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Nancy McKeon

Biography

Played difficult girl Jo within the NBC television series THE REALITY of Life and made an appearance in The Division. She made an appearance in a industrial for Hallmark credit cards and was found out from the casting movie director on her behalf breakout part in THE REALITY of Life. Through the 1980s, she dated Michael J. Fox and made an appearance on the cleaning soap operas THE TRICK Surprise and Another Globe. She wedded Marc Andrus in 2003 as well as the few later on welcomed two daughters. She starred with Kim Areas in THE REALITY of Life.

Quick Facts


Full Name Nancy McKeon
Date Of Birth April 4, 1966
Place Of Birth Long Island, NY
Height 1.68 m
Profession TV Actress
Nationality American
Spouse Marc Andrus
Children Aurora Andrus, Harlow Andrus
Parents Donald McKeon, Barbara McKeon
Siblings Philip McKeon
Awards Young Artist Award for Best Young Actress in a Comedy Series, Young Artist Award for Best Young Actress in a Movie Made for Television, Audience Award, Young Artist Award for Best Young Actress in a Television Special
Nominations Young Artist Award for Best Young Comedienne - Motion Picture or Television, TV Land "When Bad Teens Go Good" Award, PRISM Award for Performance in a Drama Series Multi Episode Storyline, PRISM Award for Performance in a Drama Series
Movies A Cry for Help: The Tracey Thurman Story, Comfort and Joy, Strange Voices, High School U.S.A., Baby Snatcher, Category 6: Day of Destruction, Love, Honor & Obey: The Last Mafia Marriage, Poison Ivy, Where the Day Takes You, The Wrong Woman, This Child Is Mine, Love Begins, A Mother's Gift, Wild Hearts, Teresa's Tattoo, The Facts of Life Goes to Paris, The Facts of Life Down Under, A Question of Love, Just Write, The Facts of Life Reunion, Firefighter, Return to Fantasy Island, In My Sister's Shadow, A Wakening, The Lightning Incident, Category 6: Day Of Destruction 2, Overload
TV Shows Category 6: Day of Destruction, The Division, Style & Substance, Can't Hurry Love, One to Grow On, The Facts of Life, The Puppy's Further Adventures, The Scooby & Scrappy-Doo/Puppy Hour, Stone
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#Fact
1She was in a previous relationship with Platinum Blonde lead singer Mark Holmes.
2Austin, Texas: Living on a ranch, with her husband, Marc Andrus, and their daughters, Aurora Andrus and Harlow Andrus. [2010]
3Was good friends with singer Michael Damian in the 1980s.
4Remains good friends with her The Facts of Life (1979) co-star Lisa Whelchel.
5At age 40, she gave birth to her second child, daughter Harlow Andrus, at the end of December 2006.
6Was number 81 on vh1's The Greatest: 100 Greatest Kid Stars (2005)
7Lived, for a time, in Kansas City, Missouri.
8She became a mother when she gave birth to her first child, a daughter named Aurora, on March 6, 2004.
9Was considered for the part of Monica on Friends (1994). The role later went to Courteney Cox.
10Practiced a form of martial arts.
11Declined to participate in The Facts of Life Reunion (2001) because, "I'm just not a fan of that kind of thing. I would not watch it, so why would I be IN it? It's just never the same." She did, however, offer to direct a movie which would have dealt with the girls reuniting after Jo's death. She later said that she was joking.
12Younger sister of Philip McKeon.
13Was cast as the lead in the TV show Working Girl (1990), but left before production started. She was replaced by Sandra Bullock.


Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Love Begins2011TV MovieMillie (as Nancy Mckeon)
Sonny with a Chance2009-2010TV SeriesConnie Munroe
Without a Trace2007TV SeriesGail Sweeney
Wild Hearts2006TV MovieEmily
Category 6: Day of Destruction2004TV MovieAmy Harkin
The Division2001-2004TV SeriesInspector Jinny Exstead
Comfort and Joy2003TV MovieJane Berry
Touched by an Angel1999TV SeriesRachel Waters
In My Sister's Shadow1998TV MovieJoan Connor
Style & Substance1998TV SeriesJane Sokol
Just Write1997Bride
Can't Hurry Love1995-1996TV SeriesAnnie O'Donnell
The Wrong Woman1995Melanie
A Mother's Gift1995TV MovieMargaret Deal
Teresa's Tattoo1994Sara
Love, Honor & Obey: The Last Mafia Marriage1993TV MovieRosalie Profaci Bonanno
Baby Snatcher1992TV MovieKaren Williams
Where the Day Takes You1991Vikki
Lightning Field1991TV MovieMartha
The Hitchhiker1990TV SeriesDawn Wilder
A Cry for Help: The Tracey Thurman Story1989TV MovieTracey Thurman
The Facts of Life1980-1988TV SeriesJo Polniaczek / Frizzo
Strange Voices1987TV MovieNicole Glover
The Facts of Life Down Under1987TV MovieJoanne 'Jo' Polniaczek
Firefighter1986TV MovieCindy Fralick
This Child Is Mine1985TV MovieKimberly Downs
Poison Ivy1985TV MovieRhonda Malone
High School U.S.A.1983TV MovieBeth Franklin
The Puppy's Further Adventures1983TV SeriesDolly (1983) (voice)
Dusty1983TV MovieSlugger
The Facts of Life Goes to Paris1982TV MovieJoanne 'Jo' Polniaczek
The Scooby and Scrappy-Doo Puppy Hour1982TV SeriesDolly (voice)
Pac Preview Party1982TV MovieDolly (voice, uncredited)
ABC Weekend Specials1979-1982TV SeriesDolly / Ameila Matilda Daley / Scruffy / ...
Alice1978-1981TV SeriesKimberly / Girl Orphan
Thundarr the Barbarian1980-1981TV SeriesTai Tye
Please Don't Hit Me, Mom1981TV MovieNancy Parks
ABC Afterschool Specials1980TV SeriesLucy Twining
Stone1979-1980TV SeriesJill Stone
Stone1979TV MovieJill Stone
The Love Boat1979TV SeriesPenny Barrett
Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo1979TV SeriesAdditional Voices (voice)
A Question of Love1978TV MovieSusan Moreland
Fantasy Island1978TV SeriesAnn
Starsky and Hutch1977TV SeriesVikki Mayer

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Division2002-2003TV Series 2 episodes
A Wakening1999Short

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A Wakening1999Short producer
Can't Hurry Love1995TV Series producer
Strange Voices1987TV Movie co-executive producer
Firefighter1986TV Movie producer

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A Wakening1999Short writer

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Home & Family2016TV SeriesHerself
The 9th Annual TV Land Awards2011TV SpecialHerself
Good Morning America2011TV SeriesHerself
Biography2010TV Series documentaryHerself
E! True Hollywood Story2006TV Series documentaryHerself
Today2006TV SeriesHerself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show2001-2002TV SeriesHerself
Lauren Hutton and...1995TV SeriesHerself
Golden Globes 50th Anniversary Celebration1994TV MovieHerself
One on One with John Tesh1992TV SeriesHerself
The Wil Shriner Show1987TV SeriesHerself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1985TV SeriesHerself
Battle of the Network Stars XVIII1985TV SpecialHerself - NBC Team
One to Grow On1985TV Series shortHerself
NBC Special Treat1983TV SeriesHerself - Host
Battle of the Network Stars XIV1983TV SpecialHerself - NBC Team
Battle of the Network Stars XII1982TV SpecialHerself - NBC Team
The Regis Philbin Show1981-1982TV SeriesHerself
The New Battlestars1981TV SeriesHerself
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade1981TV MovieHerself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Entertainment Tonight2015TV SeriesHerself
Sonny with a Chance: Sonny's Big Break, Volume 12009VideoConnie Munroe
50 Cutest Child Stars: All Grown Up2005TV Movie documentaryHerself
Candid Camera: 5 Decades of Smiles2005VideoHerself
Biography2005TV Series documentaryJoanne 'Jo' Polniaczek in 'The Facts of Life'

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2000Audience AwardMarco Island Film FestivalBest Short DramaA Wakening (1999)
2000Crystal Palm AwardMarco Island Film FestivalBest First Short FilmA Wakening (1999)
1983Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Young Actress in a Movie Made for TelevisionThe Facts of Life Goes to Paris (1982)
1983Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Young Actress in a Television SpecialPlease Don't Hit Me, Mom (1981)
1983Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Young Actress in a Comedy SeriesThe Facts of Life (1979)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2007TV Land AwardTV Land AwardsThe "When Bad Teens Go Good" AwardThe Facts of Life (1979)
2004Prism AwardPrism AwardsPerformance in a Drama Series Multi Episode StorylineThe Division (2001)
2003Prism AwardPrism AwardsPerformance in a Drama SeriesThe Division (2001)
2003Prism AwardPrism AwardsPerformance in a Drama Series EpisodeThe Division (2001)
1984Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Young Actress in a Comedy SeriesThe Facts of Life (1979)
1982Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Young Comedienne - Motion Picture or TelevisionThe Facts of Life (1979)


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#Quote
1[on Facts of Life] We went through puberty on camera. The audience saw us go through our ugliest times and come out all right.
2I don't really think that way. If I were to cross the river tomorrow, I'd think I had had as good a time here [on earth] as people could have. I'm enjoying the day and watching how things evolve. - Ambition
3"I hope we're put in the same league as other cop shows. Female or male, it's the same job. Hopefully, we will be able to hold our heads up high and be considered among the best shows, like NYPD Blue (1993)". -Discussing The Division (2001).
4I'm usually the victim, the one who gets beat on.


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