Jenna Elfman - Biography

Last Modified: Nov 16, 2022

Jenna Elfman
Profession: Actress, Producer
Best Known For: Dharma & Greg (TV series), Fear the Walking Dead (TV series)
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: $12 million

Personal Details

Born on : September 30, 1971 (age 52)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Jennifer Mary Butala
Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, USA
Horoscope: Libra
Father's Name: Richard Butala
Mother's Name: Sue (Grace) Butala
Siblings: 2

Debbie Butala (sister)
Rick Butala (brother)

High School: Los Angeles County High School for the Arts
University: California State University, Northridge
Ethnicity: Multi-ethnic (Croatian, English, Scottish, German)
Nationality: American


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Married Date: February 18, 1995
Husband's Name: Bodhi Pine Elfman
Children: 2

Story Elias Elfman (son)
Easton Quinn Monroe Elfman (son)

Body Measurements

Height: 1.78 meter (5 feet 10 inch)
Weight: 63 kg (138.89 lb)
Hair Color: Blonde
Eye Color: Blue
Shoe Size: 11 US
Dress Size: 8 US
Breast Size: 35 inch
Waist Size: 28 inch
Hip Size: 36 inch
Bra Size: 35
Cup Size: B

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Who is Jenna Elfman?

Jenna Elfman is an actress, producer by profession, and American by nationality. She is well known for starring in Dharma & Greg, Fear the Walking Dead, Damages, and films Grosse Pointe Blank, Keeping the Faith, and Clifford's Really Big Movie.

Jenna Elfman – Age, Parents, Siblings

Jenna Elfman was born on September 30, 1971, in Los Angeles, California, USA. Her full name is Jennifer Mary Butala. Her mother Sue (Grace) Butala was a homemaker while her father Richard Butala worked as a Hughes Aircraft executive. She is not the only child of her parents and has two siblings – sister Debbie Butala, and brother Rick Butala.

Her uncle is Tony Butala, the lead singer of the American vocal trio The Lettermen.

young Jenna Elfman (Image: Instagram)

Education, Ethnicity

For education, Jenna Elfman attended St. Genevieve High School but later enrolled at the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts and graduated from the same. She went on to study at California State University, Northridge (CSUN). Elfman also studied ballet at Westside School of Ballet under full scholarship.

Her ethnicity includes Croatian, English, Scottish, and German.

Jenna Elfman – Boyfriend, Husband, Children, Divorce

Jenna Elfman met Bodhi Pine Elfman (born Bodhi Pine Saboff) during an audition for a Sprite commercial in February 1991. After four years of dating, they married on February 18, 1995. Her husband, who is of Jewish descent, is an actor and a Scientologist. Now, she too is a member of the Church of Scientology. Her father-in-law is Richard Elfman.

They have two children together- Story Elias Elfman (born 23 July 2007) and Easton Quinn Monroe Elfman (born 2 March 2010). There are no rumors of divorce.

Jenna Elfman, Bodhi Pine Elfma (Image: Undead Walking)

Jenna Elfman – Career

Early Days

Jenna Elfman began training in ballet at the age of 5 but later gave it up after a tendon separated from the bone. As a dancer she appeared in music videos for Depeche Mode’s Halo (1990), Anthrax’s Black Lodge (1995), Chris Isaak’s Somebody's Crying (1995), and toured with the rock band ZZ Top in 1994 as a "Legs Girl." She eventually began appearing in television commercials.

Her debut TV role was in an episode of the TV series Murder, She Wrote (1992). This was followed by episode(s) of the TV series The George Carlin Show (1994), Townies (1996), NYPD Blue (1996), The Single Guy (1997), etc. In 1997 she was cast as the main character Dharma Freedom Finkelstein Montgomery in the TV sitcom Dharma & Greg. She portrayed the character for a total of 119 episodes, until 2002. This is considered her breakthrough role.

Films, Series

Over the years Jenna Elfman has appeared in an episode(s) of the TV series Courting Alex (2006), Accidentally on Purpose (2009-2010), Damages (2021), 1600 Penn (2012-2013), Growing Up Fisher (2014), Imaginary Mary (2017), Fear the Walking Dead (2018-present), Talking Dead (2018-present), among others.

Moreover, she has starred in the films Krippendorf's Tribe (1998), Town & Country (2001), Looney Tunes: Back in Action (2003), The Six Wives of Henry Lefay (2009), Friends with Benefits (2011), Barry (2016), etc.


On the set of Fear the Walking Dead, Jenna Elfman has worked with Garret Dillahunt, Colby Hollman, Mo Collins, Alexa Nisenson, and Brigitte Kali Canales.

Jenna Elfman in Fear the Walking Dead (Image: NME)

Jenna Elfman – Awards, Nominations

Over the years, Jenna Elfman has been nominated for American Comedy Awards (1999), Blockbuster Entertainment Awards (2001), Golden Globes (1998, 1999, 2000), Golden Apple Awards (1998), Online Film & Television Association (1998, 1999), Primetime Emmy Awards (1998, 1999, 2000), Satellite Awards (2000, 2001, 2002, 2001), TCA Awards (1998), TV Guide Awards (1999, 2000, 2001), Viewers for Quality Television Awards (1998, 1999).

Among all the nominations, she has won two TV Guide Awards (1999, 2000), Golden Apple Awards (1998), and Golden Globes (1999).

Jenna Elfman – Net Worth, Salary

The net worth of Elfman is estimated to be around $12 million. The figure on her annual salary is not known.

Jenna Elfman – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On social media handles including Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, Jenna Elfman is followed by thousands of followers. She also has an official website-

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