Nancy Justine McKeon was born 4 April 1966, in Westbury, New York State, U.S.A. She is an actress, best known for playing the role of Jo Polniaczek from the sitcom “The Facts of Life”. She also played the character Jinny Extend at “The Division”.
How wealthy is Nancy Mckeon?
Due to early-2019, sources estimate a net worth that’s at $6 million, gained mostly through a prosperous career in acting. Nancy has also appeared in several movies and tv movies during her profession, and since she continues her jobs, it’s expected that her wealth could also continue to rise.
Very little is understood about Nancy’s childhood, her loved ones, and her schooling. It is understood that at a young age, she, alongside her older brother Philip started appearing in commercials, which led to the beginning of their respective acting careers.
She landed several soap opera projects, including”The Secret Storm” and”Another World”, which was a soap that focused less on the drama of national life and much more concerning the interaction between households of different classes and philosophies.
Eventually, she, together with her brother, transferred to Los Angeles when he was cast for a role in the series “Alice”. Her breakthrough came in 1979 when she was discovered by a casting director during the filming of a Hallmark greetings card advertising, which led her to become a cast in “The Facts of Life”, where she performed the role of Jo Polniaczek through the show’s second year.
She had been introduced into the show after four of its original cast members left, and this became one of her most notable characters, as she remained with the series until its cancellation in 1988.
Other Projects and The Division
While working for the A.B.C., she also did voice acting function, mainly voicing animation characters for its”A.B.C. Weekend Special”; she’s known to have uttered Scruffy in the animated film of the exact same name based on the book”Scruffy: The Tuesday Dog”. She was subsequently hired by A.B.C. for its sitcom version of “Working Girl”, which starred the then unidentified Sandra Bullock.
Back in 1995, she became the star of the series “Can’t Hurry Love” that was short-lived, being cancelled after a single season, and also her next significant job would arrive in 1998 at “Style & Substance”, starring alongside Jean Smart. Back in 2001, she played with inspector Jinny Exstead at the Lifetime series “The Division”, a police procedural play centred on feminine officers and detectives.
Following a seven-year absence by acting endeavours, it had been announced in 2018 that Nancy would compete at the 27th season of their reality dance contest “Dancing with the Stars”, which watched her paired with professional dancer Valentin Chmerkovskiy.
The series is that the U.S. version of the U.K. series “Strictly Come Dancing” and consists of numerous celebrities, each paired with an expert dancer, competing at pre-determined dances to acquire the judges’ points in addition to viewers votes.
For her private life, it is understood that McKeon married Marc Anders in 2003, about whom very little is known, and they have two kids together, now living in Austin, Texas.
She previously dated actor Michael J. Fox for three years after meeting on the set of “High School U.S.A.” During her fame “The Facts of Life”, she had been permitted to have a private audience with Pope John Paul II, in which she was later joined by her parents.
Nancy older brother is actor Philip McKeon, who rose to fame as the son of the title character in the sitcom “Alice”. Following the series, he only made periodic acting appearances in projects like”Sandman” and “Ghoulies IV”, but the sisters appeared at the movie “Teresa’s Tattoo” together. Meanwhile, Philip was the only one to first rise to the fame of these siblings. It was Nancy who continued to have consistent acting endeavours transitioning well into adult acting purposes.
Among other reasons, there’s quite limited information regarding Nancy due to the lack of a strong online presence. She doesn’t have accounts on any of the major social networking sites. The same can be said for her brother, about whom even less information is known, just photographs from his time as a kid actor.