• Maggie Wheeler is an American actress, born in 1961 in Manhattan, New York City.
• She made her breakthrough as a voice-over artist and later as an actress in the NBC primetime comedy sketch "The New Show".
• Her big break came in 1992 when she made an appearance as Cynthia in the hit series "Seinfeld".
• She is best known for her role as Janice in the TV series "Friends".
• Her net worth is estimated to be over $2 million.

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Short Info

Net Worth$2 million
Date Of BirthAugust 7, 1961
SpouseDaniel Borden Wheeler
FactShe has two children, both girls and five years apart in age. She really was pregnant with her elder daughter when her Friends (1994) character Janice turned up heavily pregnant in one episode of the sitcom.

Who is Maggie Wheeler?

Maggie Wheeler is an American actress who came into the limelight after portraying the character of Janice, a nasal-voiced character, in the highly-successful TV series “Friends.”

Maggie Wheeler Zodiac Sign, Age, Early Life, and Education Background

Margaret Emily Jackson was born under the Leo zodiac sign on 7 August 1961, in Manhattan, New York City, USA, which makes her 58 years old as of mid-2020, of American by nationality and belongs to white ethnicity. She was raised in a secular Ashkenazi Jewish family by her parents John Jakobson and Barbara Jakobson.

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Her father was one of Wall Street’s youngest members, and had a thriving career in the New York Stock Exchange market. Maggie’s mother was a writer.

Maggie spent many of her childhood days in Vermont at a summer camp, where she developed a keen interest in music. She would later on become more interested in gospel music, spirituals, and music of Africa. She attended Calhoun School before joining Sarah Lawrence College. Sarah is a graduate of Community Choir Leadership Training located in Victoria, BC, Canada.

Maggie Wheeler Professional Career and Rise to Stardom

Maggie loved the entertainment world and as a child had a strong will to join the industry. She started her career as a skilled voice-over artist, and did multiple radio spots for MTV and CBS Records. In the ‘80’s she landed a role in the NBC primetime comedy sketch “The New Show,” however, her performance went largely noticed. This triggered her to focus more on voice acting, doing which she would later make her breakthrough behind the curtains.

In the years that followed, Wheeler was hired to work for the well-known animation corporation Rankin/Bass. She voiced all the female superhero characters in the cartoon “Silverhawks,” and in addition,voiced multiple roles, both male and female in the series “The Comic Strip.”

In 1990, Maggie decided to change her career field to focus more on TV shows. She landed roles as Paula in “L.A. Law”, and “Dream On” in which she played Bonnie. Maggie’s big break came in 1992, when she made an appearance as Cynthia in the hit series “Seinfeld”.

Her performance in the movie “New Year’s Day” saw her rewarded with the Best Actor Award in a comedy festival held in Las Vegas, and the movie was also selected to represent the US at the Venice Film Festival. Following this success, Maggie had the honor of being invited as a guest onto “The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson.”

After attaining popularity and making appearances in several films, Wheeler was selected for the role of Janice in “Friends.” What began as a single episode appearance as a guest turned into a 10-season recurring role in the series that made television history, and is best known for her role in this show.

Maggie Wheeler

Since then, she has appeared in many shows such as “Shameless,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” “Everybody Loves Raymond,” “Californication,” “How I Met Your Mother,” Disney’s “Shake It Up,” “Without a Trace,” and many more.

Apart from acting, Maggie is the director of the Golden Bridge Community Choir that is based in Hollywood. The 14 years-old choir has given her a chance to educate aspiring musicians, while interacting more with the community. She has recorded several hits, including “Sweet Time,” “Walk With Me,” and “Michael Row The Boat,” among others.

Maggie Wheeler Personal Life, Marriage, Husband, and Children

When it comes to sharing details regarding her private life with her fans, unlike many celebrities, Maggie hasn’t been very open. However, she is known to have been in a relationship with David Duchovny, before she married Daniel Borden Wheeler. She wedded Daniel in 1990 in a colorful ceremony held at Mattei’s Tavern, Los Olivos, California, and they’ve been together for over 29 years. Daniel Borden is a famous photographer, artist and sculptor from Ohio, and is making it big in Los Angeles.

Together, the couple has two daughters, who are five years apart when it comes to their ages – Juno Wheeler born in 1994, and Gemma Wheeler in1999.

Maggie enjoys traveling, and spends a significant amount of time going to retreat centers, schools, communities and universities. She also enjoys singing and teaching A Cappella and oral tradition, allowing her trainees and vocalists from all levels to accomplish great things. When she is not working, Maggie likes visiting learning institutions where she brings together singers, and creates unique music from around the globe in harmonious parts without using sheet music.

 Maggie Wheeler Body Measurements

Maggie has a magnificent hourglass body type. She is 5ft 5ins (1.63m) tall and reputedly weighs 134lbs (61kgs.), and her vital statistics are 33-25-37. Maggie Wheeler has beautiful, long dark brown hair and dark brown eyes.

Maggie Wheeler Net Worth

Since she started her acting career, Maggie has made appearances in more than 70 films. She has accumulated her wealth mainly through her successful profession as a voice actress, and her acting career. According to reputable sources, Maggie Wheeler net worth is estimated to be over $2 million, as of mid-2020.

