Melora Diane Hardin is a famous American actress and singer who is popular across the world of soap opera for her role as Jan Levinson in the series named The Office and as Trudy Monk in the detective series named MONK. She recently has appeared in the series named Transparent with some recurring role. She was born in the year 1967, June 29th which makes her age 49 years at present. Her bio includes the following details.
She was born in the city of Houston situated at Texas. Her father’s name is Jerry Hardin who also was an actor in his days and her mother’s name is Diane who is a retired actress. She also has a sister whose name is Shawn Hardin. She was brought up in the city of San Francisco, at California after her family moved out there when she was only 4 years old. She attended middle school in San Francisco and then graduated from Sarah Lawrence College.
She started her career in acting through the television series named Thunder and then again appeared in numerous movies and television programs which included two episodes in the series named Little House On the Prairie and as Michele Pierson in the television movie named Little House. She acted as a baby in the 1988 television series named Dirty dancing and in two episodes of Quantum leap. She then co-starred in the dance movie named Lambada playing the character of Sandy.
She played the character of Christy Sullivan in the movie named Absolute Power and as Ross’ dirty talking love in the famous television series named Friends. She was originally cast as Jennifer Parker in the movie named Back to the Future but then was re-cast after the original Marty McFly was gone. She later got replaced by Claudia Wells after she was too tall to star along with Michael J. Fox.
She made her debut on Broadway as Roxie Hart in the revival of Chicago: The Musical in the year 2008. She then stayed in the show until 12th February 2009. She was cast as one of the major characters in OUTLAW where she played a powerful partner of some elite law firm and the main love interest of protagonist in the series which was played by Jimmy Smits. She played the role of Isabelle Palmer’s Mother, Nancy in the movie named An American Girl which was released in the year 2014.
She has sung national Anthem at the opening of Hockey Games of the Anaheim Ducks in the year 2010. She also has sung the Star Spangled banner on 2nd October 2011. She has been married to an actor as well as a writer named Gildart Jackson, her husband and the couple is blessed with two children. There have been some rumors that she and her partner were divorced but the fact is known only to the couple and the close ones.
She can be followed by her followers in her twitter and Instagram accounts; she keeps her account updated and she has over 16 thousand followers in her twitter account at present.