Born on June 16, 1955
From Carbondale, Illinois
Laurie Metcalf as "Dr. Jenna James"
Based on the BBC series of the same name, "Getting On" follows the daily lives of overworked nurses and doctors attending to the needs of elderly female patients at Mt. Palms Hospital in Long Beach, Calif. Even as they attempt to serve their charges in a rundown extended-care wing of a hospital mired in red tape, the staff members deal with life's complications and conflicting agendas, both professional and personal. The ragtag crew includes Dr. Jenna James, whose dreams of becoming a famous medical researcher died at Mt. Palms; Nurse Dawn, who might excel at her job if she didn't obsess over finding a boyfriend; Nurse DiDi, an example of how one's easy rapport with patients should inspire co-workers but doesn't; and Patsy De La Serda, a supervising nurse of ambiguous sexuality.
|Emmy (Primetime) (2016)||Nominated||Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series|