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All About Nancy McKeon
Born Nancy Justine McKeon on April 4, 1966, the actress known as Nancy McKeon began her acting career at a very young age; at the age of two years old, to be exact. After performing in several television commercials, Nancy McKeon got her big break in 1980 when she was chosen to fill the role of “Jo Polnichek” on the popular television sitcom The Facts of Life. Nancy McKeon remained on The Facts of Life for eight years, until its cancellation in 1988. She then took a bit of a hiatus from acting, only to reappear on television in 1995’s Can’t Hurry Love. Nancy’s next hit television series was The Division, which ran on the Lifetime Television network from 2001 to 2004. Aside from her acting career, Nancy has also provided the voices for a few popular animated characters and has appeared in television movies, films and mini-series. Today, Nancy is married mother of two living in Austin, Texas. The following links will explore Nancy McKeon’s personal history, photos and videos, television and movie credits, fan tribute sites, and more recent articles on what she’s been doing in the past few years.
- Nancy McKeon Biography – Biography.com produced this succinct yet comprehensive biography of the actress, which was also featured as a television special.
- Nancy McKeon IMDB – Nancy McKeon’s listing on Internet Movie Database includes basic biographical information, her filmography, a few quotes, and message boards devoted to the actress.
- Nancy McKeon- Filmbug – Basic biographical facts and a filmography of Nancy McKeon’s credits are included here.
- Nancy McKeon Overview – MSN Movies – Nancy McKeon’s movies are included on this site, as well as a short biography and links to other actors and actresses with whom she’s worked over the years.
Nancy Justine McKeon was born on April 4, 1966 in Westbury, New York. Her family relocated to California in the mid-1970s when her brother Phillip won a role playing the character “Tommy” on the television sitcom Alice. Nancy also continued to pursue acting roles in television commercials and on soap operas in California, and also landed voice roles in animated series and specials. Nancy is most famous for her role as “Jo Polnichek” on television’s The Facts of Life. She has starred in television series, made-for-TV movies, and feature films, but has always been best remembered as her original character, “Jo”. Nancy McKeon married key grip Marc Andrus in 2003, and gave birth to their daughter Aurora in March 2004 and to another daughter, named Harlow, in 2006.
- WDW Story: Nancy McKeon – The website “Who’s Dated Who” features a short biography of Nancy McKeon, as well as information on her husband and children.
- “Connie Munroe” - Sonny With a Chance – This site features past and present day biographical information, focusing on Nancy McKeon’s latest role in the Disney Channel series Sonny with a Chance as “Connie Munroe”, Sonny’s mother.
- Nancy McKeon Astrology and Birth Chart – This website features Nancy McKeon’s biography correlated with her birth chart, horoscope and other astrological information.
Photos and Videos
There are many photos of Nancy McKeon that can be found all over the Internet. Some of these images are of Nancy McKeon as a young child actress, while others follow her as she matured and went on to star in television and film roles as an adult. Video clips of Nancy McKeon are also available on the Internet; some may be clips of Nancy’s different acting roles. Some of the following websites include images of Nancy, clips of Nancy’s television and movie roles. Others feature full-length episodes of some television series in which Ms. McKeon starred, including clips of The Facts of Life.
- Nancy McKeon Photo Gallery – Maintained by a fan, this website features photos of Nancy McKeon throughout her career, tracing her life from childhood to the present day.
- Nancy McKeon Images – Images of Nancy McKeon found all over the Internet have been collected here, from sites including Google, Yahoo and Flickr.
- Nancy McKeon Pics – This website balances photos of Nancy McKeon throughout her career with basic biographical information and facts on her life and acting career.
- Nancy McKeon Photos – A total of 33 photos of various sizes of Nancy McKeon are included here, spanning her entire life and career.
- Happy Birthday Nancy McKeon – A photo of Nancy McKeon along with her former The Facts of Life costars Lisa Whelchel and Mindy Cohn is included here to celebrate the actress’ 44th birthday in April 2010.
- WireImage: Nancy McKeon - A total of 93 images of Nancy McKeon with various other actors and actresses with whom she has appeared over the years; including actor/former boyfriend Michael J. Fox and actor/brother Phillip McKeon are included on this site.
Television and Movie Credits
Nancy McKeon has been in four major films and has held approximately 40 television roles throughout her career, including series, movies and mini-series. Nancy McKeon has proven herself to be quite a versatile actress who can move from comedy to drama easily. She has also provided the voices for animated characters and has appeared in episodes of the ABC Weekend Special.
One of Ms. McKeon’s greatest acting attributes, according to her fellow actors, is her ability to cry on command. While Nancy McKeon’s most famous role remains her character, “Jo Polnichek” on The Facts of Life, modern-day audiences may recognize her better as Sonny’s mother, “Connie Munroe”, on the Disney Channel’s television series Sonny with a Chance. In addition to starring and supporting roles, Nancy McKeon has won many awards for both her television and movie acting skills over the years, including Young Artist Awards, TV Land Awards, Prism Awards and the Marco Island Film Festival.
- Style and Substance – An Episode Guide – This website features information on the CBS television show Style and Substance, which aired in 1998 and starred Nancy McKeon as “Jane Sokol”.
