Jenna Fischer most recently starred in the abc comedy Splitting Up Together, from Emily Kapnek. A love story about a divorcing couple, opposite with Oliver Hudson, the series was a critical hit and ran for two seasons.
Fischer is best known for playing Pam Beesly on the acclaimed television show The Office for which she received an Emmy nomination for Best Supporting Actress and two SAG Awards for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble Comedy.
After wrapping The Office, Fischer went on to star in the Off-Broadway play Reasons to Be Happy, written and directed by Neil LaBute and co-starring Josh Hamilton, Leslie Bibb, and Fred Weller. Most recently, Fischer was on stage in the world premiere of Steve Martin's newest play Meteor Shower, an absurdist comedy opposite Greg Germann and Josh Stamberg, for a record-breaking run at the Old Globe Theatre.
Fischer's films credits include the Mike White feature Brad's Status, in a role opposite Ben Stiller, as his wife, Melanie; The 15:17 to Paris directed by Clint Eastwood; The Giant Mechanical Man (which she also produced); the Farrelly Brothers’ comedy Hall Pass; Solitary Man opposite Michael Douglas; Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story, produced by Judd Apatow; The Promotion; Matt Weiner's Are You Here; and Blades of Glory opposite Will Ferrell. In 2004 the Screen Actors Guild awarded Fischer with the Emerging Actor Award at the St. Louis Film Festival.
Other TV credits include starring along with Rob Lowe and Megan Mullally in the UK/SKY B limited series You, Me, and the Apocalypse. She also guest starred on Fox’s The Grinder (also opposite Rob Lowe), Greg Garcia's The Guest Book, and on Comedy Central’s Drunk History.
In 2018 Fischer's first book was released, The Actor's Life, published by Ben Bella Books. Next month she’ll launch a new podcast co-hosting with her Office co-star Angela Kinsey.
Fischer lives in Los Angeles with her family.