Jolyn Christine Heutmaker, known professionally as Josie Bissett (born October 5, 1970), is an American actress best known for her role as Jane Mancini on the television series Melrose Place. A native of Seattle, Washington, Bissett began her career in front of the camera at the age of 12 as a model in print advertisements and television commercials. At 16, she left home and moved to Japan to further her career. At 17, she headed to Hollywood. In early 1990, Bissett played a recurring role on the sitcom The Hogan Family for two seasons. In 1992, she was cast as fashion designer Jane Andrews-Mancini on the primetime soap opera Melrose Place. Bissett remained with the series for four and a half seasons until halfway through the 1996-97 season when she suffered a real-life miscarriage.
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