Sunday, September 20, 2009

POLISH AMERICANS: Krakowski Receives Emmy Award Nomination

Tonight the 61st Primetime Emmy Awards will take place at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles and will be televised on CBS at 8PM ET.

Jane Krakowski has received an Emmy Award nomination as “Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy” for her portrayal of Jenna Maroney in NBC’s 30 Rock. An accomplished Broadway singer and dancer, originally from Parsippany, New Jersey, she won the Tony Award for “Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical,” 2003 for Nine and the Laurence Olivier Award for “Best Actress in a Musical,” 2006 for Guys and Dolls.

Born Jane Krajkowski, she dropped the "j" from the family last name when she began working as an actress as people kept trying to pronounce the letter. Krakowski's father's family is entirely Polish and hail from Kraków, and although she knows some words and phrases in Polish, her father and grandparents are fluent.

Krakowski lends her personality and humor to promote Breyers® Smooth & Dreamy™ ice cream at The webisodes feature a modern take on two of Hollywood's most iconic romance films -- Gone with the Wind and King Kong.

– S.K.