Jane Moore Sibbett (born November 28, 1962) is an American actress and comedian. Her most notable roles include Heddy Newman on the Fox television series Herman's Head, and as Ross Geller's first former wife, Carol Willick, on the NBC sitcom Friends.
Jane Moore Sibbett
November 28, 1962
Berkeley, California, U.S.
|Alma mater||University of California, Los Angeles|
Karl Fink (m. 1992–2016)
Sibbett was born in Berkeley, California, the youngest of five children. She was raised on Alameda Island, in the San Francisco Bay. She is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles, where she became a member of the California Delta chapter of Pi Beta Phi, an international women's fraternity.
Sibbett started her acting career as Jane Wilson on the NBC soap opera Santa Barbara in 1986-87, for which she was nominated for a Best Newcomer Soap Opera Digest Awards. In 1989, she won the role of Laurie Parr on the CBS comedy The Famous Teddy Z, co-starring with Jon Cryer and Alex Rocco. The series lasted one season. In 1991, Sibbett was cast as status-conscious bombshell Heddy Newman on the Fox sitcom Herman's Head, which quickly gained a cult following on the young broadcast network and lasted three seasons. Beginning in 1994, she played the occasional role of Carol Willick on Friends, a part-time stint that lasted until the end of the show's seventh season in 2001. During her Friends association, Sibbett had regular roles on the short-lived CBS sitcom If Not for You (1995), playing the jilted fiancée of her former Herman's Head co-star Hank Azaria, and in the second season of The WB's Nick Freno: Licensed Teacher (1997–98), playing school headmaster Dr. Katherine Emerson.
Sibbett has appeared in more than 200 episodes of multiple TV series, including 21 Jump Street and The Nanny. She starred in the 1998 movie Noah alongside Tony Danza and Wallace Shawn as well as in 1998's The Second Arrival, alongside Patrick Muldoon and Michael Sarrazin. She appeared in Dan O'Bannon's 1992 film The Resurrected. She co-starred with Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen in It Takes Two (1995), and the telefilm, Au Pair (1999).
Sibbett has been directing theater in Hawaii, with two sold out years of One Billion Rising and Eve Ensler's play The Vagina Monologues at The Kahilu Theatre on Hawaii Island. Sibbett's new play, SHE'ISLAND, co-written by the women of Hawaii Island opened in April 2016, also at the Kahilu Theatre.
In 1992, Sibbett married Karl Fink, a TV writer and producer who worked on the first two seasons of Herman's Head. Fink and Sibbett divorced in January 2016. They have three children, Ruby (b. 1992), Kai (b. 1994), and Violet (b. 2000).
|1985||Promises to Keep||Libby|
|1986||One Terrific Guy||Donna Cumberland|
|1988||Going to the Chapel||Jude|
|1988||Miracle at Beekman's Place||Alex Peterson|
|1995||It Takes Two||Clarice Kensington|
|1997||Just in Time||Brenda Hyatt|
|1998||The Second Arrival||Bridget Riordan|
|1999||Au Pair||Vivian Berger|
|1999||Sealed with a Kiss a.k.a. First Comes Love||Christina Ethridge|
|2004||A One Time Thing||Casey Hill|
|2005||Once Upon a Christmas|
|2005||Buffalo Dreams||Blaine Townsend|
|2006||A Merry Little Christmas||Madeline Bridges|
|2008||Pretty Little Devils||Mrs. Whittington|
|2016||Jessica Darling's It List||Mrs. Darling|
|1985||Scarecrow and Mrs. King||Shawna||1 episode|
|1986||The Fall Guy||Girl||1 episode|
|1987||Santa Barbara||Jane Wilson||50 episodes|
|1988||My Two Dads||Ashley Bokowski||1 episode|
|1988||Cheers||Kim Cooperman||1 episode|
|1989||21 Jump Street||Louise||1 episode|
|1989–1990||The Famous Teddy Z||Laurie Parr||20 episodes|
|1990||Jake and the Fatman||Dana Ashford||1 episode|
|1991||Quantum Leap||Diane Frost||1 episode|
|1992||Likely Suspects||-||1 episode|
|1994||Burke's Law (1994 series)||Meg Harden||1 episode|
|1991–1994||Herman's Head||Heddy Newman||72 episodes|
|1991–1994||The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr.||Dianna Grayson||1 episode|
|1995||Matlock||A.D.A. Katie Clark||1 episode|
|1995||If Not for You||Melanie||7 episodes|
|1996||Touched by an Angel||Emily Houghton||1 episode|
|1997||The Nanny||Morgan Faulkner/Marcy Feldman||1 episode|
|1997–1998||Nick Freno: Licensed Teacher||Dr. Katherine Emerson||21 episodes|
|1999||It's Like, You Know...||Erika||1 episode|
|1994–2001||Friends||Carol Willick||15 episodes|
|2001||Sabrina, the Teenage Witch||Robin Davis||1 episode|
|2002||Ally McBeal||Beth Herman||1 episode|
|2002||Once and Again||Jeannine Blue||2 episodes|
|2006||What About Brian||Tracy||1 episode|
|2007||Out of Jimmy's Head||Ms. Shank||1 episode|
- "The Birth of Jane Sibbett". The California Birth Index. Retrieved December 20, 2017.
- "Jane Sibbett Biography". Metacritic. Retrieved December 20, 2017.
- "Famous members". Pi Beta Phi. Retrieved December 20, 2017.
- List of Soap Opera Digest Awards
- Tom Jicha (September 7, 1991). "Fox Network Should Hang `Herman`s Head` In Shame". Sun-Sentinel. Retrieved 2013-06-06.
- Hal Hinson (November 17, 1995). "'It Takes Two'". The Washington Post. Retrieved 2013-06-06.
- Leonard Klady (November 19, 1995). "Review: "It Takes Two"". Variety. Retrieved 2013-06-06.
- "Au Pair (1999)". AllRovi. Retrieved 2013-06-06.
- "Jane Sibbett: Credits". TV Guide. Retrieved 2013-06-06.
- "About". Jane's Dancing Hands. Retrieved December 20, 2017.