Jenna Fischer attended Nerinx Hall High School and Truman State University, where she received a B.A. in theater. Now the St. Louis native with the lovable demeanor and gorgeous-girl-next-door looks is Pam Beesly, the clandestinely snarky receptionist on NBC's Emmy-winning mockumentary sitcom The Office
. Not that Fischer's gone all Hollywood on us. She's kept it Midwestern, marrying St. Louis native James Gunn (director of Dawn of the Dead
) and staying satisfied with simple joys (like the Roomba she requested for her birthday). Pam Beesly may have won the annual Dundie award for Whitest Sneakers, but Fischer scores a far higher honor: "Best Local Girl Made Good." Way to represent!