- The Division – A crime drama on Lifetime Television for Women, The Division aired from 2001 to 2004. Nancy McKeon played the role of Inspector “Jinny Extead”.
- Nancy McKeon on the Facts of Life Site – This website is devoted to Nancy McKeon’s years on the television sitcom The Facts of Life, which spanned her career from ages 15 to 23. It also includes character information on her character, “Jo Polnichek”, and present day information on what Nancy McKeon is currently doing.
- Nancy McKeon Film and TV Credits – A complete, comprehensive listing of Nancy McKeon’s film and television credits is included on this website.
- Nancy McKeon on Yahoo! Movies – A short biography, links to some of Nancy McKeon’s television movies and feature films, and images are included here.
- Nancy McKeon Filmography – A complete filmography of Nancy McKeon’s television and film roles, a short biography and information on other actresses and actors with whom she’s worked are included on this website.
- Moviefone: All About the Works of Nancy McKeon – This website features a short biography of Nancy McKeon as well as a filmography listing both her television roles; including both television series and made for television movies and feature film/movie credits.
- Nancy McKeon Credits – Basic biographical information is balanced with a listing of Nancy McKeon’s film and television credits on this website. Nancy also has directing credits to her name.
- The Facts of Life Episodes Online – Hulu.com maintains this website, which features 22 complete episodes and 13 video clips of the 1980s hit sitcom The Facts of Life, in which Nancy McKeon played the character “Jo Polnichek”.
- Interview from Entertainment Tonight – YouTube hosts this video clip of Nancy McKeon, Mindy Cohn and Lisa Whelchel discussing their roles on The Facts of Life.
- Schoolboy Father – This website is devoted to the ABC Afterschool Special Schoolboy Father, which starred Nancy McKeon as Lucy Twineing and Rob Lowe, and aired in 1980.
- Category 6: Day of Destruction – This CBS mini-series starring Nancy McKeon aired in 2007 and focused on a natural disaster. Ms. McKeon played television journalist Amy Harkin.
- Nancy McKeon: Voice Actor Profile – A comprehensive listing of all of the voice roles that Nancy McKeon has provided over the years, for animated shows including Scruffy and The Trouble with Miss Switch, is included here.
- Where The Day Takes You – This film from 1992 is about teenage runaways trying to survive on the streets of Los Angeles and starred Nancy McKeon as Vikki. The entire movie can be watched instantly at this Netflix site.
- Teresa’s Tattoo – This 1994 film combined action, comedy and crime drama and starred Nancy McKeon as Sara. It is available for purchase on Amazon.com.
- The Wrong Woman – This site features a short video trailer for a 1995 television film starring Nancy McKeon as a woman who is framed for murder.
- “The Crying Child” Episode of Starsky & Hutch – This site includes information on the 1977 Starsky & Hutch episode in which Nancy McKeon played “Vikki Meyer” and later came to the attention of the casting director of The Facts of Life.
- Return to Fantasy Island – This television movie from 1978 starred Nancy McKeon as “Ann”.
- The Facts of Life – The Complete Third Season – This site offers a DVD review of the third season of The Facts of Life, in which Nancy McKeon portrayed Jo Polnichek, and purchasing information.
- Firefighter – This review from The New York Times is of Nancy McKeon’s 1986 television movie, in which she played “Cindy Fralick”, the first female member of the Los Angeles Fire Department. Ms. McKeon also co-produced this movie.
- Strange Voices – Video clips from this 1987 made-for-television movie are included here. Nancy McKeon portrayed a schizophrenic in the movie.
- A Cry for Help: The Tracey Thurman Story – This website features video clips from Nancy McKeon’s acclaimed 1989 television movie in which she played a woman whose husband abused her.
- Lightning Field is no Rosemary’s Baby – An article from the Los Angeles Times on the 1991 television movie Lightning Field, which aired on the USA Network and featured Nancy McKeon as a pregnant housewife having psychic visions.
- Baby Snatcher- The official website for this 1992 Lifetime Television Movie, which featured Nancy McKeon includes a synopsis and listing of when the movie will next air on television.
- The Other Side of Life – An article and interview from EW.com from 1992 that discusses Nancy McKeon’s early career and what she was doing at that time.
- In My Sister’s Shadow Synopsis – This article on Fandango.com is on the 1999 CBS television movie “In My Sister’s Shadow.” Nancy McKeon played florist “Joan Connor” who was attracting the attention of her sister’s psychotic ex-boyfriend.
- A Mother’s Gift – This 1995 Hallmark movie aired on the CBS television network and starred Nancy McKeon as a Nebraska farm wife struggling to raise a family and survive.
- Love, Honor and Obey: The Last Mafia Marriage – A video clip from this 1993 CBS television miniseries is included here. Nancy McKeon starred as mob wife Rosalie Profaci Bonanno.
- A New Fact in Nancy McKeon’s Life – This article/interview from the Los Angeles Times from 1995 discusses Nancy McKeon’s career and features information on the television series she was working on at that time, Can’t Hurry Love.
