Jane Frances Kaczmarek (/kæzˈmærək/; born December 21, 1955) is an American actress. She is best known for playing the character of Lois on the television series Malcolm in the Middle (2000–06). Kaczmarek reprised her role as Lois in an "alternate ending" featurette on the Breaking Bad DVD/Blu-ray box set that was released on November 26, 2013. Kaczmarek is a three-time Golden Globe and seven-time Emmy Award nominee.


On "Whitney" she portrayed Whitney's mother Candi in 3 episodes.