Jan Maxwell

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Jan Maxwell
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Maxwell in 2010
Born
Janice Elaine Maxwell[1]

(1956-11-20)November 20, 1956
Fargo, North Dakota, United States
DiedFebruary 11, 2018(2018-02-11) (aged 61)
Manhattan, New York, United States
Alma materMoorhead State University
OccupationActress
Years active1989–2016
Spouse(s)Robert Emmet Lunney
AwardsDrama Desk Award (2005, 2010)

Janice Elaine Maxwell (November 20, 1956 – February 11, 2018) was an American stage and television actress. She was a five-time Tony Award nominee and two-time Drama Desk Award winner (2005, 2010). She was born in Fargo, North Dakota.

Maxwell was known for her performance in the musical Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (2005) and Follies (2012). Her other Broadway credits include, Dancing at Lughnasa (1992), A Doll's House (1997), The Sound of Music (1998) and The Dinner Party (2001).

In television, Maxwell starred in The Divide (2014), The Good Wife (2014), and Gossip Girl (2009–2011). From 1994 to 2003, she appeared in four episodes of the NBC drama Law & Order, each time as a different character.

Maxwell died of leptomeningeal carcinomatosis complicated from breast cancer in New York City on February 11, 2018 at the age of 61.[2][3]

References[change | change source]

  1. Gates, Anita (12 February 2018). "Jan Maxwell, Celebrated Stage Actress, Is Dead at 61". The New York Times.
  2. McPhee, Ryan. "Jan Maxwell, a Five-Time Tony Award Nominee, Dies at 61" Playbill, February 11, 2018
  3. "Jan Maxwell Dies at 61" broadwayworld.com, February 11, 2018

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