Jane Leeves is an English film, stage and television actress, comedian, singer and dancer.
Leeves made her screen debut with a small role in 1983 on the popular British comedy television show The Benny Hill Show, and appeared as a dancer in Monty Python's The Meaning of Life. Leeves moved to the United States, where she performed in small roles. In 1986–1988, Leeves garnered her first leading role in the short-lived sitcom Throb and then secured a recurring part in the television sitcom Murphy Brown. In 1993 she achieved wider fame as Daphne Moon on the television sitcom Frasier for the entire run of the series, from 1993 until 2004, for which she was nominated for Emmy Awards and Golden Globe Awards during the show's run. She received further recognition for her performances in Miracle on 34th Street, James and the Giant Peach, Music of the Heart and The Event.
She has worked in television production, but beginning in June 2010, Leeves returned to acting, as Joy Scroggs on TV Land's sitcom Hot in Cleveland.