Nancy McKeon is a 56-year-old American actress known for her role as Jo Poloniacezk. It is an NBC Sitcom aired from 2979 to 1988. It is one of the longest sitcoms of the 1980s. She was introduced in the show as a tomboy teenager.
This is her most popular role. She has also acted as Jinny Exstead in the American Police Procedural drama The Division. She began her career at the very young age of two when she modeled baby clothing for the Sears and Roebuck catalog.
Her father, Donal McKeon, and mother, Barbara McKeon, were travel agents who lived in New York. She grew up in New York with her parents. As a teenager, she auditioned for many advertisements and Mini TV appearances.
Her appearance in The Secret Storm and Another world caught the attention of casting directors. Specifically, her ability to cry on cue was the main factor that attracted her to the casting directors. This gave her the opportunity to be a part of her breakthrough role as Jo Poloniacezk.
Is Nancy McKeon Married?
Nancy McKeon was born on April 4, 1966. Her birth place is Westbury, New York. She was on the set of a Hallmark movie, A Mother’s Gift Eight Years Before, when she met her husband. Her Husband, Marc Andrus, is a film technician.
He was working in the same movie, A Mother’s Gift for Eight Years, when they met and fell in love. The couple got married in 2003. She was 37 when she got married to the film technician. The couple liked to keep it simple and have an intimate wedding with fewer people.
They had only 20 people at their wedding, and all of them were close friends or family. Shortly after the wedding, the couple moved to a ranch in Austin, Texas, to live a normal life and build a family. The couple welcomed their children into the home.
Their first child Aurora was born in 2004, a year after their marriage. She is now a 14-year-old teenager. Their second child Harlow, who is 11 years old, was born in 2006. The couple has been married for 19 years and has built a family together in Austin with two amazing daughters.
Nancy McKeon’s Career
This American TV actress has a net worth of $2 Million. Her main source of income is acting. Fun fact, she auditioned for the role of Monica Geller, a role she lost to Courteney Cox. Due to the show’s success, when asked about how she felt losing the role to Cox, she replied that Courteney was the perfect fit for the role and she had no hard feelings.
After this audition, she started her own series, Can’t Hurry Love which aired in 1995. It only lasted for a single season. She then got cast in the sitcom Style and Substance with Jean Smart. From 2001 to 2004, she portrayed the role of Jinny Exstead in The Division.
She then went on to portray the role of Connie Munroe in the Disney Channel Original Series Sonny with a Chance. She played the Mother of Demi Lovato’s Character, Sonny. It aired from 2009 to 2010.
In 2019 she had a cameo appearance in You Light Up My Christmas; it was a Fact of Life reunion because it also had Kim Field, who worked with her in the sitcom as her new co-star. The movie also included other cast members from the show.
She was also one of the celebrities to compete in Dancing with the stars season 27. She was partnered with Valentin Chmerkovskiy. Apart from acting, she has also produced many movies through her production company Forest Hills Entertainment.
It was named after her childhood neighborhood. She has also ventured into filmmaking by directing a short film called A Wakening. The short film won two film festival awards. She is also the voice behind many audiobooks, as voice acting and audiobook narrations are one of her many passions.
This 56-Year-old actress started her career in modeling as a two-year-old and is still active in the industry. She Married her husband Marc Andrus in 2003 after meeting him on a film set. They have a longtime marriage of 19 years, along with two amazing teenage daughters.