This deal led to Elfman's starring role in the sitcom Dharma & Greg, which ran on ABC from 1997 to 2002. She won a Golden Globe Award for this role, and was nominated twice for an Emmy Award. In 1999, she co-hosted the Emmy Awards presentation with David Hyde Pierce.
In November 2005, CBS announced that the Elfman vehicle, Courting Alex would be a midseason replacement, premiering in January 2006. It was announced in May that the show did not get picked up, and was thus cancelled. However, CBS immediately inked a new development deal with Elfman to create a comedy vehicle, as reported in The Hollywood Reporter on June 2, 2006.
Jenna will guest star on the fourth season premiere of My Name Is Earl as a cheer team leader.
In 2005, she appeared at the Church of Scientology-affiliated Citizens Commission on Human Rights' controversial "Psychiatry: An Industry of Death museum grand opening and is described on the organization's website as a supporter.
In May 2006, Elfman visited her high school alma mater to urge students to set career goals and encourage them to persist in their chosen professions.
On May 24, 2006, she was the keynote speaker at the Human Rights Hero Award event in participation with the Scientology-affiliated groups Youth for Human Rights International and Artists for Human Rights (AFHR), an organization formed with the purpose of bringing artists together with the common cause of raising awareness of human rights around the world. The event took place in Washington, D.C. and was attended by members of Congress and the general public. Awards were presented to individuals who through their actions have brought about greater human rights.
Elfman donated her lip print for a limited edition U.S. postage stamp created by Zazzle to celebrate Valentine's Day in both 2007 and 2008. Proceeds for the "Kiss Stamps" went to support the programs of The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS).
On March 27, 2008, she and Charlie Sheen co-hosted the "New York Rescue Workers Detoxification Project" Charity Event at Geisha House in Hollywood, California.
As a criminal rehabilitation activist, Elfman has traveled to Washington D.C. to lobby for criminal reform. On April 5, 2007, she was awarded with the Goodwill Ambassador Award for her work in human rights and criminal rehabilitation at the Women Ambassadors Foundation 12th Annual Conference. On April 9, 2008, she was a guest at the signing of a new bill by U.S. President George W. Bush that aims to reduce prisoner recidivism, entitled the Second Chance Act of 2007 ().
|1997||Grosse Pointe Blank||Tanya|
|Can't Hardly Wait||The Angel||uncredited|
|Krippendorf's Tribe||Prof. Veronica Micelli|
|2000||The Tangerine Bear||Lorelei||voice|
|Keeping the Faith||Anna Riley|
|2001||Town & Country||Auburn|
|2003||Looney Tunes: Back in Action||Kate|
|2004||Clifford's Really Big Movie||Dorothy||voice|
|2005||Touched||Angela Martin||also Executive Producer|
|What's Hip, Doc?||Supermodel||voice|
|The Six Wives of Henry Lefay||Ophelia||post-production|
|Hanging Out Hooking Up Falling in Love||Darlene||filming|
BTW.(FRONT)(PAGE TWO\ CORRECTION: Elfman misquoted\ A Feb. 15 BTW item on Page 2 of the front section wrongly attributed to Jenna Elfman, a devout follower of Scientology, an explanation of her "duty to clear the planet" of body thetans, or space aliens.\ The source of the article, United Press International, now says Elfman's "clearing" remark refers to helping people rid themselves of negative emotions to create a world without insanity, criminality, or war.\ (correction published 3-1-05))(Column)
Feb 17, 2005; Byline: Compiled by Adam Malecek CORRECTION: Elfman misquoted. A Feb. 15 BTW item on Page 2 of the front section wrongly...