Jane Krakowski in New York City

Posted on January 29, 2014

Okay, Jane wins.



Jane Krakowski and son Bennett Godley seen out and about in West Village, New York City.


She wins the prize for looking like an advertisement while walking down the street. Lots of celebs would kill for a candid shot that looks this good. And the irony is, she’s not even dressed up. It’s just that she looks so breezy and happy, plus the outfit manages to be both mom-practical and TV star-cute at the same time. And besides, Mama’s L’il Red-Cheeked Accessory is such an adorable camera hog that there’s no way we can look at these pictures and not give them a thumbs up. The height of Winter Mommy Chic.

We also love that there’s none of this Jennifer Garner-esque bullshit of “Please respect the privacy of my children as I parade them in front of paparazzi every single day.”  Jane clearly loves the way she looks at the moment and doesn’t mind at all if some pap wants to take a shot. It’s damn refreshing.







[Photo Credit: PacificCoastNews]

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  • Hallie

    Jenna Maroney needs her own spin-off. Jane was robbed every year she was up for an award for playing Jenna, one of the most underrated female sitcom characters of all time.

    • ewes_urn_aim

      Amen, amen, amen!
      “Jenna is blonde as the sunrise. Hot as the sun. Bright as the shining sun. Jenna is listening. Listening like the Sun In The Sky!!!”

    • It’s hard to imagine what the show would have been like had they stuck with the original casting of Rachel Dratch as Jenna. I think Dratch is a very funny actress but it certainly would have been a radically different direction for the character.

      • twigg

        I didn’t know Rachel was supposed to be Jenna. Rachel is funny, but she’s more dry sarcasm and I don’t think that would have worked well with Tracy Morgan’s energy.

    • More Amens from me. You said it sister. And she looks fantastic here. As if she knew she would be on cam-ar-ah.

      • Hallie

        Good side for cam-ar-ah!

  • ballerinawithagun

    Jane definitely wins!

  • Sam Smith

    I didn’t even know she had a son, I’m coveting that bag.

    • I’m worried stuff is about to fall out of it. :/

      I’m a big zipper person when it comes to handbags.. 🙂

      I’d love to see what shoes she has on!

    • Anna

      Same. That wins for being the chicest baby bag and purse.

    • Courtenay P

      It looks like it’s a Mansur Gavriel bucket bag.

      • mommyca


    • megohd

      I love that she has a zippy cup peeking out of it!

    • Musicologie

      She was pregnant during the run of 30Rock, and they mostly filmed around it. There was an episode where Jenna had a hysterical pregnancy–that allowed them to show Jane’s actual pregnant body.

  • Alyssa_T_Robot

    i love her! she is super underrated. the woman is funny and she can really sing and dance!

    • KinoEye

      She’s something else. One of my favorite moments on 30 Rock is when Liz hires the new female comedian, who turns out to be a bit of a bimbo. When Jenna sees her for the first time, she slaps Liz and hisses “What is THAT?” It’s a perfect reaction for her character to have — another blonde comedian on the show, aka the end of the world for Jenna — and she just nails the delivery. Cracks me up every time.

  • Ragnarockette

    She looks like she’s performing and I love it. You’re a celebrity – you can be “off” when we say you can be off.

    • marlie

      I respectfully disagree. A celebrity deserves to be off the clock when they’re going to the supermarket, or dropping off/picking up their kids from school, or going to get coffee. It’s the nature of the industry that they’re still going to have paparazzi following them around when they do so, but I don’t agree that their celebrity status means that they don’t have the right to decide to be “off” when they want to be.

      • Ragnarockette

        I was joking. I agree with you.

        • marlie

          Bad life-to-internet-translation. Happens to us all!

  • Anna

    Cutest thing ever. I love both of their outfits actually.

  • MilaXX

    Adorable, both of them.

  • Ann VerWiebe

    I just love the fact that they look like they’re wearing real clothes and she’s not in the show bag a day club.

  • sagecreek

    My God, does that woman never age?!

    • TAGinMO

      It’s almost as if she’s aging backwards. She’s looked particularly good in recent pictures and that OJ commercial she’s in. Can’t tell if it’s a new ‘do, lost a bit of weight, better clothes, or some combination thereof, but whatever it is, it’s working for her.

      • megohd

        I love her hair.

    • She looks so much better now than she did in Ally McBeal.

  • pookiesmom

    I want to be her friend. This is ADORABLE.

  • rkdgal

    The latest Tropicana ads really have me jonesing NOT for OJ, but for a project with Jane and Judy Greer. How great would they be together on a series?!

    • Shawn EH

      If only those two could find the writing to equal their talent.

