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Janice on Friends
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Maggie Wheeler (born August 7, 1961) is an American actress, best known for her role on the hit TV show Friends. In the 1980s, Wheeler (under her maiden name of Jakobson) briefly dabbled in voice acting on the animated series SilverHawks, where she provided all the female voices, specifically the high pitched villainess Melodia and the steadfast heroine Steelheart/Emily Hart. Maggie was born Margaret Emily Jakobson in New York City. At age 15, she was a babysitter for Nim Chimpsky, the famous chimpanzee who was raised as a human child in the 1970s. She was David Duchovny`s long-time girlfriend before he married Tea Leoni. She and her husband Daniel Wheeler have two daughters.
She auditioned for the role of Monica Gellar, on the American sitcom Friends. Although she did not land that role, she was invited to play fan-favourite Janice Litman, a recurring character who was a frequent love interest of main character Chandler Bing.
She also auditioned for the role of Debra Barone, on the American sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond. Although she was the producers` choice, CBS ended up selecting Patricia Heaton. Instead Wheeler played the recurring role of Debra`s friend, Linda.
She had a star billing in the first season of Ellen. She appeared on the hit comedy Seinfeld, as one of Elaine`s friends who is set up with George. She has appeared in many other TV roles, including Drake & Josh, ER, The X Files, The War at Home, Will & Grace, Jack and Jill, and How I Met Your Mother.
In 1997, Maggie voiced Harley Quinn`s replacement, `Fake Harley` in an episode entitled Joker`s Million, on the Emmy Award winning Batman: The Animated Series. In 1998, she appeared in the remake of Disney`s The Parent Trap, playing the younger of a mother-daughter pair of camp counselors. In 2005, Wheeler starred opposite David DeLuise on the NBC pilot The Sperm Donor. Wheeler provided the voice of Odile in Barbie of Swan Lake, and in 2010 she voiced Trinette in two episodes of Archer on FX.
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Margaret Emily Jakobson
Margaret Emily "Maggie" Wheeler (née Jakobson; born August 7, 1961) is an American actress. She is best known for her role as Janice on the sitcom Friends, she was a recurring character on Everybody Loves Raymond as Linda and Anita Warrell on the sitcom Ellen.
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TV commercial for TBS Network (2004)
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