Jennifer Mary 'Jenna' Elfman (born September 30, 1971) is an American television and film actress. She is best known for her roles as Dharma Freedom Finkelstein Montgomery on the - American television sitcom Dharma & Greg and as Anna Riley in the 2000 feature film Keeping the Faith. Elfman was born Jennifer Mary Butala in Los Angeles, California, the youngest daughter of three children, to Sue (Grace) Butala, a homemaker, and Richard Wayne Butala, a Hughes Aircraft executive. Her father's younger brother, Elfman's uncle, is Tony Butala, lead singer since 1958 of the American vocal trio The Lettermen. She is of Croatian ancestry on her father's side and was raised Roman Catholic. Taking ballet class since the age of five, Elfman became a classically trained ballet dancer and attended high school at the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts (LACHSA).
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