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Maggie Wheeler
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Role(s) Janice Litman Goralnik
Number of episodes 19
Gender Female
Date of birth 08/07/61

Maggie Wheeler (born Margaret Emily Jakobson on August 7, 1961) is an American actress.

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 Friends; although she did not land that role, she was invited to play Janice Litman Goralnik, a recurring character who was a frequent love interest of main character Chandler Bing.

She also auditioned for the role of Debra Barone in 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, How I Met Your Mother and Shake It Up.

In 1998, she appeared in the remake of Disney's The Parent Trap, playing the younger of a mother-daughter pair of camp counselors.

In 1997, Maggie voiced the fake Harley Quinn in an episode entitled Joker's Millions from the Emmy Award winning, Batman: The Animated Series.

In 2005, Wheeler starred opposite David DeLuise on the NBC pilot The Sperm Donor. Wheeler also provided the voice of Odile in Barbie's Swan Lake.

Personal lifeEdit

She was David Duchovny's long-time girlfriend, before he married Tea Leoni.

She and her husband Daniel Wheeler have two daughters.

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