Jane Leeves (born 18 April 1961) is an English actress, producer, comedian, singer, and dancer. Leeves made her screen debut with a small role in 1983 on British comedy television show The Benny Hill Show, and appeared as a dancer in Monty Python's The Meaning of Life. She moved to the United States, where she performed in small roles. In 1986–1988, she garnered her first leading role in the short-lived sitcom Throb, and then secured a recurring part in the television sitcom Murphy Brown. In 1993, Leeves achieved wider fame as Daphne Moon on the television sitcom Frasier from 1993 until 2004, for which she was nominated for Emmy Awards and Golden Globe Awards. She received further recognition for roles in films such as Miracle on 34th Street (1994), James and the Giant Peach (1996), Music of the Heart (1999), and The Event (2003). Leeves has worked in television production, but returned to acting in June 2010, as Joy Scroggs on TV Land's sitcom Hot in Cleveland.