    • DesertDweller79

      Seriously. I think Judy Greer just got cast in a pilot. Someone get Krakowski on that show!

      • sagecreek

        I love Judy Greer. I hope it’s a good pilot and not another doomed sitcom.

  • KinoEye

    Awwwww. This makes me so happy. She was brilliant as Jenna — she’s on par with Tina Fey in regards to absolutely flawless line delivery — and I hope she never disappears. She and her baby boy look too adorable, and happy. Fantastic candid shot — if it were me, I’d want a copy! Also, love her son’s hat and would wear it myself.

  • SugarSnap108

    If she was wearing a sack, she’d still win for holding an adorable child aloft.

  • marlie

    They both look adorable!

  • Shawn EH

    That one has gotten “breezily walking around NYC” down to a science. I saw her walk by the Whitney Museum once when I was visiting; she’s a PhD at promenades.

  • RussellH88


    • charlotte

      Her whole life is thunder.

  • GorgeousThings

    So cute!!!!

  • nannypoo

    She always seems like she would be a lot of fun. She looks really cute here.

  • Judy_J

    ….and a perfect manicure! She’s got it DOWN!

  • Lizzy

    Love. Love his hat. Love her bag (which looks like it’s actually carrying stuff they need… unlike single young girl starlets with bags 6 times their size that I can’t IMAGINE what in the world they are carrying in there) Love her jacket and jeans and his cheeks and her smile! SO NORMAL!!!!

  • jw_ny

    Jane is looking good! A cute mommy/son candid photo.

    (but Jane…where are the mittens?)

  • Joanna

    I love that her bag looks like it actually has stuff in it (and a substantial amount of stuff, at that!)

    • Sue_Asponte

      Agreed, and I want that bag! Looks like the perfect size, with the top open so you can dig into it with one hand while holding the kid with the other.

      • Lilithcat

        I require bags with zippers or some other form of closure, but then I’m not carrying sippy cups and baby wipes! This is a good-looking, yet practical-for-mom, bag.

  • Sarah

    He has Mama’s eyes. So cute! Love her scarf.

  • Melissa Brogan

    Damn she’s cute. And surprisingly mommy chic.

  • stubbornthoughts

    You leave Jen Garner out of this! And Jane looks fabulous, love that smile!

    • IMNAngryLiberal

      Roger that .. I don’t consider taking your child to school, or the park, or out for an ice cream cone to be “parading them in front of the paparazzi”. Were I a celeb mama and did I own a gun (neither of which are true–lucky for paps), there would be a sudden rash of “camera rage” shootings.

      • She and her publicist play the paps like a fiddle. She’s followed around and photographed CONSTANTLY. Unless you’re an international superstar or going through a major scandal, the paps aren’t going to literally follow you around from place to place all day, every day unless there’s some setting up and scheduling going on.

        • Erica_Vuitton

          Check out Kristen Bell’s twitter re: this topic. She has been going off for two days about how she won’t do ANY press with media outlets that show pics of her baby daughter. She claims celebrity kids “grow up with that [being followed by paps] being normal and absolutely suffer from psychological damage”. Her boycott includes E!, USWeekly, People, & ABC News among other online only gossip sites. I’ll be VERY interested to see how she handles press for her upcoming season of House of Lies & movie Veronica Mars. I thought California just put new laws into effect about this?

          • lundibleu

            I love Kristen’s attitude to it, though like you I’m interested to see how it goes with the movie coming out. She has been able to promote House of Lies by other channels recently though.

          • Erica_Vuitton

            I don’t think she’ll be able to stick to it during the movie junket. What is she going to do? Sit there silent? Leave the room? Do no promo for a movie that your FANS paid for? I doubt it. And really… her kid has been photographed twice. TWICE. Compared to other celebs, that’s nothing. It makes me think about Kim K, the biggest fame whore out there. The ONLY pics we’ve seen of her daughter are pics she’s shared herself. If Kim K can do it, Kristen Bell can too.

      • lundibleu

        I tend to agree, but Jen does seem to get caught in an AWFUL lot of coincidences if there’s no publicist input there.

      • Heidi Maier

        I agree. How is Jen Garner taking her children to school, or after-school activities, or shopping any different to Jane Krakowski crossing the street with her kid? Jennifer Garner is just going about her life with her kids. It’s not her fault the scum suckers that are paparazzi photographers follow her everywhere. She doesn’t encourage them and has every right to shoot them a dirty look in an (albeit fruitless) attempt to discourage them. She seems like one of the most down to earth “celebrities” to me, frankly. She just goes about her life. She has no control on whether photographers trail her or not, sadly.

  • ailujailuj

    She’s awesome. Have loved her ever since Ally McBeal.

