Jane was the original choice for Judy in Sleepaway Camp (1983), but turned it down because her death was too violent.
Attended Rutgers University Mason Gross School of the Arts where she first met her future "Ally McBeal" (1997) co-star Calista Flockhart.
Won Broadway's 2003 Tony Award as Best Actress (Featured Role - Musical) for playing Carla in the revival "Nine The Musical." She had previously been nominated in the same category in 1990 for "Grand Hotel, the Musical."
Won the 2006 Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Musical (as Miss Adelaide in "Guys and Dolls").
She learned how to perform on skates for her appearance in the roller-skating musical "Starlight Express" when she was a teenager. She kept the practice up and Tina Fey, who knew about it, wrote some skating scenes in for Jane in an episode of "30 Rock" (2006).
Returned to work 4 months after giving birth to her son Bennett to resume filming "30 Rock" (2006).
Was 8 months pregnant with her son Bennett when she took maternity leave from filming "30 Rock" (2006).
Engaged to clothing-designer Robert Godley [January 6, 2010].
Gave birth to her son Bennett Robert Godley, with fiancé Robert Godley, in New York City, weighing in at 7lbs 12oz (13 April 2011).
Announced she is expecting her first child with fiancé Robert Godley. [January 2011].