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Short Info

SpouseKarl Fink
MarkMostly plays characters who are troublemakers or have a mean streak to them
FactCurrently in preproduction for the ABC Family pilot East of Normal, West of Weird (2005). Shooting begins for this single-camera half-hour show for Brillstein-Grey and Sony Pictures Television in January 2005. Mitchell Whitfield and Nikki SooHoo also star with Barry Wernick as writer/executive producer and Peter Lauer on board as director. [December 2004]


Who is Jane Sibbett?

Jane Moore Sibbett was born on 28 November 1962, in Berkeley, California, USA, and is a comedian as well as an actress, probably best known for her work in the sitcom “Friends” in which she portrayed Carol Willick, the first wife of Ross Geller. Another show she’s known for is “Herman’s Head”, in which she portrayed Heddy Newman.

The Net Worth of Jane Sibbett

As of early-2020, Jane Sibbett’s net worth is estimated to be over $2 million, earned largely through a successful career in acting, in the profession since 1985 – she’s worked on numerous films during her career as well, and made guest appearances in numerous popular shows, though in recent years she’s been more focused on film work.

Early Life, Education, and Career Beginnings

Jane grew up the youngest of five children. While she was born in Berkeley, the family later moved to the San Francisco Bay, to Alameda Island which is adjacent to Oakland. At a young age, she aspired to a career in acting, and after matriculating enrolled at the University of California, Los Angeles where she further developed her interest. The university is one of the largest and most applied-to universities in the US.

After completing her degree, she stayed in LA auditioning for roles, until she got her first part in the soap opera “Santa Barbara”, which she was in from 1986 to 1987, playing the role of Jane Wilson.

The show follows the lives of a wealthy family and other families associated with them. Thanks to her performances, she was nominated for a Soap Opera Digest Award for Best Newcomer.

Continued Acting Work and Herman’s Head

Sibbett was then cast in the CBS show “The Famous Teddy Z”, in which she worked alongside Alex Rocco and Jon Cryer. The show is inspired by the true story of agent Jay Kantor, who first worked as a mailroom clerk before eventually becoming the agent of star actor Marlon Brando. The show was short-lived, only lasting for a season.

She was then cast in one of her early notable roles in the show “Herman’s Head”, portraying a blonde bombshell who is conscious about her status.

Jane Sibbett

The sitcom aired on Fox, and starred William Ragsdale as the titular Herman Brooks. The show follows the story from the perspective of the main character with some of his decisions being dramatized through a Greek chorus, where parts of his personality interact with each other. Jane had the role of a co-worker of Herman, part of their company’s research department as a fact-checker. She is often seen trying to manipulate the main character due to her obsession with status. However, despite all her efforts, she often loses to Herman in the end. Later on, the two become friends and even start a romance that was short-lived, due to their conflicting ideals.

Friends

In 1994 Jane’s fame continued to grow as she became a part of the series “Friends”, appearing as a recurring character for the next seven years. The sitcom is considered one of the most beloved and popular television shows of all time, with numerous honors along with awards to its name. It tells the story of a group of six friends living in Manhattan, New York City, who go about their lives during their 20s and 30s. The show made every regular cast member a star, though very few of them managed to capitalize on their fame afterwards.

Jane’s character only appeared in around 15 episodes, so during this time she took on other projects, such as the sitcom “If Not for You” in which she was a regular cast member, but it was short-lived, being canceled in the same year. She then had a role during the second season of “Nick Freno: The Licensed Teacher”, in which she reunited with “Herman’s Head” co-star Hank Azaria. During that season, she portrayed the former fiancée of the main character, a school headmaster.

Recent Projects

As the years progressed, Sibbett focused mostly on television work, appearing as a guest in various shows such as “The Nanny” and “21 Jump Street”.

In the 1990s, she was in a string of movies, including a television adaptation of “Noah” taken from the Bible. She also worked on the movie “The Second Arrival”, a sequel to 1996’s “The Arrival” but released straight-to-video. She also worked alongside John Terry in “The Resurrected”, an adaptation of “The Case of Charles Dexter Ward” written by HP Lovecraft. The film’s story focuses on the titular character who becomes obsessed with an ancestor to the point at which he starts replicating his ancestor’s past experiments.