    I’ve always assumed the ““Please respect the privacy of my children as I parade them in front of paparazzi every single day-Bullshit.” was because the celebs themselves, spouting that mantra, get less harassment when they attach the kids to the hip – whilst running about town in their normal girl costume rather than their celeb costume. I have put way too much thought into this but my frequent just-plain-who-the-fuck-cares-how-I-look-I’m-going-out-for-a-damn-chai-soy-latte-and-cinnamon-from-starbucks-motherfucker days were deconstructed like we do here, I’d prolly follow suit. I’d make a terrible celeb.

    • Qitkat

      Me too. I didn’t know Jane had any children. I love how happy and normal she looks here, but if this is her only child, it is different for Jennifer Garner, who has been dealing with the children/paparazzi issue for many more years. It must be so wearing after a while. And different people respond differently to the attention. Kids didn’t sign up to be famous, so they are truly caught in the middle. It may be a safety/endangerment issue too. Even though I enjoy seeing pictures like this, I can understand the other side.

      • lundibleu

        I knew Jane had at least one, I can remember some fantastic hits and a couple of terrible misses with pregnancy frocks when she was expecting. She still looked fantastic most of the time then too.

    • alyce1213

      I had to come back to say that National Lampoon’s Vacation was on TV tonight. Jane played Cousin Vicki, 4H girl with pot. I think it was her first movie – 1983 – so funny.

      • ailujailuj

        Had forgotten that!!! How funny.

  • mommyca

    Love the purse!!! I’d love to know the brand.

    • carnush

      It looks like a Mansur Gavriel bucket bag. I would kill for one.

      • mommyca

        thank you for the info! I’m gonna look it up… (I bet it’s expensive 🙂

    • Qitkat

      $460. Not as outrageous as many others.

  • Dan_In_NYC

    She wins at life. LUV HUH.

  • Lilithcat

    Cutest couple!

    But, criminy, it’s been cold in NYC! Put on some gloves!

    • marlie

      My hands are cold just looking at her. I left my gloves in the car last night, and my hands still haven’t forgiven me for the 2-block walk to the car in the cold this morning.

  • Annaline39


  • BethR52

    Okay, where are the gloves/mittens? It’s darn cold on the east coast.

  • Aidan B

    Seriously adorable.

  • MoHub

    Her hands must be freezing!

    • LJCdoc

      That baby’s hands must be freezing.

    • mjude

      when you have been in the polar vortex which I am quite over, it can be 20 degrees & the gloves come off cause your body is so use to being in the cold.

      • MoHub

        I’m still plenty cold. Looking at 50s this weekend and thinking it’s tropical.

        • Lilithcat

          Well, I’m all excited because we’re supposed to have a heat wave here in Chicago tomorrow. Yes, folks, depending on which forecast you read, it may actually get above freezing! But, of course, snow.

          • mjude

            its 36 here & on my lunch hour I had the window down in my car 🙂 hang in the lilithcat.

          • KateShouldBeWorking

            Rub it in, why don’t ya? At 18, today’s the “nice” day of the week in Minneapolis and I’ve been steeling myself to go deal with my driveway all day.

  • Krysta

    Whaaaaat is that bag, I want it!

  • Musicologie

    Jenna was the walking embodiment/satire of your book. It doesn’t surprise me that her actress would know how to play the game to win.

    Seriously, though, it’s great to see her so happy. There’s nothing but positivity in that image.

  • But… but… I want to know what shoes she’s wearing. C’mon, PacificCoastNews.

    • Me too! 🙂

      Will this be something we forever have to imagine? Will this mystery never be solved?

  • Looks like she had her hair done professionally for something earlier and it stayed put. She looks fabulous and baby is adorable. I can’t wait to see Jane in a new project soon. She’s terrific.

  • Saturnine

    She was on Modern Family recently, and every time she was on screen, she was just luminous. Even next to Sofia Vergara’s more obvious glamour, she was the more stunning of the two.

  • Aw.

  • AutumnInNY

    Win! Both look warm, comfy, adorable.

  • allcapsERINN


  • Violina23

    Her hair is too friggin’ perfect. Mine is tied back into a haphazardly-done braid so that my 7 month old can stop yanking it… which she still REACHES BEHIND MY HEAD to do.

    I bitch because I’m jealous…. LOL

    • Musicologie

      I have a six-month-old, and my hair’s been bunned up for the past three months. I thought I could get away with a braid on Sunday, but he found it and put it in a death grip. I’m right there with you.

  • Therese Bohn

    Aww! Sweet! Both of em!

  • Fred Vaughn


  • bitchybitchybitchy

    A pleasure to see a happy mom with her adorable tot-that smile says it all!