Women’s Empowerment: Breaking Barriers and Staying in the Game
Beloved actress Jenna Elfman has been delighting audiences on TV and in film for decades and is a powerful advocate for women’s empowerment. Elfman has shared her insights on countless panels and in events, offering motivation and support for women breaking barriers, gender equity, and what career longevity means for women.
Building Strong & Lasting Relationships by Laughing Together
Award-winning actress Jenna Elfman co-hosts the hit comedy podcast Kicking and Screaming with her husband Bodhi. Having maintained a happy marriage for over three decades, Jenna offers an authentic picture of what it means to build a strong and lasting relationship. Comedy, and being able to laugh, is a big part of the work of staying together.
How to Stay Inspired
Famed actress and podcaster Jenna Elfman has built a decades-long Hollywood career while continuing to advocate for women’s empowerment and causes she cares about, like Habitat for Humanity. In this motivational talk, Elfman offers strategies for staying inspired while you are on the path to achieve your goals – sharing anecdotes from her memorable career and bringing levity to a powerful conversation.
Jenna Elfman is perhaps best known for playing ‘Naomi’ in AMC’s Fear the Walking Dead, as well as ‘Dharma’ in the hit television series Dharma and Greg, for which she garnered a Golden Globe Award, three Emmy Award nominations, and two TV Guide Awards. She also starred in Imaginary Mary for ABC and made critically-acclaimed guest appearances on Shameless and the final season of the award-winning drama Damages. Other television credits include NBC’s family comedy Growing up Fisher with J.K. Simmons and 1600 Penn with Josh Gad.
In the feature space, Jenna starred in the film Barry alongside Devon Terrell, Anya Taylor-Joy, Jason Mitchell, Ashley Judd, Ellar Coltrane, and Avi Nash, and appeared in the hit comedy feature film Friends with Benefits, starring Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis. Other film credits include Keeping the Faith, opposite Ben Stiller and Edward Norton, the cult classic Can't Hardly Wait, and Ron Howard’s EdTV, opposite Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson.
Jenna, who is a mother of two, and her husband Bodhi film a video podcast, Kicking and Screaming, in which they discuss marriage, life and annoyance... not necessarily in that order.
As a classically trained ballerina, Jenna has been invited twice to be a guest judge on the hit dance competition show "So You Think You Can Dance". She also proudly serves on the board of trustees of the Dizzy Feet Foundation (founded by producer Nigel Lythgoe and Adam Shankman), whose mission is to support, improve, and increase access to dance education in the United States.
Jenna Elfman began her career as a professional dancer, appearing in music videos by Depeche Mode and Anthrax, and danced on the 1991 Academy Awards live broadcast, choreographed by Debbie Allen.