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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

Monday
May 25
9:00am
One Wedding and One Funeral
Joy competes with Canadian Joy for Bob’s affection. Elka enlists Melanie’s help when her affair with the mayor takes an unexpected turn. Victoria hires a bodyguard.
TV-PG
9:36am
Duct Soup
The gang helps Joy’s son plan the rehearsal dinner for his wedding. An unexpected guest from Joy’s past shows up.
TV-PG
10:12am
Stayin' Alive!
After Victoria's husband escapes prison, she and the other women go to a hideout that Elka knows. Upon arrival, they discover the hideout is double-booked with other criminals. Guest Stars: Dave Foley, Alex Trebek, Ken Jeong
TV-PG
10:48am
Win Win
Tensions are high in Cleveland: Victoria is up for an Academy Award, Elka is up for City Council election, and Melanie gets a visit from her mother (Debra Monk). guest stars: Georgie Engel, Debra Monk
TV-PG
11:24am
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.
TV-PG
12:00pm
Love Is All Around
Elka and Mamie reunite their bowling team. Joy, Victoria & Melanie date a professor, director & surgeon. Guest Stars: Georgia Engel, Mary Tyler Moore, Cloris Leachman, Valerie Harper, George Hamilton, Jesse Tyler Ferguson
TV-PG
12:30pm
How Did You Guys Meet, Anyway?
Melanie, Joy, and Victoria tell Elka the story of how they met in Los Angeles in the ‘80s.
TV-PG
1:00pm
Beards
Victoria is invited to speak on an A-list gay cruise and brings Melanie, Joy and Elka with her. Guest Stars: Sandra Bernhard, Laura San Giacomo
TV-PG
1:30pm
Life With Lucci
Victoria’s arch nemesis Susan Lucci arrives looking for guidance now that All My Children has been cancelled. Guest Stars: Susan Lucci
TV-PG
2:00pm
Tangled Web Part 2
The ladies escape to a lake house after Victoria sets loose a poisonous spider belonging to her ex-husband. Guest Stars: Steven Weber
TV-PG
2:30pm
Rubber Ball
When Melanie, Joy, and Victoria try to join a Cleveland country club, they discover that Elka has a long history with the club’s president, and he’s bent on revenge. Guest Stars: Ed Asner, Jon Lovitz
TV-PG
3:00pm
Everything Goes Better With Vampires
Joy dates a guy she thinks is her teen crush Rick Springfield, Victoria wants to fire the cleaning-averse housekeeper. Guest Stars: Rick Springfield, Rhea Pearlman, Georgia Engel
TV-PG
3:30pm
Law
Elka's trial has come at last, and her fate will be decided. What will the verdict be? Guest Stars: Sherri Shepherd, Amy Sedaris
TV-PG
4:00pm
Where's Elka? Part 2
Elka's on the lam and the women go looking for her in Amish country. Guest Stars: Amy Sedaris, George Wendt
TV-PG
4:36pm
How I Met My Mother
The son that Joy gave up for adoption stops by for a surprise visit.
TV-PG
5:12pm
Dancing Queens
The ladies decide to go dancing to burn off the Cleveland pounds but need local gay best friends to go with. Guest Stars: Doris Roberts, Antonio Sabato, Jr.
TV-PG
5:48pm
Unseparated at Birthdates
In this birthdates episode: Elka plays dumb to land a rich bachelor, Melanie's date is holier than thou, Joy only likes hers when he's not himself and Victoria gets double what she bargained for. Guest Star: John Mahoney
TV-PG
6:24pm
Birthdates
The ladies set each other up on blind dates, with mixed results. Guest Stars: Carl Reiner
TV-PG
7:00pm
Good Neighbors
Melanie throws a party, and in the process makes the wrong impression on one of her neighbors. Guest Stars: Wayne Knight, Carl Reiner
TV-PG
7:36pm
Good Luck Faking the Goiter
During a visit from Melanie's secretive son, she invades his privacy and learns a little too much about him. Guest Stars: Joe Jonas, Dave Foley.
TV-PG
8:12pm
Pilot
Three best friends from Los Angeles discover they are 'hot' in Cleveland. Guest Star: John Schneider
TV-PG
Wednesday
May 27
10:00pm
Hot in Cleveland: Hot Damn!
The cast and crew talk about their favorite episodes, bloopers and behind the scenes moments after six seasons of Hot in Cleveland.
TV-PG
Thursday
May 28
1:00am
Hot in Cleveland: Hot Damn!
The cast and crew talk about their favorite episodes, bloopers and behind the scenes moments after six seasons of Hot in Cleveland.
TV-PG