She began taking ballet class at the age of five and became a classically trained ballet dancer. Elfman began her professional career as a dancer. She appeared in the music video for "Halo", a song by Depeche Mode. She also danced in the video for Chris Isaak's single " Somebody's Crying ". She was in a number of national television commercials. Her first television program role was on the short-lived American sitcom called Townies. Elfman met her husband, actor Bodhi Elfman , at a Sprite commercial audition in February
However, a foray into acting brought with it new opportunities and Elfman found work in various television shows before being cast in a bit role in Grosse Point Blank in The same year, she won the role of Dharma in Dharma and Greg and was soon being touted as one of the most exciting new actors on television. Elfman would also continue to find success on the small screen on shows like Courting Alex and Accidentally on Purpose. If Elfman's last name sounds familiar, it's probably because she is related to Danny Elfman, composer of soundtracks ranging from The Simpsons to Good Will Hunting. The composer is uncle to Bodhi Elfman, whom Jenna Elfman married in
Her first leading role was in the short-lived ABC sitcom Townies in , before making her film debut in the comedy Grosse Pointe Blank. Later, she went to star in the films Krippendorf's Tribe , Dr. Elfman made her return to series television with a leading role in the CBS sitcom Courting Alex in , it was cancelled after one season.