First met ex-husband James Gunn at a script reading for The Specials (2000), which he wrote.
Took her first acting class with Sean Gunn (who stars as Kirk on WB's "Gilmore Girls" (2000)) at the age of six in St. Louis, Missouri. The class was taught by her mother, Anne Fischer. Jenna and Sean stayed in touch over the years and in October 2000 she married his brother, writer/director James Gunn The two are now divorced.
Connected to many "Jims" in her life - her father Jim Fischer, her ex-husband James Gunn, Jim Zulevic (who cast her in The Specials (2000) and subsequently introduced her to James), and finally (and more famously known), her TV counterpart Jim Halpert (played by John Krasinski).
Auditioned for the role of Sydney Bristow in "Alias" (2001), but was never called back. She later said, "They said they liked my acting, but I wasn't hot enough.
On "The Office" (2005), the characters are all put off by Angela's (Angela Kinsey) creepy preoccupation with cute pictures of cats. In real life, Fischer has admitted she is an enthusiast of the same thing.
Is best friends with "The Office" (2005) co-star, Angela Kinsey, and is Godmother to Kinsey's daughter, Isabel.
Returned to work 4 months after giving birth to her son Weston to resume filming "The Office" (2005).
Was 7 months pregnant with her son Weston when she took maternity leave from filming "The Office" (2005).
#37 in People Magazine's 100 Most Beautiful, 2006 issue.
Considered becoming a veterinarian due to her love for animals; ultimately opted for working with Kitten Rescue and being the proud owner of a dog and a cat (Andy, featured prominently with Jenna in 2006 issue of People Magazine's 100 Most Beautiful).
Fractured her back in four places after falling down a set of stairs at the NYC bar, Buddakan, on May 15, 2007.
Got engaged to Lee Kirk on June 30, 2009 and planning a Summer 2010 wedding in Los Angeles.
Jenna and her husband, Lee Kirk, are expecting their first child [May 14, 2011].
Along with her co-stars Owen Wilson, Christina Applegate and Alyssa Milano, Fischer is one of 4 actors from the film Hall Pass (2011) to become a first-time parent the same year the film was released.
Son, Weston Lee Kirk, was born on September 24, 2011.