Jenna Elfman is an actress and producer. She is well known for starring as Dharma on television’s Dharma & Greg. This sitcom was on television from 1997 until 2002. She was nominated for and won awards for this role. Her career began in 1990 and continues today.
Jennifer Mary Butala was born in 1971 in Los Angeles, California. She has two older siblings. Jenna graduated from Los Angeles County High School for the Arts. She then attended California State University, Northridge. Jenna began appearing as a dancer in music videos in 1990. Her dancing brought her on tour with ZZTop as a “Legs Girl”. She appeared in commercials and other sitcoms before getting her role as Dharma on Dharma & Greg. She has since appeared on television in other parts, produced a film, starred in films, and made and appeared on a podcast with her husband Bodhi.
Jenna met Bodhi Elfman at a Sprite commercial audition in 1991. They married in 1995. They have had two sons together, in 2007 and 2010.
Jenna has been active with philanthropic endeavors, including ones backed by the Church of Scientology. She has participated in fundraisers, hosted a charity comedy show, and asked for charity donations instead of birthday presents. She has also participated in awareness raising activities including ones for Read Across America, modeling for a charity fashion show, and hosting parties for causes such as those for the Environmental Working Group.
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