After working on several more films, Jane then focused on production work, creating the company Wild Aloha Studios, responsible for creating four documentaries, all focused on the faith healer Braco.

Of Croatian descent, Braco rose to fame internationally due to his alleged ability to heal people using his gaze. Numerous reports have credited him for leading to the betterment of many of his patients, though many critics believe that this is fabricated, as no evidence has been truly provided that he has healing capabilities. She’s taken fewer acting roles in the last few years, and has been more focused on working as a director in theatre. Some of her recent productions include “The Vagina Monologues” and “SHE’ISLAND”.

Personal Life

Jane met writer Karl Fink during her time in the series “Herman’s Head”, which he worked on during its first two seasons. They married in 1992 after several years of being in a relationship, and have three children together. However, in 2016 it was announced that the couple had divorced. Since then, there have been no new relationships reported for Jane. Aside from acting, she is a big advocate on domestic violence awareness, and helping victims of it. She runs the LA-based 1736 Family Crisis Center, which aims to assist survivors of these types of attacks.

General Info

Full NameJane Sibbett
Height1.7 m
ProfessionVoice Actor
EducationUniversity of California, Los Angeles
NationalityAmerican

Family

SpouseKarl Fink
ChildrenKai Fink, Ruby Fink, Violet Fink
ParentsWilliam Ryan Sibbett IV, Gaines Sibbett

Accomplishments

MoviesThe Resurrected, It Takes Two, Just in Time, Noah, Arrival II, Au Pair, Sealed with a Kiss, Snow Dogs, Buffalo Dreams, Pretty Little Devils, Jessica Darling's IT List, The Town That Banned Christmas
TV ShowsNick Freno: Licensed Teacher, Herman's Head, The Famous Teddy Z, If Not for You

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Marks

#Marks / Signs
1Mostly plays characters who are troublemakers or have a mean streak to them

Facts

#Fact
1Currently in preproduction on the documentary about the miraculous Croatian healer, Braco. [October 2009]
2Playing "Katherine Fishman", she just wrapped the pilot East of Normal, West of Weird (2005) for Sony Pictures TV, Brillstein-Grey, and ABC Family. Mitchell Whitfield also stars as Jane's husband, with Nikki SooHoo as "Becca Fishman", her daughter, and Reed Alexander as "Conrad", Jane's son. Peter Lauer directs with Barry Wernick as writer/executive producer. [January 2005]
3Currently in preproduction for the ABC Family pilot East of Normal, West of Weird (2005). Shooting begins for this single-camera half-hour show for Brillstein-Grey and Sony Pictures Television in January 2005. Mitchell Whitfield and Nikki SooHoo also star with Barry Wernick as writer/executive producer and Peter Lauer on board as director. [December 2004]
4Currently producing and starring in the romantic comedy feature film, A One Time Thing (2004). [May 2003]
5Joined with Megan MacArthur to co-produce and direct the documentary, working-titled "13 + 13 Grandmothers", capturing the 13 Grandmother Elders of Turtle Island coming to work with 13 Tutu Wahini and Kahuna of the Pacific Rim to share ritual and prophecy how they can save the world for their grandchildren. [January 2010]
6Sibbett & Fink's Wild Aloha Studios is currently editing both TV pilots _Doc in the Box (2009)_ and _Edge of Reality (2009)_, starring David Edge, in Hawaii. Both pilots wrapped on the Big Island in July 2009. [August 2009]
7Her A One Time Thing (2004) is an official selection of the International Family Film Festival in Valencia, California. Screenings open to the public are September 25th and September 28th. Q & A sessions to follow. [September 2005]
8Sibbett & Fink are in Hawaii opening a new production company & co-creating a new film & TV studio, Wild Aloha Studios. [April 2009]
9"Doc in the Box," Sibbett & Fink's Wild Aloha Studio's debut TV pilot wrapped July 9 on the Big Island of Hawaii. [July 2009]
10She & partner/husband Karl Fink are keynote speakers at the Big Island Film Seminar. [April 2009]
11Jane Sibbett's first prime-time on-screen kiss was with 2009's Sexiest Man Alive, Johnny Depp.
12Mother, with Karl Fink, of two girls named Ruby Fink (b. June 9th 1992) and Violet Fink and a boy named Kai Fink.
13Was offered the part of "Debra" on Everybody Loves Raymond (1996). CBS and Dreamworks wanted her for the part, sent her the contract, she signed the deal, but after meeting Ray Romano and finding he didn't know they'd offered her the part, she graciously suggested they talk. Patricia Heaton was more who Ray had in mind and Jane is still hopeful that good karma will come back around to give her such a wonderful run on such a fabulous show as "Raymond".
14Jane's film debut was in a film strip for Health while in the second grade in Alameda, CA. She was chosen because she wore blue. Blue is still her favorite "lucky" color.
15Member of Pi Beta Phi sorority while at UCLA
16She is a lifelong cowgirl and currently owns six horses that aspire to great things and beg her to create a western. Her three pigs equally add the extra glamour and comedy to an already fun family farm far from the bustle of Hollywood.

