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Jan delivered a baby girl, [[Astrid Levinson|Astrid]], shortly before the season five episode "[[Baby Shower]]." [[Astrid Levinson|Astrid]]'s father is an unknown sperm donor.
 
Jan delivered a baby girl, [[Astrid Levinson|Astrid]], shortly before the season five episode "[[Baby Shower]]." [[Astrid Levinson|Astrid]]'s father is an unknown sperm donor.
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:''A deleted scene implies that, to Jan's horror, the donor might well be [[Kevin]].''
   
 
Jan also appears in episode 1 of season 5, Weight Loss.
 
Jan also appears in episode 1 of season 5, Weight Loss.

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Janet "Jan" Levinson (formerly Jan Levinson-Gould), is a fictional character played by Melora Hardin in the television series The Office. She was VP of Northeastern Sales but is now a candle maker

Season 1:

During the first season Jan and Michael have a traditional boss-employee relationship. Jan is frustrated with Michael's immaturity; Michael in return dislikes Jan because she is demanding and humorless.

Michael refers to her as "Hillary Rodham Clinton", not to her face but quickly stating that he is not afraid of her. During their meeting in "Pilot" a phone call from Todd Packer reveals another nickname - "Godzillary".

Jan appears in "Health Care" where she tells Michael to choose a health care plan for the office, and later berates him for putting Dwight in charge.

Season 2:

Jan Levinson has dropped Gould, and actually likes Michael. She kissed him twice (the parking lot of Chili's in The Client and the elevator in Valentine's Day). Much of the office discovers this, however, leading to conflict between Jan and Michael. Jan is always very clear that the two are not in a relationship, but Michael never seems to understand this. She also shows interest in Michael when she drives to Scranton for Casino Night.

Season 3:

At the beginning of the third season, Jan often gets angry at Michael, such as when she yells at Michael for holding Movie Monday (The Coup). As Dwight puts it, 'ever since Michael dumped Jan, she's been bitching out on him.' After Michael breaks up with Carol in A Benihana Christmas, Jan is invited by him to go with him to Sandals, Jamaica, which she agrees to. In Back From Vacation, it is revealed that the two had sex several times. In Cocktails, the two become an official couple. However, the two break up in Women's Appreciation, after the women of the office discover that he is unhappy when he is with her. In The Job, Jan got a breast augmentation, which led Michael to get back together with her, in spite of the fact that the women were urging him not to get back together. She was fired for being extremely unstable. Her boss said she would smoke in her office all day, took too many days off without explanation, and took too many trips to Scranton. After Michael told her they were going to fire her, she cursed at her boss on the way out the door. She then moved in with Michael.

Season 4:

Jan has moved in with Michael. Her insanity has grown, as she recklessly spends his money and sleeps at home all day. She has, however, started her own company, a candle business called Serenity by Jan. Michael and Jan break up in Dinner Party after a large argument culminating with Jan throwing one of Michael's Dundies at his television. Jan then presumably moves out of Michael's house, living somewhere else. In Goodbye Toby, she reveals to Michael that she is pregnant, however, she got inseminated at a local sperm bank.

Season 5

Jan's only appearances in Season 5 is during episode 3 "Baby Shower" and episode 1, "Weight Loss". She makes a trip into the office for her new baby Astrid's baby shower. Michael and all the other office employees are surprised that Jan has already had the baby without anyone knowing. Most of the baby shower's games are based around the idea that Astrid was not born yet. She says to Kevin that her candle company is 'kicking ass and taking names,' although this statement is debatable due to the apparently terrible smell of her candles (Dinner Party). In a deleted scene in Stress Relief, she tells Michael that he ruined her life and goes on to belittle him (in a pretty cruel manner) over a phone, but it is still not known where she "is." Also, in Employee Transfer, Michael tells Holly that he hates Jan.

Season 6

Melora Hardin has said that she is going to come back this season as a guest star, however, she has not appeared as of The Banker.

Family

Jan has a sister in Scottsdale, Arizona. She often uses her as an excuse for her various unexplained absences such as going to Jamaica with Michael (Back From Vacation*).

Jan admits (Cocktails*) to being overly litigious with her family. Her family will not talk to her "on advice of counsel." (Money).

Jan delivered a baby girl, Astrid, shortly before the season five episode "Baby Shower." Astrid's father is an unknown sperm donor.

A deleted scene implies that, to Jan's horror, the donor might well be Kevin.

Jan also appears in episode 1 of season 5, Weight Loss.

Relationship Status

  • Married (Pilot - The Client) 13 Episodes
  • Divorced/Single (The Client - A Benihana Christmas) 26 Episodes
  • Dating Michael (A Benihana Christmas - Women's Appreciation) 11 Episodes
  • Single (Women's Appreciation - The Job) 3 Episodes
  • Dating Michael (The Job - Dinner Party) 9 Episodes
  • Single (Dinner Party - ) ? Episodes

Trivia

  • Jan worked for corporate until season 4.
  • After leaving Dunder-Mifflin, Jan took up Candlemaking, and launched a line of homemade candles called "Serenity by Jan", which reportedly smell awful.

Appearances

* deleted scene.


Characters of The Office

Main characters

Michael Scott | Dwight Schrute | Jim Halpert | Pam Beesly | Ryan Howard | Andy Bernard | Kevin Malone | Stanley Hudson | Angela Martin | Phyllis Vance | Meredith Palmer | Creed Bratton | Oscar Martinez | Kelly Kapoor | Toby Flenderson | Darryl Philbin | Erin Hannon | Gabe Lewis

Other characters

Jan Levinson | David Wallace | Nellie Bertram | Roy Anderson | Karen Filippelli | Robert California | Bob Vance | Hank Tate | Pete Miller | Clark Green | Nate Nickerson | Holly Flax | Todd Packer | Robert Lipton | Glenn | Mose Schrute | Cathy Simms

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