Maggie Wheeler AKA Janice from 'Friends' Enjoys Life with Beloved Husband of Almost 30 Years
Maggie Wheeler, best known for her role as Janice on the hit sitcom "Friends," married sculptor Daniel Borden Wheeler in 1990, and their relationship remains strong to this day.
Maggie and Daniel tied the knot at Mattei's Tavern in Los Olivos, California. They have two children — daughters Juno and Gemma.
Juno, who is a Masters Student at the NYU Silver School of Social Work, often shares photos on Instagram, including snaps of her parents.
"FULL of gratitude for these two people," she captioned a photo of her parents. "My parents, who have spent almost 30 years cultivating the most honest, open, beautiful love I've ever seen."
In another photo, she said that Maggie and Daniel's partnership was legendary. Juno added, "Happy 29th anniversary to the magical people who made me."
As reported by Republic, Maggie shot to stardom when she was picked to star as Janice on the popular sitcom "Friends."
Her role was as the on-and-off girlfriend of Chandler Bing, played by actor Matthew Perry, who was the co-creator, co-writer, executive producer, and star of the sitcom "Mr. Sunshine."
Even though she was never officially considered a part of the main cast, she still gained a lot of fans. It's hard to forget her signature nasal tone and infamous laugh.
Maggie added that she has been on a roller coaster as an actress throughout her whole career.
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FULL of gratitude for these two people. My parents, who have spent almost 30 years cultivating the most honest, open, beautiful love I’ve ever seen. Two people, different in so many ways, but accepting of each other’s hearts then and now. I’m so lucky to have grown up as a product of this love, I am still so lucky to feel it every day. Thank you for teaching me how to be. I love you both with all of me.
OTHER NOTABLE WORKS
According to Nicki Swift, Maggie earned 70 on-screen credits on "Friends." Her more notable works throughout the '90s and early 2000s are "Everybody Loves Raymond," "Ellen," and "The Parent Trap."
Maggie, who was born and raised in New York City, also appeared on shows like "Will & Grace," "Californication," "Maron," and "Holiday Hostage."
In a 2016 interview with the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, the acclaimed actress talked about the longevity of her career.
"Being a professional actress is akin to being a professional gambler," she said. "I love my acting work, but I don't have any control over how often I work."
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On our last night here this summer I am feeling really grateful to have a place to come back to every year to reconnect with my family who I love more than anything in the world. I am also really grateful to have parents who have taught gem and I to love each other, and show up for each other no matter what. They’ve taught us to know that our sisterhood is a gift because at the end of the day after all of the annoying moments and sibling arguments, no matter who comes in and out of our lives the same forever runs through our veins. Remember to hug your siblings if you have them, tell them you love them, thank them for the lessons their existence teaches you even when those lessons are hard. I adore you G and I always always will.
Maggie added that she has been on a roller coaster as an actress throughout her whole career. She and her husband, Daniel, are known to keep their relationship out of the limelight.
However, during the interview, she shared a rare glimpse into their marriage. According to her, as a couple, she and Daniel are both involved and invested in creating spaces for people to express themselves.
As reported by The New York Times, Maggie graduated from the Calhoun School and attended Sarah Lawrence College.
She is the daughter of Barbara, a writer, and John Jakobson, a member of the New York Stock Exchange.