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Jane Leeves

Joy Scroggs

Jane Leeves has made her mark in the entertainment world, acting in television, theater and film over the past 20 years. Leeves is currently starring as Joy Scroggs in the TV Land series "Hot in Cleveland," which premieres its fourth season on Wednesday, November 28 at 10pm ET/PT. The sitcom follows three fabulous friends from Los Angeles (Valerie Bertinelli, Leeves and Wendie Malick) whose plane, bound for Paris, is forced to make an emergency landing in Cleveland. After discovering that they’re still "hot" in Cleveland, they decide to move there and start over together, renting a Victorian home that comes with a sharp-tongued caretaker, played by Betty White.

TV audiences know Leeves from the hit television series "Frasier," in which she played Daphne Moon, the warm-hearted physical therapist from Manchester, England. The part won her a Screen Actors Guild Award® and nominations for both an Emmy® Award and a Golden Globe®. She is also known for her role as Marla Penny, a recurring role on "Seinfeld," and as Audrey, the girlfriend of Miles Silverberg on the hit television series "Murphy Brown." Leeves has appeared on a multitude of other television shows, including "Desperate Housewives," "The Starter Wife," "Twenty Good Years" and "Misconceptions."

She graced the world of theater by starring as Sally Bowles in the Roundabout production of "Cabaret" on Broadway. Leeves has also lent her voice to various animated television series, including "The Penguins of Madagascar," "Phineas and Ferb" and "The Simpsons" as well as the major motion picture "James and the Giant Peach." Leeves also appeared in the film "Music of the Heart," which co-starred Meryl Streep.

Leeves is no stranger to honors. In June 2011, she – along with co-stars Bertinelli, Malick and White – was presented with the key to the city of Cleveland by the mayor. Earlier that year, "Hot in Cleveland" was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award® for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series.

Jane also founded the Tellurian Foundation, a line of all natural skin care and baby products. A portion of the profits are donated to those who strive to provide help to those in need. More information can be for on the foundation’s website, www.telluriannaturals.com.

She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two children.

Get Social! Follow Jane on Twitter: @JaneLeeves

Character Bio

Joy Scroggs is THE eyebrow styling queen of Beverly Hills. She was engaged once in her 20s (but was left at the altar); she had a child at 15 and gave him up for adoption. Now in her mid-40s, Joy doesn't suffer fools lightly; she's judgmental and calls 'em as she sees 'em. On the surface, she's cynical and pessimistic, yet inside, she's vulnerable and an utter romantic. She has a strong and instant dislike toward caretaker Elka, perhaps because the two have more in common than either would like to admit.

Hot in Cleveland TV Schedule

Saturday
August 23
3:16am
Blow Outs
When Melanie's hair blow out lasts unusually long, Joy and Victoria demand to know who's blowing her.
TV-PG
3:00pm
I Love Lucci Pt. 1
The ladies return to L.A for the first since moving to Cleveland for Victoria's All My Children appearance; Melanie sells her house.
TV-PG
3:30pm
I Love Lucci Pt. 2
The ladies' L.A adventures continue, and Elka's quest for the movie star of her dreams results in a surprise meeting.
TV-PG
4:00pm
Arch Enemies
Victoria and Joy hatch a plan to get revenge on prankster Colin Cooper, Victoria's smooth-talking nemesis and co-anchor at Chanel 7.
TV-PG
4:30pm
Cleveland Fantasy Con
Melanie's embroiled in an office love triangle. Joy learns a tidbit about Sean that threatens her fireman fantasy. Victoria's insecurity about dating a movie star leads her to extremes. Elka and Mamie have a run-in with the law.
TV-PG
5:00pm
Fast and Furious
At a rustic spa retreat, Joy tests her newfound sleuthing skills on a suspicious Yogi. Victoria learns what it means to be a responsible friend. Mamie confronts Elka about her bossiness. Melanie's fasting causes hallucinations. Guest stars: Ed Begley Jr., Georgia Engel, Kevin Farley, Carter Oosterhouse
TV-14
5:30pm
Cleveland Indians
Lying to Cleveland's top pediatrician leads Joy to host a traditional Indian dinner party. When Victoria's wedding planner arrives, the stage is set for a classic farce--appropriate as Elka auditions for a play. Guest star: Michael Urie
TV-PG
6:00pm
The Man That Got Away
It's the big day of Victoria's wedding to incarcerated movie star Emmet Lawson. Elka helps Joy reunite with her baby daddy, who she hasn't seen in thirty two years. Guest star: Craig Ferguson
TV-PG
6:30pm
People Feeding People
Elka needs Ross Barkley’s (Chevy Chase) endorsement for City Council so Melanie gets strong-armed into going on a date with him. Meanwhile, Joy hides her feelings for Mitch (Tim Daly) while he tries to get over Melanie.
TV-PG
Sunday
August 24
10:12am
Mystery Date: Oscar Edition
When Victoria has to choose between Melanie and Joy for her plus one to the Oscars, they compete with each other to show who's the better friend.
TV-PG
3:00pm
Birthdates
The ladies set each other up on blind dates, with mixed results.
TV-PG
3:30pm
Beards
Victoria is invited to speak on an A-list gay cruise and brings Melanie, Joy and Elka with her.
TV-PG
4:00pm
The Man That Got Away
It's the big day of Victoria's wedding to incarcerated movie star Emmet Lawson. Elka helps Joy reunite with her baby daddy, who she hasn't seen in thirty two years. Guest star: Craig Ferguson
TV-PG
4:30pm
Rusty Banks Rides Again
Victoria wants to get nominated for an Oscar, so she gets her friends to convince Academy members to nominate her. Melanie is assigned a teen idol (Jason Priestley), Joy is assigned an indie darling (Sarah Hyland), and Elka reunites with Roy (John Mahoney).
Guest Stars: Jason Priestley, Sarah Hyland, John Mahoney, Richard Ruccolo, Andy Gala
TV-PG
5:00pm
I Just Met the Man I’m Going to Marry
The women fly to Los Angeles to watch Victoria announce the Oscar nominations. Elka gets campaign advice from a statistics expert, Victoria has nerves over the unknown, and Joy meets the man she’s going to marry.
TV-PG
5:38pm
Auction Heroes
Joy decides to finally tell Mitch (Tim Daly) how she feels but a handsome dating coach gets in the way (Coby Bell). Victoria is surprisingly taken with a very Clevelandy screenwriter (Dan Lauria).
TV-PG
6:16pm
The Italian Job
Melanie feels replaced when the ladies go to her radio co-host (Will Sasso) for advice and Victoria meets J.J.’s (Dan Lauria) family. Guest stars: Dan Lauria, Will Sasso, Anita Barone, Nicole Parker, Gabriel Tigerman, Andrew Leeds
TV-PG
6:54pm
Mystery Date: Oscar Edition
When Victoria has to choose between Melanie and Joy for her plus one to the Oscars, they compete with each other to show who's the better friend.
TV-PG
Monday
August 25
9:09pm
What's Behind the Door
When Victoria wants to turn her cancelled soap opera into an app, she has to get the series creator on board.
TV-PG
11:36pm
Mystery Date: Oscar Edition
When Victoria has to choose between Melanie and Joy for her plus one to the Oscars, they compete with each other to show who's the better friend.
TV-PG