Maggie Wheeler AKA Janice from 'Friends' Enjoys Life with Beloved Husband of Almost 30 Years

Rebelander Basilan
Feb 17, 2020
03:00 P.M.
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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.

Maggie Wheeler at Haggerston Park on August 23, 2016 in London, England. | Photo: Getty Images



"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." 

Maggie Wheeler and husband Daniel Borden Wheeler at TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX on April 13, 2016 in Hollywood, California. | Photo: Getty Images



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.



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."


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.