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Best Local Girl Made Good 

Jenna Fischer

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 Slither) 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!

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