Nancy McKeon

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Nancy McKeon
Birth name Nancy Justine McKeon
Born April 4, 1966 in Westbury, New York, USA
Notable Roles
Notable Episodes



Starring Roles

Series Role Year(s) Season(s)
The Facts of Life Jo Polniaczek 1980–1988 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Can't Hurry Love Annie O'Donnell 1995–1996 1
Style and Substance Jane Sokol 1998 1
The Division Inspector Jinny Exstead 2001–2004 1 2 3 4

Guest Starring Roles

Series Role Episode Airdate
Starsky & Hutch Vikki Mayer 3x07 - The Crying Child October 22, 1977
Alice Girl Orphan 3x09 - Who Ordered the Hot Turkey? November 19, 1978
The Love Boat Penny Barrett 3x12 - Brotherhood of the Sea / Letter to Babycakes / Daddy's Pride November 17, 1979
Alice Kimberly 6x04 - Alice's Halloween Surprise October 25, 1981
Touched by an Angel Rachel Waters 6x03 - The Last Day of the Rest of Your Life October 19, 1999
Without a Trace Gail Sweeney 6x07 - Absalom November 15, 2007

Specials and Made-for-TV Movies

Title Role Airdate Series/Banner
The Facts of Life Goes to Paris Jo Polniaczek September 25, 1982 The Facts of Life
Please Don't Hit Me, Mom Nancy Parks January 19, 1983 ABC Afterschool Specials
Poison Ivy Rhonda Malone February 10, 1985 NBC Sunday Night at the Movies
This Child Is Mine Kimberly Downs November 4, 1985 NBC Monday Night at the Movies
Firefighter Cindy Fralick September 23, 1986 CBS Tuesday Night at the Movies
The Facts of Life Down Under Jo Polniaczek February 15, 1987 The Facts of Life
Strange Voices Nicole Glover October 19, 1987 NBC Monday Night at the Movies
A Cry for Help: The Tracey Thurman Story Tracey Thurman October 2, 1989 NBC Monday Night at the Movies
Baby Snatcher Karen Williams May 3, 1992 CBS Sunday Movie

Awards and Accolades

Young Artist Awards

(3 Wins in 5 Nominations)


  • Younger sister of Philip McKeon
  • Began modeling baby clothes for the Sears & Roebuck catalog when she was 2 years old
  • She and her brother, Philip appeared in over 65 commercials in 7 years
  • Married her husband, Marc Andrus in June 2003; they have two daughters: Aurora and Harlow
  • Was considered for the part of Monica Geller on "Friends"; the role eventually went to Courteney Cox.