In the 1980s, Wheeler (under her maiden name of Jakobson) briefly dabbled in voice acting on the animated series Silverhawks, where she provided all the female voices, specifically the high pitched, villainess Melodia, and the steadfast heroine, Steelheart/Emily Hart.
She auditioned for the role of Monica Geller, on the American sitcom Friends. Although she did not land that role, she was invited to play Janice Litman, a recurring character who was a frequent love interest of main character Chandler Bing.
She also auditioned for the role of Debra Barone, on the American sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond. Although she was the producers' choice, CBS ended up selecting Patricia Heaton. Instead, Wheeler played the recurring role of Debra's friend, Linda.
She had a star billing in the first season of Ellen. She appeared on the hit comedy Seinfeld, as one of Elaine's friends who is set up with George. She has appeared in many other TV roles, including Drake & Josh, ER, The X Files, The War at Home, Will & Grace, Jack and Jill, The Suite Life Of Zack And Cody and How I Met Your Mother.
She and her husband Daniel Wheeler have two daughters.
|1982||Soup for One||Nurse|
|1989||New Year's Day||Lucy|
|1998||The Parent Trap||Marva Kulp, Jr.|
|1990||L.A. Law||"The Good Human Bar"||Paula Lights|
|1991||Dream On||"So Funny I Forgot to Laugh"||Bonnie Decker|
|1992||Seinfeld||"The Fix Up"||Cynthia|
|1992||Civil Wars||"Mob Psychology"||N/A|
|1992||Doogie Howser, M.D.||"The Patient in Spite of Himself"||N/A|
|1993||Danger Theatre||"Phantom of Fashion"||Charlotte Rave|
|1994||The X-Files||"Born Again"||Detective Sharon Lazard|
|1995||Pride & Joy||"Terror at 30,000 Feet"||Flight attendant|
|1996||Everybody Loves Raymond||"I Love You"||Linda|
|1996||Everybody Loves Raymond||"Standard Deviation"||Linda|
|1997||Everybody Loves Raymond||"The Letter"||Linda|
|N/A||Batman: The Animated Series||"Joker's Millions"||Fake Harley|
|1998||Friends||"The One with All the Rugby"||Janice|
|1998||The Love Boat: The Next Wave||"True Course"||Cindy|
|1999||Friends||"The One with Chandler's Work Laugh"||Janice|
|1999||Everybody Loves Raymond||"The Will"||Linda|
|2000||Everybody Loves Raymond||"The Tenth Anniversary"||Linda|
|2000||Friends||"The One with Ross's Library Book"||Janice|
|2000||Friends||"The One with Unagi"||Voice of Janice|
|2001||Jack & Jill||"Crazy Like a Fox, Hungry Like the Wolf"||Kirsten Moss|
|2001||Jack & Jill||"Bag Full of Love"||Kirsten Moss|
|2002||Will & Grace||"Dyeing Is Easy, Comedy Is Hard"||Polly|
|2002||Justice League||"Fury: Part 1"||Voice of Antiope|
|2002||Friends||"The One With the Infertility Test"||Janice|
|2002||Justice League||"Fury: Part 2"||Voice of firefighter|
|2002||Friends||"The One Where Rachel Has the Baby: Parts 1 & 2"||Janice|
|2002||Everybody Loves Raymond||"Counseling"||Linda|
|2002||Everybody Loves Raymond||"Who Am I?"||Linda|
|N/A||Pepper Ann||"The Great Beyond"||Voices of Lady Astor and veterinarian|
2. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0923909/bio Maggie Wheeler's biography at The Internet Movie Database.