Pictures

Movies

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Jessica Darling's It List2016Mrs. Darling
Legacy2008VideoMrs. Whittington
Out of Jimmy's Head2007TV SeriesMs. Shank
What About Brian2006TV SeriesTracy
A Merry Little Christmas2006Madeline Bridges
Buffalo Dreams2005TV MovieBlaine Townsend
East of Normal, West of Weird2005TV Movie
A One Time Thing2004Casey Hill
Once and Again2002TV SeriesJeannine Blue
Ally McBeal2002TV SeriesBeth Herman
Snow Dogs2002Nana (voice)
Generation Gap2002TV Movie
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch2001TV SeriesRobin Davis
Friends1994-2001TV SeriesCarol Willick
It's Like, You Know...1999TV SeriesErika
Sealed with a Kiss1999TV MovieChristina Ethridge
Karate Kids1999VideoFairy Princess
Au Pair1999TV MovieVivian Berger
Arrival II1998Bridget Riordan
The Wonderful World of Disney1998TV SeriesAngela
Nick Freno: Licensed Teacher1997-1998TV SeriesDr. Katherine Emerson
Just in Time1997Brenda Hyatt
The Nanny1997TV SeriesMarcy Feldman / Morgan Faulkner
Dads1997TV ShortMelinda Nicholls
Touched by an Angel1996TV SeriesEmily Houghton
It Takes Two1995Clarice Kensington
If Not for You1995TV SeriesMelanie / Melanie McKee
Matlock1995TV SeriesA.D.A. Katie Clark
The Adventures of Brisco County Jr.1994TV SeriesDianna Grayson
Herman's Head1991-1994TV SeriesHeddy Newman
Burke's Law1994TV SeriesMeg Harden
Likely Suspects1992TV Series
Shatterbrain1991Claire Ward
Quantum Leap1991TV SeriesDiane Frost
Star Trek: The Next Generation1991TV SeriesHolographic Dance Partner
Jake and the Fatman1990TV SeriesDana Ashford
Fear1990Newscaster
The Famous Teddy Z1989-1990TV SeriesLaurie Parr
21 Jump Street1989TV SeriesLouise
Miracle at Beekman's Place1988TV MovieAlex Peterson
Cheers1988TV SeriesKim Cooperman
Going to the Chapel1988Jude
My Two Dads1988TV SeriesAshley Bokowski
Valerie's Family: The Hogans1988TV SeriesMelanie
Santa Barbara1986-1987TV SeriesJane Wilson
The Fall Guy1986TV SeriesGirl
One Terrific Guy1986TV MovieDonna Cumberland
Promises to Keep1985TV MovieLibby
Scarecrow and Mrs. King1985TV SeriesShawna

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Braco - The Golden Bridge2010Video documentary producer
A One Time Thing2004producer
Karate Kids1999Video producer

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Braco - The Golden Bridge2010Video documentary voice
The Annual National Jewish Fund Awards Dinner1989TV SpecialHerself

Awards

Won Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
2000TV Guide AwardTV Guide AwardsEditor's Choice

Nominated Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
1988Soap Opera Digest AwardSoap Opera Digest AwardsOutstanding Newcomer: DaytimeSanta Barbara (1984)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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