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Fischer experienced her first taste of performing at age six, when she participated in an acting workshop taught by her mother at Henry School in St. Louis, a workshop also attended by actor Sean Gunn, with whom she grew up. While attending college in Missouri, she performed with a touring Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre group and, upon her move to Los Angeles, began performing Commedia dell’arte with the Zoo District Theatre. in 2003, she held a starring role in The Girl’s Guide to Summer, a 2003 Instant Films short (a competition similar to the nationally held 48 Hour Film Project, only based in Los Angeles) directed by Instant Film’s co-founder (and camera operator) Charles Papert. She began participating in The Artist’s Way, a self-led creativity seminar in book form. It was just going to be an improv project for James and I to amuse ourselves with.” Utilizing a camera she gave Gunn as a wedding present, she filmed preliminary improvisational interviews with her friends in the faux documentary format that would later bring her fame on The Office. “I really feel it was divine intervention that I chose to work in this medium for a year,” she said in an interview. Despite the film’s contribution to her career, she admitted to a St. Louis arts and entertainment magazine that the experience dissuaded her from any future directing: in 2005, after a succession of mostly improvised auditions similar to her Lollilove experience, Fischer landed the role of Pam Beesly on what would become the NBC hit, The Office, based on the original BBC series. Before her initial audition, casting director Allison Jones advised Fischer, “Dare to bore me.” Fischer herself spent several years working as a receptionist and administrative assistant in Los Angeles offices, much like her television counterpart, while struggling to achieve success, and thus felt she was well-suited to the role.
Jenna Fischer
Jenna Fischer
Jenna Fischer
Jenna Fischer
Jenna Fischer
Jenna Fischer


Fischer has one younger sister, Emily, a third grade teacher. Fischer experienced her first taste of performing at age six, when she participated in an acting workshop taught by her mother at Henry School in St. Louis, a workshop also attended by actor Sean Gunn, with whom she grew up. She holds a bachelor of arts in theatre, as well as a minor in journalism, from Truman State University, where she originally enrolled as a pre-law history major. Fischer first began her career working in professional theatre. She continued to spend the next few years of her career appearing in bit parts in small indie films, such as Employee of the Month, Lucky 13, and The Specials, as well as guest spots on the television shows Six Feet Under, That ’70s Show, Cold Case, Miss Match, Strong Medicine, Undeclared, What I Like About You, and Off Centre.

Jenna Fischer auctions off visit to set of US Office for charity Jenna Fischer has auctioned off a visit to the set of the US The Office to raise money for Americans affected by recent devastating tornadoes. [link]