Present Day/Updates on Nancy McKeon
Many casual fans of Nancy McKeon may wonder what has happened to the talented actress in recent years. Fans, will be delighted to find that Ms. McKeon has rarely stopped working. She, of course, was famous for her role as “Jo Polnichek” in television’s The Facts of Life in the 1980s, then starred in a variety of television movies and series. Finally, she landed the role of Inspector “Jinny Extead” in Lifetime Television’s The Division, which ran for 88 episodes. Nancy McKeon took some time off to get married in 2003, and to give birth to daughters Aurora in 2004 and Harlow in 2006. Since 2009, Ms. McKeon has enjoyed success and has been seen regularly in the role of “Connie Munroe” on the Disney Channel’s Sonny with a Chance. The actress shows no signs of slowing down.
- Where Are They Now? – This website features information on Nancy McKeon’s television and movie roles, as well as an update of what she’s currently doing, with photos.
- Nancy McKeon Lands Role as Mom of Demi Lovato’s Character Sonny – This article includes information on Nancy McKeon’s latest role, as “Connie Munroe”, Sonny’s mother on the Disney Channel’s Sonny with a Chance.
- Comfort and Joy Movie Review – This website features a review of one of Nancy McKeon’s more recent movies, the holiday movie Comfort and Joy.
- Cast for The Last Mission – This movie which stars Nancy McKeon is currently in production. It is about B-17 bombers in World War II.
- The 10 Sexiest Tomboys- This listing from Newser.com features what most people agree are the 10 sexiest tomboys in television and the movies, with Nancy McKeon at the top of the list.
- Actress Nancy McKeon Expecting Second Child – This conversation piece on People.com includes information on when Nancy McKeon and her husband Marc Andrus were expecting their second child in 2006.
- Nancy McKeon TV Listings – TVGuide maintains this website featuring current and complete listings of dates and times when Nancy McKeon will be on television next, in shows such as Sonny With a Chance on the Disney Channel and Category 6: Day of Destruction on the Syfy channel.
- Sonny with a Chance - Disney Channel – The Disney Channel maintains this website all about their series Sonny with a Chance, on which Nancy McKeon currently stars as Sonny’s mother, “Connie Munroe”.
Fan or General Websites
It is amazing when one contemplates the number of fan websites that exist and the interest in Nancy McKeon’s career and personal life. For an actress who achieved her greatest fame in the 1980s, Ms. McKeon’s fans are still quite loyal, supportive, and interested in following up with this American Sweetheart. Many fan and general websites supporting Nancy McKeon can be found on the Internet. While some fans have favorite McKeon roles, such as Ms. McKeon’s role of “Jo Polnichek” on The Facts of Life, other fan websites feature information on other prominent and non-prominent roles Nancy McKeon has played, both on television and in the movies. All of the fans who have created and maintain these websites display a high level of appreciation and regard for the life and career of this fine actress.
- Nancy McKeon’s Unofficial Website – This fan-maintained website focused on Nancy McKeon features biographical information, a photo gallery, forum, links and more.
- Brian’s World of Nancy McKeon – A shorter fan website, this site includes basic biographical information and a short list of Nancy McKeon’s television credits.
- The Unofficial Nancy McKeon Home Page – A biography of Nancy McKeon along with her television credits, filmography and appearances she has made in periodicals and the media are all included here.
- Facebook Community Page for Nancy McKeon – Nancy McKeon’s fan page on Facebook is liked by 475 people. It features basic biographical information on the actress.
- Nancy McKeon’s Wikipedia Page – This page features comprehensive information on all aspects of Nancy McKeon’s life and career, including her biography, television and film roles, and awards she has won over the years.
- Nancy McKeon Quotes – This website maintains a list of quotes from Nancy McKeon. One example is, “Normally I don't watch myself, because I'm not very objective.”
- Fancy Nancy – The “approved” fan listing site for Nancy McKeon includes basic biographical information, rules to become a member, a members’ only area, and an affiliate area.
- Jo on The Facts of Life – This website is devoted to Nancy McKeon’s role as “Jo Polnichek” on The Facts of Life. It also includes her biography, filmography, videos, chat rooms and forums, and a blog on Ms. McKeon.
- Nancy McKeon Trivia, Quotes, Photos, Trailers and Video – Basic biographical information as well as television and movie credits, photos, quotes, and video clips of Nancy McKeon are included here.
- JC’s Nancy McKeon Site – Maintained by a Nancy McKeon fan, this website features biographical information, message boards, transcripts of interviews, sound and video clips, and more information about the actress.
- April Rain – Nancy McKeon Fan Page – A fan-maintained website, this myspace.com page includes a short biography, photos and video clips.
- Peek You – This website features a comprehensive listing of Nancy McKeon’s biographical information and television and film credits from across the Internet.
- Young Hollywood Hall of Fame – This website features child actors, including Nancy McKeon, along with their images and biographical information.
- A Bit About Nancy McKeon – Biographical information and a filmography of Nancy McKeon are included on this website.
- Nancy McKeon – About This Person – The New York Times maintains this website that compiles information from across the Internet, including biographical and film and television credits, on Nancy McKeon.