Began her career as a dancer

1990

Graduate of Los Angeles County High School for the Arts, Jenna joined California State University soon after her high school graduation. As her childhood dreams were acting and dancing, she began her career as a dancer and that was in the music video, Halo. 

First feature film, Grosse Pointe Blank

1997

After she began her career as a dancer, she made her television debut by appeared as a ballet dancer in Murder, She Wrote and then in 1997, she played her first feature film role. In 1998, she voice acted in Dr. Dolittle.

Appeared in Dharma & Greg

1997

Golden Globes, USA winner for Best Performance by an Actress in a TV-Series - Comedy/Musical, Jenna Elfman is one of the famous actresses in United States and she is popular for portraying her role in the television series, Dharma & Greg.

Began dating Bodhi Elfman

1991

In February 1991 when Jenna was at a Sprite commercial audition, she met love of her life, Bodhi Elfman. Bodhi Elfman is also an American actor. They fell in love and began their love affairs since then.

Married to Bodhi Elfman

February 18 , 1995

After being in love for about four years, they decided to enter into the new stage of their relationship and they got engaged few months later and they finally got married on 18th of February 1995.

First child, Story Elias Elfman

July 23 , 2007

It took her long time to finally become the mother of her first child. After being married with love of her life, Bodhi Elfman for more than a decade, she announced that she is expecting her first child with the start of 2007 and she finally welcomed it on 23rd of July.

Second child, Easton Quinn Monroe Elfman

March 2 , 2010

She became mother for the second time in her life and that was in 2010. She and her husband, Bodhi Elfman welcomed their second child together and that was on 2nd of March and that time it was a baby boy and they named him Easton Quinn Monroe Elfman. 

Won Golden Globes, USA

1998

Golden Globes, USA is one of the prestigious awards in the acting world and everyone really fells honored if they win this award. She has also been honored with this award once and that was in 1998 for Best Performance by an Actress in a TV-Series - Comedy/Musical.

Won TV Guide Awards

1999

She has been nominated in TV Guide Awards for three different times in her life and out of these three nominations she has been honored twice. She won this award for the first time in 1999 and that was for Favorite Actress in a Comedy.

Won Golden Apple Awards

1998

In 1998, she got nominated in Online Film & Television Association, Viewers for Quality Television Awards and Golden Apple Awards. Though she got nominated in three different awards, she was honored only from Golden Apple Awards for Female Discovery of the Year.

Co hosted the New York Rescue Workers Detoxification

March 27 , 2008

She has been actively involved in Scientology-related activities since a long time. She appeared in this event for the first time in 2005. She also acted as the keynote speaker in this event in 2006. And in 2008, she became the co host of the New York Rescue Workers Detoxification project.