Eve Plumb is an American actress, singer, and painter who rose to fame in the 1970s as Jan Brady on the popular television show “The Brady Bunch.” She has had a long and varied career in show business, both in front of and behind the camera.
Born on April 29, 1958, in Burbank, California, Plumb began her acting career at the age of six. She appeared in numerous television commercials before landing her breakout role as Jan Brady on “The Brady Bunch” in 1969. The show became an instant hit and ran for five seasons until 1974, earning Plumb a legion of fans and securing her place in television history.
After “The Brady Bunch” ended, Plumb continued to work in television, making guest appearances on shows like “The Love Boat,” “Fantasy Island,” and “Murder, She Wrote.” She also appeared in several made-for-TV movies, including “Dawn: Portrait of a Teenage Runaway” (1976), “Little Women” (1978), and “The Night the Bridge Fell Down” (1983).
In addition to her work in television, Plumb has also had success on the stage. She made her Broadway debut in 1989 in the play “Same Time, Next Year” and has appeared in numerous regional productions, including “The Vagina Monologues” and “Love, Loss, and What I Wore.”
Despite her success in acting, Plumb has also pursued other interests over the years. She is a skilled painter and has had her work exhibited in galleries across the country. She also released a country album in 1977, titled “Dawn.”
In recent years, Plumb has continued to work in both acting and painting. She has made guest appearances on shows like “Law & Order: SVU” and “Blue Bloods,” and has also had roles in independent films such as “Blue Ruin” (2013) and “The Pathological Optimist” (2017). Plumb has also continued to paint, focusing on still lifes and landscapes in her artwork.
One notable aspect of Plumb’s life after “The Brady Bunch” was her decision to distance herself from the show and its cast members. She declined to participate in several reunion projects and was reportedly unhappy with the way her character was portrayed on the show. However, in recent years, she has made peace with her “Brady Bunch” past and has participated in some reunion events.
Overall, Eve Plumb has had a long and successful career in show business, with a varied body of work that spans television, film, stage, music, and art. While she will always be remembered for her role as Jan Brady on “The Brady Bunch,” she has continued to prove herself as a talented and versatile performer.