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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

Thursday
June 30
4:30am
Fast and Furious
At a spa retreat, Joy tests her sleuthing skills on a suspicious Yogi. Victoria learns what being a responsible friend means. Mamie confronts Elka's bossiness. Melanie hallucinates while fasting. Guest Star: Georgia Engel
TV-14
5:00am
What Now, My Love?
Victoria's movie is ending and she's unsure where that leaves her relationship with Emmet. Melanie wonders where her relationship with Alec is going. Joy uncovers something mysterious about Elka. Guest stars:Dave Foley
TV-PG
Friday
July 1
4:21am
It's Alive!
When Elka and Mamie's illegal business activities put them all in danger, the ladies step in to save the day and end up getting help from a local mobster and his mother. Guest Stars: Georgia Engel, Shirley Jones, William Shatner
TV-PG
Saturday
July 2
4:21am
Canoga Falls
Victoria's sister tricks her into coming home for a visit. She and the ladies find her mother Penny in an alarming state. Joy and Melanie re-visit the '70s. Elka gives Penny advice. Guest Stars: Jean Smart, Carol Burnett
TV-PG
4:54am
The Proposal
Between Victoria's five marriages and Emmet's four, Emmet enlists the ladies' help in finding a surprising way to propose, but Victoria is not the only one in for a surprise.
TV-PG
5:27am
Pony Up
Victoria acts as a spokesmodel and inadvertently commits to a very generous donation on national TV. Joy works with private investigator, Bob, and reunites with hot Brony fireman, Sean. Guest Stars: Eddie Cibrian, Dave Foley
TV-PG
6:00am
No Glove, No Love
The ladies try to make Wilbur's first birthday memorable and Melanie and Alec contemplate what it would be like to have a family together.
TV-PG
6:36am
The Fixer
Melanie rebounds with the unsavory Danny but is soon juggling two men, including blast from the past: Dr. Everett. Victoria hires a shady lawyer for Emmet. Joy and Elka compete in film class.Guest Stars: Tom Arnold, Jack Wagner
TV-PG