Sunday, March 11, 2012

30 Rock- Relatives of Main Characters

Angie Jordan

Angie Jordan (Sherri Shepherd—Sharon Wilkins in "Jack the Writer") has been Tracy Jordan's wife since August 30, 1991. They enjoy odd forms of sexual roleplaying. Tracy implied in "Black Tie" that he and Angie have an open marriage, but Angie is less than happy with her husband's extramarital escapades (which are later revealed as stories to boost Tracy's image). She threw Tracy out of their house in "SeinfeldVision", reconciling with him in "Jack Gets in the Game". A domineering, bombastic person, she is demanding of her husband (financially and sexually). Like Tracy, Angie addresses Liz by her full name. She is rude to Liz, nearly attacking her (after Liz stops trying to appease her) and ordering her off the set. In "Mrs. Donaghy" Angie stars in her own Bravo reality program, Queen of Jordan (which figured prominently during the rest of season five, due to Tracy's medical leave).

For her initial appearance in "Jack the Writer" (a non-speaking cameo appearance), she was played by Sharon Wilkins. In all subsequent episodes (beginning with "Up All Night"), she is portrayed by Sherri Shepherd and has a more substantial role.

Colleen Donaghy

Colleen Donaghy (née Murphy) (Elaine Stritch) is Jack's overbearing, demanding mother. He generally wants nothing to do with her although deep down, he loves her. Colleen first appeared in season 1, episode 21; she is critical of Jack's abilities, and hesitant to show him affection. In season 3, episode 20, Colleen reveals that her ex-husband (Jim Donaghy) left her in 1957 and returned in 1959. Jack was conceived in 1958, so Jim is not Jack's father.

Milton Greene

Milton Greene (Alan Alda) is Jack's biological father, a liberal college professor from Vermont who was introduced during the season-three episode "Mama Mia" (Jack already knew that Jimmy Donaghy was not his birth father).

Tracy Jr.

Tracy Jr. (Bobb'e J. Thompson) is the combative son of Tracy and Angie Jordan. The Jordans have another son (George Foreman Jordan), who has yet to speak on the show.

Verna Maroney

Verna Maroney (Jan Hooks) is Jenna's mother. A quintessential stage mother, she manipulates Jenna into forgiving her so she can pitch a reality show to Jack. Jack bribes Verna to pretend to be a caring mother; the act works, thrilling Jenna. She was spurned by her husband, Werner (a burger-server in Santa Barbara), for a curly-haired surfer named Roberta; according to Jenna, it hurt her.

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