JENNA ELFMAN (Shari)
won acclaim and stardom as Dharma Finkelstein, the groovy yoga
instructor who marries a conservative lawyer on their first date
in ABC-TV's sitcom hit, Dharma & Greg. For her starring
role in the series, Elfman won a Golden Globe and received an
Emmy nomination as Best Actress.
Elfman, who grew tip in the Los Angeles suburb of Northridge,
is a classically trained ballerina. She first segued into acting
in commercials, including a memorable Sprite spot in 1991 and
dozens of other national ads for a variety of popular products.
She guest-starred on such series as Roseann,. Murder One, NYPD
Blue anti Almost Perfect before winning acclaim in
her first series role as Shannon, Molly Ringwald's buddy, in the
sitcom, Townies. In 1996, she played a drug counselor in
the acclaimed telefilm, Her Last Chance with Patti LuPone
and Kellie Martin.
Elfman, who combines a sense of wit and liveliness with beauty
and intelligence, parlayed her TV success into motion picture
work when she made her feature debut in Grosse Pointe Blank.
She went on to star opposite Oscar winner Richard Dreyfuss
in the comedy Krippendorfs Tribe. Upcoming projects include
the New Line's Town & Country, starring Warren Beatty,
Goldie Hawn and Diane Keaton.
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