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Jan Maxwell

  • Birthplace: Fargo, North Dakota
  • Birthday: November 20
Date of passing: 
February 11, 2018

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Obituary: 

Jan Maxwell was an American actress.

She was a five-time Tony Award nominee and two-time Drama Desk Award winner.

Maxwell made her Broadway debut in 1989, as an understudy in the musical City of Angels. She received her first Tony nomination in 2005 for the musical Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Her other nominations were for Coram Boy in 2007, Lend Me a Tenor and The Royal Family both in 2010, and Follies in 2012.

Jan Maxwell was an American actress.

She was a five-time Tony Award nominee and two-time Drama Desk Award winner.

Maxwell made her Broadway debut in 1989, as an understudy in the musical City of Angels. She received her first Tony nomination in 2005 for the musical Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Her other nominations were for Coram Boy in 2007, Lend Me a Tenor and The Royal Family both in 2010, and Follies in 2012.

Her Tony nominations in two separate categories in 2010 made her only the fourth actress to achieve two nominations in a single year. Her 2012 nomination for Follies made her only the second actress to receive a Tony nomination in all four acting categories. Her other Broadway credits include Dancing at Lughnasa (1992), A Doll's House (1997), The Sound of Music (1998) and The Dinner Party (2001).

Maxwell appeared in television shows such as All My Children, One Life to Live, Gossip Girl, The Good Wife, Gotham, and Madam Secretary. From 1994-2003, she appeared in four episodes of the NBC drama Law & Order, each time as a different character..

Maxwell died February 11, 2018, in New York City, New York. She was 61.

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Jan Maxwell

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