Nancy McKeon Bio
|Nancy Justine McKeon was born on 4th April 1966. She is an American actress best known for her role as Jo Polniaczek on the NBC sitcom The Facts of Life. Nancy McKeon was paired with dance pro Val Chmerkovskiy for season 27 of Dancing with the Stars on 5 September 2018. The reveal was announced on Good Morning America Wednesday after Chmerkovskiy, 32, teased the news on Instagram the night before.|
|Born||4 April 1966 (age 52 years), Westbury, New York, United States|
|Nancy McKeon Age||52 Years old as of 2018|
|Nancy McKeon Husband||Marc Andrus (2003–present)|
|Nancy McKeon Parents||Donald McKeon – Father
Barbara McKeon – Mother
|Nancy McKeon Daughters||2 Daughters, Aurora Andrus, Harlow Andrus|
|Nancy McKeon Net Worth||$6 million as of 2018|
Nancy McKeon Paired with Val Chmerkovskiy for Season 27 Dancing with the Stars.
On 5 September 2018, Nancy McKeon was paired with dance pro Val Chmerkovskiy for season 27 of Dancing with the Stars. The revelation was announced on Good Morning America Wednesday after Chmerkovskiy, 32, teased the news on Instagram the night before.
“He is awesome,” said McKeon. “He’s the most amazing partner, most patience than anybody I know, and I’m so lucky.”
— Good Morning America (@GMA) September 5, 2018
Nancy McKeon Family
While McKeon was on The Facts of Life, she and her parents Barbara McKeon Donald McKeon -Father and Barbara McKeon – Mother, were granted a private audience with Pope John Paul II.
Her older brother is actor Philip McKeon.
Nancy McKeon Biography and Acting Career
McKeon and her older brother Philip appeared in numerous commercials as teenagers. McKeon also appeared on the soap operas The Secret Storm and Another World. The two moved to Los Angeles in 1975, when Philip won the role of Tommy Hyatt and began appearing on the television series Alice with Linda Lavin.
In 1979, McKeon was noticed by a casting director for The Facts of Life from her performance in a Hallmark greeting cards advertisement, in which she was able to cry on cue.
In 1980, She was cast as tomboy Jo Polniaczek during the show’s second season when four of the first season’s cast, including Molly Ringwald, left the show. The role turned out to be her most famous as she portrayed the character throughout the series until the show was canceled in 1988. McKeon also provided the voice for many ABC Weekend Special cartoon characters, including the voice for Scruffy.
Following The Facts of Life, McKeon was courted by NBC executives for the title role in the TV sitcom adaptation of the 1988 film Working Girl; the character, played by Melanie Griffith in the movie, instead went to then unknown Sandra Bullock for the TV series. In 1994, both McKeon and Courteney Cox auditioned for the role of Monica Geller on Friends. The part went to the latter. When asked in interviews about the auditions, McKeon said, “I have no hard feelings. The role went to the right person. Courteney was brilliant. Now, I can’t see anybody playing the role, not even myself.” In 1995, she starred in her series, Can’t Hurry Love, which lasted one season. In 1998, she starred in a sitcom with Jean Smart titled Style & Substance. McKeon portrayed Inspector Jinny Exstead on the Lifetime police drama The Division from 2001 to 2004, with her pregnancy incorporated into the storyline of the last year of the series. From 2009 to 2010, McKeon appeared in a recurring role in the Disney Channel Original Series Sonny with a Chance, as Connie Munroe, the mother of Demi Lovato’s title character.
McKeon also starred in numerous made-for-TV movies throughout the 1980s and 1990s, including A Cry for Help: The Tracey Thurman Story, in which she portrayed the title role of Tracey Thurman, and The Wrong Woman, depicting a woman framed for killing her boss. In 2003, McKeon starred in the film Comfort and Joy.
Nancy McKeon Awards and nominations
Marco Island Film Festival
- 2000: Won, “Audience Award for Best Short Drama” – A Wakening
- 2000: Won, “Crystal Palm Award for Best Short Film” – A Wakening
- 2003: Nominated, “Best Performance in a Drama Series Episode” – The Division
- 2003: Nominated, “Best Performance in a Drama Series” – The Division
- 2004: Nominated, “Best Performance in a Drama Series Multi Episode Storyline” – The Division
TV Land Awards
- 2007: Nominated, “The ‘When Bad Teens Go Good’ Award” – The Facts of Life
Young Artist Awards
- 1982: Nominated, “Best Young Comedienne in Motion Picture or Television” – The Facts of Life
- 1983: Won, “Best Young Actress in a Television Special” – Please Don’t Hit Me, Mom
- 1983: Won, “Best Young Actress in a Movie Made for Television” – The Facts of Life Goes to Paris
- 1983: Won, “Best Young Actress in a Comedy Series” – The Facts of Life
- 1984: Nominated, “Best Young Actress in a Comedy Series” – The Facts of Life