Jenna Fischer (born March 7, 1974) is an actress best known for her role as Pam Beesly in the American adaptation of The Office. Fischer was born Regina Marie Fischer in Ft. Wayne, Indiana, but was raised in St. Louis, Missouri, attending Nerinx Hall High School in suburban Webster Groves. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre from Truman State University.
Fischerâ€™s television series credits include guest-starring roles on Six Feet Under, That '70s Show, Cold Case, Miss Match, Strong Medicine, What I Like About You, Off Centre, Undeclared and Spin City. Her feature-film credits include Employee of the Month, Lucky 13 and The Specials. She is also going to be in Blades of Glory which is currently filming and stars Will Ferrell and Jon Heder.
Fischer talked about her career aspirations in an interview with the student newspaper at her alma mater:
Honestly it would be great to get to play Pam for a long, long time ... ," she said. "I don't have real big aspirations to be a movie star. I would love to be on a long-running hit TV show. You end up playing a defining role Fischer is married to filmmaker James Gunn. She was part of the cast for Gunn's 2006 horror film Slither.