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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
May 7
4:21am
We Could Be Royals
Joy’s younger sister, Jill, comes to visit. Melanie helps Victoria write a children’s book. Elka and Mamie Sue welcome British royalty to Cleveland.
TV-PG
4:54am
About a Joy
Joy sees Bob in a new light when he helps Joy’s grandson deal with the school bully. Elka inspires Melanie to reconnect with a woman from her past. Victoria tries to keep up with her younger boyfriend.
TV-PG
Tuesday
May 10
4:27am
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
5:00am
Scandalous
Joy and Bob lead a damage control team to cover up the mayor’s death. Melanie tries to keep a reporter from getting the story. Elka meets one of the mayor’s mistresses. Victoria confronts a woman who gave her show bad reviews.
TV-PG
Wednesday
May 11
4:21am
Family Affair
The women take a DNA test and learn about their ancestries. Melanie pretends to be someone else when she meets a handsome relative. Victoria finds out she’s a Native American. Joy and Elka make a startling discovery.
TV-PG
4:54am
All Dolled Up
Elka is convinced that Bob’s gift to Joy is a voodoo doll. Melanie accidentally doses her boyfriend, Dane (William Baldwin) with estrogen. Victoria gets a visit from her agent (Garry Marshall)
TV-PG