Jenna Fischer is a successful actress who has enjoyed a career in both film and television. She is probably best known for her portrayal of the character Pam Beesly in ‘The Office’, an NBC sitcom. During her career, she has become very successful and now has an estimated net worth of $15 million. Here is how this talented actress has become so rich.
According to Wikipedia, Jenna Fischer was born as Regina Marie Fischer in Indiana on March 7, 1974. Fischer began performing as a child when she took part in acting workshops that were led by her mother, who was a history teacher. Fischer later studied at Truman State University for a Bachelor of Arts in theater and she minored in journalism. Originally, she had enrolled at the university to study for a pre-law history major.
The Beginning of Her Career
While she was still a student, Jenna Fischer began performing with a Murder Mystery Dinner Theater group. However, it was her move to Los Angeles in 1998 that began her career. When she first moved, she appeared with the Zoo District Theater company, which led to her being signed by an agent. Unfortunately, she still struggled to get film and television roles.
One of her first jobs was appearing in a video aimed at delivering sex education to psychiatric patients. She had been in Los Angeles for three years before she got her first job in television. She had a small role as a waitress in ‘Spin City’. This led to her having minor roles in many other television series. Due to the slow progress in her career, Fischer decided to take control of the situation and created a mockumentary called LolliLove. She was the writer and director of this mockumentary, as well as the star.
Landing a Role in ‘The Office’
LolliLove helped Fischer to establish herself as an actress, and this opened up more opportunities for the actress. Her big career break came when she attended auditions for ‘The Office’ and successfully landed the role of Pam Beesly. This is the role for which she is still best known. According to IMDb, she received a nomination for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series in 2007. Fischer played the role of Pam Beesly until 2013.
Other Television Work
Following ‘The Office’, Jenna Fischer has continued to work in television. Along with many small roles and guest appearances, she also appeared in 10 episodes of ‘You, Me and the Apocalypse’, for which she was also an associate producer. Most recently, she was in the main cast for ‘Splitting Up Together’, between 2018 and 2019.
Her Career in Film
In addition to her television career, Jenna Fischer has also had a successful career in the film industry. Although she had small roles in films prior to landing the role of the receptionist on ‘The Office’, her film career did not really take off until 2006. That year, she had a role in the film ’Slither, co-starring alongside her first husband. The following year, she had supporting roles in ‘The Brothers Solomon’, ‘Blades of Glory’, and ‘Walk Hard: The Dewy Cox Story’. She then co-starred in ‘The Promotion’ in 2008. Now that she was established in the film industry, things really took off for Jenna Fischer. Between 2009 and 2011, she had roles in ‘Solitary Man’, ‘A Little Help’, and ‘Hall Pass’. Since then, her films have included ‘The Giant Mechanical Man’, ‘Are You Here’, ‘Kiss Me’, ‘Brad’s Status’, and ‘The 15:17 to Paris’.
Fischer’s Other Work
Throughout her career, Jenna Fischer has worked on many other ventures. For example, she competed in the televised competition ‘Celebrity Poker Showdown’, which was the eighth tournament of the show and it was aired on Bravo in 2006. A year later, she appeared in the music video for the single ‘Through Any Window’ by Willie Wisely. The same year, she went back to her roots in the theater when she performed with the Sacred Fools Theater company. She returned to the theater again in 2013 when she appeared in the off-Broadway production of ‘Reasons to Be Happy’. Then, in 2016, she appeared at the Old Globe Theater in San Diego in the Steve Martin comedy ‘Meteor Shower’.
Aside from acting, Fischer has been involved in a variety of other projects. She took part in the 2009 Taco Bell All-Star Legends and Celebrity Softball Game, playing left field. The same year, she was announced as a spokesperson for Proactiv Skincare Solutions. The following year, she became the voice for the website of Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board Grilled Cheese Academy. Another of Fischer’s ventures includes co-hosting a podcast with Angela Kinsey called ‘Office Ladies’. This was launched in October 2019. The idea behind the podcast is for the two women to watch an episode of ‘The Office’, and to then share with listeners what went on behind the scenes during the filming of that particular episode.
Jenna Fischer’s Net Worth
According to Wealthy Persons, Jenna Fischer’s estimated net worth is $15 million. She has predominantly made her fortune through her work in television and films. Fischer has also made money from other business ventures in which she has been involved.
Jenna Fischer’s Personal Life
One of Fischer’s childhood friends is Sean Gunn, who introduced Fischer to his brother, James Gunn when she moved to Los Angeles. Fischer married James Gunn in October 2000. Seven years later, they announced their separation and then divorced in 2008. However, they remained friends and Fischer has even helped her former husband with casting for his films. She married her second husband, Lee Kirk, in 2010. The couple now has two children together. Their son, Weston Lee Kirk, was born in 2011. He was followed by their daughter, Harper Marie Kirk, in 2014.