FRASIER actress and Essex legend Jane Leeves is unrecognizable decades after she rose to stardom as Daphne Moon in the hit ’90s comedy.
Since then, the 62-year-old actor has had an extremely successful career, starring in numerous hit series and blockbuster films.
Most recently, Jane played orthopedic surgeon Kit Voss on the Fox medical series The Resident, joining the cast in 2018 for the entire six seasons.
Earlier this year, it was announced that the series would not be returning for a seventh season due to repeated low ratings.
Mother-of-two, Jane rose to international fame when she took on the role of quirky Mancun psychic Daphne Moon in Kelsey Grammar’s Cheers spinoff Frasier.
Daphne was the physical therapist who Frasier’s father, Marty Crane, played by John Mahoney, lived with, and the initially oblivious lover of his brother Niles, played by David Hyde Pierce.
The series executives were so keen on keeping Jane that the writers incorporated her pregnancy into season eight, as well as her weight gain as a result of her character’s stress from her relationship with Niles.
By the end of Frasier, the actress had been nominated for multiple awards for her talent on the show.
Last year it was announced that the long-running hit streak would be restarted. The release date is planned for October 2023.
Jane is married to Marshall Coben, an executive at CBS Paramount Television and his network is connected to the producers of the new episode of Frasier.
She had previously said she wouldn’t be leaving The Resident if filming Frasier collided with it, but now that they’re done the door is wide open.