Who Is Nancy McKeon?
Nancy McKeon is an actress whose big break came in 1980 when she was cast as Jo Polnaiczek in The Facts of Life, a hit sitcom about a girls boarding school. The show lasted for eight years. Afterward, McKeon continued to act in TV shows like The Division and Sonny with a Chance.
McKeon was born on April 4, 1966, in Westbury, New York. The daughter of a travel agent, McKeon and her brother, Philip, grew up in the entertainment industry. McKeon started making commercials at the age of 2, followed by guest appearances on such soap operas as Another World, before moving to California in the mid-1970s.
McKeon and her family relocated to Los Angeles for her brother’s career. He had landed a leading role in the sitcom Alice starring Linda Lavin. Lavin played the title character, a widowed single mother who works as a waitress in a diner. Philip McKeon played her son, Tommy. While her brother starred in a hit comedy, McKeon landed guest spots on such shows as Starsky and Hutch and The Love Boat.