Loni Anderson (born August 5, 1945) is an American actress, best known for her role as bodacious with an attitude "Jennifer Marlowe" on the television sitcom WKRP in Cincinnati and as a former wife of Burt Reynolds (from 1988 to 1993). Her divorce from Reynolds was a bitter, well-publicized d├ęb├ócle.
Anderson was born in St. Paul, Minnesota to Carl K. Anderson and Maxine H. Kallin. As she tells it in her autobiography, My Life in High Heels, her father was originally going to name her "Leiloni", but then realized to his horror that when she got to her teen years it was liable to be twisted into "Lay Loni". So it was changed to just plain "Loni".
Shortly after her divorce from Reynolds, she appeared as a regular in the final season (1993-1994) on the NBC sitcom Nurses.
Her most famous acting role came as the highly-paid, sexy, intelligent secretary Jennifer Marlowe on WKRP in Cincinnati. She has also been in various movies. Anderson made a series of cameo appearances on television shows in the late 1990s and early 2000s, such as the Spellmans' "witch-trash" cousin on Sabrina, The Teenage Witch and Vallery Irons' mother on V.I.P.. Most recently she starred in the UPN flop, The Mullets.