General Info

Full NameMaggie Wheeler
Net Worth$2 million
Date Of BirthAugust 7, 1961
Height1.63 m
EducationSarah Lawrence College


SpouseDaniel Borden Wheeler
ParentsBarbara Jakobson, John Jakobson


MoviesDwegons and Leprechauns, Barbie of Swan Lake, The Parent Trap, New Year's Day, It’s Not You It’s Me
TV ShowsFriends, Ellen, SilverHawks, The New Show

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1Voiced all the female characters, namely the evil Melodia and the heroic Emily Hart/Steelheart on the Silverhawks (1986) animated series of the mid-1980s.
2Her nasal voice as "Janice Litman" in Friends (1994) is not her real voice. Her real voice is actually a normal female voice and can be heard in shows such as Everybody Loves Raymond (1996).
3She has two children, both girls and five years apart in age. She really was pregnant with her elder daughter when her Friends (1994) character Janice turned up heavily pregnant in one episode of the sitcom.
4Auditioned for the role of Monica on Friends (1994) Vicki on Suddenly Susan (1996) and Debra on Everybody Loves Raymond (1996). Didn't get any of these parts, but appeared on Friends (1994) and Everybody Loves Raymond (1996) in recurring roles.
5Former girlfriend of David Duchovny.
6Played Marcy in the original pilot for the comedy series Suddenly Susan (1996). A few months after the pilot was shot, the format of the show was changed and the character later became Vicki and went to Kathy Griffin.




Friends: The One with All the Trivia2005Video Game voice
E-Ring2005TV SeriesInvestigator
Higglytown Heroes2005TV SeriesStreet Sweeper Hero
Fat Actress2005TV SeriesWoman Diapering Baby
Kim Possible2004TV SeriesDr. Renton
Everybody Loves Raymond1996-2004TV SeriesLinda Gruenfelder
Friends1994-2004TV SeriesJanice
Lilo & Stitch: The Series2003TV Series
Barbie of Swan Lake2003VideoOdile (voice)
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation2003TV SeriesStand-Up Comedian
Justice League2002TV SeriesFirefighter / Pilot / Antiope / ...
Will & Grace2002TV SeriesPolly
It's Like, You Know...2001TV SeriesRachel
Jack & Jill2001TV SeriesKirsten Moss / Kristen Moss
Forgotten Realms: Icewind Dale - Heart of Winter2001Video Game voice
Get Real1999TV SeriesJennifer
The Parent Trap1998Marva Kulp, Jr.
Love Boat: The Next Wave1998TV SeriesCindy
The New Batman Adventures1998TV SeriesFake Harley
Ellen1994-1996TV SeriesAnita Warwell
Pride & Joy1995TV SeriesFlight Attendant
The X-Files1994TV SeriesDet. Sharon Lazard
Danger Theatre1993TV SeriesCharlotte Rave (segment "Phantom of Fashion")
Sexual Healing1993ShortSuzanne
Doogie Howser, M.D.1992TV SeriesDr. Spencer / Elena Spencer
Civil Wars1992TV SeriesPatricia McDermott
Seinfeld1992TV SeriesCynthia
Dream On1991TV SeriesBonnie Decker
L.A. Law1990TV SeriesPaula Lights
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1989TV Series
Mortal Sins1989Marie (as Maggie Jakobson)
New Year's Day1989Lucy (as Maggie Jakobson)
Someone to Love1987Attendee (as Maggie Jakobson)
The Comic Strip1987TV SeriesVoice
Silverhawks1986TV SeriesSteelheart Melodia
The Paper Chase1985TV Series
The New Show1984TV SeriesVarious
Portfolio1983Assistant Choreographer
Soup for One1982Nurse
Maron2016TV SeriesSteph
I Didn't Do It2015TV SeriesFortune Teller
The3Tails Movie: A Mermaid Adventure2015Maria
Genie in a Bikini2015TV MovieEsther
Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness2015TV SeriesVillager
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles2014TV SeriesSmall Town Newscaster
Dwegons and Leprechauns2014Sophia-So-Dwegon / Argalite / Juno Luno (voice)
Hot in Cleveland2014TV SeriesRachel
The Oversharer: Hemorrhoids, STD's and Peanut Butter2014TV MovieThe Dog Lover
The Oversharer2014TV Mini-Series shortThe Dog Lover
The Breakdown2013TV MovieJennifer
It's Not You, It's Me2013Dr. Clark
Perception2013TV SeriesBarbara Bruckner
Shake It Up!2011-2013TV SeriesMrs. Garcia
Californication2013TV SeriesOphelia
Archer2009-2012TV SeriesTrinette / Receptionist
Unsupervised2012TV SeriesLisa / Tina
The Closer2011TV SeriesGail's friend
Kinect Disneyland Adventures2011Video Game voice
Curb Your Enthusiasm2011TV SeriesIlene Solotaroff
Glenn Martin DDS2010TV Series
Without a Trace2009TV SeriesGail Menken
How I Met Your Mother2007TV SeriesMargaret
Waking Dreams2007Jenny
The War at Home2007TV SeriesMindy
Friday Night Lights2006TV SeriesTeacher
ER2006TV SeriesAmy Kellerman
Dr. Dolittle 32006VideoBrown Hen Fluffy Hen (voice)
Drake & Josh2006TV SeriesDenise
Paine Management2005TV MovieJeanine Bernsen


The X-FilesTV Series arranger - 1 episode, 1999 producer - 1 episode, 1999


Patricia Heaton Parties2016TV SeriesHerself
Oprah: Where Are They Now?2014TV SeriesHerself / Janice
VO Buzz Weekly2014TV SeriesHerself
Situation: Comedy2005TV SeriesHerself
I Love the '70s2003TV Series documentaryHerself
The New Show1984TV SeriesHerself

Archive Footage

Seinfeld: Inside Look2004TV Series documentary shortCynthia


Won Awards

2010LA Femme Filmmaker AwardLA Femme International Film FestivalComedic Actress in Television Award

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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