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Maggie Wheeler played Janice Litman-Goralnik, a recurring character who was a frequent love interest of Chandler Bing. She auditioned for the role of Monica Geller on Friends; although she did not land that role, she was offered a recurring role.

Margaret Emily "Maggie" Wheeler (née Jakobson; born 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 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 Hot In Cleveland.

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.

She has appeared in two Disney Channel shows - Shake It Up and I Didn't Do It. In I Didn't Do It, she appeared as a fortune teller in the penultimate episode of the series, the episode called "Bite Club".

Personal life[]

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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