Jane Sibbett

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Jane Sibbett
Born Jane Moore Sibbett
(1962-11-28) November 28, 1962 (age 53)
Berkeley, California U.S.
Alma mater University of California, Los Angeles
Occupation Actress
Years active 1985–present
Spouse(s) Karl Fink (1992–present; 3 children)

Jane Moore Sibbett (born November 28, 1962) is an American actress and producer. Her most notable roles include Heddy Newman on the Fox television series Herman's Head, and as Ross Geller's first ex-wife, Carol Willick, on the NBC sitcom Friends.


Sibbett started her acting career as Jane Wilson on the NBC soap opera Santa Barbara in 1986-87, for which she was nominated for a Best Newcomer Soap Opera Digest Awards.[1] In 1989, she won the role of Laurie Parr on the CBS comedy The Famous Teddy Z, co-starring with Jon Cryer and Alex Rocco. The series lasted one season. In 1991, Sibbett was cast as status-conscious bombshell Heddy Newman on the Fox sitcom Herman's Head,[2] which quickly gained a cult following on the young broadcast network and lasted four seasons. Beginning in 1994, she played the occasional role of Carol Willick on Friends, a part-time stint that lasted until the end of the show's seventh season in 2001. During her Friends association, Sibbett had regular roles on the short-lived CBS sitcom If Not for You (1995), playing the jilted fiancee of her former Herman's Head co-star Hank Azaria, and in the second season of The WB's Nick Freno: Licensed Teacher (1997-98), playing school headmaster Dr. Katherine Emerson.

She also was in the hit TV show friends as Ross's former lover and the mother of hers and Ross's child Ben. Sibbett has appeared in more than 200 episodes of multiple TV series, including 21 Jump Street and The Nanny. She starred in the 1998 movie Noah alongside Tony Danza and Wallace Shawn as well as in 1998's The Second Arrival, alongside Patrick Muldoon and Michael Sarrazin. She appeared in Dan O'Bannon's 1992 film The Resurrected. She co-starred with Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen in It Takes Two (1995),[3][4] the telefilm, Au Pair (1999).[5][6]

Sibbett has co-produced four documentaries on Braco, a Croatian faith healer, with her company, Wild Aloha Studios, in 2010, 2011 and 2012. The latest, Evolution, was released on August 30, 2013. And produced hundreds of live and live streaming events with Braco, activator Mas Sajady, and most recently internationally renowned conduit Abdy Electriciteh.

Sibbett has been directing theater in Hawaii, (two sold out years of One Billion Rising and Eve Ensler's play The Vagina Monologues at The Kahilu Theatre on Hawaii Island. Sibbett's new play, SHE'ISLAND, co-written by the women of Hawaii Island opens in April 2016, also at the Kahilu Theatre.

Personal life[edit]

In 1992, Sibbett married Karl Fink, a TV writer and producer who worked on the first two seasons of Herman's Head. Fink & Sibbett divorced in January 2016. They have three children.


Year Title Role Notes
1988 Going to the Chapel Jude
1990 Fear Newscaster
1992 The Resurrected Claire Ward
1995 It Takes Two Clarice Kensington
1997 Just in Time Brenda Hyatt
1998 The Second Arrival Bridget Riordan
1999 Au Pair Vivian Berger
1999 Sealed with a Kiss Christina Ethridge
2002 Snow Dogs Nana Voice
2004 A One Time Thing Casey Hill
2005 Buffalo Dreams Blaine Townsend
2006 A Merry Little Christmas Madeline Bridges
2008 Pretty Little Devils Mrs. Whittington
Year Title Role Notes
1987 Santa Barbara Jane Wilson 50 episodes
1988 Cheers Kim Cooperman 1 episode
1989–1990 The Famous Teddy Z Laurie Parr 20 episodes
1991 Quantum Leap Diane Frost 1 episode
1991–1994 Herman's Head Heddy Newman 72 episodes
1995 Matlock A.D.A. Katie Clark 1 episode
1995 If Not for You Melanie 7 episodes
1996 Touched by an Angel Emily Houghton 1 episode
1997 The Nanny Morgan Faulkner/Marcy Feldman 1 episode
1997–1998 Nick Freno: Licensed Teacher Dr. Katherine Emerson 21 episodes
1994–2001 Friends Carol Willick 15 episodes
2001 Sabrina, the Teenage Witch Robin Davis 1 episode
2002 Ally McBeal Beth Herman 1 episode
2006 What About Brian Tracy 1 episode


  1. ^ List of Soap Opera Digest Awards
  2. ^ Tom Jicha (September 7, 1991). "Fox Network Should Hang `Herman`s Head` In Shame". Sun-Sentinel. Retrieved 2013-06-06. 
  3. ^ Hal Hinson (November 17, 1995). "‘It Takes Two’". The Washington Post. Retrieved 2013-06-06. 
  4. ^ Leonard Klady (November 19, 1995). "Review: “It Takes Two”". Variety. Retrieved 2013-06-06. 
  5. ^ "Au Pair (1999)". AllRovi. Retrieved 2013-06-06. 
  6. ^ "Jane Sibbett: Credits". TV Guide. Retrieved 2013-06-06. 

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