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Jenna Fischer

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Jenna Fischer is best known for playing Pam Beesly on the acclaimed television show "The Office" for which she received an Emmy nomination for Best Supporting Actress and two SAG Awards for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series.

After wrapping "The Office," Fischer went on to star in the UK/SKY B limited series "You, Me and the Apocalypse" with Rob Lowe and Megan Mullally. She also starred in the Off-Broadway play "Reasons to Be Happy." Most recently, Fischer was on stage in the world premiere of Steve Martin's newest absurdist play "Meteor Shower" for a record-breaking run at the Old Globe Theatre.

Fischer's film credits include "The Giant Mechanical Man" (which she also produced), The Farrelly Brothers’ comedy "Hall Pass," "Solitary Man," opposite Michael Douglas, "Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story," "Blades of Glory," opposite Will Ferrell, and the Mike White feature "Brad's Status" starring Ben Stiller. Her book is "The Actor's Life: A Survival Guide."

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Jenna Fischer
Jenna Fischer, The Actor's Life: A Survival Guide

Mostly Books (Seats 1)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 10, 11:00 am - 11:45 am
Memoir / Essays / Creative Nonfiction

Author: Jenna Fischer
The Actor's Life
Emmy-nominated actor Jenna Fischer, star of both TV (Pam on "The Office") and film ("Brad's Status," "Blades of Glory," "A Little Help," "The 40-Year-Old Virgin") discusses the nuts and bolts of getting established in the profession, based on her own memorable and hilarious experiences.

Social Sciences Auditorium (Seats 538)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 10, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Book / Movie Biz
Signing area: Social Sciences Auditorium Special Signing (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelist: Jenna Fischer
Moderator: Kirk Ellis

The Actor's Life: A Survival Guide
Book / Movie Biz
BenBella Books
November 2017
ISBN 9781944648220
252 pages
$17.95, INSTORE
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