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Jenna Elfman

Jenna ElfmanAKA Jennifer Mary Butala

Born: 30-Sep-1971
Birthplace: Los Angeles, CA

Gender: Female
Religion: Scientology [1]
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Actor

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Freaky chick on Dharma and Greg

Jenna Elfman is an accomplished ballerina, taking lessons from the age of five. She danced in the 1991 Oscars telecast, long before Dharma & Greg made her famous.

She was a complete pot-head in her teen years, a habit she dumped when her husband threatened to leave her.

Elfman's uncle is Tony Butala of the Lettermen, the pop trio who sang "When I Fall In Love" before Donny Osmond covered it. Her husband is Bodhi Elfman, an actor (they met at auditions for a Sprite commercial), making her father-in-law Richard Elfman, director of Forbidden Zone, and her uncle-in-law composer Danny Elfman.

In a 2005 interview, Elfman said it was her "duty to clear the planet," which means ridding the world of "body thetans" -- space aliens who, Scientologists believe, have inhabited the earth since a nuclear explosion 75 million years ago. Elfman later explained that she had been misquoted, and that "clearing the planet" merely meant she wants to help people rid themselves of negative emotions and create a world without insanity, criminality, or war.

[1] Jeannette Walls, Scientologist Elfman wants to "clear the planet", MSNBC, 14 February 2005.

Father: Richard Butala (Hughes Aircraft executive)
Mother: Sue (homemaker)
Bodhi Elfman (actor, dated 1991-95, m. 1995, two sons)
Son: Story Elias Elfman (b. 23-Jul-2007)
Son: Easton Quinn Monroe Elfman (b. 2-Mar-2010)

    High School: Los Angeles County High School for the Arts, Los Angeles, CA (1989)
    University: California State University Northridge (dropped out after one month)

    Citizens Commission on Human Rights Board of Advisors
    Concerned Businessmen's Association of America
    Golden Globe
    Vaccination Skeptics
    Converted to Scientology from Catholicism
    Risk Factors: Smoking, Marijuana

    Growing Up Fisher Joyce Fisher (2014)
    1600 Penn Emily Nash Gilchrist (2012-13)
    Damages Naomi Walling (2012)
    Accidentally on Purpose Billie (2009-10)
    Dharma & Greg Dharma Montgomery (1997-2002)
    Townies Shannon (1996)

    Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief (25-Jan-2015) · Herself
    Friends with Benefits (22-Jul-2011) · Annie
    Love Hurts (2009) · Darlene
    The Six Wives of Henry Lefay (2009) · Ophelia
    Touched (1-Nov-2005) · Angela Martin
    Clifford's Really Big Movie (20-Feb-2004) [VOICE]
    Looney Tunes: Back in Action (9-Nov-2003)
    Obsessed (16-Sep-2002)
    Town & Country (27-Apr-2001)
    CyberWorld (6-Oct-2000) [VOICE]
    Keeping the Faith (5-Apr-2000)
    Ed TV (26-Mar-1999) · Shari
    Doctor Dolittle (13-Jun-1998) · Owl [VOICE]
    Krippendorf's Tribe (27-Feb-1998) · Veronica
    Grosse Pointe Blank (11-Apr-1997) · Tanya
    Her Last Chance (8-Apr-1996)

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