Nancy McKeon

Nancy McKeon


4/4/1966, Westbury, NY

Birth Name

Nancy Justine McKeon


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Nancy McKeon was born in Westbury, New York on April 4, 1966. Her only sibling is an older brother named Philip, who is also an actor. She was born to Barbara and Don McKeon. The "Big Break" that every actor dreams of came along by accident for young…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Nancy was number 81 on vh1's, 100 Greatest Kid Stars: in 2005.

    • Nancy was considered for the part of Monica on the TV series, Friends in 1994. The role later went to Courteney Cox.

    • Nancy declined to participate in The Facts of Life Reunion in 2001.

    • Nancy has green eyes.

    • Nancy provided the voices for the animated show Puppy's Great Adventure.

    • When Nancy's brother Philip McKeon won a role on the TV series Alice, the family moved to Los Angeles.

    • Nancy and her brother modeled baby clothes for the Sears catalogue at the age of two, and she and her brother did over sixty-five commercials in seven years.

    • In 1989, Nancy who played Tracey Thurman in 'A Cry For Help: The Tracey Thurman Story' turned down the role three times before the director convinced her to do it. She felt she didn't have what it took to bring the character to life.

    • Nancy was considered for the part of Monica on Friends (1994). The role later went to Courteney Cox.

    • Nancy offered to direct a "Facts of Life Reunion" based on the girls getting together after "Jo's" death.

    • Nancy refused to do an up to date reunion of the "Facts of Life" She says she would not watch it so why should she be in it.

    • Nancy practices Martial Arts as a hobby to keep herself in shape and for relaxation.

    • Nancy was seen around town dating Michael J. Fox for a time, but ended the relationship due to a lack of common interests.

    • Nancy was cast for the role as the lead in "The Working Girl" series but left before production began. She was replaced by Sandra Bullock.

    • Nancy has a trademark in the film world. She is known for her brilliant green eyes.

    • Nancy is married to Marc Andrus. They married in 2003 and at 2008, are still together. They have one child, daughter Aurora, born on March 6, 2004.

    • Nancy is known for playing a weak and helpless character in most of the movies she appears in.

    • In the movie "Love, Honor & Obey: The Last Mafia Marriage" TV movie Nancy played Rosalie Profaci Bonanno in 1993. Nancy's father, Alex Rocco, in the movie also played her father in Facts of Life.

    • Nancy is in a film which was released in 2005 titled "Wild Hearts".

  • Quotes

    • Nancy: (on declining an offer to participate in "The Facts of Life" Reunion) I'm just not a fan of that kind of thing. I would not watch it, so why would I be in it? It's just never the same.

    • Nancy: (Discussing 'The Division) I hope we're put in the same league as other cop shows. Female or male, it's the same job. Hopefully we will be able to hold our heads up high and be considered among the best shows, like NYPD Blue.

    • Nancy McKeon: One person I've always wanted to work with who would be an amazing guest star would be James Earl Jones.

    • Nancy McKeon: I started working at the age of 2, doing commercials and modeling in New York.

  • It's a "Fact of Life"

    From the "Facts of Life" to movies that had Nancy playing an abused wife, Nancy played all of her characters with zest and dedication. Nancy played a detective on the show "The Division" that had a problem with alcohol. She played an abused house wife in the movie “A Cry for Help: The Tracey Thurman Story”. She did wonderful work in all she played. She is a great actress who should be used in more TV air time.moreless